About Us

Commercial Industrial Services auctioneers, appraisers, consultants, 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 also your resources for auctioning and the private sale of School and Municipal Buses, Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Machinery, and Miscellaneous. We now handle the auctioning and brokering services for over 270 School Districts. We have customers throughout North America, South America and Central America, therefore we know how to attract the right buyers to an auction and maximize the return dollars on your assets.

We concluded our internet marketing study which took over 7 years to completed. We watched online auction companies come and go, while carefully analyzing how the online auction segment could meet the needs of our clients. Then we launched our first online auction with Midland Public Schools, and it was a smash hit. We brought prices that were 105% higher than they were expecting to sell on their own. We have concluded that the online auction has it's place, but is not the holy grail. Live auctions are still requested by over half of our clients.

As we added the online auction to our tool box of liquidation techniques for our customers, in addition to live auctions, we are a full service auction company ready to help you achieve your goals. 




I have used the services of Commercial Industrial Services for over 10 years to sell my decommissioned school buses. Bruce Ferguson has provided a valuable service to me and many other school districts...I would highly recommend the use of an auction and more specifically under the direction of Bruce Ferguson and CIS to sell your buses.

-Brendan Paul Wagner of Chippewa

Mr. Ferguson has conducted the surplus vehicle auctions for L'Anse Creuse Public Schools since 1990 .. We appreciate all the services he provides.

Larry Bender of LAnse Creuse

I am writing on behalf of Commercial Industrial Service. I have had the privilege of being affiliated with Commercial Industrial Services for the past fifteen years or so ... and we are always pleased at the price Bruce is able to get out of our inventory .. To say that we are happy with our relationship with Commercial Industrial Services is an understatement.

Gary West of Genesee ISD