Testimonials

Thank you for two successful estate auctions! The first Gun & Coin sale in Sidney was wildly successful. The coins brought well above appraised values and sold very quickly. The guns brought premium prices for quality arms. The second auction with Real Estate and Antiques included the house, antique furniture, a fantastic collection of cars and hand tools. As Rick pointed out, the quality of the offerings on the sale was exceptional. The prices brought certainly reflected that as well! This is the third time I have used your services and have been very pleased with the results each time. I found working with you collaboratively was a mutually beneficial experience. Elk River Printing does a great job with the flyers and your network of buyers brought calls from 5 states and great distances. The choice of locations for these sales was ideal. The open houses and advertising were optimal. Items went to buyers in Washington, Colorado, the Dakotas and Montana. Rick and the other auctioneers are very good at sorting and spotting bids and correcting any misunderstandings. I appreciate Donna’s work in the background clerking and full disclosure settlements. Your company R-K Statewide Auctions is very professional and I recommend your services to anyone with quality items to sell.

-Jim Squires

…It was such a pleasure meeting and working with you and your RK Auction team!  The Joe Johnson Drilling Estate Auction was just an absolute success!  The advice, direction, and help, from our very first meeting through the entire process, made this an outstanding experience and very profitable event.  Your proven advertising and promotion skills produced a huge crowd and more importantly, you brought the buyers!  The food and beverage service was excellent and you also addressed the restroom requirements.  Your entire auction team did a remarkable job of exciting the crowd and keeping their interest and attention.  Processing and transfers of land, equipment, and vehicles, the bookkeeping, accounting, and all other unseen work and details was honest, accurate and absolutely top notch….Read More

Don W. Johnson

Thank you Rick and the RK Statewide Auction Service for the tremendous work you did for us yesterday. The Auctioneers, the crowd was good, the weather was great and the people were awesome. It doesn’t matter what the total $$$ will be because we were blessed with a great crowd and fantastic weather. So glad we decided to go the auction direction. You guys are the best!

Scott and Brenda Fradenburgh

Rick, Donna and crew were fantastic throughout all the planning, hosting and follow-up of the auction of my husband Tom’s John Deere collection on 7/18/15. The day turned out to be a lot of fun, as the auction went smoothly without any problems — Tom was right when he chose Rick as the auctioneer before he died. I highly recommend RK Auction for any of your needs.

-Trudy Fox

When you are pondering the idea of having an auction sale, we would highly recommend RK Auction for your sale.  RK Auction held a land auction for us and  just recently, they conducted our machinery auction for us.  Both of our sales were above and beyond our expectations.  RK Auction does a great job of advertising by using flyers that are sent out by mail and also placed in local businesses.  They also use their website to reach out to many buyers in other communities and states.  As a result of their advertising, they have the ability to draw large crowds and also have the ability to accept phone bids.  Thank you again to Rick & Donna for a job well done!

-Keith & Donna Nelson

We had an auction last week in Sidney, and I would like to say the RK auction crew is a veteran team that is professional in every way. They provided the auctioneering service for our property and moving sale. The entire team worked tirelessly from the time they arrived until the sale was complete. The staff was pleasant and quite helpful in prepping for the event.  We certainly appreciate their efforts.

-S. L. Sarsland

Before my husband died, he told me if anything happened to him, to have Rick do an auction.  What great advice!  We had a two day sale of cars, guns, tools and machinery and both doubled my expectations.  Who knew you could get car guys and farmers to the same sale!  The advertisment was widespread and beautifully done.  Rick and Donna and their team do an outstanding job before, during, and after the sale. I highly recommend them and feel honored to have them as friends.

-Claudia Rath

On June 30th we had an auction sale in conjunction with Norma Rauch in the Wolf Point area.  We were very satisfied with the results. The buggy, wagons, and miscellaneous all sold above our expectations.  The complete sale from advertising, selling, and settling-up was completed in a professional manner. We would strongly recommend R- K AUCTION.

-Kent and Alice Drury – Scobey, MT

We had attended a number of farm auctions directed by RK Statewide Auction Service, so when we decided to sell our farm and machinery at auction, we contacted Rick. They sure take all the work out of the process and make it a pleasure and a rewarding experience. Thanks so much Rick, Donna & your team.

