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Initial Tropical Plants’ roots stem back to 1963 when Gerry Leider, a young Chicago entrepreneur, launched Tropical Plant Rentals. In 1975, Tropical Plant Rentals began their expansion into a dozen other markets, becoming the leader in the emerging interiorscape industry. In 1989, Tropical Plants Rentals was sold to Rentokil Initial plc, the largest service based organization in the UK. At the time of this acquisition, Tropical Plants Rentals had achieved annual billings of over $40M. The company was renamed Rentokil Tropical Plants Services in 1988 and to its current name Initial Tropical Plants in 2003. With the acquisition of TruGreen in 2000, Initial Tropical Plants secured footprints in nearly every major North American market.

Today, Initial Tropical Plants (ITP), headquartered in Riverwoods, Illinois is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. Initial Tropical Plants is the leader at enhancing the customer’s brand image and improving quality of life in the workplace as they change the landscape of business interiors across North America.