Garth Semple, Garth had been battling Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last several years and finally succumbed to the deadly disease. In 1958 he graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering, quit his job with The American Tobacco Company, and started his auction company and successful career in the auction business. He was elected to the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 2005 and Terrace Park High School Alumni of the Year in 2008. Garth was also an active member of Power Squadron and often talked about auctioning The Avalon paddle wheeler, which became the Belle of Louisville. His Guidance, Leadership and Counseling will be greatly missed by all.

Brent Semple, CAI the CEO, attended Kent State University and Wilmington College majoring in Psychology. Brent has served as director of the Ohio Auctioneers Association. Brent earned the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designation in 1990. Brent has served as a seminar instructor for the National Auctioneers Association, the Ohio Auctioneers Association and the Auction Marketing Institute. Brent entered the auction industry in 1962 with his father C. Garth Semple, founder of the company.

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