Ray Dempsey - CEO
1-800-DEMPSEY 706-291-0746 CELL: 706-766-6646
Ray started his auction career as a young boy selling cokes and hot dogs in the concession stand every Saturday at his father's car sale. As a teenager he traveled with his father every summer putting up the tent, erecting auction signs, giving out brochures and working on the sales. Ray obtained his GA Real Estate Salesman License in 1964 and his Brokers License in 1966 after taking courses at the Georgia Institute of Real Estate in Atlanta. He has been active in the Georgia Auctioneers Association and has served on the Board of Directors. Ray is also a member of the National Auctioneer's Association. Ray graduated from Darlington School in Rome, attended Auburn University and graduated from Shorter College with a business degree.
2012 Inductee to the Georgia Auctioneer's Hall of Fame
OUR FAMILY BUSINESS HISTORY
Dempsey Auction Co. was founded by Sproull Dempsey and Ray Dempsey in 1965. We are a third generation auction company based in Rome, GA.
In the 1940's, Sproull Dempsey had to sell the family dairy farm. He didn't like how the bidding was going at the auction, so he got in the crowd and started working. The auctioneer offered him a job after the sale and the Dempsey's have been auctioneers ever since. In 1965, Sproull Dempsey, Sr, Sproull (Bo) Dempsey, Jr. and Ray Dempsey formed Dempsey Auction Co. In the 70's Lynn Dempsey came on board followed by their sister Becky (Dempsey) Woodard.
We've been through ups and downs in the markets and have sold everything from a tractor to a 14 story building in Atlanta. We are licensed in GA, TN, AL, NC & SC. We have posted our sales results for the past 10 years under the results tab above. If you have questions about any of our past sales, give us a call and ask for Mr. Dempsey (you'll get one of us).