"I want to thank you for your success in reducing the property taxes on our automobile dealership... Through your efforts we received $7,505.41 in property tax abatements from the City of Peabody. That represented a reduction in our tax of 25.4%, which was no small task! In today's economy, property owners must be ever vigilant of the bottom line. Using Ridgefield Valuation to help control property taxes has proved to be a smart business decision. I highly recommend your services to any property owner concerned about the fairness and accuracy of his property taxes. Thanks again for doing a tremendous job for us! We look forward to working again with you in the future."
Paul Ducette, Controller, Peabody Chrysler-Plymouth, loc.
"I am greatly pleased with the result you obtained and congratulate you on your good work. It is a pleasure to enclose our check in payment of your services. With my best wishes."
James F. Dwinell, Jr., Chairman, Winchester Savings Bank
"You've done it again - thank you!! I just received the great news about the $20,570.42 you have saved me on my real estate taxes. Since you first represented me in 1992, Ridgefield has saved me $41,699.55."
T. B. Brother, President, Broleco, Inc.
"I am writing to thank you for your check of $9,470.52 for the property tax abatement. I must admit I was quite amazed to see your results so quickly. Owning several Industrial Buildings in Leominster over the past 15 years, I had tried for abatements either myself or with other tax abatement organizations. You achieved the savings that none of us were able to. Thanks again Bob, for your efforts and especially for my check."
Edward W. Zephir, President, United Plastics
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the money you have just saved us on our real estate tax bills... In the past we have filed those lengthy abatement forms, only to find out we were denied. Your service was so convenient, all we had to do was send you a copy of our tax bills. Now our yearly tax bills have been reduced by $9,548.14. I found your service to be very professional and courteous, you always kept us in touch with your progress. Thank you for all your help."
Jay Hanflig, President, Robelle Industries, Inc.
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for your recent work in lowering our Real Estate taxes here in Woburn. I must admit that upon receiving your proposition I was skeptical. Rarely does one get a substantial return for virtually no effort. But I'm glad that I did as you were able to lower our taxes by over $4,700!!!! All that for just giving you the chance to do our work for us to spend ten minutes in giving you pertinent information. What is even better than getting a $4,700 refund of taxes already paid is the fact that we will be saving at least this much next year and for years to come. It pays to let a professional do what he knows much better than ourselves. Once again, thank you for your efforts on our behalf."
John K. Blakeney, Controller, Atlantic Plywood Corporation
"Thank you for your representation which resulted in a significant reduction of property tax valuations in three out of three cases you handled for us. One of the beauties of your success is that the savings goes on repeating itself year after year. And then future assessment hikes will start from a lower base so that the saving really goes on in perpetuity. The valuation of both our properties had crept up over a 15 year period to levels that were not justified. It is clear to me now that your services are absolutely necessary to ensure some degree of fairness in our property assessments. My passive acceptance of the valuation handed down by the two towns over the past fifteen years was extremely costly. Thanks again for your professional advice and able representation."
Richard L. Sampson, President, American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
"In today's society where much of the focus is on negative issues, we would like to accentuate the positive and congratulate you on your admirable service record. Ridgefield Valuation has not been the subject of a single customer complaint at the Better Business Bureau, Inc. Your outstanding record exemplifies a true commitment to quality customer service. As a member of the Better Business Bureau...we truly appreciate your continued support and thank you for helping the BBB to promote ethics and integrity in the marketplace."
Robert H. Williams, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau
"This letter is to thank you for the Property Tax savings of $4,300.00 you achieved on our behalf. Your expertise, professionalism, and our experience with your firm is second to none. I look forward to working with you again in the future on other tax saving needs."
Ronald Franklin, V.P. Finance, Trend-lines, Woodworkers Warehouse, Golf Day
"I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with the $ 10,250 savings you were able to obtain on our Cambridge property tax. The service you provided was excellent, and I must commend you for your expertise in accomplishing what you set out to do."
Richard L. Henderson, Controller, The Thompson & Litchner Company, Inc.
"We highly recommend Mr. Gaines in the service of obtaining tax abatements on property taxes. His firm has saved us property tax expenses on a number of properties over the years. Just last year Mr. Gaines obtained an adjusted revaluation on our Wilmington property from $211,100 to $172,758, saving us $1,114.98 in Real Estate tax expense. Mr. Gaines has always accommodated us with prompt and excellent service, which is highly appreciated."
Stanley M. Lewis, Managing Trustee, Lewis Realty Trust
"I would just like to thank you for the excellent work you did on behalf of our company. Last year you reduced our property assessment from $950,300 to $915,000, saving us over $1,410 in taxes. We appreciate all of your help. You've always been courteous and professional. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
John H. Kelley, Vice President, Carbone Metal Fabricator, Inc.
"On behalf of Danvers Savings Bank, I would like to thank you for the professional services that you recently provided for the Bank. We feel that it was an extremely beneficial evaluation and the resulting property tax savings was certainly an added benefit. The precise valuation of real estate holdings is an aspect of many businesses, including ours, that has a tendency to be neglected. The problem is compounded by the fact that we do not have the research capabilities or the necessary expertise to approach the issue effectively. In that sense, it is always great to engage a professional firm like yours that understands both the problem and the "process" and is willing to work on what amounts to a "contingency" basis. The unobtrusive manner with which you approach these engagements is also particularly helpful to me since we have limited resources to devote to supporting your efforts. Copies of tax bills and a walk around of our main office was certainly not a whole lot to ask. Again, thanks, your efforts and contributions towards helping us manage our real estate are greatly appreciated."
L. Mark Panella, Chief Financial Officer, Danvers Savings Bank
"I want to take the time to drop you a quick note to express my appreciation for the continued success you have had in obtaining real estate tax abatements for our firm and associated companies. I checked my file and noted that we started our relationship in 1994, and you currently have a 100% success rate with us, including last year's savings of $1,701.28 on a small property. Thanks again for your valued service and I hope for a continued 100% success rate."
Richard C. Hinds, V.P. Finance, Foodmaster Super Markets, Inc.