Firehouses are unique Public Buildings. In some ways they resemble the cottage industry property of the past, requiring both living and specialty work areas. Over the years, the state of firefighting art has changed substantially since the days of the horse drawn fire engine. Ladder trucks and other specialized equipment of today require much larger and more sophisticated facilities. While this change is occurring slower than more Internet related services, there exist a variety of older Firehouses possessing varying levels of functional utility. With this in mind, appraisers appraising Firehouses must understand the utility needs of a Firehouse and identify short comings which affect value. Some facilities currently being used as Firehouses may even have a different highest and best use.
At ELLIOTT®, we understand Firehouses and their value. We offer Firehouse Appraisal Service anywhere in the United States.