Serving major markets throughout the Southwest, Dealers Auto Auction
of Oklahoma City offers a full range of remarketing services including reconditioning, inspections, transportation, salvage, Highline and Import Sales and Internet
auctions. DAA remarkets vehicles for wholesale consignors including dealers, manufacturers, rental car companies, banks, finance and leasing institutions. Its
primary customer base draws from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana.
With two prior auctions under his belt, Dallas Auto Auction and Denver Auto Auction, DAA/OKC owner and president Gary Smith decided to return to Oklahoma and build
an auction of his own for the long haul. With two new investors on his team, and after months of research and preparation, ground was broken in June 1988 on a 55
acre site at 1028 S. Portland, near Will Rogers World Airport. The original office structure, auction arena and reconditioning center comprised 50,000 square feet
with four auction lanes on 30 fenced acres of concrete.
DAA/OKC's first sale was held on November 3, 1988, however it's Grand Opening Sale was delayed until January 26, 1989. By June, the auction had already outgrown
it's facilities and was expanded to 7 lanes and Ford and GM Factory sales were added in early 1990. Sale numbers continued to grow, with a record high of over 4,500
units being consigned in one day at a Dealer Appreciation Event.
In response to the rising demand for its services, the auction made three seperate land purchases between 1997 and 1999. Adding nearly 70 acres of concreted land
and a 65,000 square foot reconditioning center was just the tip of the iceberg. More lanes have been added increasing the total to 11 lanes, and in 2006 a $600,000
capital improvement will be completed at the offsite facility tripling the availability of paint booth space, and increasing the overall size of the reconditioning
facility to over 130,000 square feet!
Despite big plans for the future, Dealers Auto Auction of OKC has not forgotten that "the little guy" is just as important as the big institutional accounts.
"Without them, the auction would not have grown as it has," Gary says, "Management and staff alike make every effort to treat each customer as if he is the
most important, and we work hard every day to uphold our motto: 'Service is our only business.'