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Custom Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:52 pm

I posted this list on quite a few forums over the past few years and thought you guys might like a copy of the updated list here. Enjoy....

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
http://www.acmewelding.com/BBQ.html" target="_blank

BQ Grills
http://www.bqgrills.com/Company%20Page%201.htm" target="_blank

BBQ Pits by Klose
Houston, Texas
http://www.bbqpits.com" target="_blank

BBQ Pits and Smokers
Cedar Park, Texas
http://www.bbqpits.biz/index.html" target="_blank

Big Drum Smokers
Rocky Richmond
Naples, NC
http://www.bigdrumsmokers.com" target="_blank
New steel drum construction, various sizes

Big Jims Custom BBQ pits
http://www.bigjim.freeservers.com/smokers.html" target="_blank
Propane tank smokers

Britts/ Jacks Old South
http://brittsbarbecue.com/html/jack_...h_cookers.html" target="_blank

Cattle King BBQ Pits
Family Owned & Operated
Fred L. Voigt
New Braunfels, Texas
http://www.angelfire.com/tx3/RigWelders/CK.html" target="_blank

Cookers and Grills
Watkinsville, GA
http://www.cookersandgrills.com" target="_blank
Reverse Flow, new propane tank construction
Backyard/Comp/Catering

D Wiley BBQ Pits
Buda, Texas
http://myjobisthepits.com" target="_blank
New propane tanks

Davis Smokers and Grills
Glennville, GA
http://www.davissmokersandgrills.homestead.com" target="_blank

Diamond Plate Products
Ballinger, Texas
http://diamondplateproducts.com" target="_blank
Makes full Custom BBQ pits from new steel tanks
Backyard/Competition/Catering

Detroit Grill King
Detroit, MI
http://www.detroitgrillking.com" target="_blank

East Texas Smoker Company
Tyler, TX 75707
(903) 245-0039
http://www.easttexassmokercompany.com" target="_blank

Gator Pits of Texas
Houston, Texas
http://gatorpit.net" target="_blank
Full custom BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate
Backyard/Competition/Catering

Grillnsmoke bbq smokers
Laredo, Texas
http://www.grillnsmoke.com/Page_1.php" target="_blank
Custom smokers

Holstein Manufacturing
Holstein, Iowa
http://www.holsteinmfg.com" target="_blank
Very large range of grills and smokers

Horizon Smokers
Perry, OK
http://www.hightide.com/horizon2/products.html" target="_blank

Jedmaster Cookers
McCalla, Al
http://www.jedmaster.com" target="_blank

JR Enterprises
Dewitt, Arkansas
http://www.jrenterprises.com" target="_blank

KCK BBQ Smokers
Kansas City, KS
http://www.kck.com" target="_blank

L&R Custom BBQ Pits
Stephenville, TX
http://www.lrbbqpits.com" target="_blank

Lang Smoker Cookers
Nahunta, GA
http://www.pigroast.com" target="_blank
Pits made from new propane tanks
Backyard/Competition/Catering

LONE STAR
Custom Pits & Grills, Inc[b]
Humble, Texas
http://www.lonestarcustompits.com" target="_blank
Custom BBQ Pits

Long Horn BBQ pits
Uvalde, Texas
Available at Factory Direct BBQ Pits and Smokers Cedar Park, Texas
http://www.bbqpits.biz/index.html" target="_blank

Lyfe Tyme - BBQ Pits
Uvalde, Texas
http://www.lyfetyme.com" target="_blank

Kearney and Sons Trailers
1035 S State Highway 19
Emory, TX 75440-5667
(903) 473-3405
http://www.ktrlllc.com" target="_blank


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
http://www.bbquepits.com" target="_blank
Mass Produced old style BBQ pits
Party Grills
Lakeland, Florida USA
http://www.partygrills.com" target="_blank

Peoria Custom Cookers
Peoria, Illinois
http://www.peoriacustomcookers.com" target="_blank
Backyard and mobile pits. Rolled plate construction.

PitMaker
6202 Upshaw Drive
Humble, TX 77396-2543
http://www.pitmaker.com" target="_blank

Pits by Jambo (Jamie Geer)
P.O. Box 40326
Fort Worth, Texas 76140-0326
817.223.3918 - 817.572.7631
txjgeer@aol.com" target="_blank
http://www.jambopits.com" target="_blank

Pits by JJ
Houston, Texas
http://www.pitsbyjj.com" target="_blank
BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate

Pitts and Spitts
Houston, Texas
http://pittsandspitts.com" target="_blank
Pits made from New steel plate and stainless steel
Pro Pits
http://www.bbqcookoff.com" target="_blank

