Welcome to First Capitol Auction, Inc.

Northern California’s Leading Auction Company

For On-Line Bidding, Catalog & Late Additions

Specializing In:

No Minimum – No Reserve

Public Auctions Including:

  • Late Model Construction Equipment
  • Government Fleet Vehicles
  • Asset Seizures
  • Utility & Power Equipment
  • Government Fleet Vehicles & Special Use Equipment
  • Rental & Aerial Equipment
  • Equipment Appraisals

About Us

First Capitol Auction, Inc. originated in a small warehouse in Benicia, California, in May, 1985. We selected our company’s name to acknowledge the community’s historic role in housing California’s first capitol building.

Eric Smith, the founder of First Capitol, was soon joined by partner Brian McKissack. From the beginning, Smith and McKissack based their business model upon auctioning construction equipment, vehicle and other asset seizures, for the benefit of public entities, as well as rental yards and lending institutions. Through hard work, focus, and creativity the partners soon outgrew their Benicia facility and moved to their current 10-acre site in Vallejo, California.

  • Our Mission Statement

    First Capitol Action, Inc’s primary goal is to maintain the public’s trust in the auction process by holding no minimum, no reserve, public auctions.

  • Employment Opportunities

    First Capitol Auction, Inc. looks for highly motivated, self starting individuals.

  • Catalog updated daily on Proxibid

    Final auction day catalog available on morning of auction.

  • Do you have equipment that you would like to include in this next auction?

    Call Us Today! Phone: 707-552-0739