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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 is now carrying on the connections to lumber and sawmill operators through: The Kittrell Sawmill Brokers Network.