Community EngagementSchmitty & Sons Getting Involved
Here’s how Schmitty & Sons brings meaning to their work.
Each time we grow our business, we bring our legacy of giving and service to the community around it through local partnerships and programs that we support.
Our support in education doesn’t stop at the grade school level. We partner with Dakota County Technical College and Lakeville Works to guide high school graduates and college students in mentorship and apprenticeship programs at Schmitty & Sons. We also partner with 191 Community Education programs geared toward continuing education at all stages of life.
Schmitty & Sons hosting a tour 30 students from Lakeville South High School as part of our ongoing commitment to partner with the schools we serve.
Schmitty & Sons is a partner for any afterschool clubs and activities. Pictured above is the Lake Marion Elementary Ski Club, an initiative that was created by the principal and Parents of the students with the common goal to encourage younger children to get involved in skiing
Service to our Local Non-Profits
We are always looking for opportunities to serve the communities in which we are operating. One tangible need we have seen is through the local food shelves. 360 Communities has been an ongoing partner of ours which has assisted us in our efforts to collect and donate food.
Our transit division, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, hosts an annual “Stuff the Bus” event with the purpose of collecting food donations and raising funds for local food shelves. In 2022, we collected 3,241 pounds of food!
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Involvement in our local communities
We pride ourselves in not only working in our local communities but being a part of them. We have a commitment to using our resources to make the cities we operate in a better place.
In 2022, Schmitty & Sons was recognized for being the Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities. This was recognized out of our Partnership with Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
Each summer, Schmitty & Sons hosts a transportation fair for families in our local communities. This is a public event with all kinds of vehicles, food trucks, and activities. We are committed to continuing the transportation fair because it brings the community together.
“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.