Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. is the Southwest’s most active auction and appraisal company. An INC. 500 company, Auction Systems ranked #49 (2002), #100 (2003) and #397 (2004) of the fastest growing privately held companies in the auction industry within the United States. Additionally, Auction Systems is an ICIC INC. 100 company and is ranked as the #1 fastest growing woman-owned business and the fifteenth fastest growing business overall within the inner cities of the United States.
Recent accolades about the growth of Auction Systems have brought to bear the company’s commitment to raising the standards of the oldest known industry in history - auctions. Professionalism, notorious customer service and higher auction prices have culminated in the success story of Auction Systems. A feature story in the January 2003 publication of The Auctioneer magazine, the auction industry’s highest circulating periodical, quoted the President of Auction Systems, Deb Weidenhamer. "Growth is a combination of good systems, good people and being in the right place at the right time."
As a Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year award recipient, Deb Weidenhamer has "raised the standard" of auction companies throughout the auction industry in the Southwest. To ensure the higher standards of the auction industry are propagated throughout the state, Deb Weidenhamer was appointed as the only state legislative lobbyist for the Arizona State Auctioneers Association. This appointment has allowed Auction Systems to assist in forming laws that protect the public and ensure higher ethical standards from all Arizona auctioneers.
Auction Systems’ staff is highly respected in the auction industry. Auction Systems has more staff in board positions of the state auctioneers association than any other auction firm. And Auction Systems’ staff is called upon to speak for the National Auctioneers Association, the Arizona State Auctioneers Association, Government Procurement Associations, Harvard School of Business, Thunderbird International School of Management, Asbury University and other state’s auctioneers associations on a regular basis. Contributing articles for publications in auction and appraisal newsletters is a priority for Auction Systems’ knowledgeable staff including Deb Weidenhamer’s monthly ethics column for Auction World magazine, all lending to Auction Systems’ auction industry credibility.
Auction Systems success is also in part based on the company’s technology and systems. For more than three years Auction Systems has offered on-line previews for auctions and Auction Systems was one of the first auction firms in the Southwest to offer simulcast auctions. Simulcast auctions are where buyers can bid in person and on the Internet in real time, all at the same time. Simulcast auctions with seamless technology have proved so successful for Auction Systems that all auction items are offered in such a manner. The pioneering spirit of combining the traditional auction with the latest advancements in technology continues to put Auction Systems at the forefront of the auction industry.
Marketing and advertising are a driving force for Auction Systems. A five-time award winner of the coveted ASI (Auction Sales Institute) advertising award demonstrates Auction Systems competence in producing compelling advertising literature, brochures and flyers. Additionally Auction Systems has taken advantage of the Internet age and promotes auctions on websites, bulletin boards and chat rooms across the wide world web, including Auction Systems’ own website www.auctionANDappraise.com.
Auction Systems has an impressive client list of which they are extremely proud. As many of the clients are Government Agencies, our business is a matter of public record, thus allowing us to disclose the names. Long-term Government clients include Arizona Department of Revenue, the City of Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County Assessors Office, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Agriculture. Although our client list for individuals and corporations is as impressive, we do not disclose information as a matter of ethical auction industry confidentiality.
As a full service auction service provider, Auction Systems delivers promised results, a seamless process and high auction dollar recovery, not to mention “Auctiontainment” at its very best.
For more information about Auctions Systems and their history in the auction industry, or how our auction services can help you, please contact us< online or call 800-801-8880 today.