Team Bravo!  -its a FAMILY thing.

Our Auction Story began in 1983 when our parents launched the family auction company in a small Dubuque County Iowa town. We continue to work together as a family and we are proud to be the Midwest's Premier Live Auction Fundraising Company. 
Unprecedented times, we now have a virtual fundraising auction solution!--- The Virtual element is taking fundraising to new levels.  
Which Online Virtual Program would be best for your organization? 
Need help navigating the numerous bidding platforms available? 
What are the Best Practices for Virtual Fundraising? 
We have the Guidance you need to "Go Virtual" 
Please, reach out- call me or text me on my personal cell phone 262-719-5867
- I am happy to help- Jennyg 
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Jenny Markham-Gehl, BAS

Charity Auction Professional

Greater Midwest

**Current News: Jenny was named

2019 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer!

• Founder, of Milwaukee area based Bravo Benefit

  Auctions and Consulting Group

• Professional Fundraising Auctioneer

• Benefit Auction Specialist (NAA designation)

• Fundraising/Auction Event Consultant/Producer

• Contract Auctioneer and Ringman

  • Mecum Auctions (Ringman/Block Clerk)

  • Gone Farmin (Block Clerk)

  • Greater Milwaukee Auto Auction (Ringman/Block Clerk)

  • Markham Auction Services (Auctioneer/Ringman)

  • ADESA- Chicago Auto Auction (Block Clerk)

  • Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Past Director

  • National Auctioneer Association's Fundraising/Benefit Resource Committee

  • 2018 Wisconsin Reserve Champion Ringman


*Fun Fact: Jenny made a special appearance on Milwaukee's Morning Blend in a effort to teach Molly and Tiffany the auctioneer's chant! They did great!


Jenny has worked in the special events industry providing event and fundraising solutions for the past 19 years.  Jenny holds the Professional "BAS" Designation  (Benefit Auction Specialist) certified by the National Auctioneers Association: A prestigious designation held by less then 3% of auction professionals in North America.

Jenny is a proud graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering, University of Northern Iowa, Fundraising /Benefits Bootcamp, Fundraising Ringman Summit and the Professional Ringmen Institute. Jenny, and her husband Matt have two college-aged sons Alex and Jacob.

WI Auctioneer: #2849-52

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Tim Markham,

Charity Auction Professional

Greater Midwest

  • Professional Charity Auctioneer

  • 2014 Iowa Champion Auctioneer

  • Fundraising Consultant

  • Professional Ringman/Bid Assistant

  • Contract Auctioneer and Ringman

  • Steffes Group (Contract Auctioneer)

  • Markham Auction Service (Owner)

Tim has worked in the auction industry for the past 20 years. Tim is a former board member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association. Named 2014 Iowa Champion Auctioneer, Tim is a seasoned auction professional and has comprehensive  auction experience and knowledge in business liquidations, farm equipment and estate sales.  Tim's auctions have been featured on RFD's Machinery Pete show. Tim is passionate about helping organizations reach their fundraising goals. Tim brings an abundance of knowledge, energy and quick wit to the auction team. Tim and his wife Kim reside in Holy Cross Iowa with their two children Jonah and Isabelle.  (Isabelle is on her way to be a 3rd generation auctioneer) Tim is involved with youth sports in his community, you may see Tim on the sidelines as a youth baseball and basketball coach for his son Jonah's teams or at one of Isabele's softball, basketball or gymnastic meets. 

WI Auctioneer: #2979

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Jim Markham,

Charity Auction Professional

Greater Midwest

  • Professional Charity Auctioneer

  • Master Ringman/Bid Assistant

  • Contract Auctioneer and Ringman

  • Markham Auction Services (Founder)

  • Jim is Celebrating 36 Years as a Auction Professional this year.

Jim Markham graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in 1983 and shortly after graduation, he founded Markham Auction Services.  Jim has managed numerous  farm equipment auctions over the years and conducted hundreds of fundraising auctions benefiting churches, schools, and non profit organizations all over Dubuque County. Currently, Jim helps his son Tim with his auctions as Tim has taken over the reigns of Markham Auction Service. You can also find Jim in Milwaukee working as "the ringman that everyone remembers"  for his daughters fundraising auctions.  Born and raised in Holy Cross Iowa, Jim graduated from Leo High School and married his highschool sweetheart Linda Cook.  Ironically The Cook and Markham farms were adjoining - so he truly married the neighbor girl. Today, Jim and Linda still live on the 320 acre farm. Jim and his wife will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2018, 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Jim will welcome 72 newborn calves this spring.