The Officers and
employees of Lone Star Auctioneers strive to attain the highest possible net
return on assets to our clients in the highest ethical fashion; We work to
maintain absolute integrity of assets and processes within the scope of each
contract in all of our business practices. And we seek to provide responsive
courteous service to our clients and the buying public.
courteous and professional service to our clients and buyers. Our clients deal
personally with the C.E.O. and President of our firm. The three officers of the
firm are the primary auctioneers and personally sell each auction. We have
experienced, motivated and talented staff trained and cross-trained in all
phases of the auction industry.
Auctioneers is a certified woman-owned, woman-run small business headquartered
in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Lone Star is a full-service firm providing a
full range of auction services to all levels of government: city, county, state
and federal. We have sold virtually every type of commodity for various
government entities in cities around the U.S. We also provide turn-key auction
services to financial institutions, commerce, and industry.
Lone Star sells
seized and forfeited vehicles for the U.S. Marshals Service in several USMS
districts. In addition, we sell surplus vehicles, heavy equipment, and
miscellaneous state surplus for the State of Texas. We also sell the unclaimed
contents from safe deposit boxes for the states of Texas, California, Colorado
and others. For city and county governments Lone Star sells surplus vehicles and
equipment, police pursuit vehicles, unclaimed property, impounded vehicles,
seized vehicles, office equipment and furniture and much more.
We are small
enough to provide personal attention to each client and yet large enough to
handle complex contracts in a number of different states. Contracts with clients
such as the State of Texas require three separate, simultaneous auction rings.
The national U.S. Marshals Service Jewelry contract and Unclaimed Property
auction contracts for Texas, California, Colorado and other states require
auction staffing utilizing up to thirty (30) members of our regular staff.
Auctioneers has been incorporated in the State of Texas since 1984 and has been
specializing in governmental auctions since 1985. In that period of time we have
performed over 4,000 successful auctions, selling over $105,000,000 in assets.
We have increased revenues for almost every client for whom we have ever worked.
We currently conduct over 200 auctions per year on average, mostly for
Marilyn K. Burgess
is our C.E.O. and majority shareholder. Ed Lanford, Jr., President, is the
minority shareholder. Together, they are the founders of Lone Star and own 100%
of the company. Ms. Burgess' brother Bill is Vice President of the firm. The
three officers and principal auctioneers of the firm have been trained
auctioneers for over 75 years collectively.
Our crews are all
auction experienced, trained and cross-trained. Most members of our team have
been with Lone Star for many years. We are well educated and come from a variety
of backgrounds including finance, education, petroleum, manufacturing,