Testimonial regarding estate of the late William ‘Bill’ Heemsbergen by his wife, Terrie Heemsbergen
Garner Auctions was more than just a positive experience. It was a real “TLC” experience provided me in a difficult situation. After interviewing several Central Texas Auction Companies, I felt very at ease and comfortable with Garner’s, especially Randy Solberg and his brother, Carl. Prior to the auction they both worked hard to prepare, which included cleaning necessary areas outside for a good presentation. They were very considerate of my feelings due to the circumstances of the sale.
Randy kept me informed every step of the way, and was NEVER dishonest or pushy. The day of the auction, all the staff of Garner Auction and Ronnie Garner himself continued the ethical, caring atmosphere Randy had established. Following the auction, I immediately was made aware of the results by Mr. Garner and Randy. However, the experience did not end when the auction was completed that day. Randy continued to provide support, cleanup and other ‘above and beyond’ duties to finish what he started in December.
You will not be disappointed or taken advantage of if you utilize the services of Garner Auction.
We would like to recommend Garner &Associates Auctioneers for individuals and estates who are planning to hold an auction to liquidate equipment, furniture, antiques and collectibles. They held our loved one's estate auction in May of 2011. We were very ignorant in the area of estate sales and Ronnie Garner and his employees were very instrumental in educating us about the logistics of the auction process. Their performance in the area of grouping, labeling and set-up of sale was very professional. They were very trust-worthy, pulling out personal items found and returning to family, even to the point of locating a lost set of dishes. The sale items were grouped with skill. Debbie Garner was very knowledgeable about antique and collectible brands that would be purchased by potential buyers. Ronnie hauled off several loads of trash collected during the cleaning out of all cabinets, furniture, closets, and the yard and storage areas during the setup process. He also had a 10 year old truck detailed so exceptionally that it brought over $17,000. The auction was carried out expertly and their expertise in planning and conducting the sale paid off very well - the sale was enjoyed by all participants.
Art Clifton, Executor
After 17 years of hard work and sacrifice, the turbulence of large national contracts and limited cash flow. Country Fair Confections was no more. We had supplied cotton candy and popcorn to Texaco in single bags and Wal-Mart in truck loads. But the cost of raw goods and labor on penny items was not permissible to continue to do business profitable. We had out grown our ability to scale down and save our company. This was very disheartening and could have been an emotional wreck. My banker suggested that I give Ronnie Garner a call.
Ronnie was very professional but more than that he was very considerate of the situation. He and his wife came in like family and provided not only liquidation support but friendship. It is hard to find people like this in today's business environment but the Garners are people just like that! He and his team can in and tagged 17 years of accumulation equipment, clean it up and had a sell. I don't believe there could have been a better experience and I still consider him and his wife friends today.
If you need an auctioneer, Garner and Associates are the team to hire. I would recommend them for any size sell.Blessings,
First of all I would like to say that I really appreciate your understanding and patience during my time of need. Loosing my husband has been very devastating.
I never believed that I would get the amount of money that I got. And I know that I would not have been able to without your help and the help of your associates.
I will definitely recommend you and your associates to anyone who is wanting to have an auction.
Thank you very much, I know that Mac would be very pleased with how well the auction turned out. Thank you.Sincerely,
"Dear Mr. Garner:
I'm pleased to unconditionally recommend Garner and Associates to potential clients. Although my mother's estate was modest, your team was thoroughly professional in advertising, organizing, and running the auction of the house, auto, and possessions. I feel we were treated to the same effort, care, and personal attention as would be a much larger client.
I was especially impressed with the thoroughness of your sorting, organizing and presenting items for auction. This clearly resulted in the better-than-expected proceeds of the sale by highlighting specific items of likely interest. I was pleasantly surprised with the large turnout of prospective bidders, many clearly "regulars" of your auctions. The presence of a coffee and lunch concession further contributed to maintaining a good crowd throughout the duration of the auction
With appreciation for a job well done,
Dear Mr. Garner:
I am send you a copy of the above referenced document for your files. I apologize for the time it has taken to get this to you
First American Bank, SSB would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you and your associates conducted the auction for the Angomias. Not only in regard to the auction day itself, but also during the many days of preparation prior to the auction. What a pleasure it must be to have a business that allows your family to be involved. Taking into consideration the circumstances surround the auction, it was a real pleasure to work with you and your crew members and the courtesies sown to the Angomias was very much appreciated.Sincerely,
Ray and I would like to say thank you to you and your crew that worked so hard on our auction. We never regretted on minute selecting you and your company. We received several compliments that day on how the auction was handled and advertised. You helped us reach another step in our long journey and we than you very much for that.
We do appreciate the letter that you mailed to E. K., our banker, that meant a lot to Ray. Ray is still working the long hours, but with the help of our three children we will make it. Ray has gotten his corn out, with the help of many good neighbors, some we did not know that we had.
Thank you again for all that you did for us and if you are ever near Milford or Italy, please drop by and see us.
Ray and Barbara Loveless
To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to recommend Garner & Associates as a highly processional company who is very efficient with their service. In April, 1990, they conducted an estate auction for personal property which gave the estate a return far greater than we expected. Then in April 1991, we again chose Garner & Associates to sell the real estate in public auction and we were very satisfied with the results.
Garner & Associates professionally advertise, prepare your goods for auction, provide a comfortable arena for the sale, and transact all financial settlement. The staff makes it a pleasure to do business with them. I am please to endorse Garner & Associates.
I would like to thank you, as well as your entire staff, for the professional manner in which you conducted our recent auction.
Everyone that I dealt with in your company conducted themselves in a professional manner and all were very concerned with the success of our sale.
Please feel free to use me as personal reference and, again, thanks for a job well done.Yours truly,
I want to tell you how very much I appreciated your understanding and patience before, during and after the auction of my late husband, Mark Rawlings.
You made me feel like family and I will be forever grateful to each and every one of you. To say I enjoyed the ladies is an understatement.
I believe you went above and beyond and I thank you very much. Everyone on your team should be commended for their hard work and true professionalism.
"The Garners do a good job and get good results"
Charles E. Wallace
Attorney at Law
"From the date of signing the contract I was impressed with Ronnie's professional manner. His auction expertise made what could have been stressful, rather pleasant. I do not hesitate the recommend Garner & Associates."
James B. Mauk
Bella Vista, AK
formerly of Temple, TX
"Garner & Associates is truly a professional organization. Mr. Garner
handles auctions with expertise that can only come from years of experience as a
qualified auctioneer. Garner & Associates, as known to me has a reputation of
honesty and efficiency."
AVP United Bank of Waco
"Ronnie Garner has conducted two auction sales for McLennan County and will
soon do a third one. He has been well worth his fee several times over."
Ralph H. White P.E.
McLennan County Engineer
"On January 19, 1985, Ronnie liquidated my business including trucks,
pickups, heavy equipment, etc. The auction was without reserve and sold for much
more money than I expected. We highly recommend Ronnie and his very professional
Glenn D. Morris
Byford Á Morris
"We were very please with the outcome of our auction. It was handled very professionally."
"I have had the opportunity to use the services of Garner & Associates and found them to be very professional and efficient. I have been especially impressed with their ability to squeeze the highest dollar out of the sale of each item. I would recommend Garner & Associates to any9one considering an auction.
Ray J. Black
Attorney at Law