We started as growers.
We started as growers.
EZ‑CLONE® started from a need to propagate our plants in a more precise, reliable way. Two guys in a cold, empty warehouse built a cloning machine that was so useful, friends started asking for one. After too many requests, these growers started a business to mass produce their plant cloning machine. We are successful today in what we do because we were our first customers.
EZ‑CLONE® started from a need to propagate our plants in a more precise, reliable way. Two guys in a garage built a cloning machine that was so useful, friends started asking for one. After too many requests, these growers started a business to mass produce their plant cloning machine. We are successful today in what we do because we were our first customers.
Two friends came back from the US military.
In 1999, after a four-year service in the US Airforce, the two airmen veterans and good friends returned to their hometown, Sacramento, California, to begin their lives post-military. The two became roommates and started growing in their garage as hobbyists.
EZ‑CLONE® Co-Founder, Billy, began his musical artist career as a singer and songwriter through writing and recording his music. Meanwhile, during the same time, his friend went to Sacramento State University to work on his Psychology degree while bartending. Both were starting out and channeled their creative skills into growing and propagating.
An obsession with plant cloning issues leads to pivotal moment.
Growing was a wonderful creative outlet for both men but they soon realized there were a lot of issues with the conventional methods of plant cloning. Billy engulfed himself in the art of cloning, both hydroponics and aeroponics methods.
Billy read everything he could get his hands on to learn about growing. At the same time, Billy and his friend also frequented a local Hydroponics store, and after a few complaints about the lack of mechanical connectivity of some machines, the woman behind the counter offered Billy a job.
He refused at first but then decided to take it to learn more about growing.
The little cloning machine that could.
After months working at the hydroponics store and hearing fellow growers voice their growing and propagating problems, Billy quickly learned that plant propagating was one of the most difficult aspects of growing for the majority of the customers.
This led to the proverbial “aha” moment when a lightbulb went off and the two friends decided to start a business to solve this problem.
Alas, Billy engineered the first EZ‑CLONE® machine that could help growers easily clone their plants. Word quickly got out and the rest, as they say, is HIStory.
Today, EZ‑CLONE® is thriving.
We have been in business for over twenty years now and employ some of the community’s best and brightest minds. We are in major and local retailers, shipping products to all locations in North America. However, we remain steadfast and deeply rooted in our beginnings- growing.
Our philosophy is simple: make exceptional products for growers and give even better service to them.
We like to thank you for letting us share our origin story and our “Why” for being in this business: to make propagation easy and rewarding for hobbyists and professional growers. We hope you try our EZ‑CLONE® Plant Cloning System today and start your journey in something that’s so rewarding.
Billy Blackburn and the EZ‑CLONE® team.