Bart feels blessed to have found a vocation that he truly loves. His passion and enthusiasm for contributing significant value to an organization’s fund raising effort is the cornerstone of DBAC’s success.
Chris was a senior in high school in 1983 when he chanted his first auction sale. As with most auctioneers starting out in the business you have to look for and be given opportunities. His career started selling at charitable and benefit gala events. Since that time Chris has been selling and conducting all types of auctions over the past 30 years. If you ask him what the best part of this career is, he will tell you that he loves meeting and working with all the wonderful people.
Bart continues to seek out and attend non-profit fund raising seminars and classes, thereby bringing added benefits to his valued clients. In 2007 Bart completed the National Auctioneer’s Association “Benefit Auction Specialist” designation training. This unique and cutting edge training was instrumental in Bart learning all aspects of planning and producing a sustainable, record setting fund raising benefit.
It does not matter if the event is being hosted outside, in a tent, a grand ballroom or a convention center; whether he is in front of 60 P.E.O. sisters or 1,200 revelers at an LPGA Golf Tournament Bart loves giving his all to achieve his client’s goals. He loves what he does.
But, first and foremost DBAC’s ongoing success is because Bart’s dad, Gene Darfler, was such a terrific role model and mentor to him. Gene was one of the very first benefit auctioneers in North America, coordinating and conducting the Open Door Fund Raising and Sandwich Fair Livestock auctions back in the 70’s. Gene encouraged Bart to attend auctioneer’s college, and in 1990, Bart completed the Mason City College of Auctioneering curriculum.
Bart Darfler (Pictured Above)
Gene Darfler (Pictured Above)
Chris Wegener (Pictured Above)