Our Appraisers have a combined 40 years experience in physical damage assessment, our field of expertise.
We are always available to handle special assignments as your needs may dictate, whether it be investigation, scene assessment, vehicle or vessel evaluation, salvage disposal, competitive estimate review, subrogation review or any other task requiring special skills.
Being an IADA member we exercise the following 20-Point Appraisal Program
1. Prepare a detailed appraisal utilizing knowledgeable and experienced personnel.
2. Give proper identification of vehicle including VIN, year, make, model, body style, and list of equipment.
3. Describe condition of vehicle.
4. List unrelated damage.
5. Provide description or picture of point of impact.
6. Stipulate accurate time allowances on all items to be repaired or replaced.
7. Consider replacement allowances only when parts cannot be economically or properly repaired.
8. Consider the use of L.K.Q. parts, where applicable, when a savings can be realized.
9. Recommend the use of recycled or after-market parts when applicable.
10. Remove overlap on related operations.
11. Identify betterment or depreciation when applicable.
12. Recommend appearance allowances when applicable.
13. Consider plastic and vinyl damage repair where practical.
14. Report related towing and storage charges.
15. Upon request, show A.C.V. and salvage figures on all vehicles considered to be Borderline or Total Loss.
16. Obtain agreement with repairer unless instructed otherwise by customer.
17. Reinspect any hidden or additional damage and document as necessary.
18. Maintain a quality control program which includes field reviews of appraisers.
19. Pursue an ongoing training program involving new design changes and repair procedures.
20. Conduct all business in a professional manner.