F.H. Kaysing Company of Wichita

United States Customs Brokerage


History of F. H. Kaysing. He was a pioneer in the customs brokerage industry for over a half a century. He was a leader in the import community and vocal advocate for the growth in the Kansas City area. He is Fred H. Kaysing, founder of the F. H. Kaysing Company. Mr. Kaysing was 21 years old when he worked for Chase Bag Company located in St. Louis, Missouri when he entered into the Customs Brokerage Industry. He admitted it was purely accidental. "It was funny how I got into the business," he said in an article from the Kansas City star dated May 21, 1967. "My work with the bag companies put me in touch with the grain brokers from time to time. Then one day I saw an ad in the newspaper asking for a man to learn brokerage business. It turned out to be a customs house brokerage and I went to work for them as a runner, taking papers to the customs house." As a customs broker, Mr. Kaysing established himself in Kansas City, Kansas with the C. H. Wyman Company as a representative in 1913. Later he entered into a partnership with Mrs. A. D. Jones who had been established in K.C. since 1906 and in 1929 when Mrs. Jones retired the firm continued under the name F.H.Kaysing Company. As the U.S. began buying more commodities from foreign suppliers and increasing its imports, Kaysing's business began to expand. The office personnel went from three people in 1929, to seven in 1964. And in 1974 Kaysing opened a satellite office in Wichita, KS, where today they employee over twenty-eight people under current owner Ron Hodge who acquired the company in 1983. Today F. H. Kaysing only operates the Wichita office and offers a wide range of services which includes remote location filing (RLF), out port broker management, entry auditing, post entry representation, digital record keeping, research and compliance consulting. It continues the tradition of hard work, world-class customer service and pursuit of professional excellence as established by Mr. Kaysing over 90 years ago.



Last Modified: April 10, 2006 F.H Kaysing Company of Wichita