Busby Auction Group



The Cattle Rattle

Since 1950, our family business has assisted countless charity organizations in raising much needed revenue for a variety of worthy endeavors; children's health, hospital foundations, conservation, education, the arts, and numerous other causes across the nation. Now approaching 30 million dollars in revenue raised, we are a proud partner in working towards the common goal of increasing funding for many institutions that help improve people's lives and their communities. We are professionals who take great pride in assisting organizations and charities in making their event reach its maximum potential by engaging the crowd to enjoy themselves while supporting a cause. We know from experience, smiling faces yield better dividends and we guarantee we will always bring our best efforts to every venue we are privileged to conduct.



Keeping it in the family


Pat Busby


Hannah Busby

Tim Busby



Who We Are


Pat Busby

Pat took his first bid at the age of 9 and never looked back. After graduating from  Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1980, Pat has been involved in operating Busby Land & Auction Company, his family auction business. Now lead auctioneer with Busby Auction Group, Pat sells real estate both privately and at auction. In addition to selling at an upwards of 60 charitable events each year, Pat works as a ringmen across the United States. He is a passionate conservationist who truly believes in giving back to his community. 

Hannah Busby

Hannah first started working auctions with her dad at 14 years old. After a few years of learning , and getting to know her community, Hannah decided that attending Western College of Auctioneering was her next step. A graduate as of 2016, Hannah has since left her home town for Bozeman, MT and embarked on a new career adventure in Tampa, FL. She is a 2018 graduate of Professional Ringmen’s Institute, and works along-side of multiple Benefit Auctioneers throughout the United States. She is incredibly excited and proud, to continue to hone her craft as partner, with her Father and Uncle.



Tim Busby

Tim is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University as well as the Reppert
School of Auctioneering. Since 1983, Tim has owned and operated several
successful business' and is Trustee of Busby Farms, Inc. Tim has served on numerous boards and committees for a host of worthy charitable organizations. As an auctioneer, Tim specializes in the
sale of investment grade farmland assets. Working with his brother Pat, the
duo have assisted in raising nearly 30 million dollars for charity.


Trusted Testimonials


 satisfied customers from our latest event

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I had the pleasure of seeing Pat perform as a "ringman" for two organization's fundraising auction events. His unbridled energy and enthusiasm was contagious and really got the crowd fired up. Both evenings were tremendous successes due in large part to Pat's contribution. I would highly recommend him for your next function.


letitia frye

letitia frye, llc

After 10 years in the benefit auction business, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the top ringmen across the country. Pat is one of the most professional, courteous, dedicated and organized individuals I have ever come across. His passion not only for the mission of the charity, but for the actual event and fundraising results that are unparalleled. Pat works tirelessly to ensure that every detail is tended to and that no bidder is left unattended.


Susan Denson-Guy

emerson center for the arts & culture

Pat does his homework prior to fundraising auctions. He asks thoughtful questions about the auction items, and most importantly about our audience. Pat's enthusiasm for building support for the Emerson set the tone for our event. Thanks to Busby Auction Group we held the most successful event in years!  


Alayne Anderson

CASA of Vermilion and Edgar counties

It is with great pleasure that I write on behalf of Tim Busby. He has been an amazing auctioneer for our night at the Races fundraiser for the past four years. His knowledge of how an auction should be run, his energy in presentation, as well as his skill in engaging the crowd, has proved to be invaluable to us. Each year Tim has provided suggestions to our organization that have increased our profits.  He is friendly and comfortable with the crowd, and makes everyone feel comfortable and ready to spend! As far as CASA is concerned, Tim has a job for life!



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