Glendale auctioneer Erik Hoyer earns CAI designation, joins exclusive ranks of industry’s premier designation program

GLENDALE (March 31, 2015)  – Glendale auctioneer Erik Hoyer, of EJ’s Auction & Consignment, recently completed his training at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). CAI is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals.

Hoyer, a Cave Creek resident, joins an exclusive group as there were only 961 current CAI designation holders in the world as of December 2014.

The three-year CAI designation program provides auction professionals the opportunity to earn the industry’s most respected professional designation. CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers with instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, finance, communication, strategic planning and marketing. The NAA conducts CAI every March at Indiana University in Bloomington.

An Arizona native, Hoyer serves as the founder and CEO of EJ’s Auction & Consignment and co-owner of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale. After 25 years of owning and operating two successful businesses in the construction industry, Hoyer began AZAuctionman in 2007, which later became EJ’s when he and auctioneer Josh Levine formed their business partnership.  An Ohio Auction School graduate and member of the National Auctioneers Association, he has received Graduate Personal Property Appraiser Designation, Certified Estate Specialist Designation and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice certification prior to this most recent prestigious CAI certification.

EJ’s Auction & Consignment is located at 5880 W. Bell Road, Ste. B, on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale. EJ’s conducts three live simultaneous auctions on Saturdays in an air-conditioned Big Box building starting at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). Patrons visiting EJ’s also can shop for estate furniture, fine art and other high-quality pieces in EJ’s “First Call” retail consignment store, which is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call (623) 878-2003.

For more information on CAI, its history and its standing as the premier training program for auction professionals, contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or visit

About the National Auctioneers Association

The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) represents thousands of auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kan., and it was founded in 1949. To learn more about the auction method of marketing, or to find an auction or auctioneer, please visit


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