Real Estate

Kiko Teams with Young’s to Expand Auction Services

CANTON, Ohio — Kiko Co. is increasing its footprint and staff by teaming up with Young’s Auction Service, Akron.

While the details of the deal remain private, it allows Kiko to expand its reach into northern Ohio by leveraging Young’s customer base in the Akron and Green communities, according to a release by the company. Kiko is an auctioneer, real estate and asset adviser company that provides professional buying and selling advice to customers throughout the state.

Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife, Tina, Young’s Auction Service specializes in real estate, antiques and collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions. Young will be a licensed auctioneer and real estate agent with Kiko serving the Akron Metro area, including west to Medina/Wadsworth, south to Green/Barberton and north to Hudson/Cuyahoga Falls. He will focus on residential real estate, farms and land, commercial properties and quality collectibles. He is also a Federal Firearms Licensee and helps customers to liquidate firearms safely, legally and effectively.

“At KIKO, we believe our role is to provide advice and options to sellers with a commitment to integrity, collaboration and caring,” said Dick Kiko Jr., CEO of Kiko Co. “Bob Young and his team at Young’s Auction Service exemplify this mission. As a family business themselves, they are committed to providing an exceptional experience for both buyers and sellers, treating everyone with honesty and respect. I am very excited to have Bob join Kiko and continue his work as a leading asset adviser.”

Young’s other nine employees will be added to Kiko, bringing total employment to 117. The company will continue to operate Young’s Auction Center at 2425 Massillon Road in Akron, where it hosts consignment auctions every Friday at 6 p.m.

Founded in 1945 by Russell T. Kiko Sr., the company provides auction services in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Last year, the company sold more than $140 million in real estate and more than $20 million in personal property.

Pictured: Dick Kiko Jr., CEO of Kiko Co., welcomes Bob Young and Young’s Auction Service to the company.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.