Our work

5 States Salvage Pool, LLC

5 States Salvage Pool, LLC

The 5 States Salvage Pool website features salvage vehicles available for monthly auction. Their site features our auction web application that allows visitors to bid for items by proxy before the monthly live auction.

Our Role

  • Provide domain registration and hosting services
  • SQL 2005 database to store auction and bidder information
  • Installation and testing of our auction web application
  • Web programming of auction calendar page, current auction listings page and online buyer registration form
  • Customer support so our product will continue to meet their needs

Their Problem


5 States Salvage Pool, LLC holds monthly live auctions to sell salvage vehicles to dealers and non-dealers in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. They wanted a simple, affordable way for customers to participate in these auctions without driving long distance to the auction location.

They also needed an easy way to update their site content with information and photos of each new auction item without having to learn the nuts and bolts of web programming or hiring a staff member to do this for them. They also wanted bidders to register before being able to bid on items.


Our auction web application allows visitors to register and bid on auction items before the live auction takes place. Visitors can:

  • register to bid on items
  • browse the list of auction items, including multiple photos
  • place a bid
  • view a calendar of upcoming live auctions

Our auction web application allows 5 States staff to:

  • add new auction dates
  • add/edit new auction items
  • upload photos
  • track bids
  • modify registered bidders (and if necessary suspend their privileges)
  • notify bid winners

The first iteration of the website was launched in 1996, but in late 2011 a redesign was started and should be launching soon.

The site can be viewed at http://www.5states.com.