Why Sell with Bright Star Auctions?

Choosing the best auction platform for your valuable equipment isn't just about the auction—it's about the experience, the trust, and the assurance of a fair deal. Bright Star Auctions stands out as the paragon of all these virtues, ensuring sellers enjoy a comprehensive, rewarding experience.

Here’s Our Promise


Award-winning Marketing

Each piece of equipment has a story, and our top tier digital marketing tools, combined with our exclusive Bid Book, ensure your equipment's story is told compellingly.

Absolute Integrity

Our commitment is steadfast. If you believe we haven't utilized our full capacity to achieve market value for your equipment, then you owe us no commission.

An Easy Process

From start to finish, we guide you every step of the way, making the auction journey smooth and seamless.

The Bright Star Process Unfolded

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Pre-Auction Care

Presentation can significantly influence perception. Our team, with their attention to detail, ensures each equipment piece—from the most significant to the smallest accessory—looks its best, thereby ensuring premium bids.

Detailed Cataloging

The better informed a buyer is, the more confidently they bid. Our meticulous cataloging provides them with the knowledge they need, from equipment histories to detailed visuals and videos.
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Unrivaled Marketing

In the age of digitization, reaching the right audience is an art. Our marketing strategies combine traditional charm with digital efficiency. Brochures and trade publication ads synergize with targeted digital campaigns across social media platforms. This multi-pronged approach ensures maximum visibility.

Multiple Bidding Platforms

For the convenience of our customers, we make bidding as easy as possible. In addition to our proprietary bidding platform, we collaborate with international sites like Proxibid, Bidspotter, and Equipmentfacts, ensuring your auction resonates on a global scale.
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Every buyer is unique, and we ensure none are left behind. Our phone-bidding system, especially popular with our Amish clientele, adds a personalized touch to the auction process.

Auction Day Excellence

The climax! Our team, driven by passion and expertise, creates a vibrant auction atmosphere. Their dedication ensures every bid is optimized for your benefit.
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Post-Auction Services

The auction may end, but our commitment doesn't. From facilitating the logistics of loadouts to settling accounts, we handle the post-auction nuances efficiently.


Our relationship with sellers is built on trust. Post-auction, we provide a detailed breakdown of the auction, ensuring you know every detail.

Bright Star Legacy

Bright Star Auctions, in the heart of Middlebury, Indiana, has transformed from a local entity to a force of more than 40 team members. Our expertise lies in heavy equipment, sawmill, and forestry auctions, spanning multiple states, and reaching a global clientele. Our guiding light? To show Christ to the world by providing the most accessible heavy equipment auctions. Every project, big or small, is a testament to our unwavering dedication and commitment.

In essence, partnering with Bright Star Auctions is an investment in experience, expertise, and excellence. Welcome to the pinnacle of auction services and auctioneering.

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What Our Clients Say

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Great service from you guys, I was pleased with the experience.
Richard B.
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Software/internet was ‘pretty’ easy to navigate. When I called a few of the posted phone numbers, everyone was very helpful.
Northern Wood Products
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I highly recommend Bright Star. They are all very professional and easy to work with. They were very organized when they came to catalog all my equipment. I really appreciate that they stayed during the load out and the contact they kept with me until all buyers picked up their items. They are a great group to work with!
Larry Mahaffey
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Jonathon, My reaction would be "FLABBERGASTED". Really outstanding results from selling my forklift in your virtual auction. I am very pleased. Thanks to you, your team and Steve Bauder for directing me to your auctions. Great job.
Triad Hardwoods
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If we had to do it over again we wouldn’t change a thing. Very easy process. Pleasant, professional folks to deal with. Zach went above and beyond what I thought he should do with our issues after the sale. Much appreciated!
Timothy Mohs - CFO, Missouri Walnut Group
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I want to take a moment to personally thank you and your wonderful staff for an extremely successful auction of our sawmill assets. From the moment I was asked to manage this sale I feared the amount of work that was involved for me and my team but in fact, we did very little as your team did all the work for us. The advertising of the auction brought a strong group of bidders. Your team’s expertise in lumber assets helped push the bidding to higher levels than we had forecast. And when it was complete your team’s professionalism in getting the process of shipping the sold equipment made our lives here at Missouri Walnut so simple. And as icing on the cake we exceeded our price expectations as well. Please extend my thanks to your team and we will highly recommend Bright Star to anyone looking to sell industrial assets in the future.
Raber’s Redi Cut
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As for the Bright Star Auctions team & the crew that did the lotting & pictures to make the bid book, everybody did a great job. I was very well pleased and would recommend the Bright Star team to anybody. Auction results were above our expectations. Thanks for a job well done.
Bruce L
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Great guys who run a clean shop.
Jimmy Lee (Jianming Li) - Owner, Oak Valley Hardwoods
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Your team is different, you guys have kept the good character traits, and it's been a pleasure and good experience working with you guys. I've been in the industry for a while and I do think you guys are the future of American lumber industry. I don't normally brag on anybody, but this time is different.
Working Class Iron Workers, Owner Dean Bugg
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I would highly recommend Bright Star Auctions. Top notch crew and everything went very well.
Rocky P.
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I was at the auction today. Without doubt it was one of the most enjoyable auctions that I have ever attended. Food and drinks supplied by the auction company is unheard of. I look forward to attending many more of your auctions in the future.
Lester Taylor Lumber
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What an awesome team! I would absolutely recommend the Bright Star team. Thanks to their knowledgeable team our auction exceeded our expectations. They honestly do all the work for you.
Elizabeth Bullard
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Loren Beachy and his team are very professional and run a top notch company. They use all the right technology and different avenues of communication to get the news out to the public about the sales/auctions that are available. The private sellers trust Bright Start Auctions with their belongings and land, and that is a big deal.
Owens Lumber Company
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Everything went extremely well. We would highly recommend using Bright Star Auctions to anyone who is in need of an auction companies' services. From the diligent work provided by Zach and Allison, to the day of the event, everything was as seamless as possible. The after-auction efforts by the riggers in place has been extraordinary and we would highly recommend Wesley and his team to anyone in need of the services he offers. All in all, we give this experience an A++. We wish all of Bright Star and the companies with which you affiliate nothing but success going forward.
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A Licensed Auction Company in Multiple States
Auctioneer Licenses
Auctioneer Co. Lic. - Bright Star Realty & Auctions, LLC - AC32100007
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren Beachy - AU10500161
Principal Auctioneer Lic. - Loren D. Beachy - 259651
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren D. Beachy - 2990-52
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren Dale Beachy - #441002283
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren D. Beachy - 7154
Auctioneer Lic. - Zach Kittrell - 1959
West Virginia
Licensed auction house
Auctioneer Co. Lic. - Bright Star Realty and Auctions, LLC - 2018000007
Auctioneer Lic. - Eugene Hochstetler - 2018000033
Auctioneer Co. Lic. - Bright Star Realty & Auctions, LLC - 2908001059
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren Dale Beachy - 2907004635
North Carolina
Auction Firm Lic. - Bright Star Realty & Auctions, LLC - 10455
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren D. Beachy - 10381
South Carolina
Reciprocal Principal Lic. - Loren Beachy - 4795
Auctioneer Lic. - Loren D. Beachy - AU0056900
Bright Star Realty & Auctions LLC Firm Lic# 1654F

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