COLUMBUS – Approximately 200 auctioneers and guests turned out for the Ohio Auctioneers Association’s annual convention, Jan. 13-15 in Dublin, Ohio, at which the organization bestowed its highest honor to two of its top auctioneers.
Garner. The hall of fame committee, comprised of only 30 auctioneers since its inception, inducted Larry W. Garner of Carrollton, Ohio, Jan. 14 during the annual hall of fame luncheon.
Joining Garner at this event were 13 previous winners of this high honor.
Owner of Larry W. Garner Realty and Auctioneers, he has been working as an auctioneer since 1958 and received his real estate license in 1972 and his broker license in 1978.
Career highlights. In his career as an auctioneer, Garner has served the Ohio Auctioneers Association as president in 1989 and the Ohio Auctioneers Commission as chair in 1991.
In 1982, he founded and conducted his first consignment firearms auction.
Today, he is licensed to sell firearms in over 15 states and is respected nationally as a leading auctioneer for firearms.
Garner resides in Carrollton, Ohio, with his wife of 44 years, Kay. They have three children.
Troup. Also inducted was Richard E. Troup of Lancaster, Ohio, owner of Richard E. Troup, LLC. He has been working as an auctioneer since 1984 and as a real estate broker since 1973.
Career highlights. In his career as an auctioneer, Troup has served the Ohio Auctioneers Association as president in 2002 and as a member of the Ohio Auctioneers Commission by appointment under the terms of governors Voinovich and Taft.
Troup devotes his time and talent as an auctioneer to annual charities including the Hocking College Scholarship Auction and the Habitat for Humanity Auction.
Richard Troup resides in Lancaster, Ohio, with his wife of 42 years, Delores. He is joined in the auction business by his two sons.
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