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KIKO Company And Young's Auction Service Join Forces

Friday - February 22, 2019

Leading Companies Grow Northeast Ohio Real Estate, Auction MarketKIKO Company, Ohio's leading auctioneers, realtors and asset advisors, have teamed up with Akron-based Young's Auction Service to deliver the most professional real estate and auction services in all of northeast Ohio. Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife Tina, Young's Auction Service is the Akron area's prominent full-service auction company specializing in real estate, antiques/collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions. "At KIKO, we believe our role is to provide advice and options to sellers with a commitment to integrity, collaboration and caring," says Dick Kiko Jr., CEO of KIKO Company. ...

Joey Gliatta is KIKO's Newest Licensed Auctioneer

Tuesday - May 23, 2017
by Aaron Burman
Joey Gliatta is KIKO Company’s 38th licensed auctioneer. “I’m excited to use my skills to help people transition through life”, said Joey. “I’m also looking forward to improving my skills and growing as a business professional”. In the future, Joey plans on specializing in farm equipment, land and estates.   Joey is a graduate of Minerva High School and Reppert School of Auctioneering. He is a resident of Paris Township and an avid outdoorsman. Growing up with two competitive brothers, he understands that hard work and dedication are necessary to be successful.   Contact Joey today to explore your options! ...

Ryan Kiko Receives Auctioneer License

Wednesday - February 01, 2017
by Aaron Burman
Ryan Kiko, a third-generation family member and a licensed realtor, is now also a licensed Auctioneer. He has enjoyed working in the business for the past 10 years and is looking forward to expanding his role in the future. “I look forward to working in the auction and real estate business with my father, siblings, and others at KIKO to help our clients reach their goals,” said Ryan. Now that he has his auctioneer’s license, Ryan will be able to better serve his clients by providing them with all the options KIKO offers. Ryan plans to focus on selling ...

Colton Kiko - First Fourth-Generation Auctioneer

Wednesday - January 25, 2017
by Aaron Burman
Colton Kiko is the first fourth-generation family member to become a licensed auctioneer at KIKO Company. “I’m looking forward to carrying on the family business into the fourth-generation and working with new people every day”, said Colton. In the future, Colton plans on specializing in firearms as well as obtaining his real estate license. He is excited to carry on the family business and have the opportunity to work alongside his aunts, uncles, and cousins at auctions. A resident of Paris Township and a farmer’s son, Colton understands how hard work and dedication pertain to being successful. Contact Colton to explore ...

Bethanie Peters Graduates from Missouri Auction School

Wednesday - January 18, 2017
by Aaron Burman
DOVER, OH - KIKO Realtor Bethanie Peters recently took the first step towards becoming a licensed auctioneer by graduating from the Missouri Auction School. “I’m excited to better help my clients by being more diversified as an agent”, said Peters. Bethanie would also like to help non-profit organizations achieve their goals by utilizing her skills at benefit auctions. “I look forward to giving back to my clients and community using my new auctioneering skills”. A lifelong resident of Carroll and Tuscarawas County. She grew up on a dairy farm in Carroll County and now resides in Uhrichsville on a horse ...

Anna VanDyke elected as Northeast District Director for the OAA

Monday - January 16, 2017
by Sarah McIntosh
CANTON, OH  –  Anna Van Dyke was elected as a Northeast District Director for the Ohio Auctioneers Association at their annual membership meeting on Sunday, January 15th. Serving a 3-tear term, Anna will represent auctioneers in Northeast Ohio and support the association's vision of auctions being the preferred option of buying and selling assets by 2020.    A full-time Realtor and Auctioneer with the KIKO Company, Anna is a third-generation member of the Kiko family and has been with the company since 1986. She received her real estate license in 1998 and her auctioneers license in 2009. She is a member ...

Russell T Kiko Receives the Oaks Foundation Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday - November 09, 2016
by Morning Journal
Russell T. Kiko (left) received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oaks Foundation during the Founders Day event Nov. 4 in Murphy Auditorium on the campus of Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring. He is shown with Dave Mannion, Copeland Oaks CEO. Kiko, of Kiko Auction Services, was recognized for his extended and sustained service to Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center. Because of the time and talents he and the staff of Kiko Auction Services have donated to the Copeland Oaks Benefit Auction, $257,000 has been raised for the Copeland Life Care Fund. View original article at www.morningjournalnews.com ...

Seven decades of business, promoting 'options' over just 'auctions'

Wednesday - August 26, 2015
by Emily Votaw
Seven decades of business, promoting 'options' over just 'auctions' KIKO Auctions celebrating 70-year mark By EMILY VOTAW Staff Writer Published: July 19, 2015 4:00AM Read 8 times CANTON -- For 70 years, KIKO has been offering a myriad of service to the community, everything from auctions, commercial real estate, classic car auctions, online auctions and more. "We do a lot more than auctions, in fact, we like to say that we offer 'options' over just 'auctions,'" explained Richard Kiko, the company's CEO and a third-generation member of the business' Kiko family. Richard isn't the only Kiko in the business, in fact, the group largely believes ...

