Our History

Results Driven for Over 50 years


Indiana Auto Auction was founded in April 1965 by Carl Horn and Don Rogers. They held their first sale on a small, two lanes building on three acres of land. Business was good from the beginning and before the year was out, they moved into a new building on ten acres of land.

In 1966 Carl became to sole owner of the auction until 1969, when 40 percent of the stock was purchased by David Mills who remained a part owner until 1984 when he retired.

In 1970 the auction moved again into a new building with three lanes and 16 acres, where it grew to five lanes with an average of 800 cars weekly. In 1988 the auction needed to move again to its current location. Carl remained an active owner along with his wife Jean, the general manager Dale Flora and Carl’s children, Ted, Wayne, and Ann Horn until 2007 when Henry and Eric approached the Horns about selling the auction.

In August of 2007 the Indiana Auto Auction became a part of the Stanley Autenrieth Group. Henry and Patty are the majority owners with their sons, H. M., Gordon and Eric being part owners. The Indiana Auto Auction goes strong today running between 500-700 cars weekly and has a bright future in this industry.