FIVE GENERATIONS OF LONG FAMILY LIQUIDATION SERVICES SINCE 1890
Commencing in the Midwestern town of Dayton, Ohio, during 1890 Franklin Samuel Long (Great Uncle) opened the first business in this long line of evaluation services including the Long family members. Great Uncle Frank conducted regular auction house sales, establishing value on personal property for local community owners needing to convert property to currency. Joseph Long (Grandpa) worked alongside him after the turn of the Twentieth Century and continued bringing family members into the auction business with the addition of sons Bill, Joe and Clement D. Long. The “Long” name became synonymous with professionalism due to success, experience and innovation.
Clement D. Long (Dad) expanded the inhouse method to onsite sale locations, real estate and commercial properties throughout the country, and carried the family dynamic on working with his brothers Bill and Joe. As the Long reputation heightened opportunities in business broadened. In reaction to the degeneration of US cities infostructure Urban Renewal was created and hotel content prospects grew.
By the mid 1960’s Clem Long identified that the auction method of selling these giant hotels limited the potential value of their contents. Using his knowledge of value, and keen business sense Clem branded a new method of onsite hotel content sales formulating the hospitality liquidation industry. Assurance of experience in the family model he brought in children Frank Long, Jim Long, Claudia Long, Cathy Long, and later husbands Ron Getter, Mike Kabealo, wives Venita Campbell and Andrea Lehn. As partners in both the auction and liquidation businesses for decades they perform dutifully together with overwhelming success as the fourth generation of liquidation professionals.
It was 1999, the “Technology Internet Renaissance”, rushing in the wave of venture capitalists eager to purchase business that could be launched with Wall Street IPO’S. Enthusiastic to ride with the wave several companies formed from the original founders. Resulting in 2002 with entrepreneur, Frank Long reuniting the family with the formation of ICL/International Content Liquidations, Inc. The rebranded ICL has never looked back or slowed down with her innovating model, services and vision always anticipating the future needs in hospitality asset recovery
Our latest family chapter resides with the inclusion of Nicole Kabealo (daughter to Claudia) who finished her degree in Business, and practiced alongside her father, initiating the Fifth Generation of the Long Family liquidators. Collectively these Five generations work side-by-side instilling family values into our business practice which assures every client consistent performance from start to finish on their project.
Frank Long – President
Frank is a 4th generation Auctioneer and Liquidator. Since 1976 Mr. Long has provided Liquidation, Inventory and Evaluation/Appraisals services for the Health Care and Lodging Industry for 33 years as principle owner and board member of NCL/National Content Liquidators, Inc. and ICL/International Content Liquidations, Inc. Over this period Mr. Long has been involved with over 600 Liquidation and Auctions of Hotels, Hospitals and Businesses through-out the United States, Canada, Hawaii and Caribbean Sea. The Long Families' history in the auction industry dates back to 1890 with great, great uncle, Frank Samuel Long.
James Long – Product Manager
Mr. Long is a 4th generation Auctioneer/Liquidator. Jim has acted as Project Manager for over 30 years and as ICL Lead Project Manager since 2005. Since 1973 Jim has managed Asset Recovery Evaluation and Project Management in over 600 properties from the Hospitality, Medical, Religious and Industrial plant industries through-out the United States, Canada, Hawaii and Caribbean Sea. Using his 10 years’ experience in the IT industry he has modernized and innovated the business into the digital age.
Ron Getter – Sales Manager
Mr. Getter has been with ICL Since 2006 in the role of Lead Generation and Logistics. Ron has 35 years of sales and marketing experience in real estate, as manager of various retail operations, sales of commodities for the hard and soft goods industries as well as owner of an online maritime captain’s licensing business. Mr. Getter also performs inventory appraisal of specialty merchandise and unique marketing consultation for large asset recovery projects. Ron’s blended expertise also includes creative solutions serving the needs of hotels and resort ownerships for demolition or rebranding of the property.
Claudia Miller – Senior Business Development
Claudia started business in her youth running the concession stands at the family auctions, resulting in seventeen years as a licensed auctioneer in the Midwest. Innovations in the business provided an opportunity to travel nationwide with the liquidation division of the company marketing the contents of hotels, restaurants, theatres, churches, and commercial trades. She pursued her love for decorative arts with studies at Winterthur Institute, and fine art studies at the Dayton Art Institute, Norton Museum and Society of the Four Arts. Expanding into the value and document certification classification for personal property Mrs. Miller became USPAP Compliant, Appraisers Association of America, and American Society of Appraisers, Senior Appraiser Designated. Claudia’s love for the family business, which has been her life long career utilizes her ability to converse openly on every aspect of the business with prospective clients. As she heads the department of Business Development.
Venita K. Long – Proprietary Sales & Marketing Materials Management
Ms. Long applies her skills in the department of Business Development with over 20 years’ experience. Venita holds a BA from the University of Illinois and utilizes her expertise connecting with potential Asset Recovery clients. She further adds her cogent expertise in the design and implementation of corporate marketing including conventional print, digital & web based marketing. Having garnered a depth of experience in various liquidation management processes Venita is proficient in the creation and deployment of content liquidating solutions.
Ms. Kabealo is a 5th generation Liquidator. Nicole has applied her degree in Small Business Management from the University of Toledo in over 100 Asset Recovery projects as Senior On-Site Project Manager. Ms. Kabealo has extensive leadership and hands on expertise in achieving optimal Asset Recovery for her clients in the Hospitality industry including but not limited to, case goods, restaurants, lounge, kitchen equipment, OS&E, china, linen, laundry, banquet, indoor water park inventory, architectural fixtures, and vehicles.