About Big Babe Cigars
Big Babe was my dad, a World War II war hero, a straight shooter, a man of action that delivered on his promises. Dad lived what he said and out of admiration we have named our cigar company in his honor. Our yes is our yes, our product is guaranteed, and we intend to exceed your expectations.
Big Babe Cigars was formed out of respect for the greatest man I’ve ever known. He was larger than life, my wisest counselor, incredibly street smart and hard hitting, yet a total softy. Here’s to you Big Babe.
Now go ahead and try one.
About Gary & Chuck
Gary Schmidt - Father & Founder of Big Babe Cigars
Gary was born and raised in Southern California in February of 1959. He always had a “salesman’s spirit” and at a young age of 6, he was already smuggling candy on to the elementary school campus to sell for a profit. At 11 years old he fell in love with surfing and has traveled from Panama to New Zealand searching for the best waves. Later in life, Gary naturally fell into real estate, as a realtor, and did very well, but once the economy started to crumble, his invested fortune started to fall with it. As a man who always enjoyed cigars, and has always had a “visionary” perspective on life, he started to venture down a path, with his oldest son Chuck, which is now: Big Babe Cigars
Chuck Schmidt - Son & Founder of Big Babe Cigars
Chuck grew up in San Pedro, California into a family that was anything but normal. With sense of adventure from his father, and with a love for the unknown from his mother, Chuck always made his own path starting at an early age. Once his family relocated to the Northwest, Chuck found his first and true passion in snowboarding. After graduating high school, visiting 17 different countries, and collecting stories along the way, Chuck naturally fell into business just like his father. He has always admired cigars, its culture and its history, and always dreamed of owning a cigar company, and is now doing just that with the man he looks up to most: his father.