Phil Dobbins, Sales Manager of Baker Motor Company Mt. Pleasant
Tommy Baker, owner and president of Baker Motor Company in West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Baker Cadillac in Mt. Pleasant announced today that Phil Dobbins has joined the automotive company as sales manager at Baker Motor Company’s Pre-Owned Operation in Mt. Pleasant at 2121 Hwy. 17 North. Dobbins is a 30-year automotive veteran who made the move from Greenville, S.C. in November 2011 to work for Mr. Baker and his reputable automotive team.
“We are honored to have Mr. Dobbins join the Baker Motor Company Family,” said Baker. “His knowledge, experience and amiable personality make him the perfect fit. I have no doubt that he will over deliver the ‘Baker Brand’ of attentive customer service at Baker Motor Company of Mount Pleasant. He’s all about making everyone feel comfortable and at ease with the car buying experience.”
Dobbins’ impressive 30-year career includes the title of Sales Manager at Lexus of Greenville in Greenville, S.C. from 2006 to 2011 where he worked alongside friend and owner of the dealership, Terry Wall. Baker contacted Wall a few months back and without hesitation, Wall recommended Dobbins to Baker.
“This is an exceptional position. The Baker name has an outstanding reputation in the Charleston and the surrounding areas and I am privileged to be a part of this team,” said Dobbins. “Mr. Baker has given me the tools of a great facility and sales team to make their already astounding customer base even stronger.”
Dobbins opened his own dealership, Dobbins Used Cars of Greenville in 1986 where he served as owner and president of the company for over 25 years. In every car he sold he set his business card on the dashboard, including his personal cell phone number to ensure his customers of his assistance whenever they needed him.
Last Christmas Eve around 11:30pm, Dobbins was falling asleep in his chair beside the Christmas tree when the phone rang. A woman who recently purchased a vehicle from him was on her way to visit her grandmother for Christmas, and her car would not start. Dobbins got up and drove over 45 minutes to fix the woman’s car that night. He said, “I will go above and beyond what is expected of me before, during, and after the sale. When a customer purchases a car from us it is not a sales transaction; it is a memorable experience.”
The Greenville native began his automotive career when he was just 13-years-old at Satterfield Used Cars in Mauldin, S.C. He often made trips to Clanton Auto Auction in Darlington, S.C. where he recalled memories of how he became educated in the car business, “When I was thirteen, we would go the Clanton’s Auto Auction and my co-worker and I would bet on how much the cars would sell for. I didn’t know it then, but I was beginning to teach myself the automotive business.”
Dobbins and his wife, Tammy, now reside in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The move was easy for the couple to make as their daughter and son-in-law, Jenna and Matt Daniel and their two grandchildren live in Charleston. Dobbins looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren and serving Charleston residents with superior customer service as Sales Manager of Baker Motor Company’s Pre-owned Operation in Mt. Pleasant.
Baker Motor Company was founded by owner and president Tommy Baker in 1988. The award winning automotive group is comprised of three locations including Baker Motor Company of Charleston, SC a factory authorized Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Infiniti, Range Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, Maybach, Sprinter and smart sales and service provider; Baker Motor Company of Mt. Pleasant, SC offering the finest in pre-owned vehicles; and Baker Cadillac in Mt. Pleasant, SC. For more information on Tommy Baker, Baker Motor Company, or Baker Cadillac, visit www.bakermotorcompany.com or call (843) 852-4000.