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Vander Kolk Auction & Appraisal Co.

Vander Kolk Auction - Scott Vander Kolk Sr. graduates auction school
Scott Vander Kolk Sr. graduates from Missouri Auction School. circa 1974

Vander Kolk Auction & Appraisal Co. is a family  owned and operated auction company since 1974. Based in Dorr, Michigan we are a full service company servicing the state. We specialize in many auction formats including farm and heavy equipment, bankruptcy and business liquidation, real estate, personal property…pretty much if it can be sold, we can handle it.


Vander Kolk Auction - 2012 MAA magazine cover
The cover of the 2012 MAA magazine featuring Scott, Nick and Ava Vander Kolk.

Scott Vander Kolk Jr. is the President of Vander Kolk Auction & Appraisal Co. Scott has been conducting live and online auction since 2000. We provides live expert services through our experienced auctioneers and auction managers. Vander Kolk also provides on-line alternatives to sell your good and services, we strive to be on the cutting edge of auction technology.

 We also provide contract auctioneering services and provide the auctioneering services weekly to M&W Inc. Asset Recovery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vander Kolk Auctions conducts one of Michigan largest farm consignment auctions each March in Big Rapids, Michigan in partnership with Voelker Implement Sales.

 In 2013 we officially changed our name from Vander Kolk’s Golden Gavel Auction Service to Vander Kolk Auction & Appraisal in an effort to streamline things.

Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal has won multiple marketing awards including the 2012 and 2014 Michigan Auction of the Year.

 Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal Co. specializes in Ag, Business, Industrial and we are a full service estate liquidation and settlement firm. Contact us today with your auction needs.

Our auction staff is knowledgeable and ready to serve our Michigan customers. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Visit our staff page

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Auction Specialists

 But what about the physical assets?

Liquidation of personal assets such as real estate, furniture, collectibles, works of art, vehicles, equipment, and other personal effects are not generally handled directly by appointed executors, that’s where we come in.

 Our company is a full service auction company.

We can make settling your estate a much easier process.

 Besides auctioneering services we provide:

- Complete appraisal services

- Complete set-up and cleanup services.

As CERTIFIED ESTATE SPECIALISTS our extensive knowledge and resources is an invaluable asset in marketing and sale of personal property through auction or other means. Vander Kolk Auction & Appraisal Co. will assess your particular situation and make our recommendation as to which direction should be taken.

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We are experienced auctioneers

Since 1974 we have been conducting auctions of all types, for all kinds of clients and we’re still going strong.


Navigating your way through the process of liquidating an estate

Our auctioneers set-up and sell estates
Set-up of the Lawrence Quirk Estate auction in Caledonia Michigan

can be daunting. This is our business. Our auctioneers and staff have been here before and effectively and efficiently aid you in settling your estate.

Farms and Farm Equipment

We are auctioneers, but we are also farmers. We know farm

auctioneers sell John Deere tractor
This John Deere 6130D sold at auction by our auctioneers in March of 2015

equipment, livestock and how to maximize the value of your agricultural items. From set-up to clean-up we’ll guide you through the process.

Real Estate

auctioneers sell grand rapids michigan home
This home was sold at auction by Vander Kolk Auction May 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Selling real estate at auction has major advantages. See our Real Estate at Auction page to learn more about real estate auctions.


Liquidating your business is hard work and most times not that

auctioneers sell kalamazoo chopper 2016
Kalamazoo Choppers motorcycle shop at auction in Kalamazoo Michigan 2016

much fun. Our auctioneers and staff are well versed in business auction and marketing businesses. From restaurants to construction companies to hair salons we can help.


We can help you properly market and sell your antiques at auction. See our antiques page for more information or contact us for a personal consultation.


Contact us for information regarding our auction or appraisal services. We can help you with your auction needs.

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