Office: 804-327-9090 • Fax: 804-486-9840
Ernie@BlacktieBenefitAuctions.com

​13510 Midlothian Tpke., Suite B

Midlothian, VA 23113

What People Say


“You are professional, effective, and all-around awesome!  Thank you for everything!  We would love to have you all back next year!”
A.W. – Development Director, Annapolis, MD

“WOW!!! Thank you so much for all that you did on Saturday night!!! You guys did an amazing job. We wouldn't have had the same success without you.”

A.H. – Non-Profit Organization, Richmond, VA

“You helped us exceed our goal for the live auction, and we have heard nothing but positive feedback about the great work you do!” H.L. – Non-profit Organization, Washington, D.C.

“Thanks very much for your all that you did at our auction! We especially appreciate your thoroughness and the great job Friday evening! Considering the present economic climate, your performance was fantastic.”

B.S. – Private School, Arlington, VA

“Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and helping us to raise some very important funds! You certainly helped make that evening come alive.”

B.B. – Auction Chairperson, Richmond, VA

“Extremely pleased with how the night unfolded!! You and the team are truly a class act and an intricate part of our success!!”

C.N. –Development Director, Richmond, VA

“Thank you for the excellent job you did for us on Sat. night. Your expertise and energy level added so much to the evening, both from the monetary standpoint and also from the entertainment angle.” 
A.F. – Auction Chairperson, Arlington, VA

“I couldn’t believe how much money you raised with your “Hero” program. What a great suggestion! You are my hero!” 
M.B. - Development Director, Raleigh, NC

“I wanted to let you know that Bob was awesome! We had nothing but rave reviews on him. He is so great and everyone enjoys his funny sense of humor and charming personality.”

C.C. – Auction Chairperson, Non-profit organization, Westmoreland County, VA

“We had a great time! And a record year!! We made the most we have ever made in the LIVE Auction. We want to have you back next year.”

D.F. – Auction Chairperson – Easton, MD

“Once again, you and your team did a fantastic job! It is fun to watch a “master” at work! You are due so much of the credit in the success of our auction; you came in as though you knew everybody”

H.C. – Event Coordinator, Annapolis, MD

“This was the BEST auction I have ever done and I truly believe it is due in great part, to your professionalism and experience on that front. I hope to work with you again!”

J.W. – Auction Chair Person, Richmond, VA

“You were a wonderful addition to our event and helped us to raise SO MUCH MORE money than we ever have before.” 
P.W. – Event Coordinator, Virginia Beach, VA

You guys were unbelievable! I cannot thank you enough for all of the guidance and ideas you gave to us. We look forward to working with you again next year.”

J.N. – Non-Profit Organization, Pasadena, MD

“Everyone loved having you and Dave and we look forward to having you back next year. You guys were AWESOME and you absolutely made our event such a success!!!” 
S.G. – Auction Chairperson, Fairfax, VA

“Thank you so much for helping to make our event so great!!! As always to was truly a pleasure to work with you and your team. We are so excited with the results.”

J.H. – Private School, James City County, VA


“I am still singing your praises! I really can't thank you enough and would love to work with you in the future! It was amazing!” 
M.M. – Private School, Richmond, VA

“Thank you so much for making it a wonderful, fun, entertaining and very successful evening.  You are such a professional; you have truly found your calling in life!”

J.H. – Private School, James City County, VA

“The advice you gave us before and during the event was instrumental in making the evening go so well. You and your team were absolutely awesome in getting the crowd energized.”

K.H. – Development Director, Richmond, VA

“You were a HUGE hit Saturday night. I know every other person I talked to told me how much they like “this auctioneer” (you) more than any other we have had.  I thought you were terrific!” 
B.M. Auction Chairperson– Richmond, VA

“Thank you so much for a great job on Friday! You were great to work with and I especially appreciate your patience with last minute logistical changes.”

L.W. – Private School, Baltimore, MD

“Everyone was so pleased, and I really appreciate all of your advice before the auction. I couldn’t have done it without you! You were so good at getting the crowd going. I am chairing this event next year, so I will be sure to use you again.” 
B.R. – Event Coordinator, Hanover, VA

“Thanks again for your support at the auction.  You and your team did a fantastic job! As you know, this was my first gala and I really appreciate all that you did in guiding me through the steps and all of the tips that you gave us that helped us have such a successful evening.” 
B.H. – Private School in Richmond, VA

“Thanks for being the EMCEE and keeping things moving along from the different rooms.  People did seem to have a really good time; we are very pleased!”

L.M. – Event Coordinator, Midlothian, VA

“The pleasure was truly ours….thank you for a most SUPERB and EXCELLENT job!” 
P.H. – Auction Chairperson, Arlington, VA

“Just so you know, we were very pleased with Friday night!! You and your team of bid spotters did a great job! I will definitely be in touch to discuss next year!”

M.K. – Auction Chairperson, Richmond, VA

​“It was indeed a wonderful, spectacular evening!! It was a huge success thanks to a lot of dedicated people!!” 
S.N. – Private School, Falls Church, VA


“You really helped take the pressure off of us for both the silent & live auctions. Everyone was very pleased that we had you there & we have received many compliments about the event.”

M.M. – Auction Chairperson, Henrico, VA

“I cannot begin to tell you how great it was to have you and your team at our auction last night! Your suggestions were great suggestions and they worked beautifully! You are truly a professional and a great person and we thank you for all that you did for us.” 
C.N. – Auction Chairperson, Midlothian, VA

“You and your crew were first rate to work with! From the tips in organizing through the night of the event, you have been terrific! Thank you for helping us have such a successful event!”

N.P. – Auction Chairperson, Williamsburg, VA
 
“You did an absolutely incredible job at the auction last night and gave us more than we had ever hoped or imagined. We more than DOUBLED our profits from last year’s auction!!!”  

R.D., Development Director, James City County, VA

“Thanks so much for your wonderful help last evening! You are truly a professional and you added so much to the success of our evening.”

R.N. – Auction Chairperson, Richmond, VA

“It was a pleasure working with you and your team. What nice guys you have! Thanks for all your efforts and for all the great advice. It was super helpful!”

S.C. – Event Coordinator, Richmond, VA

·      “Thank you so much for last night! I heard fabulous reviews from our guests. Thank you for helping us reach our goal! It was great to finally meet you and it was a pleasure working with you.”

S.S. – Development Director, Washington, D.C.

“This company was truly amazing, and to be honest, made/saved our entire event. To be quite honest, we netted three times as much as we hoped to conservatively make on our auction items, and I’m really not kidding, it was all because of Ernie and his team.” 
M.M., Development Director, Manassas, VA

“You and your team are to be commended for a great evening. You were very professional, and really got the room giving! We are very happy with the results!”

S.W.- Auction Chairperson, Richmond, VA