Fortress Machinery Appraisals - Serving Western Canada

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Brad Hartsburg, ASA, CPPA, CSA & President
Fortress Machinery Appraisals & Consulting Inc.

Mailing Address:

24 Clover Lane
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3Z 1G9

Business: (403) 650-1122
Fax: (403) 202-2091
Email: Brad Hartsburg
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  • American Society of Appraisers - Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Canadian Personal Property Appraisers-Canadian Personal Property Appraiser (CPPA)
  • Equipment Appraisers Association of North America- Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA)
  • USPAP 2015-2016 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Certification
  • ASA - ME 215 Performing Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes
  • ASA - ME 214 Identification and Appraisal of Mining and Processing Equipment
  • ASA - ARM 204 Appraisal Review and Management
  • ASA - ME 201 Machinery and Equipment Valuation
  • ASA - ME 202 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology
  • ASA - ME 203 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Advanced Topics, Case Studies
  • ASA - ME 204 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Advanced Topics, Report Writing
  • ISA - ME 301 Expert Witness Advanced Appraisal Course
  • AMVIC - Fair Trading Act and Regulations Course
  • Enform Canada - H2S Alive, WHMIS and TDG Safety Training
  • Enform Canada - Petroleum and Construction Safety Courses
  • St. John Ambulance - Standard First Aid Training Course

Further references or complete resume on request

    1. Equipment Appraiser and Sales Consultant - 14 years
    2. Industrial Manager Auctioneering Company - 2 years
    3. 24 years of Caterpillar Dealer experience as:
    4. Used Equipment Manager / Customer Service Manager / Product Support Sales
    General Line Equipment Sales / Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic
    5. Heavy Truck and Diesel Engine Consultant, Sales Manager (Ford Motor Company)
    6. Heavy Truck and Trailer experience (Neil's Trailer and Equipment Limited)


  • American Society of Appraisers - 2010-17 International Committee Member for Machinery and Technical Specialties
  • Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group
  • Equipment Appraisers Association of North America
  • Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
  • Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta (Accredited Business A+ rating)

Complete resume available by request

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