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Food service industry consulting with creativity and vision

Since 1981, Searles Associates has been a resource to our dealer salespeople and end users.

Searles Associates works with all avenues of the food service industry including food service equipment and supply dealers, broadliners, restaurants, chains, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, universities, caterers, consultants, and designers.


Our premier smallware lines include china, flatware, glassware, table linens, coffee and tea service, menus, plasticware, and healthcare tray top essentials.


We represent a complete offering of indoor and outdoor seating, including booths, tables, chairs, and lounge seating.


The equipment lines include premier heavy duty cooking equipment, holding cabinets, cook/hold ovens, racks, walk-in and reach-in coolers/freezers, milk coolers, serving equipment, blenders, and healthcare temperature maintenance systems

Our manufacturers

We represent the highest quality brands and manufacturers in the business, with connections and trust built on our over 25 years in the industry. With our expertise, we combine the best products and innovations from these providers to deliver the perfect solution for you.

Click any of our manufacturer logos for more information about their products.

Our Team

Mark Searles
Mark SearlesCEO and Founder
Serv-Safe Certified

Works with Schools and Healthcare Customers in Western Missouri and Kansas

(816) 289-0374

Kahla Harding
Kahla HardingPresident and Partner
Specializes in Furniture, Tabletop and Smallwares in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa

(816) 560-0675

Frank Gilgus
Frank GilgusOutside Sales
Specializes in Equipment and Healthcare in Southern Missouri and Nebraska

(816) 803-1204

Jesse Anderson
Jesse AndersonCertified Chef and Outside Sales
Serv-Safe Certified

Specializes in Furniture, Smallwares and Healthcare in Nebraska and Iowa

(402) 416-3284

Doug Eckley
Doug EckleyOutside Sales
Specializes in Equipment, Smallwares and Healthcare in Iowa

(515) 402-6905

Lori Morgan
Lori MorganOutside Sales
Specializes in Furniture, Tabletop and Smallware in Eastern Missouri and St. Louis

(314) 616-8085

Auhnna Harding
Auhnna HardingAdministrative Assistant / Inside Sales Support
Works with marketing, commissions and quoting in our Olathe office

(913) 764-5558