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Welcome to Barker Buick GMC Cadillac

Barker Motor Company has been serving McLean County since 1935 and is proud to represent Buick, GMC, and Cadillac on Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, and Chevrolet, just a short drive up I-55 @ exit #178 in Lexington. We are also proud to represent GM Certified Used Cars, at both convenient locations that must pass extensive 172-point inspections. For over 7 decades Barker has watched franchises and competition come and go. A few basic principles contribute to the company's success; good service, fair pricing, quality products and "doing unto others as we would have them do unto us". Words are only words unless they are supported with deeds.

Barker Timeline

1935 – Alden F. Barker II moved to Bloomington from Danville to open the Oldsmobile dealership located at 407 W. Washington Street.

1945 – Barker moved the Oldsmobile dealership to 310 N. Lee Street in Bloomington.

1956 – Alden sold the dealership to his two sons Al and Bill Barker.

1971 – The Lee Street location was sold to the City of Bloomington to build a fire station. The store was then moved to the current location at 2030 Ireland Grove Road. 

1978 – The Barker brothers expanded the dealership by purchasing the Cadillac franchise for the area. 

1994 – Barker’s product offering became even more diverse when they purchased the GMC franchise in 1994.

1999 – Al and Bill Barker sold the dealership to the current owners Dan Traeger and Tim Johnson.

2001 – GM downsized and cut out the Oldsmobile brand.  Barker changed the name to Barker GMC Cadillac.

2003 – The dealership diversified its product line once again by becoming a GMC Medium Duty Truck dealer. 

2004 – Barker purchased the Chevrolet franchise in Lexington, Illinois and named it Barker Chevrolet. 

2011 - GM awarded Barker Motor Co. the Buick franchise.

2012 - All new showroom, offices and services. Reception areas added to better serve our customers.

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