Meet the Staff
Founder & Partner,CAI,Auctioneer
Hack is the co-founder of the Ayers Auction and Real Estate Co. He and his wife, Tomi Ayers, began the company in 1957. He has been actively involved in the business for 50 years. Hack has served as the National Auctioneers Association President, and is a Hall of Fame inductee. He also has served on the Church of God council for many years, he is a Rotarian and a Gideon. Hack served as the County Court Clerk for Campbell Co. in the 1960's and also served as a Tennessee State Legislature in the 1960's. Hack is one of the first to develop Norris Lake. He is responsible for most of the developments in the county. Hack has been and is involved in residential and commercial development. Hospitality and Customer Service has been a priority for Hack for the last 50 years.
Tomi and Hack founded the company in 1957. Tomi is a National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary past president and hall of fame member. Tomi has served in many capacities for auctions, including clerk, cashier, and ring person.
Debra Nelson Lawson, CAI
Auctioneer, REALTOR, Partner
Debra is a second generation auctioneer. She has completed the Certified Auctioneers Institute designation. Debra is a real estate broker and auctioneer. Debra has served at auctions in every capacity.
J.J. Dower, CAI, AARE, ATS
J.J. Dower is a native of Campbell Co. And has been a real estate broker since 1988, and an auctioneer since 1986. J.J. Holds the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) and the AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate), and ATS (Auction Technology Specialist) certifications which are the highest in the auction industry. J.J. opened the branch office of Ayers Auction and Real Estate in Oneida, Tn. In 1996. J.J. has been married to Traci Dower for 29 years and has two daughters, 27 and 23. He has worked in the family real estate and auction business for 25 years. J.J. is a Lincoln Memorial University graduate. He is a past president of the Tenn. Auctioneers Association, a past board member, and a Hall of Fame inductee. J.J. Is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club, Scott Co. Tn. J.J. Dower, President National Auctioneers Association, 2012-2013 Chairman of the Board for National Auctioneers Association, 2013-2014 National Auctioneers Foundation Board Member, 2014-current.
Auctioneer, REALTOR, Partner
Traci Ayers Dower, CAI,AARE
Traci Ayers Dower is a Campbell Co. Native and has been a real estate broker since 1987, and an auctioneer since 2001. Traci holds the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) and an AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate) designations which are the highest in the Auction industry. Traci has been married to J.J. Dower for 29 years and has two daughters, 27 and 23. She has worked in the family real estate and auction business for over 30 years. Traci is a Graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in Finance. Traci is also a graduate of Leadership Campbell Co. And the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Class. Traci has served on the staff of the Certified Auctioneers Institute for 10 years. Her specialty is auction marketing and web services.
Codi Ayers Provins
Apprentice Auctioneer, Partner
Marketing Manager,Graphic Design,Auction Organizer
Lorie came to Ayers Auction and Real Estate in 2009. She has 10 years experience in the printing and marketing business. Lorie lays out and prints all auction brochures from our Scott County, Tn. office. She is married and has 2 children.
Title Closing Coordinator
Candy's career has always been connected to putting people and real estate together. She has been an affiliate broker for over 10 years. Prior to this her career involved the relocation of individuals and their families to different jobs and states; this included her relocation to this area in 1988. Candy understands the complexities of family needs when picking a community, a school, medical care, and other things. She is a great listnerer and loves to assist people find what they are looking for. Candy will do her best to provide you with the information you need on housing and the community to help you find the property that most fully meets your needs.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh and a DIE HARD Steelers fan. I came to Oneida from Tampa about 10 years ago. Oneida is now my home and the place we plan to retire. I have two sons, Will 14 and Harrison 11 and along with my better half Dianne we love Scott County and all it has to offer. Most weekends you will find us riding ATV's, fishing at Burnt Mill bridge, or heading down the O&W road on the way to White Oak Creek.
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