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Mission Statement:
To reconcile the earth from what nature has disturbed and what man has altered through progress.  WE NURSE THE EARTH!

We are an environmental company in the area of mass seeding and erosion control. We restore and balance the earth and water with proper vegetation and applied erosion control techniques, while keeping wildlife and man's needs in the forefront.


 Natural Environmental Reclamation Concepts, Inc. (NERC, Inc.) is a family owned, Christian based company located in Hanover, MI.  Our firm has been a top competitor in the field of re-vegetation and erosion control for over 30 years.  With a territory focused throughout Michigan, we keep a presence in the surrounding states of: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.  Our expertise began in the landfill industry, by creating grass growth in poor soil conditions and on terrain that is near impossible to perform work on.  The propritary seed mix we developed along with a specialized procedure, credited us with the "Ability to grow grass on rocks".  As we continously grew, we began creating a presence in the additional industries of: roads/highways, airports, commercial development, wetlands and landscaping.

Our company was founded by Patrick and Diane O'Shea in 1982.  NERC, Inc. grew quickly with the knowledge that Patrick brought from his early days managing a sod farm to being a Superentendent for one of the largest earthmoving companies in the State at the time.  After he passed in April of 2011, their grandson, Mark Sholtis, stepped in to manage and lead NERC, Inc.  In 2015, Mark's wife Ashley took over the role of Office Manager.  Between the daily presence of Diane, Mark and Ashley, our company is truly a family ran business.

Our company is proud to be apart of many road construction projects.  We are Prequalified with the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

NERC, Inc. continues to grow and thrive based on the morals of great work ethics, integrity, organization and honest client relationships.


Certificates in:

  • DBE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certified.
  • WBE Women Business Enterprise Certified.
  • MDOT - Certified by the Michigan Department of Transportation as a Prequalified Company.
  • SBA - Certified as a Small Business through the Small Business Administration.

Members of:

  • As an industry leader, NERC, Inc. is proud to be affiliated with these worthy organizations:

    International Erosion Control Association (IECA) 

    Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) 

    Michigan Chapter of North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS)

    American Society of Mining & Reclamation (ASMR)

    Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)