Martin Auction is a family-owned business, founded in Clinton, Illinois in 1947 by Warren Martin, an elected member of the Illinois State Auctioneer Association Hall of Fame. Warren was joined in 1966 by son Larry Martin, a graduate of Illinois State University. In 1973, Stan Irvin, who attended Southern Illinois University, came aboard. Representing the third generation, Lucy Nord has been involved in the family business since her childhood, in 2007, when her father retired, Lucy took over the business and enjoys the auction and the customers, both new and old. June 2008 started our fourth generation in the auction business; Evelyn Nord, graduated from Missouri Auction School and in June 2010, Echo Nord did as well and sold the first time at our June 2011 auction. In June 2016, five years later, Echo became a full-fledged member of the Martin Auction team. We are proud and excited to offer our customers the experience and knowledge that comes from four generations in the auction industry.
In 2007 the original facility just south of Clinton was sold and a new one was built across the street on Rt. 51 South, Clinton, Illinois. Now with one of the most modern auction facilities in Illinois, we invite your attendance /consignments to one of the many pre-scheduled upcoming events.
Martin Auction Services, LLC, offers a full line of mobile auction equipment and are capable of conducting an auction at your site or ours. Services include a full set up and auction day personnel.
Services include a multitude of options for our sellers and buyers with auctions conducted regularly- insuring your equipment is sold within a time frame to suit your needs. Bidders from throughout the United States, as well as from throughout the world, gain access to our auctions via online bidding- insuring the coverage that you expect from your auction vendor. From a turn-key event (providing asset accumulation, transportation, storage, advertising, set-up, auction day work-force, prompt payment/ settlement, load-out assistance) for an entire business closing out, to a single piece consignment- Martin Auction Services, LLC has done it all since 1947. We offer a friendly, experienced staff to make the selling or buying experience as stress free as possible. We currently sell for Ameren Illinois, several bankruptcy trustees/attorneys, and municipalities throughout the State of Illinois and bank/trust companies.