About Us

We have over 75 years of experience conducting real estate, farm, estate, business, household and taxation auctions. Serving the Western NY area from the Pennsylvania line to Central NY, we conduct 80-100 auctions every year including our weekly Wednesday night auction located at our Auction Center. Also at our Auction Center, we have a full service real estate office with salespeople ready to work on your behalf.

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In 1935, Clarence Bontrager founded Bontrager’s Auction Company and quickly established the business on a reputation of honesty, professionalism and personal service. His son Alferd joined the business in 1956, first working as auctioneer, and later also becoming a real estate broker. Over the years another son, Wilbur, worked as auctioneer when needed. Alferd continued to oversee and grow the business after his father died in 1987.

By 1995, Robert “Todd” Jantzi (cousin) was hired and worked in all phases of the auction and real estate business, becoming a professional auctioneer and real estate broker. With Alferd’s retirement in 2009, Todd continues the Bontrager business by providing high quality services with the same personal service that was started in 1935. Our goal is to continue to be of service to all our loyal clients.

With the support of an expert staff and years of selling experience, the Bontrager organization prides itself in being recognized as one of the leading full-service auction companies in western NY State.

Services We Provide:

On-Site Auctions – Advertising, set up, preview and the sale are conducted by our staff at your location.

Auctions at our Center – Our staff will transport your items to our facility, and display them for either a specialized auction or our popular weekly Wednesday Night Auction, which begins at 4:30 pm and draws hundreds of buyers.

Appraisal Services – The value of your personal property can be accurately determined by our professionals.

Real Estate Sales – Our licensed real estate brokers and agents can help you explore the best option for selling your property, either at auction or as a conventional listing.

Contact us for a free consultation on how the auction method, along with our professional staff, can turn assets of any kind into cash.