About SWICO Auctions
SWICO Auctions has been in the auction business since 1989 starting with onsite auction management for governmental agencies, businesses and personal entities. Since 2000 we have been producing online auctions which have now increased to 98% of our business. We are one of a few auction companies in Texas that allows seller to post individual items on our web site for auction. We currently have over 1100 government, business and private sellers using our online auction service.
Jim Swigert, President, started SWICO Auctions in 1989 after graduating from Texas A&M University in Architectural Construction and a 20 year career in the construction industry. Jim received his auctioneer license after having one on one lessons with the famous Walter Britton. Jim is a member of both the Texas Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. From 1993 to to 2001 Jim served on the Texas Auctioneers Association Board of Directors, and was President from 1999-2000, andis currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer. On June 18, 2006 Jim was inducted in the Texas Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame for his dedication to the Association, its membership and the auction industry as a whole.
Lance Swigert, Vice President, started working full time with SWICO Auctions in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelors' degree from Texas A&M University and Master's degree from Oklahoma State University. Lance graduated from Texas Auction Academy in June of 2005 and soon after received his license. Lance is a member of both the Texas Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. He is currently serving as a member of the Texas Auctioneers Association Board of Directors. Lance will be attending the Certified Auctioneers Institute in the spring of 2012.
SWICO Auctions brings experience and:
- Motivation: We approach each job with energy and enthusiasm
- Integrity & Honesty: We earn the trust of both sellers and buyers
- Knowledge: We have been in business over 20 years, and continue to learn through continuing education and research
- Adaptability: We respond to the needs of the owner as situations arise
- Empathy & Involvement: We put ourselves in the position of the owners and help evaluate their needs and problems
SWICO Auctions provides for it's clients:
11,000+ Registered bidders online.
220,000 Web page views per month average.
Advertising for auctions.
Inventories and arranges all items into a specific sale order.
Coordinates convenient early inspection onsite and online.
Provides experienced professional staff for a smooth flowing auction.
All sales taxes are paid by SWICO Auctions.
Full payment is made at the beginning of the month for everything sold in the previous month.
Sellers can post their own assets for auction or choose to have the SWICO team set up items for auction and post online.
SWICO Auctions maintains a mobile office trailer for setup and auction services. Our Piper Cherokee 6 airplane allows us to easily travel all across the state. Due to our mobility, we can provide a professional onsite or online auction anywhere for our clients.