About Us

San Diego Estate Sales & Auction Company is family owned and operated. Catherine has over 30 years experience in auction and estate auctions. We take great pride in assisting our clients through a time in their life that may be most challenging with integrity, knowledge and experience that cannot be duplicated.

Over the past 30 years, we’ve developed an exceptional reputation with an international clientele; our network is extremely active in collectible art glass, fine art, estate jewelry, furniture, antiques, sports memorabilia, automobiles and more.

We tailor our services to your individual needs and circumstances. We can handle partial sales of a single collection or manage the liquidation of a massive high level estate.

No matter the size or scope of your sale, you’ll see that we are extremely organized, attentive, and responsive. We pride ourselves on extreme attention to detail and client communication that is second to none.

We display, prepare, price and research market value and antique values since the markets are always fluctuating. Each sale is held with a fully organized staff with compassion and expertise; we conduct the entire sale from start to finish professionally and securely.

The philosophy and approach of San Diego Estate Sales and Auction Company is unswerving: you should feel like our only client.

Please contact us for a complimentary consultation of your situation, and how to make best use of all our encompassing resources.

estate sales san diego



Catherine has 30 years experience in auction, estate and business liquidation and has developed an extensive international database of vetted collectors for the benefit of her clients.  Catherine is a big supporter of various charities and hires retired military vets nationwide whenever possible.

estate sales san diego


University of Tennessee
U.S. NAVY VA-155 and VFA-151
Merrill Lynch
Bought/managed/sold several businesses
Manages estate auctions for
California Estate Sales & Auctions 
estate sales san diego


Years of experience: 26
Position: COO

Karen works behind the scene in IT management, marketing, press releases, and supporting the staff nationwide. Her many years in Real Estate and escrow in is invaluable when properties are preparing for sale. 

estate sales san diego


Years of experience: 26

Business management

Customer Relations

Social Media

san diego estate sale staff


Terry is a retired Air Force full Colonel and serves as a business consultant to the firm.

He graduated with a B.S. from the Air Force Academy and an M.S from MIT in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Terry participated in a wide variety of developmental aircraft and space programs during 28 tears in the Air Force, including 60 combat missions in the AC-130 Gunship, and a tour in the Pentagon, and for another two decades subsequently in the local aerospace industry. He holds two patents for optical devices for space navigation and AC-130 gun alignment.

He is a member of the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291.