Gerald Teunissen

Broker Associate
Investment/Office/Land Specialist

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Cell: (605) 366-1979

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.

Fun Facts

Gerald’s personal interests mirror his vibrant personality. He has pursued a passion for golf, soared through the skies with hot air balloons, lent his melodious voice to quartet singing, and shared his spiritual wisdom as a lay preacher. Gerald and his wife, Deb, have celebrated over 50 years of marriage together. They have two children and embrace the joy of six cherished grandchildren.

Community Involvement

  • Member of the American Legion Post 274
  • Member of Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member of Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member Bethany Christian Services
  • Member of Community Reformed Church
  • Board member of Arise/Ukraine Ministries

Notable Transactions

  • Balance Systems Building – 50,000 sq. ft. (Purchased)
  • Community Reformed Church (Purchased)
  • ABC Supply Lease (Leased)
  • Janklow Law Firm Building (Purchased)
  • Amcycle Building (Sold)
  • Sara Lee Building, Watertown (Sold)
  • Northland Computer Systems (Leased)
  • Bultsma Trucking Company (Sold)
  • 800 acres- (Auctioned) Brenner Land Auction, Redfield
  • 640 acres- Stevens County MN land (Sold)
  • 170 acres – 69th St & Sundowner Ave (Sold)