The Auction business runs in my family. My grandfather started the original Portland Auto Auction back in 1957 and brought my father into the world of Auctions in Portland, Oregon when he was a young man. After college, when I became involved in the family business, my father had me attend the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering which I graduated from in 1985. For the next 25 years, I traveled the country working as a Professional Auctioneer for organizations of all sorts, sizes, and industries. I’ve led thousands of fundraising Auctions, and currently Auctioneer every week at all 3 of the major wholesale Automobile Auctions in Portland, Oregon.
Running a successful auction isn’t about the dollars and cents, it’s about the organization.
During my career as an Auctioneer, I’ve come to realize that running a successful fundraising Auction isn’t just about the dollars raised, it’s really about the organization you're raising dollars for. I’m constantly amazed at the generosity people are capable of when they truly connect with and totally understand what an organization is all about. Whether it's a school, charity, nonprofit, or business looking to help improve the community, every group has an important story to tell. My job is to help convey that story in a way that allows those attending the Auction to feel connected to the cause or mission so that they become invested in wanting that fundraising Auction to succeed. With my years of experience and total commitment to helping my clients succeed, I’m the right choice when searching for a Portland based professional Auctioneer. Contact Sheik Auctions today!
"For the past ten years, Chris has been the Auctioneer for Christ Church's Annual Outreach Auction. Chris is back by popular demand, as he does such an incredible job. He is professional, energetic, enthusiastic, and always available to help with whatever our Auction needs.Chris has a fabulous talent of raising the bids to a higher level, thereby ensuring we raise the most money for the charities we give to as a result of this auction. He is a very valuable asset to the overall success of our evening of fundraising. I highly recommend Chris as an auctioneer."
Outreach Auction Chair, Christ Church Episcopal Parish
"The Architectural Heritage Center has worked with Chris Sheik for more than a decade, and he continues to be our favorite auctioneer. In addition to his long-time knowledge of our organization, he strives to stay current with our activities, which makes him even more effective in increasing donations. He is a dynamic and inspirational individual but we have also greatly appreciated the work of staff members who accompany him. Chris is very personable, and works well with a variety of Masters of Ceremonies, guests, staff, and volunteers. His advice prior to the event helps us stay up-to-date on trends in the charity auction world. During the auction, he and his staff have a very good sense of event flow and work hard to keep the "fun" in fundraising. We highly recommend Sheik Auctions."
-Holly K. Chamberlain
Managing Director, Architectural Heritage Center/Bosco-Milligan Foundation
"Chris is a professional in every sense of the word. We have used Sheik Auctions for four years in a row, trusting Chris with our biggest night of the year, and we have never been disappointed. With Chris as auctioneer, we have nearly doubled our auction gross in the last three years."
Exec Director, Tucker-Maxon School
"We have worked with Chris for nearly 20 years. There is a reason we go back to him each year. He does a great job! He asks questions up front to be sure he knows what we want to achieve, he meets before the event to share ideas and cover details, and the night of the event he is professional, charming and effective."