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About

We have been manufacturing Smokers for over 50 years in Ponca City, OK. Cookshack is the leading authority in barbecue cooking, products and technology. We provide high-end products with exceptional satisfaction to our customers.

Cookshack is the best in the world at providing barbecue solutions: making customers successful through knowledge sharing and resolution-based customer service. We communicate our knowledge to restaurants, professional competitors, and back-yard barbecue enthusiasts by means of focused marketing initiatives and accessible staff. We will be first-to-market with products that are recognized as “the best."

We deliver the taste of barbecue to the world.

Cookshack's philosophy is a reflection of its origins as a small, family owned business. The company provides an excellent product at a fair price. We have a strong work ethic, and we believe that the customer is (almost) always right. We do our best to provide excellent customer service by telephone, e-mail, social media, and our website. Cookshack products are made in the USA, and always have been.

Cookshack was started in the early 1960's by Gene and Judy Ellis of Ponca City, OK. Mr. Ellis was an inventor and entrepreneur who loved barbecue and wanted to find "a better way" to produce great barbecue. The two collaborated on the recipes that became the formulas for our Spicy Barbecue Sauce and dry spice blends.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis ran the company until their deaths in 1985, when their son and daughter, Mark Ellis and Donna Ellis Johnson, took the helm. In 1992, Stuart Powell stepped in as General Manager. Sales have climbed steadily since the company's beginning. Our fastest growing product is the FEC120 and PG500. We employ approximately 50 people in our 21,000 sq. ft. factory in Ponca City, OK.

Our employees are our greatest asset. Most key employees have been with the company for 10 to 20 years. We take pride in making our products in the USA and in the service that we provide after the sale.

In late 2004, we began a relationship with Fast Eddy's BBQ to manufacture and market the Fast Eddy's™ by Cookshack line of large pit smokers. These pits were developed on the barbecue circuit by Ed "Fast Eddy" Maurin, winner of numerous Grand Championships from the barbecue competition circuit. These 100% wood burning pits extended our product line to enable Cookshack to meet just about every need for a smoker oven or pit.

Our most recent developments are the Cookshack Charbroiler, which has been one of the fastest growing products for us since its beginning in 2009, and our latest addition was added in 2011, the Cookshack Pellet Grill. We continue to develop and improve our products with our inspiration of “smokin’ made simple."