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Our experience at SURPLUS FIRST is combined with old school business and the digital age. Through our product and equipment buyer contacts, we can offer our customers one of the most extensive purchasing platforms in the industry.

Regardless of what decision is made to liquidate your material, assets, products or equipment, our contacts and subsidiaries can efficiently accommodate your every need in order to draw the highest value for your organization. 

…I founded Surplus First in order to offer companies an alternative to asset recovery and reclamation, while offering competent marketing that incorporates traditional along with new social media marketing. I hope that my contacts within the industry can benefit others. Call me for a risk free consultation. Rick Duncan, founder.
company info

Company:  Surplus First

In business since:  1981

Partners: Duncan’s Auctions, Recloser System Solutions, U.S. Switchgear, ElectriTrade

Location:   Dallas Area, USA

Phone:   713-382-9697


Asset Recovery

Streamlined Asset Liquidation Specialists
Auction Specialists
One of Surplus First's partners is Duncan's Auctions, therefore we can bring material to market quickly at auction to generate immediate cash for your organization or for you personally.
Demo & Salvage Liquidation
Whether your have a small demolition project or a large facility, Surplus First can assist in recovering every last dollar out of anything of value on your project. Our expertise ranges from every type of industrial equipment to commercial and building supplies that can be salvaged from a demo job.
Electrical Specialist
Surplus First has a vast contact network in electrical surplus, whether it be distribution or control apparatus. Given our expertise in the electrical industry, we can generate the highest return on your used, surplus and unwanted electrical equipment.
Commercial Liquidations
Whatever your commercial liquidation needs are, Surplus First can bring your equipment to market in the most efficient manner and in the most cost effective method, whether it be direct marketing, auction or other liquidation means.
Industrial Liquidations
Regardless of your industry; refining, oil & gas, process or manufacturing of any kind, Surplus First can assist in liquidating your unwanted and excess equipment.
Utility Equipment Liquidation
Surplus First has decades of experience in liquidating utility substation and power plant material and equipment.

Whipp & Bourne, a 100 year old company in the United Kingdom, was seeking a market in the U.S.A. Solution: Group Duncan, Inc. successfully branded and marketed Whipp & Bourne products into the utility & industrial industry in America.

Rick Duncan, President of Surplus First, and Steve Dymond, Global Managing Director of Whipp & Bourne playing Celtic Manor in South Wales, U.K. after discussing U.S. marketing strategy one month before the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor! We played our own Ryder cup and the U.S.A. defeated Wales.

our approach
When your company is in need of gaining exposure to buyers for every type of material, property or equipment, whether it be electrical, mechanical or any other property, Surplus First can assist in strategically situating your property in front of buyers on an immediate basis and turning your assets into cash much faster than any other avenue.
Surplus First does not use a shotgun effect when marketing your property. It is not our philosophy to promote your assets to sporadic buyers. We strategically market to niche purchasers depending on your particular property. Due to the fact that we have our own in-house auction company and other partners that we can utilize as outlets, you can feel assured that your property will draw the maximum market value.
We understand business and fully acknowledge that there are circumstances wherein a company needs to liquidate fast or at other times has a longer period of time to reclaim cash for excess or unwanted property.
Whatever your situation is, Surplus First will structure our sale and marketing plan around your immediate or long term needs and goals.


From day one of the internet, Surplus First has established a social media network of contacts that purchase equipment of all kinds!

In 1985 an 8.0 Magnitude earthquake hit the Mexico City area. Surplus First crews were on the ground and in several areas assisting with the electrical infrastructure.

Surplus First has assisted firms and demolition companies throughout the world in equipment reclamation, generating billions of dollars in revenue through professional asset recovery.

Surplus First has been instrumental in liquidating & upgrading Mass Transit Facilities’ electrical systems in the U.S.

Surplus First has been instrumental in assisting organizations with asset recovery in commercial, hospitals, schools and high rise structures worldwide.

Whipp & Bourne, a 120 year-old British Company, was seeking assistance in entering the U.S. Market. Group Duncan was instrumental in positioning Whipp & Bourne products in the American marketplace.

Group Duncan, Inc. President Rick Duncan and wife Marilyn Duncan of North Dallas Legal, PLLC., during a trip to the U.K., visited Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London, the oldest company in the U.K., where the original Liberty Bell was manufactured. They were instrumental in bringing an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that is now displayed at U of H Clear Lake, where they both attended.

Most people would see this image as a room full of junk and worthless material, but Surplus First sees money. Even with this building being partially demolished, we recognize equipment that could be reclaimed in the amount of tens of thousands of dollars.