On August 16, 1946 Marlin P. Maddux graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, IN. In November of that year he hosted his first auction--known then as a "tent auction" on West Main Street here in Greensburg, Indiana. In 1947 Marlin's business grew and he began conducting weekly sales at 521 N. West St. in town. During that time Marlin also incorporated his business into a moving and storage business and the name Maddux became not only synonymous with auctions but also with moving business as well.
The business eventually expanded again and in 1969 Maddux Moving, Storage and Auction moved into its current location that being the old C.J. Loyd building located on south Monfort St.
Much to Marlin's delight his two sons--Duane and Garry Maddux joined the family business and both became licensed auctioneers from the Reppert School of Auctioneering.
Before Marlin's untimely passing, he was honored by the Indiana Auctioneer Association by being inducted in their hall-of-fame in 1987.
Today Maddux Moving, Storage and Auction continues the strong legacy and precedent set by Marlin. His son Duane manages the business and is assisted by his son Ryan in running the day-to-day business.
Maddux Moving, Storage and Auction has always been a family business and we strive to apply those family principles when we conduct business.
Duane Maddux. Duane is the owner and operator of Maddux's and manages its day to day operations. He is a licensed auctioneer. He's been in the moving and auction business all of his life. Drop Duane an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Garry Maddux. Garry is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Indiana and has also been in the auction business all of his life.
Ryan Maddux. Ryan assists in the day-to-day running of the business. Ryan is a 2000 graduate of Franklin College and is also a licensed auctioneer. Ryan can be reached at email@example.com
Valerie (Maddux) Cochran. Valerie graduated from Franklin College in 2002 and is our cashier on our Thursday night sales.
Our experienced Moving and Auction crew consists of Joseph Pope, David Land, and Willy Feldman.
Our auction clerks are Debbie Greer, Dave Smith, Phillip Deiwert, and Vince Cochran.
A special thanks goes out to Jenny Maddux, Joanne Maddux, Carrie Schumacher, Anna Grote and Norma Maddux for running our concession and popcorn stands. Our sales wouldn't be as successful without their contributions.
No history of Maddux's is complete without the mention of Buarl "Curly" McGuire. Buarl passed away in January of 2011 but his stories and expertise in the auction business live on.