In 1975, when Randy was just 16 years old, he attended Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, IN and has been actively engaged in the auction profession ever since. Selling primarily estates and farm machinery during the early years, he took a keen interest in selling real estate at auction and embraced every opportunity to show how efficiently the auction method works for finding fair market buyers for real estate. While the business grew every year, the real estate sales grew exponentially. Fast forward to 2011 when Randy & Kelly were introduced to United Country Real Estate, it was clearly evident that United Country, the largest integrated Real Estate / Auction franchise in the world, was a natural fit and perfect working partner, offering marketing tools and networking on an international level that had been heretofore unavailable as an independent. Randy & Kelly, high school sweethearts in 1975, have worked the business together since the very beginning and married in 1981. Their two children Dusty & Daisy, grew up working auctions and learning the business. Dusty became licensed as an auctioneer and real estate agent and works full time in the industry. Daisy married in 2011, attends Mansfield University and is engaged in the office responsibilities of the family operation.