Our experience at SURPLUS FIRST is combined with old school business and the digital age. Through our product and equipment buyer contacts, we can offer our customers one of the most extensive purchasing platforms in the industry.
Regardless of what decision is made to liquidate your material, assets, products or equipment, our contacts and subsidiaries can efficiently accommodate your every need in order to draw the highest value for your organization.
…I founded Surplus First in order to offer companies an alternative to asset recovery and reclamation, while offering competent marketing that incorporates traditional along with new social media marketing. I hope that my contacts within the industry can benefit others. Call me for a risk free consultation. Rick Duncan, founder.
Company: Surplus First
In business since: 1981
Subsidiaries: Duncan’s Auctions, U.S. Switchgear, ElectriTrade
Location: Dallas Area, USA
Whipp & Bourne, a 100 year old company in the United Kingdom, was seeking a market in the U.S.A. Solution: Surplus First successfully branded and marketed Whipp & Bourne products into the utility & industrial industry in America.
Rick Duncan, President of Surplus First, and Steve Dymond, Global Managing Director of Whipp & Bourne playing Celtic Manor in South Wales, U.K. after discussing U.S. marketing strategy one month before the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor! We played our own Ryder cup and the U.S.A. defeated Wales.
From day one of the internet, Surplus First has established a social media network of contacts that purchase equipment of all kinds!
In 1985 an 8.0 Magnitude earthquake hit the Mexico City area. Surplus First crews were on the ground and in several areas assisting with the electrical infrastructure.
Surplus First has assisted firms and demolition companies throughout the world in equipment reclamation, generating billions of dollars in revenue through professional asset recovery.
Surplus First has been instrumental in liquidating & upgrading Mass Transit Facilities’ electrical systems in the U.S.
Surplus First has been instrumental in assisting organizations with asset recovery in commercial, hospitals, schools and high rise structures worldwide.
Whipp & Bourne, a 100 year-old British Company, needed the liquidation of electrical equipment in the U.S. Surplus First was instrumental in positioning Whipp & Bourne products in the American marketplace.
Surplus First president, Rick Duncan and wife Marilyn Duncan of North Dallas Legal, PLLC., during a trip to the U.K., visited Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London, the oldest company in the U.K., where the original Liberty Bell was manufactured. They were instrumental in bringing an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that is now displayed at U of H Clear Lake, where they both attended.
Most people would see this image as a room full of junk and worthless material, but Surplus First sees money. Even with this building being partially demolished, we recognize equipment that could be reclaimed in the amount of tens of thousands of dollars.