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Welcome To Peoples Auctions

Peoples Auction Company was formed in 1963 to provide auction services for the farm and business community. We specialize in heavy trucks, automobiles, farm & construction equipment, recreational vehicles, machine shop equipment, tools, business equipment and furniture. For the past 50 years we have conducted auctions for municipalities, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, lending institutions, U.S. Small Business Administration, complete business liquidations, real estate, estate liquidations, dealers and individuals.

Trained in the live auction method of selling, we realized that selling assets online to the ultimate consumer was the best way to grow our company for the future. With our innovative processes, we pride ourselves in being able to sell just about anything. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of the online auction industry. What can we help you sell? Or buy?

What We Sell

Today, Peoples Auctions conducts internet-only sales both large and small throughout the United States.

The flexibility and reach of the internet is ideally suited for all types of equipment and inventories.

Peoples sales include high-end designer furniture stores, diesel generators, party rental companies, IT switchgear, franchise restaurants, corporate headquarters, office furniture and business equipment, guard dogs and frozen fish inventory, to name a few.

The Un-Ebay

Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, peoplesonlineauctions.com is an event based liquidation site. Each event has a location, scheduled preview, closing and removal and sells many assets to many buyers.

We are a little bit traditional (with previews and pickups), a little bit eBay (online bidding), and something altogether different (event based, photo catalogs and credit card only payments).

Custom Auction Solutions

As specialists in the sale of commercial or personal property, our innovation, expertise and marketing skills consistently result in the highest possible return. Committed to our client’s satisfaction, we give the same care and attention when selling one item or an entire business. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and evaluate your assets at no charge.

Call us to discuss your orderly liquidation or specialty auction project at (757) 421-2525 or contact us on our contact page.

Our Corporate Family

Peoples Auction Company

Specializing in heavy trucks, automobiles, farm & construction equipment, recreational vehicles, machine shop equipment, tools, business equipment and furniture since 1963.

Asset Bridge

Providing internet only liquidation solutions to corporate America.

More To Come

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  • 2014

    Excited to venture into online auctions as a way to provide innovative service to our customers. Excellent for both those that want to sell or buy!

  • 2000-2013

    Liquidate RVs, boats, trucks, trailers, & automobiles for repo companies. Sell abandoned & confiscated autos & trucks for municipalities and towing companies. Dealers & individuals sell tractors, combines, backhoes, loaders, pickups, autos, ATVs, mechanics tools at monthly consignment auction. Numerous charity auctions raising funds for Alzheimer’s Association, Cerebral Palsy, so many more.

  • 1990s

    Work with municipalities to liquidate surplus items. Travel to conduct numerous large farm & construction equipment liquidations. Heavy & light duty trucks were the specialty too. Widely serve the states of Virginia and North Carolina.

  • 1982

    Peoples Auction Company opens office and consignment yard in Chesapeake, Virginia. A 10 acre facility to conduct monthly consignment auctions. “Where the Buyer and Seller Meet” Open to the public for anyone to buy and sell. Some specialties include tractors, construction equipment, road tractors, dump trucks, trailers, autos, tools, estate items. You name it, we sell it! Live auctions still held monthly.

  • 1981

    Wesley calls the bids for his first auction. It was a large farm auction that took weeks to set-up. It was a huge success and the owners were very happy that it did better than expected.

  • 1970s

    Estate auctions and an annual consignment auction at an area lot for the locals kept Jack busy. Wesley was responsible for set-up, clean-up, pulling, dragging, tagging, and everything else Dad told him to do!

  • 1963

    Jack Peoples, Sr. had his first live auction to raise funds for a local Ruritan club. Being a farmer with his father, he found this was a great line of work while the crops were growing. He quickly became busy doing more auctions in the community and surrounding areas.

Meet The Team

  • Wesley Peoples, President

    Favorite Stuff: Family, High School Sweetheart and Wife Lori, My 2 Kids, Camping, Playing Poker and a Good Cigar.

    Wesley worked with his father in the auction business from the time he could walk. He has been conducting live auctions since 1981. He is a Member of the VAA, Great Bridge Masonic Lodge and a Hickory Ruritan Club. He is Past Director of VAA, Past Chairman and 8 yr Commissioner of the Chesapeake Planning Commission, and Past President Chesapeake Farm Bureau.

  • Lori Peoples, Lead Administrator

    Favorite Stuff: Family, My True Love and Husband Wesley, My 2 Kids, Cooking, Crafting & Helping Others.

    Lori caught Wesley’s eye in high school and has been helping in the family business ever since. She works at a local organ and tissue bank helping to save lives and restore health to 200,000+ people annually. She does cooking and crafting to raise funds for Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society, The American Heart Assn. and other non-profit organizations.

  • Frank Eason, Senior On-Site Coordinator

    Favorite Stuff: Spending Time with my Wife, Attending Auctions, Camp Cale Functions and Dining Out.

    Frank has been an auctioneer since 2005 and with Peoples for 15 yrs. He is a member of VAA & NCAA. He is on the Cale Management Team in Hertford, North Carolina and is also on the Executive Committee for Chowan Baptist Association. He is a deacon and choir member of Geneva Baptist Church in Camden, North Carolina and a member of Soulhunters and Albemarle Houndsman Association.

  • Trey Peoples, On-Site Coordinator

    Favorite Stuff: Wake boarding, Riding Dirt Bikes, Mud, Working on Motors & Hanging Out with Friends

    Trey works as an auto mechanic and alignment technician. He has worked in the family auction business for years helping with auction set-up and delivery. Trey’s hobbies include building & driving 4-wheelers, dirt bikes and mud trucks.

  • Chelsea Peoples, Marketing Assistant & On-Site Coordinator

    Favorite Stuff: Family, Friends, Cooking, Wine, Live Music, and Sunshine!

    Chelsea graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Marketing has worked in the family business as long as she can remember. She currently supports the American Cancer Society as an Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. An originator at heart, she has a knack for repurposing vintage and antique items into new, one of kind pieces.