Nick grew up tinkering. It was the boom of the Internet and he couldn’t stay off the computer building websites of all shapes, sizes, glass gradient buttons, and Web 2.0 goodness. While in high school he started a small agency with a friend to help local companies get on the web. Eventually, while working his first "real job" as a nuclear mechanic, Nick took on a side project to build a Shopify store for a local startup and came to love working with the platform.
Soon after, he quit his job and started Helium as an agency, building custom projects for clients. While building new stores for clients, the need for new apps on the Shopify market was clear. That’s when Helium started. We launched the first app “Bacon Mega Menu” in 2015. With a bit of time, merchants started using the app and it gained some traction.
With a bad name and plenty of enthusiasm, we continued building other apps for the platform. Bacon has since been rebranded to "Meteor Mega Menu", we launched a new app called "Customer Fields" (which quickly surpassed Meteor in popularity), built a theme, worked on hundreds of custom projects, and we haven't stopped pushing.
But we're only getting started.