About Us

Klaris, Thomson & Schroeder, Inc. (KTS), is a national, full-service valuation, appraisal and financial consulting firm that is built on the 100 plus years of experience of its three founders (John Thomson, Ray Klaris, and Gary Schroeder). 
We have provided thousands of valuation opinions for corporations of all sizes and a wide variety of industries.  Our work has been reviewed and accepted by the major agencies of the federal government charged with regulating business transactions, as well as the largest accounting and law firms in the nation in connection with engagements  involving their clients.
For almost 20 years KTS has been serving the needs of our valued clients. We take pride in the fact that the majority of the appraisers at KTS are senior members of the American Society of Appraisers and have earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in business valuation.  The ASA designation is the only business valuation designation that requires 5 years of full-time experience as one of the criteria for being awarded the designation.

Our philosophy is simple:  To offer superior quality and impeccable service at competitive fees.

Superior quality can only be achieved through total dedication to the highest appraisal standards and procedures.  At Klaris, Thomson & Schroeder, Inc. we are committed to these standards and procedures and we believe that our reputation for quality is maintained through the practice of proper due diligence regarding each and every valuation engagement accepted by our firm.
Our company is devoted to the continuing education of both our staff and our clients.  In order for us to remain current with industry trends, we encourage members of our firm to attend seminars, webinars and structured classes and to always keep active in professional societies and organizations.  In addition, we provide complimentary seminars and presentations for our clients so that they may also stay abreast of ever changing valuation issues.
Impeccable Service:  We strive to meet or exceed delivery dates, are in constant communication with all parties involved, provide and uphold accurate and timely proposals, and we bill our clients only for those services that are required.  We are a professional consulting company whose main purpose is to offer timely and professional valuation services, along with fee structures that reflect financial reality in today's economic environment.  
Valuation & Appraisal Experience:  The experience of our staff covers virtually every industry coupled with the valuation of almost every conceivable asset- both tangible and intangible.  In addition to the numerous business enterprise, real estate and machinery and equipment valuations that we have completed for various purposes, we have considerable experience in specialized areas such as litigation support, appraisal critiques, inter-company transfer pricing issues (Internal Revenue Code Section 482) and blockage and partial interest discount issues.  Klaris, Thomson & Schroeder, Inc. can tackle assignments of any size throughout the U.S. and overseas in an extremely cost effective manner.
Project Management:  All assignments regardless of their size, are managed by a member of our senior management team, and reviewed upon completion by another member of our senior team.  This assures that only the highest quality reports will be issued under the Klaris, Thomson & Schroeder, Inc. name.