Apex Appraisal Service, Valuation Partners, and Summit Valuation Solutions have all adopted the name Opteon AMC, Inc., the appraisal management entity for Opteon USA. As a combined entity, we contract with panel and staff appraisers from the West to the East to provide our customers with the highest quality appraisals. We focus on appraiser relationships, accountability, communication, compliance, customer service, and efficiency.
Opteon AMC is made up of more than 200 customer-centric team members working to make business more personal. We are a diverse group of individuals with a single goal—to deliver the absolute best customer experience on every appraisal, every time. Get to know our team:
Pacific Northwest Region
Caleb Allen is a National Sales Executive as the Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Director. For almost two decades, he has built a career in business development and relationship management. Caleb understands our industry and brings with him over ten years of experience in the lending world; starting as an originator and moving into various management positions with Mann Mortgage and Fairway Independent Mortgage. During this time, his greatest measurable success has come as a result of the direct focus on developing satisfying, long-term collaborations with clients in a very real, authentic manner. This sort of trust is earned and has been the hallmark of his career over the years. Caleb resides in Western Washington with his wife Kristal and their four children. He enjoys eating good food, surfing, snowboarding, kite-boarding, a good soccer match and his Chargers!
SVP of Client Relations
SVP of Client Relations
SVP of Client Relations
Dave Houseman is the SVP of Client Relations at Apex. His experience includes managing, creating, and implementing results-oriented processes and procedures for Finance of America Mortgage’s appraisal department. Throughout his 8-year tenure there, Dave developed a vendor management strategy that not only supported FAM’s explosive growth, but also led the industry in compliance. Under Dave’s leadership, FAM received zero violations and scored the highest levels (90%+) on more than 60 audits. He chose to join Apex because out of the 21 appraisal management companies that Dave managed, Apex never had a single compliance violation and delivered the highest level of quality, integrity and service. Dave and his wife have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. They love to travel, attend sporting events, visit amusement parks around the world, and volunteer for charity events/fundraisers that benefit many local charities and organizations such as Wounded Warriors, Cancer Foundation, and SAC Food Locker.
We are passionate about supporting charitable organizations that help children, families, veterans, and communities in need. As part of our commitment to giving back, we offer paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) so that Opteon team members can support causes that matter most to them. We believe that being part of the business community comes with a responsibility to give back. Here’s what we’ve been up to these last 18-months:
As foster parents themselves, Opteon US Advisory Board Member Tim Hamilton and his wife Cathy are highly involved in the success of Safe Harbor. The organization provides hope for children in foster care who are coming out of very difficult circumstances. Families who commit to caring for a traumatized child receive specialized assistance, support, education, and service to ensure placement stability and a secure home that will be a Safe Harbor.
As an active member of Care Fund’s Advisory Council, Opteon team members in Arizona regularly volunteer their time to raise money and awareness for families needing mortgage or rent assistance during a child’s extended health crisis. We believe that no family should have to choose between caring for their child or working to pay their mortgage. As part of our commitment, a portion of every appraisal management fee in Arizona is donated monthly to support Care Fund.
In 2019, we hosted (under our former name, Apex) an inaugural golf tournament and mortgage mixer to raise money for several of our favorite charities near Opteon's California office. We are passionate about helping improve the foster care system and making it easier and more manageable to provide long-term lasting care for kids needing families.
If you’d like to participate or sponsor next year, please contact ApexCares@apexone.com.
A former-employee and continued friend is a father to a son with autistic superpowers that allow him to see, hear, smell and feel things at an extraordinarily heightened level. Team members at Apex support Autism Speaks for their advocacy of individuals with autism and families like our friend. Autism Speaks also works to increase appreciation for these autistic superpowers and advance research into causes and better support of autism
One of our former team members came from The Taylor House! This remarkable organization helps young women who age out of foster care and are suddenly considered adults at the age of 18. The Taylor House helps these at-risk youth transition into adulthood and become well-rounded, self-sufficient, confident adults who are empowered with the tools and life skills needed to step out on their own and enrich our communities.
We are proud to support veterans through our annual involvement in the Alpine Cares Golf Tournament. The event allows Allegiant Giving to purchase Action Track Chairs for veterans who have sustained serious injuries and/or can no longer enjoy outdoor activities because of age. These remarkable chairs allow previously immobile veterans to hunt, fish, camp, pull their children on a sled in the snow, tow a kayak to the water’s edge, or even walk their daughter down the aisle at her beach wedding.