Brian Grossman, Grossman Farms (North Dakota)

Any issues—all the random little stuff that comes up—they took care of it right away. There was always a constant line of communication between us, and I was very satisfied with the customer service

In April 2015, Ritchie Bros. conducted a complete dispersal for Grossman Farms, with the auction taking place on the Grossman Farms yard in Linton, North Dakota. With more than 12,000 acres and 300 head of cattle, Grossman Farms had its fair share of equipment to sell, and it was important that the auction take place on the farm.

OJ Blanchette, Pinnacle Services (Alberta)

It was just one stop. Everything sold in those two days. Everything was cleaned up and finalized. Selling with Ritchie Bros. was the best way to get fair market value. I would recommend it to anybody who is wishing to sell something or buy.

In March 2016, Ritchie Bros. conducted a massive two-day auction—months earlier than the site's usual first auction of the year. The reason for the early auction—and the crowds: a huge selection of quality equipment from two complete dispersals. One of those dispersals was for Pinnacle Services, an oilfield construction company based in High Level, AB.

Arron Hutcheon, Hutcheon & Pearce (Australia)

Ritchie Bros. has got a proven track record globally. The process works and so you know what to expect when you go down to their auctions. I think they do auctions better than anyone else, and it gives me confidence that they're going to achieve the best price at the end of the day.

Hutcheon & Pearce have sold equipment at the past six Ritchie Bros. auctions in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Ritchie Bros. is now part of their business process.

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Dan McGlade, Energy Transportation (Casper, WY)

Once I made the decision [to sell], I knew there was only one phone call I needed to make, and I called Ritchie Bros. They have a worldwide footprint, and I knew they could market our equipment better than anyone. They did a great job of handling this sale and I could easily recommend them to anyone.

Dan McGlade, Energy Transportation (Casper, WY)

More than 2,290 items, including close to 40 cranes and a large selection of heavy-spec trucks and trailers, were sold as part of a complete dispersal for Energy Transportation headquartered in Casper, WY. The record-breaking auction resulted in US$54 million of equipment sold in one day, the largest single-owner auction in Ritchie Bros. history.

Monty Laskin is the Chief Executive Officer of Caledon Community Services (Toronto, Canada)

[The truck sold] well beyond what we hoped for and because of that, we can make some big plans for our operations in the year ahead. And for our community!

Monty Laskin is the Chief Executive Officer of Caledon Community Services (Toronto, Canada)

We've always been proud to support the organization's fundraising efforts—and received this letter of thanks after we sold their truck.

Wang Tongdi, on the

Can the buyer decide the equipment price? I must go to the next unreserved auction held by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers!

The "Three Brothers" discovered Ritchie Bros. unreserved auctions almost by accident—and were excited to find a fair way to buy used equipment.

Peter Murphy, the Alex Fraser Group (Laverton North, Australia)

A Ritchie Bros. auction is just a really simple, efficient way to clean up a long list of gear you don't need.

At the end of a big project, Australia's Alex Fraser Group faced a situation that's familiar to many in the construction industry: a long list of surplus equipment.

Tom Mastera; Jr. Davis Construction (Orlando, Florida)

We've tried it all, but we feel that Ritchie Bros. really gives us the most for our money.

As an Equipment Manager with twenty years of experience, Tom Mastera has used a lot of different methods to sell equipment.

Les Wyles, Belvedere Aggregates Ltd. (Alberta, Canada)

Wenn es ums Kaufen oder Verkaufen geht, warum nicht zu den Besten gehen?

Als Les Wyles sich zum dritten – und, wie er sagt, letzten – Mal zur Ruhe setzte, hatte er eine große Flotte aus Brechern, Ladern, Bergbau-LKW und anderen Maschinen zu verkaufen

John Duivenvoorden, JPD Farms (Innisfil, Ontario)

I have no worries selling with Ritchie Bros. whatsoever and I would do it again in a heartbeat

John & Pat Duivenvoorden have been running JPD Farms in Canada for more than 40 years. When it came time to retire they chose to sell their equipment with Ritchie Bros. because their auctions are easy and pain free.

