We’d be proud to handle your business.
Jake Stout – Co Founder
Jake Stout has nearly 20 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. From rentals to sales and auction, Jake combines his knowledge of each of these businesses to offer a comprehensive approach to buying and selling heavy equipment. Working for Caterpillar, Jake learned the many facets of the heavy equipment marketplace. He delivers a unique approach, utilizing three key buying and selling options, all at one company. While gaining his heavy equipment and fleet experience, Jake has had the opportunity to provide services to such clients as, local municipalities, general contractors, logging, agricultural, mining, transportation, and equipment and commercial truck dealers. Jake understands each of these clients have different equipment needs. He has been buying and selling motor graders, water trucks, excavators, and wheel loaders for the majority of his career. Jake’s reputation for delivering top value for asset sales and superior customer service are the cornerstone of the business.
Jake Stout’s philosophy:
“I say what I do and do what I say when working with a customer. I value your voice as a customer above anything else and have built J. Stout Auctions around this principle.”
Ron Schultz – Co Founder
Jake has teamed up with Ron Schultz, former owner of Oregon Truck Center. Ron has a solid foundation of commercial truck experience, bringing his over 40 year’s industry knowledge. His sound understanding of heavy-duty, high horsepower, medium/light duty trucks makes Ron rare truck pedigree. Ron’s primary focus is to provide the right solution to each of his clients, fostering trust and dependability. Early in his career, Ron worked for two prominent dealers in Portland, establishing his reputation in the business. As owner of Oregon Truck Center, Ron’s hard work and dedication made him a constant in the region. He has worked with every brand including Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack and Volvo.
Ron Schultz’s philosophy:
“The most important part of my work has always been fostering a relationship with my customers. This is a theme you’ll see among our staff and embedded in our company culture. We are all relationship driven and we will work hard to earn your trust and take care to make sure every aspect of your transaction is just right.”
Ned Burleigh – Operations Manager
Ned Burleigh started his career more than 12 years ago while residing in Southern California. Ned quickly learned the business and expanded from Assistant Controller into business development and operations. His auction and heavy equipment experience was gained while employed at two large heavy equipment auctions in California where he held positions as Yard Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager. As General Manager, his leadership and customer service skills positioned him for a move to Portland where he has become a trusted advisor to his customers and team. He has the capacity to handle your equipment from a fleet of box trucks, dump trucks, semi tractor-trailers, and flatbeds. Ned’s auction experience in California and the Pacific Northwest has allowed him to learn every aspect of the industry. Ned manages inventory and staff ensuring continued quality and service.
Ned Burleigh’s philosophy:
“I approach every customer challenge with the notion that I CAN help you. So far, this has never failed. My goal as an Operations Manager is not just to help you with the logistics of your sale or purchase, but to establish a rapport and relationship with you as a customer.”
We are all long-time residents of Portland, invested in cultivating lasting relationships with the heavy equipment community in which we live and work. We encourage you to come by, shake our hands and gain the confidence of knowing you are working with reputable professionals.