J. Michael’s Auction, Inc. continues to offer the most innovative, turn-key auction, inventory, and vehicle lien services, in the industry.
Our roots started in 1990 when we were approached by an auctioneer and asked to assist his company with auctions, Soon after J. Michael's purchased part of that auctioneer's business consisting of approximately 25 facilities and moved into rented office space in Brea, CA. Included in the purchase were both Shurgard Storage (now Public Storage) and Extra Space Storage. Michael Joyce was appointed President at that time. Those coming years after the purchase showed a hugh increase in the growth of both of those storage companies.
J. Michael's diversified his services to include Lock cutting, video taping the inventories, DMV Lien services and Vehicle Verification services. This provided the turn key services wanted by our customers. The added convenience of a central office where our customers contact a person for information provides just another innovation not offered by any other auctioneer. J. Michael's provided not just an auctioneer service but a full service Auction Company.
J. Michael's Auction was incorporated in May of 2000. The growth of the company was skyrocketing. In the year 2000 we had over 200 facilities in Southern California. Our customers were so pleased with our integrity and customer service they offered us more growth out of Southern California. We were soon traveling to Northern California, Nevada and Utah to do auctions for our customers.
Steven Hoffman was hired to run the operations in Northern California. There were 12 facilities in Northern California when Mr. Hoffman started and his responsibilities grew to over 175 facilities in the next two years. Steve is still the person who built the Northern California area to what it still is today. Don Potter replaced Steve Hoffman and managed the area until he moved on to be a popular radio show host.
We hired several other people over those years including Cheril Joyce, Laura Simeral and Steven Wilson. Cheril still runs our office and DMV Liens. Laura is our assistant office manager and has been with us for many years. Mr. Wilson is still associated with our company but moved on to be a commercial airline pilot and is our "company pilot"
Claudia Polanski remains a steadfast coordinator and office manager in Northern California. Her and Bill Polanski have worked for the company for over 14 years now and continue to work tirelessly to achieve the best level of customer service we can provide.
Ron Ballard was contracted as an auctioneer to satisfy our growing schedule requirements. We had more auctions than auctioneers and Ron and Nancy stepped in and successfully filled this requirement while coordinating and conducting the auctions. Ron has now retired from auctions and Nancy moved on to another job.
We stopped servicing Northern California in May 2016.
Today J. Michael's Auction, Inc. has 7 employees and over 200 facilities. Although we do not service Norcal, Nevada or Utah any more our California growth continues. We now provide auctions for moving and storage companies. We do abandonment auctions at apartment, business, condo and homes for lawyers, reality companies and banks.
We now offer on line storage auctions through our newly developed web site www.JMAuctionOnline.com. This serves to enhance our service to our customers and set up the new future of self storage auctions.
J. Michael's continues to set the standards for the industry by implementing our innovative and forward-looking ideas and goals.
Our company is built on a reputation of professional integrity offering the finest services provided in this industry today. We work for self-service storage companies, moving and storage companies, lawyers, realtors and any company who must complete the foreclosure process with a public auction.
We have a passion for customer service and satisfaction.
We boast over 2000+ people on our growing list of buyers.
We have achieved over 10,000 hits per week on our web site consistently.
Our employees are the most accomplished and experienced in this industry and offer your company the same professional, skilled and practiced services our presently satisfied customers receive. J. Michael’s Auction, Inc. continues to delight our customers and we would very much like to have you as our customer. Contact us.