Sales Auction Company LLC Holds Inaugural Sale

📅   Tue May 18, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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Bob Munther was in charge of the microphone as the auctioneer for the day at the first Sales Auction Company LLC sale.
Bob Munther was in charge of the microphone as the auctioneer for the day at the first Sales Auction Company LLC sale.
Bob Munther was in charge of the microphone as the auctioneer for the day at the first Sales Auction Company LLC sale. Sam Sales, owner of Sales Auction Company LLC, Windsor Locks, Conn., said he has the “lowest seller commission rates in the industry.” Here’s a picture for the family album. Joe Frennette, Quincy Development Group, Canton, Conn., brought his daughter, Sofia, and his son, Joey, to check out the action. Tony Banis of Southington, Conn., tests out a 1999 Gehl paver during Sales Auction Company LLC’s grand opening auction. Sales Auction Company LLC provided hot food and beverages at its Windsor Locks, Conn., grand opening auction. Prospective buyers gathered around as items were sold to the highest bidder. Like father, like son. This Caterpillar 225L excavator caught the eyes of both David Berry Sr. (L) and David Berry Jr., Berry Construction, Southwick, Mass. Sales Auction Company LLC had a large selection of equipment available for purchase at its first auction. (L-R): Jim Gagain, an independent broker from Windsor, Conn.; Lenny Bull, Bull Construction, Granby, Conn., and Todd Hodgkiss, from Southwick, Mass., who “does everything” catch up at the auction. The men of Sales Auction Company LLC, (L-R)  John Stevenson, employee/ringman; Rick Gemme employee/ringman; and Sam Sales, owner, were unstoppable at their first auction. Kevin Constable (L), Copper Hill Excavating, Suffield, Conn.; and J.D. Carey, J.D.C. Enterprises, South Windsor, Conn., pause for a picture at the Sales Auction Company LLC event. Mike Grasso (L), Mike Grasso Logging, Hartland, Conn.; and Jason LaChance, JRL Construction LLC, Granby, Conn.; take a break from the hot sun and relax against a 1986 Athey mobile sweeper.

Fledgling company Sales Auction Company LLC held its inaugural auction on May 1 at its seven-acre facility in Windsor Locks, Conn. The company, founded in 2009 by father and son Samuel P. and Samuel M. Sales, specializes in all types of earthmoving and heavy equipment, fleet vehicles, trucks, trailers, landcare and farm equipment sales.

The grand opening featured more than 300 lots and attracted more than 400 bidders, who went to work on the large variety of items up for bid. Items sold ranged from a 2005 Caterpillar 312cl hydraulic excavator, which sold for $51,000, to the unique antique gas pump which went to a bidder for $85. In between placing bids, attendees enjoyed a barbeque and beverages served throughout the day.