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“As a family oriented business we are very thankful
for our love and support of friends, family, and community.”

In 1914 A.E. Schmidt started a materials hauling service in the burgeoning San Fernando Valley. With two teams of mules and a couple wagons, he would pick up the manure from local dairies and deliver it to the orange growers. Later, his business grew to include motorized dump trucks and various materials. Nearly 80 years later, his grandson, Steve, and his wife Nancy left Southern California and the A.E. Schmidt Company for the beautiful Paso Robles area of the Central Coast.

In the grand tradition of Steve's grandfather, Steve and Nancy began Steve Schmidt Topsoil almost 80 years after A.E. Schmidt first opened its doors. They brought with them the same attention to detail, quality, and value that the A.E. Schmidt Company was know for, as well as the iconic circus wagon, which was bought off a Paramount Studio movie set. With the growing Paso Robles and Templeton community, so did the Schmidt Topsoil Company continue to grow.

After 10 years as an employee, Ron and his wife Linda took over the company when the Schmidts retired in 2002 and have been running the business ever since. They continue to search out the best quality products from across the state of California and bring them to area residents and businesses. Specialty materials, such as Red Lava and Noyo Cobbles, come from as far off as Clearlake Oaks and Fresno. Ron and Linda also continue to support local businesses and queries, and you'll find plenty of rocks and soil claimed from the resource-rich Salinas Valley. They note that their most loyal and appreciated "employee" is Coal, their friendly Border Collie. Make sure you throw her ball when you stop in; you'll have made a new friend.

Ron, who has over 30 years of landscaping and construction experience, can expertly guide your purchase of any landscape material. Not sure whether you want Cobbles or Pea Gravel? Planter Mix or Mushroom Compost? They'll help you make the right decision for your landscaping needs. If you need more than your pickup will hold, a friendly and knowledgeable employee will gladly load up and deliver your purchase materials. Every truck driver at Steve Schmidt Topsoil is both experienced and appropriately licensed for all your landscaping needs and deliveries. If you're unsure of the size, amount, or availability of a particular material, ask Linda. She can calculate square footage faster than it'll take you to tell her what you want. At Steve Schmidt Topsoil, you're sure to get an honest, accurate, and helpful answer to every question. If not, Coal will throw the ball for you.

Linda & Ron


Steve Schmidt Topsoil Wagon