auto body and collisiion repair

The People Behind the Magic

Bob and Cheryl Anderson opened Anderson's Autobody in 1989. Bob’s family had always worked in the automotive repair industry, so he decided to keep up the family tradition with his own body shop in Ponderay, Idaho.

Today, the business has grown to serve residents and visitors to the Lake Pend Oreille region, three surrounding counties (Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai) and visitors from Montana, Washington and Canada.

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With the influx of younger drivers and families who seek a high quality of life in North Idaho, we have steadily and thoughtfully evolved in the Digital Age with tech-forward auto repairs and virtual communication with insurance, parts and materials vendors, and customers alike.

To minimize an already disruptive situation (“my car is in the shop!), our customer service has expanded to online scheduling, webchat, text messaging, mobile photo uploads, digital video, email and local social media so you can connect with us wherever you are, 24/7, all year long. Look for us on NextDoor, Facebook, Google, Bing, Yelp, LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor – whether your’re a customer, camper or future job candidate!

Your time is valuable, so our team acts as a one-stop-shop across towing, after hour drop offs, and specialty services such as auto glass, tinting, tires and paint protection film (PPF). We also share insurance tips and work directly with your insurance company for your convenience and peace of mind.

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Anderson Team

Meet our Auto Trades and Customer Service Team

When we say “Let’s Get Something Straight” we mean our team will not only straighten out your truck, van, SUV and auto fender benders, but we will be straight with you on the true and full cost of repairs, the real time it will take given auto part global shortages and delays, and practical advice on what is worth fixing and what’s not. If you tell us other stuff that’s bugging you – such as rock chips, sun damage or door dings – get ‘er done while you’re here!

We are your neighbors, community members and friends. So we genuinely aim to keep you as our lifelong partner in your family’s automotive protection, preventative maintenance and repair needs.

  • Dave Fox
    Dave FoxProduction Manager & Autobody Technician

    Dave is our senior-most autobody technician with over 30 years at Anderson’s Autobody. His expert capabilities cover everything from painting to precision frame measuring to body customization and complete rebuilds. Through ongoing training programs, he possesses professional certifications such as Platinum I-Car and S/P2 (Safety & Pollution Prevention Training) and ensures his team maintain the same. Dave works directly with our customers, reviewing damage reports, ordering parts and addressing any hands-on repair that may arise. A native of Sandpoint, Dave grew his automotive career and raised his family in North Idaho. He loves motocross, dirt biking and pontoon boating on Lake Pend Oreille.

  • Cam Srigley
    Cam SrigleyCollision Appraiser and Technician

    Cam joined us in 2020 as the economy had reopened, and demand for highly-skilled estimators, production and tech-savvy CRM (customer relationship management) auto experts were scarce. Cam has worked in high-volume autobody shops such as Artistic Automotive and Fix out of the Okanagan and Vancouver, Canada and Portland, Oregon for 35 years. He is a certified painter by trade and performs paintless dent repair (PDR) and professional detailing. He, his wife and three young children live out at Garfield Bay and love to snow ski, water ski and enjoy lake time.

    Email: cam.srigley@aautobody.com

  • Matthew Haldeman
    Matthew HaldemanCollision Technician (BMW-Certified)

    Matthew is our newest addition to our team. With his individual body and paint certification through the world-renowned BMW STEP Automotive Program, we couldn’t be more thrilled! He was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota and grew his trade mastery in Denver, Portland, Oregon; and Los Angeles where BMWs and other high-end luxury vehicles and other German-engineered vehicles are plentiful!

  • Don Huggins
    Don HugginsCollision Technician

    A native son of Sandpoint, Idaho, Don Huggins is our lead autobody structural repair technician. With 32 years of experience, he is super detailed-oriented and critical of his own repairs – making him critical to Anderson’s and highly-satisfied customers. Don also works well with customer inquiries. With 30 years in the body shop trade, Don is well-versed in handling any job we give him. We feel confident with Don performing auto body repairs for our customers—it’s beneficial to all concerned.

