Schmidt and Klaus, Inc. was co-founded in 1966 by Don and Gary Schmidt. The Schmidts worked to build a name for the business and were quickly known and respected for their commitment to quality. The Klaus brothers Barney and John initially had a stake in the company and an agreement to sell their top quality locally grown roses (considered the finest on the market for many years) and blooming plants through the wholesale house. In the late 1980’s Gary’s son Mike took over the day to day operations and remains president today and co-owner with his father. Over the years we’ve been quite fortunate to attract many tremendous people to work in the business and help it grow. This certainly includes the very talented and experienced team we have today, some of whom have shared twenty years or more of this journey with us.
Who we are
Schmidt and Klaus, Inc.—based in Kansas City—has been a premier wholesale floral distributor since 1966. Centrally located in KC’s downtown Crossroads district. We serve and deliver to florists in the Kansas City Metro area, western Missouri, and eastern Kansas. We are a locally owned third generation family business offering superior quality fresh flowers, floral supplies, and top-notch personal service.
We carry a full line of fresh flowers, cut greens, floral supplies, plants, and seasonal items including Holiday greens. We also offer many custom-ordering options for floral supplies to find the item you may not find stocked elsewhere.
As a member of an exclusive nationwide wholesale buying group, our direct access to the best growers in South America and beyond is vast. The fresh flowers we purchase farm direct spend no time being warehoused in Miami, cutting days off of the age of the product. The result is fresher flowers for our customers. Additionally our many years of experience purchasing from California and other domestic sources have led us to the finest and most consistent growers in the country.
We have a very experienced and knowledgeable sales staff ready to assist you. Whether it’s everyday floral needs or larger scale floral events, we are known for our attention to detail and commitment to your success–your customer’s satisfaction is as critical to us as it is to you. Our experienced staff excels at customer service and getting you the right flower…in the right color…at the right time.