Geisel Marine Surveys and Consultations

Serving the ports of: Richmond, VA, Norfolk, VA, Wilmington, NC and Houston, TX

Richard H. Geisel, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor

About Us

Geisel Marine Specialists’ qualified experts and consultants will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately, and without bias.

Richard H. Geisel, SAMS®, AMS® #355
IAMI Marine Investigator
Principal Surveyor

49 years experience with major insurance companies providing:

  • Cargo Inspections
  • Cause and Origin Specialist
  • Marine Fire Investigation
  • Scope of Damage Appraisals
  • Damage Estimates
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Expert Testimony, Virginia and North Carolina
  • Insurance Surveys
  • Valuation Surveys
  • Subrogation Services

Surveying Experience

  • Serving the marine industry since 1975
  • Independent damage and investigative consultant for multiple insurance companies


  • BA in Business from Indiana University, 1968
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Appraisal Institute graduate
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Ethics Course graduate
  • Public Agency Training Council – Fire pattern Recognition course
  • Public Agency Training Council – Arson for Profit Investigation course
  • Public Agency Training Council – Electrical fire course
  • Public Agency Training Council – Fire Investigative course
  • Continuing education courses with the following: SAMS National meetings and training meetings, SAMS Mid-Atlantic training meetings
  • VOLVO Engine Course, Chesapeake, VA
  • Electrical Inspection for Surveyors, Sponsored by Capt. David Rifkin
  • Continuing training and mentoring from: Davis Boat Works; Fiberglass Specialists
  • Continuing training and mentoring from: Dockside Marine; Mechanical Specialists