President and CEO/Auctioneer
John Roebuck is one of the pioneers of the auction industry, and is our company's founder. He has been extremely active and successful in the auction business for more than 30 years. John is a native of the Mid-South United States, and introduced the concept of selling real estate at auction to the region. Today, selling real estate at auction is the industry- standard yardstick by which other methods are measured.
John is past President of the National Auctioneers Association, and while serving as president, established the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the organization's principal national charity. He is now a life member of the National Auctioneers Association, and continues to be one of the group's premiere leaders. In addition, John is the only individual to have served two terms as the President of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association.
John is also the former Auctioneer for the Tiger Woods Foundation . In addition to this foundation, John's charitable support is extended to such groups as the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Girl Scouts of America and John has raised over $15 million for charities.
John continues to lead the industry in new directions, establishing trends and paving the way for auctioning's future. He is one of the nation's premiere auctioneers and is a true leader in real estate marketing.
Jody Hopkins, Asset Manager
"Specializing in Lending Institutions, Attorneys & Investment Properties"
Jody brings a wealth of business experience to the Roebuck Auctions team. For fifteen years, he served as an Executive Vice-President and CFO of a very successful international logistics company. He has also served as a court- appointed CEO and CFO of companies in Chapter 11 Re- organization Bankruptcy. As a Consultant, he has assisted distressed companies that needed his services to effectuate quick and lasting turnarounds. Thus, he has witnessed first hand both extremes of a business status and everything in between.
Jody's working understanding of the fundamentals of business along with his appreciation of the ever- changing business world brings a perspective and managerial quality which is invaluable to Roebuck Auctions. He is also extremely proud of the three years he served his country most notably as an Intelligence Officer with the Second Armored Division.
Auctioneer/Realtor Sales Representative
Mike is a graduate of Nashville Auction School. He has been a Real Estate Developer and Investor for more than 17 years and has been in the auction business for 15 years. Mike specializes in many types of Commercial Properties and Land including Recreational, Hunting, Farms, Ranches, River and Lake properties, and Timber. Mike has been involved in assisting sellers and estates owners in selling all of these types of land in 15 states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, and Nebraska.
Mike is an affiliate real estate broker in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama as well as a licensed auctioneer in these states. He is a member of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.
Executive Assistant/Auction Coordinator
Denise Stephenson has a background in commercial real estate in property management and leasing. Former GM with Atlanta-based Kaufman Realty Group, Denise was responsible for taking a 50% occupancy rate to 100% occupancy for one of Memphis' oldest Executive Suite companies at White Station Tower; more commonly known as one of the twin towers of Poplar Avenue, now known as the I-Bank building.
With more than 20 years experience, of which 5 were in banking with First Tennessee, Denise is more recently known for her work building start-up companies. Even more recently, Denise was the Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest digital media companies in the US -- TUN, The University Network. While under her leadership, TUN negotiated a multi-million dollar deal with NBC Universal. TUN was chosen as 1 of only 9 companies of the 700 potential strategic partners selected from the digital media world. A national conference presenter, Denise counts one of her more notable accomplishments at TUN being an invitation to speak at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
A 2008 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award nominee, Denise has also been deeply rooted in local business as a small business mentor for the Business Builders of DeSoto County and as a contributing writer for Business Link (Blink) Magazine. Although accused by her family of writing business plans for fun, when she is not working, Denise enjoys cooking, quiet time with her family, target practice and playing the piano.
Real Estate Broker/Auctioneer
Ken Roebuck graduated from the Missouri Auction School in 1985, and received his real estate affiliate license that same year. Ken has been actively involved in every aspect of the auction business, from selling nuts and bolts to multi-million dollar properties.
Ken received his CAI designation from the University of Indiana and his real estate license in 1990. He is active in all types of charity work, and is a Lifetime Member and Auctioneer for the National Rifle Association as well as a past president of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association.
Ken is the father of three children and a very proud grandfather of five. He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys everything outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman.
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Bob Brooks has been working in the in the real estate industry since 1973 and is licensed in the states of Alabama and Tennessee. He is the owner of Landmark Realty Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Bob has his Masters Degree in Marketing and is the past president of the Huntsville MLS System and past chairman of the Professional Standards Committee of the Huntsville Board of Realtors.
Bob has been married to his wife Pat for 31 years and they have four children and 14 grandchildren. He is also the author of the children's book series, Fearless the Lion.
John Brooks graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in marketing. He discovered the valuable lessons learned in advertising a property and the modern techniques of marketing to apply to all avenues of real estate. Whether it is in traditional advertising or with modern web 2.0 Principals, all techniques are applied to the Auction business.
John is a native of the Huntsville, AL. area working in Real Estate since 2003. John is a 3rd generation realtor, he was taught at an early age to resolve all the issues and problems associated with the real estate industry with a win-win outcome for all parties involved. John has gained valuable experience working various types of sellers from short sales & flips to luxury waterfront properties.
John comes from a passionate family of real estate investors, appraisers, and developers. After seeing Roebuck Auctions national footprint, outstanding reputation, & there superior systems of operation, joining forces with this company was a no-brainer. Once I heard the Auctioneers chanting & the buzz created by the Auction business in the community, I immediately knew this was another tool in helping both buyers & sellers move property quickly.
Ron spent thirty-five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston, Texas, Washington, DC and Huntsville, Alabama before getting into the real estate business. He has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting from Auburn University and grew up in Huntsville during the “Space Race” era in our nation’s history.
His diverse professional background includes Financial Management, Contract Management and Project Management. He completed his real estate training in 2008 and became interested in the auction marketing method after attending a land auction.
“I believe the auction method of marketing real estate is the future and jumped at the chance to align Roebuck Auctions”. The Roebuck Auction philosophy of professionalism, commitment to quality service and integrity were the major reasons for Ron desiring to become affiliated with the organization.
Ron and his wife Linda have been married for thirty-seven wonderful years, have three daughters and two grandchildren. He is active in his local church and loves to spend time riding his motorcycle, playing with grandchildren or playing softball.
Jeff has worked as a contractor, developer, and investor of single and multifamily housing during the past thirty years.
Jeff graduated from Athens State University with a B.A. in Behavioral Science. His wife of 18 years, Dejuana, and their 8 year old daughter, Schuyler, live on a small farm in Harvest AL.
Jeff teaches a homebuying seminar for first time home buyers, investors and second home purchasers on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Email him for more information.
Billy has worked with some of the largest commercial and industrial facilities in the Southeast, such as NASA, Busch Gardens and the U.S. military.
In 2001, Billy and his wife Carol joined Landmark Realty Ctr., a 50 year Real Estate Company based in Huntsville, Alabama, that provide real estate services for residential, commercial, beach and waterfront properties.
Jay has a long history in the auction business. Jay's first job as teenager was as an auction clerk, ringman and helper for a country auction house in Centre, Alabama.
He left the auction business to attend college at Jacksonville State University where he graduated with honors in Marketing with minor in Music. Jay later moved to Huntsville where he worked for 25 years in both purchasing and sales of technology products across the southeastern United States. During this time was recognized for top sales performance nationally
In 2007, Jay returned to the auction business and graduated from JSU auctioneer school as the Top Bid Caller in his class. The next year, he was awarded top “Rookie” bid caller in Alabama at Alabama Auctioneer State Convention.
In 2008, Jay accepted the position of Principal Auctioneer for Roebuck Auctions of Alabama. Jay is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Alabama Auctioneers Association and holds the Certified Estate Specialist certification.