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James G. Murphy founded the Kenmore, Wash.-based auction company in 1970.
The James G. Murphy Company, located just north of Seattle, has a 6-acre equipment yard and auction warehouse and conducts auctions eight times a year at this location, approximately every six weeks.
Its auctions serve contractors, government agencies, phone companies, power companies and distributors.
James G. Murphy has an office in Keizer, Ore, near Salem, as well, and this location serves as the headquarters of the auctioneer?sforest products division. Auction and appraisal services to itscustomers in throughout North America also are done at the Keizer office.
According to James G. Murphy Company, outside auctions make up 80 percentof itsauctions. These sales arehandled by the company?sspecialized staff that has more than60 years of combined auction experience. Staff cleans and prepares the items at each site specifically to take advantage of each auction.
James G. Murphy Company conducts anaverage of 100 auctions a year.
The company works with both large and small businesses and, according to the company, are experienced in working with financial institutions, attorneysand government agencies.
James G. Murphy conducts its auctions on ano minimum-no reserve basis and operates under the philosophy that 90 percentof an auction takes place before auction day. According to the company, much of that effort involvespre-sale preparation of equipment or merchandise, which may include painting and repairing of equipment, cleaning floors and whatever actions necessary to present a product in its most marketable condition.
MurphyLive! is the James G. Murphy Company?slive online bidding systemallows bidder participationin real-time live bidding around the world.The company?s proprietary online bidding software enables it enhanced control by operating and maintaining the software in house, rather than having to deal with an outside operator.
James G. Murphy Company?s advertising department thoroughly promotesitsauctions well in advance of each auction.The marketing staff developsa custom advertising program for every auction, including an illustrated brochure that is distributed to auction buyers.James G. Murphy Company also targets print trade publications and websites, such as Construction Equipment Guide and right here on CEG?s website.