Walter’s auction history began when David E. Walter sold his first auction in 1936. A few years later his brother Austin R. Walter joined him and thus Walter Brothers Auctioneers began.
Dave & Aus sold many auctions during the time the small farmer was leaving the farms. They also auctioned livestock at the local stockyards throughout Ohio. Austin passed away in 1963.
In 1962, Ben joined his father in the real estate and auction businesses. Tom joined Dave and Ben a few years later, as David Walter & Sons. David passed away in 1971. Ben and Tom continued in the auction business as Walter Bros. and soon became incorporated in the 70’s. Walter Real Estate continued with Ben Walter as Broker. After 50 years in the business they’ve decided to slow down a bit. Tom retired in 2020.
In 2020 Matt became the active Broker. Ben continues to have an active real estate & auction licenses.