Founder, Senior Auctioneer, Broker, IAA Hall of Fame
Having attended Reppert’s Auction School in 1961, Tom began Lawson Auction Service that same year, quickly gaining a reputation for a fair dealer. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the business was concentrated in farm auctions and estate auctions. Tom has extensive experience in farm liquidations, real estate and estate auctions, and is respected in the market as a leading professional in the auction industry. He conducts multiple charity auctions each year, and serves with various community-service groups, including President of the Foster Grandparents, a division of the Agency on Aging.
Tom was inducted into the Indiana Auctioneers Assocation’s Hall of Fame in 2001, recognizing his service to the IAA as a Past President, as well as his community service and contributions to the profession.
Tom is owner and Principal Broker for Tom Lawson Real Estate & Auction Service, a perennial leader in the sale of private treaty real estate in Jennings County, Indiana.
He is a past member of the Indiana Auctioneer Commission, a state license governing body and was appointed by the governor to serve in that position.
Auctioneer, Sales Agent
An auctioneer since 1977, Fred Robinson is an accomplished auctioneer and appraiser, with experience in retail and wholesale equipment and auto sales, food service industry and estates/collectibles. Fred conducts appraisals for estate and divorce personal property, and is current on farm and residential equipment values and trends.
Fred is currently serving his second, elected term on the IAA Board of Directors and likely will seek election to the Executive Board. He has also served more than one term as chairman of IAA District 6. His service to the IAA has been continuous since his membership began. He is also a Life Member of NAA.
Fred’s expertise on “wheeled” inventory, as well as his overall auction experience and knowledge of secondary markets, is a benefit to both buyers and sellers at our auctions.
The newest addition to our team, Dave assists as auctioneer/ring man on our larger auctions. Dave is an accomplished ring man, and his skills as an auctioneer are increasing rapidly. Dave is our primary listing agent for Decatur and Rush counties.
CAI, Consulting Auctioneer
Darin is lead auctioneer and Owner of Wickliff & Associates, Auctioneers, Inc., Indiana’s Leading Fine Arts Auctioneers, in Carmel, IN, and consults on an as-needed basis for antiques and art evaluations.
Senior Auction Administration Staff
Senior Clerk/Cashier, Tom’s sister, began assisting at the first auction in 1961, over 40 years experience at live auctions