Stewart Bullin, Whitefox Drilling (Medicine Hat, Alberta)

Bevor Ritchie Bros. die detaillierten Maschineninformationen eingeführt hat, hätte ich einen Mechaniker bestellt, der die Maschinen für mich vor Ort inspiziert. Aber so sind alle Informationen online verfügbar. Das ist äußerst nützlich.

Familie Bullin ist seit über 45 Jahren im Geschäft, und schon fast genauso lange ist sie Kunde bei Auktionen von Ritchie Bros. Die Bullins haben schon manche tolle Innovation bei Ritchie Bros. erlebt — doch sie wissen auch zu schätzen, dass unsere Unternehmenswerte stets die gleichen geblieben sind.

Mario Humberto Patiño Manrique, COMAQSA (Tijuana, Mexiko)

So eine Auktion sorgt für Adrenalin im ganzen Körper.

Als Mario Humberto Patiño Manrique 1999 die Teilnahme an seiner ersten Ritchie Bros.-Auktion in Phoenix, Arizona plante, wusste er nicht, was ihn erwarten würde. Er fand nicht nur die Maschinen, die er brauchte, sondern auch eine ganz besondere Freundschaft.

Brad Skelton, Skelton Sherborne (Brisbane, Australia)

Wir machen keine halben Sachen. Was wir tun, tun wir richtig, und ich weiß, dass dies auch die Einstellung von Ritchie Bros. ist.

Brad Skelton konnte sein Frachtunternehmen in Australien zum Erfolg führen – mit ein wenig Starthilfe, die er auf einer Ritchie Bros.-Auktion in Hongkong erhielt.
Ken Friesen, KFC Farms Ltd. (Abbotsford, BC)

The prices were very good. I had a little trouble wiping the grin off my face.

Ken Friesen ran KFC Farms Ltd., a purebred cattle operation, for more than 20 years before he decided to sell. Ken chose Ritchie Bros. because of its experience and ability to bring strong returns.

Norm Bolitho, Australian Pacific Machinery (Queensland, Australien)

Wenn man zu einer Auktion geht, weiß man, dass der Beste gewinnt und den Preis mit nachhause nimmt.

Norm Bolitho kauft seit 1996 Maschinen bei Ritchie Bros.-Auktionen auf der ganzen Welt - sowohl vor Ort als auch online. Der Hauptgrund, warum er immer wieder kommt: weil es auf keiner der Auktionen Mindestpreise gibt.

Steve Stodghill, Sims Crane & Equipment Co. (Tampa, Florida)

Ritchie Bros.' on-site and online auctions make it easier for people all around the world to bid, resulting in a fair price for the seller.

Steve Stodghill, Sims Crane & Equipment Co. (Tampa, Florida)

Sims Crane & Equipment Co. has been providing crane and lifting rental service to the state of Florida for more than 50 years. President Steve Stodghill has used Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to manage his company's fleet for 20+ years. He keeps coming back to Ritchie Bros. because its auctions are full-service, globally respected and attract the greatest market exposure. Written and published: 2011


Mahmoud Khalil, Dynamic Diesel Import & Export (Libanon)

Ritchie Bros. machen keine Spielchen.

Ritchie Bros.-Auktionen weltweit haben Mahmoud Khalil geholfen, im Libanon drei internationale Maschinenunternehmen aufzubauen. Khalil kauft aus zwei Gründen gerne bei Ritchie Bros.: Die Auktionen sind uneingeschränkt, und er kann die Maschinen persönlich begutachten.

Forrest Abramson, KGM Contractors, Inc.

Ich bin bei Ritchie Bros. geblieben, weil sie einfach die beste Auswahl hatten. Und die haben sie immer noch.

Forrest Abramson aus Minnesota unterschrieb seinen ersten Vertrag 1962. Heute hat sein Unternehmen 150 Mitarbeiter und eine große Maschinenflotte. Abramson hat in den letzten 30 Jahren vor allem zwei Aspekte bei Ritchie Bros. schätzen gelernt: die Maschinen und das Vertrauen.

