The firm of Cogdill & Giomi was founded in May of 1981 by David E. Cogdill, Sr., MAI, RM, and David R. Giomi, MAI, RM.  Cogdill & Giomi celebrated its 30th anniversary, May 1, 2011, making it one of Modesto's oldest independent fee appraisal firms.  In January of 2007 Mr. Cogdill and Mr. Giomi sold their interests in the company to James A. Cogdill, SRA, and David E. Cogdill Jr., who subsequently created Cogdill & Giomi, Inc. On October 1, 2013, Cogdill and Giomi, Inc. became Cogdill and Associates, Inc. 

Principals of the firm are James A. Cogdill, SRA (Chairman/CEO) and David E. Cogdill, Jr. (President/CFO).  Combined James and David Cogdill have over 50 years of appraisal experience in both the public and private sector.

Cogdill & Associates, Inc. is a member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

Below is a partial client list of Cogdill & Associates, Inc.


Lending Institutions


Oak Valley Community Bank
Bank of Stockton
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Premier Valley Bank
Union Bank
Modesto Commerce Bank
West America Bank
Bank of the West
Bank of Agriculture and Commerce
U.S. Bank
Pacific State Bank
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Tri Counties Bank
Comerica Bank
American Ag Credit
Central Valley Community Bank
Community Business Bank
Community West Bank

U.S. Department of Water and Power Resources Service
U.S. Park Service
U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
California Department of Transportation
Stanislaus County, California
Mono County, California
Calaveras County, California
City of Modesto
City of Newman
City of Waterford
City of Riverbank
City of Ripon
City of Turlock
City of Manteca
City of Lathrop
City of Escalon
City of Patterson
Modesto City Schools
Ceres Unified School District
Sylvan Union School District
Merced Union High School District
Waterford School District
Modesto Irrigation District




Damrell Nelson Schrimp Pallos Pacher & Silva-A Professional Corp.
Neumiller & Beardslee- A Professional Corp.
Gianelli & Associates- A Professional Corp.
Goss & Goss- A Professional Law Corp.
McCormick Bartow, LLP- Attorneys at Law
Law Office of Borton Petrini, LLP (James J.Kroll)
Dickerson Law, Inc.- A Professional Corp.
Brunn & Flynn Attorneys
Shore McKinley & Conger
Ross W. Lee Inc.- A Professional Law Corp.
Law Offices of Michael C. Normoyle
Steven Altman, P.C.
Berliner Cohen LLP- Attorneys at Law
Crabtree Schmidt Attorneys
Wendel Rosen
Thomas P. Hogan, Law Office

American Recycling
OLAM Corp.
U.S. Steel
Van Gas
Satake Corp.
Bright Development
Vintage Properties
Northern Refrigerated Trucking
E. R. Vine & Sons
Modesto Tobacco & Candy
Boyett Petroleum
E. & J. Gallo Winery
DLE Development Company
Bandini Fertilizer Company
Chevron Oil Company
Overland, Pacific, & Cutler, Inc.


James A. Cogdill, SRA, and David E. Cogdill Jr. have extensive experience appraising real property, with necessary skills and experience to be effective expert witnesses.


We are a "full service" fee shop with experience and expertise in valuing almost all property types.  As individuals, we also have specialized experience as follows:

James A. Cogdill, SRA

Residential Subdivisions
Apartment Buildings
Industrial Properties
Mobile Home Parks
Litigation Matters

David E. Cogdill, Jr.


Medical/Dental Offices
Ag Properties
Industrial Properties
Litigation Matters


Stanislaus County
San Joaquin County
Merced County
Fresno County
Madera County
Tulare County
Calaveras County
Tuolumne County
Mariposa County