‘Storage Wars’: Dan Dotson Says It’s ‘Time to Go Back to Work’ After the Holidays

by Maggie Schneider

“Storage Wars” star Dan Dotson is sharing with his followers a sweet selfie with his grandson before getting back to work.

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to return to our day jobs. In a sweet Twitter post, “Storage Wars” star Dan Dotson says that he is ready to go back to work. He posts a selfie with his grandson to show fans what his life has looked like the past couple of weeks. It appears that the A&E star enjoyed some much-needed time with his family.

“Had a great time over the holidays with my grandson Chris,” Dotson begins. “Time to go back to work for @paytheladylaura and I making new #storagewars.”

The tweet ends with this shameless plug, which tells fans to expect more “Storage Wars” episodes very soon. We are happy to see that Dotson is looking and feeling refreshed for a busy new year.

How ‘Storage Wars’ Came To Be

In an interview with Monsters and Critics, Laura and Dan Dotson talk about all things “Storage Wars.” Dan’s wife and business partner Laura reveals that the idea for the show came in a dream.

“About 15 years ago, I’d been having all these dreams where I kept seeing television cameras around us while we are at an auction,” she says. “And I’m thinking, ‘Who wants to see auction stuff? Or this underground world of stuff which you never know what you’re going to find?’  And it turns out that it’s just this exciting thing that I didn’t even know if anybody was going to be interested in it.”

Dan Dotson says that the couple was hopeful that the pitch would land a network’s interest. When A&E got involved, they were ecstatic.

“We originally thought that if we could figure out a way to get a pilot and that could get out there, that would be better than just nothing. And then when A&E ordered the first four shows, we were just ecstatic.  It’s just been a super blessing for us ever since then.”

Dan Dotson’s Family Tree

Dan Dotson comes from a long line of auctioneers. The strong business sense is literally in his blood. The couple agrees that this is a big reason for the show’s success.

“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.”