Cell: (515) 229-5312

West Central Sales and Auctions Co.

815 Washington St  | PO Box 277
Dexter, IA 50070




Steven Maynes, Auctioneer

(515) 229-5312 Cell
[email protected]


Steve started West Central Sales and Auction in 1999, now located in Dexter IA.  As well as owning his own auction company he also commonly travels the United States working as a contract Auctioneer for several other auction companies.   This gave him experience in all aspects of Auctions, from set up to settlement and in all types of sales including Aviation, Charity, Real Estate, Toys, Coins and Collectibles.  Growing up in rural Iowa instilled a lifelong passion for Agriculture, this has guided his specialty of Farm Machinery and Heavy Equipment, as well as Farm Land Auctions.    Steve attended Continental Auction School and has the honor to serve as an instructor at the school for the past several years.    Steve has a “Do whatever it takes” attitude and will make sure that everyone has an enjoyable Auction experience, often cracking jokes on the microphone to keep the crowd light hearted! 


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Heather Nielsen

(515) 971-1085 Cell

Heather has had a love of Auctions for years, attending many as a child with her mother, who also had a passion for Auctions and the thrill of the buy!    She started working in the Auction Industry in 2008 in several different capacities for various different auction companies.   Her vast experience makes her a very versatile member of our team.  You may see Heather working with our customers at check in, clerking, managing online bidding, working the ring or at check out.    She often works as a consultant to plan our Benefit and Charity Auctions to help ensure their success!  Heather makes her home in Dexter, IA where you will find her busy with her two active high school students, Grace and Gavin. 






Mike Christensen, Auctioneer

(515) 205-4121 Cell

Mike was born to be an Auctioneer!   His mother fondly recalls when most young boys are using toy tractors to “farm”, Mike was lining them up for an Auction.   As a 4th Generation Guthrie County Farmer, his focus in the Auction Industry has been centered on Farm Machinery and Livestock.   His degree in Animal Science, as well as his agriculture experience makes Mike a great asset to our team.   You will often find him working the ring at our sales, his clear and concise understanding of the auction process allows him to guide our customers through the bidding process with ease.