Joe Davidosn was always looking for a superior smoker that exceeds everything else in the market. When he could not find it, he decided to build his own smoker in 1987, so he saved $2000 to make 12 high-quality smokers with a unique design, and he sold them all in Oklahoma State fair in the same year and received numerous purchase orders. Joe then started Oklahoma Joe’s to manufacture smokers and smoking accessories on a commercial scale, and his products were a huge success. By 1994, his small factory could not keep up with the demand, so he built a larger factory capable of producing 100,000 smokers per year and employing more than 150 employees. Ever Since, Oklahoma Joe’s has become a leader in the smoking market and has won more than 300 awards to surpass older and larger smoker brands in the US.