Team

Randy Fleming

CAI, CE0

President Car & Truck Auctions Broker

President and CEO of Great Plains Realty-Auction Co.,
Randy has grown
up in the auction profession.  He is a graduate of the Superior
School
of Auctioneering in Decatur, IL and the Certified Auctioneers Institute
of Bloomington, IN.  Randy has a B.A. in Business Administration
from
Doane College, a Real Estate Certificate in Real Estate and Land Use
Economics
from UNO, and a Nebraska Real Estate Brokers License.  In 1991-92
he served as the President of the Nebraska Chapter of the Certified
Auctioneers
Institute.  Randy served as Director of Education of the Nebraska
Auction School for eight years.  He is a Master Mason in Liberty
Lodge
300, a Shriner, and a member of the Eastern Star.  Randy combines
this education, experience and a strong belief in the auction method of
selling to serve you at Great Plains Realty-Auction Co.


Dean Fleming,
CAI

Founder, 1951-1994 NAA Hall of Fame

Dean brings 40 years of professional auction
experience to you.  He
is
a graduate of Iowa State and has served his auctioneers association in
every capacity, including serving as past President of the Nebraska and
National Auctioneers Association, Treasurer of the National Auctioneers
Association for twelve years, and is a member of the National
auctioneers
Association Hall of Fame.  He is also the former owner and an
instructor
of the Nebraska Auction School.  Dean is a Master Mason and
Shriner.
Jean Fleming,
CAI

Cashier,
Past President NAA Auxiliary

President
of Cashiering, Jean brings to the firm 30 years of auction cashiering
experience.
She has served the Auction profession by serving as the Nebraska
Auxiliary
President and also as President of the National Auctioneers Association
Auxiliary.  She served as an instructor at the Nebraska Auction
School
for eight years.  Jean has held many church and civic leadership
roles
and is a member of the order of Eastern Star
Harold Woolen

President, Car and Truck Auctions
Harold brings to the firm 36 years of
auctioneering
and ring masters experience.  He has experience as a Sales Manager
for a Nebraska used car dealer.  In 1992 Harold assisted the
company
in securing a five million dollar auction contract in Omaha, selling
over
400 cars per month.

Landis
Borchers

President Farm & Ranch Auctions

Landis brings to the Great Plains Realty-Auction Co. 38 years
of combined real
estate brokerage, appraising and auction business experience.
Landis
has farmed for 37 years in Lancaster, Chase and Dundy counties in
Nebraska.
Landis currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of
Tabitha,
Inc., as a member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Finance
Committee,
Vice-Chairman of the Tabitha Foundation, and Secretary of Evergreen
Development
Corp.  Landis is a graduate of the Nebraska Auction School, the
U.S.
Army Finance School and the National Business Institute.  He and
his
Late wife, Ruth, have two daughters, one son and are members of the
Zion
Lutheran Church.
Hank
Kessler
Born in Lebanon
County, PA in May of 1934, Hank is the second oldest in a family of ten
children.  The family was raised on a large dairy farm in
southeastern Pennsylvania.




Hank
enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and was stationed in Denver,
Colorado.  He met Marilyn while skating, and they married in
September of 1953.  Hank and Marilyn  returned to the Creston
Tower area and farmed for several years. 
They relocated to
Omaha, NE. after Hank had hip and back problems.  Hank worked for
Campbell Soup, then on to KETV and finished a career of working in the
electronics field at ESU#3.
  Hank and
Marilyn have a daughter, Debbie; a son, Doug; seven grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. 




Hank
started to work in the auction business soon after coming to Omaha
(approximately 35 years).  He is very happy to be associated with
both Great Plains Realty-Auction Company and Standley Auction and
Realty.




Hank has
belonged to the Northwest Hills United Church of Christ 45 years, the
American Legion for 50 years, and is a Nebraska Hitchhikers Charter
Member.  He loves old cars, pocket watches and working auctions.

Jim
Wittstruck

Auctioneer, President Antique Auctions

Jim was born in
Panama, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln High School.  In 1960
he served in the United States Navy for four years.  He studied
Accounting at the Lincoln School of Commerce, and graduated from
Milford Technical School in 1966 with a degree in Computer
Science.  He and his wife, Dee, were married in 1966.

Jim has been a licensed real estate salesman for fifteen years.
He and his wife both have extensive knowledge of antiques.  He
graduated from the Nebraska Auction School in 1992.  Jim has
become one of the premier car, truck and personal property ringmen in
the country.

 

Donald Groesser, CAI

Auctioneer, President Real Estate Auctions

Don Groesser
was born and raised on a farm in Weeping Water and graduated from
Weeping Water High School.  Upon high school graduation, he moved
to Lincoln where he graduated from the Lincoln School of Commerce and
attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Later, he owned an
ERA Real Estate franchise and had 27 agents working for him.  He
and his brother also owned an auction business, Groesser Brothers
Auctioneers.

Don moved to Omaha in 1989, where he met and married his present wife,
Deb.  They moved to Ralston in 1991.  In Ralston, Groesser
was appointed to the Wiebe Board, which operates a foundation named for
John Wiebe, an area developer, who left a large endowment to the
city.  While serving on the Wiebe Board, Groesser met many
community leaders who expressed their support for his campaign for
mayor.  He won election in 1996, re-election in 2000 and ran
unopposed in 2004.

Aside from his role as Mayor, Groesser also serves as a member of the
Nebraska Economic Development Commission.  Gov. Mike Johanns
appointed him to the 10-member commission in 2003.  The
Legislature established the commission in 1986 to advise and help the
state Department of Economic Development find new ways to develop the
state’s economy.

As part of his efforts to improve the everyday lives of nebraskans,
Groesser has been involved in an early childhood education commission
and spoke on the subject at the National League of Cities Annual
Congress of Cities and Exposition in Indianapolis.

Accomplishments include:

  • Completed
    Ralston’s downtown redevelopment
  • Reduced
    the municipal budget to conform to the $.45 lid and continue to produce
    a zero-based budget
  • Have the
    lowest crime rate in the Douglas Country area
  • Completed
    the placement and construction of the Ralston Library
  • Organized
    several economic development projects which ha brought 80 new jobs and
    millions of dollars of new construction into the city
  • Appointed
    to the League of City Executive Board
  • Established
    a Community Economic Development Committee to drive downtown business
    strategies and future growth
  • Promoted
    harmony and leadership between the city and Ralston Chamber of Commerce

Don is a
32nd Degree Master Mason and a member of the Tangier Shrine.  He
is also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ralston.

Teg Karr

Clerk

Harold Shurtleff

Professional Ringman