We had the good fortune of connecting with Randy Franklin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Randy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Actually it just kind of happened. I have always loved hats and I began noticing some of the cool new styles that were out there. When I started searching the internet the one thing that caught my eye was how expensive many of them were. I had this crazy idea that I would make my own. I did and amazingly people started to ask me where I got my hat from. I made a few more and put them online and to my amazement…people bought them! My goal has always been to make cool hats at a reasonable price so regular Joes like me can afford them. So I guess my story is I love hats, other people want hats and I need money. 🙂

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
One of the things that makes RevRan Hats a little different from others is that we not only have a local shop where people can come and visit but we love to take our hats to the people. You can often find us set up at concerts, festivals, rodeos, and trade shows. We love to meet our customers, musicians and fellow artists. It takes a lot of planning and a lot of hard work but relationships are the lifeblood of RevRan Hats.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ve always been a big fan of music so any place I can kick back and watch a live band play. The Rustic is a great place whether you’re with family or friends, you can grab a bit to eat and listen to some good music. I would also recommend checking out the Dallas Farmer Market on the weekends for something outdoors. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo or rooting on the Texas Rangers at the new Globe Life Field is a great activity for visitors. And of course my favorite is ending the day sitting on a tailgate around a campfire.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost I want to thank my Savior, Jesus. Every opportunity, open door and good thing that has happened to us at Revran Hats is due to His guidance and blessing. Secondly, I would like to thank my wife of 35 years, Kim. She has been my greatest cheerleader and inspiration. Thirdly, a big shout out to my two daughters who work side by side with me at RevRan Hats. And lastly, I want to thank my wonderful customers who continue to support our small business with big dreams.

Website: https://revranhats.com

Instagram: @revranhats

Facebook: @revranhats

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