Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CAS, CES
Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.
Address: 2746 Wynnerock Ct.
Hilliard, OH 43026
Primary Phone:
(614) 306-1435
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Website: http://
Join Date: 02/22/2005
Specialties: Antiques & Collectibles
Art & Galleries
Auto & Motorcycles
Benefit & Charity
Business Liquidations & Office Equipment
Estate & Personal Property
Farm & Ranch & Livestock
Govt. Surplus Property & Seizures
Real Estate, Commercial/Industrial
Real Estate, Land
Real Estate, Residential
Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS is the Chief Operating Officer of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc, North America's fastest-growing equipment auction company, with auction sites in 12 states and growing. He currently serves as a Director of the National Auctioneers Association and is the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion. He also regularly assists charities, nonprofits, and other organizations to raise money through live auction events and special appeals. Over his career, Gehres has worked as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions, RES Auction Services, Brandly & Associates, Brinkman Auctions, Freije & Freije Auctioneers, Akron Auto Auction, Southern Auto Auction, National Powersports Auctions, ADESA, and Manheim/Cox Automotive.

Gehres is the Past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and founder of the Ohio Auctioneers Foundation. He is an instructor for the Contract Auction Specialist designation and currently teaches new auctioneers at The Ohio Auction School. He has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Reppert School of Auctioneering, and has spoken at over a dozen state auctioneer associations and presented at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show. Gehres has appeared on both radio and TV, promoting auctions and the auction method of marketing.

Gehres is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity in Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Agriculture with studies in Agricultural Engineering and Economics.
Gehres is also a graduate of The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate).

Gehres was born in rural Northwest Ohio in Van Wert County and grew up on the family farm, which has been in continuous operation since 1875 and which Gehres still manages. He is a member and volunteer leader at Cypress Wesleyan Church and is married to Paige Gehres, and lives in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. They have twin boys and a daughter.

Awards & Honors:
2015 International Auctioneer Champion
2015 Ohio Auctioneer Champion
2014 Midwest Auctioneer's Champion
2012 Michigan Ringman Champion
2011 Indiana Champion Auctioneer
2010 Michigan Auctioneer Champion
2006 Ohio Junior Bid Calling Champion
Numerous auction marketing awards at the National, Ohio and Michigan

Professional Service:
2019-22 Director of the NAA
2017-19 President of WAAPA
2016-19 President of the OAF
2016-17 President of the OAA
2015-16 Vice-Chair of NAA's Educational Institute
2013-15 Trustee of NAA's Educational Institute
2014-17 Secretary WAAPA
2011-13 Treasurer of the OAA
2010-12 Board of Directors of the MAA

Industry Education:
Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)
Certified Estate Specialist (CES)
Contract Auction Specialist (CAS)

National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
World Auto. Auction Professional Assn. (WAAPA)
Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA)
Founder of Ohio Auctioneers Foundation (OAF)
Indiana Auctioneers Association
Michigan Auctioneers Association (MAA)
Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association
Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers International
Ohio State Alumni Association - Life Member
FFA Alumni Association - Life Member