Professional Estate Liquidations

We provide central Minnesota with exclusive full service estate liquidations and downsizing sales.

Experience. Knowledge. Results.

35 years of estate sale experience – expert knowledge – exceptional presentation – successful results.

First Class Service

Throughout the liquidation process our employees exceed expectations.

Professional Bonded Company

S. Thomas & Associates is a professional, bonded estate liquidator.

Leading the way in estate sale services

S. Thomas Estate Sales is central Minnesota’s leading provider for professional estate liquidations. We will provide our experience and knowledge to ensure that your liquidation is conducted properly and professionally and the results are successful.

Steven Thomas Foy founded S. Thomas Estate Sales in 2010. His mission was to provide central Minnesota with a professional and ethical estate liquidation company. He started with an experienced staff who had previously conducted estate liquidations in Duluth, MN for 30 years.

Steve has always used the phrase “If you are going to do it, do it right.” This simple phrase is the foundation for how S. Thomas and Associates operate. Our employees pride themselves in presentation, professionalism and customer service. They make the extra effort in each step of the sale to ensure that their clients and customers are satisfied from beginning to end.

S. Thomas and Associates primary company policy is to respect the client and property involved. All of the employees have the highest level of respect for our client’s household and property. During the sale, S. Thomas representatives assure that customers are aware that they are a guest in the client’s home.

Why choose S. Thomas & Associates?

• We are a professional, bonded estate liquidation company.
• We have an experienced staff which has conducted over 250 sales combined.
• We have an experienced marketing team that will get customers to your sale.
• We are a subsidiary of Design Consign which provides clients the option of consignment as well as an estate sale.

Our History

Steve and Julie Foy have been residents of Brainerd for 35 years. Steve was manager of Stereo One and WJJY for 18 years. Julie spent 20 years in the hospitality industry. In 1998 they purchased a local produce wholesale/retail company. During the 10 years of ownership they expanded the company to wholesaling to over 100 restaurants. In 2000 they started a retail company, the Wild Bird Store; which catered to local bird enthusiasts. In 2008 they sold the companies; both are still in operation today.

Since the founding of S. Thomas Estate Sales, the company has conducted over 100 estate liquidations and two business liquidations including Beautiful Antiques in Pequot Lakes, MN. S. Thomas and Associates is a licensed and bonded estate sale company. They have up to 15 experienced employees available for large scale liquidations.

In 2012 they opened a subsidiary company; Design Consign, a 6,500 square foot retail showroom for consignment antiques, fine furniture and home décor. Design Consign works close with S. Thomas & Associates to give estate sale clients the option of consigning remaining items after their estate liquidation.

We understand that downsizing or having an estate sale for a loved one may be difficult and overwhelming. S. Thomas and Associates will provide their experience and expertise to ensure that your estate liquidation is conducted properly and professionally and the results are successful.

From Our Clients
  • - J. Brian Skone

    My brother passed away suddenly this summer. He owned an upscale lakeside town home with an extensive collection of fine furniture, rare rugs and art.

    We were referred to S. Thomas & Associates Estate Sale Services and boy we were happy that we met them.  From our first meeting until our sale 3 1/2 weeks later, their professional crew researched and set up the sale so that we sold 98% of all goods on a Saturday/Sunday sale at top prices. They are good!

  • - Dr. Don & Amy Starzinski

    Our house was full to the top with things we'd accumulated over the years and it was more than an ordinary garage sale could handle.  We called the wonderful people at S. Thomas Estate Sale Services and they promptly came to assess what we had, set up a time line for the sale, and began organizing, displaying and pricing things.

    The team was so great to work with--professional, courteous and fun!  Our sale was advertised extensively and it was a huge success.  I highly recommend this company.

  • - Dave Elsenpeter, President, Lakes State Bank

    “I hired S. Thomas & Associates to sale out a store our bank got back two summers ago. They couldn’t of handled it better. We ended up receiving up receiving 50% more in revenues than we expected, and the service was next to none, right down to the cleanup after the sale. I would recommend their company to anyone.”

  • - Loa Nelson, Owner, Crow Wing Antiques and Historic “Maryhill Manor”

    “Having them do a sale was one of the best decisions I have ever made”


    I was aware of S. Thomas and Associates and Design Consign when they opened their business in Brainerd and I had attended some of their sales. I knew from being in the resale business that they did a good job and had a good reputation.


    They saw how much you can put in a 5500 square foot house and a large garage and storage loft. They did it all, set up tables, priced thousands of items, set up good looking displays, and then for two days cashiered for thousands of purchasers. The results, based on dollars in, and “stuff” out, was really an amazing accomplishment.


    The other benefit was the wonderful advertising S. Thomas & Associates did and the number of persons who came through that might have an interest in purchasing the house. It was really what they call a “win win” situation.

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