Our story isn’t really about us.
Rather it is about what God has done in our life to help bring us to where we need to be. And that is a “thank you Lord” moment.
Every different business starts small. As did ours. Each one with a different family dynamic, different product or service and all wanting to make their mark. We decided early we were going to offer an extraordinary estate liquidation service. That has been our goal from day one.
Bobby has been in this industry since 1977
and as a result, has acquired an incredible amount of knowledge of the basic and the peculiar. I’ll describe him as a “quick, on his feet thinker”. Evaluating an estate for the first time, for example, his mind is positioning tables and merchandise immediately. He knows exactly what needs to be moved out and what needs to be moved in for aesthetics.
Our story in his words…
“Visiting the outdoor swap meet, every weekend with my family growing up, introduced me to “other peoples stuff”. It was just as good as something new plus it offered an adventure digging for the unknown in all those boxes. It was something we looked forward to as a family.
I worked for my dad for years in his craft
making handmade hard wood duck decoys. At some point, with a wife and young daughter to care for, surely I needed to earn extra money. My dad always told me “Robert, ordinary things for ordinary people” and it seemed to work. However, I soon realized that people will buy just about anything. The more merchandise I bought, consequently, the more I sold. Therefore, every truck I bought had to be bigger than the last. Then one day in the mid 80’s someone said “can you sell everything in my house?” That is how it all started.
Our kids have all played a part
in building this business. All three in honors math classes, they were all a natural at the cash table. Loading and unloading the truck, Ahhh, they were not so thrilled. As soon as we expanded into the estate sale arena we found it extremely rewarding. To be placed in a position of trust and responsibility by family members suffering a loss, commissioned my best efforts. My wife and I both were lifelong ‘hands on, take care of your loved ones no matter what’ kind of people. Therefore, when someone calls with a need we know what they are facing; the pain, the loss and the need for help.
Another part of our story
We love the Lord. We have all known what it is like to live with the knowledge and strength He offers. And we have known what it is like to live without it. Knowing Him is better. Loving Him is wonderful. Knowing He loves us unconditionally is a gift we don’t deserve. But He never makes an issue of whether or not we deserve His grace…He just gave it, long before we were born. If there was anything worth telling anyone, anytime, it is that Jesus is our savior and that He died so that we could live. And He changes life. He gives us a new heart. You just invite Him in. He bends His ear down to hear our prayers, the Bible says.
We don’t want to just blend in, we strive to offer an extraordinary service.”