RF Berger People

Ralph F. Berger

Ralph F. Berger, CEO and Founder
Ralph’s career in real estate began in 1974 in sales, leasing, and management. Since then he has achieved some of the highest degrees of accreditation and certification available in the appraisal industry, including Member Appraisal Institute (M.A.I.) and Senior Residential Appraiser (S.R.A.). Ralph’s substantial experience in real estate appraising includes federal, state, county, and city agencies, savings and loans associations, credit unions, finance companies, attorneys, private individuals, and relocation companies. He has served on numerous advisory committees and held all chairs of the Cardinal Chapter of the Appraisal Institute where he was president in 1989-90. Ralph continues to share his real estate appraisal knowledge by teaching seminars on Ohio real estate, and speaking on real estate topics at local real estate offices, the Columbus Mortgage Brokers Association, financial institutes, and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Gary Dejohn

Gary Dejohn, Senior Appraiser
Gary began his career in the housing industry in 1974 with State Savings Bank, which later became Fifth Third Bank. He joined R.F. Berger in 2001 and quickly gained the Certified Residential Appraisal designation for the state of Ohio. He takes pride in providing his clients with timely, thoughtful valuation which is necessary in today’s challenging real estate market.

Stephen C. Hopkins, Commercial Appraisal Manager
Stephen’s extensive career in real estate appraisal began in 1987 under the watchful eye of Tom Wilhelm, MAI, who helped him become a certified general appraiser and an associate member of the Appraisal Institute. He joined R.F. Berger in 1996, where he finds his work “interesting, challenging, and satisfying.” Stephen holds a BA in American studies from Bowling Green State University.

Barb Melaragno, Office Manager
After a long career as a retail manager, Barb joined the R.F. Berger team last year. She handles all administrative duties from appraisal preparation to accounts payable.

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