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Cornwell, Inc
A Name Synonymous with Auctions in Central Nebraska since 1947


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A Name Synonymous with Auctions in Central Nebraska since 1947

"Where it all Started"

Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers - Auctioneers have established themselves as a leading auction and real estate firm serving Central Nebraska selling all categories of personal property including Farm Equipment, Firearms, Business Liquidation's, Estate, Antiques, and Household auctions. The firm handles all categories of Real Estate at auction or by private treaty.

ADVERTISING: We implement the most aggressive, targeted marketing campaigns possible, the backbone of a successful auction. All auctions are included in our World Wide Web site; reaching potential customers from throughout the entire world. Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers - Auctioneers have also developed through the years much targeted direct mailing lists of potential buyers for all categories of auctions in which they conduct. We work closely with the seller to keep them informed of how their auction is progressing. Ordering, Pre-payment and pre-press preparation of all advertising. No upfront money is needed.

LlVE/ONLINE BIDDING: We offer complete online in conjunction with live auction bidding through allowing bidders from throughout the world bidding on items from our auctions on select sales.

STAFF: Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to making your auction a success! We have conducted numerous auctions and chattel appraisals for all major lending agencies including the Farmers Home Administration and the FDIC.

TRACK RECORD: We pride ourselves on our proven track record of conducting successful auctions. References can be readily provided.

TOLL FREE NUMBER: We offer a toll-fee phone number; 1-800-909-3894 which is proven to increase inquires in your auction and our long distance sellers are welcome to use this number to keep in contact with us during the duration of their auction.
Contact us any time to discuss your Real Estate or Auction need at no obligation.

Tom CornwellTom Cornwell President & Founder of Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers – Auctioneers - Tom grew up in the auction business following his father Les’s footsteps. He graduated from the Western College of Auctioneering at Billings Montana in June of 1979 immediately following graduation from high school.

The Auction business has been a full time profession for Tom ever since. He is recognized worldwide as a leading auctioneer of farm toys. He has been specializing in the sale of farm toys since 1983. He conducts on a yearly basis the National Farm Toy Auction held in conjunction with the National Farm Toy Show held in Dyersville, Iowa each November. Tom has conducted auctions the past 37 years throughout Central Nebraska as well as in several surrounding states.

He acquired his Nebraska Real Estate License in 1981. His Specialty and Primary Focus is Farm and Ranch Real Estate Sales. He offers expertise in offering Farm Real Estate at Public Auction as well as by Private Treaty.
Tom is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association having served as a Director for the Association. He has conducted seminars for both the Nebraska and National Auctioneers associations as well as other organizations giving insight on his experiences in the auction business.

Clint Mickey – Auctioneer – Real Estate Broker - Clint is 2006 graduate of Mason City World Wide College of Auctioneering at Mason City, Iowa and cried his first sale with Tom at that time. He has been employed full-time by Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers - Auctioneers as an auctioneer since June of 2014. He just recently passed his Real Estate Brokerage License Exam and is serving the firm as Principal Broker. He servies the firm handling the sale of Homes, Farms, and Commercial listings, Auctions as well as Farm Management. He comes from a long history of auctioneers in his extended family, and has vast experience with farming and ranching. Clint and his wife, Barbie, enjoy two daughters, Brennyn and Brylee, they reside in Aurora.


Casey Cornwell - Tom is excited and happy to have his son Casey join the firm. He came on board in May of 2015. Casey has vast knowledge of the technical and computer aspect of the business. His main focus will be in charge of the Downtown Aurora Auction facilityserving our toy clientale with online/live as well as online only auctions, receiving the collections, processing and inventorying them for sale and the shipping process post auction. He is an expert clerk at the auctions and will be seen in the auction ring from time to time. He has been fascinated by the toys as he has followed his father to toy auctions from early childhood and started making the yearly trip to Dyersville for the National Farm Toy Auction and Moline Illinois Plow City Auction/Show at an early age. Casey resides on the family acreage at Murphy, Nebraska.

Dick MundtDick Mundt – Land Sales - Auctioneer - Dick is a 1972 Graduate of Reisch Auction College in Mason City, Iowa. He and Verland Widga have been conducting auctions of all types for 40 years and continue handling personal property sales together. Dick and his wife Carla retired from farming in 2006 and moved to Aurora. Dick has had his Real Estate Salespersons license since 2004. His main focus is on land sales by private treaty or at public auction. He is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. Dick and Carla have two sons, Charlie and Ed, both are married. They also enjoy their three grandchildren.

Dan MuirheadDan Muirhead - Auctioneer - Dan is a 1983 graduate of Mason City World Wide College of Auctioneering at Mason City, Iowa. He has been employed by Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers - Auctioneers as an auctioneer since December 1996. Dan is an outstanding bid caller as he was named 1996 Nebraska State Auctioneer Bid Calling Champion. He also has great knowledge of all facets of personal property and their respective values. He is also a past Director of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association and Member of the National Auctioneers Association. Dan and his wife, Traci enjoy two sons, Hayden and Dalton, they reside in Overton, Nebraska.

Carla MundtCarla Mundt – Real Estate Agent; Carla partners with her husband Dick to sell real estate in the housing market. She strives to meet the expectations of sellers and buyers. Carla has been involved in real estate sales since receiving her Nebraska Real Estate License in March 2004. She has been in the auction business with Dick since 1972. She enjoys gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren, Carl, Marlie, and Parker.

Roger ObermeierRoger Obermeier - Auctioneer - Ringman - Roger has been associated with the Cornwell Auction Family dating back to the early 1970’s. His auction career started with Tom’s father Les. He has a strong background in Agriculture and vast knowledge of livestock, farming & ranching. He is a very seasoned bid caller and his vast experience in the auction business makes him a great asset to our firm.


Beth McClureBeth McClure – Cashier, Clerking and Office: Beth has been with our firm since 2008. She is in charge of the Cashier Trailer at the Auctions and also handles the office details, settling of sales and all other facets of the Auction Business Division at Cornwell Inc. She and her husband, Stephen have 5 children and reside at Aurora.


Traci Muirhead

Traci Muirhead – Cashier – Clerking; Traci started assisting with the clerking and cashiering at our sales a few years back and starting in 2012 is seen at nearly all our auctions. Traci and her husband, Dan make a great team and we are happy to have them associated with us.


Other Personnel

Jim Salmon – Ringman - Auction Set Up
Doug McHenry – Ringman – Auction Set Up
Budd Niles – Ringman – Auction Set Up
Dave and Garlan Muirhead - Assistant Auctioneer and Clerking
Heather Peters - Cyber Design - Website Maintenance & Design



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