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Today, we tip our hat to the Robertson family and the men of Duck Dynasty. Their fourth-season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched, non-fiction cable telecast in history.
The captains of quack have captured the hearts of viewers across the country with their family-focused, family-friendly lifestyle, not to mention that they’re making a fortune in the family business–crafting duck calls out of Louisiana cedar trees. That’s how they make their big money. The TV show, now an international phenomenon, is more of a sideline that has brought family values–and beards–back into the spotlight.
Besides being fans of the show, several of our wheelchair-van-focused, van-friendly staff at AMS Vans have various styles of facial hair–with almost all of them boasting beards long before the TV show’s first broadcast, though a couple of the guys started to sprout last year during “No-Shave November“.
Meet the men of our AMS Vans Dynasty, starting with our General Manager, Dallas “Big D” Crum (pictured above), who loves that Phil, Si, and the rest of the Robertson clan “have made bushy beards cool.”
It’s important to point out that Dallas had a thing for facial hair years before he was able to grow any. In the photo above, Dallas (on the left) is about 10 years old, and, as far as we can tell, the ‘staches were concocted from whipped cream, which only required licking–not shaving–to remove them.
Next up, the Sons of the Service Department. These are the guys who make sure all our handicap vans for sale pass a rigorous 125-point inspection and are delivered to you equipped to your specifications.
Assistant service manager Josh Sheppard always has a handsomely trimmed beard, and I personally haven’t seen him without a beard since I’ve been here. Take note of all the mobility vans in the background. Our inventory is huge!
If your wheelchair van requires hand controls or other equipment in the Atlanta, GA area, you’ll meet Emory Frady somewhere along the way. He’s our equipment installation specialist, and his beautiful, multi-colored goatee is well on its way to rivaling any of the Robertson boys’ beards.
I can’t tell you if Kody Ledbetter, also an assistant service manager, looks cuter with or without his beard. He, too, is a long-time beard bearer.
Brian Jenkins is our “Inspector Gadget”. He inspects the gadgets (and everything else!) of every adapted vehicle that makes it to our vast inventory. When I asked him why he grew his amazingly lush, dark beard, he said, “I just found out I could grow one.” I was later told the boy has been a “beard machine” for years.
I’m glad you got to meet some of the AMS Vans’ family, who are surely due a reality show of their own–another wholesome, American family producing one of the highest-quality products in their industry. I’ve heard those duck calls are everything they’re quacked up to be. (C’mon! I had to get at least one groaner in here.)
Now you’ll meet the neighborly, mega-popular Robertson family in the top video. Just below–a beard competition in Germany shows bunches of bizarre beard styles. And do tell us–what’s your take on the outbreak of beards?