Gerald excels in navigating the intricate landscape of commercial real estate, leveraging his keen market insights and strategic approach.
Gerald Teunissen is a broker at Bender Commercial. He was born and raised near Armour, SD. A graduate of Corsica High School in 1968, he served in the United States Army as a dental laboratory technician in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1971.
Gerald began his career in the electrical business, where his entrepreneurial spirit came to the forefront. He owned and operated American Electric for over 24 years. In 2003, he transitioned into a new phase, marking the end of an era with the sale of the company.
Gerald’s impact extended beyond the business realm. His involvement in Governor Janklow’s administration showcased his deep commitment to community betterment. From the “Wiring of the Schools” project to the Governor’s Senior Housing Program, Gerald played a pivotal role in initiatives that transformed lives. He also participated in advocacy and fundraising efforts for the WWII and Vietnam War memorials, and the Homeless Veterans Tiny Home project.