Meet our auction staff

Scott Vander Kolk Jr. - Auction manager/advertising/AuctioneerScott Vander Kolk Jr. of New Salem (Metro Grand Rapids, Michigan) is President and auctioneer at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal CompanyGraduate of Brunswick School of Auctioneering. Scott Jr. worked in the family auction business for 13 years before striking out on his own. Vander Kolk has done several successful auctions including lumber-yard liquidations, consignment auctions, private sales and fundraisers. Scott is a 3-time MSAA bid-calling finalist, MAA Super Summer Slam-Down finalist, 2012 Past President of the Michigan Auctioneers association, past Chairman of the Board and a 2007 recipient of the Lloyd R. Braun scholarship. Scott has successfully completed the NAA Certified Estate Specialist and Benefit Auction Specialist courses, and is a member of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association.  Scott is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Indiana, license # AU10900080.

Scott Vander Kolk Sr. - Auction manager/AuctioneerScott Vander Kolk Sr. Auctioneer at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal CompanyGraduated from Missouri Auction school in 1974. Scott has managed and sold numerous private auctions in 29 years from court liquidations to farm machinery. Scott has also worked as the primary auctioneer for Wayland Livestock Auction, Ravenna Livestock Auction, M&W Asset and Recovery Auction, and Marion Livestock Sales. At M&W Scott has also been responsible for a large number of their truck auctions, managing organization, advertising, and selling. Scott also sold and managed the yearly auction for the Allegan County Sheriff's Dept., Allegan City Police, and the Allegan County Road Commission. Scott is also a member of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association.

Abigail Vander Kolk - Office managerAbby Vander Kolk Office Manager at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal Company

Since being recruited into the family in 2011, Abigail has become an invaluable asset to the company. Abby's friendly demeanor and positive attitude are a welcome sight.

Al Berens - RingmanAl Berens Ringman at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal CompanyEvery auction company needs an exceptional ringman and we're is no different. For us that person is none other than Al Berens. Al is diligent in his pursuit of bids and knowledgeable in many types of auction areas. Have a question? Don't where the bid is? ask Al, he'll be glad to help. **Note** Al has been 'Employee of the Month' every month since 2006!

Henry Gries - Head cashier, Set-up manager, Nar schralper

 Henry Gries is the Set-up manager and head cashier at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal Company

Jamie Gritter - clerkJamie Gritter is the clerk at Vander Kolk Auction and Appraisal CompanyVander Kolk Auction and Appraisal moved to computerized clerking in 2004. Since then Jamie Gritter has been our primary clerk due to the fact that good spelling was no longer a requirement!


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