Joe’s journey to being one of the greatest barbeque chefs of all time began over 25 years ago, when he saved up $2000 and built 18 smokers that he took to the State Fair. After the smoke had cleared, he had sold all the smokers he made, and had orders for 200 more. Thus Oklahoma Joe’s was born. With his passion for smokers naturally came a love of barbecue that led him to become a Master of Que, and compete in national competitions. From his first entry in the T-Town BBQ Cook-off in Tulsa to winning the coveted Grand Champion Overall Title at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship.