We would like to give you some history about ourselves, and tell you a little bit about what we do and how we do it.  Roy L. Crume began selling Auctions in the 1940’s.  Prior to that, his family had been in the Auction business for over 30 years. Cartwright Ellis joined Roy in 1977, and they were partners until Roy retired in 1988.  We like to think that we continue to carry on the tradition of a full service Auction company, serving the needs of Howard and the surrounding counties.  We specialize in the sale and marketing of all types of personal property and real estate. The Auction method of selling is a very effective marketing method, and has been used for thousands of years.  A professionally organized Auction truly becomes a superior method of selling if the item to be sold is extremely unique in character. This is why the most unique and most expensive items on the face of this earth are sold at Auction.  I am sure you are aware of the different types of art, jewelry, collector automobiles, antiques, and real estate that are constantly being sold at Auction.  We at Crume/Ellis Auctioneers follow this same philosophy in our Auction marketing strategy.  For information, and a confidential interview, please call Crume/Ellis Auctioneers.  We will be happy to answer your questions.

Cartwright Ellis graduated from Kokomo High School in 1966, and Butler University in 1970, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He was licensed as a Real Estate Broker in the State of Indiana in 1971, and licensed as an Auctioneer in 1976.  He has been involved in the valuation and sales of both real estate and personal property since 1977.  He became a partner with Roy L. Crume in 1977, and continued the partnership until Roy retired in 1988.  Cartwright holds the C.A.I. designation from the Certified Auctioneer’s Institute, and holds the Indiana Certified General Appraisers license.  He is currently a member of the Certified Auctioneer’s Institute, Indiana Auctioneers Association, Central Indiana Regional MLS, Indiana Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.  He is past President and Director of the Indiana Auctioneer’s Association, and is a past State Director of the Indiana Association of Realtors, past Vice President and Director of Kokomo Area Association of Realtors.  He currently works in the appraisal of commercial, agricultural, and residential real estate in Howard and the surrounding counties, and is active in the auction method of marketing of real estate and personal property.  His auction involvement has covered literally thousands of auctions ranging from selling cupcakes (at a Cub Scout auction), to selling farms in excess of $1,000,000.Click here to add text.
Tim Miller graduated from Northwestern High School in 1983, and attended Purdue University and Indiana University Kokomo.  Tim has a strong agricultural background, and graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 2000, and became licensed as an auctioneer in the State of Indiana in 2001.  Tim recently completed Introduction to Real Estate Appraisal Principles, Applied Residential Property Valuation, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice in an effort to become licensed as a real estate appraiser.  Tim is currently a member of the Indiana and National Auctioneers Association.  Tim joins Crume/Ellis Auctioneers in 2001 as an associate, and is actively involved in the sale of real and personal property at auction.

R. Cartwright Ellis
Auction # AU01023259
Tim Miller
Auction # AU10100015

Melissa W. Ellis 

Melissa W. Ellis is a life long resident of Kokomo, Indiana.  Melissa graduated from Kokomo High School and Indiana University. She is an Independent Fee Appraiser, and has the Indiana Certified Residential Appraiser license, and is also licensed as a Real Estate Broker in the State of Indiana.  Melissa specializes in the appraisal of residential homes, including income producing apartments.  She is currently a member of the Central Indiana Regional MLS, and keeps current through continuing education for appraisers.