Richard Petree, RPA, RTA, RTC



Richard has over 40 years of service in the Property Tax Appraisal & Assessment Industry as well as 2 decades of providing Chief Appraiser Staffing for counties across the state of Texas.

325.437.7600 ext 17

Bill Beam, RPA, ARA



Bill has maintained credentials in the Property Tax Appraisal Industry for 30+ years with a specialty regarding agricultural productivity valuation.  Bill has also practiced in a daily Fee Appraisal Business for 25+ years.

325.437.7600 ext 14

Our Team


Cathy Beam, Office Manager

Cathy has managed the affairs of Western Valuation and Consulting as well as Western Appraisal for the past 7+ years.  She is the friendly voice you hear when you give us a call and is happy to help in any way she can. 


Brad Beam, RPA, Field Staff Supervisor

Serving Eastland, Carson, & Hamilton County

Brad has been doing Ad Valorem appraisal work since 2011. He is a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA), a graduate of the Chief Appraiser Institute, and proudly served as interim Chief Appraiser in Callahan County for 2 years.  When he isn't at work, you can likely find him doing carpentry in his garage, hunting, plowing or riding 4-wheelers at the family ranch.


Ryan Beam, RPA

Serving Lamb, Mitchell, & Gaines County


Ryan is one of our senior field appraisers and has been with the company since its onset. He specializes in software programs that incorporate mobile technology into field work. He is a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) with over 6 years of experience. He lives in Abilene and works in multiple counties in West Texas. 


Justin Cost, Class II Appraiser

Serving Callahan & Mason County

Justin Cost is a Class II Appraiser with 2 years field experience as part of the Western Valuation and Consulting team. He is friendly, kind and will leave you as if you have known him your whole life.  Justin is a conscientious appraiser and serves Callahan and Mason County.


Max Gilbert, Class III Appraiser

Serving Coleman, Concho, & Kimble County

Max is a Hardin-Simmons University grad with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He has served as an appraiser for several years and enjoys working in Coleman, Concho, and Kimble County.  When he is not at work, Max enjoys being outside and spending time with his family and friends. 


Derek Wolf, Class I Appraiser

Serving Hamilton, Hardeman, & Falls County

Derek has a background serving in both Paramilitary and Law enforcement positions. He is excellent at appraising properties in an accurate and concise manner. Derek is very articulate and professional as he enjoys answering questions by appraisal district staff, board members and citizens.