Bryan’s celebrates its 50th anniversary

PUSLINCH – Bryan’s is celebrating 50 years in business.

“We’re honoured to be able to say we are a 50-year-old company,” said Bryan’s president Ken Lillycrop.

“It’s been an amazing journey for Bryan’s.

“We couldn’t have gotten here without dedicated and talented staff or amazing loyal customers.”

Bryan’s was founded in 1970 by Ken’s father, Bryan Lillycrop, who began selling tractors from his family’s market garden farm in Waterdown .

Bryan found his passion was helping other farmers find affordable equipment.

In 1972, Bryan’s held its first auction. In the early years, auctions sold mostly agricultural or farm related items.

The frequency of auctions slowly increased and became regular events.

Although Bryan is now retired, the company remains in the family with Bryan’s son Ken at the helm.

Bryan’s has also grown to become an online auction with expertise in remarketing surplus equipment from the municipal, construction and agriculture sectors.

Recent expansion

In addition to the auction location in Puslinch the company recently expanded to the Quinte West region with a 20,000 square foot indoor facility in Trenton.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Bryan’s will be offering contests and giveaways throughout the year as well as charity events and a vintage care and tractor show on May 21 in Puslinch.