Kiko expands with merger

Kiko expands with merger

Kiko Company has teamed up with Akron-based Young’s Auction Service to deliver real estate and auction services in Northeast Ohio. Bob Young, left, and Dick Kiko are pictured.


Kiko Company, leading auctioneers, realtors and asset advisors have teamed up with Akron-based Young’s Auction Service to deliver real estate and auction services in all of Northeast Ohio.

Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife Tina, Young’s Auction Service is the Akron area’s full-service auction company specializing in real estate, antiques/collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions.

“At Kiko we believe our role is to provide advice and options to sellers with a commitment to integrity, collaboration and caring,” said Dick Kiko, Jr., CEO of Kiko Company. “Bob Young and his team at Young’s Auction Service exemplify this mission. As a family business themselves, they are committed to providing an exceptional experience for both buyers and sellers, treating everyone with honesty and respect. I am very excited to have Bob join Kiko and continue his work as a leading asset advisor.”

Young will be a licensed auctioneer and realtor with Kiko, serving the Akron Metro area including west to Medina/Wadsworth, south to Green/Barberton and north to Hudson/Cuyahoga Falls. He will focus on residential real estate, farms and land, commercial properties, and quality collectibles. Young also is a federal firearms licensee, helping clients liquidate firearms safely, legally and effectively.

Young and his team will continue to operate Young’s Auction Center, a facility located in Akron that hosts consignment auctions every Friday.

Kiko Company was founded in 1945 by Russell T. Kiko, Sr. He began in the auction business, conducting sales on the family farm with help from his wife Coletta and their 13 children. Seeing himself as a pioneer in the auction industry, he selected a covered wagon as the company logo, and now the Kiko wagon is a well-recognized brand representing auction excellence in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Today Kiko specializes in selling real estate, land, farms, commercial properties, firearms, ag equipment, livestock, and high-end antiques like gold and coins. They conduct onsite, online and simulcast auctions as well as traditional real estate sales.

In 2018 Kiko sold over $140 million in real estate and over $20 million in personal property. The company’s websites including average 1 million monthly page views.

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