Established in 1978 by George & Shirley McKenna, the original business name was McKenna’s Furniture. George McKenna had been running local on-site auctions for nearly 10 years prior to this point. It was in 1977 he had decided to open his very own permanent auction location. He purchased some land just east of Orangeville on Highway #9, and began building a fully functional Auction facility. Our first auction at this location was held in September of 1978. We ran successful auctions at this location on a weekly basis for nearly 30 years!
In 1991 George’s daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Craig Kimberley took over, and changed the business name to K.C. Auctions. In 2001 K.C. Auctions became a registered Incorporated company. We are now entering our 4th generation of loyal family employment.
In 2007 K.C Auctions sold the property that was located on Highway #9, and we began running on site Auctions, and bi-monthly Misguided Freight Auctions at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. In October of 2008, we re-opened a new permanent Auction facility located in Orangeville’s Business district On Centennial Road.
About The Staff
K.C. Auctions Inc. has 2 licensed auctioneers selling at each auction. The first is Craig Kimberley, owner and operator of K.C. Auctions. He graduated with honors and the title of Colonel from the Missouri School of Auctioneering in 1985. Our second auctioneer is Tom Learmont. He graduated from the Southwestern School of Auctioneering in 1988. Tom joined our staff in 1990, and has been a valued part of our team for over 20 years.
Patricia Kimberley, also co-owner of K.C. Auctions, handles all of our clerical work including office management and financial accounting. She works along side her daughters Cathy-Lee Duncan, and Kayla Kimberley, as well as her grand daughter Ashton-Drake, and family friend Rebecca Tellier.
Our floor staff includes Steve Pardoe, and Kevin Kimberley as the full time ring-men & spotters. Steve has been a friend to the family for over 15 years. Kevin is also K.C. Auctions’ Operation Manager. This includes operating and maintaining our web site, handling advertisements, social media, as well as shipping & receiving of our inventory. He is son of Pat & Craig – the owners of the business, and grandson of George & Shirley McKenna – The founders of the company.
We have 2 rotating clerks working with our Auctioneers and floor staff. First is Kayla Kimberley, she is daughter to Pat & Craig Kimberley. Second is Ken Sheridan, Ken has been a friend to the family for close to 20 years.
All of our staff plays a key roll in our effort to create a professional, yet fun environment. New buyers are always welcome.