It’s true that Brooklyn native Roger Volodarsky initially founded Puffco – the industry’s premier vaporizer company – on a dare from a friend. An early adopter of cannabis concentrates and a serial entrepreneur, Roger quickly identified several gaps in the vaporizer marketplace – including a growing demand for well-designed devices ¬¬¬– and set to work designing Puffco’s first product.
With a hands-on approach to leadership, Roger immersed himself in all aspects of the vaporization marketplace, from the engineering challenges presented by the devices themselves through to the branding, marketing, and packaging of Puffco. In 2013, the company launched its first device, The Puffco Pro, which went on to runaway success, seeing gross sales of $250,000 in the first 6 months on the market. This provided Roger and his tight-knit team with a unique opportunity to build Puffco the only way they knew how from the ground up.
Three years later, the company has expanded their line of products – which now includes The Puffco Pro 2, a thoroughly reimagined update to the original Pro, and of course, their flagship Puffco Plus ¬– as well as a line of accessories and apparel. Along the way, Puffco has garnered widespread critical acclaim, numerous awards, and recognition as the obvious industry benchmark.
“As a relatively small company, we function like a startup, which gives us the freedom to continually disrupt the current marketplace by focusing on high-design engineering to create what we think are the most anticipated new vaporizers on the market,” said Roger.
His goal is to provide the highest quality and most memorable vaping experience for the enjoyment of concentrates and oils. “We are the consumers we make our products for,” Roger explained. “So our goal is to develop products we wish existed instead of products we hope people will buy, which makes this such an exciting challenge.”
Puffco aims to satisfy the needs and expectations not only of the true connoisseurs but also the next generation of concentrate enthusiasts.