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Chief Operations Officer/Real Estate Sales Representative

Josh B. Burling, ACF

As the Chief Operations Officer for Steigerwaldt, Josh oversees and implements performance and budget standards, executes upon strategic vision for Stegierwaldt entities, and works closely with the President and CEO to advise on major business decisions. He has worked for Steigerwaldt since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources with a Forest Management Emphasis and a certificate in Environmental Studies. Josh is an active member of the Society of American Foresters and the Association of Consulting Foresters.

Josh specializes in forest operations oversight and execution for large private landowners (TIMO, REIT, and large private non-industrial ownerships). He is experienced in all aspects of Lake States and Appalachian silviculture; third-party certification systems (FSC, SFI, and ATF); timber sale harvest planning, establishment, marketing, contracting, and administration; inventory execution and field oversight; forest road maintenance and improvement; and reforestation planning and contracting. He holds a Wisconsin Real Estate Sales License and assists clients with timberland and recreational real estate acquisitions, dispositions, marketing, contracting, due diligence, recreational lease program oversight, and strategic direction.

Josh previously managed Steigerwaldt’s offices in Hayward, Wisconsin, Chilicothe, Ohio, and Negaunee, Michigan, where he had responsibility for oversight of up to 275,000 acres of client-owned properties, as well as client and company budget management, client relationships, project management, staffing, procurement, and execution of business directives and expectations.

Josh enjoys spending time with his family, deer hunting, searching for shed antlers, musky fishing, and coaching youth basketball.
715.699.1401, ext. 203

Senior Real Estate Agent/Broker

Todd D. Frederickson

As Senior Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Broker, Todd is responsible for department business development, client relations, procurement, team performance, budget, and action plans. Todd is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota where he facilitates land sales for clients and assists buyers in acquiring properties. His duties also include conducting highway and utility right-of-way acquisitions and assisting Certified General Appraisers with appraisal work.

He is a member of the National, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota Associations of Realtors as well as local associations such as the Greater Northwoods Association of Realtors, Realtors Association of Northwestern Wisconsin, the Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors, the Lake Superior Area Realtors, and the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Natural Science from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Prior to his current position, Todd was a high school science instructor and coach. In his free time, Todd enjoys many outdoor activities with his family.


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.
715.453.3274, ext. 313

Trusty Companion


Annabel is Ed’s loyal, patient, and fearless companion. She is always at Ed’s side throughout the day and assists in overseeing the business’s daily operations. Whether she is in the field, monitoring tree shearing, or protecting the main office from the luxury of her bed, she is just as much a part of Steigerwaldt as the human staff.