Since 1968, Furrow Auction Company has been a leader in the real estate and industrial equipment auction industry. Our reputation and relationships deliver the results our clients deserve. We are located in Knoxville, Tennessee, but our reach is nationwide.

Our Greatest Assets

With our staff of professionals, we hold auctioneer licenses in 10 states and real estate licenses in 9 states. We specialize in Public Auctions, both live in-person and online. Our experience, integrity and excellence sets us apart from all others.

Our Proven Capabilities

We create a customized plan for each of our clients with marketing avenues through several marketing outlets.  More than 55 years of experience and 15,000 + auctions has established Furrow Auction Company as an authority in equipment, personal property, estates and real estate auctions in the Eastern United States.

Our Promise

At Furrow, we promise to offer the best and most professional service in the auction industry, to build long-term relationships, and to implement the auction process as a systematic procedure designed to maximize our client’s objectives and profitability.

Meet Sam Furrow

Sam Furrow, Chairman and Principal Auctioneer at Furrow Auction Company, was born and bred in Paint Rock, Tennessee. Sam has a degree in marketing and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering and the Certified Auctioneers Institute of Indiana University and began a career as an auctioneer in 1968.

He has served on a number of boards of directors including AmSouth Bank Advisory Board, the Innovo Group, Inc., and the Knoxville/Knox County Public Building Authority. In the volunteer arena, Sam served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Leadership Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo, Campaign Chairman and Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Greater Knox County. In 1994 Phi Delta Theta recognized Sam as the recipient of the National Man of the Year award. Sam was awarded the James A. Haslam II Leadership Award by the Knoxville Chamber in 2010.

He met his wife, Ann, when she was Sweetheart of Tennessee Gamma Phi Delta Theta, and they married in 1967. Sam and Ann enjoy travel and their summer residences in Nantucket, Massachusetts. They share two adult children and three grandchildren.

He describes his professional journey and life experiences in Hits Happen! You will also find Big Sam’s 35 Rules for Managing and Recovering from Financial & Personal Catastrophes. Download Sam’s Book, Hits Happen!


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