Burow’s Auction Service Inc.
Burow’s Auction Service has been a family owned business operating in Great Falls since 1985. Fred Burow, founder of Burow’s Auction Service, attended World Wide College of auctioneering in Mason City Iowa. A March 1985 graduate Fred moved with his family to Great Falls Montana in June of 1985. Finding a building and starting an auction business was one of his first priorities. Business started that fall with a weekly consignment sale. The morning of the very first auction, held mid November 1985, the temperature was a bone chilling -20 Fahrenheit.
In 1997 we incorporated to become Burow’s Auction Service Inc. Wife/mother, Helen, is the president and major stockholder, making it a minority owned business. She assists with setup, cashiers the sales and maintains the bookkeeping system. Vice President, Fred, and daughter, Tammy Gittins, do the actual bid calling. Son, Fred, who has been working in the computer field since 1990, maintains the computer system and clerks the sales.
We are bonded with the State of Montana, and carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance. All our employees are covered by Workman’s Comp. Insurance. We are members of the National Auctioneers Association and Montana Auctioneers Association. We have conducted hundreds of auctions that include estate, household, antiques and collectibles, art, tools, farm and equipment sales. We have organized auctions for Malmstrom Air Force Base, Small Business Administration, City of Great Falls, Bankruptcy Courts, and have sold vehicles for US Marshals Service.