Oct 07, 2023
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 expanded their staff and promoted several members of their team from within.
Aumann has just purchased a new 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 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, digital properties right down to the smallest of company-wide visual details.
Aumann has also added numerous catalogers to allow for quicker turn around and less wait time for sellers, 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.