George Kittrell with his daughter Jackie.
Jackie Kittrell "On The Job"
George Kittrell Auctioneer
George Kittrell "On The Job"

Kittrell Appraisals Has Set The Standard in appraising sawmills and wood products equipment since 1956. Jacqueline Kittrell continues to maintain respect by leading financial institutions, insurance companies and the government in appraising sawmills and wood products companies. Markets and relationships belong to the lumber industry worldwide; experience and knowledge of the sawmill machinery and equipment appraisal process is the key to obtaining an appraisal valuation in which your company or bank can make solid business decisions with confidence.

Principals Of The Company: History

George Kittrell began working in the forest products industry in 1956 selling new and used sawmill machinery for Corley Manufacturing Company. George Kittrell has set the standard for appraising and marketing forest product machinery for over 57 years. His auction company quickly became the most successful and renowned on the East Coast. George and Jacqueline conducted the first ball room setting, off-site auction sale in the forest industry. They were the first to set the standard with this type of auction. When others said it could not be done they were doing it with sales bringing 113% to 125% over appraised value.

George Kittrell is a Senior Certified Appraiser and was a member Organization of Real Estate Appraisers before his retirement in 2003. Since that time he has been an invaluable consultant.

Jacqueline Kittrell started as a child assisting with simple tasks relating to the conduction of auction sales. After receiving a degree in Business Administration with specialization in marketing and accounting, Jacqueline decided that appraisals and marketing consultation would be her specialization for continuing education and attended the Certified Appraiser’s Guild of America USPAP Certification School. Lumber grading school is another huge asset for Jacqueline as it teaches the grades and species of lumber and it relates to markets.

In 1991 George Kittrell invited Jacqueline to join his efforts in marketing and appraising companies within the forest products industry.

Jacqueline L. Kittrell Appraiser, Inc.
P O Box 1738 Spring Hill, TN 37174
(931) 797-6284 office
(931) 698-3342 cell


“Jacqueline Kittrell has provided excellent service to our company for several years. With her knowledge and attention to detail, she has prepared and delivered quality appraisals for our Bank clients.”

J.H. Sorrells, III
Senior Vice President
Branch Banking and Trust Company
Lynchburg, VA

“Ms. Kittrell’s report was provided in a timely and professional manner. We will definitely consider using Ms. Kittrell’s services in the future.”

Rene J. Puissegur
Credit Analyst
BizCapital BIDCO II, LLC

“They chose Jacqueline Kittrell because she posses the required credentials and respect in the banking community to properly evaluate and appraise a modern southern yellow pine manufacturing facility... not only has Jacqueline demonstrated her professionalism in her job, she has also shown a desire to learn more about the forest products industry so that she could acquire and retain knowledge of the rapid changing environment of technology in the industry. Jacqueline has convinced Hankins, Inc. that not only does she have what it takes to perform the work of business and equipment appraisals in the forest products industry; she also has the respect of many of the banking institutions to perform their required evaluations.”

Harold Wayne Hankins
Hankins, Inc.

“Jackie is very knowledgeable of the wood industry, processes, valuation of the assets, and key contacts within the industry. We have found the values Jackie places on assets to be amazingly close to the actual results at public sale.”

Brian Detwiler
Credit Administration