Business of the Month » January 2022
Five generations of the Abraham Family have made Bellefontaine home for their families and businesses. Scott Abraham, owner of Cardinal Appraisals, is continuing that tradition as the fifth generation. A 34-year member of the Logan County Chamber, we are honored to recognize Cardinal Appraisals as our first Business of the Month in 2022.
A graduate of Bellefontaine High School, Scott returned to his hometown after obtaining his Business Degree in Accountancy from Miami University. He joined his father, Richard Abraham, in January 1988 in their appraisal business and real estate company, RHA Group Realty, Inc. Shortly after, the Abrahams added RHA Homes, a home construction company, and in 1995 acquired a Century 21 franchise. Scott's father Richard retired at the end of 2012, at which time they closed the real estate company. Since 2013, Scott has primarily focused on appraisal work. He is a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser focusing most of his business on conventional loan appraisals with area lenders. He also does estate and private party appraisals as requested.
"Bellefontaine is my hometown," shared Scott in an interview. "We are so fortunate to live in an area that has a strong economy." Scott and his family live in the Bellefontaine area and are happy to support local businesses in a multitude of ways. "Because I have been self-employed since 1988, I have always understood that you need to support the local economy. We are all in this together."
In 2022, he is looking forward to seeing what happens next in Logan County and Bellefontaine and feels this is an exciting time to be a part of the community.
"Scott has been a valuable member of the Chamber for many years," shared Lydia Hess, Chamber Director. "We appreciate everything he does for this community and the legacy his family has left - and continues to leave - on Logan County."
Scott's advice for new and future business owners? "Work hard, try not to get discouraged, always try to remain positive. Starting a business takes time."
For more information on Cardinal Appraisals, you can contact Scott at (937) 592-2021. His office is conveniently located at 103 N. Main St. in downtown Bellefontaine.
Please join us in congratulating Scott Abraham and Cardinal Appraisals for being named our January 2022 Business of the Month!