Entrepreneur Inventor Engineer

About Me

Hi There

My roots in the Phoenix Punk Rock scene of the early 80s have shaped who I am and touched nearly every aspect of my personal and professional life. I’ve always adhered to the DIY ethos, and since first purchasing The Anarchist Cookbook at a very young age from the Royal Book Store have found inspiration and creativity surrounding me. In my youth, I tinkered continuously and experimented with anything I could get my hands on, and the stifling nature of traditional school led to me dropping out and going at it on my own.

I ended up working construction for fourteen years in the swimming pool industry, and much like school, I found myself dissatisfied working for someone else and established my own pool company. I built this into a thriving, successful business, and my creative impulse still kept pushing me, so I started designing, engineering and developing unique products. I gained national distribution with my innovative pool products. I found that my real strengths were in brand and product development, which led to me establishing numerous businesses across multiple industries. I have startups ranging from digital cannabis marketplaces to music and live performance equipment and even a vinyl-only record label. I’ve started writing my first book, DIY Startup, which is a roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs based on my experiences.

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Thomas Lopez
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tom@thomaslopez.com
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thomasvictorlopez
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My Creatives

Music

Music

Vinyl Only Slope Records and innovative equipment manufacturer VEX Stands debuting at NAMM 2021.

Cannabis

Cannabis

HEXGRO delivers thoughtfully designed cannabis cultivation equipment for home growers, Seedy connects growers globally.

Pools

Pools

Nationally distributed pool products and industry-leading service for over 15 years in the Phoenix area.

Brands

Brands

VEX Stands, HexGro, Seedy, Slope Records, Pool Patch, Debris Z, Sweep Fins, and Aquavida Pools.

Patents

Patents

By creating my products, I’ve developed a thorough understanding of the patent process.

Book

Book

DIY Startup: The comprehensive guide to creating, building, and growing your brand.