Kraupie’s Real Estate & Auctioneers was founded by Harold and Evelyn Kraupie as an Auction Company in 1958. In 1967 they expanded to Real Estate and sold their first piece of agricultural land at Auction in 1968. They have been in business at their present location on Main Street in Bridgeport, NE since 1977.
Darrell Kraupie is the 2nd generation in the business. He has served in many positions in the Nebraska Auctioneers Association, obtained the designation of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate from the Auction Marketing Institute in 1998, served on local boards, and donated his time at countless fundraising activities in the area. Darrell and wife Alecia were integral in bringing Kraupie’s Real Estate & Auctioneers into the new millennium as they adopted a website, computer clerking, and other technology to get exposure and results for their customers.
Like Darrell, Kristen, Del Ray and Hardan “Jake” were raised in the business. As the 3rd generation, they continue a unique and innovative approach to 21st-century business with the experience and understanding to provide a personal and professional service based on the founding principles of the company. Online Auctions and innovative Digital and Social Media advertising keep the company at the top of the industry.
Kraupie’s has composed a team of excellent professionals with decades of experience to give our customers the best total experience from the first handshake to the final detail.