It took me 35 years to accumulate this equipment, but only three hours to sell out....there are no second chances in this game. Your first-class service and peerless reputation brought in the quality buyers to give me top dollar for my equipment. If I had it to do over, I would choose Stovesand Auction Company every time!
Arkansas State Auditor
Mrs. Howard Bottoms
Mrs. Howard Bottoms
I can honestly say that I recommend Stovesand Auction Company to anyone who is considering sale.
Robbie Dabbs Farms
I met with Doug and after talking with him, I knew it was a good decision. He decided on the day of sale, February 26, 2015, and sent his crew to the site it would be held. We lined the equipment up as directed and waited for the big day.
As luck would have it we had a seven inch snow. I stood it as long as I could so I called Doug. His first words were "Have you panicked yet?". I answered, "not unless you have". He laughed and said, "Robbie, Things couldn’t be better". He was right!
I would like to thank Doug, his crew and his office staff for being so kind to us through this life changing process. We had our money in less than two hours after the sale.
Thank you Doug for a job well done.
Robbie Dabbs Farms
You get to farm every year, but you only get to sell out once. This becomes an emotional time for the whole family. We really appreciate the way our sale was handled.
Bennie and Linda Duch
Doug explained what I should expect in an upcoming sale. I found that Doug was very friendly, courteous, and professional. We decided on a sale day and he went to work almost immediately on advertising and promoting my sale. He called many times before my sale day to inform me of an item he has sold at a sale that was similar to one I had. He told me to expect phone calls from several states, and that is exactly what happened. Sale day finally came and I was nervous hoping for a decent crowd. When the sale started, we estimated 600 people were there, needless to say I had a excellent sale thanks to Stovesand Auctions
From the first contact to the final implement sold, I was very happy with Stovesand Auctions.
Des Arc, Arkansas
Spirit Lake Companies
Your advertisement and promotion prior to the sale was responsible for drawing an excellent crowd of interested bidders. The sale was well-organized, and your entire team handled things in a highly professional manner.
I feel certain that all of this contributed to a great degree in the very successful outcome of our sale.
Henry Moore, III
Jerry and Judy Milam
One of the hardest decisions a person must make in their life is the decision to change or stop doing what they have done their whole life. As you know that was the decision that we made last year at this time when we decided to retire from farming. You and your company helped to make it an easier job for a number of reasons.
First of all, you came with a good reputation from everyone we talked to. You called a number of times to check on our decision, but you didn't come on so strong or make us feel pressured to let you have the job. Next, after deciding that you were the one for the job, the brochures you made were extremely nice. The advertisements in the various papers were great. Your personnel did an excellent job getting everything ready for the sale. They were so friendly and real helpful the entire time. The sale was carried on very professionally. It was the kind of sale you could take your family to. We were so pleased with the way it turned out and you got us such a good price on things. A year later we have no regrets.
Thanks again for everything you and your staff did to make your retirement sale the way it should have been.
Jerry and Judy Milam
Cherry Valley, Arkansas
Sid and Jeantta Langley
I have to start with Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who seeks Godly counsel.
There is not enough praise and thanks for the Stovesand Team. It takes a team effort to accomplish anything in life. This was a big decision to sell our farm equipment, part of our life left with this sale and this is why I sought Godly counsel. I had heard a lot about Doug Stovesand and his team, and had previous experience buying items at other sales conducted by Stovesand Auctions. They are honest and work hard for the best sale you could have. Doug's counsel was everything we expected. The sale itself was more than we ever dreamed it would be, but I wouldn't expect anything less from my God. When you listen to Godly counsel from Godly men it tends to work in your favor and God found favor on us. Everybody that attended that day had nothing but praises for Doug and his crew that day.
Psalm 105:1 Give thanks and make known among nations (people) what He has done.
This is what it is about, making known how well Doug's team handled the sale, and what they can do for you!
GOD IS GOOD!
Sid & Jeantta Langley
Bayou Meto Planting Company
John E. Tull, III, President
We could not have chosen a better auction company!
I will always be grateful to Doug for taking the time on a busy morning before the start of the sale to sit down and visit with Justin to reassure him of his decision.
Thanks again, and I highly recommend Doug to anyone considering a sale.
