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About CIS Auctions

It is the mission of the CIS Team to make you say WOW! From outstanding service and how well we maximize the return for your assets.

Originally conducting business as Commercial Industrial Services, we are known as CIS Auctions. We are auctioneers, appraisers, consultants and have been conducting auctions since 1982. We started by serving Michigan’s small to medium businesses, growing to some of the largest corporations in the world, such as General Motors, Amoco Oil Company, United States Bankruptcy Trustees, Imperial Palace Casino, and many more. We are your resource for auctioneering and apprasial services in North America.

Why Choose CIS Auctions

The CIS Auctions Team

Ben Kendra


Ben is a Graduate of Repperts School of Auctioneering. He is the former head of IT for a School District. By marrying auctions and technology, he is on a mission to help organizations world wide.

Darryl Hofstra

Director of Business Development

Over 30 years experience as a Director of Pupil Transportation. Darryl used CIS to create a collobration between surrounding districts. Past President of MAPT. Also a Member of NAPT.

Noah Simmons

Auction Opeations Manager

Since his first day working at a live auction, Noah has loved working in the Auction business.

Vicky Ordowski

Human Resources

Over 10 years experience in public education. Vicky is in charge of Human Resources.

Kelsey Kendra

Registration Clerk

Kelsey is in charge of registering buyers at the live auctions.

Bruce Ferguson


Bruce has a degree in B.S. He started the company with a mission of giving schools and municipalities a way to liquidate their surplus assets. CIS set the stage in 1982 as the first bus auction company in Michigan.

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