BRIAN OWENS - Auctioneer
Brian was born and raised in South Eastern Indiana near Greensburg in Decatur County. He is the youngest of the three boys. Growing up Brian can remember how much he enjoyed being around the farm and family owned auction business. His family raised hogs and cattle and produced corn, soybeans and occasionally wheat. As Brian grew, so did his passion for the auction business. His father, Kenny, acquired his auction license in 1959 and by the late 1970’s he established Owens Auction Service with the help of his wife Judy. Brian can remember helping his father prep for auctions and his first time working the ring.
Brian graduated high school in 1993 and attended Reppert Auction School that summer and aquired his auction license later that year. For the next three years he worked at a local equipment dealer, farmed, and continued auctioneering. Since the fall of 1996 he has been working automobile auctions and continues to help when needed on the farm. In February of 2004, Brian formed Owens Auction Service, Inc. and continues to own and operate it specializing in farm equipment, personal property and land auctions.
Between Brian and his wife Christin, they have four children, Haylee, Brayton, Haiden, and Raegan. Brian is an active member of his Christian church and in his leisure time he likes to hunt, fish, and play golf. Brian also enjoys donating his time for charitable auctions in his community and surrounding areas.
Brian’s passion and life experience in farming and auctions sets him apart. He is exceptional in cultivating and maintaining great relationships with both seller, and buyer. Brian is excited for the opportunity to work with LandProz and you in the future.
ERIC RICHARDS - Broker / Farm Manager
Eric is a fourth-generation farmer who was raised, and lives in, Johnson County, Indiana. Eric led the family farm for over twenty years with his brother Aaron and dad, Rob. He has extensive large-size farm operations and logistics experience. The farm was primarily non-specialized grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat. Additionally, Eric focused on regular and timely communications with over 150 landowners. These relationships became friendships and created a wonderful and caring farm community.
Eric has an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. He also holds an Indiana real estate salesperson license and Indiana chemical applicator license. Eric’s wife Cathy is a commercial real estate agent. Eric and Cathy have two energetic and athletic daughters they support through travel and school programs. Oldest daughter, Addison, plays volleyball and softball, while younger Piper plays softball and is a gymnast. Both girls participate in 4-H as well.
Eric is excited about agriculture! His farm operation experience fits well with LandProz Farm Management service offerings; and his land/soil knowledge will be a big asset supporting land buyers and sellers. Please give Eric a call for any of your Indiana farmland needs.