Our Company History

From Humble Beginnings

Doherty’s Garage, Lincoln’s oldest business, was founded in 1905 by Matthew Doherty as a horse and buggy taxi service. Today the business provides daily transportation for the Lincoln Public Schools, Belmont Day School, Minuteman High School, and Solomon Schechter Day School, as well as doing charter trips for numerous schools and organizations throughout New England. While our fleet no longer features horse-drawn carriages, it does include fifteen school buses, two rubbish packers, a recycling truck, and various other small vehicles.

 

The business incorporated in 1958 and moved from its original location at 10 Lewis Street to its current location at 161 Lincoln Rd in 1967. The original building has had several facelifts over the years. In 1978 an upstairs office was added to make room for a small restaurant downstairs. An additional bay was added for bus maintenance in 1981. The office was expanded in 1987 and again in 2001. In September 2012, the back stairway was enclosed, and in 2017 the office underwent construction again to incorporate a new customer waiting room as well as additional office space.

 

In addition to these renovations, October 1978 also saw the opening of the Country Squire, which was operated by the Pappas Family until 1991. The restaurant changed hands two other times between 1992 and 1996 when Harry Kyros moved in and changed the Country Squire to Country Pizza. Country Pizza opened to rave reviews in April 1997 and has been Lincoln’s favorite sub and pizza shop for over 2 decades.

Family Owned For Generations

Throughout the 114-year history of Doherty’s Garage, the Doherty family has run the company. Matthew’s son, Bill, was a fixture at Doherty’s Garage driving and maintaining buses. He was a World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War. When he returned from the war in 1945, he picked up right where he had left off. He worked at the family business with his father as well as a volunteer firefighter at the Lincoln Fire Department. He eventually took the business over with his wife Phyllis. He was known around town for his willingness to help everyone. He truly loved driving the children in Lincoln to school or running the rubbish route!

Family Owned For Generations

Throughout the 114-year history of Doherty’s Garage, the Doherty family has run the company. Matthew’s son, Bill, was a fixture at Doherty’s Garage driving and maintaining buses. He was a World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War. When he returned from the war in 1945, he picked up right where he had left off. He worked at the family business with his father as well as a volunteer firefighter at the Lincoln Fire Department. He eventually took the business over with his wife Phyllis. He was known around town for his willingness to help everyone. He truly loved driving the children in Lincoln to school or running the rubbish route!

Doherty’s Today

Doherty’s is currently the largest rubbish and recycling removal company in the town of Lincoln. The Garage is also a full-service Mobil station with three automotive repair bays, as well as the Massachusetts State Inspection bay. Today, Matthew’s granddaughter, Cindy, runs the bus and rubbish services, while her husband, Dennis runs the repair bays and gas pumps. During the summer Doherty’s buses transport numerous children to and from local day camps. In the summer months, you can also see Matthew’s great-granddaughter, Katie, in the office continuing the family tradition!

Quality Professional Service For Over 100 Years

Doherty’s Garage has been family owned and operated since 1905. We provide expert services from vehicle maintenance and repair to daily school bus transportation for the town of Lincoln and so much more!

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