Our History

About us John Roebuck
Our founder, John Roebuck, joined River City Auction in 1973 as an auctioneer and later bought the company. From the early furniture, fixtures and equipment sales for the Community Bank of Germantown and Western Auto stores, Roebuck has diligently built this company to nationwide status. A native Mid-Southerner, Roebuck introduced the concept of selling real estate at auction to the region and with ties nationwide he is prepared to sell property wherever there’s a need.

Our Charity Work

Most charitable causes and civic organizations hold at least one event a year where they work to raise money through silent and live auctions. Many of these causes regularly use a professional auctioneer to entertain the bidders and ultimately raise more money. Like other auctioneers, the professionals at John Roebuck Auctions regularly volunteer their talents to many of these organizations. But unlike many others, we take it one step further. Depending on the size of the room or the amount of people expected at the event, John Roebuck Auctions will bring a complete auction team that includes the auctioneer, professional ringmen and bid spotters. We want to help ensure that your event is a major success.

While president of the NAA, John Roebuck established St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the organization’s principal charity nationwide. John’s claim to fame is that he and Tiger Woods raised 1 million dollars in one night for the Tiger Woods Foundation which included auctioning a round of golf with Tiger for $95,000 that was bought by actress Angela Lansbury.

John’s personal goal is to raise over 20 million for worthwhile causes. He is now at $18 million and he invites all to help him reach his goal. Some of the charities he has helped raise funds for include:

  • Jerry’s Kids
  • March of Dimes
  • Make-A-Wish
  • St. Jude/Liberty Bowl
  • Boys/Girls Clubs
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • American Heart Association
  • World Cataract Foundation
  • Stephen Bratkowski Memorial Foundation
Our Marketing Awards

John Roebuck Auctions award-winning marketing team works alongside the dynamic sales team to deliver superior campaigns that are unique to each auction, distinguishing our firm from the competition and contributing to each auction’s success. Below is a list of awards we received for our outstanding marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns:

2010 National Auctioneers Association & USA Today Marketing Competition:

Grand Champion Auction of the Year
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Auction of the Year
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

The Auction of the Year and Grand Champion are determined by an auction’s innovativeness, creativity, crowd pleasing aspects, revenue earned, technological advancements, promotional elements, auction crowd attendance, items sold, satisfaction of clients and bidders and the atmosphere of the event.

Best of Show Photography
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Newspaper/Magazine Advertising
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Auction Summary
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Photography
Buyer Excited about Purchase

Photography
Technology in use during an Auction

Business Stationery
Roebuck Letterhead, Envelopes, Business Cards

Presentation Folder
Roebuck Presentation Folder

Auction Proposals

Public Relations/Special Events

2009 National Auctioneers Association & USA Today Marketing Competition:

Residential Real Estate Catalog
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Commercial Real Estate Catalog
Toucan’s Restaurant Auction, Mexico Beach, FL

Business Liquidation Brochure
Toucan’s Restaurant Auction, Mexico Beach, FL

Business Promotion, News Release
Toucan’s Restaurant Auction, Mexico Beach, FL

Public Relations: Promoting the Industry, the NAA, or your Business, Special Events
Sanctuary at Redfish Preview Party,Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Business Promotion,
Company Brochure

2008 National Auctioneers Association

John Roebuck inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, 2008

2008 National Auctioneers Association & USA Today Marketing Competition:

Residential Real Estate Catalog
Island Reserve Auction, Panama City Beach, FL

Business Promotion
Roebuck Auctions Stationary

Public Relations: Promoting the Industry, the NAA, or your Business, Special Events
Cuvee Beach, Destin, FL

2005 National Auctioneers Association & USA Today Marketing Competition:

Public Relations: Promoting the Industry, the NAA, or your Business, Special Events

2003 National Auctioneers Association & USA Today Marketing Competition:

Business Liquidation Brochure

About John Roebuck Auctions

John Roebuck Auctions is a professional real estate auction firm that has been conducting auctions throughout the United States for over 40 years. Our marketing and sales team is a diverse mix of industry professionals with extensive experience in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, development land and farm sales, marketing and advertising and e-commerce strategies. We aggressively market and sell real estate utilizing the latest techniques and technologies. Both buyers and sellers routinely compliment the innovative processes we use to ensure a successful auction. Our approach boils down to one simple concept: What is the best mechanism that can be put in place to gain the maximum recovery for our client? John Roebuck’s connection to the National Auctioneers Association, including serving as a past President and Chairman has given him the added benefit of a solid network worldwide. This along with innovative strategies, an award-winning team and hard work has resulted in over 3 billion in sales to date including 20 million acres of land (farm, recreation, timber).

John introduced St. Jude as the official national charity for the National Auctioneers Association. John also has teamed up with Jerry Lewis for the MDA to raise money for Jerry’s Kids and the Tiger Woods Foundation. John and Tiger raised $1 million in one night for the foundation including a winning bid of $95,000 for a round of golf with Tiger Woods.associations2

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