Colorado Auctioneers Association exists to educate auction professionals, to promote CAA members and to monitor legislation in Colorado for the auction industry.
Our vision to have all Colorado auction professionals desire to be members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association.
In 1957, several Colorado auctioneers decided that a professional auctioneers association should be formed. Assistance in establishing the Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA) was provided by Bernie Hart (from the National Auctioneers Association) and Ernie Sherlock of St. Francis, Kansas (an officer of the National Auctioneers Association).
In 1958, the Colorado Auctioneers Association was created. The first President was Harvey Baldwin (Denver, Colorado) and the first Secretary was Bob Amen (Fort Collins, Colorado).
In 1959, the Colorado Auctioneers Association hosted the annual convention of the National Auctioneers Association in Denver, Colorado.
The Colorado Auctioneers Association had a relatively small membership during its first 20- 25 years. A general membership meeting was held once a year. That meeting generally consisted of an afternoon meal, an afternoon program and election of officers.
1980 was the first year the Colorado State Bid Calling Championship was held. The first Colorado Auctioneer Champion was Booth Brown of Greeley, Colorado.
By 1983 membership in the Colorado Auctioneers Association had grown considerably. A two-day state convention and membership meeting featuring speakers and educational workshops was held.
In 1983, the Colorado Auctioneers Association was once again the host for the annual convention of the National Auctioneers Association held in Denver, Colorado.
In 1984, Si Lockhart from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was inducted as the 1st Hall of Fame recipient.
In 1987, our 1st mid-summer picnic & meeting was held as a means of bringing members together for fun and fellowship and to conduct ongoing business of the CAA.
In 1993, the Colorado Auctioneers Association was privileged to be chosen as the host for another convention of the National Auctioneers Association in Denver, Colorado.
The Colorado Auctioneers Association has grown steadily since 1957. At the present time, the Colorado Auctioneers Association has over 150 active members.