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Brad Hartsburg, ASA



Contact Information:
24 Cloverlane
Calgary, AB T3Z 1G9
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1 (403) 650-1122

Appraiser Profile:

Brad Hartsburg, ASA, CPPA, CSA is the president of Fortress Machinery Appraisals and Consulting Inc. which is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and serves predominantly any area of Canada, including the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Brad is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers, as well as CPPA, a Canadian Personal Property Appraiser with the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group, and CSA, a Certified Senior Appraiser with the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America and has 40 years of industry experience. He specializes in appraisals of heavy equipment; heavy trucks and trailering equipment in the construction, oilfield, forestry, mining and transportation sectors and other related industries for specific purposes of asset based lending, refinancing, insurance purposes, as well as mergers and acquisitions. The list of clients includes finance companies, banks, construction companies, oilfield service companies, forestry companies, and trucking companies. He has 24 years of Caterpillar dealer experience as Used Equipment Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Support Salesperson, General Line Equipment Salesperson and is a Red Seal Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. He was the General Manager of an industrial auction company as well as a heavy truck and diesel engine consultant for the Ford Motor Company as well as growing up in the family heavy truck and trailer business. 

Brad belongs to local industry associations such as the Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Better Business Bureau and is a member of the American Society of Appraisers Machinery and Technical Specialties – MTS committee as well as the current Editor of the American Society of Appraisers - MTS Machinery and Technical Specialties Journal which published four times annually.