UNITED COUNTRY AUCTIONEER INDUCTED INTO VIRGINIA AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

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April 10, 2022

Barry Cole Inducted into Hall of Fame

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTIONEER INDUCTED INTO VIRGINIA AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

Barry Cole Inducted into Hall of Fame

 

Congratulations Barry Cole for being inducted into the Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame!

Barry Cole, CAI, AARE, CES is the Broker & Auctioneer of United Country A.B. Cole & Associates in Suffolk, VA.  After graduating from Auction School in 1976, Barry spent the next several years working with other auctioneers and honing his skills. In 1984, he opened Cole Brothers Auction Company. His company merged with one of Southwest Virginia’s largest commercial real estate firms in 1991, with Barry taking the reins of the Commercial Auction Division.

In 1996, Barry founded A.B. Cole & Associates, a complete service auction company. Barry has been successfully auctioning everything from antiques to real estate and farm equipment for over 40 years.

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, Barry is a lifetime member of and heavily involved with the Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) He has held numerous leadership positions, including

1987-88 Virginia State Champion Auctioneer; 1999 VAA Auctioneer of the Year, Past-President Virginia Auctioneers Association, and was appointed twice by Virginia Governors to the Virginia Auctioneers Regulatory Board as a representative for the auctioneers in Virginia, and has mentored and assisted many auctioneers in Virginia and around the country.

Barry was inducted into the Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame at the Virginia Auctioneers Association’s annual Convention in Roanoke, VA on Friday January 15, 2022. 

When Barry found out he had been nominated, he was surprised, humbled, and thankful at being nominated by his peers and colleagues. His only sadness was that he didn’t get to share in the joy and celebration with Kathy, his late wife and also a member of the VAA Hall of Fame. Two generations of Coles have and do work in the family auction and real estate business, but it was Barry and Kathy who ventured out and started 46 years ago what is now A. B. Cole & Assoc.

 

United Country Auction Services congratulates Barry on his impressive and well-deserved honor!


Visit https://www.abcolerealty.com to view all of Barry Cole’s upcoming sales!