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 (pre-covid). My philosophy is that going to the nursery on a frequent basis enables us to consistently choose the best plants.
Cathy is married to Dan and has been with Tri State since 1985. She is in charge of accounts payable.
Cathy is a retired nurse. She has nine grandkids and enjoys spending time with them and traveling with Dan.
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.
Anna is married to Bryan and has been part of the business off and on for several years to help in the busy season. Recently she has taken a part time position in HR. She has a degree in nursing and works as needed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She and Bryan have three kids, and she loves to spend time with them. She also loves to travel.
Carson has 38 years of experience in the industry. In 1982, he received his degree in Botany from Miami University of Ohio. He lives in Dillsboro, Indiana, with his wife and three children.
Nancy has been at Tri State Foliage since February, 1998. She currently resides in Bright, Indiana. Nancy enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and 5 grandchildren. Her pastimes include gardening, outdoor activities and reading.
Jessica has been with Tri State Foliage since March 2016. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Jessica lives in Hartwell with her husband Jason, dog, and two children. Pre-COVID, they enjoyed going to concerts.
Valerie has been part time with TSF since Oct 2017. She graduated from Ohio University. She spends the her time not at work with her husband at three kids at their many sport events. She doesn’t have much of a green thumb, but luckily she works with paperwork in Accounts Receivable!
Janice is a retired lunch lady who has been full time with Tri State Foliage since 2018. She and her husband Gene live in Ross, Ohio. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids, cooking, gardening and hiking.
Robert drives our Southern route every week, and he’s been in logistics since graduating high school. He also played basketball in China!
Lauren assists with pulling orders, loading trucks, and managing our Saturday crew.
Jacob manages the loading dock and facility maintenance from boilers to head lights !
Rachel assists with the unpackaging of plants and maintaining a healthy plant environment in our various greenhouses.
Alex developed his love for plants while working at a cut flower greenhouse in high school. Over the years he has worked in horticultural sales, written for several industry publications, and now owns a gardening store in Covington, KY. In his previous career as a musician and sound engineer he worked with musical legends like George Clinton and Snoop Dogg. Alex lives in Ludlow, KY with his wife, Sarah, and their two children.
Jim is a retired tractor trailer operator for UPS or as he calls it BIG BROWN.
Jim primarily delivers to the Nashville TN region and occasionally pulls a trailer for TSF during the Spring season.
Dan’s primary route is Columbus OH, he also covers several other regional routes as needed.
Dan’s primary route is PA- Philadelphia, NJ, D.C.
Tim primarily delivers to Louisville KY and the Indianapolis / Bloomington IN areas.
We have a great weekend crew that primarily consist of High School and College students, they handle all in bound shipments of plants that land to us over the weekend.