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

Our Story

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.

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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:

Tim Hamilton

Owner / President

Owner / President

Gabriel Hern

Owner / CEO

Owner / CEO

Greg Bernstein

Owner / Chief Operating Officer

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Amber Reyna

VP of Marketing & Sales

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Caleb Allen

National Sales Executive

National Sales Executive

Dave Houseman

VP of Client Relations

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Jennifer Hillier

National Sales Executive

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Kyle Krueger

Marketing Technology Specialist

Hardcore Gamer

Steve Casazza

National Sales Executive

National Sales Executive

Tony Rodriguez

National Sales Executive

National Sales Executive

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Geneva Torrez

Appraiser Panel Manager

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Jay Josephs

Founder & Chief Review Appraiser

Sports Enthusiast

Kristine Swanson

Review Appraiser

Review Appraiser

Marc Mather

Staff Appraiser

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Nancy Rich

Appraiser Panel Coordinator

Appraiser Panel Coordinator

Rick Kobzeff

Chief Review Appraiser

Chief Review Appraiser

Roger Partridge

Chief Review Appraiser

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Aimee Forsha

Customer Support Specialist

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Amber Tokay

Customer Support Specialist

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Angela Monroy

Escalations Manager - Phoenix Office

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Anthony Husar

Customer Support Specialist

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April Souza

Senior Support Specialist

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Ashley Alderson

Customer Support Specialist

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Ashley Davis

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Ashley Silzer

Escalations Manager - Roseville Office

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Baylea Barlow

Customer Support Specialist

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Brenda Cuellar

Customer Support Specialist

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Candice Spencer

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Christina Marzigliano

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Christine Sanchez

Customer Support Specialist

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Ciera Martinez

Customer Support Specialist

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Danny Ortiz

Senior Support Specialist

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David Girvin

Customer Support Specialist

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Dylan Henley

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Erykah Castro

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

James Henley

Branch Operations Manager - CA

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Jennifer Ortiz

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Jessica Davis

Customer Support Specialist

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Jessica Gayther

Customer Support Specialist & Office Culture Manager

Jedi Knight

Jesper Scherdin

Customer Support Specialist

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Joanna Sanchez

Customer Support Specialist

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Joanne Drozd

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Justin Van Vleet

Customer Support Supervisor

Customer Support Supervisor

Kayley Hill

Customer Support Specialist

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Kitty Cha

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Kristie Hatfield

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Latesia Davis

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support Specialist

Natalie Dickerson

Customer Support Specialist

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Natalie Medeiros

Customer Support Specialist

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Nicole Garretson

Senior Support Specialist & Coporate Culture Manager

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Rachel Sabbagh

Receptionist

Receptionist

Robert Sanchez

Customer Support Specialist

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Victoria Benites

Lead Customer Support Specialist

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Zach Thoma

Branch Operations Manager - AZ

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Chasity Smith

Quality Control Specialist

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Jennifer Fleming

VP of Quality Control

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Marissa Medeiros

Quality Control Specialist

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MaryAnn Keyser

Quality Control Specialist

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Roberta Candela

Quality Control Specialist

Quality Control Specialist

Shannon Romes

Quality Control Specialist

Quality Control Specialist

Shannon Woolsey

Quality Control Specialist - Intern

Quality Control Specialist - Intern

Staci Thomas

Quality Control Manager

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Vicki Brownell

Customer Directive & Escalations Manager

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Aamber Smith

Executive Assistant

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Joel Gallon

Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Lindsey Bateman

Accounting & Licensing Specialist

Accounting & Licensing Specialist

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Jennifer Maccano

Human Resources Director

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Jessica Gayther

Customer Support Specialist & Office Culture Manager

Jedi Knight

Nicole Garretson

Senior Support Specialist & Coporate Culture Manager

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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:

Safe Harbor

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.

Visit Safe Harbor Website

Care Fund

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.

Visit Care Fund Website

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.

Vist Apex Golf Tournament Website

 

Autism Speaks

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.

Visit Autism Speaks Website

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.

Visit Taylor House Website

Allegiant Giving

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.

Visit Allegiant Gives Website

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