…After 18 years, we continue to forge into our Bumpers, Guards, Headache Racks, and Step Products, the most crucial component responsible for our success; our American Values. Unquestionably, they are solely responsible for why so many truck owners around the world, feel we construct the toughest, safest, most innovative, and best looking bumpers around…The Pratka Brothers
Mark Pratka

Mark Pratka

Founder of Mark’s Machine Company


Began Mark’s Machine Company, the parent company of Tough Country, in 1979 in his garage with one machine. Grew to what the business is now. Father of Brent, Kurt and Clay



Kay Pratka

Kay Pratka

CFO/VP of Mark’s Machine Company


Married Mark Pratka in 1970. Began Mark’s Machine Company in 1979. Mother of Brent, Kurt and Clay



Brent Pratka

Brent Pratka

CEO of Tough Country


Started building bumpers for himself and his friends while at Texas A&M. Started TC after graduating 16 years ago.



Kurt Pratka

Kurt Pratka

President of Tough Country


Joined Tough Country in 2000 after college. Passionate outdoorsman and off road enthusiast.



Danielle Pratka

Danielle Pratka

Senior Administrative Director


Graduated from Texas A&M. Married Kurt in 2011.



AJ Guel

AJ Guel

Creative Director


Resident country music singer around the Tough Country campfire. Graduate of Texas State University.



Tony Brooks

Tony Brooks

General Manager


Has been working in sales since high school for major name companies, Practices the art of “Poi” fire spinning as a hobby.



Lee Vasquez

Lee Vasquez

Shipping Manager


Been with TC for 10 years. Plays the drums on his time off.



Michael Morales

Michael Morales

Production Manager



Samara Aguirre

Jennifer Gutierrez

Accounts Payable



Samara Aguirre

Samara Aguirre

Administrative Assistant




Nick Avendano

Mike Rodriquez

General Manager at TC Outfitters


Avid outdoorsman and fisherman.


Nick Avendano

Nick Avendano

Installation Manager at TC Outfitters


Been with Tough Country for 10 years.


Nick Avendano

Nicole Teague

Purchasing Manager