Bare Truck Center, formerly Warner Motor Sales, has been serving the needs of truck customers in Carroll County and the surrounding area since 1960. In 1960, Robert Bare was working for S. L. Warner (a Mobile fuel oil distributor) in Carroll County, Maryland. An International Harvester representative called on Mr. Warner to see if he would consider an I. H. Motor Truck franchise.
In his consideration of the proposal, Mr. Warner approached his employee, Robert Bare, with the opportunity to assume management. Accepting the challenge presented to this 37-year-old farm boy was easy.
And so, on January 8, 1960, a new truck dealership to be known as Warner Motor Sales began business with three employees, Mr. Bare, a parts man, and a mechanic.
After the untimely death of Mr. Warner in 1965, Bob Bare purchased the company from the Warner heirs, changing the name to Bare Truck Center. As the years passed, the growth of the company led to a relocation in 1968, and the company moved to its current home at 821 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, Maryland.
Since then, Bare Truck Center has continued to grow. From the original three employees, the company now has more than 40, with full-service sales, service and parts departments, and truck leasing.
In 1986, Mr. Lewis M. Stoms, Jr., joined the sales department and, because of his interest, dedication, and knowledge, became vice president and partial owner of the business. Then, in January 2002, with the announced retirement of Bob Bare, Mr. Stoms acquired the company and became the president and dealer principal.
Idealease of Central Maryland, Inc., was formed in 1990 to rent and lease trucks, and to provide contract maintenance for customers. The success of this company is attributed to the dedication of the team of service and rental professionals.
Bare Truck Center has received numerous awards from Navistar for its outstanding performance and achievements. The dealership was nominated for the ATD Truck Dealer of the Year in 1992. The coveted Circle of Excellence award has been received 15 consecutive years, and additional awards for sales, service and overall dealership performance have been received.
The service department is recognized as Diamond Edge Certified by Navistar.
The success of the dealership can be attributed to excellence in customer satisfaction, quality products, and the support and dedication of loyal employees. The goal to always put the customer first, has proved to be the most important asset of the company.
As one of the small businesses in Carroll County that has contributed to its economic development, everyone at Bare Truck Center looks forward to forging many more successful business relationships in the years ahead.
Bare Truck Center Inc.
821 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157