Greg Fowler, J.F. Electric (St. Louis, MO)

I did notice there were a lot of internet bidders and a lot of equipment being sent overseas, and I believe that they did help increase the final sale price of the equipment.

Greg Fowler is the fourth generation president of J.F. Electric (est. 1925), an electrical contractor serving the St. Louis, Missouri region. When Ritchie Bros. moved in nearby, Greg became a first-time seller at the St. Louis Grand Opening auction.

Leon Brunt and Jack Ash, Brash Contracting (Darwin, Australia)

Trust is a huge factor when you're making a decision of that magnitude.

Leon Brunt and Jack Ash rely on Ritchie Bros. auctions to buy and sell equipment for their Darwin, Australia-based contracting company. In 2010, Leon and Jack turned to Ritchie Bros. once again - in Japan.


Barrie Clarke (Kamloops, BC)

That's a big reason why we decided to sell with Ritchie Bros.—we knew our property would sell on auction day.

When Barrie and Liz Clarke retired, they put their BC golf course and RV park on the market. The Clarkes waited for a buyer for two years, then turned to Ritchie Bros.—for certainty.

Janis Basran (daughter of Karma Basran) – Karma Basran Trucking Ltd. (Kelowna, BC)

Ritchie Bros. is very understanding. They aren't just trying to take advantage of the situation.

Karma Basran ran a successful BC trucking company for 35 years until he passed away in 2009. Karma's wife Pearl and her daughters—Janis and Tammy—knew he trusted Ritchie Bros., so they could too.

Bill Coates, Roc-Star Enterprises Ltd. & Star Contracting Ltd. (Port Alberni, British Columbia, Kanada

Ich finde die Objekte, die ich brauche, ich kann sie vergleichen, Bilder vergrößern, Auktionsergebnisse ansehen, bieten, kaufen und sogar den Transport regeln - alles von meinem Büro aus.

Seit Bill Coates mit Star Contracting Ltd. das kanadische Straßenbauunternehmen gekauft hat, für das er zuvor über 30 Jahre lang tätig war, ist sein Leben turbulenter geworden. Coates verlässt sich auf der Suche nach Maschinen und Informationen heute mehr denn je auf die Website von Ritchie Bros.

Yang Xiangyang - Xi'an Road Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (China)

By selling with Ritchie Bros. we didn't have to go hunting for buyers because their auctions always attract large numbers of bidders.

50-year old road machinery manufacturer sees the benefits of selling by auction. Ritchie Bros. was able to sell new machines that had remained unsold for years.

John Friedges (Lakeville, MN)

Ritchie Bros. put those rules in place years ago and they stick by them.

John Friedges of Lakeville, Minnesota has been in business – and building a fleet of equipment – for more than 40 years. He's only in his early 50s. Whether he's buying or selling equipment, John says he values one thing above all: fairness.

Peter G.

Paint is worth a thousand dollars a gallon at an auction.

Peter G. "Chipper" Johnson started in the construction industry as a teenager and grew up to become the third-generation owner of Minnesota-based Hoover Construction. When it comes to selling used equipment, Chipper knows that appearances matter.

Richard Nyholt - Nyholt Constructions (Yatala, QLD Australia)

There is less risk involved and immediate return

Nyholt Constructions of Yatala, Queensland has a unique connection to Ritchie Bros.: the family-owned construction company helped build the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Brisbane, Australia. But Managing Director Richard Nyholt also has a story that is familiar to many: managing a business during a downturn.

Richard Hammond - R.A. Hammond Construction (North Oxford, MA)

The thing that impresses me the most about Ritchie Bros. is how fast they move their auctions along.

As the owner of R.A. Hammond Construction, Richard Hammond oversees multiple jobs taking place at the same time all over Massachusetts. Richard is a busy man, and he believes in spending his time and money wisely - which is why he buys through Ritchie Bros...

Neil Buelow - PCI Roads, LLC (St. Michael, MN)

Ritchie Bros. auction brochures are sent to buyers around the world to ensure the success of the sale is not completely reliant upon local bidders.

