As president and founder of John Hess Auction Service, John has been serving the Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks communities for many years. Born and raised on a Lancaster County Farm, John appreciates his agricultural roots which helped foster his strong work ethic and organizational skills that are crucial components when promoting a successful auction. John’s friendly and sincere way of dealing with people is easily recognized and widely appreciated.
As partner and vice president of John M. Hess Auction Service, Inc., Phil is an asset to the Hess team. A Lancaster County native with a life-time involvement in the local community, he brings 20+ years of experience with antiques of upper end value and rare collectibles. Phil is recognized in the business and financial community as an expert appraiser of personal property, and has extensive background in real estate auctions.
A resident of Quarryville, Eric provides over 15 years of experience in firearms, antiques, tools and industrial equipment to the team at Hess Auction Group. Eric has built relationships in his community through functioning as a local Cub Scout Pack Master as well as serving his church in New Providence. His years in the profession have given him an invaluable insight into the auction process and his client’s needs.
As a native of Western Kansas, Judah brings a Midwest flavor to Central PA. Judah’s experience with beef cattle, horses and ranch life helped to develop his strong work ethic and attention to detail. Judah is a 2004 graduate of The World Wide College of Auctioneering and his roots have influenced his interest in agricultural related auctions. Judah’s soft spoken demeanor and interest in helping clients transition is appreciated by many.
Residing in southern Lancaster County, Ray has served his community over the past 32 years as a volunteer fireman. Ray looks forward to using his extensive background in sales to further serve his community as an Auctioneer with Hess Auction Service.
A Lancaster County native, Jeff brings over 15 years auctioneer experience selling real estate, antiques, personal property, and equipment throughout south central Pennsylvania. He is committed to the company’s core value of providing the highest level of professional services to meet our customers’ needs.