Welcome to Smoke Daddy, Inc. I am
Dennis and I would like to share with you a bit about myself, my family and
invite you to become a part of it.
Smoke Daddy, Inc. is a family
owned business that is committed to producing quality cold smokers.
We are proud to provide our customers with a variety of exclusive and unique
products sure to please the novice, the expert and the in between. Our great
customer relations have steadily grown over the past few years because we
stand behind our products and give personal support whenever needed. Much
has been learned from our exchanges with customers and it is always a
pleasure to share information and offer support. I'm interested in hearing
about custom applications of our products. I am available by
email or phone (
847-336-1329 ) for help. I
love to hear customer ideas and to know how a project has turned out.
At Smoke Daddy, Inc. we are committed to bring you the best products
affordably. We have considered expanding into large box stores, but have
decided that it is more important to avoid all the mark ups that go along
with that approach. Also that would do away with so much of the personalized
support and relationships we are developing with our customers. We prefer to
gain a good reputation by word of mouth, great service and we like our grass
roots approach. We are committed to doing our best to build a strong
relationship with our customers and hope for your endorsement.
We are a small but growing company. Smoke Daddy, Inc. evolved from it's
beginning of being a hobbyist's garage project with the grandsons to a more
serious venture when my wife, Sarah, and I needed a new source of income. I
was semi-retired from a long career as a machinist but found that I could
not slow down. I always need to be productive and I enjoy making the Smoke
Daddy cold smokers I designed.
Sarah was a community liaison for people with psychiatric disorders,
assisting to find social services to aid in recovery. That came to an end
with State of Illinois budget cuts a few years ago. She encouraged the
development of Smoke Daddy, Inc and is President of the corporation today.
Sarah enjoys the work involved and is a part of the reason we are gaining
Our daughter, Liz, has become an integral part of the company over the past
several years. She works with us full time and manages our shipping as well
as many other responsibilities. She and our friend, Gary, do a fantastic job
of keeping up with our orders. Gary also does a nice job of testing products
before they reach our customers. Our daughter, Nancy, works for a law firm
full time, but finds time to help us. She and her husband, Joe, have two
boys who are "works in progress" for the future of Smoke Daddy, Inc. They
enjoy helping when they are not in school and are learning a little about
business. Who knows, maybe someday they'll run the place!
Please check us out and watch our videos while you're on the website. They
may not be too professional, but we have fun making them and they are pretty
informative. We have some great pictures sent to us from customers showing
their creative usage of our products. Thank you for your interest in us and
for taking a look behind the scenes.