About Us

Leading North Alabama and South Tennessee in farms, land, residential, estates and commercial property auctions since 1960. We are a family owned and founded business in Huntsville, Alabama. Our success rate is second to none due to our experience and aggressive mass marketing that is tailored for each individual property. Our team of full time professionals include members that have specialized in each classification of real estate in addition our staff includes a full time marketing director, coordinating all marketing to assure we reach your potential buyers and conclude with a successful sale. Please call or email us for information and to setup a consultation regarding your needs.

Arthur L. Cole III  "Beau"

Arthur L. Cole III “Beau”

A native of Huntsville, Beau received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce & Business Administration from the University of Alabama. He is a third generation Auctioneer and Owner of Cole Auction, which was founded in 1960. He is licensed as a REALTOR® and an Auctioneer in Alabama and Tennessee, and has over 30 years of real estate experience.

Hollisha Shannon

Hollisha Shannon

Hollisha was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. Graduated from Alabama A&M University in 2005 with a degree in Urban Planning. She was licensed in Real Estate 2006 and obtained a Broker License in 2015. Hollisha specializes in Fannie Mae & HUD foreclosures and short sales, and is active in Madison & Tuscaloosa County.

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W. Todd Hess

Todd graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1991 with degrees in Marketing and Computer Information Systems. After retiring from the IT field in 2005, Todd obtained his real estate license. Todd is currently an Auctioneer and Associate Broker who specializes in commercial and residential investments.

Chuck Swafford

Chuck Swafford

Chuck began his real estate and auction career with Cole Auction in 1971. He has extensive experience with residential and commercial sales, including farms, antiques and personal items. Since 1986, Chuck has repeatedly been appointed by multiple Alabama governors as Chairman of the Board of Equalization for Madison County.

Cole Auction

1580 Sparkman Drive, Suite 102
Huntsville, Alabama 35816
Phone: (256) 837-0701
Fax: (256) 837-3830

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