Who We Are

MCD Appraisals (Formerly South Sask Equipment Appraisers) was founded in 2011 by Kim Davis. After taking early retirement from the insurance company and brokerage world, Kim, a red seal journeyman mechanic, received a call from an industry colleague asking if he was interested in assisting them by providing an opinion on the cause of failure for an equipment claim. What started out as one assignment, soon multiplied into many assignments from a wide variety of insurance companies and a full-time commitment for the following ten years. 


At the end of 2021, Kim decided it was time to fully retire and he sold his company to McDougall Auctioneers Ltd.


Kim remained with SSEA / McDougall for 2022, assisting with and training additional staff and expanding the area of operation to Northern Saskatchewan & Manitoba.


With McDougall's four branch offices (Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg), MCDA is well-positioned to provide professional cause of failure analysis' and equipment appraisal services to the insurance industry. 


You can count on MCD Appraisals

A Division of McDougall Auctioneers Ltd.

Curt McChesney - Appraiser; CPPA

Curt grew up on a grain, sheep and cattle farm and began helping with the operation at a young age. After finishing high school, Curt trained as an agriculture technician at Olds College then spent several years in Australia, where he added to his skills by working as a welder, plumber and general builder. Curt returned to Canada with his wife and children in 2010 then spent a decade increasing his equipment knowledge by working as an agriculture technician near his hometown of Kelvington, Saskatchewan. During this time Curt worked on a variety of equipment, including combines, tractors and semi trucks, while running a ranch and custom combining operation.


Curt started working with McDougall Auctioneers Ltd as a sales representative then transitioned to working in the Appraisals division as an appraiser at the beginning of 2022. Curt is excited to be part of the company’s growth and he is enjoying working with clients all over Saskatchewan and further afield.  


Having bought and sold a wide range of equipment for his ranch and custom combining operation, Curt is ideally suited to accurately appraise a variety of equipment, machinery and other items. Curt enjoys facilitating communication between clients and takes satisfaction in a job well done. His honesty and attention to detail, combined with his down-to-earth approach and agricultural knowledge and expertise, ensure the best possible results for clients.


Curt is a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada and has obtained a variety of qualifications from his education and training, including the following:

  • Canadian Personal Property Appraiser (member of CPPAG)
  • Applied Failure Analysis Level One (Finning Canada)
  • Agriculture Technician (Olds College, AB)
  • Journeyman Builder (Australia)
  • Red Seal Certified (2023)
  • Fire Investigation Origin & Cause (Level 1 - Canadian)


In his spare time, Curt enjoys working with cattle and horses on his ranch, spending time with his family and travelling.  


Jayme Griffiths - Appraiser                    

Jayme Griffiths joins the  Appraisals team with over a decade of experience in the truck and transport industry.


Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Jayme has always had a passion for all things motorized. From dirt biking to snowmobiling to his first vehicle, his passion continued to grow as he obtained Red Seal certification as Heavy Duty truck & Transport Technician from Sask Polytechnic. 


Through the years, he has continued learning and enjoying his field, while becoming a highly skilled technician. He holds a class 1A license, and certifications in PACCAR engines & electrical architecture, Cummins engines, and more. With several years of experience as a Shop Foreman, he is passionate about delivering a superior customer experience and brings his expertise in estimating a variety of work and equipment and navigating warranty and insurance claims.


Jayme currently lives in a small town just outside of Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife, Sharla and their two children. He is a member of his local snowmobile association and continues to work on vehicles for fun. 

Contact Us:

Curt McChesney
Phone: (639) 328-7227
Email: curt.m@mcdappraisals.com
Jayme Griffiths
Phone: (306) 537-8954
Email: jayme.g@mcdappraisals.com

MCD Appraisals


Head Office

PO Box 3081

Regina SK

S4P 3G7


Business Hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
We are able to provide after hours and weekend services when necessary. Outside our business hours please call our toll free number 1-800-263-4193 and leave a message.

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