Humble Beginnings of MCS
John R. Harris became involved with business, machinery/equipment, and real estate at the age of 20. He became interested in machinery/equipment and real estate related businesses by way of his father’s water pump and well business, which led to activities and equipment brokerage in the oil field industry in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma by the mid to late 1970’s. He became well known as a broker of machinery and equipment (selling 88 drilling rigs in a five year period along with numerous related equipment). He later became one of the best known business brokers in the Midwest selling more than 400 businesses ranging from smaller retail establishments to oil refineries.
The Appraisal Industry Reinvented
In 2002, John started the National Equipment & Business Broker’s Institute (NEBB), which became an internationally recognized society and trade organization for training and certifying machinery/equipment appraisers. Their professional designation is CMEA, which stands for Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser. The members are located in 48 states, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Africa, Australia, Canada, and Ireland and number over 500. In connection with the NEBB Institute, John wrote the first USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant software, which is used worldwide by machinery/equipment appraisers.
John is also the founder of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), which has now begun training, certifying, and providing support for business appraisers worldwide, following a similar path as the NEBB Institute.
The Future of MCS
John and his company provide appraisal services on commercial and industrial real estate, business opportunities, and machinery/equipment on a worldwide scale.
Now with 5 of the 28 Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisers MCS can provide one of the best appraisals available in the US.
We focus on your needs as a client and strive to allow you to utilize our knowledge about the appraisal industry to prepare the absolute best appraisal or valuation.
We look forward to working with you!