Nelson Mandela once said “There is no passion to be found playing small,” and if that’s not the truth, we don’t know what is.
That’s why here at Lake Street Supply, we think big. We think on neighborhood terms. City terms. State and country and whole ding-dang planet terms.
Because anything less than that is a disservice to our communities and our world.
… Not to be overdramatic or anything.
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So what has 15 years taught our team?
Our time in the biz, right here in the same location where we started, has taught us more than we could ever sum up in a single About page. Or even an About book. But heck, we’ll try.
Over the years, we’ve learned that it’s impossible to play small and succeed. Those who focus on a single part of an assembly or a single facet of a macroscopic issue are unlikely to solve the problems plaguing our planet. Hence our comprehensive approach to stormwater management and environmental systems.
We’ve learned only by putting the environment first can we attract the kinds of clients with whom we truly love working … and who moreover love working with us. (They often tell us how modest we are, too.)
And we’ve learned that it’s less important to focus on a single product or bottom line than it is to create comprehensive green systems that work well together, top to bottom. Whether that’s an extensive green roof or an amenity space built on pedestals, our team can help you get it right.
To ensure this happens each and every time, our staff works closely with all of our clients.
Hundreds and hundreds of happy clients, some of whom have been with us a decade or more. These include:
… and other professionals looking for an experienced landscape, green roof and stormwater solutions supplier. We strive to ensure that however large or small the project, however broad or detailed the question, that we will provide the best solution with the best products available.
In the last 5-10 years, we’ve slowly pivoted our focus to the environment. From cutting-edge green roof growing media to tech-forward stormwater gadgets, we have a solution to your eco-problem.
We make every effort to be at the forefront of the industry, staying on top of all the newest innovations and latest trends coming into the marketplace. We take pride in providing many locally sourced and sustainably produced materials and products for every landscape.
Prime among our goals is to help in the fight against stormwater. We work ceaselessly to create product mixes that will drain quickly, support plant life and stretch your dollar, and that won’t compromise the roof.
We ship from warehouses located at the four corners of the United States, with more locations being added all the time.
Ask about locations in your area!
Or take a gander at our team members:
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We think we’re awesome, but don’t take our word for it.
There’s nothing like a good testimonial to give you a feel for how we run our business. So here are some nice things our clients have said about us:
“Lake Street Supply are the leaders in providing materials for sustainability.”
~ Carol E. Becker, Owner, Sage Advice Landscape Design and Executive Director, MELA
“I can bounce ideas off Mark, and he may say try it this way, or this is what has worked in the past.”
~ Steve Jungermann, Project Manager, Twin Oaks Landscaping
“We are able to discuss with Lake Street our soil reports and order compost that is specific to the needs of our site.”
~ Robert Nevel, Architect and Urban Farmer
Ready to learn more about green products and materials, plan a green roof or fight stormwater – at grade or many stories up?
We’re ready to help. We invite you to make an appointment or walk on in, check out the sales floor and meet our team.
Note that we’re closed weekends. Typically we’re open from 7-4 weekdays, though our hours vary by season and day of the week, so please feel free to call and check beforehand. Call 312.226.0760 and let’s get started today!
Plus, free parking. Did we mention the free parking? Because we totally have free parking.