Designer Artificial Flowers, Plants, Trees, Green Walls, Faux Plantscaping
Agoura Hills, CA
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Make Be-Leaves, artificial flowers, plants & trees

About Make Be-Leaves

Susie Ameche, CEO/Founder of Make Be-Leaves
Susie Ameche, CEO/Founder of Make Be-Leaves

History and Founder

Make Be-Leaves was founded by Susie Ameche, who has been at the helm for over three decades. Susie was inspired to create the company after discovering the beauty and practicality of artificial plants. Her journey began with a fascination for an artificial ficus tree and evolved into a successful business specializing in creating high-quality, lifelike artificial botanical solutions. Her background in studio arts and her passion for nature’s aesthetics have been pivotal in the company’s growth and success.

Make Be-Leaves continues to lead the industry with its exceptional artificial botanical products, transforming spaces with lasting beauty and minimal maintenance. Whether for commercial projects, government facilities, or private residences, their lifelike artificial plants and trees offer the perfect blend of aesthetics and practicality.

Feel free to ask if you have any specific details or further questions about Make Be-Leaves or its founder!

 

Artificial Plantscape Products

Make Be-Leaves offers a wide range of artificial botanical products, including:

• Artificial Trees:

Majestic and lifelike, these trees are perfect for indoor and outdoor settings.

• Artificial Plants:

From small succulents to large statement pieces, they provide various options.

• Green Walls:

Custom-designed vertical gardens that add a stunning visual impact without maintenance.

• Custom Solutions:

Tailored artificial botanical arrangements to meet specific design needs.

 

Notable Clients:

Make Be-Leaves has worked with an impressive array of clients, including:

• Airbus: Installed a custom artificial succulent wall at their headquarters in Herndon, VA.

• Walt Disney Imagineering: Supplied artificial plants and trees for themed environments.

• Marriott Hotels and HILTON Hotels: Enhanced guest experiences with lifelike greenery.

• Universal Studios: Created realistic botanical settings for theme parks and attractions.

• Various Government Agencies: As a GSA Schedule contractor, Make Be-Leaves supplies high-quality artificial plants to federal agencies.

 

 

Commitment to Quality

Susie Ameche and her team at Make Be-Leaves are dedicated to producing artificial botanical products that are indistinguishable from the real thing. Their commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail ensures that each product is designed to bring lasting beauty and minimal maintenance to any space.

Make Be-Leaves founder Susie Ameche

Having earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from Loyola Marymount University, Susanne “Susie” Ameche founded Make Be-Leaves in March 1983 to blend her creativity with her entrepreneurial spirit. Her company has since become an official international minority supplier of custom artificial flowers, plants, green walls and preserved trees, plantscapes and florals for the commercial interior design industry. Susie is proud to be a GSA-approved contractor since 1988 as well as a WBENC-certified Woman Owned small business, and California Certified Flame Treatment Applicator.

Susie has traveled extensively and her international travel in particular has inspired special curated collections, including BaliFrance and England. In fact, her English collection has a royal connection, as her trip coincided with the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, which continues to inspire as part of Make Be-Leaves wedding packages.

From interior designers to landscape architects, Susie is happiest when she is able to collaborate to find creative, quality solutions for her clients — whatever the limitations may be. Some installations showcase her ability to adapt under any circumstances.

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Susie Ameche, Make Be-Leaves Founder and CEO
1983
Birth of Make Be-Leaves

For over three decades, Make Be-Leaves has specialized in creating hand-crafted designer artificial botanical solutions tailored to your unique space and vision.

1988
GSA-Approved Provider

Make Be-Leaves is a proud GSA (General Services Administration) Schedule contractor, providing high-quality artificial botanical solutions to various federal agencies and government clients.

WBENC
Certified Woman Owned

Woman Owned small business, and California Certified Flame Treatment Applicator.

We Specialize In Custom Artificial Plantscape Design & Installation To-The-Trade

Our philosophy has remained the same throughout the years: To provide the highest quality, custom, life-like plantscapes and exceptional service – from design throughout the installation.

Client Projects

Hotel Nikko
Guam

Susie and her team installed an expansive artificial plantscaping through the public spaces of this high-end luxury hotel. Immediately after the completion of the installation, the strongest typhoon in 15 years tore through the island, with 190 mph winds. Susie was 5 and a half months pregnant at the time, and all pregnant women in their 8th month or more were advised to report to the hospital, due to the drop in barometric pressure. The airport shut down, and all the electricity was out for the next few days. Despite that, Susie lead the team to complete the installation up to her usual flawless standards.

Alladin Resort and Casino
Las Vegas

Bespoke 14 foot wide canopy Black Olive trees were constructed to the facility’s exacting specifications. Upon arrival on-site with the trees, Susie and the Make Be-Leaves team discovered that the ceiling height of the outdoor porte-cochère area where the trees were to be installed had been reduced by several feet. To make the installation work under this new restriction, Susie lead the team day and night to reconstruct more than a dozen trees, reducing tree heights while maintaining the desired shape, so that the hotel would be ready for its grand opening that week.

Casino de Deauville
France

MBL constructed 20, 20ft tall custom artificial Ficus Trees for this magnificent casino off the coast of Normandy, France. Make Be-Leaves worked with in Santa Monica to design the trees, and ultimately saving the casino over $20,000, by compactly shipping the large trees, then assembling them on the ground for the casino owners, who remain thrilled with the stately trees.

Grand Hyatt
Melbourne, Australia

Make Be-Leaves constructed a dozen custom 20 foot tall trees for this facility. Due to strict rules regarding importing natural wood because they can introduce different species of insects to the country, upon arrival to Australia, the tree trunks had to be “baked” at a high temperature to kill any potential bugs. To accommodate this requirement, Make Be-Leaves assembled the trees on the ground once the procedure was complete. The Grand Hyatt is a beautiful luxury hotel located near the Yarra River and operations were in full swing during the installation. To prevent disturbing hotel guests during the assembly process, the Make Be-Leaves crew worked during the day in their parking structure — drilling and gluing the leaf sprays onto the wood trunks. After 11:00pm, the crew then worked through several nights to complete the re-potting and put the finishing touches on the trees.