About Plant Solutions
Keeping living plants looking good all the time is part art, part science, and we’re really good at it.
– Joe Zazzera
PHOENIX INTERIORSCAPE AND BIOPHILIC DESIGN EXPERTS
We have grown into one of the most well-known, highest quality interiorscape companies in the Phoenix area. Our high level of customer service, beautiful design, well-trained horticulturists, and decades of working professionals in the biophilic design community have made us successful year after year.
We value education — for our staff and ourselves. We are at the forefront of biophilic trends, speak at and attend industry conferences, and have access to the most unique, functional, and exotic plants.
YOUR PLANT DESIGN, RENTAL & SERVICE PARTNERS
We seek effective solutions both for our clients and ourselves. We only employ the most efficient ways to water and nourish plants, select plants with the greatest impact on health and wellness for the environment, and only follow the “greenest” ways to do business.
OUR COMPANY HISTORY
Plant Solutions was founded in 1981 with $500 from a credit card and a good attitude. While working for a local defense contractor, Joe Zazzera would design and install projects during the day, while working nights to support his young family. The business grew, and Zazzera eventually began running the business full-time.
In 1988, Joe met a scrappy young man from Minnesota named Pat Mahan. Joe and Pat hit it off well and became fast friends. Pat had been pouring and finishing concrete for a local construction company and was interested in starting his own business.
One of Pat’s first comments to Joe was, “You mean you water people’s plants for a living?” “Yes,” said Joe. “It makes the people in the offices very happy.” Joe went on to say, “I’ll tell you what Pat; let’s separately list our life goals on paper, then get back together to compare.” Their goals matched up nearly item for item and the rest, as they say, is history.
In 1990, after 3 years of working for minimal pay, Pat Mahan became a stockholder of Plant Solutions and earned 50% ownership.