John Zoellner
John W. Zoellner BCA, MCMEA
Zoellner Garten & Company
Business Certified Appraiser
Master Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
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John Zoellner
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Unique Reasons to Use This Professional

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

5 Business Days on an Average Report

7-10 Business Days on Large Reports 

Desktop and Onsite Appraisals Offered. Comments: We have found this company answers the call “Live” or by “Chat” almost every time – which is a rarity in an industry where 24-48 hours is the usual. Also of note is the ability for this company to offer solid advice in terms of the Appraisal and other Financial matters.

(After Receipt of Asset Information)

5 Business Days on an Average Report

7-10 Business Days on Large Reports

Desktop and Onsite Appraisals Comments: This Appraiser offers quicker than average turnaround times compared to the Industry. 


BCA – Business Certified Appraiser

MCMCEA – Master Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser

CMEA – Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser

CFA – Certified Firearms Appraiser

Licensed Specialties Achieved:

Licensed Manufacturing Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Industrial Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Firearms Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Heavy Commercial Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Trucking & Transportation Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Medical Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Food Production Equipment Appraiser

Licensed Chemical Manufacturing Equipment AppraiserCF

1.     Business Advisor:  I’ve advised the Owners and prospective Owners of businesses for decades.  I’ve been on formal and informal Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors – most often as the “Financial” Member.

2.     The Unusual:  I’ve been engaged to determine the value of an Ambulatory Care License, Medical Certificates of Need, License to operate an Eldercare Center, appropriate compensation for the director of a not-for-profit educational group, and other “unusual” engagements.

3.     Expert Witness:  I’ve been an Expert Witness at depositions, in court – and in an In-Camera Hearing, and before a Grand Jury.  Reasons include the value of Assets in Divorce proceedings, Lost Profits, Bank Officer inappropriate dealings, Bank Loans & Collateral, and others.

4.     Commercial Lender:  my career includes 17 years in the banking industry, most of which were spent financing equipment.  I’ve assisted my clients with obtaining and refinancing debt.

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A Partial List of the Types of Equipment / Companies Worked With

  • Agriculture, Farm Machinery & Equipment
  • Aircraft and Peripheral Equipment
  • Asphalt, Concrete Machinery & Equipment
  • Automotive Dealership, Parts, Service and Repair Equipment
  • Automotive Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment
  • Automotive Paint and Body Repair Equipment
  • Boiler Machinery & Equipment
  • Broadcasting, Radio, TV, Phone, Internet Machinery & Equipment
  • Carpet Cleaning Equipment
  • Chemical Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment
  • Cleaning, Janitorial & Maid Services Equipment
  • Clinical, Chiropractor, Spa, Physical Therapy Equipment
  • Computers & Peripheral Equipment
  • Computers, Data Center & Server Farms
  • Construction Machinery & Equipment
  • Convenience Store Equipment
  • Custom Machinery & Equipment
  • Dry Cleaning, Laundry, and Pressing Equipment
  • Electrical Service Equipment
  • Engines and Turbines
  • Fire Restoration Equipment
  • Firearms
  • Fleet Maintenance Machinery & Equipment
  • Food Production Machinery
  • Forestry Equipment
  • Fuel Machinery & Equipment
  • General Contractor Machinery & Equipment
  • HVAC Machinery & Equipment
  • Hydro Machinery & Equipment
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  • Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical Office Equipment
  • Mining: Above Ground Machinery & Equipment
  • Mining: Under Ground Machinery & Equipment
  • Oil & Gas: Land Machinery & Equipment
  • Oil & Gas: Offshore Machinery & Equipment
  • Other Machinery & Equipment
  • Photography & Video Equipment
  • Plastic Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment
  • Plumbing Service Equipment
  • Printing Trades Machinery & Equipment
  • Restaurant Equipment
  • Retail Store & National Chain Equipment
  • Solar Machinery & Equipment
  • Sound, Stage & Lighting Equipment
  • Stables Machinery & Equipment
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure Equipment
  • Textile Machinery & Equipment
  • Training / Gym Equipment
  • Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Equipment
  • Vehicles: Classic, Custom & Antique & Support Equipment
  • Vehicles: Consumer Level & Support Equipment
  • Vehicles: Trucks, Vans, Fleet & Support Equipment
  • Waste Removal & Recycling Equipment
  • Water Restoration Equipment
  • Wind Machinery & Equipment
  • Woodworking Machinery & Equipment

Professional's Bio / Overview.

Mr. Zoellner has appraised numerous Businesses of all types and sizes, almost every type of Machinery & Equipment, intangibles such as a Medical License, and start-ups.  Clients include Attorneys, Accountants, Business Owners, Lenders, and others.  Appraisals were done for the purpose of the transfer of a Business, Financing/Collateral, Divorce, Estate Asset Value, and others.  He has testified at depositions and in court and otherwise served as an Expert Witness.

Memberships.  Mr. Zoellner is a Member of the following organizations.

§  The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA).  The ISBA provides a network of qualified, knowledgeable, credentialed professionals from all business disciplines – Business Valuation (BCA Certification), Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Planning, Litigation Support, Expert Witness Testimony, Corporate Taxation, Insurance, and Leasing. 

§  The National Equipment & Business Builder’s Institute (NEBB).  The NEBB Institute provides comprehensive education, on-going support, a dynamic national network, and certifies professionals in the art of machinery & equipment appraisal (MCMEA Certification) and equipment brokerage.

§  National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).  NACVA’s resources include technical support, market data, professional certification and practical education in all aspects of the appraisal of businesses and machinery and equipment.

Employment.   Mr. Zoellner is President of Zoellner, Garten & Company.  He started the Company in 1988.  Zoellner’s business is advising business Owners that wish to sell their businesses, advising buyers of businesses, Business Appraisals, Machinery & Equipment Appraisals, and Advisory Services in the areas of Business Planning and Financial matters. 

Early in his career Mr. Zoellner spent 17 years as a Commercial lender in the Banking industry.  This has proven valuable in performing services for clients.  He has served as an Advisor to and Board Member of various Companies including manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service businesses.  He is currently an active advisor to several businesses.

Business Ownership/Operations Experience includes numerous years of personal involvement, both by himself and with others, in the start-up, purchase, and transfer of businesses including Distribution, Manufacturing, Printing, Publishing, Retail, Food/Beverage, and Services.


Master of Business Administration – Finance, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Bachelor’s Degrees – Business & Economics, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI

Numerous education courses on Appraisals and Business Analysis from ISBA, NACVA, and NEBB.

Referrals, Previous Clients and Testimonials

This Professional's Company has performed over 200+ Appraisals
Note About Referrals and Previous Clients...

Due to the private and many times data sensitive nature of appraisal work, many clients choose not to share or participate in referrals. As a matter of course many times the appraiser is Ethically and Legally bound not to disclose information. Due to this a “written” version of previous clients may be challenging for an appraiser to distribute. Please ask the appraiser directly for any extra previous client examples.

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