Erik J. Ehrhart
Principal, Valuation Analyst

Heather Lyon, CPA
Valuation Analyst

Lace Pettigrew
Office Manager

BEAR Business Valuation LLC
354 East 5th Street
Chico, CA 95928

(530) 879-9504

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We value entire businesses and shares of businesses for many purposes:

  • Purchase or sale of an entire business
  • Purchase or sale of a fractional interest in a business
  • Gifts and estates—About half our work has been for IRS reporting purposes
  • Asset holding company transfers—Family limited partnerships, real estate holding companies, etc.
  • IRC 409A valuations—Setting stock price for granting options
  • C to S conversion
  • Litigation regarding the value of a business or interest
  • ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans)
  • Purchase price allocation for ASC 805 financial reporting
  • Estate and exit planning
  • Early stage company investment

We value businesses in all industries, and have extensive experience and expertise in:

  • Computer Software and Systems
  • Construction
  • Medical Technology
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Industrial, Commercial, and Computer Equipment
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Wholesale and Distribution
  • Automobile and Truck Dealerships
  • Restaurants
  • Food Processing
  • Medical and Dental Clinics and Practices
  • Management Consulting and Accounting
  • Agricultural Operations

We value all forms of business ownership:

  • C and S Corporation Common and Preferred Stock
  • Limited (LP) and General Partnership (GP) units
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) units
  • Voting and Non-Voting Interests
  • Notes and Convertible Notes
  • Options and Warrants
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Phantom Stock
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs)

Time to have your business appraised?

Originally published in the Landsculptor Magazine, and reprinted with permission from MGIA.
There are many reasons to perform a valuation of a landscaping business, but the most common is an ownership transition. Before the company proceeds with ownership transition—whether fractional interest buyouts, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity incentives, or outright sale—an accurate understanding of the company’s value is necessary.

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We join your team of trusted advisers, and utilize information your CPA and others have accumulated about your business. This avoids duplication of effort, keeps costs down, and allows us to benefit from their years of experience with your company.


BEAR has participated in more than 2,500 valuations in over 400 industries, with virtually no dispute or adjustments to value. We incorporate extensive market research for reliable results produced quickly. We combine in-depth knowledge of your business with our expertise to arrive at the most reliable valuation possible.