Kelly Hess

Wisconsin #2671-052
Girl With A Gavel Auction Service LLC

Girl With A Gavel is a diversified auction company and gaining experience in many areas including Benefit, Charity, Household, Consignment, Storage Units, Fundraiser, Liquidation, Antiques and Collectibles and Estate Auctions. We are supported by a knowledgeable staff of clerks, cashiers and ring persons to help our auctions run smoothly and professionally.

We recognize that auctions are a time honored tradition in society so every transaction is handled in a friendly, efficient manner.

We are well versed in the requirements and procedures of the modern day auction. Both the buyer and seller are well represented, and because of this, the best possible price is received for the seller in addition to the buyer receiving a valuable item. You will be assured of a job completed with competence and integrity.

Girl with a Gavel Auction Service  is a Wisconsin based company that was founded in 2011 by Kelly Hess. Kelly graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering, Mason City, IA. in June of 2011 and has since conducted several auctions. Kelly is striving to maintain a professional service and stay abreast of the continual changes in the auction profession and is a Member of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association.

Girl With A Gavel’s rapidly gaining experience, dedication and attention to detail is striving to result in top dollar for you.

We take pride in the quality of our service and our attention to detail. We know what it takes to make asset disposition a success and to try and get top dollar for our clients in the process.

We try to utilize the latest computer technology and internet advertising.   At the conclusion of your auction, you are provided with a computerized listing of each item sold and the selling price.

Our service guarantees hard work, efficiency, quality and the complete confidence in our ability to do the best job for you.

We are an auction firm that understands the success of an auction depends greatly on preparation and hard work prior to the event.

As each auction is unique we approach every auction differently. We carefully handle all aspects of your auction professionally from auction coordination/set up, conducting of the auction, to the final settlement.

We have experienced continued growth and this is a direct product of maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism. We represent our clients in the most professional way, placing the value on your reputation as we would our own.

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The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association actively advocates for the auction industry through grassroots lobbying and a WAA legislative fund. Member engagement and donations are key to the success of WAA advocacy efforts.

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Our Mission is to educate, promote and protect the auction industry of Wisconsin:

to encourage Auctioneers; to enhance skills, knowledge and professionalism;

to promote the auction method of marketing for sale of real and personal properties.

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2080 W 9th Avenue, #310
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(608) 228-4880