Aumann Auctions Announces Major Expansion
New facility, technology upgrades and additional staff set the stage for Aumann Auctions' next chapter
NOKOMIS, Ill., October 12, 2023 (Newswire.com) - After 61 years in business, Aumann Auctions is making a major expansion once again. Not only have they made substantial investments in infrastructure and hard assets, but they have also expanded their staff and promoted several members of their team from within.
Aumann Auctions is a full-service auction company conducting over 200 auctions a year. While initially rooted in serving their local community, their evolution has led them to expand into a global entity. Throughout their journey, they've helped countless families during pivotal life transitions by uniting buyers and sellers to efficiently distribute assets.
Aumann has just purchased an additional 15,000 square foot, climate-controlled showroom to feature high-end restored tractors, trucks, cars and engines. The new facility has polished concrete floors, a direct showroom entry dock, the latest in LED lighting, security system, and more. Auction Manager Tom Walsh adds, “As we enter into the collector car market for Central Illinois, we want the best facility possible to store and sell high-end restorations for our sellers.”
The building will also allow a larger venue for in-person events that Aumann hosts and will provide space for expansion into the automobile and truck market. For many years they have seen the parallel of collectors from tractors to trucks. “We really look forward to entering the automobile and truck markets and bring our own quality of marketing and sales services to our existing and new clients,” says partner Tyson Reed.
A brand new bidding platform was introduced this summer. It allows much more flexibility in online bidding for their customers. The new interface has been modernized and is much more mobile-friendly. A significant investment was made to make sure it is the latest and best technology. “Our online multi-par system for real estate and farmland is second to none in the industry,” said Kent Aumann.
Katie Smith has been promoted to Brand and Visual Coordinator. Her new position allows her to apply her many years of design skills to everything from branding, marketing materials, and digital properties right down to the smallest of company-wide visual details.
Aumann has also added numerous catalogers to allow for quicker turnaround and less wait time for sellers as well as a new streamlined shipping department headed by Lucy Messmore to move items to buyers more quickly. Additional subject matter experts have been added in both coins and firearms.
“I am beyond proud of how our team has expanded and served our clients. Each and every person here treats the items we represent just like their own. They are always here to serve both our buyers and sellers. With all of our staff and new initiatives, I am so excited to enter this next phase of our business!” says Kurt Aumann.
Source: Aumann Auctions