MN Licensed Auctioneer (43-11-09), WI Licensed Auctioneer (2401-052), B.A.S (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist), Real Estate Broker with Edina Realty and USPAP Certified Equipment Appraiser
Jim grew up in the family business and has been actively engaged since 1977. He was awarded the designation of the 1990 MN State Bid Calling Champion. He is also a Past President of the MN State Auctioneers Association, past Chairman of the MSAA Legislative Committee, seminar presenter for both State and National Auctioneers Association conferences, 2006 inductee into the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, as well as the 2002 recipient of the SW MN Foundation/Blandin Community Leadership Community Service Award. His most recent professional designation was received in February 2008 from the National Auctioneers Association as Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, (B.A.S.). Jim makes his home in Hutchinson, MN.
President of Operations, Marketing Director
Mrs. Fahey has been actively engaged in the auction business since 1978 and is in charge of Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers operations and marketing. She makes her home in Hutchinson, MN with her husband Jim.
- Email Linda: LindaFahey@faheysales.com
Joe was actively engaged in the family business since 1970. He is a past president of the MN State Auctioneers Association and a past seminar presenter at both the State and National levels for auctioneers. Joe is a 2005 inductee into the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Huntington Disease Society of America and is a past commander of VFW Post 6202. Joe retired from Fahey Sales in 2008 and resides in Belle Plaine, MN.
Terry was actively engaged in the family business since 1965. He is a past instructor for the Worldwide School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. Terry retired from Fahey Sales in 2008 and makes his home in New Prague, MN.
Vice President of Operations
Shareif is in charge of strategic planning and all aspects of our business flow. He is experienced in retail management, restaurant management, and is a contract auctioneer and ringman. His interests are fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Also – radio controlled airplanes, playing guitar, and motorcycling. He grew up in Richfield, MN and spent 2 years of his childhood living in Egypt. Shareif currently lives in Winsted with close family in Savage.
- Email Shareif: ShareifEisa@faheysales.com
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
Galen specializes in commercial real estate, bare land, farm land and residential real estate. Galen joined Fahey Sales in January 2002 and in 2007 gained the highest level for real estate appraisers designated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce-Certified General Real Property Appraiser. Galen makes his home in Hutchinson, MN.
USPAP Certified Equipment Appraiser
Bruce joined Fahey Sales in 2014 as a Certified Personal Property Appraiser. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University. 25 years ago Bruce purchased his grandparents farm where he currently raises Wagyu Beef, Berkshire Pork and crops. Farming, traveling, and attending children’s sporting events are his hobbies. He lives in Hutchinson with his wife Sara, daughter Emily, and sons Cody and Brady.
MN Licensed Auctioneer (43-12-01) and Certified Appraiser
Kathy is President of Auctioneer Kathy Krone, LLC and Krone Family Movers. She has been a licensed Auctioneer since 1993. In 2006 she completed the Personal Property Appraisal course and is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser with Certified Appraisers Guild of America. Along with personal property auctions she is currently handling benefit auctions for local churches and schools. Kathy is currently contracted by Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. of Glencoe, MN to manage their Estate online auctions. Kathy resides in Lester Prairie, MN.
- Email Kathy: KathyKrone@faheysales.com
Agricultural Equipment Consultant
Wayne has 35 years of experience in agricultural equipment sales, repair, and maintenance. Wayne joined Fahey Sales in April of 2017. He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, and with friends and family. Wayne makes his home in Lester Prairie, MN where his farm has been in his family since 1863. He has two children, Alex and Madison, and long-term girlfriend Julie.
- Email Wayne: WayneSeverson@faheysales.com
Equipment Consultant, Auction Manager-Mid Country Equipment Consignment
Chris has been with Fahey Sales since the fall of 2008 as Auction Manager of the Mid Country Equipment Consignment Auction in Lathrop, MO, 30 miles North of Kansas City, MO and brings an extensive background in the lawn care industry. His knowledge of equipment and trucks related to the industry has given this auction an incredible start. His production has surpassed all expectations and goals. He has worked with sellers to consign over 800 pieces of equipment each year to our Kansas City area location. Chris makes his home in Kearney, MO.
Agricultural Land Professional/Edina Realty Agent
Mr. Witt has been working with Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers since 1989. He has experience in working the ring and real estate auction management, and holds a real estate license in Minnesota with Edina Realty. Greg specializes in managing the liquidation of real estate at auction and conventional sales of agricultural, commercial/industrial and development property. Greg and his family reside in Hutchinson.