Kiko Co. marks 70 years in business

Tuesday - June 23, 2015
by Edd Pritchard
Kiko Co. marks 70 years in business In 1945 Russell Kiko began conducting auctions on Fridays at his farm in Canton Township. It's 70 years later and Kiko's grandchildren now operate the business, which also has a large real estate operation. Posted Jun. 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM By Edd Pritchard After spending his high school and college years helping out at auctions, Richard T. Kiko Jr. had no intention of entering the family business. He headed for college. After graduating he landed jobs with Fortune 500 corporations. Stark County was a place he would visit to see family. That changed in 2001 when Richard ...

Rohr family's Jackson Twp. farm to be auctioned

Tuesday - June 23, 2015
by Christina McCune
Rohr family's Jackson Twp. farm to be auctioned The nearly 100-acre farm of Harold and Sarah Rohr, 4555 Amherst Ave. NW, will be auctioned Saturday.Phil Rohr shows off the log/beam handler his father, Harold, used to build the barn in the 1950s at the Rohr family farm, 4555 Amherst Ave NW in Jackson Township   Christina McCune IndeOnline.com staff writer   Posted Jun. 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM JACKSON TWP. BY CHRISTINA McCUNE Independent staff writer This is a story about a farm — and the couple who loved it. One of the black-and-white photos of a young Harold and Sarah Rohr — before they had their ...

Kiko Company: More than Auctions

Tuesday - June 09, 2015
by Shannon Miller, Akron Beacon Journal
KIKO Company: more than auctions (Part 1 in a 4 part series)   By by Shannon Miller, advertising writer   Published: June 8, 2015 - 12:12 PM 1 / 9     KIKO Company started with the auction business in 1945 with a simple vision and a founding belief in integrity. Dick Kiko’s eyes light up in a ...

KIKO auction of 420 Sycamore Street in Ravenna

Wednesday - April 15, 2015
by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer
The day before the auction, I was up until 2 a.m. I couldn’t sleep thinking about letting go of the home that had been in our family since 1935. So I prayed and asked for a blessing over the auction, the house, the new owner and my family.   I arrived in Ravenna around 11 a.m. The weather was perfect: sunny skies and 75 degrees. No rain. Whew.   My heart sank a little when I saw the bright yellow auction sign in front of the house. Wow, we were really doing this. But I smiled when I saw the bright blue Port-a-Potty ...

KIKO Then and Now

Tuesday - April 14, 2015
by Derek Lann
“Then and now”, three simple words when spoken invoke visions of generations past and the foundations laid for future success.  These words exemplify the philosophy and moral fortitude that molded KIKO Auctioneers and Realtors into the industry leader they are today.  From humble beginnings in 1945 to today, the company has experienced unprecedented growth.  For over seven decades KIKO has been a family-owned auction company and real estate brokerage specializing in bringing buyers and sellers together through their “expert” approach, customer-first focus, and diverse portfolio of marketing capabilities. Since the founder Russell T. Kiko conducted auctions on the family ...

On city's auction block: Cars, equipment, even a garbage truck

Wednesday - September 24, 2014
by Lori Monsewicz - CantonRep.com staff writer
Frustrated enough with your trash service that you’re willing to buy your own garbage truck? Here’s your chance. The city is putting a garbage truck and more than 100 other vehicles from its impound lot on the auction block Saturday morning. The city auctions about 400 cars a year from its impound lot, “plus whatever equipment the city has that’s too old or worn-out,” said Jim Gill, auctioneer for Russ Kiko Associates, which conducts the city’s auctions about four times a year. “Each sale has about 110 or 120 cars, including their own property.” About $300,000 a year goes back into the ...

Ice Bucket Challenge goes to Kiko auction

Friday - September 05, 2014
by Shane Hoover CantonRep.com staff writer
Kiko Company will hold an auction Friday in a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the local ALS Association chapter.  The auction will begin around 5:30 p.m. at Kiko’s office at 2722 Fulton Drive NW. The winning bidder and the runner-up — or their designees — will get to dump ice water on company CEO Richard T. Kiko Jr., said Derek Lann, Kiko’s marketing and advertising manager.  The auction is a company function, but Lann said he is telling workers to bring their friends and family “because this is not just a Kiko thing, it’s an ...

Dalton Schools Auction Draws Quite the Crowd

Thursday - September 04, 2014
by AMY L. KNAPP Canton Repository Independent staff writer
Twenty minutes after the auction of surplus items at Dalton Intermediate School began, bidders were still registering. More than 200 bidders gathered at the former school Wednesday to grab surplus items from the intermediate school and Dalton and Kidron elementary schools.   The schools, which closed at the end of the 2013-14 school year, were replaced with a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building.  The district received state funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to construct the new school and to demolish the three closed schools.   Representatives from Kiko Auctioneers auctioned off 334 lots of items, including student and teachers desks, pianos, lockers, ...

