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Dan Dotson is the featured auctioneer on the hit reality show Storage Wars on A&E. He is the owner of American Auctioneers which is a cutting-edge auctioneering company that is dedicated to serving and marketing their clients and he is also the owner of StorageAuctions.net.
Dotson has been around the auctioneering business since 1974. His grandfather, Sam Fancher, was a cattle and farm auctioneer in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. At the age of 11, Dotson was taught to auctioneer by his grandfather, and he worked with him for the next four summers when he was not in school. At the age of 16, Dotson would skip school and travel to the Chino auction in California, where he sold furniture.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Dotson ran an auction house in Riverside that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain, dolls, and furniture. Dotson started American Auctioneers in 1983 which was the first of several businesses he would launch. In 1996 Dotson met Laura, who later became his wife and his business partner. Laura is the co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers which currently specializes in auctions of storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Dotson averages two auctions a day, six days a week.
In December 2010, both Dotson’s began appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars, a reality series which follows professional buyers and their teams as they bid on storage units that are in default. Ordinarily, Dan acts as the auctioneer and Laura as the ring-woman, but these roles are occasionally reversed. Dotson is also co-creator of and chief adviser to Storage Auctions, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States.
Currently American Auctioneers handles three thousand auctions and appraisals per year, making Dan and Laura America’s #1 Auction Team!
Laura Dotson is a featured auctioneer on the hit reality show Storage Wars on A&E. Born Laura Christine Payton on May 13, 1968 and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA, Laura is a proud mother, wife, and business partner of American Auctioneers and StorageAuctions.net.
In 1996 Laura met Dan Dotson, who later became her husband and her business partner. The couple have a son together and Laura is also a loving stepmother to Dan’s two older sons from a prior marriage.
Laura has played a vital role in Dan reaching new heights in the auctioneering industry. She is the co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers which currently specializes in auctions of storage units, moving and storage, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Laura averages two auctions a day, six days a week and with her help American Auctioneers has grown from three hundred auctions a year to over three thousand!
Laura has been in the lime light for some time now and she has earned every minute of it. She has been a contestant on TV game shows such as; The Price Is Right, Family Feud, and Let’s Make A Deal, she has made cameos in Early Edition, Home & Family, and Hot in Cleveland, and also appeared on talk shows like; Anderson Live and Fox and Friends.
In December of 2010, both Dotson’s began appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars, a reality series which follows professional buyers and their teams as they bid on storage units that are in default. Ordinarily, Dan acts as the auctioneer and Laura as the ring-woman, but these roles are occasionally reversed.
Laura always has a smile on her face, but don’t mistake that for weakness. She is a multilingual, savvy business person, with the gift for gab and a zest for life. Currently American Auctioneers handle three thousand auctions and appraisals per year, making Dan and Laura America’s #1 Auction Team! “Don’t Forget to Pay the Lady!”
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.
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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