Brian D. Beckort, CAI, AARE

Auctioneer/Real Estate Broker

Born and raised in Harrison County, Brian is a second-generation auctioneer who officially joined the family business in 1998 after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Engineering. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time on the family farm or at sporting events with his wife, Katie and their three sons.

Paul D. Beckort


As the founder of Beckort Auctions and an auctioneer since 1978, Paul continues to instill his values of honesty and integrity on his namesake company. Paul and his wife Judy, currently reside on their farm in Laconia where they raised two children & now enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.

David Lee

Project Manager

David has been managing projects at Beckort Auctions for 9 years. He works on our projects from the beginning stages through to buyer pick up/shipping and the auction settlement process. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys cycling and cheering on his alma mater the Indiana Hoosiers.

Jason Cruse

Assistant Project Manager

Jason has been with Beckort Auctions for over five years and is responsible for the great photographs and catalogs you see on our auction pages. Jason and his wife Holly live in Southern Indiana.

Trista Melton

Marketing Manager

Trista has been with Beckort Auctions for five years. During that time she has worked to increase their online presence, brand awareness, and earned an 2016 IAA Marketing Award for a massive land ad. When not at work, Trista enjoys spending her time at band events with her 16 year old twins.

Danielle Archer

Executive Assistant

Danielle has been with Beckort Auctions a year. She comes from the nonprofit world, bringing her knowledge of event management and experience working with families handling the estates of their loved ones. In her free time, she enjoys time outdoors with her family as well as volunteering. She currently serving on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Clark and Floyd Counties.

CJ Fleenor

Project Manager

CJ is the newest addition to the Beckort Auctions team, managing projects in Orange County where he was raised and resides. C.J. has worked in the auction industry for well over 20 years. He is a graduate of Missouri Auction School and Purdue with a degree in Agronomic Business and Marketing. C.J. has a strong background in production agriculture and is actively involved in his family’s cash grain operation with his wife, Caitlin, and son and daughter.