When it comes to careers, Dan and Laura Dotson seemed to have landed a more exhilarating and public one that allows them to work together. You can catch the couple as the main auctioneers over on “Storage Wars.”
Now, cameras follow them around as they auction off these storage units in California to some pretty exuberant and determined personalities.
‘Storage Wars’ Dan and Laura Dotson Family Affairs
So, how does their son feel about seeing his parents on a popular A&E reality series?
The “Storage Wars” couple has a 23-year-old son named Garrett. The only difference is Garrett was only 11 when the couple started out on the show, seeing as they’ve been doing it for over a decade.
“In the very beginning, he was 11 years old and would go, ‘I am so embarrassed with you guys on television and auctioneering.’ But then about a year later he was like, ‘Mom and Dad, would you do an auction for my friends?’ And we never missed an episode, it became a family night where we always watched it together, and we’re very thankful for that,” Laura Dotson told Monster & Critics in a recent interview.
Garrett clearly grew to love his parent’s presence over on “Storage Wars.” As for the auctioneering side of things, it was a family tradition already. Dan Dotson had that auctioneering business in his blood. The only difference is he’s recorded for a reality series when he goes to work each day with his wife.
“You know, my grandfather and my mom were auctioneers, and I have been doing it since I was a kid. In the early to mid-80s when we started selling these storage units, a lot of my contemporaries were selling cars, horses, or heavy equipment. These were very prestigious-type auctions. So, I just did what I knew, which is to sell storage units. So, I started my own company American Auctioneers in 1983, and we started selling storage units. I didn’t make a lot of money, but I figured if I did enough of them that I could make a living at it. So, that’s kind of where I came from,” Dan Dotson said during the same interview.
What the Dotson Family Does Outside of Show
As for family life, the Dotsons have had to overcome their fair share of problems and tragedies over the years.
For example, Dan had a double aneurysm in 2014. His wife had to perform CPR on him, which would actually end up saving his life. He got a five-hour operation and then started his slow, yet steady, recovery. He was in well enough health to appear in season 13 of “Storage Wars.”
Outside of it all, Dan and Laura spend their time at home with their dogs, Louis and Jax. They also like to spend plenty of time with their son. The family had a terrifying near-death experience when Garrett Dotson was shot in the chest in September 2020. Luckily, he’s doing well now.