About Us

 

First Coast Auction & Realty, Inc. has been in business since 1986. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest auction companies in the Southeast, specializing in Governmental, Commercial, Industrial, and Business liquidation auctions.

 

Our company staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the auction industry. We currently have contracts with and hold auctions for several Federal, State, County, City, Electric Co-Ops and governmental and institutional agencies throughout the Southeast. We strive to better serve the needs of our clients by making sure our staff has the latest knowledge and experience to perform all necessary tasks to ensure a successful auction. We continually seek out new and innovative ways to increase our skills by taking courses, attending seminars, study tours, and belonging to several trade associations. Several members of our staff have taught seminars and classes locally and nationally over the years as well.

 

FORMER AND CURRENT CLIENTS

 

Auburndale
Bradenton
Cape Coral
Chatahoochee
Fort Meade
Gainsville
Green Cove Springs
Greenville
Jacksonville
Kissimmee
Madison
Monticello
Naples
Orlando
Port Orange
Punta Gorda
Quincy
Saint Cloud
Sneads
Starke
City of Cairo (GA)
City of Savannah (GA)
City of Thomasville (GA)
Bradford
Brecard
Calhoun
Charlotte
Clay
Collier
Dixie
Flagler
Gadsen
Gilchrist
Holmes
Jackson
Jefferson
Lee
Leon
Liberty
Madison
Nassau
Osceola
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
St. Johns
Suwannee
Taylor
Wakula
Walton
Lowndes (GA)
Miller (GA)
Thomas (GA)
State of Florida
State of Georgia
US Navy
US Small Business Administration
FDIC
St. Johns Water Management
SW Florida Water Management
Suwannee River Management
NW Florida Water Management
Choctawhatchee Electric
Clay Electric
Cobb Electric
Flint Electric
Grady Electric
Irwin Electric
Mitchell Electric
Talquin Electric
Tri County Electic
West Florida Electic

Team

Tom Garner

Phone: 904 384-4556

Email: fcari@comcast.net

 

Tom Garner - One of the company's founders has 35 years of auction experience. He served for 6 years on the Florida Auctioneers Association's (FAA) Board of Directors and was a past President of the association in 1989. In 1994, he was the recipient of the FAA Hall of Fame "Lou C. Dell" Award as outstanding auctioneer of the year. As a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and a Certified Auctioneers Institute, he has over 50 years of marketing experience on which to draw.

Robert J. Garner

fcari@comcast.net

(904) 384-4556

 

Robert Garner - As a 1978 graduate of the Missouri Auction School and of the Certified Auctioneers Institute in 1991, he has over 35 years of service in the auction industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Auctioneers Association (FAA) for 8 years with 2 terms as President. He has served as a legislative consultant several times over the years for the auction industry.

 

In 2003 he was the recipient of the FAA's Hall of Fame "Lou C. Dell" Award, making him and Tom the first Father/son recipients of the award on FAA history. He is a lifetime member of both the FAA and the National Auctioneers Association and has over 40 years of marketing experience.

 

 

David T. Garner

fcari@comcast.net

(904) 384-4556

 

David Garner - After graduating from the Missouri Auction School in 1978 he has served as an auction manager and marketing expert in our firm. His duties have included setup as well as availing ourselves of his expertise in auction marketing using video and other forms of advertising. As a result, he has won several awards for marketing for our firm including a National Auctioneers Association Advertising Award.