2017: A year of celebration for seven decades of service!
In 1947, Joe Fahey, Sr. (1919-2002) of Belle Plaine, Minnesota borrowed $150 from his Brother-In-Law to attend the Col. Joe Reisch, World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. What an adventure it must have been for this young dairy farmer with an eighth grade education to travel such a distance and be away from his family for a whole week!
Joe took his auction education seriously and returned home to start his own auction business with his wife Blanche (1920-1995). In 1950, he studied for and received his Real Estate Brokers License. After a short time running the sales barn in Belle Plaine, Joe and Blanche ran their business from the kitchen table with a party line helping local families with the sale of their machinery, cattle and farms. In the 1970’s, they rented space in an insurance office in downtown Belle Plaine. By the end of the 1970’s they were joined in the business by their four sons and had added office locations in New Prague and Hutchinson, Minnesota. In addition to the auction lot in Union Hill, other locations would follow in Shakopee, Norwood, Carver and Waterville, MN.
Today, the tradition of service continues from the Fahey Auction Complex in Glencoe, Minnesota. Jim and Linda Fahey and their staff continue to help businesses and families make changes with their assets throughout the Midwest. Could that father of seven that lived in such a big world ever imagine the impact his talent and commitment to service would have on generations of families? Could Joe and Blanche have believed that from their kitchen table would evolve a company that sells hundreds of acres of land and sells and ships items to all corners of the globe?
This year we celebrate our founders and our families, our clients and our customers as we continue to turn “assets to cash in a global market”.
Turning your assets to cash in a global market.
Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. was founded by Joe Fahey, Sr. in 1947 in Belle Plaine, MN. In 1977, two other locations were added in Hutchinson and New Prague, MN. In December of 2012 a new corporate headquarters was introduced in Glencoe, MN.
Fahey Sales Auction Complex is located just 35 minutes West of I-494 on US Hwy 212. Our facility includes over 30,000 sq. ft. consisting of three large showrooms along with two smaller galleries, plus 11 surrounding acres. We can accommodate all types of merchandise from fine jewelry to large industrial and agricultural equipment.
In 2014 a Federal Firearms License was obtained allowing us to sell and properly transfer firearms according to ATF guidelines.
Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. holds a Minnesota Motor Vehicle Auto Auction Dealers license #22722 and handles the transfer of all motor vehicle sales. Necessary permits are issued limiting exposure to the seller.
The company has a complete and professional full time staff of auctioneers and appraisers.
In January of 2005, the Real Estate division of Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. was sold to Edina Realty, a Home Services of America Company. Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. continues business as Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers and is owned by Linda J. Fahey and James D. Fahey. The auction division of the corporation employs two full time auctioneers, licensed in the state of Minnesota, plus, a staff of 25 full and part time auctioneers and support personnel.
Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers offer a unique blend of Auction, Appraisal, and Real Estate services through their affiliation with Edina Realty and have helped hundreds of families, organizations, and businesses over the years achieve their goals and objectives in valuing or liquidating real and chattel assets, and take pride in the fact that many clients have repeatedly used their services over the years.
Our consignment auctions are a proven method of marketing, drawing buyers from a global market for over 30 years.
If you have a single piece of equipment or a whole line, the consignment auction is a choice you won’t be disappointed in! Maintenance equipment, farm and construction equipment and vehicle consignment auctions are held monthly. Fahey Sales also conducts an Annual Commercial Turf and Golf Course Care Equipment Auction in March, the largest auction of its kind in the Upper Midwest. In 2009, a second Consignment Auction location was added just 30 miles North of Kansas City, MO in Lathrop.
The organizations affiliation with various memberships helps keep their staff on the cutting edge of the auction method of marketing most effectively for their clients.
- National Auctioneers Association
- Minnesota State Auctioneers Association
- Wisconsin State Auctioneers Association
- Iowa State Auctioneers Association
- Minnesota Auctioneer
- Wisconsin Auctioneer
- Florida Auctioneer
- Missouri Auctioneer
- REALTORS with Edina Realty
Fahey Appraisers have experience in Residential, Hobby Farm, Bare Land, Ag and Commercial Appraisals.
Our appraisals satisfy the State of Minnesota and Federal Government standards. We can also help in placing values on personal property and commercial equipment and assist in Estate planning, Dissolution, Business planning and downsizing.
Fahey Sales has a full time Certified General Real Property Appraiser and a USPAP Certified Equipment Appraiser as well as four Real Estate and Equipment Appraisal Assistants.