The Grower’s Secret Story began in 1995 on a mushroom farm on Maui with a phone call that started a collaboration between two long time friends, Bryan Hiromoto and Wesley Chun. Together, they identified several species of edible mushroom that produced nematicidal compounds. One mushroom was soon found to produce a compound that significantly stimulates plant growth. In 1998, Advanced Biological Research, LLC (ABR better known as Albert Pleus, Bryan Hiromoto, Randy Harve) was formed and the process to produce large quantities of this compound in a liquid fermentation culture was developed. Field validation was conducted in Hawaii and by third party researchers with the support of a federal grant. By 2003, large bioreactor incubation was established and the growth enhancer was sold commercially as Liquid Compost Factor and in retail stores such as Ace Hardware, KMart, and Long's Drugs as PGE.
In 2010, Chaz Berman agreed to commercialize the material and ABR became Grower’s Secret, Inc. The plant growth enhancer was rebranded as Grower’s Secret Professional (GSP), marketing efforts were expanded, and the company explored expanding the product line. After enhancing fish emulsion with GSP, the company has added several organic fertilizers and supplements to their product line. In 2014, we added an organic, high nitrogen fertilizer derived from soy beans called Grower’s Secret Nitrogen 13-0-0 to our family.
By 2015, GSI added Earth Emulsion 2-3-3. Today, we offer 4 products, all designed to sustainably increase agricultural productivity. And we are always looking to follow in our founder's footsteps to conceive, design and produce Innovative Organic Solutions so farmers have more choices to grow sustainably.
|HQ||Concord, CA, US||Map|
|Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)||13|
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Time since last funding
|7 years ago|
Grower's Secret has 633 Twitter Followers. The number of followers has decreased 0.4% month over month
When was Grower's Secret founded?
Grower's Secret was founded in 1998.
Who are Grower's Secret key executives?
Grower's Secret's key executives are Charles Berman.
How many employees does Grower's Secret have?
Grower's Secret has 13 employees.
Who are Grower's Secret competitors?
Competitors of Grower's Secret include Rootility, Tropical Melhoramento & Genetica and Enko Chem.
Where is Grower's Secret headquarters?
Grower's Secret headquarters is located at 5143 Port Chicago Hwy suite a, Concord.
Where are Grower's Secret offices?
Grower's Secret has offices in Concord and Honolulu.
How many offices does Grower's Secret have?
Grower's Secret has 2 offices.
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