Founded in downtown St. Louis in 1932, Hummert International, today, is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of growing supplies and equipment to the professional horticulture industry. Hummert’s rich history started with humble beginnings, as August H. Hummert Sr., a recent German immigrant, provided seeds and supplies to St. Louis customers on the famous “Florist Row” along the banks of the Mississippi River.
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. His brother, Pete Hummert, came to the company in 1980 after receiving his degree in horticulture from the University of Missouri. Today, Hummert has also welcomed the fourth generation of family members to the business.
Over the years, the company’s identity has been established by its comprehensive horticulture supply and equipment publication 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 and includes everything from pots and containers, to soils, greenhouse equipment, hydroponics, irrigation and more. Hummert takes pride in listening to growers and industry professionals, knowing that customers in the 21st Century are on the go, and does its best to make most items available for purchase on its ecommerce website www.hummert.com, as well.
With customers in all 50 states and in more than 70 foreign countries, excellent customer service has always been a top priority. 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. As always, we are grateful to our customers and look forward to continuing to serve growers around the world for decades to come!
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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!