Our Staff

Bill Lansdowne, MAI joined the company in 2005 and is a State of Kansas Certified General Real Property Appraiser.  He is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute.  In 2010 Mr. Lansdowne became a Co-owner of The Simmons Company, and in 2013 he became majority owner.  He was appointed by the Governor to a 3-year term to the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board.  He is a native of Manhattan and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas State University.
Co-Owner and Managing Partner
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-2496

Gareth Rohr joined the company in 2010 as an Appraiser.  He has his Kansas Real Estate License and is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas. Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Gareth was a financial supervisor with PepsiCo – Quaker Oats Division.  In 2017, Gareth became a minority owner of the Simmons Company.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University.
Co-Owner
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-2935

Gage Bredfeldt, MAI joined the company in 2012 as an Appraiser. He is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute. He is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with the State of Kansas. Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Gage spent time in the banking industry.  Mr. Bredfeldt is a 2009 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-2992

Roger Maughmer began working at The Simmons Company in 1994.  He is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas.  Prior to his work at The Simmons Company, he was a manager with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  In addition, Roger is a past Manhattan City Commissioner and former Mayor of Manhattan.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Washburn University.
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-1201

Dan Francke joined the company in 1998 and is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas.  Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Dan was a Senior Vice President with DPRA, an environmental consulting firm.  He earned a masters degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-1892

Betti Weiss joined The Simmons Company in 2009 and serves as the Office Manager