The ServNet Auction Group has added another member: Metro Auto Auction Phoenix.
The auction, which opened in 2007, is led by managing partner Tom McDermott and is part of the Berkshire-Hathaway Automotive Group.
ServNet last added an auction in November 2016, when Houston Auto Auction joined the group. In October of last year, ServNet added Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction as a member.
There are now 21 member auctions of ServNet, based on a membership list on the ServNet website.
“We are very pleased to report that Metro Auto Auction of Phoenix will carry the ServNet banner,” ServNet president Eric Autenrieth said in a news release. “Tom McDermott leads a facility that is a leader in its region, with a long-established and vibrant influence in the Southwest.
“ServNet continues to seek the strongest independent auctions in key markets across the country, and the addition of Metro Auto Auction Phoenix helps to extend the reach of our service from coast to coast, and from Florida to Alaska,” he said.
Metro Auto Auction Phoenix holds its weekly sale each Tuesday, typically offering more than 1,600 units. Its consignors include more than 70 franchised dealers, large independent dealers, Kia and U-Haul. The auction also sells cars for financial institutions, credit units, rental car companies, leasing firms and has a monthly sale for the General Services Administration.
“ServNet has made an indelible mark on the remarketing industry by clarifying the strengths of the independent auction, setting benchmarks in the scope of services that are vital to the auction customer,” McDermott said.
“I have great respect for the bright and experienced business leaders who own the ServNet auctions, and I look forward to collaborating with them to bring the benefits of the ServNet brand to institutional customers as well as the dealer body in our market area,” he said.
Metro Auto Auction also has a sister auction in Dallas, but this specific move just includes the Phoenix auction.