There are many times in the life of a business that a Certified Equipment Appraisal is either required or highly desirable. Lenders, bankers, brokers, CPAs, Business Owners and other decision makers depend upon CEAS for accurate, timely machinery and equipment appraisals, to establish asset-based lines of credit or operating capital and also for the reasons below:


  • Litigation Support
  • Gift Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Estate Settlements
  • Inventory Liquidation
  • SBA Loans
  • Trust Agreements
  • Partnerships
  • 1031 Exchange
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Insurable Value
  • Financing
  • Tax Purposes
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership Buyouts
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Auctions
  • Sales of Surplus Capacity


Business owners, attorneys, bankers, bank examiners, CPAs, and courts ask the same question, "What's it really worth"? Is there goodwill? Do only the tangible assets of your business have value? If so, how are those assets valued? Do you use book value, which is not accurate, or worse yet, do you guess or take the word of an individual that is not certified to provide compliant appraisals?


Estimating the true market value of your machinery and equipment at any given time requires the specialized skills of a professional who has the expertise and certification to determine its true fair market value. Whether you need to know the fair market value or other standards of value such as liquidation value, salvage value or replacement cost, doesn't it make sound financial sense to obtain a credible Certified Appraisal Report that holds up under scrutiny with financial institutions, government agencies, buyers, sellers, shareholders or partners?


In today's volatile economic environment, executives need accurate and timely information regarding valuation of commercial and industrial machinery and equipment. Our highly experienced staff provides machinery and equipment valuation and advisory services for machinery and equipment used in industrial, commercial and institutional applications. Users of our services include financial institutions, attorneys, insurance companies, accounting firms, other appraisal firms, business brokers, government agencies, prospective buyers, as well as independent business owners, officers, and managers.


Appraisal Services

  • Desktop Opinions
  • On Site Physical Inspection & Appraisal
  • Inventory Valuation
  • Insurance Premium/Loss
  • Lease Review & EOL
  • Charitable Donations
  • Estate Planning
  • Ad Valoreum (Property Tax)
  • Ownership Transfer Inspections



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Standard of Excellence

We adhere to the highest standard of excellence and ethics in the machinery and equipment appraisal industry set by the National Equipment and Business Builders Institute and comply with the regulations and ethics of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal.


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