Neil Buelow, equipment manager for Minnesota-based PCI Roads, LLC has always appreciated the personal service and broad market reach of Ritchie Bros. With the local economy under strain, Neil values Ritchie Bros.' global marketing efforts even more.

Mark Ryan - Carl Bolander & Sons Co. (St. Paul, MN)

The Ritchie Bros. unreserved policy provides integrity to the auction process by keeping a level playing field... Also, it's important for me to know that the equipment will sell on auction day.

Mark Ryan worked his way up the ranks of the construction industry to become president of his own Minnesota-based company: Carl Bolander & Sons Co. All along the way Mark has kept a lasting relationship with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Jerry Redman - Owatonna Construction Co. Inc. (Owatonna, MN)

We ended up getting 20 percent more for our fleet with Ritchie Bros.

When the Redmans decided to close the doors to Owatonna Construction in 2006---that decision left them with 200 pieces of equipment to sell. They got an offer for certain assets and equipment, but they thought they could do better with Ritchie Bros.

Willy Holm Jr. - Holm Bros. Construction (Goodhue, MN)

Everyone at the auction site remembers my name.

Holm Bros. Construction started out like Ritchie Bros. - a small business run by brothers. Both companies have grown and changed hands. Willy Holm Jr. now looks after the family business - and he counts himself as a loyal Ritchie Bros. customer thanks to the down-home relationship he's built with the company over the years.

Steve DeBaun - Track II Corporation (Lakeville, MN)

Ritchie Bros. has gone far and above as far as customer service. That's something that I will always remember and something I always think about when I go to a sale.

Steve DeBaun went from auction rookie to professional by attending auctions with his father-in-law. In the process he has built a lasting relationship with Ritchie Bros. because of its dedication to quality customer service.

Glen Staheli - Staheli Construction (Edmonton, AB)

It doesn't matter what the condition of your machine is or how good it looks if there's no one there to bid on it.

Glen Staheli grew up with – and then helped further grow – the construction company established by his father in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2008 he decided to sell. Glen was ready to slow down – and he didn't want to wait for his multi-million dollar fleet of equipment to sell piecemeal.

Bob Anderson - Desert Pipeline (Thermal, CA)

I'm really an auction junkie at heart.

Bob Anderson and Phil Johnson started an underground services company in the late 60s and spent the next four decades laying pipeline across California. When Bob and Phil retired in 2008, they sold everything – but that won't keep Bob away from auctions.

Frank Rizzardo - Emcon Services (Merritt, BC)

With Ritchie Bros. you know you're always getting the fair price, on both the buying and the selling side.

Frank Rizzardo built his B.C.-based highway maintenance business from one contract to six. The equipment fleet of Emcon Services grew at the same pace. When Emcon's business dropped by almost half, Frank needed to sell millions of dollars of equipment – at a fair price.

Brad Skelton - Skelton Tomkinson (Brisbane, Australia)

We don't do anything by halves; when we do something we do it well, and I know that's the Ritchie Bros. attitude as well.

Brad Skelton got his international freight forwarding business off the ground in Australia with a little help from a Ritchie Bros. auction in Hong Kong. During a major business realignment, Brad put his trust in the same company that had put its trust in him.

Hugh Edeleanu - H.E. SERVICES (Kent, U.K.)

Verkäufe mit Ritchie Bros. sind die beste Methode, das Risiko auf einem weichen Markt zu minimieren.

Hugh Edeleanu gründete H.E. SERVICES mit einem einzigen gebrauchten Tiefbagger. Heute ist das Unternehmen der größte Aushubspezialist Großbritanniens mit einer Flotte von 2.500 Maschinen.

Rick Podolinsky - Podolinsky Equipment (Petrolia, ON)

Ritchie Bros. is so organized. Once I told them what we wanted, they took care of everything.

In 1964, the Podolinsky family opened a John Deere dealership in Petrolia, Ontario to sell and service equipment for their neighboring farmers. In 1985, they started hosting a mini-trade fair at their dealership. Now in its 23rd year, Farmer Information Days features exhibits, seminars – and an unreserved Ritchie Bros. auction.

Ted Carlson - Mainland Sand and Gravel (Surrey, BC)

The difference between Ritchie Bros. and other auction companies was just night and day.

