Freije & Freije Auctioneers announces partnership with Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Monday, August 23, 2021

CLAYTON — Freije & Freije Auctioneers of Clayton has announced a strategic partnership with Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. of Brooklyn, Miss.

This partnership will see Jeff Martin Auctioneers providing logistic support and management for the rapidly-growing Indiana auction company. In return, Jeff Martin Auctioneers gains a permanent and established auction location in the heart of the Midwest and an established local team of salesmen and auction staff.

Freije & Freije Auctioneers is a fourth-generation auction firm specializing in the sale of heavy construction and agricultural equipment, automobiles and related assets at auction. Freije’s real estate division conducts residential, commercial and agriculture land sales by both auction and traditional listings as well as appraisals.

Tom Freije is one of the on-staff auctioneers as well as the head real estate appraiser. He runs the appraisal division and conventional real estate with his wife and broker/appraiser Jennifer Freije, both lifelong Hendricks County residents.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers has auction locations in 12 states and serves the eastern half of the United States with industry-leading marketing and customer service. Focusing primarily on heavy equipment, Jeff Martin Auctioneers also sells transportation items, agricultural and industrial equipment and real estate at auction.

“Our auction facility has steady grown since my grandfather first started selling groceries and household items at public auction in the 1950s,” said Richard “TJ” Freije, president of Freije & Freije. “Our son, Tyce, the fourth generation of our company, has joined the family business and it is time to take the next leap in serving our customers and clients. Partnering with Jeff Martin Auctioneers will give us the resources of a national auction firm while maintaining our local, Indiana-based commitment to service.”

The partnership will offer Jeff Martin Auctioneers a fully-staffed auction yard and location in central Indiana with easy access to major highways, Interstate 70, Interstate 74 Interstate 69 and Interstate 65.

“Our company is expanding. We need good people and good locations, and this partnership does both,” said Jeff Martin, CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers. “The location west of Indianapolis is a critical crossroads for expanding our national operation. TJ and his family share our values and commitment to clients. TJ is an excellent auctioneer and an industry leader and will be an important part of our growth and expansion strategy.”

The first auction for the strategic partnership will be on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 at 2268 U.S. 40, Clayton. The auction facility is currently open and accepting consignments of all types of equipment, automobiles, and other assets. For more information on Jeff Martin Auctioneers, visit

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