J. T. Richardson
Holly Grove, Arkansas
Bill and Myra McNeil
Bill and Myra McNeil
Thanks a lot,
St. Martinville, LA
W. G. “Buddy” Craig
W. G. "Buddy" Craig
Sid Caldwell Farms
On November 12, 2014, I lost my husband Sid to a terrible disease called AL Amyloidosis. My world seemed to stop. I had lost my best friend…. my soul mate. I could not function for the first few weeks after this horrible loss. My family and friends were there for me to make sure I didn’t just lie down and give up.
This is when reality set in as well. I had to deal with all the business of our farm. I was a partner in the farm but when you lose the most important earthly person in your life… you have to turn to the utmost important person in your life… God. I prayed and prayed for strength and guidance. He did not let me down. He had never let me down.
Over the next few weeks I had to figure out how to close the farm and sell all of the equipment, remaining grain, and what little bit of land we owned. This was like having Sid die all over again. I was drowning.... drowning in sadness, nervousness, and an unimaginable feelings of never seeing him again. The doorbell begins to ring and so did the phone. Bankers, lawyers, accountants, friends and family were needing information that was necessary in order to close the farm and get all the wheels in motion.
Before he ever knew he was sick, my husband had asked a dear family friend to please step up and help me if anything ever happened to him. He promised to do the same if anything ever happened to his dear family friend. So enter, my sweet family friends Dean and Monica.
My next step was to contact an auctioneer to handle the sale of all the farm equipment. I had no idea who to contact. I had a couple of gentlemen stop by and visit about it and leave their flyers. It just didn’t seem like they had my best interest at heart. I was so sad about it all. I guess I wanted them to not just sell Sid’s equipment…. But to also see what a wonderful guy he was. I had not felt this with the few gentlemen that had contacted me. I had planned to just pick one and get on with it. This is when another fellow entered the picture. Our landlord gave him my name and number. This gentleman was Doug Stovesand. I had never seen or talked with him. But he called my number and we began to visit over the phone.
He actually knew of my husband from past auctions Sid had attended. Even though he did not know him very well…. He could tell that Sid was a sweet soul and an honest man. Mr. Stovesand talked with me for quite a while and through the course of the conversation assured me that he didn’t want to pressure me and he had my best interest at heart. I felt like God had sent him to me. Mr. Doug Stovesand wanted to help "me"…. Not just sell my equipment. When our phone conversation ended, I was so relieved to know that I had found the one to do Sid’s auction. But I still had not told the other gentlemen who stopped by that I didn’t want them to handle the auction. I had found the person who I knew would be perfect.
I immediately called my family friends, and asked had they heard of this person from Stovesand Auctions. They both immediately breathed a sigh of relief and said, "yes!" They replied, "We wanted you to use Doug Stovesand but didn’t want to push anyone on you that you didn’t know." I replied, " This guy talked to me like a person." "He knew Sid, and wanted to help me in any way he could."
Mr. Doug Stovesand was kind and courteous to me and wanted to help me. He called many times after our conversation and just wanted to check on me. He shared his own family stories… listened to my many stories of Sid and always made me laugh. This was the man who would handle my husband’s equipment sale. He gathered all the information he needed and created flyers and made calls and handled everything! He was thorough, understanding, and knew his stuff.
The day of the auction arrived. Through our many conversations, I knew what to expect and how everything would go. He made me comfortable enough to ask him anything. On this auction day, the snow began to fall. I was horrified! He assured me we would have a crowd and they would be ready to buy…. and they were. The lines of vehicles were astonishing. People came from all over to stand in the snow and bid on my husband’s equipment.
Mr. Doug Stovesand knows how to shake up the crowd when they fall asleep or start bidding too low. He did a phenomenal job. I never regret choosing Doug Stovesand to handle the sale of our farm equipment. I had people call me after they either attended the auction or heard Stovesand Auction Company was handling the auction just to say that they were glad I did not choose the other auction companies. They even stated that they, as farmers themselves, have already told their wives and family members that if anything ever happens to them to make sure Doug Stovesand would be the one to handle their sale if it had to be done.
In closing, I just want to say that Doug Stovesand did a remarkable job…. not only with the sale of our equipment, but with the very difficult task of talking to families that are grieving and in shock about the turn their life has taken. I would recommend to any family, friend, or fellow farmer that Doug Stovesand Auction Company is the only one to consider if they ever have to go through an equipment sale. I feel like the best job was done and I now have another friend in my life as well.
Sid Caldwell Farms, partner