Ben Kellert was born and raised on a farm south east of Leduc, Alberta. From a very young age he remembers attending numerous auctions with his Dad and Mom. During those visit to the local auction Barns he remembers listening and enjoying the chants of some of the “fore – fathers” of the Alberta Auction Business. People like Ron Underschultz, Herb and Jim Sept, Wally Glimm, Otto Streiberg, Ken Jacobsen, Ed Karlo, Gary Jarvis, John Isley, Barry Martins, Joe Dobyanski, and others who have influenced him in becoming an auctioneer himself.
In 2006 Ben attended and Graduated from The Western Canadian School Of Auctioneering. It was the knowledge and wisdom shared by then owner of the school (Delton Wolfe) that Launched Ben into this new found career and way of life.
Upon Graduation from Auction School Ben took up membership with the Auctioneers Association Of Alberta: an organization which has become very dear to his heart.
In 2008 Ben competed and won the Vern Scown Memorial Tyro Contest; which a contest for new auctioneers. This opened many opportunities to practice his skills at numerous auctions in the Central and North Central Alberta area.
Ben continues his affiliation with the Auctioneers Association Of Alberta and is now entering his fourth year as a Director with the Association.
Kellert Auction Service was formed in 2006 and now hold weekly auction sales in Westlock, Alberta. They also are doing numerous on site auctions from Wetaskiwin to Grassland and beyond.
Ben and his team at Kellert Auction Service are also very supportive of numerous charities and continue to take their skill to charity auctions and functions all over the area.
Ben’s partner in the company is his wife of 30 years: Tanny. Although not from a farming or auction background has caught on quickly and is enjoying the business and the awesome people they have had the pleasure of meeting.
To all their past, present and future customers and friends; thank you for your support and they look forward to continued service to you with integrity and courtesy.