Martin & Martin Hosts Auction

Martin & Martin Auctioneers held an absolute retirement auction in Augusta, Ga., for RW Bussey Construction Company.

📅   Mon August 29, 2016 - Southeast Edition #18


Raford Bussey monitors the auction from the comfort of his four-wheeler with his companions Bea and Maggie.
Raford Bussey monitors the auction from the comfort of his four-wheeler with his companions Bea and Maggie.
Raford Bussey monitors the auction from the comfort of his four-wheeler with his companions Bea and Maggie. William Cheek (L) and Melvin Gibson, both of Gibson’s Backhoe Service, Greenwood, S.C., beat the heat in the shade. Joseph Pelaez (L) and Larry Garafola of Equipmentfacts, Flemington, N.J., monitor the online bidding from the auction truck. Chris Allen of Cornerstone Concrete, North Augusta, S.C., (L-R): Richard Smith, Rodney Lee, Mike Bonnett and Paul Martin, all of Martin & Martin, prepare to get the auction started. Debbie Martin of Martin & Martin Auctioneers and Raford Bussey, RW Bussey Construction Company, have been friends for more than 35 years. They and are working together to liquidate machines for his company. Cliff Croffer of Liberty Grading & Pipe, Lexington, Ga., looks over a Terex TB60 manlift. (L-R): Timmy Temples of Saluda, S.C., and Buddy Wannamaker and Dray Wannamaker of Persimmon Poultry, Saluda, S.C., take a snack break at the auction. Debbie Martin (L) and Jennifer Upton of Martin & Martin Auctioneers cruise the lot before the sale. Martin & Martin Auctioneers held an absolute retirement auction in Augusta, Ga., for RW Bussey Construction Company.

Martin & Martin Auctioneers held an absolute retirement auction in Augusta, Ga., for RW Bussey Construction Company on Aug. 18. Despite a sweltering hot August day in Georgia, a terrific crowd turned out for this sale.

Raford W. Bussey, owner of RW Bussey Construction, was in the construction and paving business for 37 years. He commissioned Martin & Martin to conduct the auction in order to sell his construction and farm equipment as well as trucks, trailers, support equipment and three parcels of land.

Bussey said he's seen a lot of big changes over the years, mostly with the new technology in the industry.

“Things have changed quite a bit from when I started. It's gone from a lot of manual operations to mechanized equipment,” he said.

Raford said he's looking forward to spending more time on his farm raising cattle.