Get to Know the Bakers
Dusty Baker has been working on go-carts and automobiles since the age of 12. When he was in high school, he took it to the next level with shop class, building a motor for his vehicle and getting ready to head to college upon graduation. Dusty attended and earned his degree from AAI in Arizona, and then went to work at a tune-up shop. In 1981, he married his high school sweetheart, Melony, and the Bakers adventure went from Arizona to Northern California and back home to Oregon.
In 1988, Dusty joined Specialty Automotive in Bend as a technician and rebuilder. However, he soon showed interest and drive to manage the shop, and when the opportunity came, he jumped at the chance to learn the business and eventually buy it. Dusty and Melony became the owners of Specialty Automotive Service & Repairs in 1992. The Bakers are committed to making our shop a place where drivers feel good about bringing their vehicles. They care about the Bend community, and wish to build long lasting relationships with customers, employees, and vendors while having fun doing it.
“Thanks to everyone in the Bend area who has trusted their vehicles to our shop. Your loyalty and referrals have helped us to grow, and we plan to continue expanding our services to meet your automotive needs. Owning a business and raising a family is an adventure. The many new and wonderful people we meet are the best part of our journey!”
- Dusty & Melony Baker, Owners