Our Goal

Our goal is to combine years as award winning BBQ Pitmasters with 20 years of chef expertise to provide superior meals at a great price.  We use the highest quality meat and apply the same recipes to our everyday BBQ as we do in competitions.  Pair this with the amazing scratch made sides and the creative dishes we offer and you are sure to have a world class meal.

Our Story

From 2000 to 2007 Chad and Chris cooked together in a restaurant that offered a wide range of cuisine from burgers to high end Italian dishes and everything in between.

In 2007 Chris went on to pursue a career outside of the food industry while Chad continue to work at great restaurants and build a top notch skill set in the kitchen.

Chris started cooking competition BBQ in 2011 and was fortunate enough to have a lot of success to where people wanted to buy his amazing BBQ.

In 2017 Chad and Chris teamed back up to turn Heavy Smoke BBQ in to a business.  We use both methods of expertise to put together amazing meals with more options than just a BBQ joint and do it all for a great price.

2020 brings Heavy Smoke BBQ to its first ever brick and mortar location! Come visit us and get some award winning BBQ for dine-in or carry-out!

Meet the Team

Heavy Smoke BBQ is a family run customer focused business before all else.  Our team will treat you like family while providing an incredible meal that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.


Chris Schafer


Chris is a World Champion Pitmaster that truly cares about nothing more than his family, BBQ, and taking care of his customers.  If he can make it happen for you he will go out of his way to do it.


Chad Brewer



Lindsey Barnhart

Catering Director

Lindsey is new to the Heavy Smoke BBQ team and wants to be part of your next catering event.  She is dedicated to ensuring your catered meal goes perfectly and the food is never a worry when planning your event.


Danielle Schafer

VP of Opertations

Danielle is the backbone of Heavy Smoke BBQ ensuring that things run according to plan.  Danielle is willing to go above and beyond for our customers and loves to create an amazing experience.