You know that time is money. Auctions create the quickest turnaround for recovery than other methods. Gallivan utilizes a targeted marketing approach to attract the best buyers for your goods, which results in the highest prices obtained.

p-auctions03Effective marketing creates more buyers, and more excitement through competitive bidding, maximizing your financial return in a short period of time!


  1. Speedy process = quick turnaround
  2. Comprehensive marketing of your assets
  3. Competitive bidding
  4. Exciting atmosphere
  5. Works in good & bad economic times
  6. Buyers come prepared to buy
  7. No haggling on price
  8. No leftovers and little clean up
  9. You get funds from sale within 10 business days
  10. You know exactly when your assets will be sold


Gallivan takes pride in providing buyers and sellers with the best auction experience possible. Our product knowledge, experience, sale execution, superior marketing and online capabilities, create the best results for our clients, and a great buying experience for our customers. Gallivan outperforms most auction companies in these categories.

We know what we are selling and have over 19 years of experience conducting successful auctions to prove it. Gallivan employs industry professionals, with vast knowledge in many areas. We also have strategic alliances with experts in niche markets. We conduct thorough research on every asset type before we go to market. Our clients are assured that we will identify the right buyers, no matter how specialized the market or where the current market is, local, national or global!

Preparation for the auction makes a big difference! Little is ever discussed on this topic, which, if overlooked, can account for hundreds, or tens of thousands of dollars in lost auction sales. Many companies take shortcuts on preparation, which may save a few bucks up front. Gallivan makes certain that machinery and vehicles are prepped for sale, minor repairs made, and items are sold in the correct placement and quantities, so the highest prices can be obtained.

Gallivan has direct access to all the major marketplaces for business assets, whether it’s machinery, equipment, commercial real estate, retail or specialized industries. We are members of many leading business and marketing organizations. The investments we make in our education, training and associations ensures our sellers that their assets are promoted to the right buyers, and they receive the BEST service and results possible!


p-auctions01Because all collateral is distinctive and unique, it is necessary to have several auction types available to choose from.

In addition to traditional live auctions, we offer:

  • Online sales
  • Live on-site auction with simultaneous webcasts
  • Timed online sales
  • Inventory liquidations
  • Going Out of Business (GOB) sales
  • Private transactions

Gallivan develops tailored marketing strategies for each individual sale and the assets involved. With individual marketing plans, it allows us to designate the specific markets to target. By determining these targets, it allows us to make contact with the most qualified buyers to attend the auction and maximize your financial return.


Gallivan offers services besides the initial set up and execution of the auction event. We know that our clients require more and Gallivan is determined to do just that.

We offer an array of services that can be provided if needed:

  • Repossession
  • Equipment & Machinery Removal & Transportation
  • Storage
  • A/R Collections
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Building Security / Lockout

We want our clients to get the most for their assets. Thus, we go beyond what others do to ensure that each client has the opportunity to have the best financial return. Gallivan gives you peace of mind, knowing that your assets are secure, maintained, and in experienced hands throughout the entire auction process.

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Colleen Daniels, Star Financial Bank

Gallivan Companies are always willing to provide assistance, answer questions or help problem solve issues relating to values or liquidating assets. I have used Gallivan for auctions and appraisals of equipment and inventory; and have always been extremely satisfied with the results. An aspect of their business philosophy I appreciate is if they are not the best source to use on a particular asset type they recommend who is and partner with them. I recommend Gallivan without hesitation.

Ryan Davis, Regions Bank

They took the time to explain the industry and the best methods to reach the recovery value. The borrower complimented us on Gallivan’s professionalism and knowledge.

Paula Davis, First Tennessee Bank

Gallivan exceeded my expectations for the auction and stayed within budget. I could not have been happier with the results.

Steve Yount, Babcock & Yount

Gallivan knows the business, are creative, and hard working. They are diligent about getting the best results for the clients, while at the same time being conscious of the cost and the bottom line outcome.

Matt Breeden, Champ Car Racing Series

Norm, and his company Gallivan Auctioneers, handled the auction for the assets of Champ Car. In just over 2 months, Norm and his staff were able to efficiently and professionally organize nearly 30 years and 100,000 square foot of accumulated assets into a saleable format. Further, their marketing and implementation of the auction was expertly handled, resulting in significant revenue to the company. All throughout the process Norm was very communicative and ensured that his staff was as well. If I were to be in the market for an auction company in the future, Norm would certainly be getting a call from me.

Wendy Basch, First Midwest Bank

I and my team have worked with the Gallivan team on several different auctions and appraisals from construction equipment, specialty equipment and Commercial Real Estate. I find them to be problem solvers, very knowledgeable about their industry and very willing to go the extra mile to make things work. On average, their results are better than any other company I’ve worked with. They have been very candid about what to expect and what they can deliver and is consistently responsive to our bank’s needs. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to liquidate assets.

John Willis, Elixir Industries

I wanted to take the time to let you know how impressed I was with the Gallivan Team. From the time I met [Matt and Norm Gallivan] till the last item was removed from our property the entire process was flawless. The fact that you guys make it look effortless is a testament to the skill level you bring to the table. Everyone on your team is a true professional and went the extra mile to make the auction a success. Thanks again for all you and the Gallivan Team did!!