Paulk has over 40 years experience having started in 1974 after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. His career began with a financial service corporation of a Savings and Loan Association where he progressed to Vice President of the commercial real estate department. After four successful years he established the firm of Paulk-Johnston Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants. Paulk-Johnston specialized in the appraisal of all types of real estate, especially condemnation assignments requiring court testimony. In 1986 Paulk left for a career opportunity in Atlanta, Georgia with Georgia Associated Services. The move was for the purpose of advancing the MAI designation, which was awarded in 1984. After four successful years he left to start the firm of Paulk-Wedekind and Associates. Paulk-Wedekind and Associates specialized in the appraisal of all types of real estate properties including multi-family apartments, health care facilities, vacant land, retail properties, litigation assignments, office properties, industrial properties, subdivision development and special purpose properties. Mr. Wedekind left the firm in 1990 and the firm merged with Clayton, Roper & Marshall to provide offices in Atlanta and Birmingham. He has now become the managing partmer of The Paulk Group.
Philip Paulk has completed a variety of appraisal and valuation assignments under various programs over his 40 years as an appraiser and is highly qualified for appraisal and litigation assignments. He has appraised for numerous mortgage companies, commercial banks, insurance companies and finance institutions. Paulk has appraised for government agencies as well as individuals. He has extensive experience appraising apartments, subdivision development, industrial warehouses, shopping centers, office buildings, hotel/motels, retirement centers, nursing homes and undeveloped land. He has appraised real estate from Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands to Alaska and from New York to California.