Our Company

Business Appraisal Services, LLC, provides business valuations (including ESOP appraisals) to companies in a multitude of industries, in addition to valuations of ownership interests in limited partnerships and LLCs. We have been serving our clients a menu of affordable valuation services since 2004.  Brad Van Horn, President of BAS, has been in the valuation profession full time for nearly 30 years and has provided over 3,200 opinions of value.


Business Valuations Performed by Certified Professionals

Our business valuation experts have the credentials, experience, and tools to thoroughly analyze the value of any client's business.

Brad Van Horn, the president of BAS, has earned the following professional credentials:

  1. Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) from the American Society of Appraisers
  2. Certified Appraiser (BCA) from the International Society of Business Appraisers
  3. Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) from the Institute of Business Appraisers, and
  4. Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mr. Van Horn serves as a Board member on a 100% ESOP-owned S corporation: Dexter Apache Holdings in Iowa, in addition to serving on another Board. These Board positions have given Mr. Van Horn an in-depth and unique perspective on the operational, financial, and cultural aspects of privately-held companies including ESOPs.

In addition, the following team members also have earned professional certifications:

  1. David Rogers, ABV, CFF, CPA, CVA certifications
  2. James Kveton, CVA certification
  3. Scott Pinto, CVA certification 
  4. Andrew Lopez, ABV, CPA certifications

Limited Partnerships / LLCs

In addition to the stock of privately-held C corporations, S corporations and professional practices, we also provide independent valuations of ownership interests in limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and related entities. In addition, we have expertise in valuing privately-held stock options, debt securities, and illiquid assets such as notes receivable.


Independent and Unbiased

We perform independent and unbiased valuations on behalf of ESOP trustees, other retirement plan trustees, corporate Boards of Directors, trustees and other shareholders who need to obtain an unbiased opinion regarding the fair market value of a privately-held equity interest.

Regulatory agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor, in addition to many of the large public accounting firms, routinely review our appraisals for appropriate methodologies, assumptions and conclusions.


Download our full curriculum vitae here.