About Us

WE Created a Boom

At BoomX, we’re passionate about finding the right cannabis product for you. Our experienced, accessible, and friendly dispensary staff is eager to help everyone – from beginners to connoisseurs – make informed decisions. We believe cannabis is for everyone, and it’s our job to find the right fit for each customer.

From Construction to Cannabis

BoomX is owned and operated by the Massachusetts-based Cardillo family. We humbly began in 1948 when our father/grandfather, Anthony “Red” Cardillo, founded our family-owned construction business, A. Cardillo & Son, Inc. Since then, three generations have made their mark, growing the business from a single bulldozer to a multi-divisional general contractor and real estate developer.

Our 75-year history in the construction industry working together as a family taught us the essential elements of a successful business – honesty, integrity, quality service, hard work, and determination. It’s these values and experiences that serve as the foundation for our new venture in recreational cannabis. We’re determined to be a top trusted New England cannabis company.

HOW IT STARTED: Red Cardillo proudly standing with his first Mack LJ Tractor in the 1950s.

HOW IT STARTED: Red with his Mack EQ dump truck & R2 CAT bulldozer.

HOW IT STARTED: Red operating his new 15B Bucyrus Erie cable backhoe.

HOW IT’S GOING: Today, the 3rd generation has grown the company from its humble beginnings to a multifaceted full-service general contracting and building company. The family is ready and excited to take on this new venture in the cannabis industry with BoomX.


When brainstorming names for our new venture, we wanted something personal and unique that embodied our long family ties to the construction industry. Our family patriarch, Anthony “Red” Cardillo founded A. Cardillo & Sons in 1948, primarily as an excavation company. The large arm of an excavator is called a boom and our multi-generational entrepreneurial spirit is our X-Factor. Putting those together, we got BoomX – the perfect encapsulation of our past and our future!

Our Team

Cardillo Family:

Anthony Cardillo, Tony Cardillo, Kristin Bowles, Mike Cardillo
To learn more about the rest of our team, visit our blog page.


Our 45,000 square foot flagship facility in Shirley features co-located dispensary, cultivation, and manufacturing spaces. Our 4,000 square foot retail store is now open with cultivation coming online soon after. We’re excited to begin creating our own cannabis products to serve our loyal customers!

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To be a good neighbor, we feel you need to be active in the community and provide assistance when possible. We’re committed to investing in projects geared toward community betterment in Shirley and other communities we hope to be in the future.