Services

The Auction Mill conducts nearly 100 auctions each year connecting buyers and sellers of many asset types.  

Business Liquidations

For business owners who wish to retire, liquidate their operation, or move to another line of work, working with The Auction Mill is the best way to “go out of business”. No matter the type of business you own, we will help you get the best return out of your life’s investment. Our firm has conducted liquidation auctions for some of Omaha’s most important and iconic businesses.  We have the experience and ability to market your assets to a worldwide audience of buyers.

Some of our more memorable past auctions include the Omaha Civic Auditorium, Bohemian Café, Caniglia’s Venice Inn, McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ, Mt. Fuji Inn & Mai Tai Lounge, the Jay, Wohlner’s Grocery, Grampy’s Benson, Jane’s Health Market, Old Dundee Bar & Grill,  Century Electric, Signature Electric, Jimmy’s Plumbing, Steve & Barry’s, Candlelight Lounge, Spirit World, Teez Salon, Morgan’s Place Antiques, Art Push & Son’s Sheet Metal Fabricators, Pignotti Sheet Metal, Diamond Fence Company, Tactical Solutions Gear, Bud’s Pawn Shop, Mall of the Bluffs, Granite City Brewery, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and many other restaurants, bars and businesses.

Surplus Inventory Liquidation

Auctions are often the fastest and most profitable way to liquidate part or all of your surplus inventory. The Auction Mill strives for top dollar for your equipment, parts, machinery, products and other fixtures that may need to be moved for any reason.  Our firm can either purchase these assets outright or sell them for you on consignment.

Experienced in Liquidating:

  • Shopping Centers 
  • Grocery Stores 
  • Laundromats 
  • Gun Stores 
  • Sporting Goods Stores 
  • Restaurants 
  • Commercial Woodworking Equipment 
  • Machine Shops 
  • Bars 
  • Convention Centers 
  • Historical Assets and Sites 
  • Sports Memorabilia 
  • Firearms (Licensed Firearms Dealer) 
  • Dental Clinics 
  • Hospitals 
  • Hotels and Motels 
  • Schools 
  • Colleges 
  • Amusement Parks 
  • Breweries 
  • Electrical and Plumbing and Contractors 
  • Food Trucks and Trailers 
  • Sand Volleyball Complexes 
  • Law Firms 
  • High End Antiques, Collectibles 
  • Pizza Shops 
  • Coffee Shops 
  • Mechanics Shops 
  • Department Stores 
  • Pawn Shops 
  • Gold, Silver, Gemstones, Diamonds, Coins, Currency, Vintage Jewelry, High End Jewelry 
  • Hunting and Fishing 
  • Real Estate (Commercial and Residential) 
  • Manufacturing Companies, Distribution Companies, Wholesellers 
  • Woodworking Equipment 
  • Office Complexes – Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE) 
  • Floral Shops 
  • Wineries 
  • Museums 
  • Small Engine Shops 
  • Antique Toys 
  • Meat Lockers, Butchers 
  • Daycare Facilities, Pre-Schools 
  • Music Instuments, Guitars 
  • Jewelers, Jewelry Stores 
  • Churches, Religious Facilities 
  • Moving Companies 
  • Storage Facilities 
  • Small Engine Shops 
  • Print Shops 
  • Nail Salons, Spas, Barber Shops, Hair Salons 
  • Cigars, Tobacco 
  • Vintage and Antique Bicycles 
  • Equipment Rental Companies 
  • Model Railroad Trains & Accessories 
  • Hobby Shops 
  • Trophy and Awards Stores 
  • Vintage Signs, Advertising, Country Store, General Store, Coin-Ops and Memorabilia 
  • Fitness Facilities and Gyms 
  • Boats, ATVs, Recreation Vehicles, Motorcycles, Mopeds, RVs 
  • Buses, Party Buses 
  • Garbage Trucks, Roll-Off Dumpsters, Sanitation Companies 
  • Woodworking Equipment 
  • Office Complexes – Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE) 
  • Floral Shops 
  • Wineries 
  • Museums 
  • Small Engine Shops 
  • Antique Toys 
  • Meat Lockers, Butchers 
  • Daycare Facilities, Pre-Schools 
  • Music Instuments, Guitars 
  • Jewelers, Jewelry Stores 
  • Churches, Religious Facilities 
  • Moving Companies 
  • Storage Facilities 
  • Small Engine Shops 
  • Print Shops 
  • Nail Salons, Spas, Barber Shops, Hair Salons 
  • Cigars, Tobacco 
  • Vintage and Antique Bicycles 
  • Equipment Rental Companies 
  • Model Railroad Trains & Accessories 
  • Hobby Shops 
  • Trophy and Awards Stores
  • Night Clubs, Music Venues 
  • Electronics Stores 
  • Online Retailers 
  • Classic Cars 
  • Cars, Trailers and Vehicles 
  • Construction Equipment, Yellow Iron 
  • Breweriana and Petrolilana, Gas & Oil Memorabilia
  • Shopping Malls  

Estates & Antiques

For smaller estates, collections or households, we suggest a lump sum purchase or buy-out of the personal property by our firm, larger estates valued in excess of $20,000 may be best suited for a timed online auction, auction at our facility or an auction onsite at the house, warehouse or business.  All our auctions are marketed online to a targeted pool of buyers.

Our firm conducts a high quality antiques and advertising auction each quarter.  These auctions consist of rare memorabilia, vintage signs and advertising, coin-ops, milita, vintage clothing, ephemera, sports memorabilia, coins, currency, silver and gold, early furniture, textiles and antiques.  Those who have followed us for years know these auctions by their title “Fresh to Market Antiques and Advertising Auction”.

Testimonials

"Tom and his team helped me immensely when I lost a member of my family to a sudden illness.  Tom and the team went out of there way to meet me to gather all the big items when they were closed over the New Year.  Tom made the process simple and easy.  Thank you very much Tom.  You and the team did a great job."

Guy Gray

"The auctions are always fun and it's a great crowd. 90%+ of all the items for sale are quality items. It's nice to go to an auction and not feel like it's just unsold garage sale items. They always have enough staff working the ring so bids don't get missed. Sometimes you have to pay up for something you really want, and sometimes you get a screaming deal on something you want. That's the nature of the auction, but it's always a fun time for both buyer and seller."

Hons Lierman

"Tom was absolutely a joy to work with. He was very prompt in answering all of my questions and was so helpful during the whole process. I cannot recommend him enough. He was so kind and generous during a very stressful time in my life while I was trying to liquidate my business equipment. He treated me very fairly and with compassion. Highly recommend."

Beth Brown

"Some auctioneers in this community will say anything to get people to bid on items.  Tom I believe is as honest as he can be and discloses everything he knows about the assets up for auction.  Obviously, he can't know everything about what he is selling, but I do believe he discloses everything he knows about the items and any known issues in regards to condition."

Peter Mayberry
Anytime Laundry

"Tom and his team are truly the best in the business to work with.  They take the time to know their clients and customers and are dedicated to every sale they work on.  Tom is extremely thorough and does his best to be as knowledgeable as possible regarding what he is selling."

Sarah Kivett
Loan Rehab/Workout Officer