About Us

Earl Hamilton founded Hamilton Auction Company in 1969 and conducted business throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa for over 50 years.

Over the duration of his time Earl managed many successful sales. To meet the demand of the growing farm economy, Earl built a new auction facility in 1993, which is located in Dexter, Minnesota. The 6,000 square foot facility is complete with offices and loading docks and sits on a 12 acre gravel lot. The size and layout of the facility proves to meet the needs of our customers and ensures the success of their sales.

Along with our annual consignment sales, Hamilton Auction Company also coordinates offsite auctions for farm machinery and farm real estate. Fully equipped with proper equipment and staff, we are willing and able to conduct any type of auction to fit the needs of our customers.


Hamilton Auction Company

Our Staff:

Ruth Hamilton, co-founder of Hamilton Auction Company, has been involved with all aspects of the business and inner workings since 1969. Her work ethic, along with experience in marketing, administration, clerking, and cashiering has led to some of the most successful sales in the region. Ruth holds a current Minnesota real estate brokers license and is involved in numerous land sales and equipment appraisals, which is essential to the growth of our business.

Andrew Hamilton, co-owner, is a 2009 World Wide College of Auctioneer graduate. He attended Iowa State University to pursue an agriculture business degree and has been with Hamilton Auction Company since 2000. He holds a Minnesota real estate license, is a member of National Auctioneers Association, and has been involved in all aspects of the land, farm, machinery sales, and equipment appraisals. Being a fourth generation farmer, born and raised in the local farming community, Andrew is able to apply his extensive business knowledge to deliver the best and most current product and land information available to buyers.

Bill Hilton, co-owner, is a University of Minnesota, Waseca graduate and holds a Minnesota real estate brokers license. Bill started with the company in 1988 and has a wide range of knowledge about equipment, farm land, and farm drainage. His skill set has allowed him to keep up with all the growing trends in agriculture and to accommodate all the needs of our customers.


Eastman and Sons Auction Company
The Eastman family operate their own successful auction company and have been associated with Hamilton Auction Company since the start in 1969. Dean and his family are a regular addition to our large equipment sales. The founder, Jim Eastman, is a member of the World Wide College of Auctioneers Hall of Fame and he and his family come highly qualified to meet the satisfaction of our customers.

These individuals, in addition to numerous other auction day staff and business associates, help with all aspects of our business and are highly qualified to ensure your auction experience with us is nothing less than a success.