Albrecht Auction Service was started in 1954 in Pigeon, Michigan by the late Herb Albrecht, Sr. Pigeon is a farming community and business consisted primarily of farm and estate auctions.
In 1967, Herb Albrecht, Jr. joined the auction company working with his father part time.
By 1973 Herb went full time in the Auction Business and took over the company and expanded from farm and estate auctions to include real estate, antiques and business liquidations. At the same time Herb joined the Michigan State Auctioneers Assoc. (MSAA) and the National Auctioneers Assoc. (NAA).
In 1975 Herb joined the inaugural class of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana State University and earned his CAI designation in 1978. Herb earned his real estate salesperson license in the 1970's and his real estate brokers license in the 1980's.
In 1991 David Albrecht graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering in Iowa and became the 3rd Generation Auctioneer. David took the company into the 'computer age' and in 1996 also attended Indiana State University and earned the CAI designation in 1999. During this time he saw the need for a website and www.albrechtauction.com was born.
David earned his real estate salesperson license in 1994.
In 1992 'Albrecht's Country Auction Market' was started and several Annual Holiday 'Consignment' Auctions are held here including: Christmas/New Years, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Farm and Heavy Equipment Consignment Auctions are held in the Spring and Fall. Other auctions are held including monthly consignment auctions and one owner auctions that need to be moved off location.
In 2004 both Herb and David earned the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation offered through the Auction Marketing Institute (AMI).
In March, 2008 the 'Internet Only' Auction has been added to our line of services. This will allow people to bid from the comfort of their home or office. What makes this different than other online auctions is that Albrecht Auction will be representing the items and also be responsible for collecting payments from the buyers and distributing the proceeds to the sellers.
As times and technologies continue to change, one thing will not: we will treat our buyers and sellers with the integrity and professionalism that has kept us in business since 1954.