Founded in 1970 by James G. Murphy, the James G. Murphy Co. is a commercial and industrial auctioneer with the belief that 90% of an auction takes place before the sale. With an average of 100 auctions conducted a year, the James G. Murphy Company has the experience, facilities, and track-record to make your auction a success. From a single item selling at one of our regularly scheduled consignment auctions to liquidating entire manufacturing facilities, we have a proven record of success.

The James G. Murphy Company is headquartered in Kenmore, WA, just north of Seattle. Our 6-acre equipment yard and auction warehouse is ideal for machinery and vehicle auctions. Conducted eight times a year (approximately every 6 weeks), our Kenmore auctions serve contractors, government agencies, phone companies, power companies and distributors.

JGM also has an office in Keizer, OR, near Salem, which is the headquarters of our forest products division. The Keizer location also provides auction and appraisal services to our customers in throughout North America.

Outside auctions make up 80% of our auctions. The outside sales are handled buy our specialized staff that has over 60 years of combined experience. Our staff organizes, cleans and prepares the items at each site specifically to take advantage of each auction.

A major part of ensuring a successful auction is the pre-sale preparation of equipment or merchandise. It benefits both the seller and the buyer for us to have an understanding of the merchandise we are dealing with, and to be sure it has been put in the best possible condition for the sale. We take great care to arrange and display sale items in a manner chosen to give our clients the greatest presentation possible.