ServNet is celebrating its 30th anniversary, the independent auction network announced.

The company, first conceived in 1988, was founded by eight independent auction owners who developed the idea of forming a cooperative marketing network that would share ideas and promote their auctions on a national level.

“We discussed the advantages of working together with other independent auctions which shared the same philosophy and offered the same level of service,” said Jeff Barber, owner of State Line Auto Auction and one of ServNet’s founding members. “We talked about pooling our resources and promoting ourselves collectively, and in 1988 ServNet was born.

From its original eight auctions, ServNet has grown to 22 independent auction members throughout the U.S.