Ted Carlson, the president of Mainland Sand and Gravel in Surrey, B.C., has been buying and selling equipment at Ritchie Bros. auctions since the 1980s. Ted puts his loyalty down to two factors: fair auction practices and a sense of homegrown pride.

Sudiarso Prasetio - PT Pamapersada Nusantara (Indonesia)

Ritchie Bros. attracts the end users, and the more end users you get, the better the prices will be.

PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) is Indonesia's largest mining contractor, actively managing numerous coalmines throughout the archipelago since 1993. PAMA purchases a large number of machines each year for their business - but they needed a solution when it came time to sell their equipment. Enter Ritchie Bros.

Camille Dionne, Transport Camille Dionne (Montreal, Quebec, Kanada)

Ich habe massenhaft Maschinen gekauft, ich habe massenhaft Maschinen verkauft, und Ritchie Bros. sind die Besten auf der Welt.

Camille Dionne gründete seinen Maschinenverleih vor 46 Jahren in Quebec – mit einer einzigen Maschine. Noch heute vermietet er Maschinen und ist zudem noch Vertrags– und Transportdienstleister. Und seit fast vier Jahrzehnten kauft und verkauft Dionne Maschinen auf den Auktionen von Ritchie Bros.

Dave MacDonald - King Kubota (North Vancouver, BC)

The buyers are there and that's what gets you the very best money for your equipment.

Dave MacDonald was born to run equipment. He was operating dozers as a teenager and operating his own British Columbia-based construction company by his twenties. Deciding to sell was hard for Dave – but it was easy to decide on the right dispersal method.

Frank Montgomery - Saiia Construction (Birmingham, AL)

Es gibt viele Unwägbarkeiten in der Welt. Die Zusammenarbeit mit Ritchie Bros. gehört allerdings nicht dazu.

Rapides Wachstum über die letzte Dekade veranlasste Saiia Construction aus Birmingham, Alabama zu einer Neuausrichtung der Verkaufsmethoden für Ausrüstungen.

Wang Yao Hui - Day Chi International Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)

Ritchie Bros. auctions provide a global marketplace, fair market value and the transparency of unreserved auctions.

Wang Yao Hui started with an equipment repair business in Taiwan - and ended up running an international equipment brokerage. Since discovering Ritchie Bros., Mr. Wang has had full access to the global equipment marketplace.

Bryan Gour - Langley Excavator Parts Exchange (Langley, BC)

Ritchie Bros. meant a lot to him; it's part of our history.

Bryan Gour runs an excavator rental and parts business in Greater Vancouver, B.C. that was established by his late father-in-law Jim Blanche. When Ritchie Bros. celebrated its 50th anniversary, Bryan made sure he was there - not just for himself, but for Jim too.

Jim Allard - Allard Contractors Ltd. (Coquitlam, BC)

„Es kommt nicht darauf an, ob man für eine Million Dollar Equipment verkaufen will oder einen einzigen Bulldozer, man wird stets gleich gut behandelt."

Jim Allard macht als Vice President von Allard Contractors, einer Firma für Baurohstoffe in Coquitlam, British Columbia, mit Dutzenden von Unternehmen Geschäfte.

Robert Wright - Wright Brothers Construction (Charleston, TN)

Trust and character go a long way. We feel like we're in good hands with Ritchie Bros

Robert and James Wright started out with one bulldozer; their Tennessee construction company now has about 300 pieces of equipment in its fleet. Whether they're buying one dozer or selling hundreds of machines, Robert and James turn to the people they trust.

David Weiss - Sierra Equipment Company (San Francisco, CA)

Ritchie Bros.' service and transparency in their business dealings is what make them have one of the most loyal customer bases of any industry.

David Weiss of Sierra Equipment Company Inc. in San Francisco, California has been a Ritchie Bros. customer for more than 30 years.

Roy Isley - D & J Isley and Sons (Grande Prairie, Alberta)

I fully enjoy the sales. I always have, my father always did, and a couple of my boys go to the sales and they love it too.

