Your Asset
Documentation Specialists


Other Services

In addition to Home/Business Asset Inventory Documentation we also offer:

  • Retail Inventory Services
    We count, so YOU don't
                      have to.
  • DataDots™
    Prove Ownership!
  • Gift Certificates
    AIS takes pride in our work and value of our service. The peace of mind of being prepared in the event of a loss cannot be calculated. Consider sharing that peace of mind with someone you care about and ask about our gift certificates.

Important Articles

Note: As with most inventory services, we are not certified appraisers, but documentation specialists. We rely on the information reported to us by the client to properly document the value of all items. Please have your receipts and appraisals available at time of service.

Associates Inventory Service - Home and Business Asset Inventory Documentation Services

The Inventory Process

Our methodical process provides you with an efficient and accurate inventory of your assets

The general steps taken before, during, & after a comprehensive inventory are as follows:

Scheduling your appointment:

  • The first step is for you to contact us, whether it's by phone call, or email. We will go over some pre-visit questions to get a better idea of what your needs are and will explain our services in greater detail.  We may request to visit your home or business before the appointment to give you a more accurate price quote.  We will then schedule your appointment at least a week out so that we can send you an information packet that will help you prepare for your inventory.  We do require the homeowner to be present during the inventory.
    ***Evening and weekend appointments are available.***

The day of your inventory: Walk-through

  • When we arrive at your scheduled appointment, we will do a walk-through with you so that you can point out any items of interest, such as collectibles, items in storage areas, etc. This will also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about your inventory. After the walk-through, we will go over the terms and confidentiality agreement.

Performing your inventory:

  • We will then begin the documentation process by going from room to room photographing and recording the details of your belongings (serial numbers, descriptions, etc).  You or your representative must be present, at all times, during the procedure.  You may be involved as much or as little as you like, although, we do encourage client participation to ensure maximum accuracy.
  • Once the interior inventory has been completed, we will photograph the exterior of your home, including landscaping and, time permitting, any outbuildings.
  • If documenting outbuildings will cause us to exceed the agreed upon time, you can determine whether we should stop or continue at our hourly rate.  We do our absolute best to finish your home, garage and outbuildings within the time allowed however forgotten items may be discovered during the inventory process, requiring additional time to document.

After your inventory:

  • When the inventory is complete, we will take the recorded data back to our Office, upload the photos, and input the recorded data into our secure business software.  We will print the reports by location and/or category, burn your data file to CD, and prepare your inventory portfolio.  Any private information that we have on paper will either be shredded or given to you in your inventory portfolio.


  • Once the inventory portfolio is ready, which is usually 5-7 business days after the inventory, we will call you to set up a time to personally deliver it to you.


  • You will have 14 days to review the reports and inform us of any corrections that need to be made.  After 14 days, for your protection, all inventory data will be permenently destroyed.
  • If you elected to have AIS retain a copy for you, it will be encrypted and securely stored offsite.  Please see Our Prices / Packages page for more details.
  • For best protection, we suggest you store the printed copy of the inventory in your house and store the CD ROM in your safe deposit box.

Call us today to get started!
(406) 245-3676

Our Address

Associates Inventory Service
1040 Lost View Drive
PO Box 50687
Billings, MT 59105

Phone: 406-245-3676
Toll Free: 877-240-4647
Mobile: 406-698-6506

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