Frank Good and Pam Hushman, owners of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ in Los Alamos, were honored at a reception Feb. 3 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. From left, Russell Wyrich, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, Cindy Rooney, Pam Hushman, Frank Good, Stephanie Garcia Richard and Ted Lopez. Courtesy/New Mexico SBDC
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos has selected Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, Restaurant and Catering as the Small Business “Success Client of the Year”.
Bob’s Bodacious BBQ is independently owned and operated by Frank Good and Pam Hushman. Both Frank and Pam assumed ownership of the small business on Jan. 3, 2011, and have focused on delivering a quality product to their clients for five years. Their clients include a cross-section of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and workers, teachers, and customers who desire authentic barbeque and outstanding face-to-face customer service.
Of particular note is Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Sauce, which comes in two versions: the Original Bodacious BBQ Sauce and the Sweet Bodacious BBQ Sauce. Frank and Pam pride themselves not only in the quality of their food, but also the delivery of quality customer service that is part of the value that they offer. Both provide a customized and unique product and focus on the relationship with their clients.
“The restaurant industry is very challenging, especially in Los Alamos” says Frank and Pam. “We offer a unique product, and we care about our client’s satisfaction. That makes all the difference in the world,” they both say.
Frank and Pam credit the business expansion assistance that they have received from the Los Alamos SBDC for their success. As Pam stated, “I have been working with Ted Lopez, the Los Alamos SBDC Director, in the utilization of social media tools to grow our catering business. He has been educating us on how we can expand our customer reach at Los Alamos National Labs and the local community.” In addition, Bob’s Bodacious BBQ advocates for small businesses in the Los Alamos community. “We value the knowledge, expertise and counseling that the SBDC provides in our community. They are helping us successfully grow” explain Frank and Pam.
The mission of the SBDC is to provide high quality assistance, education, and resources to potential and existing small businesses in partnership with UNM-Los Alamos. The SBDC office is located on the UNM-Los Alamos campus and provides business assistance services for entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, and existing small businesses in Los Alamos.