Merle Gates has been in the auction business for over 28 years. His office and auction barn is located in Strasburg, Missouri. His wife Clare is a licensed realtor in the state of Missouri and does the cashiering for the auction business. She has lots of experience in selling homes and can assist Merle when it comes to selling real estate and personal property.
Merle is an outstanding auctioneer and over the years has won many awards using his bid calling skills. He has a fabulous voice and he has many friends and people who attend his auctions not only to bid on items but to hear him do the bid calling. He, also, recently was awarded a "Certificate of Recognition " by the city of Strasburg where he resides. This certificate was given to Merle because he has devoted so much of his time towards making the town of Strasburg a better place to live. Hardly a day goes by that he doesn't mow for a neighbor, pull a tree stump, recover a run-away animal, or whatever might be asked of him. He is always willing to help out. He has also cleaned-up the town by tearing down old buildings and rebuilding them. Merle and his wife Clare live directly across the street from their auction office and warehouse. They are always ready to handle any auction business you might be wanting to have. They are equipped with a 16' office trailer, portable bathroom, many tables, trailer, glass cases for your valuables and whatever you might need to have a successful auction. Their motto is "call all the rest and then call the best" MerJoy Auction.