About us

Hummert International is a commercial distributor of horticultural supplies and equipment. The company was founded 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 and after the war, A.H. (Gus) Hummert, Jr. joined his father in the business. The third generation of the family joined the business when 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.

Over the years, the company's identity has been established by its comprehensive horticulture supply and equipment showcased in the biennial Hummert Supply Catalog. The publication started with a 16-page pamphlet in 1935 and has been expanding ever since. Today, the catalog encompasses 816 pages of state-of-the-art horticulture supplies and equipment for every sector of the growing industry. From pots and containers, to soils, greenhouse equipment and hydroponics, Hummert takes pride in listening to growers and industry professionals to provide the very best.

With customers in all 50 states and in more than 70 foreign countries, excellent customer service has always been a top priority for Hummert International. Hummert team members have a passion for horticulture, and their education and experience provide customers with the best possible service. Vast industry knowledge, in-depth product expertise and a streamlined ordering system makes it possible to send orders out within one business day, sometimes even the same day for customers all over the world.

Hummert International is headquartered right outside St. Louis in Earth City, Missouri, and also has a satellite office/warehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The Earth City headquarters is home to offices, a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom, warehouses and a 3,400 sq. ft. display greenhouse - all under one roof.

At Hummert's, it's about more than just supplying customers with the very best growing supplies and equipment. Those in the industry are always welcome to visit Hummert 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.

Expertise today's growers can rely on - Hummert is proud to provide the Products, Knowledge and Service needed to get you growing!

Search our website for products and information, talk with one of our inside sales reps, find the outside rep covering your area, or thumb through one of our many publications here - we look forward to hearing from you and helping you grow!

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