Kyle and Amie Scanlon live in Essex, Vermont, with their three children. They have been married for 26 years and were both born in Burlington and grew up in Colchester.
Kyle is the third generation of his family to be actively involved in the antique and estate business. His grandparents, Nathan and Margaret Merrill, founded the Vermont Antique Dealers Association. From an early age, Kyle worked with his mother in her antique shop and on the show circuit.
After college, Kyle began working as a fine arts appraiser and the gallery manager at Duane Merrill & Company, Auctioneers and Appraisers. During his 10-plus years there the company set several world records at auction, and Kyle's appraisal customers included prominent New England institutions like the Shelburne Museum. He is a past president of the Vermont Antique Dealers Association, and served on the Vermont Auctioneers Association Board of Directors.
In 2006 Kyle accepted an executive editor's position at Elk Publishing where he oversaw the production of three magazines related to Vermont and the great outdoors, and consulted on several book projects. While there, Kyle honed his marketing and social networking skills. In addition to his editorial duties, he conducted a variety of seminars throughout the East, and was a frequent guest on many national and local radio programs. This was at a time when social media was in its infancy, and he saw its developments first hand and quickly learned how to use it.
Amie Scanlon is a graduate of Trinity College. She is a dual-certified elementary education and Spanish teacher. For many years she was employed by Milton Elementary but after the birth of her & Kyle's second child, she made the difficult decision to put her teaching career on hold and stay home with her children. Now that the children are older she oversees the business operations of K.C. Scanlon: Vermont Estate Sales and Transition Services.
Amie is also the company's "green" expert. She makes sure nothing in an estate is wasted and ensures all paint and hazardous material from an estate is properly disposed of, and things like electronics and tires are properly recycled.
Their children also play an important hand in the business. On any given day daughters Addison and Kelsie can be found working the checkout table, and son Joshua frequently helps out doing pick-ups and staging.
On a more personal note "family" is the most important thing to them. They have three dogs, two cats, and whatever animal youngest daughter Kelsie has found injured and is rehabilitating at the time. They enjoy being outdoors whether it is boating on Lake Champlain, working in their hobby-size sugar bush, skiing, traveling, or just exploring.
Kyle and Amie founded K.C. Scanlon: Vermont Estate Sales and Transition Services in 2007 after they helped a friend liquidate the contents of her parent's home. With Kyle's knowledge and Amie's accounting abilities it was a natural fit and they soon saw a need for their services across Vermont. The business expanded rapidly. In 2011 Kyle and Amie conducted 26 estate sales. In 2012 that number jumped to over 75. They credit their rapid expansion to a deep commitment to core values, understanding what each customer needs, and plain old Yankee hard work.
In the 16 years since the companies inception, Kyle and Amie have learned many lessons. They have seen ebbs and flows in the market. They have scaled down the number of sales they do to help focus more on individual customer's needs. They are proud of the work they do, and regularly handle some of the finest homes in Vermont.