Our Mission

Downs Auction Service is committed to excellence. As a leader in the auction industry in the Northwest, it is our goal to help those in need and we strive to add a personal touch to each and every customer we come in contact with. We continue to see the value in conducting live, onsite auctions incorporating online auction bidding opportunities as well. Downs Auction strives to promote the concept of auctions as the first choice in liquidating assets, by bringing competitive buyers together in a fun and professional environment.

We are the best in the business at making our auctions a production and are confident that means a greater return for the client. Downs Auctions are founded on helping real families in Idaho and Oregon move forward and it is our mission to achieve market value or higher for their assets and properties.

From selling a single item to a million dollar real estate project, we want each of our clients to walk away knowing they made the right choice in hiring Downs Auction.

Bill & Vonda Downs – Founders

Bill and Vonda Downs founded Bill Downs Auction Service in 1979 in Nampa, Idaho. In 1979, Bill attended Western School of Auctioneering in Billings, MT. Since then the family based company has enjoyed helping thousands of families through the auction business. Bill, having a passion for the auction industry, soon found himself the president of the Idaho Auctioneers Association, and later on the board of the National Auctioneers Association. Bill and Vonda have helped raise money for Christian Schools across the Northwest through benefit auctions, and continue to do so even after retiring. In 2001, the family business was sold to Larry and Debi Downs, and continues to serve the greater northwest.

The Downs Auction Family

DUSTIN DOWNSOperations Manager
SUMMER (DOWNS) PETERSMarketing Manager




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Great experience! Larry and his employees worked very hard to help us with the entire process. This was a difficult process auctioning off some of our parents belongings. Downs Auction made this process as painless as possible and I would highly recommend them.

Brett Bauscher

Downs Auction handled our auction and it was the most organized, professional experienced we have ever had. They set up and displayed all items in a logical manner. The auction itself was conducted with precision and accuracy. The clean up of trash was awesome and you couldn’t tell 400+ people had been on property. I highly recommend this company to handle all of your real estate and auction needs.

Sharon Rogers

My mom owned a historical commercial bldg that had held my parents business for nearly 50 years. After my father passed away she decided to sell. I live out of state (GA). The property was listed for 2 years with two realtors with no success. We called Larry at Downs auction. He agreed to assist us and traveled an hour to meet with my mom and view the building. He advised us that our best route was to auction it as he felt it would be the most profitable. We were concerned at the risk of an absolute auction, but we agreed to do it. The auction was a huge success and brought even more than the building had been listed for! This was a emotional time … to sell a building that had been part of our family for so long. Larry was considerate of this and took great care to spend extra time with my mom and showed kindness, respect and professionalism. We are so grateful to have made the call to him!! Use this company.. you will not be sorry!

Ronda Webb

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