Our Accolades

Check out our award highlights throughout the years.

Schmitty & Sons has been fortunate to receive industry awards for our dedication to safety and customer service. Continuing our history of excellence is a top priority as we continue to grow and expand our business offerings.


APTA Gold Award for Safety and Security


APTA Certificate of Merit for Safety and Security


MPTA Management Innovation Award


APTA Rail Safety Award


MPTA Bus Operator of the Year


MPTA Transit System of the Year


APTA Gold Award for Safety and Security

Company Wide Awards and Recognition


Recognized by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board as the “Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities” 


Recognized by Metro Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Motorcoach Operators in the United States”


Awarded “Member of the Year” by City of St. Paul – Visit St. Paul, Official Convention & Visitors Bureau


Recognized by the Special Education Advisory Council for ongoing efforts towards inclusion in the Lakeville community


Recognized by Special Olympics of Minnesota for our community involvement in Polar Bear Plunge Partnership.


Dan and Sue Schmitt named as “Business People of the Year” by the City of Lakeville Chamber of Commerce

“I used Schmitty & Sons for my wedding. They did a fantastic job. I had an issue with another transportation company and I reached out to Schmitty & Sons and they saved the day. They were so helpful and accommodating. They responded to emails quickly and efficiently. They did a great job on the day of and showed up when and where they needed to be. The guests had no issues with any of the transportation. I appreciated not having to worry at anytime about the transportation because they did such a great job!”

“We booked the trolley for our wedding and everyone complimented us on how cool it was. Our driver was very professional and respectful and was there to assist us in any way he could. Thank you!”

“We've worked with Schmitty & Sons for a few years now for annual large events. Their drivers are punctual, friendly, and super communicative. The lead-up and planning is also made easy with their friendly staff. We really enjoy working with them.”

“Efficient, friendly and clean service for our wedding day!! Thank you!!”

“We loved our experience from ease of booking to kind drivers who weren't on time- they were early!! Made our wedding day so seamless! Our bridal party loved the trolley and our guest had so much fun playing their own music on the school buses. You must book them!”

“Our very large group from Orlando, FL - that included over 40 kids had the best experience with Schmitty & Son's. We repeatedly changed our times, locations, etc over our 4 day stay and we were accommodated every time without problem. Our drivers were some of the nicest people we met here in MN, as well as the ladies answering our calls at all hours. We highly recommend and will continue booking with you during our annual visit. It was so nice to have stress free travel. Thank you so much!!”

Over 300 Buses

Since 1952 the Schmitty and Sons fleet has expanded from one bus to over 300 buses today, including school buses, mid-coaches, and motorcoaches.


Since 2016 the Schmitty and Sons has been an employee-owned enterprise, which means everyone has a real incentive to make the business a success.

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