About M&E Appraisal Associates

M&E Appraisal Associates, Inc. (“M&EAA”) is national machinery appraisal, equipment appraisal and inventory appraisal company.


Providing machinery appraisals and equipment appraisals since 1990

M&EAA maintains a nationwide network of certified machinery appraisers, equipment appraisers and inventory appraisers.

We provide machinery & equipment appraisals in all 50 states, as well as Canada and other international locations.

M&EAA’s network includes machinery appraisers and equipment appraisers certified through the National Equipment & Business Builders Institute (NEBB) and associates or members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

All machinery & equipment appraisals are completed in conformance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.

M&EAA provides machinery appraisals and equipment appraisals for use by business owners, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and asset based lenders, accountants, attorneys and other legal professionals.

Machinery appraisals and equipment appraisals are provided for the purpose of asset based lending or refinance; allocation of purchase price (Fair Value); bankruptcy; condemnation or eminent domain; corporate conversions and dissolution; divorce; insurance loss settlement; lease end negotiations; management considerations; mergers, purchases, and sales; and taxation (ad valorem, estate and gift).

Machinery appraisals and equipment appraisals that are accomplished for secured lenders or are related to a loan transaction are typically prepared on the basis of Forced Liquidation Value or Orderly Liquidation Value.  Fair Market Value, Fair Market Value in Continued Use and Fair Value appraisals are used for lease transactions, purchase price allocation, ad valorem tax, and FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a typical machinery & equipment appraisal cost?

The cost of an appraisal depends on the client’s requirements, the scope of work for the assignment, and the intended use of the appraisal.  Factors that must be considered include: the type or types of appraisals to be accomplished; the turnaround time required for the assignment; the quantity of items to be appraised; the geographic location of the subject equipment; the number of locations to be visited; the size of the facility or facilities involved; the necessity of a physical inspection of the subject assets; the commonality or proprietary nature of the assets under consideration; and the availability of corporate records as they pertain to the subject assets.  Only after analyzing all pertinent factors will M&EAA quote a fee or fee range for our services.

How long does it take to complete a typical machinery & equipment appraisal?

The turnaround time to complete an appraisal is dependent on many of the same factors used to determine the fee for our services.  We take pride in meeting all of the requirements of an appraisal, including the pre-established time frame for completion, and will not commit to an appraisal assignment unless we can meet our client’s specified deadline.

Do you provide machinery & equipment appraisal services in my area?

M&EAA was specifically established as a nationwide network of certified machinery appraisers and equipment appraisers.  We provide machinery & equipment appraisals in all 50 states, as well as Canada, and other international locations.

I’m not sure if I need an appraisal, what should I do?

Contact us in the manner that is convenient for you.  There is no cost or obligation to discuss the specifics of your pending machinery & equipment appraisal assignment.