BATON ROUGE, La., May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship named BBQGuys the national Small Business of the Week. The Committee recognizes one small business each week.
Founded at the dawn of the e-commerce age in 2000, BBQGuys has grown to become the nation's leader in outdoor living online retailers, employing nearly 200 people. BBQGuys is an e-commerce company based in Baton Rouge, La. offering premium products in outdoor living including gas grills, outdoor kitchens, patio furniture, fire pits, indoor and outdoor heating, cooling, and more.
"Not only does Mike run a first-rate business, but he also makes it a priority to say good morning to team members every day and treats his staff and customers with the utmost respect. I'm proud that he and his business call Louisiana home," said U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship.
"To be selected is a great honor since businesses all over the country are considered each week. I've achieved a high level of success with BBQGuys thanks to all the wonderful people who work together to accomplish our goals," said Mike Hackley, CEO of BBQGuys. "We look forward to continuing to grow and strengthen Louisiana's local economy."
BBQGuys is celebrating eleven consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing businesses and the Internet Retailer 500 list of fastest growing online retailers. It is also recognized as a Better Business Bureau A+ rated brand. Hackley is also the owner of Blaze Outdoor Products, a BBQGuys sister company. Blaze manufactures premium gas grills and outdoor kitchen products and is located in Baton Rouge, La. They currently employ 25 people. The BBQGuys headquarters is located at 8151 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge, La. The BBQGuys Showroom includes 10 fully functioning outdoor kitchens, a wall of gas fire displays, and luxury outdoor furniture lounges located at 1811 N Airway Drive in Baton Rouge, La.