About Us

     Hubert Tillmon, owner of Tillmon Auction Service (TAS), has been a licensed and bonded professional Auctioneer for over 23 years. Upon retiring from the military in 1989 after 20 years of service, he opened Tillmon & Daughter Antiques in Tacoma, WA, which he operated for 11 years. Shortly after opening his shop, Mr. Tillmon obtained his Auctioneer license and began selling his restored and refinished antique furniture at public auction.

About the same time, he began his secondary business of assisting storage facilities with their delinquent and abandoned storage units by selling them at open public auction. His method was new, and came at a time when many facilities were selling units by means of the silent auction process or by selling them to a private buyer. Mr. Tillmon’s knowledge of furniture and collectibles enabled him to recognize value in storage units that were being sold for far less than they were worth by means of the silent auction process.

By comparison, his business model is one that efficiently and consistently recovers the maximum amount of money per unit over all other means of selling. Mr. Tillmon began selling delinquent storage units for Urban Self Storage, Inc. over 20 years ago, when they had just one facility to their name. Urban Self Storage, Inc. has grown into a leading management company in the NW with over 60 facilities totaling almost 33,000 units and counting. Tillmon Auction Service has grown right alongside of them including, adding Mr. Tillmon’s daughter, Cycely Piquet, as an Auctioneer for TAS. He has since added to his clientele with several other privately owned storage facilities.

Over the years, Tillmon Auction Service has grown to acquire a consistent and loyal following of buyers that attend their storage auctions rain or shine. The volume of buyers that attend their storage auctions ensures that competitive bidding and fair prices are obtained for each unit sold. Currently Tillmon Auction Service operates from as far north as Lynden, WA, down the 1-5 corridor, to Ocean Shores, with more facilities in the works. Mr. Tillmon’s public auction process ensures quick removal the storage units’ contents, thus enabling each unit to be available for rent in a very timely manner.

We are a full service auction company that operates on core values of respect, honesty, hard work, and of course, fun. It is our hope that your company will consider the expertise of Tillmon Auction Service’s Auctioneers to assist you with the process of dealing with your delinquent and abandoned storage units. We invite you to look further into the benefits of choosing Tillmon Auction Service as the answer to your company’s needs in regards to this matter.