Dan and Laura Dotson, Auctioneers 37 years Experience
We are the featured auctioneers on the new hit reality show Storage Wars on A&E every Wed. 10:30/9:30c. We are a cutting edge company that markets our auctions like no one else can. We have a professional team that is dedicated to serving our clients.
I have been around the auction business since 1974. My Grandfather Sam Fancher was a cattle/farm auctioneer in No. West Arkansas ( Ozark Mountains). My Grandfather Sam Fancher was taught to auctioneer from Detmen Mitchell in 1945, Grandpa Sam was a successful cattleman and auctioneer. At 11 years old he taught me to auctioneer. I was the youngest auctioneer in the No West Arkansas, I worked as an auctioneer over the next 4 summers and at age 16, I would skip school and go over to the Chino auction in California and sell furniture for an auctioneer named Merl Bernard. My mother allowed this alternate education because she was also an auctioneer and understood that if I wanted it, I had to go get it.
American Auctioneers was started in 1983. In the 1980's and 90's, we ran an auction house in Riverside for over a decade that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain, dolls and furniture. In 1996 Laura and I met, she later became my wife, mother and an outstanding auctioneer and business partner.
Our current types of auctions include Storage, Estates, Business Inventories, Equipment, Legal/Foreclosure Auctions Fundraisers and Appraisals.
Currently we handle 2500 to 3000 auctions and appraisals per year. We are America's #1 Auction Team!. Specializing in Public Auctions since 1974. We are several auctioneers including Dan Dotson, Laura Dotson, Robert Foote, Ron Scheenstra, Tom Knight, Darren Gailen. Our Lock Cutting crew consist of John Sullivan, John West, Robert Foote and Tommy Tibbets.
Laura has been an auctioneer for 14 years. She handles all aspects of the company. With a zest for life and a real people person Laura has helped increased the business from 250 auctions a year in 1996 to well over 2500 today. She speaks Lebanese Christian Arabic and Italian. She is a top producer and a polished auctioneer.
Robby has 10 years experience and works all facets of the auction business including auctioning, lock cutting and inventory, lot tagging, cataloging and set up, Ron Scheenstra is a 25 year 2nd. generation auctioneer that specializes in estates, art and antiques. John Sullivan is a 30 year acquaintance that handles lock cutting, inventory and clerking. John worked for Disney as an imagineer for 35 years and has proved to be invaluable.
Donna Ragsdale has an 18 year banking background and handles all scheduling and contracts and is the daily manager.
We are a full service auction company that can provide the greatest return for most types of assets. We specialize in Storage and Household goods, We have experience all types of assets including Manufacturing Equip., Commercial, Industrial, Fabrication, Transportation, Construction Equipment, Retail Inventories, Estates and Collectibles. 37 Years of Experience. Call Today!