About Us

The Auction House Company was established by The Scaturro Family in 1982. Bill Jr. along with his father Bill Sr. and mother Shirley graduated from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, MO. The Auction House Company opened their business in Granite City, IL on Madison Ave. For the first 13 years, they held an Auction there every Saturday night.

The company has grown and is now established in Collinsville, IL where it is owned and operated by Bill Jr. It now focuses on conducting real estate auctions, antique sales and on-site sales. Twenty years ago, Bill Jr. conducted and sold the first home to be auctioned off in Granite City. At that time this was something no one had heard of. Now selling real estate or land at auction is so common that it occurs on a regular basis.

In 2002, Bill expanded his services by attending appraisal school and is certified to appraise personal property, antiques and businesses that are liquidating merchandise. Surrounding banks and lawyers have found this service to be especially helpful for areas such as divorce and bankruptcies. Special areas of emphasis in the appraisal training include estate and gift appraisals, charitable donation appraisals and casualty loss appraisals. These areas include antiques, automobiles, farm equipment, jewelry, guns, collectibles and common household items.

The Auction House Company is a full serviced, fully insured auction company that will provide you with a complete staff that will set up your sale, conduct your auction and clean up afterwards.

The Auction House Company was established in 1982 and is going stronger than ever. Myself, Bill Scaturro (auctioneer) and staff have conducted over 3000 auctions. Many executors or decision makers may be faced with having to make choices when it comes to selling real estate and personal property with household furnishings. Our company can make this burden easier for you. We are a complete, full service auction company that will accommodate the seller’s interest, from advertising, to cleaning out the house, setting up and conducting an on-site sale.

If you are an executor and having to sell for your parents or loved one, we can help with any other legal services you may need to make your auction easier. We also can provide you with an estate attorney we work closely with as well as nursing care if your loved one needs extra caring for in a nursing home facility.

We will provide an “open house” for you and give you an offer the day of the auction. We are licensed real estate auctioneers that will bring the seller a negotiated price with in one day and will close in 30 days or less.

In the past 28 years, we have sold everything from one item to an entire estate. We specialize in real estate, commercial property, land and agricultural sales. We also do business liquidations and government auctions. No sale is too small or too large for us.

In the past decade, the auction industry growth rate has increased nearly 25% in real estate auctions alone. Auctions are a strong force in today’s business economy. Sellers get quick turn around for their merchandise at the fair market value, while buyers can find unique items and bid at prices they can afford.

Another branch of our service is appraisals. While doing business with local bankers, lawyers and insurance companies we are able to provide appraisals for any items due to divorce, bankruptcies and causality losses. You will find our service to be prompt and professional. We have a list of buyers for any type of item.

We buy entire estates or consign merchandise. We are now conducting consignment auctions in the surrounding areas including St Louis. We co-broker and welcome realtors.

Promoting

Promoting your property is our main priority. Custom color signs and brochures with color pictures as well as detailed descriptions of assets to be sold will be promoted. We focus on internet marketing as well as classified newspaper advertising, signage and onsite facilities.

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Bill Scaturro
(618) 344-3545
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