By Brian Sweeney
Ed Roberts Jr. got his first taste of auctioneering at the age of eight. During the following decades he spent a good deal of time assisting with Roberts’ Auction, which was owned by his parents, Sandy and Ed Roberts Sr.
While he helped out with the Fleischmanns-based business, Ed’s primary occupation was contracting. He later added the installation of overhead doors as a specialty. Like many physically demanding careers, the work took a toll on Ed.