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Decades of Experience. A History of Results.

In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry, land appraisal, and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services.

Today, the company is directed by President and Chief Executive Officer Lee Ann Steigerwaldt, in consultation with company chairman, Edward F. Steigerwaldt, Jr.  This transition of leadership from father to daughter makes Steigerwaldt a third-generation, family-owned company. With Lee’s ascension to CEO, Steigerwaldt is now a women-led company.

A fixture in North American forestry
Forestry is in our genes

Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity; rooted in our passion for stewardship of resources and relationships.

Our work as land appraisers, in tree and logging management, conservation planning, and all our other service areas is characterized by our commitment to sustainable solutions, innovative thinking, the latest technology, and respect for the natural environment. Our business has been built on satisfied clients. We put forth high-quality, efficient work with the highest ethical and professional standards possible.


Our professional foresters, tree and logging managers, real estate consultants and land appraisers have the knowledge to take on any project related to land sales and management you may have – no matter where it may be and no matter how big or small.

Lee Ann Steigerwaldt, ACF

President and CEO

Lee currently oversees and implements strategic direction and performance standards at Steigerwaldt. She is a third-generation consulting forester and business owner with a Bachelor of Science degree earned in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in Forest Management, Urban Forestry, and Philosophy. She is a certified general appraiser in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, and an ISA certified arborist. Her prior professional experience was as a Production Arborist in Hailey, Idaho, before relocating to Tomahawk to work in the family business.

Lee offers business leadership perspective and experience in a growing and transitioning business and feels the emphasis on cultural expectations and principle values is key to thriving through transitions.

She enjoys working on the Christmas tree farm and at the maple syrup shack, and pursuing steelhead in the Brule River in northern Wisconsin with her husband, Todd. She has two children, a daughter and son. Lee is a ten-time finisher of the Ironman triathlon and is a believer in grit, tenacity, and consistency in business, organizational, and personal achievement.

Edward F. Steigerwaldt, ACF


Ed is a forester and real estate appraiser with decades of experience. As owner of the Steigerwaldt companies, Ed helps direct daily business management and directs the staff of appraisers, foresters, assistants, and land managers. His appraisal experience includes a wide variety of assignments including the appraisal of waterfront, recreation, forest land, residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial property, as well as easements and individual trees and landscaping. Ed has also completed appraisals for tree damage, utility easement analyzation for effects on property values, and Christmas tree management. He currently directs real estate appraisal projects throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and other states when requested. Ed has qualified as an expert witness in court proceedings in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and California. He has given numerous presentations covering real estate and tree appraisal. Ed also has served as a Wisconsin tax assessor and has over fifty years of experience as a Christmas tree grower.