Our Agents

Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc., is an auction marketing firm specializing in real estate and other significant assets. The GTA team has a diverse background capable of serving clients' needs with education, experience and service.

Jack Granger, CAI,
#873

President
Direct: 205-936-5288
jack@gtauctions.com
Jack F. Granger, president, brings to his role a background of sales, business, communications, public relations, real estate and auction marketing. Jack has his CAI designation from the Auction Marketing Institute. The CAI designation is awarded to those individuals who qualify as professionals within the auction industry. AMI is the national organization for professional auctioneers located in Overland park, Kansas. Jack is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).
Bill Thagard, CAI,
#675

Vice President
Direct: 205-410-6751
bill@gtauctions.com
Bill has a background in the military, conventional real estate brokerage, appraising, auction marketing and construction. This knowledge is instrumental in achieving successful results for his clients. Bill has his CAI designation from the Auction Marketing Institute. The CAI designation is awarded to those individuals who qualify as professionals within the auction industry. AMI is the national organization for professional auctioneers located in Overland park, Kansas. Bill is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).
Kay Thagard
Marketing Director
Direct: 205-913-0151
gta@gtauctions.com
Since 1987, Kay Granger Thagard, Marketing Director, has managed the creative tailor-made marketing efforts for the firm's clients.
Candace Rayfield
AA#2876

Broker Associate / Auction Manager
Direct: 205-266-6944
candace@gtauctions.com
Candace Rayfield has joined Granger Thagard & Associates, Inc. as a Sales Associate/Auction Apprentice. Candace began her real estate career with RealtySouth in Birmingham and was Associate Broker for Coastal Properties in Orange Beach, AL. She was the top listing and sales producer consistently for over two years. She has worked in Sales and Marketing for over 15 years and served as Vice President of Marketing for two different companies. Candace utilizesĀ all of her creative and professional talents to create a unique partnership for Granger Thagard & Associates that will be beneficial to all of her clients as well as rewarding and profitable.
Luke Williamson
AA#2795

Agent/Auctioneer Apprentice
Direct: 205-639-6471
luke@gtauctions.com
Luke worked in the audio/visual industry with Holt A/V for thirty years before joining GTA full time. Luke has been a licensed auctioneer for three years. Luke has assisted and contributed to Granger Thagard's Charity Auction division for many years. Luke received his real estate license in 2009.
Bill Crow
AA#2937

Agent / Auctioneer Apprentice
Direct: 205-902-9144
crow@gtauctions.com
After graduation from The University of Alabama Bill began his career in the transportation industry with Roadway Express in Atlanta. Upon returning to Birmingham in 1986 he purchased Shaw Warehouse Company. After selling Shaw, Bill came to work for Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. in March of 2013. He brings with him years of sales and marketing knowledge along with the ability to work closely with his clients in the Real Estate industry.
Terry Thrash
AA#2923

Agent / Auctioneer Apprentice
Office: 205-326-0833
terry@gtauctions.com
Terry Thrash joined Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. as a Sales Associate/Auction Apprentice. Originally from Sylacauga Terry attended both Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Terry brings years of sales experience from the flooring business as well as knowledge of real estate as an investor and property manager for the past 17 years. After using Granger, Thagard & Associates to auction a few of his investments in farmland, residential, and commercial property in the Birmingham area, Terry was so pleased with the auction process and the results that he chose to pursue a career as a real estate professional and auctioneer apprentice.
Gregg Smith
AA#2954

Agent/Apprentice Auctioneer/Contract Coordinator
Office: 205-956-0101
gregg@gtauctions.com
Gregg moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL after graduating from the University of Alabama to work in the construction and real estate business. After 10 years, he returned to Tuscaloosa to get his law degree and practiced law in Birmingham for 24 years. Gregg joined Granger, Thagard & Associates in early 2014 bringing his years of legal experience, especially in estate situations, and understanding of real estate transactions to the Company.
Warren Page
AA#2982

Long Term Care Revenue Specialist
Direct: 205-999-6339
warren@gtauctions.com
Warren Page joins Granger, Thagard & Associates bringing his marketing expertise and proven success in business development, strategic planning, and problem solving. Warren's career includes serving as a Licensed Healthcare Administrator in the long term care industry and in Business Administration in the non-profit sector. A native of Birmingham, Page holds a BS in Marketing and a BS in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently resides in the Inverness community. Warren strives to build lasting relationships by working closely with his clients.
Yvonne Pope
Director Non-Profit Charities
Direct: 205-936-1403
yvonne@gtauctions.com
Yvonne Pope, Director of Non-Profit Events, has a diverse background which uniquely qualifies her to assist in planning your events for exponential success. Yvonne was a founding member of ROAR - The Southeast Cancer Foundation (SCF) and served as its Executive Director for five years. While director, she was instrumental in raising over $1,000,000 and created the first ROAR Endowed Chair. Yvonne has extensive experience in fundraising events from planning to execution! In addition to fundraisers, Yvonne was a court reporterĀ for over 30 years.
Tony Thagard
Marketing & Design
Office: 205-326-0833
tony@gtauctions.com
Tony is a graduate of Auburn University and has been involved in marketing, web design and brochure design for Granger Thagard since 1998. Tony obtained his real estate license in 1996 and auctioneer license in 1994.
All GTA auction marketing associates are either real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, auctioneers or auctioneer apprentices. Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. has a network of real estate brokers and auctioneer professionals, across the nation, who can be called upon for a specific "experience curve" for each special client's situation.

Granger and Thagard began their professional career with antique auctions, farm auctions and business liquidations. Marketing varied real estate properties and other significant personal property assets in the Southeast has been their focus since the mid 1990's.

GTA has sold millions of dollars worth of real estate and significant personal property assets. They have become immensely familiar with necessary steps of auction marketing to satisfy their clients. They realize the importance of quality marketing and take pride in their attention to detail. Their willingness to go the extra mile insures a successful auction.