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Grand Opening of the Fahey Auction Site Featured on Construction Equipment Guide

Grand Opening of the Fahey Auction Site Featured on Construction Equipment Guide

We are excited to be featured on the Construction Equipment Guide website for the grand opening for our brand new Fahey Sales Auction Site. Read More

Butch Graham joins Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Butch Graham joins Jeff Martin Auctioneers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2022 Butch Graham joins Jeff Martin Auctioneers as Pipeline and Energy Consultant Brooklyn, Miss. --- Jeff Martin Auctioneers is pleased to introduce Pipeline Hall of Fame member, veteran, and industry legend Butch Graham as a Pipeline and Energy Consultant. Graham, known as the “voice of the pipeline industry,” has been in the auction industry since 1971. He grew up in the auction industry, where his father worked in marketing livestock auctions, and his uncle, cousin, and brother worked as auctioneers. Through the years, Graham made a name for himself in the oil and gas pipeline industry and was heavily involved with the industry’s trade organizations, specifically the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA), and the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA). After 50 years in the industry, Graham retired in 2021 but missed the action too much. He liked the way Jeff was building relationships and moving across the country. “The more I talked with Jeff, the more I was impressed,” said Graham. “I saw that Jeff was not only driven, but he also lived by the ethic of making the customer your friend because your friend will always be your customer.” Known for his honesty and integrity, Graham’s equipment knowledge and market expertise is an asset to Jeff Martin Auctioneers. He knows what is currently going on in the industry and applies that knowledge to the equipment he is selling, allowing buyers to be confident when bidding. “We are looking forward to working with a legend within the auction business and pipeline and energy industry,” commented Jeff Martin, CEO. “The addition of Butch is a resource that will serve our current and future clients as we continue to grow.” Jeff Martin Auctioneers is North America's fastest-growing live auction company with four fully staffed offices and 12 auction sites nationwide. In 2021, the Jeff Martin Family of Companies conducted over 200 live and online auctions in 15 states. Read More

Announcing Our New COO

Announcing Our New COO

September 27, 2021 Peter Gehres joins Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc as COO Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. (JMA) announced Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer effective October 1. As COO, Gehres will be responsible for overseeing and improving all aspects of auction operations. His role also includes integrating recent acquisitions while streamlining existing processes and procedures. JMA is North America’s fastest-growing Equipment Auction Company. In 2021 the JMA family of companies is on pace to conduct over 150 live and online auction events in 19 states. Gehres, 41, has worked in the auction industry since he graduated from The Ohio Auction School and The Ohio State University. As an auction professional for the last 18 years, Gehres has experienced nearly every aspect of the auction business and brings a wide array of skills to JMA. In addition to refining existing operations Gehres will lead JMA into new industry segments, sectors, and regions. “We are excited to have a person of Peter’s talents and passion on our management and leadership team,” stated CEO and President Jeff Martin. “We look forward to new ideas and fresh perspectives. Peter will help advance our mission to consistently provide our customers with the best value-added service with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the Auction Industry.” “Joining Jeff Martin Auctioneers is a huge step forward for me professionally,” commented Gehres, “and I am excited to be part of the bold vision Jeff and Kellie Martin have for the company. It has been a blessing to work with some of the best auctioneers and auction companies in America. Those experiences have taught me the value of people in an industry often defined by processes and products. The best is truly yet to come for this company and our employees and contractors. Our clients and customers can look forward to continuous improvement in all aspects of our business as well as increased and varied auction options.” Before joining JMA, Gehres worked with other industry-leading, innovative auction firms such as Barrett-Jackson, RES Auction Services, Akron Auto Auction, and Southern Auto Auction. Gehres has a strong track record of industry service, including currently serving on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association and past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association. In 2015 he was awarded the coveted International Auctioneer Championship and previously won six other auctioneer championships. Read More

Freije & Freije Auctioneers partners with Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Freije & Freije Auctioneers partners with Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Freije & Freije Auctioneers is proud to partner with the fastest growing auction company in the United States. Freije & Freije Auctioneers, a fourth-generation auction firm specializing in the sale of heavy construction /agricultural equipment, automobiles, and related assets at auction located in Clayton, Indiana (near Indianapolis) announced a strategic partnership with Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc of Brooklyn, MS. This partnership will see Jeff Martin Auctioneers providing logistic support and management for the rapidly growing Indiana auction company. In return, Jeff Martin Auctioneers gains a permanent and established auction location in the heart of the Midwest and an established local team of salesmen and auction staff. The partnership will offer Jeff Martin Auctioneers a fully staffed auction yard and location in central Indiana with easy access to major highways, I-70, I-74 I-69, and I-64. “Our company is expanding. We need good people and good locations, and this partnership does both,” noted Jeff Martin, CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers. “The location west of Indianapolis is a critical crossroads for expanding our national operation. TJ and his family share our values and commitment to clients. TJ is an excellent auctioneer and an industry leader and will be an important part of our growth and expansion strategy.” Read More

Fahey Sales acquired by Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.

Fahey Sales acquired by Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.

Fahey Sales is proud to be part of the fastest growing auction company in the United States.Fahey Sales, started by Joe Fahey, Sr., has been in business since 1947 where his sons later joined him in the 1970s. Headquartered in Glencoe, MN, they serve the Midwest specializing in municipal, maintenance equipment, farm and construction equipment, commercial turf, golf course maintenance equipment and vehicles. Now, Jim and Linda Fahey will join the Jeff Martin Auctioneers family and continue the growth that started so many years ago. The new acquisition fits into the Jeff Martin Auctioneer’s strategic plan to provide the best value-added service in the auction industry. The addition will allow Jeff Martin Auctioneers to increase the locations of permanent fully staffed auction facilities and provide a higher level of auction services to both corporations and small business owners. Read More