Brother and sister duo, Mike Huberty and Allison Jornlin pitched their tour company during
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to American Ghost Walks after
Allison Jornlin and Mike Huberty appeared on
|Kevin O’Leary||No offer|
|Mark Cuban||No offer|
|Barbara Corcoran||No offer|
|Lori Greiner||No offer|
|Jason Blum||No offer|
Shark Tank American Ghost Walks Update
- Entrepreneurs: Allison Jornlin and Mike Huberty
- Business: Guided ghost walks
- Ask: $250,000 for 15% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Allison Jornlin and Mike Huberty presented American Ghost Walks by sharing a ‘ghost story’ to set the mood. With the scene set, the sharks get a little taste of what their guided, haunted history tours are like.
Their company is currently in 7 states and Puerto Rico and currently has 32 employees that help with the tours.
Mike and Allison are in charge of writing the scripts, doing the research, and finding the stories. They say this is easy in the big cities, simply because the buildings have so much history.
However, it’s especially exciting when they can cover small cities because they’re able to uncover stories that nobody else has.
Guest shark Jason Blum, who is the CEO of Blumhouse Productions, and a horror movie expert, wants to know about sales and how long the business has been around.
Mike shares that Allison started the business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2008. Then, he started out in 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Then, they opened in Minneapolis, then St. Paul, which are just some of their locations. Barbara Corcoran wants to know if these other cities are all equally successful.
Mike admits that they are not. He then shares that in 2020, the only states they had were Minnesota and Wisconsin, and they grossed $92,000.
Then, in 2021, they added Illinois and grossed $392,000 between all the locations. However, they spent $300,000 of that, only profiting $92,000.
In 2022, they moved to $546,000, but their net profit was negative. In fact, they lost $42,000, because they then invested back into the business.
During their current year, they expect to finish with $650,000 in sales. However, they expect to lose $600,000 of that.
Further, Allison states that next, they want to dive into the haunted cruise market.
Jason interjects at this point, stating that Allison and Mike are spread too thin. He advises them to start on one small area and make that profitable before moving into other arenas, but he is out.
Lori Greiner thinks that the company is fun, however, she agrees with everything that Jason said. For this reason, she is also out.
Barbara Corcoran warns the entrepreneurs that they’re making the same mistake that puts many of her entrepreneurs out of business. They need to focus on one thing before they move to the next, but she is out.
Mark Cuban reiterates what the other sharks have shared, but also says that the presentation was all over the place. He’s the next shark out.
This leaves only Kevin O’Leary to make an offer. Unfortunately, he doesn’t think he’d ever get his investment back, or make any money, so for these reasons, he is also out.
Without any offers, Mike and Allison are forced to leave
We have good news to share in our American Ghost Walks update. Although the company didn’t get a deal on
Most companies who appear on the show, tend to receive a nice boost in sales once the episode airs, and we assume this will be the case for American Ghost Walks as well.
A look on the American Ghost Walks website reveals that you can join their mailing list to receive a free ghost story in your inbox, plus deals on merchandise too. They also list their locations in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.
They have a decent following on social media as well, which seems to be proof enough that people are liking what they have to offer.
We have no doubt that the company will continue to grow after airing on
However, in the meantime, you can catch up on the other companies featured during Season 15 Episode 5 here:
For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 15 Products Page!
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