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AT A GLANCE Company: Acme Hydroponics Owners: Kristen Biron and Jason Pozzi Location: 300 Nickel Street, Suite Broomfield, Colorado Phone: 1-720-524-7306 Email: info@acmehydroponics.net Web: www.acmehydroponics.net Motto: “Grow healthy.”

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Kristen Biron and Jason Pozzi, owners of Acme Hydroponics in Broomfield, Colorado, reveal the history behind their love of gardening and share their wise words to live—and grow—by. When people think of ‘ACME’, they typically think of the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons—Wile E. Coyote would open a crate labeled ‘ACME’ and produce any number of mechanical contraptions designed to help him capture Roadrunner. At Acme Hydroponics in Broomfield, Colorado, they too strive to provide a myriad of products and services to the growers in the Denver area. The word ‘acme’ means ‘the highest point’, and in 2010 that was the guiding vision of owners Kristen Biron and Jason Pozzi when they established their grow shop. They wanted to be the best in every aspect of the business. Kristen and Jason, both East Coast transplants, came from corporate customer service careers prior to opening the store. Both were used to working long hours and developing strong relationships with their customers. Kristen, a former manager at Enterprise Rent-a-Car at Denver International Airport, and Jason, a general manager for Centerplate at Folsom Field in Boulder, were eager to focus their passion for excellent customer service on a business of their own. Their vision became a reality when they found the location at 300 Nickel Street in Broomfield, Colorado, and opened the doors to Acme. Kristen grew up on a farm in Connecticut. Her uncle, Wayne Hackney, was well established in the pumpkin growing industry in New England, where he was also a pioneer in the field of competitive giant pumpkin growing. An innovator in introducing hydroponic growing techniques to the field as far back as the 1970s, he has been a constant source of expertise and support for Acme. Jason developed his appreciation for the value of organic foods while working for Whole Food Markets. His belief

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