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Norma Gean’s BBQ Station is probably one of the best-kept secrets around. It became a reality in the mid 1980’s but never really got its name until early 2005. Bill or “Burgie” (nickname), Norma Gean’s husband was in the Petroleum Transportation industry when his Brother-n-law introduced him to a gentleman by the name of John Beard.

John had built a BBQ Train for Country Western Star Buck Owens and showed him a picture of it. Burgie who was very impressed with the BBQ Train decided he would like to have one of those BBQ Trains like “Buck”, but a little bigger. By the time it got around to building it John was building some other BBQ Trains so a man named Garrett and “Burgie’s” Brother-n-law Newlin Tootle started building the BBQ Train which was designed after a 1898 General Locomotive. Seven months later it was finally completed and ready for the first test. The first test was for some homeless folks where they Barbecued 450 ½ chickens. Everything went great, but they had a lot to learn.


Over 30 Years Of BBQ Service


Burgie had always loved to BBQ and Norma Gean was determined to make some seasoning and rub that would capture the taste buds of every tongue it touched. She developed the seasoning and rubs from recipes she had gotten from relatives from her home State of Oklahoma.

The rest is history as Norma Gean has mastered her skills along with Burgie’s BBQ techniques, which have become an experience tasted by thousands.

The best-kept secret was that “Burgie” only used their BBQ as a business tool for their customers in the Oil Industry as an appreciation for their business. What begun to happen over the years, many of their customers or their employees would ask them if they would do a private party, company picnic, wedding, birthday party, retirement party, etc. They have been doing it now for their restricted clients for over 18 years and have traveled the entire state of California and into Oregon and Nevada.

Because of their love for Barbecuing, they decided to create Norma Gean’s BBQ Station and allow others to be able to share the secret that was restricted to their clients from the Petroleum Transportation business.

With this, if you are looking for the “Ultimate Outdoor BBQ Experience”, you have found it. We cater to just about any type of party or function and when we pack up and leave we promise to leave you with a good taste in your mouth.

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