Martin Auction is a family-owned business, founded 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 and in 1973 by son-in-law Stan Irvin. Representing the third generation, Lucy (Martin) Nord has been involved in the family business since her childhood. In 1990 her husband,Rob Nord, attended Missouri Auction School and began his career in the auction business. In 2007, Lucy and Rob built a new facility for Martin Auction as Larry retired and passed the gavel. The next generation soon followed as Evelyn Nord graduated from Missouri Auction School in 2008 and then Echo Nord graduated in 2011. Five years later, in June 2016, Echo (Nord) Wirz 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.
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 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 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.