About Us

When it comes to experience of auctions our firm has a long standing, proven record.

Scott, Tyler, Lenny & Jim, Dustin & Jill have a wide knowledge and education of land, real estate, agriculture, cash rents and market trends across South Dakota & Minnesota. The experience that each of us has and are able to provide to our clients can stand up to anyone in the industry. This is a locally owned business established in the early 1960’s by Robert Peterson and Leonard Burlage Sr., and has had the privilege of serving the area ever since!

Our firm understands that when it comes to your sale; whether that be real estate, land, or farm equipment & machinery, you deserve the absolute best service for your sale. Our company bases itself on offering a personal and confidential service by providing our decades of experience and knowledge along with updated technology and sale practices to ensure top results for you. Among our many services, we offer a sales process through Auction or Private Treaty.  Call today for a confidential visit about how we can help you with your legacy!

Meet Our Team

Scott Peterson

Scott has been in the Real Estate and Auction business as a partner for Burlage Peterson for nearly 20 years, and has been around the auction business all of his life. Scott is also a State Registered Appraiser and lives outside of the community of Volga with his wife and two kids.

Work: 605-692-7102 Cell: 605-690-0505 E-mail: Scott@burlagepeterson.com

Tyler Burlage

Tyler has been in the Real Estate & Auction business as a partner for Burlage Peterson for nearly 10 years. Tyler grew up farming and is wide versed in farm land & real estate. Tyler is a graduate of South Dakota State University and lives in Brookings with his wife and daughter.

Work: 605-692-7102 Cell: 605-695-3874 E-mail: Tyler@burlagepeterson.com

Lenny Burlage

Lenny has been in the Real Estate and Auctioneering business for over 50 years and has a wide knowledge and unique experience with agriculture, land & real estate. Lenny is a graduate of Dakota State University, and a longtime resident of Elkton where he lives with his wife Karon.

Work: 605-692-7102 Cell: 605-690-0379 E-mail: Office@burlagepeterson.com

Jim Peterson

Jim has been in the Real Estate and Auctioneering business for over 45 years and has a wide knowledge and unique experience with agriculture, land & real estate. Jim is a lifetime resident of Brookings County where he was born and raised, and lives in Brookings with his wife Brenda.

Work: 605-692-7102 Cell: 605-690-2674 E-mail: Office@burlagepeterson.com

Dustin Tetzlaff

Dustin brings with him nearly a decade of finance and ag banking experience. Dustin is originally from the Watertown area and is a graduate of Northern State University where he majored in finance and was a member of the men’s basketball team. Dustin lives in Brookings with his wife Katie and their son.

Work: 605-692-7102 Cell: 605-520-2617 E-mail: Dustin@burlagepeterson.com

Jill Cooper

Jill is the heartbeat of Burlage Peterson Auctioneers & Realtors.  As the business manager, Jill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge along with a great personality as she works with our clients. Jill grew up on a farm & ranch near LaMoure, ND and is a graduate of Valley City State University in ND.

Work: 605-692-7102 E-mail: Office@burlagepeterson.com