- Email Greg: GregWitt@edinarealty.com
Richard Bentz is one of Fahey Sales’ auction set up crew, building auctions, photographing, lotting and describing. He is a retired dairy farmer and enjoys puttering in his shed working on his five old Farmall tractors. He lives in Gibbon, with his wife Faye and has two grown children.
Steven Brown is responsible for customer service loading, unloading, taking photos, cataloging and cleaning. He has 34 years experience in retail building material. He enjoys fishing, hunting and travel. He lives in Glencoe, MN and family includes his fiancé, daughter and son-in-law.
Wade is responsible for loading and unloading equipment for our clients and customers. Other duties include equipment photography, cataloging and keeping our auction complex clean. He has 39 years of stainless steel welding experience. Wade enjoys choir, motorcycles, gardening, and welding. He is married to Renee and they have two grown children and one grandson. He currently resides in Hutchinson.
Lynn is responsible for processing all titles and registration for motor vehicles and trailers leading up to and following our various auctions. She has worked for two marketing research companies over the past 25 years in the areas of questionnaire programming, tabulation of data, and project management. Lynn enjoys volunteer work with her local community and church, horseback riding (and showing if the opportunity arises), and walking or jogging in her free time. She makes her home in Glencoe with her husband, and is a mother to two adult children; Natalie is married and lives in Chicago, and Samantha teaches 2nd grade in the Wayzata school district.
- Email Lynn: LynnExsted@faheysales.com
Mike assists with auction set up including loading, unloading, photographing, and describing merchandise. He has past experience specializing in online buying and selling of just about anything. Mike enjoys collecting antiquities and vintage items. He is also an automobile enthusiast with a passion for Cadillacs. He has one daughter. He and his parents and brothers live in Glencoe, and his sister lives in the Twin Cities.
Gary works part-time wherever we need him. Picking up fleet vehicles and equipment, auction check out, and loader operation are just a few of his duties. He is a retired farmer and enjoys fishing, polka dancing and gardening. Gary and his wife Marjorie live in Glencoe and they have two children and four grandchildren.
Bob is a retired teacher and works part time helping out in the showrooms and on loadouts. His interests are antique auctions – buying and selling. Bob is married to Gail, another of our team members.
Gail is a former teacher, coach, Ebay seller and has worked on auction set up with Kathy Krone and Fahey Sales. Gail enjoys reading, buying and selling antiques and activities with her family. She is married to Bob Henning and has two married children and five grandchildren. She resides in Hutchinson.
Dave Hornick is our retired Firearms Specialist but still helps out when he can and has a vast knowledge in proper handling and transfer of firearms. Dave makes his home in Brownton, MN with his wife Brenda.
Galen is licensed to operate Fahey Sales’ semi picking up and delivering large loads to clients and customers. He is a retired R&D Engineer and does part-time farming and used equipment sales. Galen collects farm tractors, enjoys cruising in his corvette and cycle, and is a member and local president of Gideon’s International. Galen lives in Hutchinson with wife Pamela. His son Daniel is an Asst. Supply Chain Analyst for 3M, and daughter Elizabeth is an attorney in St. Paul.
Customer Care Specialist
Terry welcomes folks into our facility and helps them find what they are looking for – in house, on the phone or online. She also helps set up all of our online auctions and creates our printed materials. She has always been involved in serving the customer and is an artist and entrepreneur by trade. Terry lives in Hutchinson with her husband, Warren and spoiled kitty Ruby. She has three grown children in the Minneapolis area.
- Email Terry: TerryKempfert@faheysales.com
Janell serves as bookkeeper for Fahey Sales. Her job duties include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation and payroll. Janell lives in Winsted with her husband and two children. Their family is involved with a small beef and dairy operation.
- Email Janell: Bookkeeping@faheysales.com
Carla’s main focus is shipping and receiving. She also assists in auction building and moving jobs. She assisted her mother, Kathy Krone, as part of Krone Family Movers and in Kathy’s auction business. Carla lives on a 50-acre farm near Lester Prairie. She and her boyfriend of 23 years, Craig, have a herd of about 30 Purebred Charolais’. She also enjoys taking care of her two grandsons and scrap booking.
