Powers Auction Service is a full service Auction Company conducting auctions in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Our auction specialties include but are not limited to: Farm Equipment - Livestock - Construction Equipment - Dealer Liquidations - Complete Close Outs - Inventory Reduction - Real Estate - Personal Property – Antiques – Retirement and more. If you are looking for some relief with your investments, we may be able to help you.
With the growth and change in the markets and technology, we pride ourselves on growing with the changes. Powers Auction Service conducts live auctions, timed auctions and simulcast auctions. For larger equipment auctions we can conduct them both live and online at the same time. Thanks to the changes with technology we are now able to advertise auctions locally and globally to better serve our customers.
Whether you decide to have an auction at your place or ours, we can handle it all - No Auction is too big or too small. We have an Indoor Auction Facility located in Browntown, WI – (2) 20+ Acre Outdoor Auction Facilities – Stateline Auction Yard in Browntown, WI and Hwy 64 Auctions in Baldwin, IA. Our Stateline Auction Yard hosts Four Consignment Auctions annually in April, July, September and December in Browntown, WI. Hwy 64 Auctions also hosts Four annual Consignment Auctions in the months of March, June, August and December in Baldwin, IA.
Making a decision to have an auction of your own can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff is hardworking, honest and reliable and willing to work for you. It’s never too early to plan for your future auction needs. Contact us today about your options – No Hassle – No Obligation!
The History of Powers Auction Service
World War II ended in September of 1945 and with its end, Dan Powers Sr., returned to his hometown area of Woodstock, Illinois. He achieved the rank of Captain in the US Army, during the Italian Campaign and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained.
Dan's father William F. Powers, worked as a finance representative for the 'Thorpe Finance Corporation' in Woodstock. Thorpe was a familiar sight and name throughout the farming communities in Illinois and Wisconsin. Like so many men in need of employment following the war, 'Bill' brought Dan into the finance business, in the position of an auction clerk. For the next two years, Dan absorbed the art and craft of auctioneering and learned the value of farm land, livestock and equipment.
In September of 1947, he married a local hometown girl, Lillian Winkleman. Recognizing that he had married a gal who only knew hard work, 'Lill' would support and encourage Dan's entrepreneurial spirit and endeavors, all their married days. In 1948, he left Thorpe Finance Corporation and he and Lill gave birth to, 'Powers Auction Service'. Dan Sr., became a well-known and highly respected Auctioneer in Illinois and Wisconsin. It was not until 1957, that Powers Auction Service became 'Powers Auction Service and Sales'. The first sales yard was created with the purchase of their first farm, in Crystal Lake, IL.
Our father's dream, like that of so many fathers, was to have his sons follow in his footsteps. He began grooming and teaching the auction and equipment sales to his sons around their ages of 17. In 1974, with barely 3 years of 'study' under his leadership and guidance, Dan Sr., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, at the age of 51.
With the steady and unwavering leadership and tutelage of our mother; Lill guided us and Powers Auction Service and Sales through complicated and uncharted waters, following our father's passing. Because of her belief in and support of us; Powers Auction Service and Sales, now with its 3rd generation of Auctioneers, enters 72 years of successful operations.
As Founder, Dan Powers Sr.'s 'mission', was to build the best sales yard and customer experience, that would become the trademark of Powers Auction Service and Sales.
As his successors, our 'mission' is the same. Our 'vision' is to be Wisconsin and Iowa's premier Auction company by offering exceptional clerical, marketing and promotion services, equipment staging and sale day performance, for our farm, construction and real estate customers and clients.