About Us

Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc. is a full-service, family-owned auction and real estate firm, and a leader in the auction industry for over 60 years!  With a large, modern, climate-controlled facility in Vergennes, IL, and a totally inclusive mobile auction center complete with tents, Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc. is truly full-service.

Our entire auction is completely computerized and state of the art, which means clear and accurate accounting records are kept on all items.  In addition to cutting-edge equipment and approaches, Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc. will go the distance for you and your auction needs.  From the first consultation to the conclusion of your auction, our experienced staff handles every aspect of selling your items.

For real estate, the multi-parcel bidding system helps reach new heights and maximum market value by splitting large pieces of land into smaller tracts, allowing bidders to buy individual or combined tracts.

Grounded in the values of honesty and integrity, Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc. has a proven performance record for selling all types of items, from small collectibles to entire estates and large business liquidations.

Our experience in real estate, collectibles, antiques, estates, farm machinery, restaurant equipment, and business liquidations means Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc. is ready to serve you!



With three generations of auctioneers and a team of auction professionals, our experience is unrivaled in the area. Ray Doerr started Doerr Auction Service in 1951 by selling boxed suppers at the schools.  From there, Ray and his wife, Imogene, quickly progressed into conducting numerous on-site auctions throughout Southern Illinois.

In 1978, Imogene opened her first consignment center in Vergennes, IL.  She conducted weekly auctions from 1978 through 1986 when the operation moved into the current facility.  From 1986 until 1994, two consignment auctions were held weekly at the Auction Center as well as numerous weekend auctions.

Currently, two or three auction rings are operated every Thursday night to sell the items at the consignment center.  Last year alone, we assisted over 900 consignors in transitioning their assets into cash.  We hope that you will be a part of our future by joining us at an upcoming auction.


Our Staff


Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc employs a staff of over 20 individuals trained to handle the merchandise with care and respect.

Jeff Doerr (Lic # 440.000265) is the President and Lead Auctioneer as well as our Real Estate Managing Broker (Lic # 471.005637).   Jeff has over 30 years of experience with heavy machinery, construction equipment, farm equipment, tools, and has a particular interest in Massey Ferguson and Massey Harris, belonging to several clubs and collector associations.

Jessica Doerr-Berger (Lic # 441.000102) is our Coordinating Auctioneer, specializing in antiques, collectibles, art, glass, with a particular interest in Mid-Century, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco.  Jeff and Jessica are the main weekly auctioneers conducting the consignment auctions on Thursday nights at our Auction Center.  Our auctioneers also conduct numerous auctions for charitable organizations throughout the year, helping support our community.

Our Lead Auctioneer, Jeff Doerr, is past president of the Illinois State Auctioneers Association and has been appointed by the governor of the State of Illinois, currently serving his second term on the Auction Advisory Board.  Jeff has earned the CAI designation (Certified Auctioneer Institute) as well as the GPPA designation as a General Personal Property Appraiser.  Jeff is also a Realtor, with years of experience selling residential, commercial and agricultural properties.

The auctions could not run smoothly without our wonderful team of support staff.



Our clean, well-lit, climate-controlled Auction Center is fully equipped to handle your auction needs. Ample parking is available adjacent to the Auction Center. An industrial overhead door allows customers the ability to load large items from our loading area on the north end of the building.

Our Auction Center is nestled in the town of Vergennes, IL along highway 127 between Murphysboro and Pinckneyville. Approximately an hour from the St. Louis Metro East Area and a short drive from many neighboring cities, Doerr Auction Center is located to attract a wide customer base.

Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc.
345 Porter Avenue
Vergennes, IL 62994