The History of Mid-States Appraisal Services, Inc.

Mid-States Appraisal Services, Inc. Company History

MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. began in 1983 when Dennis E. Vogan ventured out on his own to develop an agribusiness appraisal specialty. With a degree in business and economics from Marymount College of Salina, Kansas, Dennis took the opportunity as it arose for him while employed with Evco Inc., owned by Dean Evans, owner of Evans Grain Company.

With encouragement from Dean Evans and others, Dennis began with one appraisal on a grain elevator of Long Pine, Nebraska, owned by Harold Coash.

Dennis took his real estate sales requirements in the late 1970s and completed his brokerage license requirements in the early 1980s. With continued education in the field of real estate appraisal, he opened MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. with the interest of providing quality and professional appraisal services to clients across the country.

MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. is a full-service commercial agri-business real estate appraisal consultation company specializing in all phases of valuation and evaluation of real estate. The company serves the United States with the home office in Overland Park, Kansas. Dennis E. Vogan, president of MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. continues the tradition of agribusiness appraisal built on over 40 years of experience.

MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. has appraised over 2,050 agribusiness, commercial, and industrial properties, facilities, and/or businesses for clients in the states of Arkansas, Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These appraisals have included grain elevators, feed mills, flour mills, dry edible bean plants, popcorn plants, soybean/canola processors, and wholesale and retail fertilizer plants.

Armed with the experience of equipment sales and brokerage of grain elevators and fertilizer plants, Dennis E. Vogan began to develop the appraisal business in 1983, naming it MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC.

With this experience, there have been many court challenges for clients. These have included the areas of property tax appeal, estate tax, divorce, and other areas of litigation.

In 2017, Gage Bredfeldt joined as an Associate Appraiser and now has the experience of over 30 assisted agri-business appraisal projects.  Gage also has a specialty in Hotel and Motel appraisals.

Highly qualified, Dennis E. Vogan and Gage Bredfeldt of MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. have developed a diverse company, serving many different kinds of clients. Governmental agencies, mortgage lenders and other financial institutions, corporations, and law firms utilize our services.

Today, Dennis E. Vogan and Gage Bredfeldt of MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICES, INC. continues to provide quality service to a large, diverse clientele base.


  • National Association of Certified Valuators
  • Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
  • Kansas Grain and Feed Dealers Association
  • Kansas Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers


  • ASA (Accredited Senior Member #116393) American Society of Appraisers
  • IFAS (Senior Member #24500) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • CBA (Certified Business Appraiser #26450) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst #26450) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • Gage Bredfeldt - MAI Member of the Appraisal Institute


  • Certified General Appraiser in the States of:
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Kansas