D & J Isley and Sons is a family-run business in Grande Prairie, Alberta with longstanding ties to Ritchie Bros. Roy and Morgan Isley are carrying on the family tradition of buying and selling at Ritchie Bros. auctions - and passing it on to the next generation.

Duane Semon - Rainbow Rentals (Phoenix, Arizona)

The company has stayed friendly and personal - and we still get the same service we did 20 years ago.

Like his father Vernon before him, Duane Semon runs a family owned and operated equipment rental company in Phoenix, Arizona. Duane is also a loyal Ritchie Bros. customer - just like his dad.

Navneet Mathur, Worldwide Machinery Solutions (Ajmer, Indien)

Es gab bisher keine Gelegenheiten, bei denen wir von Ritchie Bros. nicht erstklassig behandelt wurden!

Navneet Mathur verkauft mit seiner Vermeer-Niederlassung in Indien neue und gebrauchte Maschinen im Wert von über 20 Millionen US-Dollar jährlich. Wenn er gebrauchte Maschinen sucht, gehört sein Vertrauen besonders einer Quelle: Auktionen von Ritchie Bros.

Bob Cooke - Jemstar Farms (Walkerton, ON)

„Es war klar, dass nur das Auktionsunternehmen Ritchie Bros. diesen Verkauf managen konnte."

In den letzten 45 Jahren haben Robert, David und James Cooke Jemstar Farms zu einem der größten Viehzüchter in Ontario, Kanada gemacht. Da sie jetzt dem Ruhestand entgegensehen, haben sich die Brüder Cooke für Ritchie Bros. entschieden, um ihre Bestände zu veräußern – auf einer uneingeschränkten Auktion im März 2009.

Tom Stevenson - Hub Equipment (Toronto, ON)

„Niemand verbindet das Internet so gut mit der bewährten Vor-Ort-Auktionsmethode wie Ritchie Bros."

Seine Leidenschaft für Industrieausrüstungen lockte Tom Stevenson von seiner Karriere im Finanzdistrikt Torontos weg, zurück zum vertrauten Ausrüstungsverleih seines Vaters in Ontario, Kanada. Und wie sein Vater vor ihm verlässt sich Stevenson darauf, dass Ritchie Bros. ihm einen besseren Zugriff auf den globalen Marktplatz ermöglicht.

Peter Delaney - F.A. Delaney Quarries (NSW, Australia)

Having no reserves is the most important thing at an auction, whether you're buying or selling.

Peter Delaney operates a small mobile crushing company in rural New South Wales, Australia. Whether he's buying or selling equipment, Peter will go the extra mile to attend an unreserved Ritchie Bros. auction.

Donald Collins - Collins Pipeline Construction (Bald Knob, AR)

If I had to sell all this myself, it would take me five years!

Donald Collins first started buying equipment at Ritchie Bros. auctions when he established his own pipeline construction company in Arkansas. When he retired, Donald chose Ritchie Bros. to take care of his equipment - and sell everything in one day.

Keith Brubacher - Brubacher Excavating Inc. (Bowmansville, PA)

With Ritchie Bros., I know that I am more than a number, more than a means to an end.

Keith Brubacher's father Ben founded Brubacher Excavating - the largest excavation contractor in central Pennsylvania - with one backhoe and a commitment to fairness, honesty and integrity. When looking for business partners, the Brubachers choose companies that share their values.

John Spadaro - MBS Express (Melbourne, Australia)

When you've got that kind of relationship, why would you deal with another auction company?

When the state economy took a downturn in the early 2000s, John Spadaro needed to sell millions of dollars of equipment belonging to his trucking company in Melbourne, Australia. John decided to check out a new auction company in town: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. And he's never looked back.

Billy Jackson - W F Jackson Construction Co. (Sandersville, GA)

Ritchie Bros. always did the right thing: they stood up to their word.

In 1958 - the year that Ritchie Bros. was founded - Billy Jackson started W F Jackson Construction Co. in Sandersville, Georgia with little more than determination and a single dozer. Billy credits good people for his company's success - and his long relationship with Ritchie Bros.

