In April of 2013, we were having dinner and started talking about vaping and the e-cigarette industry. At the time Dylan had been vaping for about a year and a half and Ryan had been vaping for about two years. Dylan, having just moved to Fresno from San Jose, had seen the E-Cigarette industry explode in the bay area in the past 6 months. Out of that dinner that night, the idea for Fresno City Vapor was born. Ryan possessed a business and accounting background so they believed he could handle that side of the business and Dylan had a lot of experience with vaping and e-cigarettes and had an immense amount of product knowledge. After months of work to start up Fresno City Vapor we finally had our grand opening on August 10, 2013. We had taking our love and passion for vaping and e-cigarettes and turned it into a business.
One of the main focuses of our business was customer service. We wanted to provide the best customer service to every customer that came. We had both had experience with shops and experienced vapers that treated those new to vaping in a condescending manner and we wanted to make sure all customers who came in felt welcome and comfortable enough to ask any questions they needed to. We have built the business to include a wide variety of inventory that caters to those new to the vaping community to experienced vapers looking for high end mechanical mod And rebuildable atomizers. Dylan is the resident builder and product expert and he is able to answer any questions customers have on virtually any e-cigarette product.
Another one of our focuses was to help people quit smoking. We both have experienced incredible results using e-cigarettes to stop smoking regular cigarettes and we have both weened down to low nicotine or zero nicotine. We are aware that many people vape for pleasure and never smoked, but we wanted to make this available to people trying to stop smoking since it had been so successful for both of us.
The last thing we wanted to concentrate on at Fresno City Vapor is the atmosphere and community we have experienced with our fellow vapers. We wanted our store to be a place where people could come and talk, vape, and relax in a comfortable atmosphere. We also wanted to create a sense of community with all of our customers and other vapers and E-Cigarette stores in our community since we have forged such great relationships with fellow vapers.
Come check out Fresno City Vapor. We will make sure you have a great experience at our store whether you are new to the vaping world or you have been vaping for years.
I am one of the co-owners of Fresno City Vapor and I handle most of the financial side of our store operations. I was born and raised in Fresno and have lived here for most of my life. In 2010, I graduated from Fresno State with my degree in Business Administration with an Accountancy emphasis. I have been working in the accounting field since 2005 at everything from local accounting firms to a large accounting firm in the Bay Area.
I have been vaping for over 2 years and actually quit smoking using e-cigarettes after being a smoker for 10 years. Looking back now, when I started using e-cigarettes I had no idea what products and juice to buy and how to use everything correctly. Everything I was purchasing was through websites on the internet and I bought knockoff products and bad tasting juice because I didn’t know any better. Over time I realized that e-cigarettes and vaping were so much more than the small e-cigarette kits they sold in the liquor store.
In late April of 2013, Dylan and I were having dinner and we started talking about how great it would be if there was a brick and mortar vapor store in Fresno. At that time there was not one in Fresno and there was only one other one in the Central Valley. That night Fresno City Vapor was born and since then it has become our obsession. We wanted to open the store to expose Fresno and the Central Valley to the world of vaping and e-cigarettes and to give people a place they could go and look at product in person and get answers to any questions they had. We both wanted to create a place where everyone from the novice to the experienced vapor could come and vape in a friendly and open atmosphere. We are very excited about the store and we are constantly researching new products and juices that come out so we can provide the kind of place that I wish I would have had when I was new to vaping.