Owner’s Representative and Business Strategist for Seattle’s Largest Indoor Cannabis Production and Processing Facility

Calyx King Consulting was engaged to ensure that the enterprise evolved from concept—through design, fundraising, permitting, construction, licensure, and comprehensive operations programming— to launch and exponential growth. A true boot-strap effort. As part of this engagement, we provided the following consulting services:

  • Trusted Advisor
  • Owner’s Representative
  • Functional Design Expertise
  • Seed-to-Sale Expertise

Background

Cultivar Farms was one of the thousands of licensee-applicants within Washington’s nascent recreational cannabis market, and engaged Calyx King for comprehensive guidance and support from the earliest stage.

The Project

Calyx King dedicated itself to understanding Cultivar Farms’s objectives and needs, in terms of market-position, capitalization, and timetable. CKC adapted to Cultivar Farms’s evolving circumstances and offered industry-savvy counsel for all major start-up decisions, including the funding of the company, definition of the brand, and the development of operational protocols for best-in-class cannabis cultivation and processing. In parallel to the facility build-out, and then implemented once the facility was complete, Calyx King developed customized operational protocols (SOPs) and supporting technologies for cannabis cultivation and processing, including customized software solutions and end-to-end operational workflows.

The Solution

A 40,000 square foot facility was built in downtown Seattle, and outfitted and documented sufficiently to Washington Liquor & Cannabis Board regulatory requirement; Cultivar Farms obtained its Tier 3 Cannabis Producer & Processor in October 2016. It’s brands – House of Cultivar, Re-Up Industries, and Pounds & Ounces—are quickly establishing themselves as best-in- class for their respect market segments.