Daya siblings must deal with ever-changing industry regulations at Bridgeview-area factory.
Three Surrey-raised siblings are juiced about their early successes as e-liquid makers in the emerging vape industry.
The Daya brothers operate VanGo Vapes in the Bridgeview area, not far from where they grew up and long dreamed of money-making enterprises to call their own.
Khizer, the middle brother of the three, is the company’s chief operating officer, while older brother Saadiq serves as CEO and the younger Saabir works as marketing manager.
“My older brother and I, we started off with a paper route but wanted to do something for ourselves, so we started a lawn-mowing business when we were 12 or 13,” Khizer explained.
“We both used to smoke cigarettes when we were a bit older,” he continued, “until someone showed us this vape. I was around 21 and he was 23, and we just kind of took a leap into this, and it grew from there.”
Today, their office/factory complex is filled with the smells of Cactus Jango, Ophelia, Frozen Tropix and other blends they’ve created since entering the business in 2014.
“We started off just small-scale dealing with a couple of Surrey stores and branched out, got bigger and bigger, into Alberta and moved out east from there,” Khizer told the Now-Leader during a tour of VanGo operations, from which they sell approximately 20,000 bottles a month.
In June, their Vanilla Custard e-juice earned Best in Show honours in the tobacco category at Canada’s Vape Expo, held in Toronto.
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