45 Years of Satisfied Clients

Myra T., Los Angeles, Utilized our auction, buyout, and cleanout services

Every project is different, so Hughes offers a suite of services to meet the unique comprehensive estate services needs of each clients. Our clients love having a "one-stop-shop" that can handle their investment quality fine art & jewelry, as well as everyday items and charitable donations.


Here's what our clients have to say:


Ted Rhodes, Santa Barbara: Dissolving my parents' estate and closing up the Pasadena house they had lived in for over 50 years seemed a daunting task, but the good folks at Hughes really took the load off my back. Todd, Larry and their capable staff organized and conducted a public estate sale for us that was quite successful yet also extremely sensitive to members of our extended family. Once Hughes took over, we didn't have to lift a finger or a dustpan. They swept the house and yard clean before they were done, and all that was left for us to do was lock the door and turn off the lights.


Joslynn Burkett, Los Angeles: I wanted to send out my most sincere thank you to you and your incredible staff for helping to sell my uncle’s collection. It’s been over 3 years and 12 auctions and I have truly enjoyed the entire process. It is bitter sweet that it has finally come to a close, but alas, all things must end. I will still keep my eye on your auctions and if I ever need help in the future, you certainly will have my business and I will always recommend Hughes to anyone that asks. Thank you again.


George Brumber, Pasadena: Todd is responsible, responsive and pleasant to deal with. They kept meticulous track of all financial and other details. They were resourceful in identifying our more valuable items and finding the best way of disposing of them. They achieved excellent results for us and were most helpful when we moved out of a big house we'd lived in for a long time. We recommend Todd highly and with enthusiasm.


Polly Wheaton, Sotheby’s Realty, Pasadena: I have used the services of Todd Hughes for two separate estate sales in the last year. Each time, the team was knowledgeable, professional and a joy to work with.


Chelsea H., Los Angeles: Wow, these guys are real life super heroes! We bought a house, and the former owner left EVERYTHING behind. In just two days, the Hughes team sorted through the good, the bad, and the ugly. They coordinated multiple pick ups of recyclables, donations, and hauled off TWO 40 yard dumpster of trash. They deducted what they could resell from the clean out fee. For a little bit of money, they provided an invaluable service for us with such professionalism and speed. Thank you Taylor and the Hughes team!!


JoAnne Grimaldi, Glendale: Hughes literally saved my life by taking the complete load off my shoulders from beginning to end. Since there was no family to help me, it would have been impossible to do it alone. Todd and his staff handled every detail of the liquidation efficiently and with respect, and I am eternally grateful.


Dan Nagai, Los Angeles: My family recently contacted Hughes to oversee a family estate sale. Hughes was very professional, advising and guiding us throughout the entire process. We were extremely pleased with the results and highly recommend Todd to anyone seeking such services.


Lew Phelps, Pasadena: We owned a rare 1929 Hudson Town Sedan -- one of only a dozen remaining examples in the US of this custom-built version of the Hudson Super Six, with a body by Briggs Manufacturing Co., the largest independent auto body maker in the 1920s. We reached out to Hughes to discuss sale of the Hudson, since we were no longer able to maintain it. ... The buyer is a wealthy used car collector affiliated with a museum in Germany, and that is where the Hudson is now headed. Even though Hughes happens to be located only a few miles from where we live, they clearly have an international market reach. Highly recommended, particularly with respect to vehicle sales.