Hello, my name is Joe Vinduska. My wife and I are co-owners of our part time auction business. Our business name is Pilsen Packrats Auctions. We have been in business over 20 years. We do it all. Hauling, cleaning, set up, advertising, auction and load out. I do the auctioning and my wife works beside me as a ringman. We enjoy the business. We do consignments and also buy storage units that we sort and then auction the items. We have quite a few benefit auctions which we enjoy doing. We would be interested as working as a team only. I have no auctioneer schooling, learned it on my own. We have been married 26 years. We would be able to travel. Our web site is pilsenpackrats.com We have been doing auctions on an "As Needed" We would not consider our auction business full time but we have done on average 1 a month.
My wife and I started this business to buy abandon storage bins and auction the marketable items . We hired an auctioneer who did 2 auctions for us and did not show up for the 3rd. So, it was my time to learn how to auction! I have been doing it ever since. Our customers started asking if we would do consignments for them and then we were in the consignment business as well.
We do it all. From making the initial contact with the sellers, scheduling auctions, moving items to the auction house, clean up, set up, making sale bills, getting the advertisements out on social media, our web site, local newspapers and sale bills that we compose and distribute. We also do on site auctions. We schedule the food, restrooms, help, parking and whatever else is needed.
My wife and I work well as a team. We both have worked with the public most of our lives in one form or fashion. We enjoy working with people.
I loaded trash into trailers with skid steers, packed trash with backhoe, backed trash trailers in and was the back up semi driver. I have a current Class A CDL license with current Medical Certificate.
I pushed trash into trailers, packed trailers, back up semi Driver, weighed in trucks, cashiered, unloaded customers trash and did maintenance work on equipment
Ran cafe with my wife. We both cooked , cleaned, waitered, cashiered, scheduled employee's, purchased stock, advertised and what ever else it took to run the business.