About Us

FSI Appraisal Company was first established in 1986 as a subsidiary of a Western Massachusetts Savings Bank. In 1990, the company was purchased by Stephen A. Brunelle who successfully operated the company for decades. Gary Aldrich, the current President, acquired the company in October 2012 and is also the founder of Aldrich Appraisals in Agawam, MA, which was founded in 2006.

In addition to providing appraisal services to many of the leading local, regional and national lenders, FSI Appraisal provides real estate appraisal and consulting services to the legal profession, local, state, and federal governmental agencies, real estate developers, investors and the general public.

FSI currently employs three residential appraisers and three commercial appraisers.


Gary L. Aldrich, president (MA CGREA #75488)

Gary has over fifteen-years of analytical and statistics experience including eight-years in the real estate industry as a real estate appraiser.

After graduating from Westfield State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in 1996, Gary began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. There, Gary was thoroughly trained in statistical analysis and residual computations which, in turn, allowed for an easy transition to real estate appraising. After seven years with ERAC, Gary transitioned to real estate in 2003 and began his appraisal training and experience with an appraisal firm in East Longmeadow, MA. Gary fulfilled his experience, training and education in 2005 and obtained his State Certified License.

Gary joined the FSI Appraisal team in the spring 2008 and has successfully completed his Certified General License in 2011. His appraisal experience and expertise is in Western Massachusetts, specifically the Pioneer Valley including all of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County. He has worked with several appraisal firms as an independent appraiser and currently works directly with several local and national lenders and brokers.

Gary currently holds a Certified General License from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #75488, is an Associate Member of The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA) and a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Properties Gary has appraised include single and multi-family residential properties, raw/vacant land, commercial retail and office space, industrial and land development.


Claudia V. Borowski – Office Manager

Claudia has been employed at FSI since 1991. Claudia brings energy and experience to her position and oversees the day to day operation. Besides being the person that handles all appraisal inquires, she is responsible for the assignment of work and the timely transmission of reports to FSI's clients.


Staff Appraisers

STEPHEN A. BRUNELLE -MA CGREA #233
DEBRA A. DONOVAN – MA CRREA #75553
BRIAN J. LAFRAMBOISE – MA TRREA #103533