About Us

The Kramer auction heritage dates back to February 10, 1910 when Lloyd G. Reitz of Brookville, Ohio began his career. In 1948, Horace J. Kramer joined Lloyd G. Reitz in a partnership which continued until Reitz’s retirement in 1968, Reitz’s 58th Year in business. In 1973, H. John Kramer, joined his father in business, and in 1978 they formed Kramer & Kramer, Inc. an Ohio corporation.

Today, Kramer & Kramer conducts upwards of 75 auctions per year. Kramer & Kramer employs 2 full time auctioneers, 3 part time auctioneers, a secretary, a full time auction set up manager, bookkeeper and at least 15 part time clerks and auction set up personnel.


p-horacekramerHorace J. Kramer, Auctioneer Emeritus

Horace J. Kramer was inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 1997, and celebrates his 70th anniversary year during 2018. He was born in Preble County, grew up on a farm, attended Miami University and served during WWII in the Air Force. “JR” has been active in over 10,000 auctions since his first auction on Sept. 20, 1948. A licensed Auctioneer in Ohio and retired Real Estate Broker, “JR” loves to play golf, write stories and attend auctions to visit with attendees. He resides in Eaton, Ohio and has a daughter, Belinda, who resides in Atlanta, Georgia area.


p-johnkramerH. John Kramer

H. John Kramer became the 19th, and at the time, the youngest person to be inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 1999, also making John and his father the second father – son team to be so honored.

Born and raised in Eaton, John graduated from The Ohio State University in 1975, was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era of 1970 and 1971. He cried his first auction on Oct. 6, 1973, is a licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker in Ohio and Indiana and has many professional designations. John has a Federal Firearms License in order to conduct their annual January firearm consignment auction. A past President of the OAA, a 9 year member of the Ohio Auctioneers Commission and served on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneer’s Association. He resides with his wife Debbie in Eaton, Ohio and has 3 daughters in Cincinnati, Dallas and San Francisco


The Kramer & Kramer Auction Team specializes in:

  • Selling Real Estate at Auctions particularly using the Land and Farm Multiple-parcel Method
  • 8 to 12 All Hummel Figurine Auctions yearly
  • Annual Gun and Firearm Auction the last Saturday of January
  • Residential Real Estate Auctions
  • Nearly one-hundred (100) Antique, Collectible, Farm Equipment and General Household Good Auctions