Longtime appraisal firm continues to prosper

Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:54


BRISTOL - Calciano & Stern Appraisal will soon become Calciano, Stern & Miller as Steve Miller has become a co-owner of the longstanding company.

“It feels great, like all of my hard work is paying off,” said Miller.

Calciano & Stern was founded in 1982 by James Calciano and Donald Stern. Miller, who is now 31 years old, came on-board five or six years ago and said that Calciano and Stern acted as his mentors.

“I first entered this field in 2008 when I had just graduated from college and the market was tanking,” he said. “I got involved in a lot of property valuation and foreclosure work. I found out that I had a knack for that sort of analytical work and Jim and Don took me under their wing. I’ve since done a lot of work in continuing my education.”

Calciano & Stern is a full-service appraisal company, offering services for real estate, residential, commercial, industrial and land appraisal.

“We’re a well-balanced company with our finger on the pulse of the market and the local community,” said Miller. “We can also manage property and do legal work and testify in court if need be.”

Miller said that, going forward, Calciano & Stern Appraisal wants to provide more services to the people who need them.

“Business has been very good, we’ve been very busy, but it is always a bit of an uphill battle with a lot of people in this field retiring and not as many coming in,” said Miller. “There is a lot of work to be done and not enough people to fill the gap.”

Miller encouraged those seeking appraisal services to come to Calciano & Stern Appraisal to help them to make an informed decision.

“We have been an established business for more than 30 years and you can rely on us for an unbiased opinion,” said Miller. “We also have a great understanding of construction projects and we have a great background in that industry.”

For more information on Calciano & Stern Appraisal, call 860-583-3766 or visit csmappraisal.com.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Central CT Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:54. Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:56.