Emerald Park, SK
Curt is one of the newer members of the South Sask Equipment Appraisals and McDougall Auctioneers Ltd team. He's excited to be part of the company's growth and has been enjoying introducing the company to clients all over Saskatchewan and further afield.
After finishing high school Curt trained as an agriculture technician at Olds College then spent several years in Australia, where he added to his skills by working as a welder, plumber and general builder. Curt returned to Canada with his wife and young family in 2010 then spent a decade increasing his equipment knowledge by working as an agriculture technician near his hometown of Kelvington, Saskatchewan.
Having bought and sold a wide range of equipment for his ranch and custom combining operation, Curt is ideally suited to accurately appraise a variety of equipment, machinery and other items. Curt enjoys facilitating communication between customers and takes satisfaction in a job well done. His honesty and attention to detail, combined with his down-to-earth approach and agricultural knowledge and expertise, ensures the best possible results for customers.
In his spare time, Curt enjoys working with cattle and horses on his ranch and spending time with his family.
His education history includes the following:
Agriculture Technician (Olds College, AB)
Journeyman Builder (Australia)
Canadian Personal Property Appraiser (CPPAG)
Applied Failure Analysis Level One (Finning Canada)
Curt grew up on a grain, sheep and cattle farm and began helping with the operation at a young age. In the summers between attending college he oversaw the management of a manure injection crew. After moving to Australia, Curt worked as a welder and a water treatment system technician then began building high-end houses. He learned many different aspects of the building trade, including carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, cabinetry, brickwork, concrete work, tiling and landscaping. After moving back to Canada, he worked as an agriculture technician on a variety of equipment, including combines, tractors and semis, while running a ranch and custom combining operation. Curt started working with McDougall Auctioneers Ltd as a sales representative then transitioned to working in the South Sask Equipment Appraisals division as an appraiser at the beginning of 2022.