Our History


Mishler Auction is a full-service auction company.  The leading traditional auction company that also now performs online auctions!  We have been serving Somerset  and Cambria County with knowledge and experience for over 65 years. Merle Mishler, the patriarch of the business, started auctioneering at the age of 14, and spent his life serving the community with honesty and integrity as his business motto. Taking over for dad, and making this second-generation even more focused on the requirements of today's industry, while still maintaining his iconic reputation of integrity and trust, is my number one priority. We are ready and equipped to serve our customers with the capacity of on-site services, or conducting auctions at our auction facility in Davidsville, Somerset County. ( conveniently located near the junction of Route 403 and Route 219 between Johnstown and Somerset) With our expertise in areas of real estate, Estate sales, antiques and collectibles, Farm equipment,  Business liquidations, and industry needs, when it does come time to sell your assets, we are the ones to call.  Some highlights in past auctions include a 1967 Dodge for $102,500, a $40,000 sugar bowl, a $44,000 flag, and a $22,000 decorated  document box, to name a few.  Our pride is in serving the community having sold many farms, parcels of land, and residential real estate. Our focus is always honesty, integrity and most importantly EXPERIENCE, having respect from the buyer and seller on both sides of the gavel. Call us today for our expert advise and an auction firm you can trust!


"My father, Merle, started this auction firm when he was 14 years old. He quickly earned the nickname 'The King'  from his customers, who admired his work ethic and people skills. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and an all-around 'people person.'
He more than lived up to his nickname, and the crown in our logo honors that.

I began apprenticing under him at the age of 40. Together, him and I share 88 years of experience in this business. We know how to care for your treasures and get you the value they deserve. 

Our company is alive today because of 'The King.' We work every day to honor his memory by serving quality service to our customers."

-Dale Mishler

Second Generation Auctioneer


Dale Mishler

Dale Mishler, Auctioneer: Biography