About Schmitty & Sons
Schmitty & Sons began back in 1941 when Wilfrid Schmitt “Schmitty” began driving for the Orchard Lake Co-Op, a local transit company. In 1952, Schmitty purchased his own bus and began transporting children for the Lakeville Schools. This tradition of excellence has allowed the company to expand and prosper throughout the years.
Schmitty & Sons continues to provide transportation for the Lakeville School district; however, the fleet has expanded from one bus in 1952 to over 100 buses today. The expansion has also opened doors for new areas of business in the charter and transit division. In 2000, Schmitty & Son’s purchased the rights to the Gray Line Tours franchise for Minnesota. Within Gray Line we operate a large fleet of school buses, mini-coaches and motorcoaches. The Schmitty & Sons transit division includes: Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) and the Quick Ride Ramp Shuttle at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.
Our services now reach beyond passenger transportation to include our state of the art repair and maintenance shop. We hire only the most experienced and qualified mechanics and body repair experts. Also, through our sales division we sell a wide range of quality vehicles, parts and equipment.
Schmitty & Son’s mission has remained the same since the foundation in 1952. The focus has and always will be on the customer experience – ensuring the best in safe and reliable transportation. This is maintained through the team knowledgeable staff and experienced drivers. We believe that our strong foundation in our core values will continue the growth of Schmitty & Sons into the future.
On January 1, 2016 owners Danny & Sue Schmitt proudly announced that the company is now an employee owned enterprise. Danny and Sue truly believe that our company would not be allowed to thrive without our hard working and friendly staff, therefore this benefit is now available to qualifying employees. Both Danny and Sue are currently on the board of directors for the company.
Schmitty & Sons Contacts
Sales & Marketing
SCHOOL BUS DIVISION
Special Education/ECSE Routing
School Bus Route or Registration