About Us

Baker Motor Company opened its doors in 1988 with its flagship Mercedes-Benz dealership and we haven’t looked back yet. We have continually added more brands to our repertoire and more employees to assist the customers that keep coming back. We are nestled tightly into the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant communities, and we believe in supporting our community. That is why we have always tried to give back. Whether it is donating trees to the area, sponsoring Children’s Hospital events, supporting our local parks, or one of the numerous other local charities and causes that we have been involved with, we are always here to support our community in any way that we can.

At Baker Motor Company we work very hard to give our customers exactly what they want, day in and day out. That means that we have a wide range of new vehicles for you to choose from, and it also means that we have a large inventory of pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles for you to browse through. Your owning experience does not just start and end at the point of sale, and that is why we will be here to service that car of yours when it needs it and provide you with parts and accessories when you want them.


Tommy Baker
Owner and President

Tommy Baker was born in Charleston, South Carolina, close to the banks of the Wando and Cooper Rivers and the historic Charleston peninsula. He attended Moultrie High School, and after distinguishing himself on the baseball fields and the dance floors of the Lowcountry, graduated in 1964. Motivated by a desire to serve his country and the patriotism of many past generations of Charlestonians, Tommy enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation. His service took him far from Charleston, to Okinawa in Japan and finally back home in 1968 where he enrolled at The Citadel, South Carolina’s preeminent Military College.

After spending 25 years as an automobile dealer across the South, Tommy felt it was time to return to his first love, Charleston. Combining his extensive experience with acute business savvy and his one-of-a-kind amicable personality, Tommy founded Baker Motor Company in 1988. After starting out on Morrison Drive in Downtown Charleston with a single dealership, Tommy has since expanded Baker Motor Company to now include various luxury brands, and a luxury Pre-Owned Center on its main campus on Savannah Highway.


Community Involvement

Baker has always prioritized giving back to the Charleston community. He has served as past chair of the MUSC Children’s Hospital, the College of Charleston School of Business, YEScarolina and the Free Enterprise Foundation, a research institution that works in harmony with The Citadel, The College of Charleston and the Medical University. In 2008, Baker Motor Company received the Award for Outstanding Corporation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter. This award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.


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Out of all the awards and accolades Baker Motor Company has received over the years, Mr. Baker is most proud of being named one of Automotive News’ Top 100 Best Dealerships to Work For in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2015, the dealership was named the #1 dealership in the USA and Canada.

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