Mon, April 22, 2024

Local business builds success in food trailer industry

Food trailers are becoming increasingly popular and are used to sell everything from coffee to lobster dogs, and many of those trailers were built at a small business in Thomson.

Best Built Trailers located at 225 West Hill St. manufactures, sells, and services food trailers for businesses throughout the U.S., Canada, and even the Bahamas, according to owner, Lee Briggs. In the CSRA, those businesses include The Skinny Taco, Smokeshow Southern BBQ, and Diablo’s Southwest Grill.

Best Built also sells kitchen appliances and provides service for all types of trailers.


“We like to think of ourselves as a one-stop shop,” Briggs said.

He said they customize trailers based on each customer’s needs and preferences.

“We like to say we’re partners with our customers,” Briggs said. “We educate them on what they need to get started, including regulations.”

He recently bought the company, which is about 20 years old, and didn’t realize there would be so much demand for its services.

“The food truck industry has grown by 10-20% year over year for the last 15 years,” Briggs said.

He said he and his team currently focus more on customer service than ever before because the more successful his customers become, the more successful his business will be.

“We’re very transparent in what we do; we try to operate based on our Christian values,” Briggs said. “We want to solve their problems and help them get going; we get enjoyment out of seeing our customers succeed.”

Best Built Trailers is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 706-361-0698.

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