R. H. Lee & Co., Auctioneers Inc. has been in business since 1977. We are a Full Time – Full Service auction company, conducting live and online estate auctions, bankruptcies, liquidations, equipment, real estate estate auctions.
- A member of the National Auctioneers Association
- Past president, member and board member of the SC Auctioneers Association
- A graduate and member of the Certified Auctioneers Institute with the CAI designation
- A licensed real estate broker in South Carolina
- Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate designation
- A licensed auctioneer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida
Our auction gallery is located in the quaint, picturesque town of Ridgeway, SC. The building has been in existence since the early 1900’s, being an A-Model Ford dealership and later used as a cotton warehouse. After major renovations, we offer a spacious, fully climate-controlled gallery with a uniqueness that compliments our fine antiques and furnishings.
Our registration/cashier window came from the old Camden Courthouse and the carriage lights on the front of the building came from one of the old Winthrop College buildings. The heart pine window front was crafted from timbers salvaged during the renovation.
We have strived to reconstruct the building in a style reminiscent to the age of the town. Located only 2.2 miles from I-77 on Highway 34, 100 S. Dogwood Dr., Ridgeway, we conduct regularly scheduled auctions and offer concessions at all live auctions.
Ridgeway boasts a town population of about 350. Originally known as New Town, Ridgeway obtained its present name when the owners of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railway decided not to build the railroad on the Camden route, but rather to use the “ridge way”. It was settled around the late 1700’s with settlers coming south from Virginia after the Revolutionary War. Others came north from Charleston in the early 1800’s to escape malaria.
As with most small country towns, the railroad played a large part in the growth of the town. Mostly a cotton town until the late 1930’s, timber took over in a big way and although no longer shipped by rail from Ridgeway, it is still a major commodity in Fairfield County. Many of the older homes have been well preserved and a walk around the town will leave one feeling as if they have stepped back in time. Come and visit, stroll awhile, and enjoy our town.