Meet the Staff

 

Ron Grassmyer, Auctioneer/Owner

Ron’s auctioneering career began in the early 1960’s when he sold with John French. In 1965 he graduated from the Reich School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. He obtained his state license and began his own business. In the early years sales were done on site in the summer. Having a second business as a masonry contractor and a career as a local race car driver, he wasn’t able to have weekly auctions. Through the years he began to focus more on the auctioneering business. In 1999, upon his retirement from masonry, he began renting his warehouse to his customers to hold the auctions in. Today, Ron’s main focus is on his auctioneering. He also enjoys watching racing, being in the mountains, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren.

 
 
Randy Marker, Auctioneer

Randy began apprenticing under Ron in 1996 and took his state exam in 2003. Randy also works at Keystone Koating. He lives in Thompsontown with his wife Missy and daughter Mindy.

 

 

Shelly Grassmyer, Apprentice Auctioneer, Office Manager

 

Ron’s daughter, Shelly, has grown up around the auction business, going to her dad’s auctions when she was young. In the fall of 2002, she attended the Missouri Auction School, earning the title of Colonel. She began apprenticing under her father in 2003. She is a graduate of Penn State University and is currently pursuing a career in nursing. She assists her father in all aspects of the auction business including sale preparations, typing, web site maintenance, and “whatever” else needs done during the auctions. Her hobbies include Penn State sports, especially football and basketball, cooking, baking and being with family and friends.

 

Donna Snook-Sieber, Apprentice Auctioneer, Clerk

Ron’s sister, Donna, has been involved in the auction business since she went to the Missouri Auction School in the fall of 2002, graduating as a Colonel. Since selling her business, Fox’s Pizza, to her son, she clerks for the auctions and helps with sale preparations when needed. She lives in Port Royal with her husband, Jerry, and has two grown sons and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

 
Leonard Moist, Cashier

Leonard joined our auction team in 2003. Being a retired banker, he is a great asset to our business. In nice weather you usually find Leonard on the golf course. He lives in Lewistown with his wife and has a grown son.