The Baker Swag Shop was created to provide with the latest and greatest in plumbing fashion or just the old school crests and logos. Then you’ve come to the right place. Baker Swag has been a thing for over decade now and we continue to update our looks to keep all trades looking and feeling amazing.
Have a look though our selection and pick a style that’s been around Since 1956. Our effort is to represent ourselves and the trade as professionals with the knowledge, experience, skills and tools to solve any problem you come up against.
Got a request for the Baker Swag Shop, drop us a line and let us know what you are looking for and we’ll do our best to make our request a reality!!!
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To learn more about Baker Plumbing and its history check this link Baker History
It all started with Ralph Baker and starting his career as a airplane mechanic for the RCAF working on the Hawker Hurricanes and other planes during WWII. At the conclusion of the war he married Pearl Lebaron and shortly thereafter moved from Ottawa, Ontario to Barnwell, Alberta. In June of 1946, Ralph graduated from the Rehab Training Institute in Lethbridge as a journeyman plumber (pictured above).
He spent several years serving the communities surrounding Lethbridge before deciding to move to Calgary, where the work and opportunities were plentiful. Ralph worked for a few outfits before starting R. Baker Plumbing in 1952, formally incorporated in 1956. Ralph spent the decade focused on residential and commercial installations and repairs, along with raising 5 children.
In 1969, Ralph and Pearl decided to branch out to the bathroom specialty market and in 1970 opened up a retail store in the Southridge Mall (now Chinook Center). During this time Doug and Gerry operated the installation and renovation side of the plumbing business and both received their journeymen tickets from SAIT( Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) in 1970.
In 1973, Ralph retired from the plumbing business and turned over the majority of the operations to his sons, Doug and Gerry. Doug moved back to southern Alberta serving the communities of Cardston, Raymond, Magrath, Lethbridge and others. While Gerry stayed in Calgary and continued to build his business and brand here.