How to Sell

Sell your equipment with the James G. Murphy Co.

The James G. Murphy Co. can meet your auction needs, whether you are selling one item at our auction facility or holding a complete sale at your site. All of our live auctions are conducted on a NO MINIMUM – NO RESERVE basis. This policy generates a strong contingent of satisfied repeat buyers and results in a greater dollar return for our consigners.
We invite the public to contact us about all consignments big or small.


The James G. Murphy Co has conducted thousands of unreserved auctions throughout North America. Our 40-person staff includes twelve individuals with 20+ years of auction experience, experience that allows us to understand our marketplace. Our staff knows our customers, the equipment market, and, most importantly, we know how to present your equipment in its best possible light.


All of our auctions are promoted with a custom advertising plan which targets thousands of potential buyers. Our marketing capabilities include online, email, catalogs, trade publications, regional newspapers, radio, and television.

Pre-auction Advantage

Details can effect an item’s value, we take care to ensure that properties, facilities, equipment and merchandise are presented in the best light possible. To meet our high standards we clean, paint, or coordinate repairs. We also take the time to prepare and organize the auction site, displaying each item for maximum appeal.

Personalized Contract Options

Our contracts and auction proposals are tailored to meet your needs. Most of our customers choose our straight commission contracts, but we also offer guarantee and outright purchase contract options.


Onsite Auctions

The James G. Murphy Co. conducts nearly 100 on-site auctions annually. The on-site sales are handled by our specialized staff that has over 60 years of combined auction experience. We take great care to arrange and display sale items in a manner chosen to give our clients the greatest presentation possible. Other preparations may include painting and repairing of equipment and even cleaning floors or whatever may be needed to present a product in its most marketable condition.

Our Seattle area auction facility

The James G. Murphy Co. conducts six Contractors' Auctions per year at our 10 acre equipment yard in Kenmore, Washington, just north of Seattle. These auctions include heavy construction equipment, heavy trucks, trailers, vehicles, recreational vehicles, and tools. In addition, we also conduct several other types of auctions at our facility each year, including office equipment, police seizures, restaurant equipment and other merchandise.

Oregon Office/Forest Products Division

James G. Murphy also has an office in Keizer, OR, near Salem. This office is the headquarters of our forest products division. The Keizer location also provides on-site auction and appraisal services to our customers throughout North America
Contact Us
Depending on the type of business or equipment you are selling, please contact the appropriate representative from our contact list below:

Outside Auctions & Appraisals
Tim Murphy — President
(425) 486-1246
Construction & Transportation Equipment
Todd Meyers — V.P./Kenmore Manager
Sales, Appraisals & Evaluations
(206) 799-1487
Seattle Area Facility
(425) 486-1246
Wood Products/Oregon Office
Andy Taylor — Oregon Area Manager
Appraisals & Evaluations
(503) 463-4444
Real Estate
Julie Murphy-Rice
(425) 486-1246

"Rodarte Construction would highly recommend JGM to others in the construction industry. JGM will get you the best value for your equipment sales and provide stellar service to its customers. We look forward to working with James G Murphy Co again."
-Rodarte Construction Inc.,