-Claude & Karen Adamson – Glendive, MT

Our sincere thanks for all the effort that went into our very successful Farm Auction on Mar. 15, 2008. Every aspect of the sale from initial contact, photography, inventory listings, concessions, Porta Potties, helped in setting up…and the actual sale went without any hitches. Both auctioneers were very professional in bringing in good prices. Rick’s pleasant mannerisms and reputation were why we chose him initially. His professional execution of the sale certainly stands out in our minds reaffirming we made the right choice. His kind comments as he started the sale were very gracious. The advertising was thorough and effective. Yes, it is an upfront cost, but having active, interested bidders there is what we wanted and got. The telephone calls from five states, in response to the advertising were impressive. There were many calls every day as soon as the advertising came out. The clerking, and follow-up documentation has been outstanding. Several callers commented positively on the website. The fellows working at sorting on the trailers did a good job bunching things to makes sales. Rick was always available on his cell phone, irrespective of where he was. For us, this was a once in a lifetime event and it went extremely well.

-Jim, Creuza, and Sandra Squires

We could have said ‘NO’ During the fall of 2002 we were named the executors of a large ranch estate. We met with Rick about selling the personal effects of the deceased. Afterwards he approached us about selling the ranch itself at an auction rather than through a realtor. This was such a new idea that at first we were skeptical and could have said NO but what a mistake that would have been. We were impressed by Rick’s enthusiasm and energy. We appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail leaving no stone (or prospect) unturned. The auction netted over twice what we anticipated benefiting the heirs and numerous charities.

-Ralph and Shirley Lenhart

…Rick has an abundance of energy, enthusiasm, he is entertaining, loves what he does and has the gift of gab. He is definitely in the right line of work! R-K Auction handled all the details of the sale and made prompt payment of the proceeds, with an explanation of all the expenses. We were very satisfied and would recommend R-K Auction Service.

-The Cliff Kauffman Family

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with everything you did in handling the sale of our property. We were impressed with the preliminary details you requested as well as all the marketing you completed…you can definitely count on our business and referrals to anyone wanting to sell their property.

-Dianna & John Hultman Belgrade, MT

This past year we hired R-K Statewide Auction Company to conduct a farm equipment dispersion auction for us in June of 2005. From the planning stage through the execution of the sale, we received conscientious, courteous attention and guidance. R-K Auction Company handled all of the advertising and promotional details. Promptly after the auction, we received a check for the net proceeds along with a detailed, complete account of every item sold. We can enthusiastically recommend the services of Rick and his associates to anyone contemplating an auction. Their expertise is an invaluable component of a successful auction.

-Rod & Jackie Senner Bloomfield, MT

Thank you Rick, Donna and your lovely daughters for your generosity in donating your services for our recent benefit auction to help rebuild Hell Creek Marina. We had a tight time slot during the M.O.R.E show and you went through the large number of donated items with 2 minutes to spare! So many people gave fantastic items and our efforts were rewarded greatly, but it wouldn’t have happened without you! You were very professional and fun…you have a great team! We really appreciate the sale flyers that you created and distributed all over Montana and Wyoming. It really helped spread the news about our auction. If I ever personally need Auction Services you are the only company I will be calling. You are greatly appreciated!

-Mary Beth Kibler Sand Springs, MT

Rick Kniepkamp and his RK Auction Company recently handled a farm sale and land auction for my brother and me. The land and farm equipment were in Montana and my brother lives in Idaho and I live in Oklahoma. It was extremely helpful to have Rick help us with the arrangements prior to the sale. He did an excellent job of advertising and promoting both the farm sale and the land auction. We found Rick and his crew to be outstanding professionals and they handed both events with efficiency and good humor. It made it fun to work with them. Thanks to Rick’s outstanding work prior to the sales we had big crowds and good bidders at both events. His auctioneer skills helped us attain top prices. I would highly recommend Rick and his company. Please feel free to contact me at 405 843 1998 or email [email protected]

-Kay Goebel, Ph.D.

Words cannot express how pleased we are with the results of our land sale. Rick handled all the planning and made all the arrangements for the sale. He did a terrific job of advertising and promoting our land. Rick was very courteous and helpful. Thank you Rick and RK Auction, we highly recommend you!

-Keith & Donna Nelson Savage, MT

For a sure feeling of confidence and satisfaction that someone is working in your best interest, I highly recommend Rick Kniepkamp of RK Auction to advertise and sell your property.

-Loraine Ban Grist

We were a bit concerned offering our parents estate for sale in an Auction Format. It turned out to be a Fantastic and Fun Experience. Rick, Donna and team put together a top notch presentation that was very organized. They know how to work the crowd and have built a loyal following to the sales they conduct. When it was all said and done RK Statewide Auction Service was the right choice hands down!

-Keith M. Raben Family