About Us

The Founders of Pitmaker have built all types of BBQ Pits & BBQ Trailers, from pipe pits to smokehouses. Through this knowledge & experience, we have created new BBQ Grill & BBQ Smoker designs that we feel are cutting edge & more durable than anything on the market.

The company Pitmaker was founded to pursue true “BBQ Innovation”, taking the cumulative knowledge & experience from a combined 30 years in the BBQ Pit industry as well as our love for competition BBQ cooking to bring truly superior products to market in every way. Here at Pitmaker, we have a dedicated passion & philosophy of bringing the best BBQ Pits to the consumer by virtue of applied technology, innovation, & craftsmanship. We create tried & true designs that have been developed from doing competition BBQ cooking ourselves, & from our experience & innovations from the metal fabrication industry.

They say that when you choose to work in the area that you love & have a passion for what you do, that you will be successful. This, we believe. All anyone has to do is take a close, hard look at our products & compare them to anyone in the industry. Apples to apples, from the quality of materials that we use–to the dedicated labor-intensive craftsmanship that goes into our BBQ pits & BBQ trailers, you will see we have a passion & love for what we do. Everyone takes pride in their work here at Pitmaker. & it shows.

The founders & owners of Pitmaker, Julio Howard, Victor Howard, & George Shore, (our primary designers) love to cook BBQ & smoke meat & we have paid our dues in this arena. Please feel free to check out our winnings & (mis)adventures in our Pitmaker Event Photo links, & social media below. We tailgate &/or compete in competition BBQ Cook-offs at least half of the weekends out of the 52 in the year.

If you are here in Houston or local, we invite you to come & see the BBQ Pits & trailers in action at our next competition cook-off. You can check our event calendar to attend & you can see for yourself how amazing our products work. Follow Pitmaker products & events through our company Facebook page, the Pitmaker YouTube Channel, & our Instagram page. Here we’ve demonstrated & documented our products in action, as well as some behind the scenes looks on the craftsmanship & the “labor of love” work that goes into making a Pitmaker BBQ Grill or Smoker.