Mr. Rogers, a graduate of the America’s Auction Academy, has been very successful as an auctioneer since returning from auction school in 1993. He also graduated from North Carolina State University in 1993 with a degree in business management. Mr. Rogers is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina. A graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, he also holds the prestigious AARE (Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate) designation. Mr. Rogers owns and operates United Country-Rogers Auctioneers and is co-owner of Maple Ridge Farms. After a distinguished career as a high school teacher and DECA sponsor, the national award winning Rogers turned his attention full time to his auctioneering career. In 2000, he was recognized as Chatam County Citizen of the Year. A real estate broker, Rogers has conducted all types of auctions and in the mid nineties founded an annual consignment auction of antique farm tractors, implements and steam driven engines in Denton, North Carolina that he still conducts today. Considered an expert in the area of marketing and advertising, his company specializes in real estate, estate auctions and consignment sales.