About CAPP International

Dan Ewert

My name is Dan Ewert and I believe the story is important because as your appraiser it is important that you understand, I see things through life of experience and hands on training. I bring this all to bear on your needs and requirements. No matter what your asset package consists of there is a good chance I have touched the application in some way. Either in a practical hands on way over the years or though another clients asset group.

My beginnings were in the construction business with my father from the late 50's. We plumbed a lot of houses and commercial buildings in the Great Northwest. When Uncle Sam needed me in the early 70's the Air Force trained me in Electrical Power Production. I also served an additional 9 years in the Oregon Air National Guard after leaving the Air Force. I completed my BS Degree in Diesel Engineering with a co- minor in Industrial Education. With that experience I have worked for a number of companies including Peter Kewit, Caterpillar, Genstar, William Scotsman and others. I started working in the shop and worked my way up into management and a few years later owning and operating my own business's. The last of these business en-devours was sold to Freightliner Corporation in 1999.

In 2000 I retired and decided to change careers. After a brief ownership as a partner in an electrical contracting company and working with a local auction company, I attended Western Collage of Auctioneering and became a Certified Auctioneer and then went on to become a Fully Trained Personal Property Appraiser.

That was 17 years ago and I am pleased to say that I am still doing what I love Appraisals and Auctioneering (liquidations). It has been a great run and I am now involved with over 150 auctions a year and appraising many millions of dollars worth of assets for banks, lending companies and private entities each year.

Thanks for walking with me through my story, I hope you made it all the way to the end. I look forward to meeting and talking with you some time soon. My company is built on the motto “Given good information our clients can make good and strong decisions” I would enjoy working with you!

I am a Fully Trained Personal Property Appraiser. A Personal Property Appraiser is a Professional Technician that is trained and has experience in what may be better termed as Asset Valuation. This would be tangible or non-tangible items such as equipment, tooling, antiques, or business assets such as customer base, inventory and accounts receivable.

This is not to be confused with a Real Property Appraiser which is a technician trained in the areas of Real Estate Appraisal (the building and the ground it sets on).

With my training, experience and diversified background in many different areas I can give you a real time asset valuation that can be used by lending institutions, company mergers, company down sizing, asset consolidation. The valuations that I produce are not just numbers pulled from the internet or sales periodicals but are also based on years of hands on experience working with many different types of equipment but also selling those assets in private treaty negotiations, seal bid and auction formats.

All of my appraisals are completed with in the USPAP guidelines for appraisers. The documentation that you will receive will present the assets in a understandable format. All reports include detailed information including descriptions, quantities, and model numbers, serial numbers and photo gallery of the majority of assets appraised. All documents are suitable for use for SBA Loan documentation, Bankruptcy or any type of court litigation. As a Trained Expert Witness for the Courts I develop documents that I personally can depend on if needed.


A personal property appraiser is a trained, objective, ethical individual the public can rely on to provide a competent, fair assessment of value.

Daniel K. Ewert – Appraiser / Owner
Education, Affiliations,
Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Diesel Engineering Oregon Institute of Technology.
  • Associate Degree Industrial Education Oregon Institute of Technology.
  • Institutionally Trained as a Master Graduate of Personal Property – Appraiser level for over 10 years.
  • Heavy Equipment, Industrial, Transportation and Manufacturing areas of specialty.
  • Certified USPAP Appraiser Course and Training and annual continuing education current.
  • Graduate of Small Business Fast Track / Greenhouse Growth Venture Kauffman Foundation.
  • Graduate of Western Collage of Auctioneering Billings Montana.
  • Graduate of National Auctioneers Expert Witness in the Courts Course, University of Indiana Law School.
  • Chairman of Planning Commissioner City of Canby, Oregon
  • Completed and passed all State of Oregon Insurance License and Adjusters license testing and requirements.
  • Completed all Course work and testing.
A personal property appraiser identifies and provides a value for all types of asset groups.

Appraiser Certifications

Daniel K. Ewert Appraiser / Owner

Experience & Employment History
Present Capp Int. (Certified Appraisers of Personal Property)
Company specializing asset and collateral evaluation and liquidation

  • Asset evaluation for Mergers, Collateral verification, Inventory evaluation, Asset Valuations.
  • Facilitate asset recovery or liquidation in the form of pre-qualification of prospective buyers and or sellers.
  • Insure the open communication between client and interested parties to protect against asset shrinkage.

Present Finish Line Auctions

  • Specializing in Benefit and Charity Auctions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California. Events range in size from $30,000.00 to $1,000,000.00.
  • Consulting for non profit and corporate organizations in fundraising efforts.
  • I participate in 30 to 35 events each year.


Contract Auctioneering and Appraiser Services for the following Companies: Brashers Northwest Auto Auction Eugene, Brashers Portland Auto Auction Portland, Oregon, Pahl Industrial Portland Oregon, Vancouver, Canada

Appraiser / Auctioneer

April 2000 to March 2002 Team VanGordon Auctioneer. Team VanGordon Auctioneers was a diversified Auction and Appraisal company located in Oregon. They operated one of the largest auction groups in Oregon for many years and specialized in the liquidation of assets for Lending institutions, Legal Firms, all across the Pacific Northwest. They also operated a small auto auction. Their appraisal work was extensive in Manufacturing, Transportation, Agriculture, Industrial and Forestry.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Staff Appraiser in all areas of Manufacturing, Transportation, Agriculture, Industrial and Forestry.
  • Staff Auctioneer
  • Leader for set up and execution of on and off site liquidations.

Superior Electrical Contracting Company
Owner / Fleet Manager / Operations Manager

As Working Owner responsibilities included Fleet equipment and field operations for Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical contracting company operating in Oregon and Washington. SEC employed, at its peak, 75 Journeyman Electricians and Electrical Engineers and 150 auxiliary employees.

Interstate Service and Equipment Center Inc.
Owner / Developer

This business was developed on the I-5 corridor at Brooks Oregon. Development was centered on the Heavy Truck and Trailer concentration and lack of service facilities in the corridor between Medford Oregon and Portland Oregon. The land was purchased and a 20,000 sq ft service facility was built. This facility included Parts department, Tire department, Oil Change, Component replacement, and Mobile repair services. Due to its location and potential the facility was purchased by Freightliner Corp. / Delmar Benz.

  • William Scotsman – Regional Manager in Oregon and Washington for a fleet of over 800 on site modular office and classroom units.
  • WW Truck Trailer – Service Manager for Truck and Trailer repair facility and Tanker weld and repair shop.
  • MECO - Service Manager for a rental fleet of heavy equipment that covered Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California
  • Distribution Trucking - Fleet Mechanic for Fred Myer Fleet in Oregon and Washington
  • Pape’ Caterpillar – Regional Sales Representative for Oregon and Northern California. Clients included Logging, Fishing, Road Construction, and Under ground.
  • Peter Kiewit & Sons – Project Mechanic in Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho.