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Tenant Q + A: Grand Valley Micro Farms

2022-05-20T14:57:20-06:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Kitchen Program, SBDC|

Business: Grand Valley Micro Farms, LLC Owner: Phil and Nate Strouse What does Grand Valley Micro Farms do? We grow and sell microgreens (fruit and vegetable shoots) that have short shelf lives (one to two weeks) and a greater nutrient quality score (NQS) per ounce than other forms of natural food. We produce tasty, [...]

Tenant Q+A: Evolve Behavioral Services

2022-01-10T12:08:29-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Uncategorized|

Business: Evolve Behavioral Services, LLC Owners: Chantal Steele and Rachel Franke What does Evolve Behavioral Services do? Provides applied behavioral analysis to children in the Grand Valley. ABA is skill development for children to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. What inspired you to start this business? The need for ABA in [...]

Essentials in Learning

2021-11-30T11:57:01-07:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program|Tags: , , |

Shari Vandervelde’s husband realized, as a school psychologist, that children diagnosed with ADHD were not receiving the proper help they needed. After receiving an ADHD diagnosis, many children were given medications, but nobody offered to teach them the skills necessary to become successful students. Shari, being an educator, knew she had to come up [...]

Tenant Q+A: Happy Roots Plant Pots

2022-02-04T10:54:52-07:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News, SBDC|

Business: Happy Roots Plant Pots Owners: Rikki Cook and Marc Fiot What does Happy Roots Plant Pots do? Happy Roots designs, develops, manufactures, and sells unique and innovative bottom watering plant pots. What inspired you to start this business? As avid houseplant lovers, we struggled to find quality ceramic planters with proper drainage. We [...]

SafeSpace Builders

2021-09-29T16:08:11-06:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News|Tags: , , , |

Martin Duarte (Project Manager), Lori Siegesmund (Owner), Michelle Powell (Office Manager) Business: SafeSpace Builders Owner: Lori Siegesmund SafeSpace Builders was brought to life when Lori realized there was a need for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant construction specialists in the Grand Junction area. As Grand Junction’s population has been growing, the [...]

Tenant Q+A: Seeds Trust

2021-05-12T15:08:46-06:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News|Tags: , |

Business: Seeds Trust Owners: Julia Coffey & Alisha Wenger What does Seeds Trust do? Seeds Trust sells high-altitude and regionally adapted veggie, wildflower, native grass, and herb seed. What inspired you to start this business? The disappearing biodiversity. We want to strengthen regional seed supply and teach people to save seed for a more [...]

Tenant Q+A: Grand Jun Beverage Company

2021-12-03T14:36:19-07:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News|Tags: , |

Business: Grand Jun Beverage Company Owner: Sarah Wood What does the Grand Jun Beverage Company do? Grand Jun Beverage Co is a fermented beverage manufacturing business. The first product is a Jun Kombucha. This is a fermented tea made with local Western Slope honey and organic green tea. It is a healthy carbonated beverage [...]

JT Crane Service: Taking Business to New Heights

2021-04-30T14:12:10-06:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News, SBDC|Tags: |

Business: JT Crane ServiceOwner: Jeff ThorntonJeff Thornton is a veteran and an equipment operator who had 12 years of crane operating experience and another five years of heavy equipment operator experience. However, something Jeff had limited experience with was starting and growing a business.“The classes and coaches [at the Grand Junction SBDC] have been essential [...]

Tenant Q+A: Confluence Woodcraft

2021-04-07T11:17:40-06:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News|Tags: , |

Business: Confluence WoodcraftOwner: Dave GrossmanWhat does Confluence Woodcraft do?I build furniture from reclaimed wood, embracing the character of the wood to build one-of-a-kind pieces.What inspired you to start this business?A passion of design and woodworkingTell us a little about yourself. I started working in millworks in high school and have always built things. Several companies [...]

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