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 also are a distributor for New Pro Corp, Michigan Growers Products Sure Mix soil, 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 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 plants.
Growing up in the family business I have worked in the greenhouses from the time I was legally allowed to be put to work! My formal education includes a brief time at Ohio State University Horticulture program and a degree with the University of Cincinnati. I have continued my education by staying active and involved with associations such as American Hort. I enjoy learning about others and their business to find ways to partner with each other for a successful relationship.
Cathy is married to Dan and has been with Tristate since 1985. She is in charge of accounts payable.
Cathy is a retired nurse. She has six grandkids and enjoys spending time with them and traveling with Dan.
Jessica has been with Tristate Foliage since March 2016. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Jessica lives in Springdale with her husband Jason and two dogs. They enjoy attending concerts.
Peggy joined Tristate Foliage in September 2017. She has an Associates Degree in Management Information Systems. Peggy and her husband Mike live in Whiteoak along with their two kids and dog. They enjoy boating and traveling.