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 - Western Missouri/Kansas
Serv-Safe Certified

Schools/Healthcare Specialist

(816) 289-0374

Kahla Harding
Kahla HardingPresident and Partner - Missouri/Kansas/Iowa/Nebraska
Furniture/Tabletop/Smallwares Specialist

(816) 560-0675

Frank Gilgus
Frank GilgusOutside Sales - Southern Missouri/Nebraska
Equipment/Healthcare Specialist

(816) 803-1204

Kirk Hammond
Kirk HammondOutside Sales - Eastern Missouri/St. Louis MO
Equipment/Education (K-12) Specialist

(314) 369-3758

Carrie Bellon
Carrie BellonOutside Sales – Eastern Missouri/St. Louis MO
Smallwares/Tabletop/Corporate Account Specialist

(314) 537-2319

Lori Morgan
Lori MorganOutside Sales - Eastern Missouri/St. Louis MO
Furniture/Healthcare Specialist

(314) 616-8085

Doug Eckley
Doug EckleyOutside Sales - Iowa
Equipment/Furniture and Education (K-12) Specialist

(515) 402-6905

Auhnna Harding
Auhnna HardingInside Sales - Olathe Office
Marketing/Quoting/Processing/Order Tracking

(913) 764-5558

Sarah Jones
Sarah JonesAdministrative Assistant - Olathe Office
Commissions/Support/Quoting/Order Tracking

(913) 764-5558