Home-based business: From show dogs to CBD products, Gebers strives to be #1

The desire to get away from the usual gloomy weather in Northern Oregon brought a major life change and new business to Curt Gebers.

Gebers, owner of Natural Blüm in Boulder City, said he lives in northern Oregon along the Columbia River.

“It was so dark that I bought a house in southern Oregon,” he said.

His new home, a 13-acre plot in a conservation and recreation area along the Applegate River, was prime land for farming. It was close to several award-winning wineries and the orchard of luxury food and gift basket supplier Harry & David. Gebers calls it the “Mecca of the world”.

He said he briefly considered growing wine grapes but there was “no money in the grapes. Instead, he wanted to focus on people’s health and well-being.

His timing coincided with the legalization of cannabis, which was grown on nearby farms. Gebers started growing the plants and harvesting them at a young age to take advantage of the cannabigerol or CBG they contained.

Natural Blüm products contain a blend of CBD and CBG and are free of THC, the chemical that causes the high associated with marijuana. They include a balm made with 12 essential oils, tinctures, bath bombs and salts, and edible gummies.

According to Gebers, its gummies, available in about 35 flavors, help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension while providing a feeling of calm.

He said he was not interested in growing plants for people to smoke.

“I wanted to do something to ease the pain and change lives one person at a time.”

Already in health and wellness, he said he believed using the cannabis he grew for relief was the best opportunity for him.

“I tweaked it until I was where we are today.”

The result, he said, are products that are superior to others on the market.

Being the best at something is nothing new to Gebers. He said he had “an inner drive to be the best. It obliges me. »

This same motivation was behind his success as a breeder and competitor of Cane Corso championship dogs.

He has bred, bred and exhibited four national champions and won many other awards for his dogs.

He is one of seven breed experts for the American Kennel Club, mentors its judges, and has been recognized as a breeder of merit.

Although his Red Rock Canyon Cane Corso puppies have been in high demand, Gebers said he very rarely breeds his dogs and only his friends get the puppies. He said he had 2,500 people on a waiting list.

Gebers has also owned and operated a tax business in Las Vegas since 2003.

For now, however, his main focus is on Natural Blüm.

“It was scary to open a new business, but I believe in what I have.”

He opened the Boulder City site on July 2 and said he has grown his business by 20% every week since then.

Gebers said the business is doing so well that he is already opening two more locations and there is the possibility of national and international distribution.

“Customers will burst into tears,” he said, telling her they were pain free for the first time in years after using his products.

He said it was the small-town charm of Boulder City that convinced him to open his Natural Blüm store in the community.

Editor’s note: Business at Home is an occasional series that offers insight into the personal lives of local business owners.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at [email protected] or 702-586-9523. FFollow @HalisComment on Twitter.

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