FORT DODGE, Iowa – January 26, 2020
Sunderman Farm Management Company announces the acquisition of Taylor Land Management Inc., a farm management, appraisal and real estate firm previously owned by Brent Taylor.
Taylor, a certified appraiser with 40-plus years of farm management experience, has joined the Sunderman Farm Management team and will continue to assist farm management, real estate and appraisal clients. Jon Flattery, associate appraiser and farm manager with Taylor Land Management, has also joined Sunderman Farm Management, as has long-time Taylor Land Management associate Marilyn Ropte.
Brian Larson, Sunderman Farm Management president, comments, “We are pleased to acquire such a fine business with super personnel. We wanted to offer a certified appraisal service and the addition of Brent Taylor and Jon Flattery to our team gives us the opportunity to provide that now.”
Brent Larson, vice president of Sunderman Farm Management, remarks, “We value the way our farm management companies have a similar approach to clients, focusing on long-term relationships and decades of service. Adding certified appraisal services is a natural fit. Everything aligned for both companies to take advantage of the synergies of combining our operations.”
Taylor comments, “I’m pleased to be able to work together with the team at Sunderman Farm Management. I’ve known the Larsons for a long time and have great respect for their ethics and professionalism. I look forward to continuing to work with clients to provide farm management, real estate and appraisal services.”
Sunderman Farm Management Company was founded in 1961 by Roger Sunderman. In 1969, Brian Larson began his career with the company, offering expertise in tile drainage system engineering and design. Larson purchased the company in 1988. With long-term employees and an honest, open and trustworthy approach to client relationships, Sunderman Farm Management represents more than 160 years of combined experience.
The Sunderman Farm Management team also includes Mark Thompson, farm manager and real estate salesperson; Jon Larson, real estate salesperson; and Jenene Friedrichs, office manager. The business is located at 1309 1 st Avenue South, Suite 5.