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Old 01-10-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Pit Builders List rev. 1-10-2010

Below is a list of Custom BBQ Pit Makers that I have been compiling since 2005. The intention of this list is to provide basic contact information of custom pit builders, to anyone thinking of buying a heavy duty/handmade BBQ Pit, with a few exceptions. Feel free to suggest others not listed here. Thanks to all the guys that have sent new names to me. As of 1-10-2010 all of the links below were working.

Tips on using this list.

- For most of us buying a handmade BBQ pit is a big investment so take your time, do your homework and look at all of the products the different builders have to offer and what the various pits cost.

- Post questions on the forum about options (needed and wanted) to get some feedback from more experienced folks.

- Make a decision on a price limit.

- Consider which design makes the most sense for the way YOU will use the pit.

- Start with the builders closest to your home state to help save on shipping costs. Then study the products and prices, call and ask questions to determine which builder can give you what you want.

- Make a detailed specification list and send it to several builders for quotes. Get exact quotes in writing before any work starts.

- Don't let a builder talk you into or out of anything. You’re spending the money not them so make sure you get what you want and don’t be afraid to walk away and find another builder.

- If you’re not comfortable with a builder try another one.

50+ BBQ Pit Builders to look at while shopping for a new pit.
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Acme Custom BBQ grills and pits
Friendswood, TX

BQ Grills

BBQ Pits by Klose
Houston, Texas

BBQ Pits and Smokers
Cedar Park, Texas

Big Drum Smokers
Rocky Richmond
Naples, NC

New steel drum construction, various sizes

Big Jims Custom BBQ pits
Propane tank smokers

Britts/ Jacks Old South

Cattle King BBQ Pits
Family Owned & Operated
Fred L. Voigt
New Braunfels, Texas

Cookers and Grills
Watkinsville, GA
Reverse Flow, new propane tank construction

D Wiley BBQ Pits
Buda, Texas
New propane tanks

Davis Smokers and Grills
Glennville, GA

Diamond Plate Products
Ballinger, Texas
Makes full Custom BBQ pits from new steel tanks

Detroit Grill King
Detroit, MI

East Texas Smoker Company
Tyler, TX 75707

(903) 245-0039

Gator Pits of Texas
Houston, Texas
Full custom BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate

Grillnsmoke bbq smokers
Laredo, Texas
Custom smokers

Holstein Manufacturing
Holstein, Iowa
Very large range of grills and smokers

Horizon Smokers
Perry, OK

Jedmaster Cookers
McCalla, Al

JR Enterprises
Dewitt, Arkansas

KCK BBQ Smokers
Kansas City, KS

L&R Custom BBQ Pits
Stephenville, TX

Lang Smoker Cookers
Nahunta, GA
Pits made from new propane tanks

Custom Pits & Grills, Inc[b]
Humble, Texas
Custom BBQ Pits

Long Horn BBQ pits
Uvalde, Texas
Available at Factory Direct BBQ Pits and Smokers Cedar Park, Texas

Lyfe Tyme - BBQ Pits
Uvalde, Texas

Olalla Smokers $ Grills of Olalla
Chuck Senn
4345 SE Burley-Olalla Rd.
Olalla, WA. 98359
Phone: 253/ 857-4420

Old Country BBQ Pits
Laredo ,Texas
Mass Produced old style BBQ pits

Party Grills
Lakeland, Florida USA

Peoria Custom Cookers
Peoria, Illinois
Backyard and mobile pits. Rolled plate construction.


6202 Upshaw Drive
Humble, TX 77396-2543

Pits by Jambo (Jamie Geer)

P.O. Box 40326
Fort Worth, Texas 76140-0326

817.223.3918 - 817.572.7631

Pits by JJ
Houston, Texas
BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate

Pitts and Spitts
Houston, Texas
Pits made from New steel plate and stainless steel

Pro Pits

Quality Grills
Detroit, MI
Huge custom mobile pits

Real Grill
West Palm Beach, Florida
New propane tank smoker/grills

Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q
Anderson, IN
Makes full custom BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate

SWS Superior Welding Service - Southwest Smoker
North Little Rock, AR
Pits made from New steel pipe and plate

Tejas Smokers
Houston, Texas

The Good One- Goodwin Enterprises
Burns, KS

Midland, Texas

Tucker Cookers
Memphis, Tennessee
Very nice mobile smoker/grills

Wrights BBQ Grills

Yoder Smokers
Hutchinson, Kansas
For more information call 877-409-6337
Production mgr. Joe Phillips was one of the co-founders of Oklahoma Joe's

Cabinet style smokers

Backwoods Smokers

Jacks Old South Cookers
Birmingham, AL

Spicewine Iron Works
Columbia, MO

Stumps Smokers
Perry, GA

Concession trailers
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Good stuff Zilla..

I aded this thread to the Q-Talk roadmap for future reference for the group.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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Great idea Vinny, thanks!
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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Here's another one for Cabinet smokers.

Superior Smokers
Med Spicewine-adopted 3/13/10 CL Score
2 Large BGEs(pimped out w/Thirdeye Eggcessories)-hatched 6/4/07 & 4/20/11
Med BGE-adopted 2/2/08 CL Score -SOLD
Mini BGE-adopted 1/31/08 CL Score
Traeger 075-adopted 12/3/11 CL Score
Weber 1 touch CL Score
Weber Spirit 500 CL Score
Weber Smokey Joe Silver CL Score
BLUE & RED Thermapens
Klose 20x42-SOLD

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Old 01-10-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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Nice thread...thanks for the info!
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #6
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Thanks Zilla.....What a shame. California is not on the list. Seems like there would be money to made.......Calling Thom Emery!
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by thillin View Post
Here's another one for Cabinet smokers.

Superior Smokers
I had that on there!
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #8
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nice list did I miss ole hickory. Might not call them custom buildt, but neither are some on the list.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #9
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I can't say anything for the quality of their work but here are two in CA to add to the list.
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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Here is one in Alabama We will be adding to the site it is almost complete
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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Have to add Humphrey smokers to the cabinet line.
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