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.