Appraisal Services

Appraisal Services

We offer independent appraisals for financial, bankruptcy, insurance, divorce, estate, donation, and many other purposes. Our appraisals are USPAP-compliant; this standard meets all federal and state documentary requirements and is preferred by legal and financial institutions. We are based near Fort Wayne and complete inspections throughout the region for our clients.

Machinery & Equipment:

This includes appraisal of machinery, manufacturing equipment, machine tools, rolling stock, and support equipment. Since we launched our M&E appraisal division in 1986, we have appraised a wide range of industries and asset types, including (but certainly not limited to):

Agriculture & farming
Automotive manufacture & repair
Bakeries and food service
Breweries and wineries
Chemical manufacturing
CNC machining
Computers & communications
Dry cleaning & laundromats

Factories and assembly plants
Fitness centers and gyms
Food processing
Healthcare and hospitals
Industrial cleaning
Industrial manufacturing
Medical & dental practices
Medical imaging centers
Optometry & ophthalmology practices

Plastics manufacturing
Professional services offices
Printing & graphic arts
Restaurants & catering services
Retail stores & banks
Scientific research & laboratories
Textile manufacturing
Transportation & warehousing

Our M&E appraisal client portfolio includes a wide range of banks and lending institutions (multi-national, regional, and local), attorneys and trustees, accountants and consultants, and business owners and investors. We are an SBA approved vendor. We are properly insured and educated to handle your M&E appraisal project. Call or email us for a free quote!

Personal Property:

This includes appraisal of estates, antiques, collectibles, vehicles, furniture, art, and practically anything a person can own. If something is out of our expertise, we will consult with or refer to an expert in our professional network.

Our personal property appraisal client portfolio includes attorneys (estate, divorce, tax, bankruptcy, and many more), trustees, banks and credit unions, insurance companies, professional dealers and collectors, accountants and financial advisers, donors, and a wide range of private individuals.

(Please note that an appraisal is not the same thing as an auction estimate. As auctioneers, we may give auction estimates to provide guidance for clients or potential buyers. An appraisal, on the other hand, is an independent opinion of value that is determined through research. An appraisal is presented in a formal report that can be recognized by courts and attorneys, the government, banks and lenders, insurance companies, the IRS, and other institutions.)