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We are the featured auctioneers on the new hit reality show Storage Wars on A&E every Wed. 10:30/9:30c. We are a cutting edge company that markets our auctions like no one else can. We have a professional team that is dedicated to serving our clients.

I have been around the auction business since 1974. My Grandfather Sam Fancher was a cattle/farm auctioneer in No. West Arkansas ( Ozark Mountains). My Grandfather Sam Fancher was taught to auctioneer from Detmen Mitchell in 1945, Grandpa Sam was a successful cattleman and auctioneer. At 11 years old he taught me to auctioneer. I was the youngest auctioneer in the No West Arkansas, I worked as an auctioneer over the next 4 summers and at age 16, I would skip school and go over to the Chino auction in Califor- nia and sell furniture for an auctioneer named Merl Bernard.

My mother allowed this alternate education because she was also an auctioneer and understood that if I wanted it, I had to go get it.decade that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain, dolls and furniture. In 1996 Laura and I met, she later became my wife, mother and an outstanding auctioneer and business partner.

American Auctioneers was started in 1983. In the 1980’s and 90’s, we ran an auction house in Riverside for over a decade that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain, dolls and furniture.

Our current types of auctions include Storage, Estates, Business Inventories, Equipment, Legal/Foreclosure Auctions Fundraisers and Appraisals.



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Currently we handle 2500 to 3000 auctions and appraisals per year. We are America’s #1 Auction Team! Specializing in Public Auctions since 1974. We have several auctioneers including Dan Dotson, Laura Dotson, Robert Foote and Tommy Tibbets.

Laura has been an auctioneer for 14 years. She handles all aspects of the company. With a zest for life and a real people person, Laura has helped the business from 250 auctions a year in 1996 to well over 2500 today. She speaks Lebanese, Christian Arabic and Italian. She is a top producer and a polished auctioneer.

Robby has 10 years experience and works all facets of the auction business including auctioning, lock cutting and inventory, lot tagging, cataloging and set up. Ron Scheenstra is a 25 year 2nd generation auctioneer that specializes in estates, art and antiques. John Sullivan is a 30 year acquaintance that handles lock cutting, inventory and clerking. John worked for Disney as an imagineer for 35 years and has proved to be invaluable.

We are a full service auction company that can provide the greatest return for most types of assets. We specialize in Storage and Houshold goods, we have experienced all types of assets including manufacturing equipment, commercial, industrial, fabrication, transportation, construction equipment, retail inventories, estates and collectibles. 37 years of experience. Call Today!


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Whether it be a business moving or closing its doors for good, American Auctioneers can help organize and bring the crowd that’s interested in purchasing your property.


We’ve helped numerous Estates, auction off their property with great results. American Auctioneers has thousands of committed purchasers that follow our auction team wherever we go. If you’ve got an estate with property that needs to be sold, give us a call and let us handle the rest.

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Do you have collections or other rare and vintage items that you would like to have auctioned? Give us a call and we’ll help you sell those items. We have had experience auctioning off all types of items including rare and collectible antiques as well as vintage and exotic cars.


Dan and Laura Dotson have done charity auctions for over 20 years now. Our auction style and great energy help bring excitement to the auction and our experienced auctioneers will help maximize your event earnings. Some of our charity auction videos are available for view in our media section.

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