The year is 2007. Frank Cox has just built a new house, and the deck is crying out for a barbecue pit...
So he gets online in search of plans to build a wood smoker… and comes up mostly empty-handed. Realizing no one had yet cracked the code on DIY cooker design (or if they had, they weren’t sharing!), Frank set out to build his own from the ground up — and he hasn’t stopped building since.
SmokerBuilder® was created in 2010 with a singular goal: to build the best damn barbecue pits possible. After helping thousands of people fabricate their own pits with his DIY smoker plans, in 2012 Frank pivoted to custom-building cookers for pro pitmasters.
Now occupying a 25,000 square foot shop located along Route 66 in Rolla, Missouri, SmokerBuilder® has grown into the most comprehensive and in-depth resource for barbecue smoker and pit design, prototyping and fabrication.
Serving a global audience, SmokerBuilder® has influenced businesses across the barbecue industry, from smoker production and construction to restaurants and food trucks.
From Draftmaster™ drum smokers and traditional patio offset smokers to unique custom builds, SmokerBuilder® designs cookers for both home and commercial use that are built to last a lifetime.