Sundays at the Miller home always meant church, yard work and then beach time — in that order. So Brad Miller and his two brothers along with their dad learned landscaping in the traditional sense — at the end of a shovel. What was duty became joy as Miller developed a love and hobby of all things green — especially potted houseplants.
In 1983, in a classic “Eureka” moment, Brad was struck with the idea of combining his passion for potted plants with a business service. Certainly he reasoned, business leaders appreciate the value of a professional and welcoming ambiance — and live plants were just the ticket.
From the humble beginnings of one small Doctor’s office and a Honda Civic service vehicle — Interior Plant Scapes has grown to include over 400 of Southwest Florida’s most prominent businesses. They truly are a home-town and home-grown small business success.
Brad and Crystal Miller with their first company truck.
Sub-irrigation is an industry game-changer for potted plant care. Interior Plant Scapes is an early adopter and creates their own proprietary system.
Interior Plant Scapes gets its permanent address. Two acres of agriculturally-zoned property, dead center in their SW Florida marketplace.
First annual all-staff photo with a company vehicle -- a new tradition begins.
Insider Secret: Brad and Crystal's 13-year-old daughter, Chelsea, is in the driver's seat, "playing the part" of an employee.
Bryan Hughes joins the team as partner. Longtime friends from church, Brad and Bryan see God's handiwork in creating their partnership that creates a company ready to Grow.
Janine DeChristopher is promoted to General Manager and IPS gets wings. The perfectly fitting plaque on Janine’s credenza: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” - Shakespeare
“Plants aren’t for buildings – Plants are for people.”
You’ll hear this axiom often if you ever attend an Interior Plant Scapes staff meeting, “plants aren’t for buildings — plants are for people.” A great reminder that we are in the people business, and as such our people are our greatest asset.
The Interior Plant Scapes team understands that plants and planters are just a commodity — unless they’re in the hands, and hearts of trained professional people.
Quality and excellence are not an accident — they are the deliberate and intentional outcome of our dedicated people.
Why do you like working at Interior Plant Scapes?
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