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The Kittrells are Joining Bright Star Realty and Auctions The Kittrells are Joining Bright Star Realty and Auctions

George Kittrell and the Story of the Kittrell's:

George Kittrell Graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering and then worked as a real estate broker, auctioneer and appraiser in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1950’s. He was a sales rep for Corley Manufacturing in the late 50’s .
George Kittrell is a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with specialization in economics and marketing. He developed enormous comprehension of the lumber industry. Lumber or a wood product is a natural resource or commodity. This economic insight provides the knowledge and experience to value sawmill, lumber and wood product machinery from the standpoint of the marketability of the machinery to produce or to be modified to produce well diversified wood products for specific markets as well as its ability to adapt to new and changing markets.

George Kittrell has set the standard for marketing and appraising forest product machinery for over 50 years. Hisauction company quickly became the most successful and renowned on the East Coast. In the beginning his contacts were about 280 in the Southeastern Region of the US. Since then contacts have expanded to over 20,000 nationwide. George, Zach and Jacqueline conducted the first off-site auction sale in a ballroom setting in the forest industry. They were the first to set the standard with this type of auction. When others said it could not be done they were doing it with sales bringing 113% to 125% over appraised value.

George Kittrell pioneered in joining links between the sawmill and the wood machinery industry. Large companies and small companies, dealers and manufacturers were now able to communicate through a publication “The Lumberman’s Exchange”. This publication began in the mid 1980’s and has produced valuable relationships within the forest industry that still exist between successful manufacturers within the industry. It connected businesses large and small as well as connected the wood product machinery industry from the east coast to the west coast.

George Kittrell Was a Senior Certified Appraiser and was a member Organization of Real Estate Appraisers before his retirement in 2003. The most trusted name in the industry for decades The Kittrells are joining Bright Star Realty and Auctions!

Zachariah and Jacqueline Kittrell:

Jacqueline and Zach have reached out to Bright Star Realty & Auctions as this progressive, fresh Auction Firm feels like home to them as they noticed Bright Star’s standards would have met “Dad’s” approval.
Zach and Jacqueline have watched Bright Star Realty and Auctions very closely for the past year and Bright Star has demonstrated an innovative and a positive approach in conducting auctions that the forest industry has been missing for many years. Good clean sales with positive attitudes along with happy buyers and sellers. That is what It is all about.

The Progressive Marketing with a fresh, positive look, allowing all bidders to participate through the internet as well as by telephone conference opens every opportunity for bidders to produce “Top Dollar” for the Seller. So Bright Star Continues to Set The Standard in the Forest Products Industry with integrity, excellence and going the extra mile…and Now! Not Decades but over a Century of combined Experience. Its a Win-Win for the Industry as a whole! We humbly Appreciate Bright Star considering us as team mates and look forward to a “Bright” future in the industry. -Jackie and Zach Kittrell

"Like Winchester is to rifles. Like Baker is to bandmills. Like John Deere is to tractors - So are the Kittrells to the sawmill and logging equipment industry. They have set the standard for quality in the industry for most of our lifetimes. We at Bright Star are humbled and excited in the extreme to have the Kittrells joining the team. This also allows us to better serve our clients, both buyers and sellers, with the addition of an industry-leading certified appraiser. Welcome aboard Jackie and Zach!"
- Eugene, Loren, Nate

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