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We have a dedicated team of Senior Appraisers, certified through ASA and EAANA, with decades of experience inside construction, agriculture, transportation, oil field services and mining. All appraisal reports are credible for accurate values for financing, insurance needs, selling or preparing a business for sale, and are tailored to the customer and the job. Our formally documented appraisals follow the criteria and standards as outlined in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to ensure that all appraisals meet the industry standards of acceptance.

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Asset Verification

We validate all used equipment details and confirm existence, location and condition. Knowing your assets, where they are located, when they were purchased, if they are still in use and so on, is critical to any organization in the management of inventory and maintaining best value over time.

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Asset Conversions

Black Star stands ready to convert used equipment into immediate and best results, whatever the situation. We leverage private treaty, as well as  pre-auction and online auction selling approaches, and conduct sealed bid sales.

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Full Dispersals

For our customers who retired and sold their inventory of used equipment, and those who wanted to increase capital, liquidate, merge companies, sell off idle equipment or faced bankruptcy, we have delivered substantial returns. Whatever your motivation to sell, let us help you generate positive cash flow or to just cash in.

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Online Auctions

We hold weekly online auctions, on Wednesdays, for anyone that wants to sell or buy used equipment. Our online auction capability has the power to maximize the way you do it. Visit our Online Auction Room for upcoming auctions. Check back regularly ‐ new listings are added all the time.

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Storage & Transportation

We provide access to 30 secure and conveniently located, short-term and long-term drop-off storage yards. Relocation to and from any of these locations is all part of the service we offer. Let us manage your asset storage limitations, so you don’t have to.

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Fleet Realignment

If you are thinking about replacing or restructuring your fleet to better tackle market demands, project expectations as well as attract new customers, then talk to us. Your fleet needs to be operating at optimal performance and increasing your company’s productivity, reliability and profitability, no matter what influences may be in play. We understand that, and can help you to prioritize and maximize your fleet’s capabilities.

Our solutions include the selling and merging of companies

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Financial Services Sector

Black Star holds a distinct advantage with wide-ranging expertise and visibility within the construction, agriculture and transportation industries. Our ASA certified in-house appraisers have global experience appraising many categories of equipment, and provide superior market data, technical knowledge, and best pricing. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant appraisal reports ensure that all requirements of a financial institution are met inside our financial services provision.

Our dedicated Financial Account Management team brings in-depth industry and equipment knowledge to the table. As agents for major banks, finance houses and leasing companies, we verify, inspect, appraise, dispose of end-of-lease and repossessed equipment and other assets, and follow through with strong, targeted remarketing efforts to achieve maximum returns.

Whatever requirement your institution needs us to meet, our qualified team provides timely, accurate and defensible results that provide you with confidence to take the next step.

Asset Rescue and Reintroduction

Black Star provides seamless management of the commercial asset recovery process. We recover, securely store, prepare for resale and remarket collateral assets safely and professionally. Click here to see all yard locations.

Storage Yard Network

30 secure storage yards strategically positioned throughout the United States, and able to localize new yards within 30 days.


Repossessions are performed by skilled and experienced, licensed agents.

Reconditioning and Remarketing

Preparation for resale with wash and detail, along with account management, targeted marketing, private treaty selling and online auctions.


We are strategically connected to many highly-regarded industry experts. Our reputation in the marketplace has long-established and credible companies partnering with us to provide added value for our customers.