About the Auctioneer
After moving to Nashville six years ago from New Jersey, I attended Belmont University as an Audio Engineering Technology major. While at Belmont I met Danielle Armbruster, whose family has been collecting antiques in Northeast Ohio for decades. Upon Danielle’s graduation in 2017, The Shops at Main and McGrew open its doors to the public in Shelbyville, TN. Shortly after, I graduated and immediately started work in the country music touring industry as a tour manager and front of house audio engineer. While not on the road, I worked, and continue to do so, at The Shops at Main and McGrew, now revered as one of the best antique stores in middle Tennessee.
But something more was needed.
Meeting after meeting we discussed as a family what needed to be done to push the booming business further. In the end, we all realized one thing: we love a good auction. That is why we collectively decided to bring them to you.
In February of 2020, shortly before the United States onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I was sent to Nashville Auction School in Tullahoma, Tennessee. For eight days, I studied auction basics, auction codes, ethics, business practices, bid-calling, and more. I also met eleven other aspiring auctioneers from all over the country, all of whom I am glad to now call dear friends. Part of the law requires me to practice as an affiliate auctioneer, under an already established auctioneer for a minimum of six months, in addition to me taking tests. David Allen of Music City Auction gladly took me under his wing.
As of December 2020, I am officially a licensed auctioneer in the state of Tennessee. We cannot wait to bring you live auctions, online auctions, along with some great entertainment.
-Mike Lagunovich, TN Auctioneer #7207