About Us

We are focused on serving the Appraisal needs of Bankers, Attorneys, CPA / Accountants, and Business Owners. We focus on Machinery Appraisals, Equipment Appraisals, Asset Appraisals, Merger and Acquisition Appraisals, Business Valuations, and Business Brokerage.  Our valuation experts have multiple designations, are certified, and provide top notch professionalism in every setting.  With backgrounds ranging from Large Corporation Management, Commercial Lending, Business Brokerage, Marketing, and Machinery Operators we have the knowledge you need.

  1. Guaranteed Value: our pricing will be reasonable and clearly defined.
  2. Guaranteed Speed: our reports will be completed FAST and Professionally.
  3. Guaranteed Accuracy: our reports will have accurate market data.
  4. Guaranteed Experience: our people will be knowledgeable and helpful.

Equipment Appraisal Office Locations

Call 800-785-6061


3740 Smith Road, Nashville, IN 47448

Master Appraiser  : Nathan Bazzle, MCMEA, CSBA

SouthCentral  Office

PO Box 85, McKinney, Texas 75070

Master Appraiser  : Chris Rials, MCMEA, SBA

National Sales Office

Lady Lake, FL 32158

Director of Worldwide Sales : Rod Mefford

Midwest Office

2014 West 13th, Wichita, Kansas 67203

Master Appraiser / John Harris, ASA, MCBA, CM&AA

South East Office

Lady Lake, FL 32158

Director of Worldwide Sales – Rod Mefford

Office Manager – Donna Mefford

Satellite Offices

Bakersfield, California

San Diego, California

Company Email: Appraisals@ExpertEquipmentAppraisal.com


Our Team / Authors / Advisory Panel


Nathan Bazzle, MCMEA, CSBA


Master Equipment Appraiser, Certified Senior Business Analyst

Nathan Bazzle Profile Page

800.785.6061 / email:  nathan@expertequipmentappraisal.com

Nathan Bazzle MCMEA (Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser) founded Certified Consulting Group LLC in 2005. During the following years he has personally worked with over 400 companies in achieving their goals by providing Certified Equipment Appraisals. More recently Mr. Bazzle has branched into the Consulting realm by providing Strategic Marketing and Appraisal Process Consulting to this industry.

Expert Equipment Appraisal’s team has over 55 years of combined experience and operate nationally with locations in most states. Our team has worked with Thousands of clients across the nation in nearly virtually every industry. Our Team also provides expert court testimony when called upon to do so.

Chris Rials, MCMEA, CSBA

Master Equipment Appraiser

Chris Rials Profile Page

800.785.6061 / email: chrisr@expertequipmentappraisal.com

Chris Rials is a Nationally Certified Master Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA), and also holds the designation of Senior Business Analyst (SBA), by the International Society of Business Analysts. His years of business experience and professionalism along with his strong personal ethical guidelines and knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) making him a perfect fit for our industry.

Christopher Burton, ECEA

Expert Certified Equipment Appraiser

800.785.6061 / email: cburton@expertequipmentappraisal.com

Christopher Burton has almost a decade of experience in business consultation and logistics. Many years have been dedicated to fortune 500 companies like T-Mobile, AT&T, Apple, Sprint, Disney, Walgreens and more. In 2015, Chris entered into the Equipment Appraisal Apprenticeship Program under the tutelage of Nathan Bazzle, MCMEA. After extensive coursework and underwriting many appraisals, Chris achieved the required training and graduated the program to achieve the Expert Certified Equipment Appraiser (ECEA) credentials and recognized certification.

Rod Mefford, ECEA

Director of Worldwide Sales

Expert Certified Equipment Appraiser

800.785.6061 / email:  rodm@expertequipmentappraisal.com

Rod Mefford has excelled in various sales venues for over 40 years winning prestigious awards for exceeding goals and quotas.  His education, certifications and experience gives clients confidence in our company as he imparts compassion for various situations and needs while taking ownership of a multitude of circumstances.  His problem-solving abilities linked with his business savvy and knowledge of this industry brings comfort to our clientele and a reliability that deepens and personalizes our customer’s experience.  Rod guides our customer’s through the appraisal process and simplifies a complex industry in a way that no other company can convey. 

Prior to joining Expert Equipment Appraisal, Rod was a Senior Project Manager for a national building corporation where he led residential development and it’s systems increasing the firm’s productivity by over 40%.  Previous to this, Rod was the Director of Marketing and Sales for an international heating and cooling manufacturer where he led the negotiation process building sales and managing accounts thereby creating an expansive customer network resulting in future revenue projections of over $100 million. 

He has mentored numerous business entities and is eager to share his talents and resources with others by devoting his time and expertise to Expert Equipment Appraisal’s clients.


Donna Mefford, ECEA


Expert Certified Equipment Appraiser

800.785.6061 / email:  accounting@expertequipmentappraisal.com

Donna Mefford is experienced and vested in business law and accounting to which she has applied herself to various corporate venues.  She brings to our company 35 years of practice.  Our customers have come to rely on Donna for contractual needs and account tracking as it pertains to the relationship between Expert Equipment Appraisal and you.  She provides fiscal management oversight and is responsible for budgetary planning and monitoring of the receipt, collection and disbursement of corporation funds.  As Controller she is responsible for the company’s financial management systems, internal controls and reports, provides policy and economic analyses, provides contractor’s payments and directs performance and financial audits.
For the past 16 years, Donna was Vice President of a national residential and commercial construction firm where she provided mission statements, clarified objectives, coordinated of sales and planning teams and achieved acceptance and implementation of plans.  Prior to this,Donna owned a manufacturing firm where she designed and developed a wholesale product line to the gift and decorating industry and all-the-while ran the operations of daily business operations.
Donna’s main focus to the Office of the Controller is to protect Expert Equipment Appraisal’s community of clients.


Coverage Map

Coverage Map of USA

Nationwide Services in the United States and including Canadian Territories. Due to our National network of Appraisers we have the ability to easily perform Appraisal services in any of the United States or Canadian Territories. Our far reaching network also helps to increase the speed of appraisal completion and lowers the cost of our services by reducing travel costs.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, Invoice, Wire Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, Paypal

Business Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday with others hours by appointment