Freije and Freije was founded by patriarch A.G. Andy Freiji in 1935. Since that time the name FREIJE has been synonymous with the marketing of general merchandise in west central Indiana. Our first auction conducted in 1957 was held at our present day Location. Andy’s business was founded on the principles of hard work and family values.
Freije and Freije Auctioneers has been a family owned and operated business throughout our history. Established in 1935, we are dedicated to our principles of
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Choose Freije and Freije as your auctioneers
Choosing the right auction company is an important decision. Making this decision today may be more important than ever before. In today’s complex and ever-changing marketplace average performance and marketing methods of the past produce lower dollar volume. While traditional marketing methods are utilized we are marketing innovators utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to reach the most qualified buyers whether next door or around the globe for the sale of your property. We have the knowledge and capability to market real estate, equipment, trucks, automobiles, firearms, agri-business or a fortune 500 company either one piece or a complete inventory including real estate, fixtures and equipment.
*Freije and Freije Auctioneers pledge to provide our clients the best possible service
*Free confidential consultation
*A full-time professional marketing staff
*Full time Real Estate Brokers
* Full time personal property and real estate appraisers
* 9 professional, knowledgeable auctioneers
* Experienced set-up and auxiliary personnel
* Professional clerks, cashiers and sale settlers
* Cost effective operations
* The equipment appropriate for any auction
* A commitment to excellence
Freije and Freije Auctioneers has been in the same location since 1950 at 2268 West US Hwy 40, Clayton, Indiana. We have a large indoor auction arena with acres of parking and additional outdoor auction space. We can host your auction at our facility or on your site.
Meet Freije’s Staff of Professionals
Our CEO and Auctioneer T.A. (Tom) Freije Ed.D.
Tom has been involved in the family business since 1969, taking a full time leadership position in 1984. He is now guiding the company into the 21st century. Tom graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, he received a Masters Degree from Depauw University and his Doctorate in 1982 from Americus University. He is an auctioneer, a certified appraiser and an educator for the auction and real estate appraisal industries. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Indiana Auctioneers Association, the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association and the Society of Professional Auctioneers. Tom has served on the board of directors of both the Indiana Auctioneers Association and the Society of Professional Auctioneers. This CEO is a hands on businessman who has been a full time auctioneer since 1984 selling livestock, automobiles, agri-equipment, real estate, and general merchandise. He has worked over 200 auctions per year for 25 years for many clients including: Lee, Cossell, Kuehn & Love, LLP, Glenn Reagan Racing, McKinley Auction Corporation, R.E. Lee & Associates, Attornies at Law, SWE Equipment, First National Bank, Marcella Braun Real Estate, Eagle Investments Inc. and Citi Bank. For 20 years Tom served as the principal auctioneer for the Cloverdale Livestock Market. He was the principal auctioneer and the auctioneer in charge of sale day activites for the Indianapolis Public Auto Auction for 12 years. Tom is available to consult with you directly and talk about your specific needs.
Our COO and Principal Auctioneer Richard ( TJ ) Freije
After attending Anderson University, Tj graduated from the Indiana Appraisal School and the Midway Auction School in 1999. He became a full time auctioneer in 2000 and the principal auctioneer of Freije and Freije Auctioneers in 2001. Tj presently works over 300 auctions per year for Adesa Auto Auctions, Inc.. Adesa Public Auction Team, Manheim Auto Auctions, Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. South Chicago Auto Auctions where he represents General Motors, Ford Motor Credit, Mazda Credit, Volvo Credit, Wells Fargo Bank, Honda Finance, Hertz Enterprise and Penske Leasing, Progressive Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, Erie Insurance, Geico Insurance and All State Insurance. Tj is also considered one of the leading and most innovative benefit and fund raising auctioneers in Indiana as well as the Chicago land area. He is a member of the Indiana Auctioneers Association where he currently serves on the board of directors, a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Society of Professional Auctioneers and the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association. Tj is the 2005 Indiana Champion Auctioneer. He was a finalist in the International Auctioneers Competition in 2008 and the 7th in the World Automobile Auctioneers contest in 2009. Auctioneering is not only his profession but also his passion. Tj is a consummate professional, willing to work with each client one on one to ensure them a positive auction experience.
Our Real Estate Broker & Licensed Appraiser Jennifer Freije
Jennifer attended Indiana State University and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. Jennifer is a licensed real property appraiser and a licensed real estate broker. Jennifer heads the real estate sales and the appraisal arm of the company with over 20 years experience marketing real estate conventionally and at auction. Also, she oversees bidder registration and sales settlement.