"I have been Porsche Certified since 2011 and a Porsche Global Brand Ambassidor since 2015. I started out with Baker Motor Company as a sales consultant in 2011, then became the sales manager in 2013. I have a passion for Porsche that began as a child. I truly love coming to work every day, not only to work with the finest sports cars in the world, but also to work with the people who share my passion for Porsche."
Lee's Favorite Porsche:
"My favorite classic Porsche is the 1987 911 Carrera Cabriolet, it was the car I learned to drive in when I was 14. My favorite current Porsche is the Panamera Turbo. There is nothing else on the road that has the same level of performance, comfort and style."
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Hello my name is Ed Hessert. I have just recently relocated back to South Carolina after 20 years. I went to Camden Military Academy and Middleton High School then attended Trident Technical College and College of Charleston. I spent many years in food and beverage. Before relocating to New Jersey spent 25 years in the automotive industry working for some of the most successful auto groups in the north east working my way from detailer all the way up to General Manager. Decided to relocate home to raise my children Katelyn and Edmund and newly married to my beautiful wife Tiffany excited for my new opportunity with Baker Motor Company overseeing use car operations I invite you and introduce yourself to me if you are a current customer of Baker or if I can help you with any of your automotive needs being a new customer be happy to do so glad to be home.
Phone: 843.852.4000 • Email: EHessert@bakermotorcompany.com
Jim has been with Baker Motor Company since 2010
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Thien has been with Baker Motor Company since 2012
Thien's Favorite Porsche:
"The Porsche GT3 is my favorite model of the 911. This vehicle is the embodiment of a true sports car. Rear wheel drive, perfect balance, coupled to a vehicle with telepathic steering makes this car feel as if it were alive! Porsche. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE!!!"
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Scott has been with Baker Motor Company since 2016.
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Lauren has been with Baker Motor Company since 2016
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Victor has been with Baker Motor Company since 2005
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Chance has been with Baker Motor Company since 2002
Chance's Favorite Porsche:
"My favorite is the 993 coupe. It looks tough and is tough. It is also the last Porsche model with an air-cooled engine, which makes it kind of an "end of an era model"."
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Craig has been with Baker Motor Company since 2014
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Christie has been with Baker Motor Company since 2016.
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David Fogle has been with Baker Motor Company since 1999 and has been a registered Porsche technician since 2000. He is responsible for completing exhaustive web based training as well as several instructor led courses every year to maintain his expertise in Porsche vehicles. In 2013 Porsche overhauled their training and certification program and in that same year David was one of only 5 people in South Carolina to be awarded Porsche's highest form of technician certification (Gold).
Mike Shattuck has been a registered Porsche technician since 2000. He is responsible for completing exhaustive web based training as well as several instructor led courses every year to maintain his expertise in Porsche vehicles. In 2013 Porsche overhauled their training and certification program and in that same year Mike was one of only 5 people in South Carolina to be awarded Porsche's highest form of technician certification (Gold).
John Buddin has been a registered Porsche technician since 2002. He is responsible for completing exhaustive web based training as well as several instructor led courses every year to maintain his expertise in Porsche vehicles. In 2013 Porsche overhauled their training and certification program and in that same year John was one of only 5 people in South Carolina to be awarded Porsche's highest form of technician certification (Gold).
Yong's professional automotive career started with being a Sergeant in the US Army serving as a M1 Abrams Tank mechanic. He graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute then completed the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program. Yong joined Baker Motor Company in 2015 as an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician and ASE Certified Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.
Yong's favorite Porsche:
"My favorite Porsche is the 993 Turbo S because the best looking and one of the rarest 911’s."
Nicholas went to Universal Technical Institute for core training in Automotive Technology, then advanced and completed Ford Fact and gained all the Ford Technician credentials. While working for Ford, Nicholas applied for and was accepted into the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP). After completing his training and achieving certification from Porsche, Nicholas joined Baker Motor Company in 2015.
Nicholas's favorite Porsche:
"My favorite Porsche is a 997 GT3 RS because, it has such a track inspired influence and is all around a powerful track machine."
Erik has been with Baker Motor Company since 2016.
Brent has been with Baker Motor Company since 2010
"2017 is my 19th year as part of the Porsche organization. However, my family and I have been part of the Porsche family for over 30 years. I have been a Porsche Club of America member since I was a kid, so my passion for the Porsche marque runs very deep. As a member of a Porsche factory supported race team, I have seen two Grand-Am championships, an American Le Mans Series race win and multiple podiums. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family and racing a 993 RSR that I share with my father. As you can see, for my family and I, there truly is no substitute!"
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Jason has been with Baker Motor Company since 2001
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Andre has been with Baker Motor Company since 2010
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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.
Tommy’s pursuit of education did not simply stop after leaving the Citadel in 1972. In 1988 he was accepted into Harvard Business School’s exclusive Owner/President Management Program, an intensive three-year study of business models and executive education. In 1995, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Charleston.
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 staring out on Morrison Drive in Downtown Charleston with a single dealership, Tommy has since expanded Baker Motor Company to now include Mercedes Benz, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Porsche, Sprinter, Land Rover, Infiniti, Jaguar, Smart Car, Maserati, and a luxury Pre-Owned Center on its main campus on Savannah Highway. Recent additions to his line-up include a second point Mercedes-Benz store east of the Cooper River, Mercedes-Benz of Mt. Pleasant, and Baker Buick GMC Cadillac on Savannah Highway.
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.
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. In 2014, the dealership was named the #1 large dealership in the country on that prestigious list.
Currently, Tommy serves on the board of directors for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Southcoast Bank board, YEScarolina board, the Board of Governors for the College of Charleston. Professionally, he has served as Chairman for the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board and the Advisory Dealer Board for Infiniti. Beyond his many charitable endeavors, Mr. Baker retired as a professor in May 2013 from the College of Charleston, where he taught a senior level entrepreneurial class for 22 years.
Tommy currently resides on Sullivan’s Island, SC with his wife, Vickie, of 32 years. They have three grown children, Cassie, Katie & Harrison, two grandchildren, Baker & Jay with two on the way in September. He is an avid runner, and most recently took up the challenging sport of paddle boarding. Tommy also enjoys time on his yacht and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.