Designers & Contractors of Speciality Horticulture Projects
About the Founder of Voeks, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by Jorma Voeks, a master plumber who is also trained in engineering. Jorma is one of the only contractors in the United States that specializes in the design and construction of specialty horticulture projects. He has built a team of high-tech experts who are as passionate about modern farming as he is. Jorma and his team travel the country designing and building alternative farming systems.
The Future of Modern and Alternative Farms
Urban farming, vertical farming, and hydroponics are all hot topics. Farmers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs are all intensely interested in these new and productive ways to grow crops.
With innovative farming techniques, the future of indoor farming is bright. Instead of greenhouses and open land, farms are now being designed and constructed in commercial warehouses.
Rather than requiring acres and acres of land, indoor farms "build up."
Voeks, Inc. plans and builds farms five to ten levels up and higher.
Farming is no longer thought of in terms of square footage or acres. Instead, the modern farmer and savvy investor plan by the cubic foot. They know that by utilizing the entire space and building up, overhead goes down and profits increase.
Alternative Farming Solves Two Big Problems - Water & Land
For thousands of years, water has been the biggest issue with traditional open-air farming. But, with modern techniques, you can move the farm to the water instead of moving the water to the farm. Plus, the advances in filtration and pathogen suppression have made recycling water economically feasible.
With hydroponics, plants don't grow in traditional soil. Instead, they grow in liquid, sand, or gravel with added nutrients. So, with hydroponics local soil-quality and land isn't a problem anymore.
And now, hydroponic farms are no longer used only in small environments. An increase of technology and advancements have created mega-farms.
These high-tech farms are scaled to deliver their produce sequentially all-year-round.
Now groceries stores can have fresh vegetables year-round. No matter what the weather conditions are, even if there's a significant drought or winter storm, modern techniques have made growing all-year possible despite outside conditions or lack of land.
Farmers can now deliver fresh produce to their local stores in any location including
The Leader in Modern Farming Design
How did Voeks, Inc. become the leader in the design and implementation of this technology?
Well, we were in the right place at the right time. Namely, California. Did you know that the majority of modern farming technology used today in hydroponics was developed in California? That's right. Even though CA is known for its high-tech and Silicon Valley, its primary industry has always been and still is agriculture.
As these new hydroponic technologies were being developed, Voeks, Inc. was the company of choice to implement them.
Voeks Inc. is the trusted contractor for world-renowned research facilities like:
Some of the world's top commercial farms are our customers. Companies like:
We assisted our clients in developing technology that is now called modern farming and urban farming. Our experience has made us experts in:
Since many of our clients are large institutions and international corporations, the team at Voeks, Inc. has been exposed to cutting-edge European ideas and technology.
At the same time, our clients were developing workable solutions for modern farming, Voeks, Inc. created the "behind the curtain" designs and fabrications. We had a tremendous advantage of being trained by these top researchers on what was working and what wasn't.
Being experienced, intelligent, and in the right place at the right time, Voeks Inc. has had a front-row seat on what would become the best methods once they were economically feasible.
What Does Design Have to Do with Modern Farming?
The design incorporates all of the essentials of modern farming and figures out how to implement an entire plan successfully. Whatever it takes for the farmer to be prosperous and consistently produce crops - that's what designs puts together. Design creates a detailed program and design so that the farmer can change and manipulate the growing environment as crops and needs change.
Many people may think that farming and design don't have anything to do with each other. But, they are intertwined. For example, when it comes to water and nutrients, one substance could neutralize another, and you have to understand how to remedy it. And at the same time, you need to make sure the new combination doesn't damage your equipment or destroy your pipes or seals.
Voeks, Inc. understands engineering and how moving water effects nutrients and what tolerances are possible. In the past, farmers had to use several different experts all with differing opinions on the best methods. Voeks, Inc presents workable high-tech solutions for the modern farmer and removes the problem of having to employ multiple experts. We make the contemporary farmer's job more straightforward and profitable.
Contact us today to see how the team at Voeks, Inc. can help you succeed.