Welcome to First Capitol Auction, Inc.

Northern California’s Leading Auction Company

Public Health Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

First Capitol Auction will provide online-only auction services during the current Shelter at Home Health Order in Solano County. Our next online-only auction is currently scheduled to open for bidding Friday, May 15 at 9:00AM and to conclude 9:00 AM Tuesday, May 19. This timed auction will include vehicles, equipment, and miscellaneous items.

To bid at our next auction, you must have created an account on Proxibid prior to the auction start time. Please follow the links below to view our continuously updated online catalog on Proxibid: https://1stcapitolauction.proxibid.com/First-Capitol-Auction/Timed-Miscellaneous-Rental-Equipment Vehicles/event-catalog/177972
For information and resources on the current public health crisis, please refer to the Solano County Department of Public Health: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/ncov.asp

May online sale:

opens- May 15th @ 9am

closes- May 19th @ 10am

preview May 15th-16th and May 18th-19th from 9 am-430 pm

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