Appraisals & Management of Personal Property

Houses of Worship

Our program for religious institutions substantially cuts the cost of appraisals, to make it easier for religious organizations to back up their insurance claims with certified appraisals.

For houses of worship, Bardo Consulting Group, Inc. is a respected appraiser. Our expertise includes architectural appointments such as the rood screen, the lectern, and the pulpit, and extends to the sacred contents such as celebrants’ vestments and silver vessels.

We have appraised the interiors and contents of cathedrals, churches, rectories, convents, holy orders, and a museum of Judaica.

Our appraisals have included stained glass windows, organs, all worship objects both sacred and secular, vessels, and vestments. Our appraisals have set the gold standard for houses of worship for decades.

Our appraisals are regularly renewed for these important reasons:

As far away as Notre-Dame de Paris, fires strike cathedrals, devastating interiors and contents without warning. Chicagoland recently saw South Side churches vandalized and burned to the ground. In another local church, leaking water pipes on a second-floor pipe caused extensive damage that was not detected for four days, damaging an original hand-painted mural beyond recognition.

In all these tragic incidents in houses of worship, there were no appraisals in place, so no credible insurance claims could be made against the losses. The damaged institutions were forced to conduct fund-raising campaigns to either raise the money for replacements or restorations – or close their doors.

BCG can provide your religious institution with protection against potentially catastrophic losses, or smaller ones, with a government-compliant appraisal by a certified appraisal company. Our appraisals for houses of worship comply fully with the U.S. Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). So, in the event of loss, everything of value is listed and valued at full replacement value.

Houses of worship and other religious institutions have also recognized that various forms of damage to their precious property - smoke, water, and graffiti - can cause losses as expensive as fire or theft.

In all situations involving property loss or damage of any kind, a government-complaint appraisal from BCG ensures that the religious institution promptly receives a check for the full appraised amount. No fund-raisers necessary.

BCG has new pricing for religious institutions. With a reduced appraisal fee, a certified appraisal with all the years of experience, training and tested certifications, is within reach of virtually any religious or charitable institution.

We hope you’ll invite Bardo Consulting Group, Inc. to provide your religious institution with another level of protection against financial difficulties in the event of fire, flooding, theft, smoke, graffiti, or other damage.

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