About Us

BBQ Pits by Klose was created by David Klose in1986. With the principle goal of maintaining the integrity of the Old Western Trail Drive style of cooking. All BBQ pits are made by hand, with no machinery involved in the manufacturing process except a welding machine, in the spirit of the old style iron foundries.
One welder to one BBQ pit, from the beginning to the end. Handmade, all the way.

David Klose has over 40 years of experience in cooking Texas Style Barbecue and pit fabrication.  He was elected the International Ambassador of Barbecue, by a panel of judges representing “The World BBQ Organization”
David has been featured on BBQ Pitmasters on TLC, Grills Gone Wild and EPIC on Destination America, as well as the Discovery Channel’s World’s Most Extreme TV segments, Food TV Specials and The History Channel’s Modern Marvels.
BBQ Pits by Klose has been featured in television commercials, and fine news papers & magazines nationwide, like Texas Monthly, The Dallas Morning News, Food & Wine Magazine, The American Culinary Review Magazine, The Austin Homes & Gardens food Magazine, and many more.
We have also traveled to Wil, Switzerland cooking in World BBQ Events, as well as Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and even Budapest, Hungary. We have an International Team of Executive Chefs from America that comprise our USA Cooking Team for events in America or Abroad. We hold a number of trophies and titles, as well as Memphis in May’s 2nd place
Peoples Choice AWARD , Reserve Grand Champions of Ireland, & International Grand Champions of the Lisdoonvarna, Ireland Cook-off.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.