Dizzy Pig BBQ, the Manassas, VA based BBQ seasonings manufacturer and Big Green Egg retailer, broke ground on a new building this week. Less than 3 miles from their current location, the new building will be 14,500 sq. ft. with offices, manufacturing, and retail space.
Owner Chris Capell said he realized they had outgrown their current location about 3 years ago and looked for new space. Unable to find a suitable existing structure Capell settled on purchasing a nearby lot and a built-to-suit solution. Construction will be done by local commercial general contractor R.W. Murray Co. Recognizing Dizzy Pig BBQ exports seasonings worldwide and this will be their headquarters, Prince William County designated them as a targeted industry and fast-tracked the permitting process.
With nearly 4 times the space in the new building Capell felt their manufacturing output could increase by 10 fold. Retail Store Manager Joellen Bulgrin told me plans call for retail square footage to triple allowing for additional product lines to complement the killer collection of Big Green Eggs and BBQ spices they have now.
You can’t have a groundbreaking ceremony without BBQ.
After everyone had eaten it was time for the all important ceremonial turning the first sod. The whole Dizzy Pig team joined in.
Chris Capell with Project Manager Eric Biskaduros (right) and Assistant Project Manager Roy Ryan (left).
Site clearing began the next day. R.W. Murray Co. Project Manager Eric Biskaduros said they intend to have the structure up by the end of September and finish in mid December. Owner Chris Capell said opening before Christmas would be nice but a more realistic time table would be January 2017.
I’ve got my fingers crossed for Christmas shopping at the new store. Dizzy Pig BBQ seasonings make excellent presents.