BEST COMPANY VEHICLES

TEXT BY: KANWAR M. UMAR

PHOTOS BY: CHRIS MAWSON

Steven Kirk Brown, more commonly known as Kirk Brown, was born in 1963, right here in Abilene and he has stayed true to his roots by spending his entire life here as well. Got his elementary, junior and high school education right here too, like the spot-on local that he is. Kirk is definitely big on family, friends and loves his children from the bottom of his heart. He speaks highly of both his son Kody Brown and daughter Hailey Linn. He absolutely adores his grandkids, Kamron Brown, Azar Brown & Harper Brown, who have changed his ideas about family to a great extent. Another really important person in his life who inspires him greatly is his partner, Misty Atkinson, who has been with him for about 5 years now. As far as guidance about life and business is concerned, his uncle took care of that when he spent about 8 months with him learning everything there is for a business like Veterans Garage Door Co. This happened when Kirk quit his regular job at Taylor Electric and came to his uncle looking for a direction. During that time he went out with his uncle on installs, went out with the guys on estimates, learned how to do the books and made sure he was prepared.

Steven Kirk Brown, more commonly known as Kirk Brown, was born in 1963, right here in Abilene and he has stayed true to his roots by spending his entire life here as well. Got his elementary, junior and high school education right here too, like the spot-on local that he is. Kirk is definitely big on family, friends and loves his children from the bottom of his heart. He speaks highly of both his son Kody Brown and daughter Hailey Linn. He absolutely adores his grandkids, Kamron Brown, Azar Brown & Harper Brown, who have changed his ideas about family to a great extent. Another really important person in his life who inspires him greatly is his partner, Misty Atkinson, who has been with him for about 5 years now. As far as guidance about life and business is concerned, his uncle took care of that when he spent about 8 months with him learning everything there is for a business like Veterans Garage Door Co. This happened when Kirk quit his regular job at Taylor Electric and came to his uncle looking for a direction. During that time he went out with his uncle on installs, went out with the guys on estimates, learned how to do the books and made sure he was prepared.

They offer the highest quality products from brands like CHI, Raynor, Clopay & Martin, including gate operators, custom gates and automatic openers for both commercial & residential applications. The best attribute of Kirk’s awesome team is that they’re always up for challenges and won’t turn down any job. Other than the top quality products, the service after installations is unmatched. He and his team treat their clients just the way they would like to be treated when dealing with a vendor. Due to this standard that they have successfully maintained over the years, their business is one of the most respectable businesses in the area. Back when he was given ownership of the business by his uncle, it was totally daunting for him at first, but with the help of his talented crew, he has managed to work stuff out just fine.

Being an essential business in a pandemic, the only hiccup that they faced was the shortage of supplies due to plants getting shut down. But even in this situation they did not lose any clientele because of a strong & trustful character in the industry. And no matter the situation, Kirk and his crew managed to stay positive by sticking together and supporting each other.

We believe Kirk owns one of the Best Company Vehicles in the Big Country Area. A 2006 Hummer H2 wrapped in an obnoxiously good theme. Originally, it was a mainstream champagne color, but now it houses the logos for the business as well as the brand names of equipment used at Veterans Garage Door including CHI, Clopay, Martin & Raynor. These graphics really stand out with the eagle and an attractive color scheme. Accompanying the black wrap, the H2 has a set of beefy 40 inch tires and black, powder coated wheels. This combination gives a menacing look to the SUV. The customizations don’t stop at the exterior. Inside the cabin, you will find custom embroidery and genuine ostrich leather giving it a unique and bespoke finish. Kirk is also interested in motorcycles, Harley Davidsons in particular and that’s where he got the inspiration for Veterans Garage Doors logo from. After enjoying a custom chopper for some time, he currently owns a 2006 Super Glide that he bought new back in 06. The bike has been used the way it’s meant to be used and Kirk has managed to put more than 27 thousand miles on the clock himself. Growing up surrounded by all sorts of mini bikes, dirt bikes and everything in between, he feels right at home with the bike life. His hobbies are not limited to just motors. Pheasant, dear and dove hunting has also kept him occupied many a time.
All those who know Kirk personally or even as a vendor, they will agree that he is a genuine guy living a happy, cheerful life with all of his priorities set straight. He is honest and works very hard for his family and business, a man that takes pride in always doing things the right way.
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