Hopkins BBQ!

Michael Hopkins – owner of Hopkins BBQ, has served people all his life. He loves serving people and he loves BBQ. Serving people great BBQ just takes it up a notch. Trained by the best, PRIME- BBQ and Christopher Prieto!

So he purchased a BBQ trailer and Jack of all Trades by George turned it into a Masterpiece now known as Hopkins BBQ.

About Client & Project

Client Bio

Mike grew up in BBQ country! Salisbury, NC (Lexington area) has produced some of the best BBQ around unless you are from Rocky Mount or Memphis or Texas or KC. BBQ is in his blood. After serving people in the church and leading mission trips for many years and managing a BBQ restaurant in Raleigh he decided to take early retirement. After a year of culinary school and cooking for years the dream is finally realized!!

Build Specs

BBQ Trailer with 17ft Kitchen and 9ft Screened in Supplemental Kitchen

Exterior Details:

2 -100 lb. Propane tanks
35″x 81″ Side Entry Door
8′ Serving window
9′ x 8′ Screened in Porch with 3 awning doors and 35″ x 81″ door

Finish Schedule:
FRP Ceiling
Diamond plate floor
Stainless steel and FRP walls
Stainless steel tables
Custom built generator rack and LP tank rack


220 Volt System
Electrical outlets
LED Lights
Hood Exhaust Vent stainless steel
13,500 BTU Air Conditioner
Onan 6500 Generator


Portable Tankless Water Heater
Triplex Water Pump
3 – 50 GAL Grey water tank mounted underside of frame
60 GAL Fresh water tank mounted underside of frame
16 Gauge One Compartment Stainless Steel Commercial Sink with 1 Drainboard
Three Compartment Stainless Steel Commercial Sink with Two Drainboards
Wall Mounted Swivel Faucet with 8″ Centers – 12″ Swing Spout
Wall Splash Mount Space Saver 2 – Hole Hand Sink with Side Splashes

Kitchen Layout:
7′ Stainless steel Hood with Exhaust Vent
40 lb. Stainless Steel Floor Fryer
24″ Counter Griddle
29″ One Section Solid Door Reach In Freezer 23 cu. ft.
30″x 36″ Stainless Steel Equipment Stand with Under shelf
48″ Sandwich/ Salad Prep Refrigerator
24″ 4 Burner Gas Range with 20″ Space Saver Oven
3 – 8 ft Shelves
3 – 3 ft Shelves

Supplemental Kitchen Layout:
Ole Hickory Smoker
9′ x 8′ Screened in Porch with 3 awning doors, entry to the Kitchen and exit door.
Diamond plate floor and white metal walls
LED lights
Drain in the floor for cleaning purposes connected to a tank underneath.

Client Review

From the moment I met George I could tell he knew what he was talking about. George and his team have been great to work with! I went in to the shop to see if I could mount a heavy smoker on the porch of a trailer I recently purchased. I came out with a total “makeover”! My trailer is truly a “masterpiece”. “Jack of All Trades” is an understatement. George knows all there is to know about BBQ Trailers.
Thanks George, Tambra, and team!!
– Hopkins BBQ
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Kitchen Walk-Through

3 replies
  1. ismael ba
    ismael ba says:

    omg when I tell you George and his team are the best not just here in NC but in the us period George save me when I was down and stress but he promise me to pass inspection with wake county and I did the first time if you looking for some one full of integrity call jack of all trades by George again thank you brother sister


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