Our History

Auctioneering Grand Rapids

Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. is a live auction house that was founded and held its first live auction in 1984. Then, in 1987, Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. was incorporated by founders Sid Miedema Sr., Sid Miedema Jr. and Scott Miedema as a live auctioneer company.

Over the years, we’ve worked diligently to earn a reputation for honesty and integrity in the auction industry, and have become know for conducting highly successful auction sales and accurate appraisals. Our team incorporates the latest technology in our auction services to generate the best possible results for our clients’ auctioneering needs.

In 2000, we expanded our operations to include online auctions to go along with the live auctions we’ve successfully managed at our auction locations. Since the emergence of online auctions we have been able to offer a wide variety of new auction services across the country to pair with our local online and live auctions in Michigan.

As our capabilities grew, Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. began to expand into other areas of live and online auctions. It soon became evident that we could provide value to clients by developing specialized auction companies to help meet the needs of our clients. We are able to hold farm auctions, industrial equipment auctions, construction equipment auctions, consignment auctions and online charity auctions through each of our Miedema Companies:

repocast logo

Started in 2000, Repocast is our recovery and sales division. We market commercial, business, and personal property assets of all types for banks, credit unions, trustees, businesses, and individuals. We have many auctions every week typically selling over 3000 items and attracting thousands of bidders.

firearms grand rapids

Started in 2012, SSL Corporation is our federally licensed firearms dealership that specializes in selling all types of firearms and accessories – primarily through our weekly online auctions. Our two independent locations are within our Repocast.com, Inc. facilities and sell to eligible buyers across the United States. 

orbitbid

Started in 2007, Orbitbid.com brings the internet auction to your facility and sells all the assets from your location, providing an efficient and effortless auction with all the benefits of a large bidding audience. We have the latest in internet bidding technology, and a huge following of online bidders.

last bid real estate

Started in 2008, LASTBID Real Eastate specialized in selling real estate via online bidding. We market several hundred real estate properties each year for banks, government agencies, corporations, with our unique and highly successful online auction bidding platform. 

Rangerbid

Started in 2012, Rangerbid.com is our online auction company that allows businesses to sell their item(s) to end users, as well as to other businesses, with ease right from the seller’s location. 

appraisals grand rapids mi

Started in 1984, Miedema Appraisals specializes in providing accurate, confidential, and professional appraisals for most types of personal property assets. 

Started in 2009, Online-AuctionSoftware is another of the Miedema Asset Management Group that provides and supports the software for the online auction bidding platform. All of the online-auction companies owned and operated by Miedema Asset Management Group utilize the OAS bidding platform. OAS also offers the opportunity to license this bidding platform software to other Independent Auction Operators (IAO).