Shawn Santos, Grease Hero Inventor and Owner, was recently interviewed and featured on KHON Living808. He spoke about the recent success of Grease Hero in the “Making It…With Lowe’s” program along with the environmental benefits of Grease Hero drain guards. Watch the full KHON Living808 interview below.
You can also read more about “Making It…With Lowe’s” on the Lowe’s company website.
Grease Hero Success Story
Honolulu (KHON2)- A local man’s clever solution for safe disposal of grease inspired a product called Grease Hero.
Shawn Santos’ creation caught the attention of the ‘Making It With Lowe’s’ contest for business owners and ended up as a top 4 finalist.
“As a landlord and property owner I was constantly dealing with grease clogged drains.,” explains Santos. “When trying to educate my tenants on the damage grease can cause on plumbing drains and even the environment. They would ask what they should use. The only thing at the time was glass jars or coffee cans. There was nothing on the market available to solve this problem. That’s when I set out to find a solution.”
It has been a 5-year journey. From concept to manufacturing to proof of concept to distribution. It first launched in 2019 in the Hawaii market as a proof of concept under the name of FOG Safe. FOG being an acronym of Fats, Oils and Grease. Santos rebranded in 2020 under the name of Grease Hero. The consumer had a better understanding of the product with the name change. The response has been positive. Read the full article here.
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