By Steve Wall
How did you start the company?
My brother Kurt and I get together a few times during deer season to get out and enjoy the outdoors together, ” he is not a big hunter ” but its not always about the hunt as it is about quality time. While after a few hours of watching the deer move below us and out of range we moved locations and set up on hill watching over the bottom where the deer had been passing through. Well after a few hours of constantly sliding down the hill and the switching sides to keep my legs from falling asleep we starting pondering a solution to hunting on hillsides. That evening on the way home we began to talk about ideas and concepts that may possibly work. Myself having a metal working background we went straight to hardware store the next day and bought materials to try and build the idea that we had created in our minds. After countless hours in my garage and a few prototypes we had developed what we think is the comfortable solution to ground hunting, the Hilljacked. After the trial and error stage I finally showed longtime friend and hunting partner Kevin Bond our idea to get his thoughts and insight. He was just as excited as we were about the product and was happy to jump on board.
Conception of the idea was in November of 2013 and throughout the testing and patent process we were able to launch our product in march of 2014, just in time for spring turkey season.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Trying to launch a new product is very difficult even frustrating at times for that matter. The people that we have met and the support throughout this journey have been incredible. The coolest part of this whole thing is having customers send in pictures using the hilljacked and say how it has helped them to be successful in the field. This whole process has opened new doors I would have never known that were in my grasp before, to be a part of the hunting industry has always been a dream of mine.
The hilljacked chair is our main product. I have however built a custom adjustable dog stand for marsh hunting. I will do custom work to some extent.
I am currently field testing another version of the hilljacked, a compact, lighter version expected to launch spring 2016
Anyone looking for a comfortable place to sit!!
I would have to say my all-time memorable hunt was in January 2011. I was able to harvest a cow elk with my bow in eastern KY with my father and best friend at my side.
Facebook: https: Green Industries llc
Twitter: @hilljackedky and @keghunting
Instagram: @hilljackedky and @keghunting
Hunting the hill country of Southwest Wisconsin, I am definitely going to be ordering myself a HillJacked before turkey season! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and improve my comfort level while hunting. If you check out the website, you will notice that the Slumper Seats that were in the Company Spotlight last week are compatible with this chair.