Gary is a Manager with Swartz + Associates, Inc. where he has worked with companies in the manufacturing, commercial, restaurant and agricultural commodities industries.

Gary’s experience involves property tax consulting and analysis, tax compliance, the review and appeal of personal property taxes and various other Ad Valorem tax issues.

Gary has significant experience in the valuation of machinery and equipment for various financial reporting purposes with a particular specialty in the healthcare arena. Additionally, Gary possesses over ten years of corporate accounting experience in the private sector.


Review and Analysis of Business Property Statements Business Property Valuation Appeals
Personal Property Renditions and Appeals


Gary has had direct responsibility of the business personal property functions for the following:

Praxair Distribution, Inc., Ankeny, Iowa. 500+ locations across the country.

Webasto Roof Systems, Rochester Hills, MI; Multiple locations; automobile parts and mfg.

Affinia Group (Formerly Wix) , Ann Arbor, MI. Multiple locations; large distribution, warehouse and mfg.

Centex – Republic Gypsum, Dallas, Texas. Twenty properties reviewed throughout the Midwest and Southwest.

Murray Energy Company – Coal Plants in KY and WV

Beauty Brands – 60+ business personal properties filings across the country

Houlihans Restaurant Group – Leawood, KS. Restaurant group with multiple locations across the country.


BA– Business Administration and Accounting, MidAmerica Nazarene University 1994


American Society of Appraisers
ME201 –Intro to ME ME202 – M&E Valuation ME203- Advanced Topics ME204- Report Writing


Accredited Senior Appraiser – Machinery & Technical Specialties
Institute of Professionals in Taxation – Affiliate Member


Gary Stone
American Society of Appraisers