Names and Faces: Buddy Haney

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Buddy Haney has been serving the people of the Brazos Valley for more than 50 years.

You probably know him from the 'Buddy's Appliance' commercials that air frequently on KBTX.

What surprises most people is when Buddy himself shows up to help people with their appliance problems.

"I get anywhere from "Is there really a Buddy' or 'Who is Buddy' or they'll say is 'Buddy still doing service?', he said. "They're really glad to see me, to be honest with you."

Over the years the technology has changed, but what remains the same is Buddy's dedication to the people who visit his store.

" They are family to me. I've known most of the people around here ever since I've been here. I've run service ever since I got here in 60. So it's easy to go into a customer's house and recognize them or they recognize me." he said.

Sometimes Buddy does take a day off, but even then his dedication to service never goes away.

"They call and say are you up here this weekend and I always say yes...if you've got me on the phone I'm up here."