Warner's Auction Services
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Auction dates: Thurs. 6:00 p.m. & Sat. 10:00 am
Phone: 1-800-994-0046 or 905-355-2106

In 1986 Gary Warner purchased his auction hall from the Denny family and has since devoted a great deal of time to improving and modernizing the facilities. By introducing the computer in the nineties, he discovered a software program, that would handle everything he required. Although others in the industry were skeptical, Gary was soon efficiently operating various aspects of the business with the computer and is now offering an online gallery of weekly auction items and notice by email to listing subscribers.

Warner's Auction Hall, Colborne, Ontario

Using the time saved through the efficiency of the computer, Gary graduated as a licensed Certified Personal Property Appraiser, from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America qualifying him to do almost any kind of appraisal, from purchasing a business to home appraisals, estate probates, and insurance claims.

Wanting his auction business to be a long-term, family-run operation, Gary sent his son, Bill, to auction school. Bill is now involved in all aspects of the business.

Gary Warner - owner, auctioneer
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Gary Warner The Auctioneer - Gary E. Warner, CAGA, CPA

Gary Warner was born, raised, and educated in the Colborne community, part of the fifth generation of Warners. In 1963 he began twenty-three years of employment with the local manufacturing company General Wire and Cable, now Belden Canada Inc., and one of the area's leading industries.

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During the sixties, Gary devoted much of his spare time to minor sports, both hockey and baseball, taking on leadership roles. Recognizing the need for community volunteers, he took an active role in fundraising for a community swimming pool in Cobourg. When a call went out to restore Cobourg's stately Victoria Hall, Gary became part of the fundraising team, seeing the project through to completion.

Starting the area's premiere disc jockey business in the seventies, Gary Warner built it up, employing students attending university and college, allowing them to earn money o assist them in their education.

Interested in giving to his community, Gary joined the Cobourg Kinsmen Club, putting in countless hours as chair and as member of various committees to raise funds for worthwhile local causes and for the club's national project, the Cystic Fibrosis Society. Not only did he serve in every executive capacity, he went on to hold office as district deputy governor, vice governor, and governor, which automatically made him a member of the national board of directors. During these years in office, Gary received awards for outstanding leadership and was made a life member of the club.

In the eighties, Gary saw a need for middle management in the industrial community to have an association and he headed a steering committee to form Industrial Management Clubs of Canada. Once the club had received its charter, he went on to be president, two years later winning the award for the most outstanding industrial management club in Canada.

The service award of which Gary is perhaps fondest was second place in North America presented to the Belden employees who contributed most to their community. The following year, Gary would have placed first but he had left the company to pursue his auction career before the awards were actually made.

In 1984 he decided on a change of career and enrolled at the Southwestern School of Western Ontario to study auctioneering, later on becoming qualified as a Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.

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12927 Hwy # 2, Colborne, Ontario CANADA K0K 1S0
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