Who is Amanda Martin?
Amanda Jill Keathley was born on 11 December 1973, in Red Oak, Texas, USA. She is a businesswoman, but also a reality television personality, best known as a regular cast member in the show entitled “Iron Resurrection”. She featured in the show alongside her business partner – her husband Joe Martin – as well as their team.
The Wealth of Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin has a net worth estimated to be over $300,000, primarily earned thanks to the success of her business.
Her work on “Iron Resurrection” and previous work in the banking industry has also contributed to this wealth. She also probably benefits from the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $700,000.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Amanda grew up in Red Oak alongside three siblings, all of whom attended Red Oak High School. After matriculating, details of her college education are not known, except that she pursued studies related to finance.
Afterwards she began working in Plano, Texas for Wells Fargo, rising in the ranks to become a bank manager in the banking and financial services company, with offices around the US. It is one of the largest banks in the country, consistently ranked among the top companies in the Fortune 500 in earnings, with over $2 trillion in assets competing with the likes of JPMorgan Chase, ICBC, Bank of America, and Citigroup. She served in the company for five years, and this helped her build wealth.
Banking Work and Transition
Martin was then hired by Pioneer Bank in Austin, Texas, where she became the Assistant Vice President of the company for two years. She was in a much smaller bank compared to her previous job, and her experience proved valuable. After those two years, she was promoted to become the Vice President of Deposit Operations, a position she held for another two years before becoming their Product Manager. She eventually left the company in 2017, wanting to find better opportunities than working at an office job.
At around the same time, her husband had just won a television competition which helped him gather enough attention and funds to start his own business, with his wife as a business partner – this business would be called Martin Bros Customs. As the name denotes, they are known for customizing cars, specializing in resurrecting or refurbishing old vehicles. They had a third business partner in Jason Martin, Joe’s brother, and a close family friend, Jayson Arrington, who specializes in marketing.
Trying to hold on to the last days of summer ? ?Nothing like shooting season 4 of Iron Resurrection on a day like today…it was only 102 degrees outside!! ?
Iron Resurrection and Recent Projects
To help with the business, the partners pitched a show to Velocity Network which was successful, leading to the creation of “Iron Resurrection”. In the show, the couple along with members of their team of restoration specialists, look for abandoned or damaged cars and bikes and restore them, selling them for a profit. The show started airing in 2016 and brought a bit of fame Amanda’s way, thanks to her personality and looks. The show has aired for three seasons and 23 episodes, and the team is currently busy working on a fourth season, traveling around the country.
The business has been doing well boosted by their television content, partnering with other automotive companies. They are a regular feature on car shows where they meet a lot of prospective clients. They’ve had a few celebrity and high profile clients thanks to the exposure. Some of their recent projects include work on a 1964 Lincoln Continental, Big Red Bobber, and a 1973 Pontiac Firebird, all of which have all been featured on “Iron Resurrection”.
They also buy vehicles and do custom builds, depending on the budget of their clients. She’s also been busy promoting merchandise that features their company logo. Some of their car builds have gone on to be auctioned off for charity.
Amanda is married to Joe Martin, though very few details about their relationship and marriage have been made available to the public. The two are very close, evidenced by even trusting one another when it comes to business.
The idea for the business came to Joe after he had won the “Biker Build-Off” competition held by the Discovery Channel.
The couple have three children together, with their youngest reportedly diagnosed with cancer. She keeps the privacy of her children intact by not giving them a lot of media exposure. The family mainly reside in Johnson City, Texas, though travel around the country frequently, thanks to their work.