Professional Affiliations

Classic Auctioneers has the following memberships and affiliations.

National Auctioneers Association
National Auctioneers Association

The National Auctioneers Association promotes the auction method of marketing and enhances the professionalism of its practitioners. NAA member auctioneers are at the top of their field in the auction business. Ethical, accredited and technology-savvy, NAA members are professionals well versed in the psychology of selling.

Texas Auctioneers Association
Texas Auctioneers Association

Membership in the Texas Auctioneers Association provides auctioneers with the opportunity to grow professionally as well as personally. TAA auctioneers are committed to promoting and preserving the auction method of marketing real and personal property.

Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)

The Certified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the auction industry.

Designed for leaders in the industry and auction firm decision-makers, the CAI is an executive development program focused on developing the skills and providing the tools necessary to run a top-notch auction firm.

Designation holders have the knowledge and skill necessary to provide high-quality services to all types of clients.

In addition, their designation indicates to attorneys, trust officers, government officials, financial planners, accountants and others who seek the services of well-qualified auctioneers that the CAI designation holder is an astute business person whose conduct will follow the highest professional standards.

Once the CAI designation is earned, the auctioneer must then maintain the designation with continuing education.

The Certified Auctioneers Institute has been helping auctioneers discover their potential for more than 30 years. Auctioneers with the CAI designation are part of an extraordinary network of exemplary auctioneers in the auction industry.

Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)

Mr. Jones holds the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation.

Those that have successfully completed the GPPA program have learned the responsibilities of the appraiser and have a good knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines. GPPA designated auctioneers and appraisers know not only how to conduct a complete and appropriate appraisal, but also know the various factors that affect the value of appraised items.

In addition to the above qualifications, Master Personal Property Appraiser designees have specialized in one or more of the following areas:

  • Antiques & Estates
  • Plant Machinery & Equipment
  • Construction & Agricultural Equipment
  • Small Business Valuation
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy strives to enhance philanthropy and volunteerism through programs of education, research, and service that will benefit all those who lead, serve and support nonprofit institutions. The purpose of the Foundation is to generate the resources to fund AFP strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising.

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bankruptcy Institute

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. .