Since 1983, Mike and Jo Baird have been building a family business. It was Mike’s love of animals that started this wild journey. Mike first learned about taxidermy while in High school where he was able to take a Taxidermy class. He worked many odd end jobs through the years, but nothing ever struck his passion like Taxidermy. He and Jo decided to take a huge leap of faith and open their first Taxidermy shop. The shop started out as a one-man operation, and within a few years, they were able to hire their first employee, Fernando Nava, who still works at B&B Taxidermy. Now, B&B Taxidermy has 15 employees, which include Mike & Jo’s son, Frank Baird and two of their nephews, Kevin Stark and Chris Middleton. What started as a small Taxidermy shop mounting only whitetail, ducks and hogs, has now turned into a huge operation that specializes in African, North American and exotic mounts, as well as designing and creating trophy rooms. Mike and Jo have felt so blessed to be able to make a living, while doing something that they love. Many of their customers have turned into lifetime friends, and they have been so lucky to be able to share all of this with their son Frank, who has always been beside them on trips and at the office.
Frank Baird was born into taxidermy and even took his first steps at the shop. His love for animals comes naturally and his taxidermy skills have been taught to him by his father. Frank has an exceptional knowledge of animals, which he learned about during his eight trips to Africa and two trips to New Zealand. Frank was a previous winner of the Houston Safari Club Youth Hunter of the Year award. Frank graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2011 with a degree in Agriculture Science. Frank is proudly passing the tradition of his love for hunting to his son, Hunter, who will hopefully one day also take on a role in B&B Taxidermy.
Originality and creativity is a top priority here at B&B Taxidermy. Mike and Frank are always looking at new ways to mount your trophies and preserve the memories of your hunts. Mike and Frank always love a new challenge and always willing to work with you to bring your visions and dreams alive, whether it be in a mount or designing a new trophy room.
Stop by B&B Taxidermy’s showroom at 11030 Jones Rd West to view the exceptional work of Mike, Frank and their talented staff.