About MSC

Mission Statement

To provide our customers with quality products at fair and competitive prices; to focus on customer satisfaction informed with quality, delivery and attention to detail; to maintain the highest level of integrity, honesty and fairness in all dealings with manufacturers, customers and all professional associates.

Service. Quality. Integrity.

Our core values: partnering with manufacturers to provide our customers with the best solutions available to accomplish the goals required for each project.

Mutual Sales Corporation, "MSC" was started in April of 1948 by two brothers, Bob and Bill Baumann, returning World War II veterans. With the construction expansion that began after World War II, materials and supplies were a growing and much needed industry essential to this new growth economy.

During the 1950's and 1960's, MSC continued to expand product lines and had exclusive distributor rights with many manufacturers- ITW Buildex, ITW Ramset, ITW RedHead; Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita and Dewalt power tools. Over the years, MSC has remained true to our core business and established long-term relationships with our customer base. In addition to serving most of the major general contracting firms in the Chicagoland marketplace, Mutual Sales Corporation also serves the masonry industry; electricians; plumbers; the HVAC mechanical industry; the roofing industry; furniture installers; window installers; signing companies and maintenance departments.

Today the Baumann family owned business is still focused on providing the personal service this industry needs to get the job done. We value every interaction and strive to create a solid foundation for generating new long-term relationships. With the newly acquired Woman Owned Business status, certified by the City of Chicago and the WBENC, we hope to continue to serve the Chicagoland marketplace with the same integrity and service that our customers have come to know throughout our 60-year history.

We have been conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Campbell for close to 60 years. Stop in to our show room. We're open from 7:00 am until 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Or, if it's easier, just give us a call. We'll be happy to answer your questions; research a problem application or provide a quote. The “big box” stores can't touch our expertise.