Ronnie Ray – Owner
Ronnie is a native son of Pickens County. He has been in business over thirty five years in the Jasper area. Ronnie began in the auto body repair industry in the seventies. He opened R & R Body Shop in January, 1982. As a related business, he formed R & R Wrecker Service. In recent years he has been involved in the carwash and storage business. He also owns and manages several commercial rental properties. In mid 2003 Ronnie was diagnosed with a serious and debilitating disease called Wegener’s Granulomatosis. It slowly destroyed his kidneys. Ronnie was blessed with a second chance at life when a kidney transplant was performed in March of 2005. Since his recovery his health has been great! Ronnie has always loved and owned motorcycles. For many years he has been involved with local motorcycle clubs such as the Cherokee Cruisers and the GWRRA. He was a charter member of the Chapter R in Pickens County.
Amanda Prather – Manager
Amanda has been at R & R Trikes and Outdoors from the beginning. She is Ronnie’s youngest daughter and biggest fan. Working with her dad has been a great experience and likes to joke, "Honestly, he is the only person who could work with me this long." Amanda speaks about her experience at R & R Trikes and Outdoors by saying, "Being part of a growing business is very rewarding. We started a few short years ago installing motor trike kits with no service dept or inventory. Now we have grown into a building twice the size with an amazing service department and a store inventory of over 5000 items and now we offer several different trike kits. I come to work each day and work with people who truly care about our customers and our business. When we are all are working to our highest potential, great things happen both for ourselves and the business. There is not another job I could dream of where I am rewarded daily."
Fred Buzzard- Service Writer
Fred Buzzard started with us in October of 2018 as our Service Writer. Fred brings over thirty years of experience from working as a mechanic, sales manager, and service and parts manager for large corporations including WoW Motorcycles and Atlanta Highway Indian. Fred has extensive knowledge in the service industry and is working with R & R Trikes and Outdoors to ensure our sales department is efficent and organized. Fred and his wife own several acres of land in Pickens County, and in their spare time enjoy many hobbies that include ATVS, boats, dirtbikes, side by sides, and drones. Fred enjoys working for R & R Trikes because we are a family ran business that is more personable with a very close working environment.
Deborah Ledbetter – Sales / Customer Service
Deborah has been with R & R Trikes and Outdoors since October of 2014. Deborah is native of Jasper, Georgia who grew up on a vegetable farm and still resides in Jasper with her husband and four sons. Deborah is new to the motorcycle and trike industry, but she has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. She is the “busy-bee” of R & R Trikes and Outdoors she does anything you ask her! In Deborah’s free time she enjoys hunting and fishing. Deborah is a proud supporter of the United States Military and a proud Army-Mom!
David Chastain - Sales
David is a returning team member, having worked at R&R Trikes and Outdoors from 2016-2018. David spent 15 years as a Harley Davidson Sales/Finance Manager. David and his wife live in Gainesville with their two children. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, being outdoors, and riding motorcycles. David's is involved in several autism awareness and fundraising organizations.
Phil Lashley - Service Technician
Phil is the newest member of our team who started with R&R Trikes and Outdoors in March of 2019. Phil brings over 30 years of experience from working as a technician in multiple dealerships throughout Georgia and previously owned his own shop in California. Phil has experience with all makes and models with certifications in Polaris, Suzuki, Kawisaki, and Yamaha, just to name a few. He is working with R & R Trikes and Outdoors to ensure our service department can handle anything that comes through the door, from 50cc dirt bikes to GL1800 trikes, Phil can handle just about anything. Phil and his wife spend most of their free time caring for their animals at their home in Dahlonega. Phil enjoys working for R & R Trikes because of the laid back atmosphere and wide variety of projects he encounters.
Jordan Prather - Marketing/Web Administration
Jordan is a returning team member, having worked at R&R Trikes and Outdoors from 2011-2013. Jordan is Amanda's oldest son, and Ronnie's first grandchild. Jordan spent several years working throughout the United States in network construction before becoming a digital nomad. Jordan is working with R & R Trikes and Outdoors as our marketing coordinator and web administrator, as well as off-hours support. Jordan and his girlfriend live in Adelaide, Australia and in their spare time enjoy many hobbies including SCUBA diving, boating, hiking, and traveling. Jordan enjoys working with family in a role that allows him the flexibility to travel and live anywhere in the world.