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Statement of Appraiser's Qualifications

Ronald J. (Jerry) Dover, CSA, MPPA

1737 Kings Mountain Drive

Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087





 In the field


Accreditations:  Jerry is a member of the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America (EAANA), Pittsburgh, PA, since 1992, and earned his Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) designation in 1999.  He has served as Director, President, Vice President, and Chair, Public Relations Committee of the Association.  Currently, Jerry serves as Chair, Appraisal Review Committee and Chair, Ethics Committee.

As a Member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), Jerry has earned the designations of Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) in 2006, and Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) in 2008. 

Jerry is in compliance with the re-accreditation requirements of both EAANA and NAA.

Appraisal Experience: 

Since 1999, Jerry has completed numerous appraisal engagements intended for use by major equipment financial and leasing companies, commercial banks, contractors and other business owners, attorneys-at-law, accountants, turn-around specialists, governmental bodies, and other appraisers. 

The machinery and equipment assets inspected and appraised have involved construction, agricultural, utility, concrete and asphalt paving, cranes and aerial and fork lifts, environmental, boring and drilling, forestry, marine and nursery equipment, heavy duty vocational trucks and trailers, light and medium duty trucks and automobiles, hot mix asphalt and ready-mix plants, quarries, mining and material distribution facilities, dredges and sand plants.  Other assignments included mechanical shops, metal slitting and fabrication machinery, building products machinery, plastic production, cabinet, and wood-working machinery.  Also, antique and collectible equipment and vehicles, office and restaurant furnishings and equipment, electronic and recreational equipment, and custom shop-made personal property have been inspected and appraised.  Medical, veterinary and material lab test equipment have been valued. Jerry has supervised the taking of inventories and valuing inventories for asset-based lending or ad valorem tax purposes.  Jerry has given expert witness testimony at depositions and several Federal Bankruptcy and Domestic Courts, located in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Market Experience: 

  • Jerry was an independent contractor/territory representative with Martin & Martin Auctioneers, Inc. for over eleven years, from 1999 until 2010, when he became a full time appraiser.
  • From 1977 to 2005, Jerry co-owned and managed an independent construction equipment dealership, Dixie Crawler & Equipment Co., Inc., for over 28 years at Lilburn, GA, a suburb of Atlanta.  In 2005, Dixie Crawler was liquidated in an orderly manner by the owners. 
  • Previous to Jerry’s experience with the equipment industry, he was employed by Alcoa, Marriott, and Rollins Corporations in sales and human resources positions.  He also served as a Lieutenant at Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA, and as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Board of Commissioners, DeKalb County, GA. 


  • BS degree from Georgia Tech
  • MS degree from George Washington University. 
  • USPAP 15 hour course in 1999 and 2003, and the 7-Hour Update Course on January 24, 2008, January 28, 2010, January 26, 2012, and January 23, 2014.

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