Our History

Our History

The company known today as Schneider Auctioneers LLC had its beginning in 1908 when Julius Kallmeyer and his son William Kallmeyer saw the need for auctioneers in and around the area of Hermann, MO.  Kallmeyer & Son Auctioneering was born and the need for their services has grown ever since.  The next member to join the business was the 3rd generation, Joy Kallmeyer, son of William.  In 1969 the 4th generation, Roy Schroff (nephew of Joy Kallmeyer and grandson of William Kallmeyer) was employed.  Shortly thereafter came the name Kallmeyer – Schroff Auctions.  They received numerous civic honors as well as advertising excellence awards at the State & National levels.

The spring of 2003 brought about another name change, Schroff Auctions LLC, as Roy Schroff purchased the second half of the auction business from his uncle (Partner), Joy Kallmeyer as Joy semi-retired.  In 2009 Lucas Schneider (related to the Kallmeyers and Schroffs by marriage) came to work for the Schroffs and worked for them for the next several years.  In January 2012 a deal was struck for Lucas and Andrea Schneider to buy Schroff Auctions as Roy and Mary Schroff wanted to slow down.  Lucas and Andrea continued to operate under the Schroff Auctions name with the Schroffs continuing to work with them.  In August of 2012 the name of the company was officially changed to Schneider Auctioneers LLC.

Schneider Auctioneers LLC currently conducts online auctions of farm & construction equipment, vehicles and farm & construction toys.

Meet our staff

Lucas Schneider – Owner – Auctioneer
Lucas is a full time professional auctioneer and a graduate of the Missouri Auction School.  He is licensed in many states and foreign countries and conducts auctions from coast to coast in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Australia.  He is a member of the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.  In addition to owning his own auction company Lucas works internationally as an auctioneer for one of the largest equipment auction companies in the world.  He conducts 100+ auctions annually.
Roy Schroff – Auctioneer
Roy is the 4th generation Auctioneer in the Kallmeyer Family (Roy’s maternal side).  He is a proud active member and past director of the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association, as well as an active member of the National Auctioneers Association and through these organizations has logged many hours of continuing education in all aspects of the auction industry.  He also won the title of Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Champion at the Missouri State Fair in 1991 and was inducted into the M.P.A.A. Hall of Fame in 1995.
In his 50+ years in the auction business he has over 1,500 Auctions to his credit and of all things learned, feels the most important is to never stop learning.  He has spent his entire adult life working with and for the public and enjoys the challenge of helping people as they change directions or have a special need in their lives.
Andrea Schneider – Owner – Business Manager
Mary Schroff – Cashier
Joy Kallmeyer – Auctioneer Emeritus
Rick Schneider – Auction Coordinator
Jack Schneider – Auction Coordinator
Annette Witthaus – Cashier
Wayne Schowe – Auction Coordinator
Steve Traub – Auction Coordinator
Sonny Kiel – Auction Coordinator
Dale Schroer – Auction Coordinator