About Us
Here’s the back story to how we began the “Sale Barn!"
I moved back home in March of 2015. In a previous life, I spent my time chasing 6 ft tall raccoons, wrestling bald eagles and (hopefully) instilling a lasting appreciation for nature on thousands of people. Being a Park Ranger was fun, but it was time to make my way back to the heartland - Indiana.
I lost 3 grandparents while pursuing my dreams down south, and I felt the urge to help. I always enjoyed bargain hunting and I’ve always had a knack for being pretty organized - sometimes a little OCD. So I found it easy to start liquidating some of the items my family had hoarded over the years.
My grandparents, like many, were children of the depression and saved everything. I gave the barn a name - “Living Tributes” to honor them. Every piece I saved seemed to have a story - or very well could tell a story. Each piece found new life with a new owner. And of course, the Park Ranger in me was happy to see it be rescued. So the stories continue, and so do the sales.
After 4 years of buying and selling, and more and more people asking for my help to sell their items, I decided to start the online auction website. So beginning in July 2019, we launched our website to help others liquidate. Be sure to like and follow our facebook page & instagram. Here’s a few fun facts below!
❤️We offer storage options for consignment in our pole barns!
❤️We can help you in any situation! Our consultation is always FREE and honest. We accept consignment, partial estates and entire houses full! We work diligently to find solutions to your specific circumstances. We've been in your shoes!
❤️  We market our auctions in several different places and reach worldwide customers.
❤️ Our auctions average views from 30 different states & 6 countries. At a bare minimum, we average 15,000 views per auction!
We pride ourselves in being HONEST and HARD WORKING. We try to note any condition issues we see (no matter how small) and test items we can do so fairly quickly & easily. But we are human - and sometimes we can’t test everything, but we will do our best. You’re WELCOME & ENCOURAGED to inspect items during our preview days. Shoot us a text if you have further questions or need additional photos! 765-238-0595 Items are sold AS-IS with no warranties.
In Jan of 2023, we announced an alliance with Russell “Rusty” Harmeyer (my mentor & former boss!) with Harmeyer Auction & Appraisal in Rushville. Rusty & the Harmeyer team, especially Kathy Frost, has been supportive of my journey from the very beginning, giving me my first experience in the online auction world back in 2016! We still work independently of each other, but always willing to jump in to assist wherever needed. AC32300017 AU10000277
See you soon,