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What does EKS stand for?


Ed & Karen Brown started Ed & Karen in Services in the 1980's offering appraisal services & insurance products. Ed was a long-standing and active member in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, along with the Missouri Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Ed and Karen continued to serve throughout NW MO & SW IA, while slowly growing the appraisal firm. Eventually Ed & Karen transitioned the name to EKS Inc. Appraisal Services, and in 2018 they sold the business to Angela Brown Bickford and Nick Loghry who continued to offer the same quality of appraisal services under the name EKS Appraisals, Inc.


E.K.S. Appraisals is proud to offer a wide array of appraisal services throughout Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa since 1982! We have recently begun to rapidly expand our territories with our growing team to include parts of eastern Kansas.


Our primary appraisal services include:

                     - Valuation services

                     - Review appraisals

                     - Expert witness testimony

                     - Appraisal consulting


While our primary specialty is rural real estate and commercial ag properties, we also offer high quality products for part time farms/rural residences, as well as other commercial real estate. Our team has completed appraisals for use with:

                     - Estate planning and inheritance issues

                     - Sellers and buyers of real estate

                     - Loan security analysis

                     - Partnership dissolution/divorces

                     - Litigation (including measuring losses/damages)

                     - Expert witness, eminent domain (condemnation) proceedings

                     - Lease analysis, partial interest (leasehold, life estates)

                     - Federal land acquisitions


We also maintain a current three-year sales database that includes over 3,000 sales, while also having an extensive historical sales database that dates back to 1972. The E.K.S. team is currently working out of three main office locations to better serve each community, as well as the surrounding areas. Please see the information below to find the best contact for your needs!

Maryville Office

109 W 4th St

Maryville, MO 64468


Please direct all new requests or questions to:

Platte City Office

24725 92 Hwy

Platte City, MO 64079


Pickering Office

20313 Jet Rd

Pickering, MO 64476

Let’s Work Together

Chose from the links below to start your appraisal request!

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