In 1999, Carl left the family business to pursue a career in contract bid-calling working for other auction companies, and traveled throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada calling auction sales.
In 2001, he won the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association (MSAA) Bid Calling Champion contest.
In 2002, he was elected to the MSAA board of directors and served for three years.
In 2006, he was elected president of the MSAA, following in the footsteps of his grandfather in 1954.
In 2006, Carl and his wife Deena started AAG to serve a niche market serving food manufacturing companies in the U.S. He can conduct auctions in both English and Spanish.
Carl enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time on his boat and maintaining a large lawn and flower garden and goldfish pond. Perhaps his greatest joy is watching his children grow alongside him in the company and laying the foundation for his grandchildren to follow his legacy in the auction industry.