“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
Just announced: Out of the top 101 dealerships in the United States and Canada, Baker Motor Company has been ranked the #1 large dealership on Automotive News‘ 2014 Best Dealership to Work For list of dealerships with 100+ employees. We earned the #4 overall spot out of all 101 top dealerships in the United States & Canada. For the second year in a row, Baker Motor Company is the only South Carolina dealer to make the list!
A few of the most notable moments in the article include highlighting our exceptional fitness program for employees that include our on-site personal training and reimbursing employees for gym memberships. You can read the entire story about our physical fitness program HERE on Automotive News or below.
Matthew Scoggins, our Director of Operations, elaborates how Baker Motor Company values employees:
“The company shows its employees that they are valued by recognizing achievement at our company wide employee luncheons, in newsletters and through travel opportunities, tickets to concerts and special events and through one-on-one conversations. During our employee luncheons, key employees are given trophies for their success and a gift card to local restaurants and shopping destinations. The company strongly encourages managers to recognize their employees.”
Owner and principal, Tommy Baker said, “A happy employee equals a happy client. We care immensely about all of our employees and we learn from them every day. We listen to their wants and needs and strive to make the working experience at Baker Motor Company the best around.”
We are so thrilled and humbled to have earned this distinction. Our employees make everyday at Baker Motor Company a joy and we are grateful to each of them.
“In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first.” – Adora Svitak
Presenting the 2015 SL550 White Arrow Edition: a brilliant take on the Mercedes-Benz hardtop roadster in designer Diamond White paint. With a black contrasting roof, Black Nappa Leather Sport Seats and Black Piano Lacquer Wood Trim, the SL550 White Arrow Edition is a sumptuous addition to our impressive roadster quiver.
This sleek car has limited availability, so contact us today at Baker Motor Company for more information.
New Details Emerge About Four New Porsche Carrera Models Coming to Baker Motor Company by End of 2014
Porsche has revealed the second generation of 911 Carrera GTS models. The GTS models are available as coupe and cabriolet versions, with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. These new models bridge the gap between the 911 Carrera S and race track tested 911 GT3. Several technical features heighten dynamic performance and driving pleasure, including the 430 horsepower engine from the Carrera S Powerkit which incorporates the Sport Chrono package and Sport Exhaust. The standard PASM active damper system lowers the ride height by 10 mm compared to the 911 Carrera.
The 911 Carrera GTS sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.0 seconds). Top track speeds for the GTS models range from 187 to 190 miles per hour, depending on drivetrain and transmission.
The exterior of the new GTS models differs significantly from the other Carrera variants. All GTS versions are based on the 911 Carrera 4 body with flared rear wheel arches and a wider track. Also standard are 20-inch center lock wheels, painted in an exclusive gloss black. Special trim elements and tinted Bi-Xenon headlights accentuate the front end, while black trim strips on the customized GTS air intake and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes distinguish the rear of the Carrera GTS models.
These four exciting models will be available at Baker Motor Company by the end of 2014!
Jaguar has released a new campaign outlining the automobile maker’s new emphasis on technology, design, and performance.
The television campaign begins where the predecessor campaign’s TV spot, “Rendezvous,” ends: at the Villains’ lair. The audience is taken inside the Jaguar innovation lab by actor Nicholas Hoult, the “brains behind the villainous operation,” as he showcases the cutting-edge technology of Jaguar vehicles.
As Hoult explains, ‘A villain is only as good as the technology at his fingertips.’ To bring the innovation lab to life and continue raising the bar of automotive advertising to the cinematic caliber that was set with “Rendezvous,” Jaguar worked with premier visual effects production house, The Mill, who incorporated visually compelling CGI effects that highlight the engineering and technology under the hood of the newest Jaguar model lineup, seen throughout the campaign.
To learn more about how Jaguar is right for you, visit Baker Motor Company. We’ll be happy to help!
At the Oktoberfest Autogarten, there will be complimentary German cuisine including mini bratwurst, homemade potato pancakes, mini apple caramel cakes and much more.
You will also have the opportunity to test drive these two arrivals on-site and learn more about these exciting vehicles!