Company Info

Affton Lawn Equipment has been family owned and serving the St. Louis area since 1954.

View the photographs below to see how we have grown over the past 60 years.

Don and Ed Ponder

Don and Ed Ponder1955

Affton Lawn Equipment (1956)

Affton Lawn Equipment

Affton Lawn Equipment (1956)

Affton Lawn Equipment store

Affton Lawn Equipment store

Affton Lawn Equipment store

Affton Lawn Equipment started in 1954 by Adrian Ponder. Originally from Perryville, Missouri. Mr. Ponder was a machinist in the US Army and after the war opened a machine shop in Perryville. Opportunity came to move to St. Louis and start a lawn mower / outdoor power equipment store. Originally selling lawn mowers, tillers, tractors and lawn fertilizers, grass seed, bird food and straw. He also sold go karts and mini bikes into the 1960's.

Affton Lawn Equipment has been selling Toro since the beginning. Lawnboy was added as well as Wheel Horse. Snapper was added in 1968, and Red Max in 1990. Stihl came along in 1995.

Second generation owners Don Ponder since 1971 and Ed Ponder since 1969.