Big company experience. Small company feel.Our passion to do right by our customers, appraisers, and team has helped Apex become one of the top appraisal management companies in the nation. Plus, Apex is owned and operated by appraisers and industry experts. Meet our team
Apex Appraisal Service was originally founded by certified appraiser, Tim Hamilton.
Tim began as a partner with a small local appraisal company in Northern California.
Eventually, he opened his own fee shop.
In 2009, there were new and changing regulations within the mortgage industry.
At that time, Tim refocused his efforts to build a national appraisal management company.
Nearly 10 years later, Apex met an AMC with similar values and complementary strengths.
A new partnership emerged between Apex’s current owners: Tim Hamilton, Gabriel Hern, and Greg Bernstein.
In 2018, Apex merged business operations with Value Trend Solutions based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Now, stronger than ever, Apex provides unmatched quality, service, and value in all 50 states.
As a combined company, Apex is now one of the largest AMCs in the country.
Plus, we remain owned and operated by appraisers and mortgage lending professionals.
MEET THE TEAM
Apex is made up of 71 customer-centric team members working to make business more personal. We are a diverse group of individuals with a single goal—to deliver the absolute best customer experience on every appraisal, every time. Get to know our team:
Owner / CEO
Owner / CEO
Owner / Chief Operating Officer
ASU Football Fanatic
VP of Marketing & Sales
We Give Back
We are passionate about supporting charitable organizations that help children, families, veterans, and communities in need. As part of our commitment to giving back, we offer paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) so that Apex team members can support causes that matter most to them. We believe that being part of the business community comes with a responsibility to give back. Here’s what we’ve been up to these last 18-months:
As foster parents themselves, Apex Owner Tim Hamilton and his wife Cathy are highly involved in the success of Safe Harbor. The organization provides hope for children in foster care who are coming out of very difficult circumstances. Families who commit to caring for a traumatized child receive specialized assistance, support, education, and service to ensure placement stability and a secure home that will be a Safe Harbor for these children.
As an active member of Care Fund’s Advisory Council, the VTS team at Apex regularly volunteers their time to raise money and awareness for families needing mortgage or rent assistance during a child’s extended health crisis. We believe that no family should have to choose between caring for their child or working to pay their mortgage. As part of our commitment, a portion of every appraisal management fee is donated monthly to support Care Fund.
Apex Golf Tournament
In 2019, Apex hosted its inaugural golf tournament and mortgage mixer to raise money for several of its favorite charities. Apex is passionate about helping improve the foster care system and making it easier and more manageable to provide long-term lasting care for kids needing families.
If you’d like to participate or sponsor next year, please contact ApexCares@apexone.com.
Rick Kobzeff is a Chief Review Appraiser at Apex and father to a son with autistic superpowers that allow him to see, hear, smell and feel things at an extraordinarily heightened level. Team members at Apex support Autism Speaks for their advocacy of individuals with autism and families like the Kobzeffs. Autism Speaks also works to increase appreciation for these autistic superpowers and advance research into causes and better support of autism.
The Taylor House
One of our very own Apex team members came from The Taylor House! This remarkable organization helps young women who age out of foster care and are suddenly considered adults at the age of 18. The Taylor House helps these at-risk youth transition into adulthood and become well-rounded, self-sufficient, confident adults who are empowered with the tools and life skills needed to step out on their own and enrich our communities.
Apex is proud to support veterans through our annual involvement in the Alpine Cares Golf Tournament. The event allows Allegiant Giving to purchase Action Track Chairs for veterans who have sustained serious injuries and/or can no longer enjoy outdoor activities because of age. These remarkable chairs allow previously immobile veterans to hunt, fish, camp, pull their children on a sled in the snow, tow a kayak to the water’s edge, or even walk their daughter down the aisle at her beach wedding.