Natural Environmental Reclamation Concepts, Inc.

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About Our Company

NERC, Inc. is a family-owned company founded in 1982 by Patrick and Diane O'Shea. Patrick brought his knowledge from managing a sod farm, then acting as a superintendent of one of the largest earthmoving companies at the time in Michigan. After Patrick's death in 2011, his grandson Mark Sholtis took over the company along with Diane. In 2015, Marks wife Ashley joined the team as the Office Manager.

Mark is now the vice president and his wife, Ashley is the president. Together, they provide revegetation and erosion control for roads and highways, airports, and commercial developments throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan, as well as throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. 

Truck With Hay Crew Performing Erosion Control Scattering Hay


  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Prequalified with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)


  • 30 and Under, "Jackson Magazine," December 2019
  • Seeded the Track for Truck and Tractor Pulls, "Erosion Control Magazine," November/December 2018


  • Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA)
  • International Erosion Control Association (IECA)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
  • Michigan Chapter of North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)