Booker Auction Co.
31 Eltopia West Road
Kincaid Real Estate
809 N Main Street
From 1979-1981, Merle was a mortgage lender for Tippett Land & Mortgage Co. as a representative for Connecticut General Life Insurance. He has participated, operated and later owned Booker Auction Co from 1975 to present. Also a long time farmer in the Columbia Basin, Merle is a member of numerous organizations and a key supporter of the Columbia Basin Jr Livestock program.
Following 30 years of auction successes, in 2006 Merle completed the Eltopia marketing facility just north of Pasco, WA, where the company is headquartered and his progeny have assumed the day to day auction coordination operations.
Throughout the year, Merle enjoys flying his airplane, taking helicopter lessons and researching possible real estate sales, cleanups and solutions for potential sellers.
Following auctioneer certification and conducting numerous benefit and company equipment/real estate auctions through the company history, Camille has been instrumental in the development of the Eltopia Auction Series. The Eltopia Auctions have provided a preferred venue as an alternative to off-site sales, serving hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers at each event. Coordinating with the sellers, event staff, and inventory management are Camille's chief functions in the machine that is an Eltopia Auction.
Camille attends continuing education seminars and classes throughout the year as they relate to auction values, appraisal data, and consumer trends. Her influence in the industry capitalized after she won the International Auctioneer Championship in 2011. Currently serving as the President of the Washington Auctioneers Association, Camille's networks and experience continue to expand.
Contact Camille for information about Eltopia Auctions, off-site auctions, or benefit auction information.
Complementing his ability to conduct an auction and appropriate equipment, Austin prepares personal property appraisals for information purposes but generally in the lead up to an auction sale.
Through his experience working auction rings with other companies, his knowledge of values is accumulated from the entire northwest marketplace in addition to national research.
Contact Austin for information about appraisal services, equipment auctions, or benefit auction information.
After overseeing the transition of NW Auction Services to Booker Auction Co in north central Washington, Chantel continues to coordinate auctions in that area as well as manage inventory and appropriate seller information for the Eltopia Auctions. The Eltopia Auctions have provided a preferred venue as an alternative to off-site sales, serving hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers at each event.
Chantel was the 2013 NW Auctioneering Champion. She attends continuing education seminars and classes throughout the year as they relate to auction values, appraisal data, and consumer trends.
Contact Chantel for information about equipment auctions or benefit auction information.