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About Us

Brad Dudley’s lifelong interest in history led him to auctioneering and estate sales. Brad started his auction career with Rick Opfer, for his first year in the business. He was immediately taken with the business and attended the Repperts School of Auctioneering in Indiana and returned to Opfer Auctioneering for one more year. He then freelanced for several auctioneers over the next several years. gaining a wide variety of experience. For the past 10 years, Brad worked as an auctioneer with Steve Dance of the Milton J. Dance Auction Co., for a total of 25 years as an auctioneer. Throughout Brad’s career as an auctioneer it has always been his dream to have an auction house, applying all of the experience that he has accumulated and sharing that with each of his consignors.

bradBrad was born and raised in the Baltimore, MD, area, graduated from the McDonogh School and then got his BS degree from Texas A&M at Galveston.

“I like being able to go in someone’s house and reassure them that we will take care of their needs, however big or small. We will get good value for their items even if they are not sure what sells, what doesn’t, or how to go about it…I want them to know they can rely on us.”

Brad opened B. Dudley and Son in 2013 to provide traditional auction services linked into the fast-paced modern world. His motto is “Let our family help yours“, and it is truly a family business.

“Blake, my son, has a strong passion for history and auctioneering. At the time of this writing he is 12 years old, but has already spent the past 6 years working with me on the truck during the summer months. He works hard to earn money to buy the things he wants, like the iPad he purchased last year. My wife Whitney and my daughter Gabrielle are in the warehouse with me as cashiers and clerks, and can help answer any questions you may have. Both my wife and daughter have grown up in the auction world. To round out the family venture, my nieces and nephews will also be alongside me during sales as floor staff.”

What does a traditional auction service provide a family during an estate situation? At B. Dudley and Son, several things. We can provide the estate appraisal. We only sell what’s currently marketable. If need be, we can do a total clean out. We take care of donated items as well, and dispose or recycle anything non-saleable.

Not every consignment needs to be a total house clean-out. We also handle retirement scale-downs, which is simply a process most seniors go through when they downsize for retirement. We also handle “off the street”, or “walk-in” business –folks that bring us just an item or two that they would like to be auctioned.

Auctioneering is an established, venerable busineess —and art— and part of we try to do is preserve the traditions of auctioneering while moving forward and using the modern tools of today’s fast-paced, “instant’ world. We use the Internet for marketing our listings and will be a part of AuctionZip — a great search engine for people all over the US and the wider world searching for specific items.

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