Qualifications: Douglas W. Gablinske

Douglas W. Gablinske is a 1975 Providence College graduate and has been appraising residential properties in Rhode Island for the past 16 years. Doug was trained by Scott T. Nagy at Nyberg Associates, Providence, RI and has appraised residential properties in all 39 cities and towns.

Prior to appraising, he owned and operated Douglas Properties, a residential single family home building and general contracting company located in Bristol, RI.

Douglas Properties built and sold more than 50 single family homes and rehabilitated numerous multifamily properties from Bristol to Providence.

Douglas W. Gablinske

In 1995 Doug founded East Bay Appraisal, Ltd., a residential appraisal firm that specialized in the Bristol and Newport County areas.

As the company grew, clients requested that the firm also accept a substantial amount of assignments throughout the rest of Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.

Doug responded by hiring Scott as Senior Staff Appraiser, and other appraisers with specific geographic appraisal expertise in Providence, Kent and Washington Counties, as well as nearby Massachusetts. He has managed the growth of the firm since it's founding as East Bay Appraisal, and changed the name to AppraiseRI to reflect the growing geographical area that the company now serves and the firm has completed more than 17,000 appraisal assignments since 1997.

Besides appraising and general contracting, Doug sold real estate in the late 70's and still maintains a brokers license, however, he does not list or sell properties. One hundred percent of his time is spent managing the appraisal business.

The firm does, however, provide 203k consulting services to a limited number of clients. Doug is one of only three RI appraisers, who is an approved 203k consultant and FHA appraiser.