As President and Chairman of the Board of Stewart Title of Sacramento and Placer, Bob Baker is the heart and soul of the company he founded almost 40 years ago. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Bob attended Oregon State University where he excelled in baseball as a 3 year starting shortstop. Upon graduating in 1963, Bob relocated to California where he began his business career in the title industry. After eight years of service, Bob and a partner branched off and started Camelia City Title, a locally owned operation in Sacramento. The local presence was one that Bob Baker valued, and when his operation was purchased in 1975 it was not long before Bob left title and went to work for Westland Mortgage. But those who knew Bob understood he would end up back in the title and escrow industry where he relished in providing outstanding service to his loyal customers.
In 1979, Bob and six others founded Stewart Title of Sacramento, another locally owned and operated company. His blueprint was, and always has been, to take care of the hard-working people who fuel his company. By hiring good character people who have an outstanding work ethic, Bob created a family of proud individuals who exemplify selflessness and professionalism in their work. Additionally, his philosophy has been to give back to his employees, and he has done this through production based bonuses, an ESOP program, and a 401k program where in past years he has matched employee contributions dollar for dollar, something unheard of in today’s business world. His generosity is the benchmark for the atmosphere that exists and the attitude exemplified by all of Stewart’s employees.
Bob Baker’s message has always been clear and concise, and everyone who has ever worked for Stewart Title feels it. But Bob would be the first to thank not only his employees but his loyal customers and clients as well, for some of the proudest elements of Bob’s success are the many long-lasting relationships Bob has established over his entire career. His appreciation of every client who has worked with Stewart is the basis for his success as this will never be taken for granted. Still active in the day to day operation in his Carmichael office, Bob Baker’s fundamental principles remain steadfast and true as Stewart Title continues to thrive today.