We sell items that come with a history. Here is ours:
EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE grew out of the Cincinnati antiques market, where seasoned vintage sellers, Jacquie Denny and Brian Graves, kept crossing paths and trading notes about people, the pieces they collect over a lifetime and the stories those items tell.
Jacquie was a businesswoman who loved history, yard sales and estate auctions. With a partner, she founded a tag sale company called Sorting It Out in the early nineties. Her experience with live auctions, where an entire household of items would be sold for bargain prices, left her feeling like the family inside often missed out on their full earning potential. With sellers in mind, Jacquie’s tag sale company grew to be one of the largest in the region.
Brian Graves was one of Jacquie’s regular customers, and with a beard, long hair and grunge jeans, he didn’t strike you as the kind of guy who could tell the difference between Bauhaus and Baughman. But Brian was passionate about the history behind items and spent years educating himself on the craftsmanship and stories that contributed to something’s worth. Though working four jobs to support his family, he became obsessed with buying, selling and refurbishing vintage goods.
In 2007, Jacquie and Brian joined forces and started EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE, a full-service estate sale business with a focus on driving awareness through a web presence. In early 2008, when they felt that they had a large enough audience, they experimented with selling an entire estate online. They couldn’t believe how quickly bidding heated up. Leveraging this platform, Jacquie and Brian focused on continuously exceeding their clients’ expectations. The business grew quickly and others took notice. Brothers and entrepreneurs Andy and Jon Nielsen, along with their business partner Mike Reynolds were among those that noticed. Together, they approached the pair about the potential for EBTH’s expansion and presented a plan to Brian and Jacquie for how they could partner and make the company global, staying true to a shared vision of unparalleled service powered by revolutionary technology and a love for the thrill of the hunt.
Today, EBTH.com sells furniture, jewelry, art, coins, cars, collectibles and more, in 27 cities and counting. With over 350 sales a month, EBTH is still guided by Jacquie and Brian’s belief that there’s a one-of-a-kind piece waiting inside of every house.