History of Tri State Foliage Tri-State Foliage, Inc was founded in 1985 with the goal of supplying the highest quality tropical foliage and blooming material to the interiorscape industry year-round, not seasonally as has been done previously by other wholesale companies. The greenhouses were built with several different shading zones and state-of-the-art climate controls with an underground heating system to supply a perfect growing and holding environment. Tri State Foliage has one of the largest inventories of tropical plants in the Midwest. In addition to tropical foliage from Florida and California we also stock a wide variety of Hawaiian grown tropicals. During the spring season we expand our product line to include outdoor tropical blooming material for retail garden centers. In addition to our foliage we are also a distributor for New Pro Corp, Fafard Nationwide Mix, Planter Technology CWI Sub-irrigation ( Tournesol Siteworks ) and other hard goods necessary for today's interiorscaper. Also available is Tri State Foliage Wonder plant cleaner. Weekly deliveries are made to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan in climate-controlled trucks to ensure quality goods reach their destination. Our competent sales staff works with customers to find what they want and what they need. Tri State Foliage, Inc was started in 1985. My goal was to supply quality tropical blooming and foliage plant material for the interiorscape market. Prior to starting Tri State Foliage, I had worked for Delhi Flower & Garden Center in Cincinnati, Ohio for 18 years and learned much about tropical foliage in my early years at Delhi. I started traveling to Florida to visit nurseries in 1968. Today I travel to Florida to visit and hand tag plant material every other month. My philosophy is that going to the nursery on a frequent basis enables us to consistently choose the best quality foliage available at that time. Size and quality vary and change from nursery to nursery on each trip to Florida. I have several growers that grow year round for us. I also hand tag larger plant material for our needs as well as special requests from customers. My goal is to supply the highest quality tropical plants on a year round basis. Over the last five years we have begun to offer a large variety of tropical blooming plant material for seasonal/spring market for the local garden centers and landscapers. This market has grown tremendously over the last several years. Bryan has been around the industry for many years ; he worked Tri State Foliage during high school and college where he studied Criminal Justice. In 2001 Bryan began work as a police sergeant for a local municipality. With marriage and a newborn son, Bryan came back to work full time Tri State Foliage in sales/rentals and is excited to meet current and new customers. He is working to bring new technology and ideas to the company. Steve has 18 years of experience in the industry. Steve has previous garden center and greenhouse business experience. Carson has 30 years of experience in the industry. Has worked in the business since 1979. In 1982 he received his degree in Botany from Miami University of Ohio. He lives in Dillsboro, Indiana with his wife and three children.