Fletcher Simmons, MAI established an appraisal office in Manhattan, Kansas in May 1983. At the time, the office operated as a branch of David Craig & Company of Topeka, Kansas. In 1988, Mr. Simmons purchased the local branch office and began doing business as The Simmons Company. Through the leadership of Mr. Simmons the company has flourished as a regional commercial appraisal firm, growing from a single appraiser to five staff appraisers. The company took new shape in 2010, as Mr. Bill Lansdowne bought into the company, becoming a co-owner. The move ensures continuity and solidifies our ability to continue servicing our customers now and in the future.