Meet Bud Hausman

Owner Builder

About Bud

(Bud Hausman Owner): Born in Los Angeles California Originally Bud was a Building Contractor of Custom homes in Malibu and the surrounding communities. Moving to Auburn CA in 1989 he opened a car dealership and auto shops in the Auburn area. His love of outdoor activities attracted him to the teardrop trailers and he continues with that love today.

  1. Owner Contractor Hausman Construction (Custom Homes)
  2. Owner Hausman And Associates (Land Development)
  3. Owner American River Motors (Trucking Company)
  4. Owner American River Homes (Builder of tiny Homes)
  5. Owner The Auto Doctors ( Auto Repair Shop)
  6. Owner American River Sales (Car Dealer and RV Dealer)
  7. ( Distrtibuter and Builder of American Teardrops)
  8. Served in The US Marines
  9. Owner and Designer Rocky Mountan Specialties (Western Jewlery)
  10. Retired 2012 selling all Business
  11. 2013 Reopned American Teardrop Custom Trailers
Bud had problems being retired so he began to do what he loved best which was designing and building classic trailers.

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American Teardrop Trailers

In the Beginning

American Teardrop Started as a Sales Dealer and Distributer of Teardrop Camping Trailers on the West Coast. We were a division of American River Sales and Hausman & Associates.

The Growing Years

After many years of selling Teardrop Trailers and listening to what our customers wanted we could not find a brand that would offer everything that you our customer wanted so we created our own brand. American Teardrop was first manufactured by the Little Trailer Company in Elkhart Indiana. but in order to save shipping costs we opened a factory in Auburn, CA. and nation wide production was started and distribution of trailers world wide began. After many years The Little Trailer Company closed and American Teardrop was forced to open a factory of their own in Elkhart. Although business was good, after many years of selling through dealers the owner Bud Hausman decided the costs of the trailers had gotten to high and chose to cut out the distributer and dealers and sell factory direct.

Where we are going

American Teardrop has decided to keep production low and build only custom quality units in the Auburn factory. This will guarantee the highest quality product at the lowest possible price.