The firm of Accredited Appraisal Associates was founded in 1974 as Emyl Jenkins Appraisals by Emyl Jenkins. Since 1989 the firm has been anchored by Senior Appraiser, Janella Smyth. Ms. Smyth began as a consulting appraiser with the firm in 1979. In 1992 Ms. Smyth and her business partner, Steve Minor, purchased the firm from Ms. Jenkins and continued to operate under the trade name of Emyl Jenkins Appraisals until 1994, at which time the firm name was changed to Accredited Appraisal Associates. Since 2002 the firm has been owned and managed by Ms. Smyth.