Customer Care Specialist
Lauren is our full-time Customer Care Specialist who is responsible for our superior customer service, answering the main phone line, setting up the online auctions and assisting wherever needed. Lauren graduated from Ridgewater College on December 16, 2016 with her Administrative Assistant AAS and Microsoft Office Certification. She currently lives in Hutchinson with her fiance, John.
- Email Lauren: LaurenLenarz@faheysales.com
Lynn is title clerks and is responsible for processing all titles and registration for incoming items leading up to and following our various auctions. She has previously been a Contract Administrator for an aerospace manufacturer, a Lean Practitioner (Six Sigma Black Belt), and a Toastmaster. Lynn enjoys Qigong Tai Chi, knitting, artistry, being a Death Doula, and animal reiki in her free time. She is a mother to six girls who are all grown, ages 25-37, and grandmother to four grandchildren.
- Email Lynn: LynnLenarz@faheysales.com
Ben is a loader operator and firearms manager who assists with auction set-up, equipment maintenance, and firearms sales. He is trained as a mechanic and draftsman. His interests are vintage automobiles, ATV’s and firearms. He lives in Glencoe and has family nearby and in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.
- Email Ben: Firearms@faheysales.com
Cole is one of our part-time team member and assists with miscellaneous projects such as; detailing vehicles and equipment, auction set-up and keeping our complex clean. He is currently a junior at Waconia ALC. Cole enjoys working on vehicles, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling. He currently resides with his family including two brothers and one sister.
Dick is one of our part-time team members and assists with building our firearms auctions and occasionally picking up vehicles and driving them back to our complex when extra drivers are needed. He previously worked as a certified welder, gas and diesel mechanic, worked for Bluechip Tree Company and was in the Ironworkers Local 512. Dick enjoys working with anything with a motor on it. He currently lives Southeast of Glencoe with his wife Linda, they have three children.
Tanner is one of our part-time team members and assists with miscellaneous projects such as; detailing vehicles and equipment, auction set-up and keeping our complex clean. He is currently a junior at Glencoe-Silver Lake high-school. Tanner enjoys working on motors, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. He is the second oldest of three siblings, one of which is off to college, and currently resides with his family.
Diane is a team leader who assists with the direction of all aspects of auction setup and project implementation. She brings with her an IT degree in network administration. Diane enjoys sewing, fishing and most activities that are outdoors – especially biking, walking and swimming. Diane makes her home with her family in Winsted, MN.
- Email Diane: DianeOtto@faheysales.com
Glen performs various duties in our facility including assembly. His passion is old tractors and machinery and he is a member of LeSueur County Pioneer Power and Scott-Carver Threshers. Glen lives in rural Arlington with his wife. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Terry is responsible for photographing items, cleaning equipment, unloading and loading items, and assisting with auction check-outs and other duties as needed. He has worked on dairy farms all his life, and previously worked at Seneca for 2.5 years. Terry currently lives in Glencoe with his wife, he has three grown children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Loader Operator/Team Member
Kurt’s responsibilities include loading and unloading equipment for our clients and customers. Other duties include keeping our auction complex clean and detailing equipment. He has volunteered for ten years at Freedom Farm and has refurbished dozens of skid loaders. Kurt enjoys ice fishing, watching football, and spending time with his grandchildren. He has a son, Jacob; daughter, Nikki; son, Alex; and five grandchildren.
Loader Operator/Team Lead
Bob is a Team Lead with responsibility for setting up, managing and loading out auctions. He has experience with large machinery, maintenance, and mechanics. His home is in Hutchinson.
MN Licensed Contract Auctioneer, B.A.S (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist)
Matt serves as a Contract Auctioneer and Bid Spotter for Fahey Sales at their live auction events. Matthew brings with him a strong knowledge of vocational trucks and equipment, having worked for Schwing America of St. Paul, MN as a product designer and truck engineer for their Ready Mix Truck division, as well as more than ten years of experience in the auction profession. He is a past MN State Champion Bid Caller and past MN Auctioneers Association President. Matthew resides in Princeton, MN with his wife Vitalia.
Gerri works as an auction builder and assists in auction check out. She has a B.S. in Accounting. She is involved in Girl Scouts, Venture Crew, Boy Scouts, 4-H and is a Confirmation Guide. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends. Gerri lives on a hobby farm outside Hamburg with her husband and three teenage children.