In July of 1977 Mike England and his two brothers, Gordie and George and their father Gordon England started a new phase in their lives. The four bonded together and purchased the Grandview Auction Company that was originally built in 1960.
Mike's father, Gordon England was the Auctioneer for General Services Administration and sold goverment surplus throughout the Midwest. Gordon also taught classes at several Midwestern Auction schools. Gordon brought his knowlege and experience to the family business as the auctioneer on Friday nights.
At the age of thirty-one, Mike and his younger brother Gordie took charge of running the day to day business. Gordon and George would work the auction on Friday Nights. As the months passed they decided to have two auctions a week on Tuesday and Friday nights (they had no idea that there was so much stuff to be sold in the world).
From the beginning England's Auction has been a family business now going on 33 years. Every Friday night was an England family reunion with the wives, children, nephews, nieces, and now grandchildren working in all positions at the Friday night auction.
In 1982 Mike England took over the reins and bought the business shares from his father and two brothers. Mike and his wife Sheila have carried on the family tradition along with their daughters Ann, Jennifer, Paula, and Sara. Sheila and her assistant Sara runs the front office and Jennifer can be seen on the floor or as the clerk.
As this year comes to a close England's Auction will exceed two thousand auctions in the present facility at 1530 Duck Road.
As Mike stated so graciously "My family has been so blessed to have reached this milestone. We are very thankful for the thousands of customers over the years for their past and present support".