Three generations of commitment
Since its creation, “Baker Collision”, has been successful for over 60 years and spanning three generations. This success is built on an unwavering commitment to helping people with a clear purpose to exceed and surpass customer expectations for quality, service, timeliness and process.
During this time, Baker Collision Express has received countless accolades from their peers, customers and the community.
Mervin and Esther Baker founded Baker’s Body Shop in a small rented garage on Snyder Street at the east end of Mansfield.
In 1958, Mervin built i his first new location a 2,400 square foot building.
Mervin and Esther had three children; DeLee Powell, Larry Baker and Marvin Baker.
24 years later
Larry Baker begins working for his Father in the family business.
36 years later
Larry purchased the family business from his Mother and Father and changed the name to Baker’s Collision Repair Specialist Inc.
48 years later
DeLee Powell, the eldest daughter Began managing the day to day activities of the family business with the oversight of her brother and Owner Larry Baker.
51 years later
Larry Baker opens the Facility in Irmo. “Baker Collision Express” introduces new repair methodology that is based on an assembly line and single piece flow. This through put model proves superior to the antiquated commission model that has been prevalent in the industry since its inception. Steve Baker joins his Father’s business in 2007
59 years later
In order to improve the customer experience and meet the increasing demand for our services, Baker’s opened their third shop in Lexington. Abby Baker followed the steps of her father and brother Stephen in the family business.
63 years later
With the experience acquired over the years, Baker Collision Express is expanding again. Baker Collision Express is proud to announce the opening of our third new shop in Columbia at Garners Ferry and Atlas Road.
At Baker Collision we are proud to have One of very best teams in the country. Our people are I-Car Gold Certified in their respective roles. This means they have the highest level of training possible for the jobs they do, to ensure you receive the best possible quality, service and experience.
Meet our team
Irmo – Lexington – Columbia