KE Andrews was established in 1978 as a small dedicated team of three that has now grown to over 130 team members with a strong national presence in the SALT and valuation fields with offices in Denver, Houston, and Rowlett Texas. Even with this growth, the one constant that has not changed is the culture our namesake Ken Andrews implemented in our early years. We understand the importance of an old-school mentality of working hard for our clients, maintaining only the highest levels of professionalism, excellence in our field, diligence and good old fashion service.
Over the years we have grown our practice to work with clients of all sizes including larger organizations in the Fortune 100 & 500. We work diligently to exceed the expectations of our clients and are a value-driven organization whose primary goal is to return hard-earned revenue to your bottom-line.
Our vision is to be the SALT firm of the next generation through continued innovation, welcoming fresh strategies, and pushing the envelope on customer service. Our focus is to create long-standing relationships with property owners within the continental U.S. that are seeking partnership and tax savings strategies, providing them with the most aggressive but fair approach to industry-specific valuation, custom tailored administrative solutions and the best customer service in the SALT industry.
We strive to save our clients millions of dollars in tax every year using unique systems and expertise we’ve established over the past 40 years, making KE Andrews the best choice in a SALT firm. We also aim to be leaders in our communities, forming relationships with non-profits as well as helping others who are less fortunate than us.
KE Andrews is led by a team of seasoned professionals averaging 25 years with the firm. This continuity and consistency in leadership is difficult to find in the SALT world, and has led to the formation of a unique and strong team based culture established over several decades. Our leadership over the years has not only retained the best talent in the marketplace but also has built a unique infrastructure and created industry focused proprietary systems to help us achieve our vision and goal of being the SALT firm of the next generation. Our people are our most important assets. With over 130 team members at KEA including former chief appraisers, ASA’s, licensed appraisers, accountants, economists, CPA’s, petroleum engineers, geologists, administrative professionals and former Fortune 100 SUT experts, we are proud of the diversity that we’ve created.
As co-founder of KE Andrews in 1979, Mark served as Vice President until 1991 when he became Chairman and President where he leads a team of 130+ specialists in 3 offices in SALT and the valuation fields. He is a certified appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers with a specialization in the energy industry and as such routinely testifies in valuation and tax cases throughout the United States and Canada. He has a degree in Finance with Honors from Dallas Baptist University and is a Senior Member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals. Mark sits on the Board of Directors of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, Empower Liberia and is Chairman of the Board of HomeBank Texas.
Kyle Fisher is Executive Vice President and began with KE Andrews in 1985. Throughout his career with KE Andrews, he has had a diverse range of responsibilities covering all areas of the firm. Kyle has led the development of the KA system proprietary property tax software, KA.pa property tax payment automation solution as well as all other areas of IT, HR and external audit. He has overseen and works within all areas of the property tax practice, and was instrumental and led the expansion of the sales & use and severance tax practices for KE Andrews. An Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation with the American Society of Appraisers, Kyle also oversees all Cap/Discount Rate studies for property tax and non-tax related valuation services. Kyle also holds a Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Jon Ramsey currently serves as Senior Vice President Mineral Valuations and has been with KE Andrews since 1984. Mr. Ramsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University. He specializes in formulating and negotiation of reserve based discounted cash flow models and is well versed in the methods and assessment procedures of all states that have an ad valorem tax on producing mineral properties. Mr. Ramsey is responsible for facilitating and maintaining relationships with current and prospective clients working closely with the client on property tax related projects such as accruals, asset allocations, and tax estimates for acquisitions and divestitures. He is responsible for the company-wide administration of property tax duties as it relates to upstream assets in all states. This includes but is not limited to the timely filing of renditions and appeals with the appropriate taxing authorities, ensuring the accuracy of negotiated valuations and assessments and ensuring accurate tax amounts are processed timely to all clients for payment.
Ben Thompson is Vice President of Energy Services and has worked for KE Andrews since 1998. He leads a group of approximately 30 people who manage the asset valuations of more than $30 billion of interstate pipelines, gas gathering systems, processing facilities, terminal facilities, power plants as well as solar and wind facilities. Ben has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is a licensed property tax consultant in the state of Texas and is also a member Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Oklahoma Association of Tax Representatives.
Myron Weidenbach is Vice President of the Commercial Real Estate and Business Personal Property Department. He started with KE Andrews in 1990 after a short stint with Nueces Central Appraisal District. Myron leads a team with a nationwide presence. He actively represents complex properties, predominantly income producing commercial real estate, at local administrative appeal boards as well as State Appeal Boards throughout the country. He is also actively involved in lawsuit settlements through mediation or settlement conferences with the assessor’s representative. Myron received his BS in Agricultural Economics (concentration in real estate) from Texas A&M University in 1987. He also has continued his education by taking numerous courses from the Appraisal Institute. He currently serves as a Board member for the Rockwall County YMCA.