Dante Ghilotti - Ghilotti Bros. Inc. (San Rafael, CA)

Relationships are a huge part of it.

Like their uncles and father before them, the younger Ghilotti brothers pride themselves on maintaining a first-class fleet of yellow iron for their San Francisco Bay area construction company. When they need to update their fleet, Dante and Mike Ghilotti turn to another family business: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Bob Davis - H. Davis Construction (Caledon, ON)

We were working 23 scrapers and moving three million meters of dirt a year.

H. Davis Construction started with one bulldozer. Almost 60 years later, when Bob and Doug Davis decided to retire, their Toronto-based earthmoving company was running a multi-million dollar fleet. The brothers started selling their equipment one piece at a time – until someone suggested an easier solution: a Ritchie Bros. auction.

Daryl Williamson, son of Harry Williamson (1939 - 2001)

We chose Ritchie Bros. because Dad's relationship with them went way back

Harry Williamson took a dump truck and roller and turned them into one of British Columbia's most successful paving companies, H. Williamson Blacktop & Landscaping. When Harry passed away, he left his family with fond memories, a large equipment fleet – and some hard decisions to make.

Steve Pokrajac - Pokrajac Corporation (San Jacinta, CA)

Online-Bieten ist ein tolles Werkzeug, aber die Auktionen selbst werden immer die Hauptattraktion bleiben.

Als President eines kalifornischen Konstruktionsdienstleisters hat Steve Pokrajac bereits Ausrüstungen im Wert von mehreren Millionen US-Dollar auf Auktionen von Ritchie Bros. in den gesamten USA erworben und verkauft.

Louis & Denis Larabie - Larabie Trucking (Kapuskasing, ON)

Go to Ritchie Bros.: that's my advice to anyone wanting to sell trucks and trailers.

For Denis and Louis Larabie of Kapuskasing, Ontario, a fortuitous wrong turn led to a major trucking contract with the De Beers diamond company. At the end of the contract, the Larabie brothers had almost 150 trucks and trailers to sell – and a new appreciation for unreserved auctions.

Doug Heritage - Miller Farm Equipment (Moosomin, SK)

„Für die Käufer läuft alles sauber und ordentlich ab, und für die Verkäufer ist das Geschäft praktisch schon abgeschlossen."

Miller Farm Equipment verkauft seit 1924 neue und gebrauchte Landwirtschaftsmaschinen an kanadische Farmer. Dazu ist Miller Farm unter der Leitung von Doug Heritage und Kevin Miller heute eine der größten Niederlassungen von Case IH in Nordamerika. 

Dean Stines - D & L Stines Construction (Santa Paula, California)

I couldn't afford to update my equipment and be in compliance. I just couldn't do it.

When Dean Stines started an excavation company in California, he turned to Ritchie Bros. for his equipment needs. When new environmental regulations accelerated Dean's retirement plans, he returned to the place his business began: a Ritchie Bros. auction.

Steve Ledwell - Ledwell & Son Enterprises (Texarkana, Texas)

I get excellent service and value, as well as access to new customers that I don't think I can get anywhere else.

Steve Ledwell of Texas-based Ledwell & Son Enterprises had always considered selling by auction an unnecessary risk. A chance encounter with Ritchie Bros. at a trade show changed his mind. Steve now uses Ritchie Bros. auctions to sell trucks and trailers - and to reach a global audience of potential new Ledwell customers.

Ruben Encinas (Mexiko)

Ritchie Bros. war für meine Familie und mich sehr wichtig ... Ritchie Bros. hat unser Leben verändert.

Vor rund 20 Jahren reiste Ruben Encinas aus Mexiko nach Arizona, um auf einer Ritchie Bros.-Auktion ohne Mindestpreise einen Kran zu erwerben. Dieser erste Einkauf auf einer Ritchie Bros.–Auktion war für Encinas der zündende Funke für eine neue Geschäftsidee – und bedeutete für seine Familie die Chance, ein neues Leben zu beginnen.

Dean Stockman - Stockman Farms (Beechy, Saskatchewan)

Now you can sell just one or two pieces of equipment at the auction site and reach buyers from all over the world.

