Our History

Miedema Auctioneering conducted their first live auction in 1984. In 1987, founders Sid Miedema Sr., Sid Miedema Jr. and Scott Miedema established Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. as a corporation.

Over the past 30 years, we've worked diligently to earn a reputation for honesty and integrity in the auction industry. We are consistently recognized for our accurate appraisals and ability to realize high volume sales...

Our team incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology into our auction services to ensure that our clients have the best possible results for their auctioneering needs.
In 2000, we expanded our operations to include an internet bidding component in our live auctions. We are able to accommodate a wide variety of client needs given our extensive experience managing and conducting online auctions.
Over time, we developed a series of specialized companies that allow us to provide value by tailoring our approach to the individual client's needs.
Miedema Auctioneering, Inc.,
Miedema Appraisals, Inc.,
Repocast.com, Inc.,
Orbitbid.com, Inc.,
LASTBIDrealestate.com, Inc.,
Rangerbid.com,
SSL Corporation,
and Online-AuctionSoftware.com, Inc.
These are all conjunctively organized under the umbrella of Miedema Asset Management Group. These companies employ nearly 150 professionals specializing in all areas of commercial, construction, agricultural, industrial, and real estate sales. Miedema Asset Management Group continues to grow and expand conducting hundreds of online and live auctions annually selling to bidders across the globe.
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Our Companies

Started in 1984, Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. LIVE Division is our live equipment auction division that conducts millions of dollars of traditional style auction sales annually. These include construction, agricultural, industrial, commercial, business liquidations, and more. We offer real time live internet bidding to augment our professional on-site traditional auctioneers, maximizing our sellers market and increasing selling prices. When the excitement and competition of a live, traditional auction is desired, our Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. team delivers.
Started in 1984, Miedema Appraisals, Inc. specializes in providing accurate, confidential, and professional appraisals for most types of personal property assets. Our team writes over 200 appraisals annually for all types of equipment and personal property, valuing millions of dollars of assets for our clients which include financial institutions, legal professionals, courts, and other professionals and corporations across the globe.
Started in 2000, Repocast.com, Inc. 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. We have three permanent Michigan facilities, one in the Grand Rapids Metro region (Byron Center), one in Southwest Michigan region (Wayland), and one in the Flint Metro region. Repocast.com, Inc. can handle voluntary or involuntary repossessions from a whole business to a single car and more, and move these items to our secure facility to be included in our auctions.
Started in 2002, Orbitbid.com, Inc. 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 (nearly 300,000 register bidders) from all over the world. Orbitbid.com conducts over 300 auctions annually totaling millions of dollars.
Started in 2008, LASTBIDrealeastate.com, Inc. specialized in selling real estate via online bidding. We market several hundred real estate properties each year for banks, credit unions, government agencies, corporations, and private individuals with our unique and highly successful online auction bidding platform. Bidders from around the world are able to participate in the real estate auctions we conduct for our clients. Quickly and efficiently we turn our client’s real estate assets into cash.
Started in 2009, Online-AuctionSoftware.com, Inc. 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).
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. When it is not convenient for a seller to have their own auction, or to transport your item (s) to one of our three fixed facilities, then Rangerbid.com is your source for listing and selling your item(s). Rangerbid.com auctions consist of items from multiple consignors and multiple locations around the country. The Rangerbid.com team will provide a high level of customer service and security while working hard to facilitate seamless transactions by utilizing a proven state of the art internet auction technology, provided by OAS.
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. We also specialize in selling private collections, firearms from private individuals, and for municipalities/Public Safety Departments. We make selling your firearms safe, easy, and eliminate the legal concerns by being a licensed FFL dealer.

Our Staff

Sid Miedema

CEO

Sid Miedema founded Miedema Auctioneering in 1984. Today, Miedema Auctioneering has grown into Miedema Asset Management Group, which consists of Miedema Auctioneering, Inc., Miedema Appraisals, Repocast.com, Inc., Orbitbid.com, Inc., LastBidRealestate.com, Inc., Online-AuctionSoftware.com, Inc., Rangerbid.com, SSL Corp LLC, and Orbitbidcharity.com. The companies annually conduct over 500 auctions and appraise millions of … Read More

Scott Miedema

COO

Scott Miedema is the Chief Operating Officer of Miedema Asset Management Group. He assisted in starting Miedema Auctioneering, Inc. with his brother, Sid Miedema, in 1984 and has helped transform their business into a leading global auction and liquidation service provider. Today Miedema Asset Management Group consists of Miedema Auctioneering, … Read More

Jim Smith

Managing Partner

James Smith is responsible for the operations of the eight companies in the Miedema Asset Management Group which conduct over 600 auctions annually and appraise millions of dollars of equipment. James is a veteran of the United States Navy. He has been an auctioneer since 1973. His entrepreneurial spirit, leadership … Read More

Dora Wiersma

Executive Assistant to OAS President of Operations

Amanda Jacobs

E-Commerce Marketing Director

Amanda leads online marketing, ecommerce and digital business strategy to promote successful business growth. Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management. Amanda is proficient in Brand Management, Consumer Marketing, Direct Mail, Email Marketing, Social Media and much more. Since joining Miedema Asset Management Group, Amanda has successfully marketed … Read More