John Abernethy currently serves as Vice President of our Sales & Use Tax Department. He graduated with a Masters in Tax and Federal Income Tax from Texas A&M University. Mr. Abernethy has worked in Tax since 1995. He specializes in Sales & Use Tax for all 50 states and is an expert when it comes to understanding each state’s tax code. Prior to KEA, Mr. Abernethy worked at PwC, as VP of Tax at Triton Energy, and VP of Tax Americas/West Africa at Hess Americas. He manages a team of SUT experts that specialize in manufacturing, oil & gas, and retail. He oversees our Sales & Use Tax reviews that over the years have garnered millions of dollars back in over-payment of Sales Tax for our clients.
OUR LEADERS AVERAGE 24 YEARS WITH KE ANDREWS
Daniel Kistler is a Director in our Energy Services group. As a Director, he oversees a team of professionals that focus on midstream assets and infrastructure including mobile personal property, crude oil refining, natural gas processing and fractionation, terminaling and storage, and over 400,000 miles of pipeline across the United States and Canada. Mr. Kistler is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) with a designation in machinery and technical specialties.
Justin Livingston is a Director in our Oil & Gas group. As Director, Mr. Livingston oversees a team that manages a nationwide portfolio of oil & gas leases including over 50,000 in the state of Texas alone. Mr. Livingston is personally involved in the valuation of multi-state assets and brings significant value to our clients.
Mike Fry is a Director in our Energy Services group and a Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant in the state of Texas. His team oversees a nationwide renewable energy portfolio and works on property tax valuation and exemption/abatement work for some of the nations largest utility-scale solar and wind farms. With more than 36 years of commercial real estate, industrial, oil & gas, & renewable energy valuation experience, he is a leader in securing incentives for large projects throughout the United States. Mr. Fry personally represents the Chapter 313 exemption and Chapter 312 abatement application process in the state of Texas. Prior to consulting, Mr. Fry held a Certified Texas Assessors designation and worked for more than 20 years as a Registered Professional Appraiser in Collin County TX.
Sarah Magruder is the Director of our Severance Tax group. She graduated with a Bachelors in Finance from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mrs. Magruder began her career as a severance tax consultant, then chose to spend 9 years in industry working in and managing severance tax groups for mid-sized and large oil and gas companies before returning to severance tax consulting in 2014. As Director, Mrs. Magruder oversees our Severance Tax department, which manages Severance Tax reviews for some of the industry’s largest corporations. She is an active member of the Texas Oil & Gas Association and the local COPAS group- the Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston. Mrs. Magruder’s team routinely finds significant tax refunds for our clients and is based out of our Houston office. She also has regularly presented at industry functions and conducted a vast number of training seminars.
Tim Dear is a Director in our Oil & Gas group. As Director, Mr. Dear oversees a team that manages a nationwide portfolio of oil & gas leases including over 50,000 in the state of Texas alone. Mr. Dear is personally involved in the valuation of multi-state assets and brings significant value to our clients.
John Haettich is the Director of our Business Development group. His background spans 16 years with areas of expertise including commercial real estate and tangible personal property valuation in the energy, oil & gas, restaurant, nursing home, assisted living, hospital, and rehabilitative services industries. As Director, Mr. Haettich manages our business development team and program including our marketing and branding functions. He is responsible for ensuring a clear branding message, streamlining processes, as well as creating a team-focused business development culture, and he oversees the generation of new relationships as a result of strategic processes, systems and first class customer service.
KE Andrews has over the years cultivated a culture of teamwork that is difficult to replicate in today’s marketplace. Our people are not only colleagues, but also friends. At KE Andrews, our teams can be seen on lunch hours and after business hours engaged in team activities together, in healthy competition, working together on fitness goals, and most of all nurturing friendships as colleagues. Our corporate campus allows for various activities to be available, including a frisbee golf course, volleyball courts, and an archery practice area.
Our core values as a firm also define who we are. Here at KE Andrews we strive to be a trusted advisor to our clients, exceeding expectations and over-delivering. Our executive team strives to provide a business atmosphere that promotes professional growth, ethical conduct and team participation- as well as promoting an attitude of selflessness. At KE Andrews, we believe in giving back.
- A Trusted Advisor to our Clients
- Exceeding Expectations & Over-Delivering
- Providing a Business Atmosphere that promotes Professional Growth, Ethical Conduct & Team Participation
- Promoting an Attitude of Selflessness