WC Vapor Company was founded in 2014 and was registered as a Limited Liability Corporation in the state of Virginia on March 18th, 2014. WC Vapor now operates as an S-Corporation. As of September 2018, WC Vapor operates four retail locations in Roanoke, Salem, Christiansburg, and Forest. We currently have 16 employees. The name WC came from the first name initials of the two owners, William Justice and Charles Hutsell.
In the beginning, the owners collectively sold various products on eBay. Within two months, a website was born. From the beginning, our goal has always been to help people find a better alternative to smoking tobacco products. WC believes in providing vast knowledge and excellent customer service to anyone we do business with.
Throughout 2014, as both founders continued to work full time jobs, we started to attract more local customers through various Facebook groups and networking events. Our nights and weekends were spent filling orders, delivering to customers, and hosting local events where we could showcase the products that we sell. In early 2015, we decided to register as a sponsoring vendor at the upcoming VaperSlam Convention in Winston Salem, NC. VaperSlam was held in March of 2015 and it was a huge success due to being able to meet and interact directly with the public. The success at VaperSlam was all the motivation that we needed to move forward and grow as a company.
In May 2015, we put a down payment on a lease at our first store in Salem, VA. We opened our doors to the public on June 1st. From the first day that WC Vapor Company opened its doors in Salem, we continued to utilize our networks through various forms of social media to get the word out. Throughout the rest of 2015, we continued to grow and by the end of the year, we were able to hire two additional employees.
In early spring 2016, we began discussions of a second storefront. By April 2016, WC Vapor Company of Roanoke was born, and we added an additional full-time employee to help us run the new store location. WC Vapor Company of Roanoke is now where we host events, including Halloween parties, Cloud Competitions, and even the occasional Bachelor party!
In June 2017, we began planning our 3rd retail location in Christiansburg, VA. We opened our doors to the New River Valley on August 1st, 2017. Now into 2018, WC Christiansburg has grown into a sustainable store with 3 employees.
With the success of our 3rd store, we began discussing Lynchburg area as a 4th store location. In February 2018, we signed a lease for our 4th location in Forest, VA. WC Vapor Forest opened its doors on April 1st, 2018.