JS Sales Company is owned and operated by Josh Strasheim. Born and raised in the auction business, Josh knew at a very young age the career path he would choose. A third generation auctioneer, his grandfather Jerry Strasheim, father John Strasheim, and uncles Brad, and Jeff, are auctioneers as well.The Strasheim's have sold just about anything you can think of over the last 30 years from livestock, to farm sales, estate auctions, liquidations, real estate, and heavy equipment auctions.
From the late 70's to the mid 90's, The Strasheim family owned and operated three livestock auctions in western Oregon. The Dalles Livestock, Portland Livestock, and Eugene Livestock. All three auctions held weekly sales every Friday, Saturday, and Monday. The Strasheim family also owned Pac-West Auction Company. In the early 90's Pac-West Auctions became the fastest growing auction company in the industry. Pac-West Auctions sold over 38.5 million dollars worth of equipment in three years before the Strasheim's sold the business.
Josh worked along side his family learning everything he could about the auction business. "I was five years old when I told my dad I was going to be an auctioneer" said Josh. "The first time I sold a live auction I was 8 years old." Over the next several years, Josh continued to sell as much as he could. He would listen to tapes and study other auctioneers so that he could improve his skill.
In 1999, Josh became the owner of Roseburg Livestock Auction. After being closed for more then a year, Josh reopened the auction yard and updated the facility. Roseburg Livestock Auction sold record numbers of cattle in the first two years of operations before Josh sold the business.
In 2000, Josh graduated from the World Champion College of Auctioneering, Bakersfield CA. Now at age 38 Josh has built a name for himself as one of the best auctioneers in the business. If you need to hire an auctioneer, contact Josh at JS Sales Company. Josh is now booking auctions for 2014.
Founded in April of 2011, JS Sales Company leased a empty 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Eugene, OR. At first, the offices were just some folding tables and chairs in the corner of the building, and there was no heat. That would soon change as new offices were built, a new auction block, and other upgrades to the facility. The auctions consisted of consignments from the public, mostly tools, antiques, household items, and estate goods. Auctions were held monthly at first, but due to overwhelming support, sales were soon held every other week. JS Sales Company was growing at a very fast pace, and In December of 2012, JS Sales Company made the decision not to renew the lease on the building. With no room to grow, and thinking about the future, Josh decided to shift the company's focus away from the estate and household goods, and spend more time on the equipment and vehicles.
In September of 2013, JS Sales Company passed the 2 million dollar mark for gross sales.
In 2014, West Coast Auction School will hold its first classes. Learn how to auctioneer and how to begin a successful career in the auction business. Click on our Auction School page to learn more about this exciting new opportunity! If you are a self motivated individual with a desire to learn, then we can teach you!
If you are thinking of selling, contact JS Sales Company and let us go to work for you. We are able to market your merchandise in a number of ways to ensure that you get the most for your consignments. When it's time to sell, JS Sales Company is the best choice.
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