Meet the Auctioneers

Sherm Hostetter, Jr.

President & CEO

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Sherman Hostetter, Jr., of Beaver, Pennsylvania, attended Penn State University on a golf scholarship from 1973-77 and graduated with a major in real estate and insurance. Presently, he continues the family auction business that was started by his parents, Col. Sherman and Doris Hostetter, in 1955. He is a full-time auctioneer and real estate broker licenses in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Throughout his esteemed career, Sherm has championed the auction industry by serving as the president of Auction Marketing Institute, past president of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, and past president of the Northwest Chapter of the PAA. Sherman is also twice a past board member of the National Auctioneers Association and a past board member of the National Association of Realtors Auction Committee. In 1992, he won the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship and in 2010, he won the West Virginia Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship. In 2013, Sherman was inducted in the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Sherman holds many designations including: the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), and is a Certified Paralegal through Penn State University. Since 2003, Sherman has served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Auctioneer Examiners, appointed by then Governor Edward G. Rendell, and is currently the Chairman of the Board. His community involvement includes volunteering for his church and community teen Bible study and serving as the past school board director for the Blackhawk School District. Away from the auction business, Sherm enjoys playing golf, which he played professionally from 1978 to 1982, riding his Harley, trap shooting and spending time with his family. 


Matt Hostetter


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Matt Hostetter is a third-generation auctioneer, carrying on the Hostetter tradition for integrity and honesty set forth by his grandfather and father.

Matt resides in Beaver Falls, PA with his wife, Cassandra, and 4 children - Ellie, Abram, Levi and Eden.  Matt is a third generation auctioneer helping manage and grow Hostetter Auctioneers.  Matt specializes in Business Liquidations and Estate work.  Since 2009, Matt has helped transition the business to online auctions. He conducts approximately 175 auctions per year.  Matt spends a third of his year working as a contract auctioneer throughout the US, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Dubai, and the Philippines.  

Matt is the 2013 PA Auctioneer Champion, the 2013 Western Canadian Champion of Champions.  A graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneering.  He is a licensed auctioneer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida and Australia.

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