The American Team

Your Advantage Every Step Of The Way

American’s fully accredited and licensed team of professionals have successfully appraised or sold over a billion dollars in personal property assets. We hold senior accreditations with major organizations such as the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) – the oldest and largest multi-disciplinary professional appraisal organization in the world – and The Equipment Appraisers Association of North America (EAANA) – whose members comprise an elite presence within the machinery and equipment appraisal market. All appraisals performed by American are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisals Practice (USPAP – the standard to which all appraisers are required to adhere. Our team works with you to custom design the right plan for your particular situation and we give you all the information you need to ensure you are comfortable with our agreed-upon course of action. We retinely blend our technical and industrial expertise to deliver superior service and unmitigated compliance in all facets of the valuation and liquidation process. Our credentials are available on our website and at your request.

Douglas G. Hornberger

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1992 to Present: American Auctioneer and Appraisal Project Manager is engaged in the business of appraising, auctioning, and valuation consulting of personal property, businesses, real estate, machinery, and equipment sales. As a licensed auctioneer in the state of Maryland, I have 32 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, and construction equipment operation. Graduate of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in May 1996, I currently manage, sell, and appraise personal property in several states for prestigious clients. With vast knowledge of auction methodology, I have actively engaged in the business of marketing both personal and real property.

My client base includes estates, secured creditors, as well as municipalities, ranging from businesses such as Merry Go Round, Luskins, Kmart, Dempsey & Carroll, and Ray Carr Tires to family owned machinery and fabrication shops, car dealerships, storage and moving companies.

Auction/Appraisal Disciplines:
• Commercial, industrial, residential real estate
• Personal property
• Collectibles
• Tools
• Retail Stock Inventory
• Restaurants
• Farm machinery
• Salvage
• Construction Equipment
• Heavy Earth Moving Equipment
• Antiques
• Household contents
• Shop fixtures/equipment
• Office equipment
• Mobile homes
• Domestic/industrial machinery equipment
• Vehicles
• Contractors equipment
• Trucking companies

Professional Business Associations:
National Auctioneers Association
Auctioneers Association of Maryland

Harford Community College – 1973
Cecil College – Engineering Degree – 1974-1976
University of Delaware – 1977
Graduate Personal Property Appraisal Courses 101-102 – 2002
Continuing Education Seminars

The Honorable Kevin Hornberger

Graduated Rising Sun High School 1999; Cecil College – (Associates Degree) Phi Theta Kappa 2000-03; University of Maryland College Park 2003-04, Founding Father Chi Phi Fraternity; University of the District of Columbia 2007-10 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering) with honors; Graduate of the Cecil Leadership Institute 2013; Graduate of Maryland Leadership Institute 2016.

President and Owner of Blue Collar Engineering Inc. 2006 to present; Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat. Chief Manufacturing Engineer CloudSolar Inc. 2010-12 Participated in Cupid’s Cup – Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship University of Maryland. Facility Manager for The Library of Congress 2006 to present. Active security clearance; Jumbo Jimmy’s Crab Shack Project Manager and Cofounder 2005-07.

Born in North East, Maryland; Volunteer at the Perry Point Veterans Hospital 1994-96. Attended Boys State at Annapolis MD 1998; Eagle Scout Award 1999; Election Judge Gubernatorial Primary 2006.

Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Committee member for Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 131 North East Maryland. Member of The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Post 135 Perryville Maryland. Life Endowment Member NRA. Member of Cecil County Republican Club. Member Maryland Saltwater Sportsman Association MSSA Northern Bay Chapter. Member of The Friends of Cecil County Public Library. Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME.

Elected Office
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates – District 35A – Cecil County 2014 to present
Cecil County Republican Central Committee Member 2014 to present