Our History

About us

Chapter 1

In the spring of 1956, at the age of 29 Orville Haines graduated from the Reisch College of Auctioneering, and Haines Auction Company was born. For the next 50 years Orville sold livestock, real estate, farm equipment, and personal property throughout the Midwest. Stressing two important points throughout his life, one is his family and two making sure his customers are always statified.


Chapter 2

Eighteen years later, in the spring of 1974 Wayne followed in his father's footsteps, and also graduated from the Reisch Auction College. He joined the family business, and for the past 44 years Wayne has sold literally thousand of auctions, sometimes as many as five per week. He has specialized in livestock marketing and was part owner of a livestock auction market in central South Dakota. Wayne is a licensed real estate broker and real estate auctioneer. He was the South Dakota state bid calling champion in 1991 and a finalist in Midwest Auction Championships in 1989. Haines Auction Company consists of many family members including Kristie, his wife of more the 35 years. They are parents of 7 children with 9 grandchildren that are actively involved in the family business in various ways. Wayne, Kristie, and family are currently the 4th and 5th generation to operate the Haines family ranch located in White Lake, South Dakota.