Who We Are:
Tuohy Horticultural Enterprises, Inc. is a horticultural plant brokerage company located in the region of Chicago, Illinois. T.H.E. locates quality plant material for garden and nursery centers, wholesale yards, landscapers, villages, and park districts. T.H.E. draws from a carefully selected group national growers, nurseries, and suppliers located in Oregon, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida who possess decades of experience and provide both sustainable as well as exotic plants to its customers.
T.H.E. represents some of the finest recognized names in the industry with proven records of superior plant quality. Since growers typically stock many the same popularly used plants that can be observed in landscaping designs today, T.H.E. identifies those areas of competitive pricing in order to facilitate the sale and shipment of those plants to the desired location, be it a Garden Center, Wholesale Yard, Landscaper place of business, or institutional location.
About the Founder:
T.H.E. was founded by Bob Tuohy in 2000. Being in the Wholesale Brokerage industry for three decades with other national firms, a different way of doing business was considered. Closer customer contact, streamlined order handling, a closer contact with wholesale growers and better quality suppliers were desired. Bob first learned he had a "green thumb" while working for a garden center on the south side of Chicago, then a large Home Center as Merchandise Coordinator, then a Lawn & Garden Distributor, and then 2 National Plant brokerage firms. His skills as a salesman came naturally to him, and his career as a plant broker took off. He has dedicated over 35 years to other well-known companies in the horticultural industry. In 2000, Bob started Tuohy Horticultural Enterprises (T.H.E) in order to continue providing quality products and services to his customers.
Multiple times a year, Bob visits carefully selected plant growers in Oregon, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida. Doing so establishes mutually prosperous long term business relationships,which also allows Bob to personally review the plant material he sells to his customers.
Bob also participates in annual trade shows. T.H.E. had a booth at the annual Mid-Am Trade Show nearly every year until it closed its doors in 2013. We presently exhibit at I-Landscape Trade Show.
When Bob is not working in his office or on the road, he can be found spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, tinkering around with antique toys or singing barbershop and Doo-Wop music. Recently his Barbershop Quartet Cruise Control won the Illinois BHS 2015 Senior Division Barbershop Quartet Contest.
T.H.E. locates, secures, and facilitates the sale of quality material from a large base of quality growers. We accurately represent plant material from a base of quality growers and ship to customers in the upper Midwest. We provide competitive pricing, service after the sale, and paper trail efficiency. We strive for a long and mutually respectable relationship with our vendors and customers.