John is an entrepreneur, currently owning several businesses.
John P. Tinsman & Associates Real Estate
J.P. Tinsman Trucking & Excavating
John P. Tinsman Auction Co. Inc.

All are operated out of his facility located in Farmland, Indiana - which is equipped with the tools and staff necessary to provide great service to our customers and make informed decisions about the best way to meet your needs.

As a child John had a desire to become an auctioneer. From the age of six he practiced his call by auctioning his father's cows while helping with the milking. A strong work ethic was established early, as those who know John personally can testify. By the age of fifteen John had called his first public auction and a real auctioneer was born!

While conducting a successful auction business, John 'gives back' to the community by volunteering his auction services. For many years he has helped organizations including the local PBS televised auctions, Ball Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The Lion's Club, Ball State University, Historic Farmland USA, and when in Haiti he held a benefit auction to drill a fresh water well.

John has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and has experience in demolition and construction projects such as; site work for large housing developments, Ball State University Arena, Wal-Mart stores, ponds, new homes, and more. In the course of these activities John has either owned or operated most of the equipment out there!
With a vast knowledge of individual equipment models, conditions and values, John is in demand as an appraiser for various financial institutions. John's experience speaks for itself.