IAUA Certified Directory Member

Gary Ahrens is proud member of IAUA, Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association. He has successfully passed the necessary examinations and is has been awarded with the designation of Certified Property Appraiser and Umpire or CPAU. Please visit the website of IAUA and download the Certified Directory for all of the members that chose to list their background and credentials.

The benefit of the IAUA website allows the searcher to gather information concerning the expertise of employed  within the industry. The homeowner might find an appraiser to represent them in appraisal. Judges might use this website to locate an appropriate individual  to appoint as an umpire..Appraisers can use this information to help make a selection when agreeing on an umpire with the opposing appraiser.  I present my listing as it appears on the IAUA website.

Gary Laird Ahrens, CPAU

Ahrens Appraisal Service, LLC

34540 Appaloosa,Trl

Zephyrhills, Fl 33541

Tel (941) 661-9361     FAX (888) 993-3760

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Present Occupation:

Umpire/Appraiser/Public Adjuster/Consultant

Professional Licensures:

Florida Public Adjuster - License # A002288

Other Relevant Information:

Knowledge of policy, scope of damages, & accurate repair estimates should determine the amount of loss rather than professional alliances. An umpire should assist in settling differences by encouraging an honest scope, a proper estimate, and request the appraisers support their differing position with facts. Licensed as an adjuster in Florida from 1997 - present, his experience, knowledge of policies, building codes, and Xactimate software combine in producing a fair and honest appraisal. Visit www.aafpaa.com for additional qualifications and information.


Industry Experience:

Independent Adjuster                    10 Years              Public Adjuster                    7 Years

Expert Consultant                            4 Years               Appraiser/Umpire               7 Years

Licensed Fl. Tile Contractor          14 Years

Educational/Professional Background:

Bachelor of Arts, Bob Jones University                                  1978

Crawford University- Adjuster training                                   1999

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters              2007-2014

Windstorm Insurance Network                                                 2008-2014

IAUA Certified Property Insurance Umpire CPIU                   2012-2014

IAUA Certified Property Insurance Umpire CPIA                    2013-2014

Xactimate Certified: Level 3 (Expert Certification)                  2009-2015