Ritchason Celebrates 25 Years at Annual Spring Sale

Tue June 24, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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David Carr of PSC Metals in Cookeville, Tenn., tries out this Wacker WL-30.
David Carr of PSC Metals in Cookeville, Tenn., tries out this Wacker WL-30.
David Carr of PSC Metals in Cookeville, Tenn., tries out this Wacker WL-30. Jacky Rich (L) and Danny Lamb, both of Macon Hardwood, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., look over this Cat 924F wheel loader. Dewain Ritchason (R), president of Ritchason Auctioneers, presents a plaque to one of the consignors that participated in his very first sale, Eddie McCrary (C) and McCrary’s grandson, Will Haynes of Lebanon, Tenn. Another seller that participated in the first Ritchason auction, Larry Melton (L) of Melton Construction, Murfreesboro, Tenn., receives a special gift from Dewain Ritchason. (L-R): On behalf of Ritchason Auctioneers, Daniel Pruitt presents gifts from the staff commemorating the 25th anniversary, including an engraved gavel and block to Dewain Ritchason and an engraved Waterford Crystal vase to Beth Ritchason. Dewain Ritchason (L) welcomes friend and customer Chris Parchman of Parchman Construction, Cumberland City, Tenn. Wendell Cain of Cain & Todd Equipment, Lilburn, Tenn., checks the fluids and inspects a Cat 966D wheel loader. A large crowd of registered bidders came out to bid on machines from more than 100 consignors. Ritchason Auctioneers names Daniel and Nicole Pruitt as the next generation of leadership of Ritchason Auctioneers during the official 25th anniversary celebration day.


Ritchason Auctioneers Inc. continued celebrating 25 years in the auctioning business with its annual June sale at its auction headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn., on June 14. A large crowd of registered bidders came out to bid on machines from more than 100 consignors.

Dewain and Beth Ritchason addressed the attendees to express their thanks for allowing Ritchason Auctioneers to serve the needs of its customers and friends over the past 25 years. They recognized and presented plaques to four of the company’s very first auction consignors and to 18 additional consignors who are frequent sellers at Ritchason auctions.

"We’re here and you keep showing up, said Dewain Ritchason. "This piece of property is your piece of property and you’ve made it what it is. Our success is because of you coming here and doing your business here. We thank you for that."

A representative of Regions Bank presented a plaque before the start of the auction, and staff of Ritchason presented gifts to Dewain and Beth Ritchason to commemorate the special day.