About Ophus Auction

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Shane Ophus graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, MT in March of 1982 and has been conducting many types of auctions ever since. Shane and Gwen were married June 3rd 1984. Gwen Ophus is the head clerk and cashier for Ophus Auction Service. Gwen has operated her own beauty salon for over 29 years.

Shane retired from the Montana Army National Guard with 22 years of service. Click here to read more about Shane Ophus’ Qualifications.

Shane and Gwen have three sons. Mason is driving truck for Torgerson’s in Havre. He helps with set up and clerking. Blaine is a certified welder, he lives in Winifred MT, and works for Fergus County as a grader operatior. He graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in March of 2010. He helps with set up and is an auctioneer & ring man. Taylor Ophus graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in March, 2013 (2014 Montana Auctioneers Association rookie of the year) he also graduated from MT Tech with an associates in alternate technologies wind/solar Taylor works at Montana Precision Products as welding inspector and radiographic technician, he lives in Butte, MT.

Our Staff

  • Shane Ophus owner & head auctioneer
  • Gwen Ophus owner & cashier
  • Mason Ophus main clerk, load out work & Facebook page
  • Blaine Ophus, auctioneer and ring man
  • Taylor Ophus , auctioneer and ring man, & Facebook page
  • Beau Pegar part time auctioneer & ring man
  • Clint Ophus part time auctioneer & ring man