I am writing today to share a dream and a story with you. Bob and I met through a mutual friend from Little League in 2003, married a year and a half later and created a blended family with his two children Marion and Robert and my two children Brandon and Brianna . We have seen many happy times and unfortunately many sad times. We lost two beautiful friends, Sara 17 and Arielle 20, but they are together in Heaven and are now our Guardian Angels.
We moved to Montgomery, Texas from Aliso Viejo, California in 2007. Yes, a culture shock to some, but we love the small town environment and friends we have found in our little town of Montgomery. Bob growing up on a farm in Woodbury, Georgia and me growing up in a small town outside of Dallas, we both feel home in Montgomery. With three children in college and the fourth close behind we were faced with the challenge of how to put four children through college. We are just normal people with normal jobs. With the loss of our dear friends we felt a closer connection with God and looked to him to help with answering our question.
It has been a tradition over the years to give Bob’s amazing BBQ sauce as Christmas gifts to family, friends and coworkers. By February we would get the repeated call, “we’re out of BBQ sauce, how do we get more?” In 2009, we decided to launch Uncle Bob’s Sauces LLC. What an amazing ride it has been. The support we have received from family and friends has been amazing and we are now in stores nationwide.
In 2010, while looking for a commercial kitchen to manufacture our sauces and rubs, friends presented us with an offer of an existing commercial kitchen that was not being used. The only catch was we needed to open a restaurant and Uncle Bob’s BBQ on the Lake LLC was born. Our family joined together and opened our facility in less than 30 days. It has been a crazy journey!
In 2015, friends of ours built a beautiful wedding venue and asked us if we would be interested in being a preferred vendor for this amazing facility. How could we say no? Yes…Uncle Bob’s Catering was born.
In 2017, Bob retired from his 30 years as a golf course superintendent and now runs the pit full time and can be found in the dining room talking to customers at our new and 2nd location Uncle Bob’s BBQ Montgomery. With all the wedding catering and how busy the lake location has become our little kitchen at the lake just didn’t have enough room for it all. We still operate our original lake location seasonally March-September/October depending on the weather and it is open Fri/Sat and Sun.
In 2018, we secured a much larger location in downtown Montgomery and remodeled it to fit our needs for catering, a second full service restaurant and our new manufacturing facility for our homemade sauces and rubs. Our Montgomery location is full service with a full bar and is open year round Tues-Sun, we are closed for a “family day” on Monday.
We have such an amazing Uncle Bob’s family, we have a great group of employees and you will also find our niece and nephew working and our son Brandon is the general manager. It takes a village!
I continue to work as a flight attendant while continuing to build Uncle Bob’s BBQ on the Lake, Uncle Bob’s BBQ Montgomery, Uncle Bob’s Catering and Uncle Bob’s Sauces. There have been many moments of sheer exhaustion, but we are so blessed. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our trust in God’s plan, the love and help of our children, family, friends and our amazing customers!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Bob and Terri Blalock