Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc. of Glenview, Illinois was
established in the late 1960’s by Lou Horvath. The original focus was
high-end garden design, maintenance and installations throughout
Chicago’s Lake Michigan north shore community. In 1986, Kurt Horvath
took over the family business from his father, maintaining its artistic
reputation. After installing his and one of Chicago’s first green roofs
in 2000, Horvath has made green roofs his focus and passion. Horvath
traveled to Germany and other European countries to understand the
history of green roof systems and the most reputable manufacturers.
Intrinsic is an approved installer for virtually all green roof systems
in the United States.
Our sister company, Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc. has a large
growing facility outside of Chicago, which grows a diverse palette of
green roof plants and hosts testing of green roof media & system
components. IPG has developed different patented plant species uniquely
suited to green roof situations.
Since 2000, Intrinsic has built its reputation as the leading green roof
contractor in the United States having installed approximately 4,000,000
square feet of vegetation on rooftops all over the country. Throughout
this time, Intrinsic has continued to service the high end residential
markets in the Chicagoland area and beyond, and continues to deliver
innovative solutions for owners and architects on a wide range of
Intrinsic has installed
more green roofs than any other independent contractor to date, making
them the leading green roof contractor both locally and nationally.
Intrinsic received a Green Roof Award of Excellence awarded by Green
Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2007 for its work on the Calamos Investments
Extensive Industrial/Commercial Green Roof installation.