About Us

McGinty Bros., Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1955!

It is our goal to learn as much about our clients’ properties as possible. As a company we believe that the only way to serve our clients is by giving them the correct information. By doing this we can work together to properly maintain a healthy environment for you and your community. We combine the principles and values of a family owned business with size and professionalism to serve our clients better.

The McGinty Bros., Management Team – click to view a team member’s profile.

Charles McGinty | Brian T. McGinty | Brian Wilson | James M. Safran
Stephanie Jenniges | William Duncan

Charles P. McGinty – Founder

sm_charlie_mCharles P. McGinty established the company in 1955 with the goal of providing his clients with the very best in lawn and tree services. To reach this lofty standard, Mr. McGinty has always made it a priority to employ well-educated, professionally trained, and deeply motivated individuals who share his conviction and vision. In his eyes, these people remain the key to his company’s success.

Mr. McGinty took great pride in investigating and adopting up-to-the minute changes in equipment and execution, and he kept his staff fully educated and informed. “Our McGinty team uses the latest technology – coupled with environmentally friendly products – which allow us to complete every one of our projects safely and responsibly.”

During his 55-year tenure, Mr. McGinty had acquired hands-on work experience with every facet of his company, including tree trimming and hydro-seeding as well as sales and management. Despite his active role, Mr. McGinty eagerly shared his success. “My greatest professional accomplishment is the McGinty team. We have assembled an extraordinary group of qualified, dedicated, and hard working individuals who truly love and respect this industry.”

Mr. McGinty was named the 2010 Man of the Year by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. The award, the most prestigious honor presented by the association, recognizes a member who has had a positive impact on the quality of the industry through extraordinary leadership, teamwork, and innovation.

Mr. McGinty’s professional accreditations also include:

  • President of the IAA – Illinois Arborists Association
  • Board of Directors for PLCAA (affiliate of PLANET prior to PLCAA merger with ALCA)
  • Board of Directors of ITGA – Illinois Turf Grass Association

Mr. McGinty’s Professional Affiliations include:

  • ISA – International Society of Arboriculture
  • TCIA – Tree Care Industry Association
  • PLANET – Professional Land Care Network
  • IECA – International Erosion Control Association
  • IAA – Illinois Arborist Association
  • ILCA – Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
  • ITF – Illinois Turfgrass Foundation

Brian T. McGinty – President


As President, Brian manages the company’s strategic plan to advance McGinty Bros., business objectives to promote company revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization. Brian oversees the company’s operations to insure production, efficiency, quality service, and cost-effective management of resources. In addition to the management of day to day business operations, Brian also personally oversees the Mulch Blowing Division operations.

Today with nearly 25 years of industry experience, Brian is fulfilling his ambition of taking his devotion and knowledge for nurturing plants and trees to the professional level. According to Brian, “Since McGinty Bros., is a family owned business, we have a greater awareness of the importance of relationships with our customers. There is a comfortable and homespun feel when people deal with our company, and we embody the sentiment ‘big enough to do it right, small enough to care.’” Brian is focused on designing and executing the strategies to support McGinty Bros., mission of delivering exceptional services through outstanding employees to both residential and commercial customers.

Brian is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

Brian Wilson – Vice President

sm_brian_wBrian Wilson is the Vice President and oversees the Restoration and Erosion Control Divisions with his responsibilities including managing a variety of natural areas projects such as woodland, wetland, prairie, and streambank/shoreline projects. His greatest strength lies in his ability to implement solutions through development of new methods and procedures as required by clients’ needs.

Mr. Wilson joined McGinty Bros., Inc. in 2004 as a Field Restoration Manager and transitioned into overseeing the Natural Areas Restoration Division in 2006. Today Brian provides leadership and technical guidance to a team of 55 skilled employees and supervision of over 200 natural areas and erosion control installation projects. Brian and the McGinty Restoration Team successfully restore 150 natural areas management projects annually.

Prior to joining McGinty Bros., Inc., Mr. Wilson worked in a variety of field positions including: the Schaumburg Park District, US Forest Service, and the Village of Glenview. He has managed restoration projects for private landowners, corporate properties, county forest preserves, conservation districts, park districts, governmental agencies, and many designers and consultants.

Mr. Wilson graduated Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sciences and Geography.

Mr. Wilson’s additional professional accreditations include:

  • Illinois Certified Herbicide Operator/Applicator (2002)
  • Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Member Certification (2000)
  • I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I.C.S. (2001)
  • S-130 Basic Fire Training (2001)
  • S-190 Introduction to Wild land Fire Behavior (2001)

Mr. Wilson’s additional professional affiliations include:

  • Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
  • International Erosion Control Association
  • Midwest Invasive Plant Network

James M. Safran – Hydro Seeding & Prairie Sales Specialist

sm_james_sMr. Safran joined McGinty Bros. in 1963. During his stellar career he has assumed responsibility for many recognized projects, including the stream bank stabilization on Salt Creek through Wood Dale and Elk Grove Village. He also managed hydro-seeding projects at O’Hare Field, the Kennedy Expressway, Great Lakes Naval Station, Soldier Field and several of Chicago’s popular museums.

Mr. Safran is a graduate of Chicago College Systems where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mr. Safran’s professional affiliations include:

  • Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
  • Tree Care Industry Association
  • International Erosion Control Association
  • Illinois Commercial Arborist (ICA)

Stephanie Jenniges – Natural Areas Maintenance Manager

Stephanie Jenniges joined the McGinty Bros. team in 2011. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the natural areas maintenance crews, and meeting with clients to discuss herbaceous weed control, buckthorn removal, and controlled burns.

Prior to coming to Illinois, Stephanie worked for a private natural areas restoration company in Minnesota, where she was responsible for the maintenance of over 200 properties. The best part of Stephanie’s job meeting with people who are interested in learning more about native plants, and how to better maintain the natural areas on their properties. Spending time outside during the beautiful Illinois summers isn’t all bad, either.

Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ripon College in 2002, with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Music. She then went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

William Duncan – Field Restoration Manager

William has been with McGinty Bros., Inc. since 2006. Will is responsible for leading jobs of various size and scope and acts as a liaison between the field crews and our office. He has an extensive knowledge of local ecosystems and native plant species.

Will holds a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University in Zoology and a M.S. from Eastern Michigan University in Ecosystem Biology. Prior to McGinty he has worked several positions in the natural resource field including; surveying Yellow-headed Blackbirds for the Illinois Natural History Survey and Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawk radio-telemetry for Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.

Mr. Duncan’s additional professional accreditations include:

  • Illinois Certified Herbicide Operator/Applicator (2002)
  • I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I.C.S. (2008)
  • S-130 Basic Fire Training (2008)
  • S-190 Introduction to Wild land Fire Behavior (2008)
  • Certified Arborist by the Illinois Society of Arborists (2009)
  • Illinois DNR Licensed Prescribed Burn Manager (2010)