This is an auction at Morningstar on Mt. Holly Rd.
This is an auction at Affordable in Newton
This is an auction we did in Monroe at Safe Haven Mini Storage and Pat McAfee who plays
with the Indianapolis Colts attended our sale while his crew was filming a TV special.
He bought several units and gave them away , back to the owner who was up for auction.
He was lots of fun and the crowd loved him.
Well, believe it or not this is Butch Evans receiving his auction certificate in 1972
from Col. Jim McLeod, instructor at Associated School Of Auctioneering of Ft. Worth Tx.
The school was taught in Lawton Ok. at the Hotel Lawtonian
Jim was a really good auctioneer and friend.
I returned to North Carolina in 1976 and received North Carolina Auction Lic. # 1195.
and South Carolina Lic #1088 . After a few years, I felt like I needed additional
instruction and a refresher class. I attended the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering
in High Point, N.C. in 1979
What a difference 7 years can make, Look at that hair.
Graduating Class of Nov. 1979
Well known and not forgotten auctioneer Bob Lilly was a graduate of this class. Before
Bob passed away he built a highly successful auction business in Indian Trail, that is
now under the watchful eye of his son Jed Lilly who is carrying out the family tradition.
The auction business has been competive and lots of fun. It is important to do
something that you love to do on a daily basis. I used to drive to Columbia on
Saturday night to sell cars at the car auction and I would get home around
12:00 or 1:00 in the morning, just to get exp[erience. I didn't get paid but the experience
was worth more than the money would have been . Since I have been in the auction
business I have not had a day of my life that I hated to get up and go to work, there
have been days, that depending on what I made, I should have stayed in bed.... We just
laughed and figured, there would be another day and we wouild try to make it a better
one. All in all, the years have been good for all of us. I am thankful for all of those
people who helped me along the way and to the thousands of people who were
bidders at our sales. Most of all for the man above for giving us another day to call bids.
Thanks To All
HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU