VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
A native of Sunset, Louisiana, my dream of being an entrepreneur started early. I have always enjoyed welding, fabrication, and design. As a high school student, I focused a lot of time on becoming a skilled welder and fabricator. I spent 4 years in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. I designed and manufactured my first barbeque pit at the young age of 14.
After graduating from high school, I joined the Army National Guard. While in the Army National Guard, I attended and graduated from Fort Leonardwood, Missouri Engineering School. I later completed my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. While pursuing various careers and designing barbeque pits, I quickly realized that my only true passion was in barbeque pit design and manufacturing. In 1996, with much thought and planning, I decided to open my own custom pit shop entitled GATOR PIT. Staying true to my native State of Louisiana (alligators are known to live) and because one of my most unique and popular pit designs attach on the back of trucks for TAIL-GATING barbeque, is how the name was originated.
I can not express how much I enjoy the art of barbecue pit design. Because of my great passion in what I do, I pride myself in knowing that my GATOR PIT BBQ PITS are the best on the market and offer features you will not find anywhere else but GATOR PIT. I personally assist all customers in custom designing pits that will best fit their barbeque needs. Just check out our testimonials page and you see what our customers all over the world say about GATOR PIT. GATOR PIT offers custom pits at affordable prices. Just compare and see for yourself. I know no one offers the quality and features of a GATOR PIT grill or smoker for the price.
Being a Custom Pit Designer and Manufacturer, I offer great custom-made pits at truly affordable prices and that is something that no one can argue. Just shop around and compare. I look at the competition everyday and I know no one offers the quality and features of a GATOR PIT BBQ PIT for the price. The design and quality of my pits has been recognized by newspapers, magazines, television, and numerous BBQ websites worldwide. I have been interviewed and articles published by Texas Monthly Magazine and many other BBQ related newspapers , magazines, and websites such as The Houston Chronicle, National Barbecue News, Full Throttle Magazine, and many others. Gator Pit was voted Top Ten "Coolest BBQ Pits" in the United States and abroad. Gator Pit was interviewed and aired on television by Food TV. Discovery Channel had a TV Episode "King of the Grill" where Ritch and Gator Pit was the focus of the 1 hour show. It aired on Destination America in the US and abroad. Ritch even appeared on History Channel's "On Fire" episode. Ritch was aired on VICE's "Most Expensivest" with rapper and hose, 2Chains, interviewing Ritch. Browse the world wide web and see what people are saying about Gator Pit. Gator Pit has been called the Jessie James and Orange County Choppers of BBQ Pits. Truly custom and quality you will not get anywhere else for the price.
Customer Service is very important to me. Feel free to contact me anytime or come by my facility. I do not want my Gator Pit customers to get my pit and have questions about how to use, what to cook with, etc. For this reason, I encourage all of you to contact us at Gator Pit and inquire about our pits and get the information you really need to know in determining a pit to fit and meet your wants and needs. I look forward to hearing from you.