We are an auction, appraisal and marketing firm committed to the auction method of selling and the promotion of our profession and our firm through the competent, professional operation of our business. Our business and success is built upon ethical and professional relationships with our clients.We are both specialized and diversified to ensure that your auction requirements are met with the highest level of service and customer satisfaction.
We’ve been in the auction business since 1978, and in this time Associated Auctioneers Inc. has grown to be one of Canada’s leading Auction and Appraisal firms. John B. McKenzie, founder and president, believes that the dynamics of being specialized and diversified will provide the best service for the customer. Being involved in the auction business since 1978, he first founded McKenzie Auction Company Limited. This has grown from a small individualized company into McKenzie’s Associated Auctioneers Inc., a nationally ranked auctioneering, marketing and appraisal company. We’re now a full service auction company and marketing firm, supported by a staff of over fifty people, with affiliates throughout North America.
What We Do
We specialize in accelerated marketing programs for the selling of vehicles at Public Auction as well as the complete management and liquidation of Bankruptcy, Bailiff, Municipal, Real Estate and Personal Property auctions. We conduct auctions on behalf of Trustees in Bankruptcy, Lending Institutions, Bailiffs, Government Agencies, Insurance companies, Municipalities, reputable firms and individuals. We are also Certified Appraisers, offering complete Asset and Liquidation Management, as well as complete business buyouts.
Public Auto Auction
As we enter our third successful decade in the Public Auto Auction business we know it is to the customer’s advantage to utilize this effective method of selling vehicles. With Auto Auctions every Wednesday evening we handle more than 17,000 vehicles per annum. We have the skill, efficiency and resources to meet your needs whether you are selling one or one hundred vehicles a week. In addition, we have also conducted several successful auctions of franchised dealers from their premises.
Being a diversified company we have sold millions of dollars in restaurant equipment including the “Mother’s” Restaurant chain, the “Red Grill” Restaurants, a nationwide auction of restaurant and food equipment for Wal-Mart Canada. McKenzie’s Associated Auctioneers maintains leadership in the marketplace devoted to a standard of professionalism where we will accommodate both the large and the small.
We conduct Real Estate auctions of all types of properties.The public auction method of Real Estate has been recognized historically as the quickest way to sell property with maximum exposure and return while minimizing carrying costs. We have also noted the increasing awareness in the marketplace concerning the time value of money due to incurred interest costs and significant amounts of capital locked in assets. In this respect the alacrity of the auction method has proven to be very valuable indeed. Real Estate auctions also have the added benefit of creating a level of interest and sense of immediacy unparalleled by other methods of marketing.
Machinery & Equipment
As a diversified Auction service we can respond to almost any type of client need. This is largely due to the professionalism and experience exhibited by our staff. We can handle auctions on location or at our facilities. Our 5-acre, fully secured auction warehouse and compound can accommodate larger auctions of fabricating equipment, machining and all types of construction equipment.
All Types Auctions
Through Public Auction we have sold everything from 25′ inflatable Pink Elephants, Santa Claus’s, Boats, Antiques, Hockey Sticks and Dolls to Groceries and just about anything imaginable. We respond to client needs by offering these flexible, diverse yet competitive options that achieve the financial results expected. No auction is too large, or too small.
We have conducted auctions on behalf of such large corporations as the City of Toronto, City of London and Region of Peel. We also have regular consignments of municipal equipment regularly throughout the year at our fine facilities in London, Ontario.
How We Work
Our firm and part-time staff of over 50 employees are dedicated to the success of our firm and the handling of your account.We have an excellent response time to any situation and the ability to professionally handle any challenge we are presented with.In order to best serve your interests in all circumstances, our firm has established close working relationships with leaders in the industry throughout North America.