Boyden & Perron Garage, Inc. was founded in 1956 by Ted Boyden and Ed Perron to provide reliable automotive repairs and sell gasoline. Together they earned a reputation for being good mechanics who had honesty and integrity in their repair business. During the 1950``s, the new modern convenience of motorized `power` lawn mowers were becoming popular and replacing the old fashion `reel` mower. So, by 1962 many of Ted & Ed``s customers were asking if they could also repair a power lawn mower. Ed``s two sons, Don (age 10) and Tom (age 8) would work after school repairing any lawn mowers that might have come in that day. Unbeknownst to Ted and Ed, the seed for the present day Boyden & Perron was planted. Over the years there have been many changes. Ted Boyden retired in 1976; Ed continued the business keeping the name of Boyden & Perron.
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With the help of his wife, Helen, who worked in the office handling sales and bookkeeping, his sons Don, an automotive mechanic and Tom, a small engine mechanic, and Ed''s daughter, Sandy, who later joined the business to help Helen in the office; the business continued to grow. By 1987, Ed discontinued the sale of gasoline and refocused the business on the repair services and sales of outdoor power equipment. The sales of commercial outdoor power equipment to the landscape contractor market was added in 1994. By 1998, Ed and Helen retired from the day to day operations and transferred ownership of the business to their children, Don, Tom and Sandy. In 1999, Boyden & Perron became a certified Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Inspection station.
Boyden & Perron is proud to be a second generation; family owned company and has earned a reputation for offering quality outdoor power equipment products, providing professional, friendly advice and reliable repairs to motor vehicles and small engines. Our automotive division offers general automotive maintenance and repair to foreign and domestic brands of cars, trucks and SUV''s. Our outdoor power equipment division is one of the area''s leading outdoor power equipment dealers offering quality lawn and garden equipment sales, parts and service to homeowners and commercial customers throughout Western Massachusetts. Recently we added 7,000 sq ft of new space to accommodate a larger service shop and warehouse, as well as remodeled our showroom to better serve our customers.