Latest Testimonials

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Alex [Soundy] to secure our current office space lease.  He was very attentive to our needs and schedules, communicated well with us and as a conduit to the landlord and made the process easy and efficient.  I would recommend using Alex for your commercial property needs.”

Jeff Brands, CEO, Taco John’s of Iowa

“Armed with only the knowledge that we needed a larger space for my growing preschool we started making calls. We were lucky enough to be paired with Alex Soundy. He had no problem guiding us through the process.  Alex answered every question, returned every text, and reassured us the whole way. We are excited to have a new preschool home and look forward to working with Alex and Bender in the future.”

Corrie Poore, Owner/Director, Little Tykes University

“Andi Anderson and Bender Company were tasked with finding an IT suitable location for the IT Research and Development arm of EDCO Health Information Solutions, Inc. Andi showed us a variety of available locations and we mutually “zeroed in” on a location on Solberg Avenue that will satisfy our requirements. Andi was very helpful during the lease negotiations and has continued to provide a very professional service to our Sioux Falls people. At this point we couldn’t be more satisfied with Andi and Bender Company”

Bill Glassman, Chairman, CEO., EDCO Health information Solutions

“We area very pleased with our experience working with Bender Commercial and the relationship established working with Gerald [Teunisser, and Reggie [‘Wipers,. Their expertise was very beneficial. They listened to our changing needs, definitely know the market, and were quick to bring new listings to us for our consideration. I appreciated their professionalism and determination throughout the entire process and we are very happy with our new branch location.”

Darla Erb, CEO., Voyage Federal Credit Union

“In 2009, I showed Doug Brockhouse a unique piece of industrial property that we owned and wanted to sell. Doug filed that away in his vast inventory of properties. In late 2010, Doug called to say he may have found the right buyer. This started a six-month process of getting the property sold. During this time, Doug was consistent in his attention to all the details necessary to work through the contingencies of the purchase agreement, title insurance exceptions, and the closing statement. In addition, Doug facilitated several conversations between various City of Sioux Falls departments in order to assure the ultimate use of the property. I was very impressed with Doug’s dedication to the entire process and his enthusiasm for bringing buyer and seller together. No broker in Sioux Falls shares Doug Brockhouse’s overall knowledge of the industrial real estate market.”

Cynthia Friessen Monnin, Friessen Construction Co., Inc.

“I had my first experience working with Nick Gustafson over four years ago, when we hired him to help us find an office suite to rent. From the beginning he was great to work with. In fact, we found our space in less than a month. He helped negotiate a fantastic deal for us. Since our first successful dealing with Nick, we have hired him two additional times to assist with our commercial real estate needs. Nick maintains a high level of professionalism and gets the job done. The one thing that I have appreciated most with Nick is that he manages our expectations and tells it like it is. He consistently under-promises and over-delivers. During the process of working with him, he has established and continued to build a close working relationship with us and as a result we have continued to work with him over the years. Nick is a positive, very intelligent and extremely organized individual. He is more than capable of seeing a commercial project through, from start to finish. His follow-up is impeccable and made the process smooth and less stressful for us. In the future when we have commercial property needs to lease, buy or sell, we will be utilizing Nick Gustafson!”

Kari Black, President & CEO, Black Events & Advertising, Inc.

“I would like to commend Andi Anderson for her work with the Family Visitation Center as we looked for a new location to meet our growing needs. With our somewhat unique need for space, Andi was quick to understand our program and our space needs and offer suggestions on locations. Andi worked with our committee to prioritize needs and when it came time to look at facilities, she presented great options. Once a new location was selected, Andi certainly was an advocate as we negotiated a lease and we were more than satisfied with the final outcome. Our thanks to Andi for her knowledge and commitment to our space needs, truly an asset to Bender Commercial and the community.”

Aaron Wimmer, Executive Director, Family Visitation Center

“Gerald Teunissen was instrumental in guiding us through the acquisition process of our new church facility [3800 East 15th Street].”

