…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


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 in 1998.




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.


Michael Morales

Doug Beck

Production Manager


25 Years of fabrication experience. Doug has been married for 24 years and has a 23 year old son and 22 year old daughter. Enjoys cars, motorcycles and guns.



Nick Avendano

Mike Rodriquez

General Manager at Tough Country Outfitters


Avid outdoorsman and fisherman.


Tony Brooks

Michael Morales

General Sales Manager


Enjoys spending time with this wife and family. Diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.


Julie Barbee

Julie Barbee

Director of Marketing


Julie first officially repped Tough Country in 2008 for a documentary shot in Louisiana. From there she moved to San Diego, Austin, Dallas, and finally back home to Tough Country in 2017. She’s a Past President of Ad 2 Austin and a former Board Member of the Austin Advertising Federation. She’s the proud #DogMom of Little Zuzu, her Mini Aussie.


AJ Guel

Kayla Ammann

Assistant Manager at Tough Country Outfitters



AJ Guel

AJ Guel

Creative Director


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



Lee Vasquez

Lee Vasquez

Shipping Manager


Been with TC for 10 years. Plays the drums and enjoys BBQ’ing on his time off.


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 and enjoys spending time with his family.


Nick Avendano

Kathy Socha

Office Manager


Loves spending time with her family and baking.



Tony Brooks

Zach Johnson

General Sales Manager at Tough Country Outfitters


Off Road enthusiast. 15 years experience in aftermarket industry.


Nick Avendano

Nick Avendano

Quality Control Manager


Been with Tough Country for 12 years.


Nick Avendano

Jessica Cantu

Human Resources



Tony Brooks

Reggie Barnes

Wholesale Sales


Been with Tough Country 10 years. 20 years experience in the aftermarket industry. Steelers Fan.



Samara Aguirre

Jennifer Gutierrez

Accounts Payable




Samara Aguirre

Samara Aguirre

Administrative Assistant