About Us

Auction Flex was founded in 2000 with two clearly defined goals:
1) Develop the best auction software ever created for the live auction industry.
2) Provide the best customer support ever offered for any software, period.

We have established ourselves as the runaway market-leader and continually strive to improve both the software and our customer service.  We always welcome feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Meet Our Staff

Brandon Harker Brandon Harker
Brandon graduated from St. Leo's University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He is the owner and lead developer of Auction Flex and also teaches technology classes at numerous auction schools around the country. Hobbies include skydiving, mountain-biking, Jeeping (1984 CJ-7), and writing.
Kris Kennedy Kris Kennedy
Kris attended Florida State University and takes care of sales, marketing, tradeshows, and lead customer support for Auction Flex. As a certified auction technology instructor, he teaches at auction schools across the country as well as conducting user seminars with Auction Flex. Hobbies include restoring vintage Jeeps and motorcycles, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Lara Harker Lara Harker
Lara graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She spent 5 years in public accounting, 5 years in corporate accounting for a large hospital, and now she handles anything and everything related to billing, payables, etc. for Auction Flex. She is a voracious reader and enjoys spending time with her family.
Jimmy Richardson
Jimmy is responsible for the maintenance, planning and expansion of Auction Flex’s information technology infrastructure as well as programming for in-house applications. He has completed training in several Microsoft technologies and likes to stay current with developing trends in the IT industry. Jimmy enjoys running and spending time with his wife and two young sons.
Melissa Peterson Melissa Peterson
Melissa attended the College of Central Florida. She worked several years at a local mortgage company developing software to automate and streamline internal processes. Most recently she worked at an auto auction where she gained auction experience by fulfilling almost every position in the company. At Auction Flex, she is the lead software tester and also drives many feature requests for our customers. When not at work she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. During baseball season she is either at the Tampa Bay Rays game or somewhere watching it.
Dustin Dustin Delisle
Dustin attended the College of Central Florida. He is an Eagle Scout and provides a home for rescue animals. His current hobbies and interests include paintball, disc golf and spending time with friends. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
Shane Loret Shane Loret
Shane Loret was born, raised in Southern California. He studied math and computer science in college and he is the lead web developer for Bidopia.  He is married and has four kids (2 in college and 2 in high school) and enjoys spending as much time as possible with all of them because they are awesome. Shane enjoys any activity that involves water and takes his family and boat to the lake anytime their busy schedule allows.
Jeremy Perrin Jeremy Perrin
Jeremy Perrin graduated from Stevens-Henager College with a Bachelor's degree in computer science. Jeremy is the software architect for Bidopia and applies his wealth of knowledge to improving both the project and the team. He likes keeping up with new technologies and exploring new projects in the open source world. When not dodging tornadoes in Oklahoma, he enjoys hanging out with his wonderful wife, cycling, running and swimming.
Tyler Smith Tyler Smith
Tyler is an Ocala native who currently attends College of Central Florida studying for his bachelor's degree in Information Technology. He brings a unique mix of tech savvy and customer service to Auction Flex. When not at work he loves movies of all sorts, spending time with his wife and their 2 cats, and riding his bike. He is a die-hard Jags fan who also enjoys swimming and playing his Xbox.
Ashtin Stickler Ashtin Stickler
Ashtin was born in Germany and moved to Florida when she was 3 years old. She studied general studies at Pensacola State College. On the weekends, she loves to spend time out on the boat with her family and two dachshunds.
Office dogs Office Dogs
The Boston Terrier is Jules and the St. Bernard is Mona. Jules will endlessly chase anything that is thrown (ball, stuffed animal, frisbee, or anything really). Mona, in turn, likes to chase Jules for about five minutes, and then she gets tired and takes a nap.

Company History

sample imageIn August of 2000, Brandon Harker and Curt Davis founded Auction Flex® in Ocala, Florida. Brandon's programming background, passion for providing intuitive software, and zeal for auctions provided the direction for the new company. Acting as a silent partner, Curt's keen business sense and previous entrepreneurial successes provided a solid foundation. From the beginning, the company had one long term goal: to provide the auction industry's best auction management software and, furthermore, to provide an unequalled level of customer service. Auction Flex® auction software and Bidopia® internet auction platform are the fruits of that labor and though our testimonials page provides ample evidence that we've come a long way since 2000, we recognize that there is always room for improvement. We pledge to our customers to keep Auction Flex and Bidopia on paths of continuous improvement and to never leave them behind the times with antiquated technology.

World-Wide

We have 3,500+ customers in all of the 50 U.S. states, 9 of the 10 Canadian provinces (Prince Edward Island has eluded us), and in many other countries including: Australia, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. We're adding more customers on a daily basis so this list may already be outdated.

Favorite Quote

sample image"On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions, who,  at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and in resting, died."

-Adlai E. Stevenson

 

Community

sample imageAuction Flex® is a proud member of the National Auctioneer's Association and the Florida Auctioneer's Assocation and we exhibit at numerous conferences, both state and national. We advertise in the Auctioneer NAA publication and in numerous state magazines. We also advertise on the internet via Google AdWords and other sites.