Testimonials

Bill Glassman, Chairman, CEO
EDCO Health Information Solutions

“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”

 

Brian Ree, President
Walter Ree Masonry Construction, Inc.

"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 grouwth.  I never thought it would be so easy - from beginning to end - to purchase a parcel of ground.  I would recommend!"

 

Darla Erb, CEO
Voyage Federal Credit Union

"We area very pleased with our experience working with Bender Commercial and the relationship established working with Gerald [Teunissen] and Reggie [Kuipers].  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."

 

  Cynthia Friessen Monnin
  Friessen Construction Co., Inc.

"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."

 

  Barb and Jason Rolck
  Rainbow Signs

"We would like to highly recommend Andi Anderson for any real estate need you may have.  Her work in selling our building was outstanding.  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 97% 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."

 

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

"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."

 

  Kari Black, President & CEO
  Black Events & Advertising, 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!"

 

  Pepsi Cameron, National Account Manager - Tenant Advisory Servies
  Transwestern, Dallas

"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."

 

  Denny Jones
  Jones Companies

"Michael Bender and I literally went out and started our own businesses on the same day.  Shortly after that, I contacted Michael to find a location for me to lease office space and he found me a nice, small space to get started.  It was my first experience with commercial leasing.  A couple of years later, I asked Michael to find me some land in order for me to construct a building for my business and have some space left over to lease.  After nine year so doing business with Michael and his staff, I added some 63,000 square feet of office space to that original 5,000 square foot building and have enough land to build nearly 20,000 more square feet.  Bender Commercial has played a major part in the growth of my commercial portfolio.  Whether it is leasing or selling my commercial properties, Bender Commercial is always my first call."

 

  Aaron Wimmer, Executive Director
  Family Visitation Center

"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 prioritze 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 satisified 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."

 

Pastor Jim Hoogeveen
Heartland Community Church

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

 

Tom Hurd
H & W Contracting

"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."