Meet Randy

The word describes a scene of excitement, anticipation and action — fast-paced action. In the center of it all stands a man whose name is synonymous with the auction profession. As a matter of fact, if you knew him as well as hundreds of other folks do, you’d proudly refer to him as “Mr. Auctioneer.” He is Randy Fleming, CAI.

Randy’s involvement goes beyond auctioneering as a business, or even as a career. You might say it’s in his blood. Several generations of the Fleming family have spent more than four decades serving and supporting the auction industry. Randy’s father, Dean W. Fleming, CAI, was even honored by being named a member of the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame.

Randy’s own success story began in 1976, when he graduated from the Superior School of Auctioneering, Decatur, Illinois. Four years later, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. He also studied at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he received a Certificate in Real Estate Land Use Economics. In 1980, he was awarded his Nebraska Real Estate Brokers license. He graduated from the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1982.

In addition to the skills he demonstrated throughout his training and educational experience, Randy Fleming, CAI, has proven himself as a businessman. As President of Great Plains Realty Auction of Omaha, he has led the company for over ten years in automobile, truck, real estate and personal property auctioneering. His personal know-how and down-to-earth nature have made him a favorite for booking auctions and promoting sales through specialized marketing. He has a definite hands-on approach when it comes to setting up for an auction, including cataloging inventory and even the arrangement of the property to be sold. “I can’t over emphasize,” he says “how important it is to always aim for the highest degree of customer satisfaction. To me, every detail is important.”

Randy has enjoyed a great deal of visibility in the field, working since 1992 with Nebraska Auto Salvage Pool and with various commercial and residential real estate firms. Knowing about his background, it’s also no surprise to see him in the classroom. He was Director of Education for the Nebraska Auction School, Omaha, where over eight years of his time and energy went towards administration, public relations and recruitment, but especially to teaching. “I feel very strongly about developing standards for our Association, and I am committed to training individuals who will in time become leaders in our profession,” he says.

Randy’s credentials are impressive. Of course you can’t ignore an 18 year history of education, experience, business expertise, and leadership in professional organizations. A wall covered with plaques and certificates tells that story.

The real testimony to Randy Fleming’s ability to do what he does so well is his performance…on the job.

He is capable; that makes him confident. He is friendly, outgoing, genuine; that makes you comfortable. “I think what comes across strongest in my presentation is that I really enjoy working with people. All kinds of people. I think that works for me more than sales techniques or psychology.”

Randy is a gentleman who can bring vitality and enthusiasm to any arena, whether it’s public speaking or public selling. Most importantly, as the personification of auctioneering at its best, he’s a man who knows how to get the job done — to generate top dollar for every item bid. “I feel a real sense of satisfaction when the auction runs smoothly, when everyone goes home happy.”.

Don’t you think it’s about time you found out for yourself? Give him a call…right now, at 402-210-4885. If you want to talk, ask for Randy Fleming, CAI. If you’re ready to listen, ask for “Mr. Auctioneer.”

Randy’s Resume

Randy L. Fleming, CAI
P.O. Box 410
Springfield, NE 68059
402-210-4885

 

Experience
1994 Top Fifteen Finalist at the International Bid Calling Contest at the National Auctioneers Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

1983 to Present: President – Great Plains Realty Auction Co., Omaha, NE

1982 to Present: Car and Truck Auctioneer – Insurance Auto Auctions, Omaha, NE & Kansas City, MO
Auction cars and trucks to dealers
Sold over 150,000 cars and trucks at Auction
Auction 12 to 15 million dollars worth of car and trucks annually

1986 to 1994: Director of Education – Nebraska Auction School, Omaha, NE

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1980 – Doane College, Crete, NE
Certificate in Real Estate Land Use Economics – 1979 – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Superior School of Auctioneering, Decatur, IL – 1976

Certification and Licenses
Nebraska Real Estate Brokers License – 1980 to Present
Certified Auction – Institute Graduate (“CAI”) – 1992

Professional Organizations
Nebraska Chapter of Certified Auctioneers Institute – Past President
Past Conference President of United Methodist Men
Past Conference President of United Methodist Men’s 100 Club – 1989-1995
Past Lincoln District United Methodist Men President
Past Vice President of South Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Men
Past Vice President of United Methodist Foundation
Past Secretary of United Methodist Foundation
Pst Vice President Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska

Community Activities
1989 Master Mason Liberty Lodge 300 – Lincoln, NE
1990 Scottish Rite Mason – Omaha, NE
1992 Tangier Shriner – Omaha, NE
1994 Trinity Eastern Star #299 – Omaha, NE
1990 Columbia Eastern Star Chapter – Lincoln, NE

Church Activities (Locally)
1998 to 2004: Give Sermons every other month at Silvercrest Assisted Living Center
1997 to Present: Lay Delegate to Annual Conference
1995 to Present: Certified Lay Speaker
1998: Co-Coordinator of the St. Luke Senior Life Enhancement Center
1988 to 1990: Nebraska Conference President, United Methodist Men
1997: John Wesley Fellow
1996: Life Member of United Methodist Men
1998: Life Member of United Methodist Scouters

Established the Following Endowments with the Nebraska United Methodist Foundation:
Dean and Jean Fleming Scholarship Fund, Atkinson United Methodist Church
Lew and Lula Humphrey Scholarship Fund, Atkinson United Methodist Church
Randy Fleming United Methodist Men Endowment
Randy Fleming United Methodist Men Endowment for Hiring of Executive Director for
United Methodist Men for Conference Endowment Fund
Methodist Men for Conference Endowment Fund
Dr. Vernon and Alice Goff Endowment Fund
Dean and Jean Fleming Lay Speaking Endowment Fund

Established the Following Endowment Funds with the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation:
Dean and Jean Fleming Religious $10,500 Scholarship Fund
Landis and Ruth Borchers Agricultural $5,000 Scholarship Fund
Harold E. Woolen $2,200 Auction Scholarship Fund
Randy L. Fleming Real Estate and Auction $10,250 Scholarship Fund
Ruth and Al Cummings $2,500 Scholarship Fund
Dale E. & Donna Standley Scholarship Fund

Established the Following Endowment Fund with the Methodist Hospital Foundation:
Randy L. Fleming Nursing Scholarship in Honor of Bev Donham and Maril Hauber

2001 To Present – Nebraska United Methodist Foundation Five Hearts Society Member