About Us

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Founded more than 30 years ago as Ray Fenter & Associates, by Raymond C. Fenter, Schur Success Auction & Appraisal is a two-generation Colorado auction & appraisal company with an eye towards the future.

We provide government surplus auctions, estate auctions, real estate auctions, and much more. We have expert personal property appraisers on staff as well. We also are a ful-service real estate company selling lifestayle properties through our sister company, United Country - Schur Success Realty & Auction

Our Team

Schur Success Auction & Appraisal is staffed by trained, licensed, certified, and award-winning auctioneers and support staff members.

Shannon M. Schur, CAI, BAS, GPPA, UCMA 

Hall of Fame Auctioneer 2012 Colorado Auctioneers Association
Realtor / Employing Broker 
Schur Success Auction & Appraisal

  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)
  • Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
  • United Country Master Auctioneer (UCMA)
  • Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist
  • Certified Bi-lingual Auctioneer
  • Professional Ringman/Spotter 
  • Life Member, National Auctioneer Association (NAA)
  • Member & Past President Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA)
  • Member, Wyoming Auctioneers Association
  • Served more than 8 years on the Board of Directors, CAA 
  • Board of Directors, Youth Transformation Center, Colorado Springs
  • Guest Instructor, Worldwide College of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa
  • Member, Colorado Self Storage Association

Email Shannon: Shannon@successauctions.com


Shannon is the President & CEO of Schur Success Auction & Appraisal an auction business founded by her father in Arvada, Colorado, under the name ray Fenter & Associates. She and Rich are the first Auctioneers in Colorado to earn the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and have both been awarded the United Country Master Auctioneer (UCMA) designations. 

Shannon is an active member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, and served as President in 2002. In January 2004, Shannon became the first female finalist in the history of the State Bid Calling Championship Contest.

As a member of the NAA, Shannon served on the Technology Committee from 2001-2003 and has served on the Public Relations Committee. Shannon was recently invited to join the staff of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa.

Richard D. Schur, MS Ed., SPHR, CAI, MPPA, BAS, CMEA

Chief Operating Officer, Senior Auctioneer

  • 2010 Colorado State Champion Auctioneer 
  • Graduate, Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)
  • Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) (one of only 60 in the world)
  • Certified Equipment & Machinery Appraiser (CMEA)
  • Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)
  • Certified Bi-lingual Auctioneer
  • Professional Ringman/Spotter 
  • Director, National Auctioneer Association (NAA) 
  • Chairman of the Board and Past President, Colorado Auctioners Association (CAA) 
  • Member, Wyoming Auctioneers Association
  • Member, New York State Auctioneers Association (Honorary)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Youth Transformation Center, Colorado Springs
  • Past-President, Pikes Peak Chapter, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • 2006 "Troil Welton" Award Recipient - 1st Time Bid Caller's Champion, CAA

Email Rich: Rich@successauctions.com 


Rich Schur is a graduate of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering, and is a certified bi-lingual auctioneer (Spanish). He and Shannon are the first two auctioneers in Colorado certified as Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS). Rich has a passion for Charity Auctions, and enjoys getting people to "give a little more".

Rich is one of the only auctioneers in the world to have earned both the MPPA and CMEA designations, and is one of the few to hold the CAI designation. In fact, he is the lead instructor for the GPPA program through the NAA. Rich is the 2010 State Champion Auctioneer. Rich holds a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University.



Michael P. Whitfield, GPPA 

Auction & Appraisal Services Manager

  • Certified Bi-lingual Auctioneer
  • Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
  • Professional Ringman/Spotter
  • Member, National Auctioneer Association (NAA)
  • Member, Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA)

Email Whit: whit@successauctions.com


Michael "Whit" Whitfield, is a 2014 graduate of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering, and is a certified bi-lingual auctioneer (Spanish). He has completed training for the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation.  Whit joined our team in 2014, and you'll see him at a variety of our auctions. Prior to being an auctioneer, Whit spent over 16 years as a sales and marketing professional in a variety of industries, including gaming and hospitality, print media, truck transportation, non-profit development, and retail. Whit graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BSBA in Business Management.

Erin S. Turner

Director, Marketing and Administration

Associate Real Estate Broker

  • Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member, Pikes Peak Association of Realtors (PPAR)
  • Member, National Auctioneer Association (NAA)
  • Member, Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA)

Email Erin: erin@successauctions.com


Erin joined the company in 2016 after spending 13 years at the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs (USOC). Erin has an extensive background in partnership marketing and is responsible for coordinating the sales and marketing efforts of both our company, and our sister company, United Country - Schur Success Realty & Auction. Erin also has experience in marketing, sales, leadership development, and human resources. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

Erin holds her license as a Real Estate Associate Broker and will be ready to help you find your dream property in the Rocky Mountain or Pikes Peak region. Having lived in Monument, several neighborhoods in the Springs and currently in Falcon, she knows the magic of living in the shadow of Pikes Peak and will help you find your ideal home. 


Raymond C. Fenter, Founder

  • Professional Auctioneer
  • Professional Ringman/Spotter 
  • Member, National Auctioneer Association (NAA)
  • Member and Past Board Member, Colorado Auctioners Association (CAA)

A "not as lean, but still as mean" Marine, Ray Fenter took his wealth of automobile sales experience, and became an auctioneer in 1985 after attending the Northwest Institute of Auctioneering in Port Orchard, WA. Ray founded auction businesses in the Denver Metro area, and subsequently in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. His auction businesses offer wide variety of auction services, including planning, appraisal, advertising, and evaluation, making Ray an expert in all aspects of auctions. He introduced his daughter, Shannon Schur, to the auction business and today she is the President of the family business.

Drawing upon years of experience in the business world, Ray now devotes much of his time toward helping non-profit organizations fundraise with benefit auctions. He has helped charities of all sizes raise millions of dollars. Some of his past clients have included the National Rifle Association, Christian womens groups, and Denvers "Taste of the Nation." Ray brings his unique brand of enthusiasm to auctions leadership, helping him build an immediate rapport with his audiences.