Quality Grills
Detroit, MI
http://www.qualitygrills.com" target="_blank
Huge custom mobile pits

Real Grill
West Palm Beach, Florida
http://www.realgrill.com" target="_blank
New propane tank smoker/grills

Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q
Anderson, IN
http://www.sybbq.com" target="_blank
Makes full custom BBQ pits from steel pipe and plate
Backyard/Competition/Catering

SWS Superior Welding Service - Southwest Smoker
North Little Rock, AR
http://www.southwestsmoker.com" target="_blank
Pits made from New steel pipe and plate
Backyard/Competition/Catering

Tejas Smokers
Houston, Texas
http://www.tejassmokers.com" target="_blank

The Good One- Goodwin Enterprises
Burns, KS
http://www.thegood-one.com" target="_blank

TMP BBQ Pits
Midland, Texas
http://www.gotmp.com/bbqpits.htm" target="_blank

Tucker Cookers
Memphis, Tennessee
http://www.tuckercooker.com" target="_blank
Very nice mobile smoker/grills

Wrights BBQ Grills
http://www.wrightsbbqgrills.com" target="_blank

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
http://www.yodersmokers.com" target="_blank

Cabinet style smokers

Backwoods Smokers
http://www.backwoods-smoker.com" target="_blank

Spicewine Iron Works
http://www.spicewineironworks.com" target="_blank
Columbia, MO

Stumps Smokers
Perry, GA
http://www.stumpssmokers.com" target="_blank

Concession trailers
http://www.russellconcessions.com" target="_blank
http://www.extremebbqtrailers.com" target="_blank
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby 3 star redneck » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:48 pm

Zilla, my large brutha! :wink: ....you have too much time on your hands!!!...go practice your chicken cooking! :shock:
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:53 pm

I have a cold! I aint cookin no chicken today! :?
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby bigdaddydanbbq » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:28 pm

A few months ago the camp I work at for kids with special needs, was in search of a smoker for our kids, and fund raising events. If it were not for you taking time to make this list, we would have not known about Diamond Plate Products and their wonderful staff. We now have one of their fat 50 series with side burners and lots of chrome,stacks,wheels and such. Thanks for doing what yall do, thats what makes this such a great forum! Bigdaddydanbbq. :)
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:18 pm

Well I see that an older version of my list made it here, sans my name. I'm guessing DatsBBQ provided it from his site. That's cool.....I intended it to be for Custom smokers or at least for companies that you could actually speak with the builder before buying. I hope the updated list will be useful to you guys. Enjoy
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Papa Tom » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:37 pm

Zilla you OK people........Thanks
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby ExtremeBBQTrailers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:40 pm

I'm honored we made this list. Please feel free to contact me anytime you have any questions regarding our products.

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Extreme BBQ Trailers
901-268-5529
http://www.extremebbqtrailers.com" target="_blank
sales@extremebbqtrailers.com" target="_blank
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby danger831 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:03 pm

how hard would it be for you to highlight the new company s say 2years or newer
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:12 pm

Well for starters I don't know how old any of the companies are. Besides that would be more time then I interested in devoting to this.
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Konrad_Haskins » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:15 am

http://www.lrbbqpits.com is parked FYI.

Thanks for doing this.

It just cracks me up when folks claim to be the best and offer nothing to support that. There are a lot of folks making that claim.
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby bwsdj » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:44 pm

the link listed for jacks old south cookers does not work, I googled it and found the correct one. http://www.jacksoldsouth.com/cookers/
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Re: Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:48 pm

It's Jedmaster anyway, I'll delete JOS
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Re: Custom Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Poke In Da Eye » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:00 am

What about Backwoods Smokers out of Dixie, LA - Vertical Insulated - "If you want to be the Best ..... you have to beat the Best"..... Not saying Backwoods are the Best - I will say they build a Smoker that has won many National Chamionships....... and they have the respect from many Pit Masters on the National Circuit........... JUST compare "apples to apples" when buying.... If you are in the market for an insualted smokers - evaluate ALL for quality and price, same as off-set stick burners ..... be smart look at all of them before spending your hard earned money..... There are MANY Quality Pit bulders out there!!! just my .02 worth....

oh yea, good job on developing the list.......
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Re: Custom Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Zilla » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:43 am

Well, my original intention in compiling this list was to list only shops that do custom work. Backwoods are indeed great cooker but they don't do custom work.
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Re: Custom Pit Builders List 2010 (latest revision)

Postby Dave1972 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:21 pm

Here are a few I did not see, that might be worthy of being on the list. Thanks.

http://www.lonestargrillz.com (Lonestar Grillz)
http://smokersbbqgrills.com (Big Bear Pits)
http://www.batespitts.com (Bates Pits)

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