About Us

40 Years of Experience

Howard Auctions and Estate Sales is a professional, licensed auction company located in Valparaiso Indiana. We’ve been in business for over 40 years, and folks may be more familiar with our previous name of Chuck’s Auctions. Keeping current with today’s technology and market we expanded our business in 2017 to Howard Auctions and Estate Sales to better serve our clients.

Chuck is a lifelong resident of North West Indiana and has expanded his knowledge of antiques, collectibles and personal property long before the internet or selling online became popular. Because of this at hand knowledge he is an excellent resource for what the market will bare on your items and how best to dispose of them. He has done charitable auctions as well as presentations for organizations on how the auction process works. He is the lead auctioneer and as such it is his responsibility to oversee all logistics of the auction from signing the contract to final settlement.

Chuck’s wife Linda is the lead cashier and photographer. In addition she is responsible for all content for our auctions and accounts receivable/payable.

Charlie & Linda Howard

Your Hosts


Online & On Site

  • Complete or partial buy outs of personal items
  • Complete or partial clean outs
  • Business liquidations
  • Appraisals of complete estates or collections
  • Assistance with packing available
  • Assistance with moving items available to auction site if other than on site

For Sellers

With over 40 years of experience Howard Auctions and Estate Sales can serve all your auction needs. We are licensed and insured in the state of Indiana. We can help you determine which is the best way to dispose of your items. We take care of all photographs, descriptions and inventory of items. 

We can provide all labor needed for packing/moving/setup for live auctions or estate tag sale. We market your sale on several prominent auction/estate sale websites for maximum exposure. In addition, we are capable of working with you or your attorney, in the case of the death of a loved one’s estate.

For Buyers

We pride ourselves on our personable interaction with our customers. Over the more than 40 years we’ve been in business we have established not only business relationships with our buyers, but personal relationships as well. We are known for having a personal touch when helping those less experienced buyers get acquainted with how the auction process works.

This is how we’ve run our business from the very beginning which has allowed us to build a following of loyal buyers over the years. Our business is run on a professional and honest basis so buyers can bid confidently at our auctions. We appreciate your business and welcome to Howard Auctions and Estate Sales.


Customer Reviews

I have sold with Howard’s auction company for many years. They have been professional in standards reliable in quick payment and a true pleasure to work with.

Scott W – Hobart

My experiences with the Howard auctions have been nothing but great. They have great customer service and will get you top dollar for your collection.

Steve P — IL

I as a seller have used Chuck Howard’s auction services on several occasions and I have always been treated fairly by him.  Chuck is very honest and a pleasure to do business with.  You can sell your items with confidence. 

Mark N — Crown Point

I have always been completely satisfied with all my selling experiences with Howard Auctions. I have received my proceeds in a timely manner and my items have been pictured, displayed and sold in a very professional way. I would definitely recommend them.

Horace D — MI

Howard Auctions and Estate Sales

Contact Us!

Auction License No AU01038820

Chuck – (219) 921-9844
Linda – (219) 921-6640
125 N – 250 W, Valparaiso, IN 46385