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Steffes Group, Inc. Acquires Behr Auction Service, LLC

Behr Auction Services

Steffes Group, Inc. Acquires Behr Auction Service, LLC
December 2023

Steffes Group, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the auction industry, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of Behr Auction Service, LLC. This merger marks a significant step in expanding Steffes Group's geographical presence in North Central Iowa and reinforces its commitment to community and agricultural values.

Behr Auction Service, LLC, situated in the heart of Rockwell, Iowa, has been a beacon of excellence in the auction industry for over 40 years. As a family-owned business, they have earned a reputation for their expertise in real estate and farm equipment auctions, deeply rooted in agricultural traditions. This acquisition not only represents a strategic expansion for Steffes Group but also a unification of two family-centric organizations with shared values and a customer-first philosophy.

Founded in 1960, Steffes Group brings an impressive 63 years of experience to the table, a legacy that aligns seamlessly with Behr Auction Services' commitment to its customer base. This collaboration is more than just a business transaction; it is a merging of two entities with a common philosophy focused on integrity, dedication, and a deep understanding of the agricultural community.

With this acquisition, we are delighted to share that Dennis Behr will continue to contribute his expertise to Steffes Group as a Sales Representative. He can be reached at 641.430.9489.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Steffes Group," says Dennis. “Our companies share an alignment of values when it comes to honesty, integrity, customer service, and community. Steffes Group builds upon the foundation of excellence in auctioneering that we've established over 40 years at Behr Auction Services. Their mission statement and priorities reflect what my son, Cory, and I aimed to make pillars of our business. I look forward to this next chapter where we can further realize our vision as part of an organization that truly upholds our values."

This acquisition is a testament to the strength of family-owned businesses and their ability to adapt, grow, and thrive in a changing market landscape. Together, Steffes Group, Inc., and Behr Auction Service, LLC look forward to delivering unparalleled service to our clients and continuing to champion the values that have guided our paths for decades.

Dennis Behr

Dennis Behr

Sales Representative