Hal Hunt is a native of Louisiana. He was raised in the small town of Zachary, Louisiana which is north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hal comes from a family of ancestors that began as horse traders. The transition from horse trading to furniture was attributed to his great uncle Allen L. Hunt, who in 1950 began a small family business in Zachary, La. selling and trading used furniture, antiques, animals, hardware, vegetables, tractors, etc. Hal's father, Harry Hunt, Sr. became established in the antique auction business in the 1970's. Hal and his 2 younger brothers worked with Harry in the business. Hal began auctioneering at the young age of 9. In the 1980's in Lafayette, Louisiana the Hunt's continued in the antique auction business and also expanded into the direct import of antique reproductions. Hal is the 3rd Generation in the Antique Auction and Import business. Hal has been in the antique auction and import business all his life but officially since 1986.
Hal decided in December 2000, to expand his part of the family business to a new location. An opportunity became available in Northport, Alabama and Hal Hunt Auctions had it's first auction New Year's Day - January 1st, 2001. Hal and is wife and 3 girls traveled back and forth between Lafayette, Louisiana and Northport, Alabama continuing to have auctions. With great support from the wonderful communities of Northport and Tuscaloosa, Alabama and lots of prayers to God, Hal and his family decided in January 2002 to permanently move his business and family to Northport, Alabama. Hal's father - Harry Hunt, Sr. of Lafayette, La. owned and operated Ace Auction Company and Ace Wholesale until his passing in September of 2013 - He will forever be missed by his family and peers. Hal's 2 younger brothers - Rod Hunt & Billy-Bob Hunt continue to do business in Lafayette, La.
Hal is committed to bring to the Northport - Tuscaloosa community as well as the state of Alabama, a large supply of merchandise for dealers, as well as those rare items for the collector, and fine furniture and accessories for the decorative needs of the individual buyer. Our merchandise consist of fine quality European Antiques, American Antiques, large bronze sculptures, garden statuary, hand-woven Persian rugs, and other fine quality imports and furnishings. Our auctions may consist of one entire estate or a combination of estates or a direct import container from Europe. Our auctions are usually every 6 - 8 weeks. We are open daily for wholesale and retail by appointment.
Hal Hunt Auctions is owned and operated by Hal Hunt Enterprises, Inc. - Hal Hunt AL#1644
We are thankful for our 3 daughters, as well as all of our family members and friends that have been with us through the years, helping to make each and every auction a success!!! That success also comes from having wonderful supportive customers. Many of whom we have become great friends. Thanks To All!!!