The Team Behind Bare’s Paint and Bodyworks

Founded in 2003, Bare’s Paint & Bodyworks is locally owned and operated and has become a staple in the Williams Lake community. We are proficient in providing custom auto body paint, refinishing, auto repairs and services to our customers in Cariboo, Cariboo-Chilcotin and North Central Coast. With over 25 years of industry experience under his belt, Barry ‘Bare’ Hanson - our co-founder - decided to follow his passion and strike out on his own with the support of his wife, Carol.

Our Team

Owners Barry and Carol work as a team, with Carol looking after the front end and Barry taking care of the shop. Barry is a Certified Body Man, Certified Painter, Certified Mechanic and Certified Motor Vehicle Inspector. Barry has more than 30 years of experience and works alongside his team of Red Seal-Certified Painters, Body Men and Preppers.


Learn more about our story and business! Check out our feature article in the Cariboo Advisor about our 10th year anniversary.

white convertible
man standing by a car after painting

An interesting incident which we fondly recall is that during this time, Barry was filming a show and met the painter Charlie who was part of the film set. Barry and Carol love to get exposure and knowledge about their fields so they can constantly reinvent and improve their services. This is one of the reasons why they try to never miss a chance to visit the SEMA Show.

Barry with Chip Foose
Barry with another professional at SEMA
Barry with an auto expert
woman talking to a man at Skyjacker

Have a look at some specialty auto body work that Bare is passionate about at the SEMA Show.

Green American Muscle car
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Overhauled Chevrolet
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Muscle car with supercharger
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Front view of a muscle car with supercharger
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Bike paint work
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car with scissor doors
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SEMA auto show
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View of a fully overhauled car
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Car with a bike painted in same color
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team smoothing the car before sending it to painting
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Car with a yellow paint
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New tire rims
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Dependable Auto Services

Locally Owned and Operated 

At Bare’s Paint and Bodyworks, we provide quality auto repair service and help in ICBC claims.

Craft That Speaks for Itself

50 Years of Experience

Our painting jobs are done carefully and give your vehicle a new life.