About Our Facility in Newington, CT | Turnpike Motors Auto Body

About Our Facility in Newington, CT

Who We Are -- Turnpike Motors Auto Body

Factory Certified Collision Repair

Turnpike Motors Auto Body in Newington, Connecticut provides professional auto services for all makes and models, including commercial vehicles. We are the only shop in our state qualified to repair commercial vehicles! Our highly trained automotive professionals boast certifications with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and I-CAR. We are also certified by most major vehicle manufacturers, so our work is OEM approved. Get to know the individuals that make us the most trusted team in our area!

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Doug Fernandez Jr.

Shop Owner

Doug Fernandez Jr. takes on the family business at Turnpike Motors Auto Body after the original owner, his father. In 1969, Doug Fernandez Sr. opened the 7-bay shop with the help of 5 employees. Today, our team of 45 experts proudly provides professional services in 36 vehicle bays!

Feel free to reach out to our staff members with any questions or concerns. We are here to help!

Todd Bristol

Production Manager

Adrian Rodriguez

Assistant Car Production Manager

Melissa Santarsiero

Customer Service Representative

Mike Brough

Customer Service Representative

Sal Castro

Car Repair Planner

Michael Caschetto

Parts Department

Beth Fernandez

Office Manager

Commercial Vehicles

Eric Carpenter

Commercial Repair Coordinator


Turnpike Motors Auto Body was voted one of “Connecticut’s Best Places to Work” in 2012 and nominated again in 2013! We take great care to ensure our employees are equipped and supported with tools and training to provide repairs that meet our standards for quality and accuracy. We welcome diversity of character, race, religion, and age to make our workplace inclusive, supportive, and safe. All of that comes together to create a team that’s more like family than co-workers. Just this year we’ve been presented with both the 2019 West Hartford Chamber Spotlight Award & the Newington Chamber 2019 Special Recognition Award for all the great things we do in the community!