Why Hire Sayre & Jones Auctioneers?

Because we here at Sayre & Jones Auctioneers truly care about each and every organization we work with, and the sincerity of what we do shows. We know how dedicated committees and volunteers are to their organization and how much time, effort and energy goes into planning and producing a successful event. Sayre & Jones Auctioneers takes every fundraising event personally, and are as dedicated to its success as all of those who put so much of themselves into the planning of it and those who attend the benefit in support of it.

Meet the Team

Keith Jones

Sayre and Jones Auctioneers Founder Keith Jones

KEITH A. JONES — Auctioneer [since 1984]

From Valparaiso, Indiana
Current resident — Arlington Heights, IL [since 1994]

  • 2004 President of the Indiana Auctioneer Association
  • 16 Years on the Board of the Indiana Auctioneers Association
  • Illinois Indiana Champion Auctioneer
  • 2011 Inductee Indiana Auctioneers Hall of Fame
  • An instructor for continuing education
  • Member National Auctioneers Association
  • Member Indiana Auctioneers Association
  • Member Illinois Auctioneers Association
  • Participant in over 250 auctions per year

Fred Sayre

Sayre and Jones Auctioneers founder Fred Sayre

FRED SAYRE — Founder of Sayre & Jones Auctioneers [Deceased]

  • 1987 Auctioneers Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Past President Indiana Auctioneer Association
  • Served as State Commissioner for 11 years — Appointed by Governor of the State of Indiana
  • Member National Auctioneers Association
  • Member Indiana Auctioneers Association
  • Member Illinois Auctioneers Association

Learn More About Us


Sayre & Jones Auctioneers is a full-service auction company specializing in fundraising/charity events. We are a progressive and innovative company, educated on the newest techniques but rooted in tradition. With a history of professionalism and respect, we dedicate ourselves to each and every event we are involved with—maintaining the excitement and drive, matched only by the committed organizations we serve. Keith is a Champion Auctioneer in both Illinois and Indiana. He is past president of the Indiana Auctioneers Association, the largest state association for auctioneers in the country, where he served 16 years on the board. In 2011 he was inducted into the Indiana Auctioneers Hall of Fame.Keith was introduced to the wonderful world of auctioneering through his father, Fred Sayre, an accomplished auctioneer and general manager of the largest auto auction in the Midwest, Greater Chicago Auto Auction. Along with Keith’s mother, Lorraine, Fred built Fred Sayre Auction Co., a successful business in northwest Indiana, specializing in real estate, business liquidations and personal property. Through the years, Fred’s accomplishments continued to amaze his son. He was President of the Indiana Auctioneers Association, Commissioner for the state of Indiana and was elected into the Auctioneers Hall of Fame.Keith Jones learned from his father the correct way to run a company, starting at the bottom and working up. He learned integrity, dedication to each and every client and the importance of honesty. Those values are still what drive Sayre & Jones Auctioneers today. When Fred Sayre retired, Keith turned his focus toward fundraising/charity auctions, and has been specializing in the field ever since. It’s the satisfaction achieved through teamwork—Keith dedicating himself to the client’s goals and reaching those goals. Helping his clients toward a successful event is what continues to fuel his passion.Keith has been fortunate to have been elected President of the Indiana Auctioneers Association and to serve on that board for 16 years. He is also a Champion Auctioneer and continues to be very involved with the continuing education of all auctioneers.Over the years, Sayre & Jones Auctioneers has become a highly respected and sought after, fundraising/charity auction company. Based in the Chicagoland area, with capabilities to travel nationwide, we have had the opportunity to serve all types of organizations, regardless of size or dollar amount. It is a history of dedication, professionalism and humanity that remains the essence of our company today.

Watch us in Action Throughout the Years