A leader in HVAC/R sales and distribution for over 75 years
Founded in 1945 by Huey and Horace Baker, Baker Distributing Company has been engaged in the sales and distribution of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment, parts and supplies for both residential and commercial HVAC/R applications for over 75 years. We are now a national supplier of HVAC/R and Foodservice products, with over 200 locations in 23 states.
Baker Bros. founded by Horace and Huey Baker
Baker Bros. was founded in 1945 by Horace and Huey Baker to sell refrigeration and air conditioning equipment with a commitment to excellence.
baker bros. goes public
Baker Bros. goes public as computers emerge
Baker Bros. is listed as a public company and our footprint grows to 29 Sales Centers. Our first computer mainframe is setup and POS computers installed in all locations.
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Baker Distributing Company Watsco acquisition
Our company name changes to Baker Distributing Company before being acquired by Watsco Inc.. Our Grandaire Private Label HVAC Equipment line is introduced as our operations expand.
Follow Baker's progression from a small privately owned company to a publicly traded national supplier of HVAC/R and Foodservice products
Huey and Horace purchased Savannah Refrigeration and established Baker Bros.
Horace Baker assumes role as President in 1960.
Paul Stewart was named President. Office established on Roselle Street in Jacksonville, Florida.
Sales center operations expand before celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
baker bros. goes public
Baker becomes a publicly traded company. Our first computer mainframe is installed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Our footprint expands to 75 locations in 8 states. Jack Faulkner is named President following the retirement of Paul Stewart.
Baker grows substantially to 96 stores and becomes a Manitowoc Ice distributor leading to a brand new Foodservice Division.
Terry Kelly is named President and we look forward to our 50th Anniversary.
Baker Distributing Co. celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
Baker Distributing Company and Watsco
Our company name changes to Baker Distributing Company and is acquired by Watsco.
Carole Poindexter is named President as we introduce our private label HVAC equipment under the name of Grandaire.
AL Lendino becomes President as our operations expand.
Our eCommerce platform Bakerdist.com is launched to provide customers with round-the-clock product, sales and ordering options.
Steve Rush named President/CO0 as we expand to 22 states with 210 stores and over 1,000 employees.
Our Contractor Assist Mobile App is launched to provide contractors with all the tools they need on the move.
Matt Roth is named President as Baker Distributing Co. gets ready to celebrate its 75th Anniversary.
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