Jim Ugone, president,
with The U Can prototype March 2009
About The U Can Brand
The U CAN Brand LLC was founded in June 2009 by a seasoned entrepreneur and expert horticulturist. Jim Ugone, president, discovered through his own passion for gardening, a singular solution to multiple tasks by creating an all-in-one watering can for his gardening needs. In seeking to eliminate his frustration with the inconvenience of using fertilizers, he developed a brand new way to simplify watering and fertilizing.
A graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the University of Massachusetts, Ugone also earned a master’s degree in vocational education from the University of New Hampshire. He taught vocational horticulture for nearly ten years before entering the world of finance. His first company, which he later sold, was an insurance agency serving many in the horticulture field. His current successful venture, which he still owns and operates today, is a financial management investment firm.
“As a professional investment advisor, I garden to relieve the stress from my job as many Americans do. During my hours spent gardening I’m always thinking of ways to make it easier and more enjoyable. The U CAN was born out of personal experience and necessity,” Ugone notes.