History


Stricker's Auction Company was founded in April of 1970 by Jerry and Carole Stricker of Gardner, Kansas. Jerry was working for Cramer Products, Inc., a sports medicine manufacturer located in Gardner. As an investment, Jerry and Carole bought an old COOP building in hopes that Cramer's would lease the building for storage. However, at the last minute Cramer's backed out and the Stricker's were stuck with this big empty building. All of Jerry's co-workers were teasing him about what he was going to do now that he was stuck with this old building. When he told them he was thinking about starting a consignment auction, they all laughed. Using their laughter as inspiration, Jerry enrolled at the Missouri Auction School and 2 weeks later held the first ever auction at Stricker's Auction. In 1976, Jerry retired from Cramer's to devote more time to the auction, his wife and 2 sons, Ron and Rick. The auction continued to prosper, and in 1984 Ron graduated from Missouri Auction School and joined his parents in the family business. The Stricker's then began running 2 auction rings simultaneously to keep up with the amount of merchandise that they were receiving every week. Selling at a pace of about 3 items per minute, the Stricker's don't fool around. They sell between 1500 and 2000 items every week, starting at 6:00PM and going like gang busters 'til everything is sold. The Stricker's held weekly consignment auctions every Monday night, rain or shine, for over 30 years.  In 2014, consignment auctions will be held on the first Monday of each month from April thru November.  They do take some time off over the Christmas and New Year holidays, and sometimes another holiday will force them into taking a week off (oh darn).  Check our calendar for upcoming auctions and then come visit us and enjoy the show!

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Kansas Auctioneers Association


In 2004, the Kansas Auctioneers Association recognized Jerry Stricker by voting him into their Hall of Fame.

In 2014, the Kansas Auctioneers Association recognized Carole Stricker with their Award of Distinction.