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Our Story

Hi there! So you want to learn more about us? Well, get comfy because there’s a lot to tell. 
Johnson Creek was America’s first e-liquid maker and over the years we’ve provided juice directly to the consumer via our website where we ship to over 120 countries around the world. We’ve also made the e-liquid for some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Blu, Fin, and many others. Through our private label bulk manufacturing and bottling program, we’ve helped several companies get started and establish their brands by manufacturing their e-liquid.

Between direct-to-consumer sales, our wholesale bulk e-liquid manufacturing, and our support of brick and mortar vape stores, we are the second largest e-liquid manufacturer in the world.

We were the first e-liquid company to: 

  • Craft our flavors in the USA.
  • Create our flavors using only American-sourced ingredients.
  • Use amber glass bottles to protect the juice from sunlight.
  • Use Child-Resistant safety caps.
  • List the ingredients on the bottle.
  • List nicotine warnings on the bottle.
  • Use tamper evident packaging (shrink banding).
  • State the lot code on the bottle. 
From Kitchen to ISO 9001:2008 Lab

Johnson Creek Enterprises is a company that formed out of a need to make a better product. In 2007 Christian Berkey, our Founder and CEO, picked up his first personal vaporizer. He was amazed with the technology but dismayed with the taste. 

What use is great technology if it doesn’t taste great too? 

At the time, he was only looking for a flavor that he enjoyed. After months of experimenting in his kitchen and then his basement, he created a flavor that he loved. He let a few people sample it and he realized that he had a great product on his hands. Knowing that e-liquid for public consumption should not be made in a basement, he focused on building a proper lab staffed with highly-skilled, intelligent, and motivated people. 

Christian set out to form the right team to help him create Johnson Creek Enterprises. We started with one employee, Christian. Mike Galesky, our President, came on board next. Heidi Braun, our COO, joined the team shortly thereafter. These three people are the foundation of our executive team and continue to lead us today. Click here to read more about our executive team. 

From 2008 to 2011, our base of operations was in Johnson Creek, WI, hence the name “Johnson Creek Enterprises”. We’re more creative with coming up with flavors than naming the company, we promise. We outgrew that facility and moved to Hartland, WI, where we currently call home.

The crown jewel of our facility is our state-of-the-art lab where we believe that quality matters above all else. Our e-liquid is crafted in our facility in Hartland, WI and we only use ingredients sourced from American companies. We’re ISO 9001:2008 certified, we follow full cGMPs, and we have a fully compliant HACCP program. 

Johnson Creek has been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other media outlets. We use hospital grade HEPA filtration in the lab’s independent HVAC system. We also have antimicrobial/antibacterial UV lights to keep the juice as pure as possible. All surfaces in our lab are non-porous including stainless steel workstations. Our lab technicians work under hospital grade ceiling tile and wear full body PPE suits with hair and beard nets. We have degreed chemists on staff and use a Gas Chromatography machine to ensure the quality of our ingredients and completed flavors. 

As always, if you’re ever in the Hartland, Wisconsin area, we encourage you to give us a call and we’d be happy to arrange a tour of our facility!

There’s a lot more to us of course, but we hope you’ve enjoyed this small glimpse into what makes us America’s favorite e-liquid company!