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.
Most of his time now is spent building and riding the motorcycles in the shop.
He began building trikes in the basement of his home. He and Roy Lee Hendrix filled the basement with these rather large machines. It was decided at that point (mostly by his wife) that a permanent shop was needed. R & R Trikes and Bikes was born. The site was selected and the new shop opened its’ doors Memorial Day weekend. It was decided that the Drag Specialties line would also be added. The rest, as they say, is history.
Amanda Prather – Manager
I have been at R & R Trikes from the beginning. I am Ronnie’s youngest daughter and biggest fan. Working with my dad has been a great experience. Honestly, he is the only person who could work with me this long. 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.
Andrew Willingham – Sales Manager
Andrew was born and raised in north Georgia and currently resides in Jasper with his wife, two boys, and soon to be baby girl! Andrew has been in the motorcycle industry for the majority of his career other than a brief stint in the manufacturing industry and decided he needed to get back to his passion. In Andrew’s time off he loves to spend time with his family, fishing, and watching movies.
Deborah Ledbetter – Sales / Customer Service
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 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!
Sandy Pankey – Parts & Accessories / Service Writer
Sandy was born and raised in the foothills of north Georgia where she spent most of her life until later relocating to North Carolina where she worked in dry-cleaning and was an office manager of a construction company. Sandy relocated to Georgia joining R&R in 2006 where she handles inventory, service writing, and parts & accessories. In Sandy’s off time she enjoys reading and traveling with her husband.
Mike Kees – Harley-Davidson Specialist / Trike Technician
Mike was born and raised in the rolling hills of Kentucky, relocating to Dahlonega, Georgia in the 1990’s Mike put down his drywall tools and picked up his wrench and began his professional motorcycle career. Mike is a graduate of MMI, Harley-Davidson PhD Certified, Sidecar, & Trike Certified. With over 26 years of turning a wrench on Harley-Davidsons we knew we had to snatch up Mike to add to our service department. He’s currently riding one mean HD Dyna named “Barney” adding to his 500,000+ miles of motorcycle riding.