Andy Bergfeld is a fifth generation Tylerite. He is president of Bergfeld Realty Company, LLC, and current board member of the Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Born and raised in Tyler, Bergfeld attended Southern Methodist University on a football scholarship and, after graduation from SMU with a B.A. in History, moved on to South Texas College of Law where he earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1997. Upon being licensed to practice law, Andy moved back to Tyler and became involved in the community first as a Board Member for Historic Tyler and Path-Community Homes, as well as a two-term Chairman of the Tyler Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
In 2000 he ran for a seat on the T.I.S.D. Board. He has served two terms as Vice-President, and five terms as President of the Board.
Andy restored the 1852 Col. John Dewberry House in Teaselville and was recently presented with the Lucille Terry award in 2004, given by the East Texas Historical Association, as their preservation project for the year.
He has also twice been elected to serve on both the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Historic Tyler Board of Directors. He has been Board President of Heart of Tyler and served on the Tyler Salvation Army Board. In 2005, Andy was honored with the W.C. Windsor Award as the Outstanding Tyler Citizen under the age of 40.
Andy joined Bergfeld Realty Company in 2004. He has spent his entire career in real estate on the commercial side representing landlords and negotiating leases with such tenants as Morgan Stanley, Prudential, New York Life, EOG Resources, El Paso Energy, Met Life, Subway, Pizza Hut, Great Clips, Sport Clips, Cato, Gamestop, The Egg & I, as well as numerous other local businesses. He has worked with developers for Walgreen's, Advance Auto Parts, La Quinta, Comfort Suites, Kwik Lube, CVS, Gemaire, Altra Credit Union, John Deere, BancorpSouth and Portfolio Development.Andy also negotiated on behalf of Cunningham Lindsey, U.S., on the sale of their 46,000 square-foot office building to East Texas Medical Center, and brokered the sale of the 75,000 square-foot Peoples Petroleum Building.
Andy has represented properties for GE Capital, Bank of America, Apache Corporation, Baylor University, Suddenlink, Tyler ISD and American State Bank, to name a few.
Bergfeld earned his CCIM designation in 2004 and values helping individuals and companies locate and acquire investment properties for their portfolios.
He and his wife Shawn are members of First Baptist Church of Tyler and they have three sons, Andrew, George and Alexander.