Freije & Freije Auctioneers Annual Spring Big Boy Toy Auction was a Huge Success.
Freije & Freije Auctioneers, a Jeff Martin Auctioneers Partner, conducted a successful Spring Big Boy Toy Auction on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Clayton Auction Facility. The Auction features 132 pieces of automobilia and road art, followed by 169 classic and collectible cars, trucks, boats, and other items. “Our momentum continues to build for our classic car division. We have successfully conducted auctions in Minnesota, Texas, and our flagship Indiana location continues to grow year after year,” stated TJ Freije, President and Lead Auctioneer. “We are honored to represent so many great sellers. We continue to be grateful to the bidders and buyers locally and around the world who participate.” Some highlights from the auction include · A 2022 Challenger that sold for $118,800.00 · A 1958 Corvette that sold for $106,700.00 · A 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500 that sold for $108,900.00 · A 1940 Buick Limited Phaeton that sold for $83,600.00. This year's Big Boy Toy Auction was a major success, with 1,200 bidders in attendance from across the United States and even from 5 different countries. The event attracted attention from car enthusiasts worldwide, with an impressive 970,000+ views across social media and Google. In addition, the auction was featured on several prominent automotive news websites, including Yahoo News, Corvette Blogger, Motorious, Hemmings Motor News, and Auto Trader, further elevating the reach of Freije Auctioneers within the classic car industry. The diversity of bidders and interest from around the world speaks to the enduring appeal of classic cars and the excitement generated by our Big Boy Toy Series. Read More
Central Indiana Ravaged by Deadly Tornadoes, Community Rallies to Aid Victims
INDIANAPOLIS, April 5, 2023 – Central Indiana was hit by more than a dozen tornadoes late Friday into early Saturday, leaving behind a path of destruction that claimed the lives of at least five people. The storms caused severe damage to homes and businesses, uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, and scattered debris across several communities. The worst affected areas included Sullivan County, Johnson County, and Owen County. In the aftermath of this tragic event, many are asking how they can help. Freije & Freije Auctioneers, a Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ Partner, a leading auctioneer of construction and farm equipment, has stepped up to the plate and pledged to donate a case of water for every registered bidder in their upcoming April 6th auction. Additionally, donations can be brought to their Clayton, IN office and will be taken to The Refuge, a faith-based community outreach center in Johnson County. Donations accepted at 2340 W US Highway 40, Clayton, IN 46118. The Refuge is dedicated to providing physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual support to the residents of Johnson County. It is supported by local churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals, and relies on the generosity and kindness of the community to be able to help those in need. The Refuge welcomes donations of water, bottled drinks, hygiene products, and other essential items that can help the victims of this disaster. For more information about The Refuge and their mission, please visit TheRefugeInc.com. By working together, we can help those affected by these devastating tornadoes and help them get back on their feet. Media Contact: JD Miller Assistant Marketing Director Freije & Freije Auctioneers – Jeff Martin Auctioneers 2340 W US Highway 40, Clayton, IN 46118 844.450.6200 JD@JeffMartinAuctioneers.com Read More
Announcing Our New COO
September 27, 2021 Peter Gehres joins Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc as COO Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. (JMA) announced Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer effective October 1. As COO, Gehres will be responsible for overseeing and improving all aspects of auction operations. His role also includes integrating recent acquisitions while streamlining existing processes and procedures. JMA is North America’s fastest-growing Equipment Auction Company. In 2021 the JMA family of companies is on pace to conduct over 150 live and online auction events in 19 states. Gehres, 41, has worked in the auction industry since he graduated from The Ohio Auction School and The Ohio State University. As an auction professional for the last 18 years, Gehres has experienced nearly every aspect of the auction business and brings a wide array of skills to JMA. In addition to refining existing operations Gehres will lead JMA into new industry segments, sectors, and regions. “We are excited to have a person of Peter’s talents and passion on our management and leadership team,” stated CEO and President Jeff Martin. “We look forward to new ideas and fresh perspectives. Peter will help advance our mission to consistently provide our customers with the best value-added service with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the Auction Industry.” “Joining Jeff Martin Auctioneers is a huge step forward for me professionally,” commented Gehres, “and I am excited to be part of the bold vision Jeff and Kellie Martin have for the company. It has been a blessing to work with some of the best auctioneers and auction companies in America. Those experiences have taught me the value of people in an industry often defined by processes and products. The best is truly yet to come for this company and our employees and contractors. Our clients and customers can look forward to continuous improvement in all aspects of our business as well as increased and varied auction options.” Before joining JMA, Gehres worked with other industry-leading, innovative auction firms such as Barrett-Jackson, RES Auction Services, Akron Auto Auction, and Southern Auto Auction. Gehres has a strong track record of industry service, including currently serving on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association and past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association. In 2015 he was awarded the coveted International Auctioneer Championship and previously won six other auctioneer championships.Read More