Hummert International History

 

 

Hummert International is a commercial distributor of horticultural supplies and equipment. The company was started in 1932 by August H. Hummert Sr. who provided seeds and supplies to St. Louis area florists, professional gardeners and vegetable growers. The business grew gradually through World War II. After the war, A.H. (Gus) Hummert, Jr. joined his father in the business. August H. (Sonny) Hummert III came to work with his father and grandfather in 1961 and became the company's current president upon the death of his grandfather in 1970. His brother, Pete Hummert, came to the company in 1980 after receiving his degree in horticulture from the University of Missouri.

The company's identity in the past 25 years has been established by its comprehensive supply catalog. The Hummert horticultural supply catalog started with a 16-page pamphlet in 1935 and has been expanding ever since. The Hummert catalog has become an industry standard with products for every segment of the industry. The catalog is on our website, Hummert.com, where you can search for products and place orders online. Other publications currently produced by Hummert include the Plants and Cuttings Catalog, Seed Catalog, Hummert's Helpful Hints, our website enews and seasonal price lists for flowering bulbs and grass seed.

 

Excellent customer service has always been a top priority for Hummert International. Our employees have a passion for horticulture, and their education and experience provide our customers with the best possible service. Our streamlined ordering system makes it possible to send orders out within one business day, sometimes even the same day.

 

Hummert International has customers in all 50 states and in more than 70 foreign countries. We maintain a large inventory of over 32,000 products and continually search for worthwhile products to offer the horticultural market. Our annual Grand Expo hosted in September offers some of the best pricing of the year on exciting new products as well as proven merchandise in the horticultural industry. Check our calendar for the upcoming dates and get registered today!

 

Hummert International has locations in Topeka, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri. Our Earth City, Missouri headquarters is home to offices, a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom, warehouses and a 3,400 sq. ft. display greenhouse - all under one roof. Customers are always welcome to visit our facilities. Schools and universities are invited to call and schedule an informational tour for their horticulture students. We also offer several training seminars as well as short courses throughout the year to help our customers sharpen their skills and knowledge.

We look forward to helping you grow!