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Ambius is different. It’s changing the way we think about our workplace and about the environment with which we want to surround ourselves. Most importantly, it’s getting you to think about what’s right for your business.

Our Brand Promise

Our Vision

It’s our vision to establish Ambius as the premier creator of ambience for businesses, which enriches the work experience and enables people to thrive.

Our Values

We are passionate about our colleagues and customers. They are at the center of everything we do. We live by four actions that express how we feel about our relationships…inspire, connect, engage and grow.

We inspire…

…our customers with personalized service, which enhances their well-being and makes them more effective in their working lives.

…our people with leadership founded on trust, respect and integrity. We value the whole individual and care for their body, mind and spirit.

We connect…

…with our customers through their five senses. It’s this complete sensory experience that brings harmony and vibrancy to their daily activities.

…with our people by making their voice count – and by keeping communication crystal clear and open. We embrace the diversity of the Ambius culture.

We engage…

…our customers so they feel respected, listened to and understood. In doing so, we engage them on an emotional level.

…our people by empowering them to take ownership of their customer relationships. We ensure that they have the support and tools that they need to deliver exceptional service.

We grow…

…our customers’ businesses by creating environments that stimulate their senses. Thereby achieving increased productivity, profitability and brand image.

…our people through commitment to training and personal development. We also recognize that profitability is essential to our future success.


PIA Awards (Plantscape Industry Alliance) 2007 Plantscape Industry Award Winner CIPA Awards (California Interior Plantscape Association) ALCA Awards (Associated Landscape Contractors of America) 2006 Plantscape Industry Alliance Awards 2005 Plantscape Industry Alliance Awards 2004 California Interior Plantscape Association Awards 2002 ALCA Interior Environmental Improvement Awards

Career Opportunities

Ambius is a great place to work, even if we do say so ourselves. As a company, we are ethical and environmentally aware. As individuals, we are honest, expressive and inventive.

The result is a positive community that allows real growth and progression.

And, as the largest provider of interior landscaping design, installation and maintenance companies in North America, we have job openings available throughout the US and Canada.


Ambius’ 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 other markets, becoming the leader in the emerging interiorscape industry. In 1988, Tropical Plant Rentals was sold to Rentokil Initial plc, the largest service based organization in the UK. At the time of this acquisition, Tropical Plant Rentals had achieved annual billings of over $30M. The company was renamed Rentokil Tropical Plant Services in 1988 and to Initial Tropical Plants in 2003. On March 24th 2008, Initial Tropical Plants, the leading provider of plants and services for the workplace, re-branded to Ambius. Our North American name change follows the global re-branding from Initial Tropical Plants and Rentokil Tropical Plants to Ambius which was launched in 12 countries across three continents in 2007.

The name Ambius was created from the word ambience. Our new name came from thinking about people and plants, and our role in creating the very best environment that people can work and relax in. The five leaf shapes of the Ambius leaf icon represent the five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. We believe an Ambius environment can stimulate people’s senses to inspire ideas, improve health and lift moods. While our ‘roots’ are clearly in beautifying work environments with plants, our new name reflects our expanded vision to enhance the total workplace environment and our ever expanding capabilities as the premiere provider of enhancing the quality of the work experience by engaging all five senses.

Today, Ambius North America, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. Ambius is the leader at enhancing our customer’s brand image and improving quality of life in the workplace as they change the landscape of business interiors across North America.

Ambius’ coworkers personify professionalism, integrity, reliability, and responsiveness. The average tenure of the Ambius executive management team exceeds two decades resulting in consistent, outstanding service delivery, client loyalty and satisfaction.

Ambius utilizes the latest technology to benefit customers. Tapping into CAD and photo imaging capabilities, Ambius can demonstrate how a facility will look after the Ambius crew has done their magic. Ambius is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive, single source personalized experience for all our customers. Ambius National customers enjoy the benefit of a National Help Desk, with trained personnel to handle any problem in any location within a matter of hours.

The company employs about 900 personnel in over 38 branches in North America. Ambius is a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc; (London Stock Exchange: RTO) a publicly traded international business-to-business organization based in the UK with over 77,000 employees worldwide.


Let Ambius breathe new life into your environment. From the initial design stage through to final completion, Ambius has the vision and experience to deliver a solution that will inspire you in every sense. From plants, replica foliage and holiday décor, exterior landscaping, ambient scenting and art, explore the services we offer:

  • Design
  • Interior landscaping
  • Floral creation
  • Holiday/seasonal décor
  • National accounts
  • Photo imaging
  • Ambient scenting
  • Art
Design Great Ideas by Design Whether you see great design as being original, provocative, expressive, or even indulgent, great design always has a purpose.

That’s why our interior landscape designers specialize in selecting plants, containers and accessories to fit the space, lighting and ambience of every office, to create stunning interior landscapes for you that will stand the test of time. Every interior plant design we create is the result of a process that starts with a visit from one of our trained design consultants. Please contact your local branch office. During this visit, our design consultant will carry out a survey. Here, they’ll take measurements and light readings, and spend time discussing your requirements. This way, you’ll always get the advice and the designs that are right for you and your company or space.

Ambius University

As we create a unified company under the Ambius identity, we need to ensure that all of our colleagues (new and old) are helped to embrace the vision and values of the company. The Ambius University is an initiative that will teach us all how we can effectively and consistently deliver a service experience that lives up to the promises that are set out in our mission statement…

Through building knowledge and identifying excellence, Ambius University will develop tools and provide support, which will empower all colleagues to deliver a consistent service experience to our customers that lives up to the Ambius vision, mission and values.

Ambius University focuses on individual colleagues, creates the tools to translate our brand values into action, and gives genuine empowerment to everyone that will allow us to take ownership of our customer relationships and experiences, which is both motivating and fun.

A steering committee of six people has been formed and is guided by Jeff Mariola, Managing Director and Michelle Rodwell, International Brand & Marketing Director to develop the university in each of the company’s regions and ensure that the training that is developed is relevant and appropriate to the businesses in each region. Additional volunteers contribute to helping prepare and organize the curriculum and training in each country.

Contact Us


Ambius is a Rentokil Initial plc company.
485 East Half Day Road Suite 485 Buffalo Grove,
IL 60089-9089 (847) 634-4250

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