  • JD Champion
    JD ChampionCertified Auto Paint Technician

    We’ve had the honor of employing JD for six of his 30 years as a first-rate auto refinishing and paint technician. His abilities exceed customer expectations for color-matching on the more intensive pearlescent paints used on late model vehicles. His technique for laying down a duplicate finish to match original manufacturing appearance is commendable – to say the least. Whether your vehicle has experienced long-term coating damage or you want a fresh coat on your classic car, JD is your guy! A native

  • Rachel Haase
    Rachel HaasePaint Technician Apprentice

    Rachel is one of the hardest working parents we know, with both a 15 and 3-year-old running around. With the huge increase in auto painting and refinishing since 2000 given the shortage of new vehicles, we welcomed Rachel to assist JD and learn the trade two years ago. She preps all vehicles for paint by removing all the grease, dirt, paint and rust from surfaces, and removes or masks accessories such as chrome and mirrors to protect them from paint. She paints small-size parts and rust-resistant undercoats, caulk and sealers to properly-dried new finishes.

  • Frazia Hawkins
    Frazia HawkinsAuto Detailer & Finish

    If there is one word that describes Frazia, it is CLEAN. Literally, she sets last eyes, hands, and feet on every vehicle that leaves our shop – washing and buffing dozens of vehicles every month and adding protective finishes to your vehicle’s exterior. She also vacuums and deodorizes the interiors. Many of our 5-star customer reviews gush about the “like-new, smell-new” condition of every car that leaves Anderson’s. You can thank Frazia for that. She takes COVID-19 and other safety protocols very seriously using masks, gloves and disinfectants for your safety and hers. We are so lucky to have her.

  • David Rafferty
    David RaffertyCollision Appraiser

    David is meticulous, detail-oriented and loves serving his community – all the things you want in an estimator when taking stock of damage seen and unseen on your vehicle. He’s been with Anderson’s for seven years and not only works with customers on a “true repair cost” but works on ordering parts, materials and the body shop to get you back on the road. He is a husband, father of three grown kids, and grandpa to seven! David grew up and lived San Bernadino, California and worked as an autobody tech for 30 years – half of that also as an appraiser – including Norton air force base. He’s worked in the industry since 1978 – 26 years of which right here in Bonner County!

    Email: david.rafferty@aautobody.com


  • Hillari Contor
    Hillari ContorEstimator & Scheduler

    Hillari is our newest estimator, scheduler and technology whiz. Her organizational skills are impeccable and has been instrumental in driving Anderson’s Autobody more to a “digital first” body shop with every detail of your vehicle’s before/during/after photos, estimates, repair plans, parts and online appointments inputted to our CRM. She keeps all the trains on the track so that our promised completion date is on time or sooner – barring any delays due to auto parts shortages. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Counselling from Boise State University, and returned to her home town of Sandpoint last year. She enjoys hiking, beach camping, and teaching her super intelligent dogs – Bart and Cassie – super human tricks!


    email: hillari.contor@aautobody.com

  • Dale Cole
    Dale ColeShop Maintenance

    After spending more than 30 years on auto parts sales and rental car service, Dale performs routine maintenance and cleans our facilities including the parking area, front lobby and back shop. He also assists with auto cleaning and finishing, office operations, and takes the lead on IT maintenance including computer technology and phone systems.

  • Kim Markstone
    Kim MarkstoneFinance & Accounting

    When it comes to billing and payment – either to the insurance company or you – you need a great finance person who accounts for the time and cost that go into auto repairs – mainly labor, materials and parts, building and equipment. That’s Kim! Her last major role was for Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County as a Finance Specialist in their Energy Conservation Services department. CAPSLO serves 11 counties throughout California, ensuring better lives for people of all social and economic backgrounds. The nationwide non-profit organization fights poverty and lack of opportunity for children, adults, and families. Kim moved to the area in 2019 to be closer to her grandchildren.


    Email: kim.markstone@aautobody.com