2014 ECO-BIA Parade of Homes

Tuesday - August 26, 2014
by Derek Lann
Kathy Pietro, KIKO Dover Broker, will be showcasing two new construction homes, built by her husband Bob Martinelli, in the 2014 ECO-BIA Parade of Homes for two full weekends: The ECO-BIA Parade of Homes & Product Expo September 12th, 13th, 14th & 19th, 20th, and 21st  Friday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. We are excited for Kathy, please join us for a fabulous parade of homes! http://www.eco-bia.com/EventsPage.php?2014-ECO-BIA-Parade-of-Homes-3 ...

KIKO Antiques Curator Featured in Massillon Newspaper

Wednesday - August 13, 2014
by Derek Lann
Recently KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers long time antique curator, William H. Gill Jr., was featured in an article in the Massillon Independent.  It was a very well written piece by staff writer Amy Knapp, depicting a very unusual antique William had never seen in his almost 40 years of curating.  It also went on to explain that new technology, like the internet, combined with the power of the auction method of marketing can reap collectible owners a big payday for their "unknown" treasures.  William Jr. explains in the article that "the Internet can provide a wealth of knowledge ...

KIKO Conquers the Deerasic Classic!

Tuesday - August 05, 2014
by Derek Lann
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was a proud exhibitor at the 2014 Deerasic Classic in lovely Cambridge, Ohio, and with over 15,000 attendants this year’s event shattered all previous attendance records.  The KIKO team included sales agents; Eric Bevington, Doug Milano, Billy Birney, and Cheryl Clum.  "This was a great event, and we are so looking forward to participating next year," said agent Cheryl Clum.   The event has been held for the last 12 years at the Deerasic Park Education Center in Cambridge Ohio and features two days of vendors, giveaways, concerts, and celebrities.  Did we mention the giveaways, ...

KIKO Featured in Plain Dealer Story

Wednesday - June 18, 2014
by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was recently featured in a heartfelt story written by the Plain Dealer's Regina Brett. The piece detailed the many emotions that go into dealing with a lost loved one's personal properties and how to the family this isn't just "stuff" in reality it's emotions wrapped in years of history and memories.  Regina set up her story beautifully by explaining how her and her brothers had recently sat down with a KIKO sales agent to discuss the process of exploring their options in turning assets into cash. Estate sales are one of KIKO's specialities, call ...

KIKO Auctions Featured in Crain's Shale Magazine

Wednesday - June 18, 2014
by Derek Lann
Recently KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was featured in the March edition of Crain's Shale Magazine.  The story, written by Shale Editor Dan Shingler, highlights the company's involvement in the recent mineral rights boom throughout Northeast Ohio.  With their years of experience and integrity the full-service brokerage and real estate company has become one of the leaders in auctioning land and mineral rights.   The partnership with such a well-respected publication as Crain's Shale Magazine exemplifies KIKO as a leader in the auction and real estate industry, and further validates that KIKO is and will be major players in the ...

KIKO Welcomes Dover Office and Tuscarawas County Sales Agents

Wednesday - February 12, 2014
by Derek Lann
KIKO and Experts Realty have become one. Kathy Pietro and her Experts Realty team have merged with KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers to a form and even more impressive team of business professionals.  This merger combines two proven real estate companies, joining all their industry-leading services and integrity.   Kathy has been a staple in the Tuscarawas market for over 28 years. She has been such a well-respected figure in the area that she was included in the “Legendary Locals of Dover” book, highlighting prominent figures in the history of Dover.  She has been a leader not only in the real estate ...

Save the Date: BRADER DAY with KIKO

Tuesday - December 17, 2013
by Derek Lann
Canton, Ohio - The Canton Museum of Art is gearing up for their Ferdinand Brader exhibit, scheduled for display December 4, 2014 through March 15, 2015.  The exhibit will be a retrospective of Brader's work in America and will include examples from Pennsylvania and Ohio.  In preparation for this historic event, KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming open house where the public can bring their own Ferdinand Brader drawing to be photographed and cataloged by the Museum.  A professional art photographer will be in attendance to photograph the drawings, these photos will then be featured ...

KIKO Leads Another Successful Mineral Rights Auction!

Monday - November 11, 2013
by Derek Lann
KIKO Leads Another Successful Mineral Rights Auction!   Canton, Ohio – On November 4th, 2013 over 2000 acres of mineral rights for 14 parcels spanning seven Northeast counties were auctioned off by industry leader KIKO, REALTORS® and Auctioneers at their Canton office.  This was one of the biggest shale play opportunities in the history of the Utica.  Richard Kiko, Jr., chief executive officer, broker and auctioneer, said “there was a lot of interest generated due to the chance that it gave the public to get a piece of the Utica action”.    Interest from Gas and Oil companies from as far as Oklahoma ...

Mineral rights issues change the landscape of real estate deals

Monday - January 14, 2013
by SHERRY KARABIN, Legal News Reporter
Published: December 18, 2012 There was a time when selling real estate almost always entailed things that were seen above the ground or surface rights, and in the case of cities, air rights, but the oil and gas boom is changing all that, making the job of a realtor more complicated. “Mineral rights involve a lot more than just oil and gas,” said Richard Kiko, Jr., chief executive officer, broker and auctioneer at Canton-based KIKO Realtors & Auctioneers, a full-service auction and realty company. “In northeast Ohio companies often buy land and sift through it, looking for other components that can ...