Dean Stockman grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, but it wasn't until he took over the farm from his father that he started buying equipment from agricultural auctions. When Dean wanted to sell a single sprayer, he chose the local service and global reach of a Ritchie Bros. auction.

Karl Kocon - K & R Truck & Equipment (AB, Canada)

The advertising that Ritchie Bros. provides cannot be bought.

Almost 30 years ago, Karl Kocon bought a used truck, painted and repaired it, then sold it at a Ritchie Bros. auction – kick-starting his successful Edmonton, Alberta-based refurbishing and custom-built truck business: K & R Truck & Equipment. Today Karl finds that one of the best advertising channels for his customized trucks is the same place his business got its start – a Ritchie Bros. auction.

Frank Fowler - Ring Power Corporation (FL, United States)

Ritchie Bros.' February Orlando auction is the premier auction of the year; it sets the stage for what's to come.

Ring Power Corporation is one of the largest Cat dealers in the Southeastern U.S., with a 5,000-piece rental fleet. Looking to sell its surplus used equipment, Ring Power asked Ritchie Bros. to conduct an unreserved auction in Orlando in 1984. The Ring Power auction became an annual event in Orlando – and evolved into the world's largest industrial auction.

Ray Scott - Scott Group of Companies (Adelaide, Australia)

An unreserved auction is the best way to dispose of a large fleet of equipment.

At the end of a major project, the Scott Group – one of Australia's largest transportation companies – had 130 surplus transportation items and two options: Send the trucks out of state to be sold piecemeal – or have Ritchie Bros. bring the auction to the Scott Group's site and sell everything in one day.

Bob McIntosh - Leavitt Machinery (BC, Canada)

Ritchie Bros. hasn't lost that side of their culture – the ability to connect with customers on a personal level.

Vancouver-based Leavitt Machinery offers sales, rental and service of an ever-increasing range of materials handling, construction and aerial equipment. Looking to showcase the diversity of their product lineup, Leavitt chose a unique solution: a Ritchie Bros. auction.

Jess Alcala - Hydro Québec (QC, Canada)

When you have thousands of people at the auction, from all over the world, you know that the price you get is the best price in the market.

For years, Hydro Quebec sold all of its heavy equipment directly to buyers in the local market. Looking to reduce costs, the corporation discovered it could also increase returns – by reaching the global market through Ritchie Bros.

Doug Gordon - Doug Gordon Contracting (BC, Canada)

[At Ritchie Bros.] everyone is treated with equal respect, regardless of the size of their company.

Doug Gordon had purchased millions of dollars of equipment at Ritchie Bros. auctions over decades in the construction business in Western Canada. When he decided to sell his entire equipment inventory, he turned to the company he'd come to know and trust as a buyer.

Christopher Leines - Minnesota Limited (MN, United States)

Ritchie Bros. did an excellent job preparing, marketing and selling our pipeline equipment.

Minnesota Limited, a major pipeline contractor in the U.S. Midwest, had accumulated a large – but aging – fleet of equipment over four decades in business. Looking to upgrade the company's fleet, president & CEO Chris Leines turned to Ritchie Bros. – and discovered the benefits of completing a Like-Kind Exchange.

Sandeep Garg, Punj Lloyd Limited (Neu-Delhi, Indien)

Die Auswahl bei den Maschinen ist schier unglaublich, die Auktionen finden in flottem Tempo statt, und der gesamte Vorgang ist fair und effizient.

Punj Lloyd Limited, Indiens zweitgrößter Bauunternehmer, kauft jedes Jahr Maschinen für viele Millionen US-Dollar. Angesichts von Engpässen auf dem lokalen Markt nutzte Sandeep Garg, zuständig für Anlagen und Maschinen, die weltweiten Auktionen von Ritchie Bros.

Tom Kramer - NPL Construction Co. (AZ, United States)

Selling through Ritchie Bros. is the easiest, simplest way of extracting maximum value from your assets.

NPL Construction Co. had locations across the U.S., each with its own approach to equipment turnover. Find out how Ritchie Bros. helped NPL increase efficiency and reduce costs.