Duck Commander

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Duck Commander, Inc.
TypeDuck hunting
IndustryHunting duck calls
Founded1972
HeadquartersWest Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Key peoplePhil Robertson (Founder & President)
Willie Robertson (CEO)
Jase Robertson (COO)
Kay Robertson (Vice President)
ProductsDuck calls
Buck calls and accessories
Revenue$40 million (2012)
Operating income$20 million (2012)
Owner(s)Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Phil Robertson, Jep Robertson
Employees

15 (before the show)

75 (after 2012)
SubsidiariesBuck Commander
Duck Dynasty
Websitehttp://duckcommander.com/
 
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Duck Commander, Inc.
TypeDuck hunting
IndustryHunting duck calls
Founded1972
HeadquartersWest Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Key peoplePhil Robertson (Founder & President)
Willie Robertson (CEO)
Jase Robertson (COO)
Kay Robertson (Vice President)
ProductsDuck calls
Buck calls and accessories
Revenue$40 million (2012)
Operating income$20 million (2012)
Owner(s)Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Phil Robertson, Jep Robertson
Employees

15 (before the show)

75 (after 2012)
SubsidiariesBuck Commander
Duck Dynasty
Websitehttp://duckcommander.com/

Duck Commander is both the brand of a best-selling duck call and the name of the company in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States, that makes it and other duck-hunting merchandise,[1] as well as deer-hunting merchandise under the Buck Commander brand.

Phil Robertson, a star football quarterback at Louisiana Tech University, founded the company rather than play professional football in the NFL.[2] He began his business in a dilapidated shed, where he spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees.[3]

Robertson's third son, Willie Robertson, is the chief executive officer and expanded the family business into a multi-million dollar enterprise.[4]

The Robertson family and business are the subjects of Duck Dynasty, a reality television series on A&E. Before that, they were featured in the Duck Commander television show on the Outdoor Channel.[5]

Sports/Sponsorships[edit]

Duck Commander 500[edit]

Main article: Duck Commander 500

The Duck Commander 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, United States which had been previously sponsored by Samsung, DirecTV, Radio Shack, National Rifle Association, and more.

Duck Commander Independence Bowl[edit]

Main article: Independence Bowl

Duck Commander also purchased in 2014 the naming rights for college football's Independence Bowl, held each year in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009–2010Duck CommanderAired on Outdoor Channel[6]
2011Presents: Buck Commander Protected by Under ArmourDuck Commander
2012–presentDuck DynastyIt is the main part of the hit A&E show

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Roxanne (January 1, 2012). "Duck Commander". Shooting Industry Magazine. 
  2. ^ Johnson, James (November 29, 2012). "Phil Robertson Explains Why He Turned Down NFL for 'Duck Dynasty'". The Inquisitr. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Owens, Ryan; Scholz, Jim (March 20, 2012). "'Redneck' Millionaires Built 'Duck Dynasty' in Duck Call Business". ABC News. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Willie Robertson". Duck Commander. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Week Ahead, Mar. 19–24". The New York Times. March 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477772/combined

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