History & Location
Bakker Auto Trim started business in 1918 near Shelby, MI and was moved to the Pine St. corridor of downtown Muskegon shortly thereafter. Many long time customers recall our former location at the corner of Pine & Hartford in a small former filling station run by Neil and Paul Spoelman. In April of 2016, Bakker relocated to 3148 S. Getty St Muskegon, a 9000 sf facility with better parking/workspace.
Meet Our Team
Bakker Auto & Marine Trim is owned and operated by Todd and Patty Carmichael of Norton Shores. Todd grew up in the car business working in the family dealership (McNally Buick Chevrolet) in Flushing Michigan. He is a graduate of Michigan State University. Patty is a native of Munster Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University.
Lloyd Tibbs manages showroom sales and customer communications. He is a proud Muskegon Big Red and enjoys bowling and spending time with his son and daughter.
Tom Johnson is a 35 year Bakker employee and manages our team of technicians in the shop. Tom is an Air Force veteran and is known as the area’s leading classic car interior and convertible top expert.
Steve Dean is a 20 year Bakker employee and specializes in electronics, power sunroof repair and car interiors. Steve has worked in the automotive services industry in Muskegon for many years, including working at Witt Buick, Matson Oldsmobile/Cadillac and Sunburst Van Conversions.
Ken Sharp is a 3 year Bakker employee specializing in convertible tops, classic car interiors, and mobile electronics. Many customers recognize Ken from his work at Sound Buggy in North Muskegon.
Rick Smith is the newest member of our team. Rick is behind the sewing machine performing seat repairs, interior installations and leader of our marine efforts. Rick, a US Navy veteran, has managed his own upholstery shop as well as shops at local marinas such as North Shore Marina in Grand Haven.