Everrett Schneider inducted into the CAA Hall of Fame
CAA First Vice President
A large crowd of auctioneers and guests attended the Colorado Auctioneers Association Annual Convention, Jan. 8-10, 2010 in Denver, Colo. At the convention, the organization bestowed its highest honor to one of its most well-known auctioneers. The Hall of Fame, which has inducted 25 honored members since its inception, asked Everrett Schneider of Fort Collins, Colo., to join their ranks. This honor was bestowed upon Everrett at the annual Hall of Fame and Awards banquet.
The Colorado Auctioneers Association created the Hall of Fame in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated honesty, high ethical standards, a willingness to share with others, a high standing in his or her community and have made significant contributions to the auction profession and the association alike.
Everrett brings a long list of accomplishments to the profession of auctioneering, and is one of the highest regarded business and estate auctioneers in Colorado. Everrett and his wife, Donna, began their auction business in 1988 working with Ernie (who is also a Colorado Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Member) and Beverly Wimmer at WW Auctions and Real Estate, Inc. A short time later, the Wimmers retired, and Everrett and Donna purchased WW Auctions and Real Estate, Inc.
Everrett has earned a reputation as a leader in business liquidation auctions, antique and estate auctions, real estate and benefit auctions. But his heart is with the agricultural based auctions and feels “there is something very special about selling farm equipment.” This may go back to the fact he was raised on a farm in western Nebraska, and he has concentrated his business efforts towards agricultural clientele and he has a great appreciation for the agricultural community. Everrett is actively involved in the Colorado Auctioneer’s Association where he served as president in 1997, and was the State Bid Calling Champion in 2004.
No award more clearly defines the hard work associated with the life of an auctioneer than the coveted title as a Hall of Fame member. “It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers, and a great time to visit memory lane,” said Schneider. At the banquet, Everrett showed his gratitude to his solid group of business associates and family members, including his wife Donna, their daughter Natalie, and his parents, Carl and Kathryn Schneider, of Bridgeport, Neb. Also, Brad Cole, Ed Kuntz, Don Cook, Justin Story, and Crystal Dirkes were recognized with his thanks.
Everrett Schneider embodies the spirit of the Colorado Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame award. His demeanor, character, integrity and professionalism are unparalleled and he is a true asset to both the community, and the organization.
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From June through September, John Etchart spends most of the day driving a tractor through hayfields below the mountains near Meeker in northwestern Colorado.