Invis-a-Rack is a collapsible cargo rack for truck beds. The inventor of Invis-A-Rack, constructor worker Donny McCall of Sparta, North Carolina, pitched his business on Shark Tank in January 2012. The Navy veteran went into the Tank seeking an investment of $100,000 in exchange for 10 percent equity. McCall insisted on keeping the manufacturing of Invis-A-Rack in the U.S. which didn’t sit well with the Sharks. They suggested that if he had it made in Asia, he could bring the price point down for customers. Invis-A-Rack retails for about $450. McCall stood his ground and left the Tank without a deal.
After the Shark Tank episode aired, an American truck accessory manufacturer in Iowa called McCall. Invis-a-Rack is now manufactured by that company, DeeZee, in Des Moines, Iowa, and sold on the company’s website for $733.95.
According to LinkedIn, McCall is now president of Perrycraft, Inc., a family owned company in his hometown of Sparta, NC, that manufactures car and truck accessories including custom cargo products like roof racks and truck bed rails. New episodes of Shark Tank air Sunday nights on ABC. [Related: 27 Favorite Shark Tank Products — New List]