Friday, March 10, 2017

Business spotlight - High Wire Hydroponics by Michelle Libby it comes to indoor or outdoor gardening and cultivation, High Wire Hydroponics in Raymond has the tools and knowledge to help the beginner to the advanced gardener succeed. Owners Sean Heggarty, Adam Nappi and Jeff Buckley opened the store at 1 Murray Drive, off Route 302, in 2014. Since that time they have outgrown their current location and have plans to open another store on Murray Drive. 

“All of us have been medical marijuana card carriers before the law to keep a foothold in the market that’s going to explode,” said Heggarty. 

In the store, they have indoor and outdoor growing equipment and all the free advice a person could need, Heggarty said. From soil to plant food, oxygen and plant pots, there are many options for growing plants at High Wire Hydroponics. 

Most of the people coming and going from the store are repeat customers and the owners welcome them by name. If there is an item a customer needs and it’s not in the store, the staff can order the items from their distributers. 

“We are very customer oriented,” said Heggarty. “Come in, chill.” They also offer customer appreciation parties and VIP parties to keep relationships tight.

Hire Wire delivers pallets of soil and are grow consultants. They lend a hand whenever needed.
In the future space, the owners plan to hold classes for medical marijuana providers, or those who want to learn to grow marijuana or other plants using hydroponics. They plan to offer classes in good soil cultivation, general gardening and more. From novice to expert growers, High Wire has the right supplies to get gardens to thrive. 
L to R: Josh Johnson, Sean Heggarty, Adam Nappi, Jeff Sloat

The store carries a large variety of plant food. “It’s a nice alternative to Miracle Grow,” Heggarty said. “We have better prices than a nursery and more variety for sure.” They offer many different brand lines to offer customers a vast choice of products. 

“For an indoor set up, there’s a lot more to it, but it can be easy,” Heggarty said. “Hydroponic grows plants quickly but it’s more of a project to build the system. Some want to put a plant in the ground.”
“The people who do best with hydroponics are those who are meticulous, take good notes and are detail-oriented. The system has to be checked often. If a pump dies, within two hours the plants will die”, he said.  

Maine law that went into effect January 30, 2017 - “Allows persons over 21 years to grow six mature plants and possess 2.5 ounces.” The other part of the law allows retail sale and taxation of marijuana has a legislature approved moratorium in effect. 

“It’s a huge part of the culture up here, if you’re willing to admit it or not,” he said.
Heggarty expects to see an increase in business in spring and summer, as people try their hands at growing outside their houses. Outside gardening balances the cost and ease of use against the technical side of hydroponics for those who want to be “dialed in” to their plants. 

“We’re here to help. There’s a huge uptick of new growers we can help from start to finish,” Heggarty said.

Heggarty has a degree in environmental policy and planning and has had a few other businesses before opening High Wire Hydroponics. The owners just closed on a parcel of land next to their building where they plan to create a disk golf course. They already sell the disks and other equipment in the store, so they saw this as an opportunity. It should be finished in the fall, Heggarty said. 

“We’re young, we might as well go for it,” Heggarty explained about expanding the business.
The store is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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