Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
MGC about

Mission, Values, and Our Brands

Continuing to build a quality company.

Mission and Value Statements

Our Mission is to provide quality plants and services which meet the expectations of our customers in the landscaping and green environment by continuing to build a quality company where employees and owners can achieve their professional and personal goals through the company.

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We create and maintain mutually beneficial, long term relationships with our customers, suppliers and team members that are based on honesty and trust.

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We are self-motivated people who take responsibility to develop ourselves, our teams and the company. We celebrate our achievements and seek to inspire each other.

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We all work together in an ethical, practical, reliable, and safety conscious manner to serve our customers and each other. We all pitch in and no job is beneath any team member.

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We innovate to produce efficiencies, cost savings and smarter work solutions in order to maintain a fair and reasonable profit while adding value for our customers. We are committed to improve all we touch within our industry and our community.

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Products and Services

We develop and produce consistent products to meet the quality expectations of our customers. We bring value by understanding our customers’ businesses and build solutions through our products and services.

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We positively and thoughtfully impact our region’s land, considering economic vitality, environmental responsibility and the well-being of our people and community.

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Midwest Family of Companies

In the early seventies, Midwest Groundcovers’ plant production operations expanded rapidly to fully utilize the original five acres. Fourteen additional acres were purchased further north on Route 25, which soon expanded and grew to 160 production acres.

Midwest Trading was formed in 1981 to provide horticultural supplies such as containers and container growing media, peat moss, bark, compost, tools and Quonset growing structures. Midwest GROmaster was formed to design and install fertilization and recycling systems for greenhouse growers, retailers and nurseries.

Midwest Groundcovers’ Midwest GROmaster has been designing and installing EBB-FLO® flood benches throughout North America since 1986. We back every installation with our many years experience from hundreds of installations. All of our benches are made to order from the finest quality materials available at our Illinois facility. Although some of the electronics for our controllers are custom made to our specifications by a reputable Danish manufacturer, the injectors and controllers are also custom assembled at our Illinois facility. We are proud that our systems are “MADE IN THE USA!”

Our Brands

Our exclusive local branded plant lines, such as Nordic™, Natural Garden Natives® and Hocus Pocus Groundcovers®, were designed to offer a distinctive product line that educates the end consumer.

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Hocus Pocus Groundcovers® is a collection of over 90 unique, hardy, playful and durable plants, chosen to successfully cover the ground…like magic! Let Hocus Pocus Groundcovers® tickle your fancy and bring a little FUN to your garden…look for the Hocus Pocus Fairy at fine Independent Garden Centers near you.

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Natural Garden Natives® is a collection of over 240 plants indigenous to the Midwest region and genetically adapted to Illinois soil and climate conditions. These local eco-type native plants originate from The Natural Garden stock plants and seed beds, were collected in the 1970s and 1980s, primarily in Kane County, but no further than 90 miles from the St. Charles nursery site.

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Midwest’s Scandinavian roots originate in the Nordic country of Denmark. Traditions from and characteristics of Nordic countries include saga stories, strength, vigor, durability, and of course, Vikings and their drive for adventure and discovery! Sharing some of these themes, Midwest has introduced three Norðîc® plants, which are tough, practical and functional. These three plants were all discovered in Denmark, but we are on the lookout for how we can bring you more Norðîc™ plants, or highlight plants that demonstrate their strong characteristics. Cotoneaster Nordic Carpet®Norðîc® Spire Arborvitae and Norðîc® Blue Juniper.

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm


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