Steve Castle started in the auction business in 1975, when he and his brother founded Castle Brothers Auction Company with locations in Abingdon, Virginia, and Chilhowie, Virginia. Steve became a Virginia licensed auctioneer in 2015 and is the 2016 Virginia Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Castle Auction Company, LLC, located in Bristol, Virginia, specializes in benefit auctions. After over 20 years as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, Steve has retired from pastoral ministry and has returned to the auction industry and is now focused on growing Castle Auction Company. Throughout the years, Steve has organized and conducted fund raising auctions for numerous congregations and various non-profit organizations. Steve is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, where he was awarded "Best All-Around Auctioneer."