Florida farmer Johnny Georges appeared on an episode of the television show “Shark Tank” that has really resonated with both the viewers and the judges. Johnny was on the episode to pitch his product the Tree-T-Pee, which is a product he developed with his late father in the early 1980’s. Developed for the agricultural industry, the Tree-T-Pee works to conserve water and protect trees from frost. It is even made from recycled material.
Johnny was nervous to go on the show and pitch his product to the Sharks, who are can often be harsh and judgmental. His plan of action was to go on, be himself, and at the very least teach people about water conservation. Johnny did much more than that.
The Sharks were impressed with the product and all of them were touched when he shared more about his personal story. Johnny has a passion for helping other farmers, but the Sharks realized that he was selling the product for too low of a cost. After some discussion, investor John Paul DeJoria decided to invest $150,000 with Johnny for 20% of his company. DeJoria said that the product is good for farmers and good for America, which is why he chose to invest.
Since the episode of “Shark Tank” aired, Johnny has been overwhelmed with requests for his Tree-T-Pee. He has recently closed a deal with Home Depot to sell his product as well.