Bill decided in late 2013 to join the United Country Family. Bill is focused on putting together a state of the art auction and real estate company. With national and local advertising, United Country Burke Auction and Realty is bringing new life to Crawford, Jasper and Richland, Lawrence counties along with Central and Southern Illinois.
Bill grew up in Olney, Il., until he was in the 5th grade and at that time his mother took a job at Hershey Chocolate and moved the family to Oblong, Il. Basically growing up and taking county wide classes in high school, Bill built relationships all over Crawford County. Bill is a 2000 graduate of Oblong High School and a 2005 graduate of the Missouri Auction School. He has been employed in a variety of different jobs in his career. Bill has had 2 jobs since 2005, working days and working auctions in the evenings and weekends. In 2009 Bill went to work full-time for Bob Fiscus Auction and Appraisals. In 2012 Bill opened Furniture and More in Oblong, Il. In 2013 Bill also bought an office in Oblong and opened United Country Burke Auction and Realty. In July, of 2014 Bill sold Furniture and More to strictly focus on the Auction and Real Estate business.
Bill was recently married in 2014 to his wife Sarah. Bill has 3 daughters, Alysen, Aireka, and Audrey. They are involved in sports and many school activities. Bills hobbies include, attending auctions, hunting, fishing, being outdoors in general, side-by-side rides with the family and watching his daughters play softball.
My name is Angela Drake. I am a resident of Sullivan and my roots are here in Sullivan County. I recently became a licensed real estate broker in Indiana and I am excited to start my journey of helping others achieve their home ownership goals be it from listing or buying their next property! I have had an interest in real estate due to my diverse life experiences be from moving as a child due to my father being in the military and for his job, to working with my family helping with their rental properties, assisting my mother who was an award winning building contractor, learning about the process of developing property as my parents established a subdivision, and becoming a home owner myself. I feel that my experiences help me to have an understanding of homebuyers’ potential needs, the value of investing in real estate, and the importance of having a home to call your own. Let me use my lifetime of experience to help you buy your first home, sell yourself current home, or purchase your next home.
A Crawford County native, Jed Dunlap graduated from Palestine High School. He’s been working in the moving business since 1997, started his own business in 2008, and has worked with Fiscus Realty, Auctions & Appraisals since 1999 and United Country Burke Auction and Realty since 2013. Jed has 4 wonderful children and married his wife Anna in 2019. His hobbies include antiquing with his family, watching SciFi, mythology, geology, and history. He is excited to start a new chapter in his career with auctioneering.
Scott is a graduate of Sullivan High School and later went on to attend Wabash College for degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. He is graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Scott has spent the largest part of his life growing up and living in rural Sullivan County Indiana on a grain and animal farm where he now raises his son.
He has been working regionally in Indiana and Illinois for almost 20 years as an Ag, Business, and Mortgage lender. In addition, for the past 5 years Scott decided to take on the challenges of learning the auction business from all angles; checking in, cashiering, clerking, ringman, and most recently auctioneering itself. As a recent Reppert Auction School graduate, Scott feels he is ready for next step in his auctioneering career.
He believes listening to the customer and exceeding their expectations is the key to success. When you are ready schedule your next auction, let Scott’s knowledge and customer focused business philosophy work for you!
Hi everybody! A little about me, I was raised in Lawrenceville until my family moved to Robinson during my junior high years. Upon graduating from Robinson High School, I attended college in St. Louis, MO. Later I moved to Indianapolis to enjoy the city life and worked as a leasing agent and also held an Indiana Real Estate License. Deciding I missed small town life, I moved back to Crawford County in 1993 but always told myself I would get back into real estate again. After marrying my husband, JD, in 1995 we settled down in Oblong to raise our children - our daughter, Connor, is now 21 and a senior at EIU and our son Jake is 14 and a freshman at OHS. In my spare time, you can usually find me at our children’s sporting events, fishing with my guys, “junking”, or refinishing furniture. I am employed by JaCi Oil as a bookkeeper and recently completed my real estate schooling and obtained my Illinois Real Estate License. I am excited to be able to help you sell your house or find your perfect house!! Please give me a call for all of your real estate needs!
Tim was born and raised Southern Illinois near Vienna, IL. He graduated from Vienna High School where he made the All-State Team in Baseball and was All-State Honorable Mention in Basketball. After High School he played baseball at Southeastern Illinois Community College for one year then went on to play three more years of baseball at Union University in Jackson, TN. Tim received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management/Marketing at Union and has now completed a Masters of Management from Oakland City University.
Tim loves all outdoor sports and loves to hunt and fish. He loves the challenge of finding the spot for the big buck or the big bass. He gets this same “rush” while searching for the perfect home for a family or trying to find a buyer that fits a listing. “The hunt is the exciting part, then the work starts.”
Tim worked 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in recreation, counseling and the last 15 years in Correction Education. Tim is now the Pastor at Outer West Market Church of Christ in Palestine, Illinois. Just like the Real Estate Business, Tim is always looking for new and exciting ways to grow his church.
Tim and his wife Kerry have been married for 20 years and have a beautiful daughter Rylee age 18. Tim loves his God, his family, and his country.
I was raised in Robinson, IL. And went through elementary school there. I went to high school in Martinsville, IL. graduating in 1973. After finishing school I moved to Oblong, got married and started a family. Rita and I had 4 children whom all attended Oblong Schools. We currently have 9 grandchildren who all live within an hour from us so we spend quite a bit of time enjoying them. From 1974-1982 I worked in the construction business. I did remodel work, roofing and new construction. I went to work at Marathon Refinery and worked there for 28 years. I started in Operations, working night shift which enabled me to still do construction work. I later transferred to the Maintenance Dept., where I eventually became a Maintenance Foreman. After retiring from Marathon, I went back to construction work full-time which I am still doing. I have always enjoyed the Real Estate business and working with people so I decided to get my Realtor license.
I was born and raised in Crawford County, graduating from Hutsonville High School in 1997. I have four boys that keep my life busy and complete. After living away for 6 years, I recently moved back to Robinson, in order to be closer to family. Having worked customer service, in a variety of public settings through the years, I am not a stranger to the discipline, hard work, and patience necessary to achieve satisfaction of the customer. I’m looking forward to learning everything I can to better serve your needs.