About Us

Meet the Staff

Jerry Elston, Sr. - Founder, CEO

Through diligence and hard work, Jerry has fostered B.A.K.E.'s growth from a small organization running out of a small storage facility to our current location in our 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse. When not at the office, Jerry enjoys traveling the country with his wife, Rose. 

David Elston - President

David has been in the bakery equipment business for most of his life. Dave is a "hands-on" officer, traveling all over the country to perform equipment installations and provide customer service. When he's able to pull himself away from work, Dave enjoys spending time with his teenage daughter. 

Jerome Elston, III - Vice President, Operations

Jerome represents the third generation to choose a career at B.A.K.E. Jerome graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Operations Management from UT Martin and studied extra accounting hours at Tennessee State University. Jerome is a member of the Dickson High Noon Rotary and Habitat Young Professionals of Dickson. Jerome is an avid Nashville Predators fan and enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Jessi and daughter, Nora.

Patrick Caderas - Sales

Whether it be cleaning, installation, or sales, Patrick has done it all. Our longest tenured employee, Patrick, has been with B.A.K.E.since 1992, and has gained a wealth of knowledge throughout the years. When not helping our customers, Patrick enjoys lifting weights and spending time with friends and family. 

Robert Leegon - Equipment Technician

Rob joined B.A.K.E in 1999. Rob is a skilled mechanic who can rebuild anything from small 20 quart mixers to complete bread systems. In his free time, Rob enjoys hunting, farming, and spending time with his wife and children. 

Marvin Morton - Warehouse/Delivery

Marv is involved in everything from equipment repair to installation. Marv joined B.A.K.E. in 2006. Marv's hobbies include work, as he is a production machine sent to us from the future.

Christe Mitchell - Bookkeeper and Receptionist

Christe joined B.A.K.E in 2008. From getting our customers in contact with the correct person to keeping the books on a daily basis, Christe always goes the extra mile to ensure her work is completed satisfactorily. Christe enjoys being outdoors and loves to travel.