We are green roof innovators, focused on optimizing every aspect of the green roof. We are a network of industry leading green roof growers with a collective 500+ years of horticultural experience.
We are local in key markets across North America with specialization in regional plant materials, soils, water, and climate.
We believe that to do green roofs right, we must provide the greatest long term owner value (not necessarily the cheapest acquisition price). To us this means ease of maintenance, greatest beauty, longest lifespan, and lowest life cycle cost.
We believe in teamwork and timely, honest communication. We believe in win-win scenarios, fairness, and ethical business practices. We believe in efficiency, consistency, and great service.
We strive to improve the world by restoring the balance between green spaces and hard spaces. We respect life; the environment, water, air, plants, animals, humanity.
We develop systems, soils, and plants for green roofs in our respective climates, and grow them in a healthy, environmentally responsible manner.
Supplier of Hybrid Green Roof Systems & Accessories
LiveRoof is a division of Hortech, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading wholesale growers of sustainably-grown perennials.
Hortech Inc. and its subsidiaries are led by founder Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist, biologist, inventor, and author. After achieving national renown as a leader in horticulture, Dave had sufficient experience to re-think and improve green roofs as a key contributor to responsible green building design.
This led to a new company, LiveRoof Global, LLC (in 2006) which quickly became the industry standard for quality.
In addition to developing a more sustainable and better functioning green roof system, we are unique in our local presence through industry-leading nurseries in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. For the LiveRoof system to thrive in all climate types, it has to be tested, produced and cared for in the climate where it will be installed. Our products are backed by a network of professional growers which pool together over 500 years of collective experience, ensuring continual improvement and the highest quality on all projects.
Since the introduction of LiveRoof, our team has introduced complementary systems in response to market demand for simple, effective and attractive green roof accessories. These include RoofStone engineered pavers with built-in pedestals, RoofEdge L-shaped aluminum edge restraint products, PipeRunner irrigation pipe holders, and RoofBlue risers.
Effective green roof systems must be paired with the most drought tolerant, vigorous and hardy plants. For this reason, we have spent over a decade selecting and developing plants specifically proven to perform on roofs. Our line of RoofTop Proven™ plants includes dozens of unique varieties that provide the lowest maintenance and the highest performance.