Martin & Martin Hosts Auction for Tucker Equipment Sales

📅   Mon October 23, 2017 - Southeast Edition #22


Jennifer Upton (L) and Tom Garner (R), Martin & Martin Auctioneers, talk with Cecil Tucker just before the auction begins in Norcross, Ga.
Jennifer Upton (L) and Tom Garner (R), Martin & Martin Auctioneers, talk with Cecil Tucker just before the auction begins in Norcross, Ga.
Jennifer Upton (L) and Tom Garner (R), Martin & Martin Auctioneers, talk with Cecil Tucker just before the auction begins in Norcross, Ga. JC McDaniel (L) of JC McDaniel Construction, based in Winder, Ga., registers and gets his bidding number from Tia Thomas, Martin & Martin. Dean Addison (L) and Donald Johnson, both of Brad Hill Farms in Elberton, Ga., look for machines to put to work in their farming operation. Mike Moody (L) of Mountaineer Construction, Maggie Valley, N.C., talks with Sam Ingram, Martin & Martin, about some of the excavators. (L-R): Dawson Wood, Jared Bailey and Ken Wood, all of BW Grading Inc., Sugar Hill, Ga., hope to get a bargain on some Cat excavators. Joanna and Scott Siercks, owners of Pro Dynamic Concrete Solutions, based in Buford, Ga., came early to look over several machines. Jerald Phillips (L) of Machinery Marketing, Norcross, Ga., and Doug Allen of D. Allen Grading, Gainesville, Ga., talk about the machines about to go on the block. Paul Martin (L) calls for one more bid before dropping the gavel on a Hitachi excavator.

After almost 40 years in business, Cecil Tucker of Tucker Equipment Sales in Norcross, Ga., decided it was time to retire and commissioned Martin & Martin Auctioneers to auction off his machines and support equipment on Oct. 10th.

Tucker started the business on Buford Highway in 1978 and has seen his fair share of “peaks and valleys” in the business and has been to “more than a couple” of auctions in his day. The timing was right to retire and auction off his inventory.

“Tom Garner of Martin & Martin stopped by and we had a good conversation, and I decided to go ahead and let them handle selling off my machines,” said Tucker.

Tucker plans to go back to his 250-acre farm in Alma, Ga., and become a hobby farmer, and jokingly said, “I'll probably miss this business. It's kind of like an addiction. It'll take a while to get through the withdrawal.”

“I've enjoyed the business and have worked with a lot of loyal customers over the years and certainly want to thank all of them for their business,” said Tucker.

CEG