Baxter Auto is a family-owned and locally-operated dealership group serving Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City, supporting the vision of Talton (Tal) Anderson, founder of Baxter, created almost 60 years ago. Baxter provides superior customer service and quality new, used and pre-owned vehicles. Baxter became what it is today through the continued support of its loyal customers, employees, and the local community.
Chances are members of Baxter live in your neighborhood. Because we're your neighbors, we treat you like neighbors.
Back in 1957, Johnny Baxter purchased Briley Motors, renaming it Johnny Baxter. At the same time, Talton (Tal) Anderson worked part-time for Baxter to support his way through college. Just three years later he approached Johnny Baxter about buying the business and by 1984, Tal became the sole owner of the Baxter Chrysler Plymouth dealership.
Tal Anderson (right) in 1960
In 1988, Tal expanded into Bellevue by opening Southroads Toyota which soon became the largest Toyota dealer in a four-state area. The group opened the first luxury brand dealership, Lexus of Omaha, in 1990. Through Tal's commitment and dedication to his customers and community, Baxter continued to expand over the next few decades, opening stores in Omaha, La Vista, Lincoln and Kansas City.
In 2002, Baxter expanded its dealerships at the La Vista Auto Mall and broke ground in 2006 on two dealerships at the Village Pointe Auto Mall. An opportunity in Kansas City allowed the development of the Legends Auto Mall and the opening of Legends Toyota in 2008, followed by Legends Honda in 2013. That same year, Baxter opened a new dealership in Bellevue.
In 2015, Baxter acquired five dealerships near Westroads Mall and plans to grow each into a state-of-the-art dealership. The leaders of the Baxter dealerships, including Tal's daughter, Angie, and son, Mickey, remain committed to Tal's vision of providing quality vehicles and customer service.
We support efforts to build stronger communities, showing gratitude for all the community has done to support our dealerships throughout the years. We serve the well-being of our customers, employees, and the neighborhoods where they live and work.
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