Pastor Jim Hoogeveen, Heartland Community Church Bender

“Nick Gustafson sold my 72 unit Multi Family Portfolio in late 2020. He set my expectations regarding potentials buyers, price points and activity. Then he proceeded to present nine purchase offers and we closed within 6 months of placing on the open market at his top end price point range. I highly recommend Nick to any seller of an investment property contemplating a sale.”

Jason Cox

“Recently we moved locations in Sioux Falls. The lease agreement was long and foreign to me. Alex [Soundy] took the time to go through the entire agreement and helped me make sure I was aware of what I was agreeing to. He made sure the location was exactly what we were looking for. Huge thank you to Alex Soundy and Bender Commercial for all their help in making this move a reality!”

Troy Bosma, President, Vision Builders Roofing

“Rob [Kurtenbach] did a fantastic job finding us a location for our new business.  He was attentive to our needs and took immediate action on all our requests.  He went above and beyond to get the deal done.  We can’t thank him enough for his hard work and dedication.”

Kay Hoogeveen & Jason Walsh
Roundhouse Brew Pub

“I had been looking for land to build a shop/storage yard, but was having trouble finding a parcel of ground that would meet my needs. Doug and Rob presented me with a great opportunity that would fit my business plan for the next couple of years. They helped me structure the deal so that I could purchase the parcel of ground in a short period of time, with the option to purchase an adjacent parcel – at a designated price – anytime in the next year. As my business grew over the following year, I decided to exercise my option, and now I’m set for any future growth. I never thought it would be so easy – from beginning to end – to purchase a parcel of ground. I would recommend!”

Brian Ree, President, Walter Ree Masonry Construction, Inc.

“We would like to highly recommend Andi Anderson for any real estate need you may have. Her work in selling our building was outanding. From the first meeting to the final closing, we could not have been in better hands. Andi treated us with the highest professionalism. She used her expertise and aggressive marketing tools to get our property listed and sold in 3 weeks’ time for B736 of our asking price. Andi brought several clients through our property immediately. Due to her strategy, there was a lot of interest and traffic, so we even had backup buyers! She kept us informed every step of the way, acted immediately when any concerns came up and always knew the solution to whatever came our way. She was on our side and we knew it. Even though we are a small company, she treated us as if we were her most important client. Her knowledge of the Sioux Falls community and real estate is immense. She is helping us find land and has been invaluable in our rebuilding choices. We look forward to working with her on our new project. It’s a rare thing in the market to find someone who is going strong, but quality always rises to the top. We firmly believe she is so successful because of who she is at her core. Andi does things the old-fashioned way, with knowledge, professionalism, experience and good old hard work. And that’s just plain tough to beat. It was a joy to work with such a positive person.”

Barb and Jason Rolck, Rainbow Signs

“I represent several large corporations both in the U.S. and abroad. Bender Commercial is my local partner in Sioux Falls for all my client requirements. I have worked closely with Andi Anderson and Michael Bender and they have provided excellent service, a very proactive hands-on approach and strong knowledge of their market. I highly recommend Andi and Michael and their firm.”

Robert Zwengler, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, CB Richard Ellis

“Andi (Anderson, was fantastic to work with and we hope to utilize her skills and knowledge of the market again in the future with our clients. We depend on local brokers to assist us with transactions for our National Accounts and we felt that the services Bender Commercial provided strengthened our relationship with the local managers for our client. We would gladly recommend their firm and Andi to any brokerage firm and look forward to working with her again.”

Pepsi Cameron, National Account Manage, Tenant Advisory Services, Transwestern, Dallas

“In working with Doug Brockhouse over the years, it became obvious that he just didn’t give up. He brought property after property to us to review. Either the property wasn’t the right fit or the timing just didn’t work out. After more than five years, the right property became available and Doug put together the sale. He could have given up and become discouraged, but he stuck to the mission and got it done.”

Tom Hurd, H & W Contracting