Vote Tim Moore
Blue Haus Group
Blue Haus Group
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Company/organization description (<500 characters)
Blue Haus Group is a private real estate and economic development firm with a focus on creating dynamic urban cores within secondary and tertiary markets. We specialize in the creation and redevelopment of public spaces, neighborhood streetscapes and pop-ups. We work for real estate developers, government agencies, non profit organizations (sometimes all 3!) on revitalizing urban space and creating clean, safe and active places that create value and stimulate economic development.
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
Having two vastly different divisions, some of the milestones of our company lies in the success of our clients. 1 client was voted Top 20 in Hartford Business Journal and another had doubled their revenue over the prior year; which we were really happy to be a part of.
The great part of Blue Haus Group, is that a portion of the revenue from our small business development and marketing work can fund our own ventures. To that extent, the launch of PoP! Hartford has been a great accomplishment. In addition to watching the community's enthusiasm of the project; we've also been successful enough to move from being a pop-up into seeking 2 more permanent locations. The evolution from being a pop-up to becoming a brand has been great and I look forward to it's continued growth. Similarly, watching The Hudson on Pratt begin as a concept and build a solid base community has been rewarding. I felt very strongly, that there were many creatives in the community, seeking an platform to showcase their work; be it fashion, dance, visual art or music. The speed at which this community has rallied around The Hudson on Pratt project has been exciting. At this time we have events booked until about May - which is a great milestone considering how late in 2019 the concept came together.
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
As an entrepreneur, I typically focus on Main Street: local business ventures. This allows us to help other local businesses by being a part of the local community with a local focus. It becomes easier to work with other local businesses when you may have experienced the same struggles locally.
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
We haven't used any outside resources to launch our projects.
What people are saying about Tim Moore ...
Through his company Blue Haus Group, Tim has been able to assist multiple small businesses and fund his economic development initiatives like the activation of local store fronts and underutilized spaces. Daniel J Friedman
Tim has taken a refreshing look at the potential for activating empty city spaces with his innovative pop-up approaches. In a recent event, he used ping pong to help get attendees excited about not just the empty building but the potential of the entire downtown neighborhood. It is an honor to recommend him for recognition as an innovative entrepreneur promoting economic development in Connecticut. David Cooley
Tim Moore deserves serious consideration for the Entrepreneur award for his dedication to business start ups, existing small businesses and mid size companies. Tim regularly sees opportunities with his outside the box thinking and approach to opportunities. Be his his work founding PoP! Harford and Blue Haus Group, or his work on major corporate accounts ranging from State House Square to Lineage Properties to Shelbourne Global Equities, Tim has a true entrepreneur spirit and drive that is unparalleled by many of his peers. David Jakubowski
Tim has been instrumental in helping our downtown entity (The Making Meriden Business Center) explore new ways to activate our empty spaces and places. He also supported our recent "Legacy City: Imagine This!" event in downtown Meriden and drew crowds to his pop-up ping pong activation. We are currently working together on a potential placemaking initiative in the spring that would activate a pedestrian way adjacent to the Hartford Line. His ideas are imaginative and inspiring and definitely worthy of recognition! Lisa Biesak
Tim has just recently opened up PoP! Hartford -- a ping-pong bar in Hartford on Pratt street that is working to revitalize the area and bring more people back to Hartford. He is a brilliant mind who is taking a pragmatic approach, taking his idea from ping-pong bars that have worked in other major cities and bringing it to where it didn't yet exist. TIm's company, BlueHausGroup is also working with the city of Meriden for another idea -- a pop-up bar that will be debuting in spring 2020 near the newly renovated Tranportation Oriented District, trying to get commuters to stop and spend their time and money in the city Phillip Mangiaracina
Tim is very hard working Sterling moore
Since starting Blue Haus Group a few years ago, Tim has been able to privately finance space activations like the PoP! table tennis hall in Hartford and other placemaking projects. As a full-time resident, Tim has unlimited passion and desire for making Hartford CT the very best city to live and work. Michelle Sitler-Gregory
His work with POP! Hartford table tennis hall and Blue Haus Group Marketing. ANTHONY G KALAMAS
Tim founded PoP! A table tennis facility. He wanted to use vacant buildings in downtown Hartford and bring life and fun to the people in surrounding areas. It’s a fun place to bring people together, have social events and be able to unwind after a busy day. Vicki Marino