In 1948 Jerry Hicks and Warren Ashby founded the Hicks-Ashby Company as a school supply and equipment dealer. In the beginning the company warehoused and marketed a complete line of consumable school supplies, in addition they offered school furniture and equipment. The sales force traveled the entire states of Kansas and Missouri.
In 1961, Hicks-Ashby was sold to Stephenson’s School Supply in Lincoln, Nebraska but continued to operate as a separate identity. The company was sold in 1969 to the employees and investors and became a closely held corporation. Under the current leadership, the company continues to be a closely held corporation.
1972 brought fundamental changes in the company’s marketing strategy as sales of supplies were discontinued in favor of concentrating on school furniture and related equipment products and services.
In 2014, Hicks Ashby merged with Haldeman Homme, a company that shares its vision and compliment of services. Hicks Ashby continues to operate as it did in the past providing local expertise and services to its clients. With offices throughout the country, Haldeman Homme offers Hicks Ashby clients national coordination, strong engineering and project management, larger construction packages, cost savings as well as the financial strength to manage large construction projects.
Today the company continues to expand its offering of services to improve the lives of its customers. Hicks Ashby provides service and products that make facilities (and people who use them) safer, higher performing, and cost saving. Hicks-Ashby Company offers furniture and equipment for laboratories, libraries, and schools. Besides education, there is a heavy emphasis on the industrial, commercial, institutional and health care markets.
Clientele ranges from Education, Government, Healthcare, Laboratory to Library and Corporate markets. Attention to detail, quality products, timely installations and a hands-on approach allows the company to achieve its vision – “Exceeding Customer Expectations”.
Hicks Ashby holds many private and institutional contracts like the Kansas State Contract for state, local and educational facilities.
Hicks-Ashby is a 100% Employee owned Haldeman-Homme, Inc. company.