We have extensive experience valuing manufacturers, fabricators, and construction contractors: from the steel erectors who build the rocket platforms for NASA to the manufacturer of exhaust components for the Corvette. Because of this experience, we have the industry knowledge necessary to appraise the related equipment and machinery accurately.
Our firm's principal is a certified public accountant and holds accreditations in business valuation, equipment appraisal, and certification in personal property appraisal.
We only affiliate with reputable, long-standing accounting and appraisal societies, namely, the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America, the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Completed the Equipment Appraiser Association of North America's accredited appraiser program including experience, examination and peer-reviewed appraisal report requirements in March 2021.
Completed the Certified Appraiser Guild of America's personal property appraisal certification program along with a peer-reviewed appraisal report in July 2018.
Passed the internationally respected four-course series in equipment and machinery appraisal of the Society on the first attempt during 2018-2019 including the following courses:
MTS201AC: Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation
MTS202AC: Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology
MTS203AC: Advanced Topics and Case Studies
MTS204AC: Advanced Topics and Report Writing
Tract-Type Tractor Inspection
Wheel Loader Inspection
Heavy Construction Articulated Truck Operator Training
Crane Operator Safety
Cat Diesel Engines
Basic Hydraulic Systems
Power Train Overview
Typical Surface Mine Equipment
Course and Test by Equipment Consulting Services, Inc.
CPD 118 Machinery and Equipment Valuation
Elements of Bilge Pump Installations
Marine Insurance 101
Common Misunderstandings Within the ABYC Standards
American Society of Appraisers
Food Industry Trends and Food Machinery Valuation
Appraisal of Breweries
Inspecting Machine Tools
How to Develop Grouped Asset Appraisals
Inventory Valuation under Fair Value
The Complete Cost Approach
Recent Issues Surrounding Charitable Contributions
Aircraft: Appraising "Off-Book" Aircraft: Managing All the Necessary Components
Aircraft: How Maintenance Affects Value
United States Power Squadrons
Marine Electrical Systems
Cruising and Cruise Planning
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Basics of the CNC Lathe
Basics of the CNC Mill
Basics of the CNC Swiss-Style Lathe
Mill Control Panels
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Valuation
Agricultural Chattel Valuation
For plant nurseries and landscapers, our personal property appraiser is a Horticulturalist accredited by the Indiana Landscape and Nursery Association and a graduate of the University of Tennessee Extension's Master Nursery Producer program. He earned the designation as a Florida-Friendly Landscaping Certified Professional in spring 2021. Lastly, Mr. Cento is a certified private pesticide applicator in Indiana and Kentucky.