Meet the Auctioneers

David Helmer

• Graduated from Missouri Auction School in 1996
• Graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1998 with a
• Communications major and a Marketing minor
• Conducted over 1000 auctions
• Member of the National Auctioneers Association
• Life Member of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association
• Michigan State Auctioneers Association Past President
• 2006 Michigan Bid Calling Champion
• Holds the GPPA Graduate Personal Property Appraisal designation
• Holds the CES Certified Estate Specialization designation
• Competed in the International Bid calling Auction Championships
• National Auction Foundation member and serves on the museum committee
• Member of Michigan Small Business Advisory council
• Member of the Saline Chamber of Commerce
• Served on many Michigan State Auctioneers Association committees including St. Jude’s, Legislative, Grievance, Membership and more.
• Served on National Auctioneers Association Membership Committee
• Was selected by Auction X press as a 2006 NAA All-Star

Personal• Married wife Jennifer in 1999
• Three children: Olivia born 2002 and twin boys Luke and Caleb born 2005
• Likes: Reading , collecting, traveling
• Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church
• Member Sons of the Union Veterans
• Brother Tom Helmer is host of three nationally syndicated shows on the Fox Sports Network including Baseball National Report and the Official Bowl Championship Series Show

Brian Braun

•1996 Graduate of Missouri Auction School
• Life member of Michigan State Auctioneers Association
• Member of National Auctioneers Association
• Holds the GPPA Graduate Personal Property Appraisal designation
• Attended Ferris State University
• Has been involved in over 1000 Auctions

• Single (no children) and enjoy spending time with family and friends
• Appreciates living on family Centenial Farm (1907-2007) and the farm lifestyle
• Enjoys planting wildlife food plots, trees and gardens
• Member of Webster Historical Society
• Practice wildlife, woods and pond management
• Hunting deer (meat, shed antlers, pictures), mushrooms,rocks/boulders and fishing
• Collecting, restoring and saving of farm related: outbuildings, furniture, antiques, tools, toys, equipment and a variety of horsepower
• Processing, smoking, and canning of home grown foods
• Winemaking

Jerry Helmer

• Started Braun and Helmer Auction Service in 1971 with Lloyd Braun
• Graduated from Reisch Auction School 1972
• Conducted over 3000 auctions
• Member of the National Auctioneer Association
• Life member of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association
• Michigan State Auctioneers Association 2007 Hall of Fame Auctioneer
• Certified Auction Institute designation 1981, considered “masters” of auctioneering at Indiana University

• Married to Ruthann Helmer since 1965
• Three children: Tom, Carol and David
• Eight grandchildren
• Likes to work and travel

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