Last May, my brother-in-law from Lafayette, Indiana suddenly passed at the age of 55. Besides the great personal loss, my husband and I were thrust into an executor situation we were not prepared to undertake. My brother-in-law was an antique buff and had storage units, an overstuffed 2 bedroom house and items in several store fronts for sale. The attorney suggested we call Rick Cooke who could assist with our immediate need. From our first encounter, we felt a sense of calm and confidence we had made the best decision. They handled everything from the auction of his personal property, to his car and even handled the auction of his home. I would suggest anyone in the need of an auctioneer to call Rick.

Kay Faulk

Your web site is great; it keeps me up to date with all the upcoming auctions. Your auctioneer team is one of the best I've seen so far. All the items I've acquired, I got at an unbeatable price and in excellent condition. My wife and I enjoy attending your auctions. Thanks, and keep up the good work!


Your web site is as fine as any I visit. I only get to the Midwest on rare occasion, but like to take in an auction when there. Thanks and keep up the good work.


I have never submitted a testimonial about an auction company before, but I am so impressed with these people and the way they run their auctions that i just have to let you know what a pleasure it was doing business with them. Their auctions are always on time, the articles for sale are exactly as described, and the best part of all THEY'RE A LOT OF FUN! Thanks for a wonderful experience from start to finish; I can't wait till your next auction! Keep up the good work!

Kevin Filko

Cooke's is one of the most honest, professional and reputable auctions I have dealt with and I have been extremely pleased! I do long distance business with some of the finest and most prestigious auction houses in the US and have business accounts with many of them. I would urge all to have extreme confidence in all dealings with them!

Tony Mier

As a former worker for Cooke's, I must say he is one of the most professional businessmen I have met! He's a relentless worker and most of all cares about the buyers needs. In today's market you just don't get that kind of passion and caring anymore! Great job Rick for running an honest business!

Anthony Santolino

As a former employee and associate of Cooke's, I can honestly remark that the services provided to the public are top-drawer. Furthermore, Rick is one of the finest auctioneers in the area and has a reputation for putting the customer's best interest at the forefront of his operation and business dealings.

Steven Reinhart