Did you know that personal property appraisers are not licensed by the State and anyone can call themselves an appraiser? There are no State requirements for training, continuing education or experience. It is important that you carefully screen the appraiser that will work for you. By selecting Emerald Art Services LLC, you are hiring a professional personal property appraiser who was educated in appraisal methodology by the ISA as well as experienced in the connoisseurship of art, antiques and other personal property being appraised. This equates to less time on-site, more efficient & accurate research, a quicker completion time and less cost to you! Additionally, I maintain current training on the Appraisal Foundations Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or USPAP. Adherence to these standards provides for a defensible report that, if challenged, will “hold up” to the strictest challenge.

Mr. Cris Drugan, ISA, MIPAV-OS, LPQ

I am the Principal at Emerald Art Services, LLC and an IRS “qualified appraiser”. In 2013, I was accepted as an Overseas Member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland. Previously, I was a General Manager and Art Consultant for a nationwide art restoration company with 8 offices across the country.  I have also been a property and fine art claims adjuster for over 19 years with national insurance carriers, a Deputy Sheriff for 4 years, and have over 25 years experience in Retail Asset Protection.  I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University and I am pursuing a Certified Specialist of Wine certification through the Society of Wine Educators.

In addition, I have attended numerous personal property, disaster recovery, restoration, fine art and wine workshops, classes, forums and symposiums through the International Society of Appraisers, American Society of Appraisers, Foundation for Appraisal Education, Appraisal Course Associates, the University of Glasgow, FEMA, The Upper Midwest Conservation Association, The Intermuseum Conservation Association, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Connecting to Collections Care, Ohio Preservation Council, Rioja Wine Academy, the Society of Wine Educators to name a few. 

In 2024, acting as the “qualifying agent”, Emerald Art Services LLC met the requirements, and is now a licensed Private Investigation and Guard Services firm in the State of Ohio (lic. 20232100508790). I am Wicklander Level I & II trained and have attended Organized Retail Crime (ORC) training and participate in local and Statewide ORC prevention organizations.

I am currently on the Board of Trustees for the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Formally, I served as VP on the Executive Board of the Akron Claims Association, as Board VP of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and as President of the American Wine Society Tri-County Chapter. I am also currently a member of the Ohio Preservation Council, the American Historical Print Collectors Society, the International Mezzotint Society, the International Association of Silver Art Collectors, The Elongated Collectors and the Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services.

Professional designations include International Society of Appraisers, member (ISA),  Overseas Member of Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (MIPAV-OS) and the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPQ).