CEO/President – Meares Auction Group
Day to day activities include running a 44 year old auction firm that conducts an average of 100 auctions per year. These auctions include firearm collections, coin collections, business liquidations, Real Estate, Estate, bankruptcies, County Surplus & Tax Auctions. In addition to live onsite auctions, Meares Auction Group conducts live and online auctions serving customers across the globe.
Instructor, Southeastern School of Auctioneering
Meares teaches Farm & Heavy Equipment, Shop & Industrial Machinery, Bid Assistant Training and Bid Calling.
CAI – Certified Auctioneers Institute
The highest designation achieved by an Auctioneer at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser
Meares achieved the GPPA designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute.
Anderson University & Greenville Technical College - 1978
Mendenhall School of Auctioneering – 1979
Wyatt Institute of Real Estate – 1992
NAA Education Institute, GPPA – 2002
Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) - 2010
Auctioneer - South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia
Federal Firearms Licensed
Licensed in Real Estate Sales
Member of the National, South Carolina & North Carolina Auctioneers Associations, 2015-2016 President of SC Auctioneers Association, Past Board of Directors for the SC Auctioneers Association, National Rifle Association & National Wild Turkey Federation, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Williamston Business Association, AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association).
AUCTIONEER BID CALLING COMPETITIONS
2004 & 2011 South Carolina Bid Calling Champion
2016 George W. Martin Veteran Auctioneer Divison Champion
Competed in many International Bid Calling Competitions