"After winning the Governor's Cup at the WAMP Show, we attribute a big part of our success to Pro Smoker. Their service and support is the best in the industry." - Ron Rose Leroy Meats Horicon, Wl
Harold Hanni founder of Pro Smoker ‘N Roaster® was born on September 14th, 1931. Harold’s family was made up of Cheese and Sausage Makers. Growing up Harold learned everything he knew about cheese and sausage making from his father Gottfried Hanni.
After the time spent serving his country during the Korean War, Harold spent his spare time making sausage with his homemade smoker (made up from an old chest freezer) teaching his 5 sons the family tradition. One cold Wisconsin winter day in 1975 the chest freezer/smoker Harold built caught fire and nearly burnt the house down, this was when Harold realized there had to be a better way. After several drafts of designing the first smoker he finally knew what he wanted, a Model 100 smoker, made by sausage makers, for the sausage maker.
Harold and his sons established in 1977 building smokers for small meat markets and grocery stores. Ken Hanni (Second Generation) took the company over in 1992 and in 1996 Joe Hanni (Third Generation) joined the team as well.
To-date we offer a full range of smoker ovens from 50lb – 8,000lb capacity as well BBQ Smokers, Ovens, Roasters, Generators and more. Pro Smoker ‘N Roaster® does business in 9 different countries with over 3,700 units in the field working today. We thank you for your time and look forward to working with you.
The Hanni Family