Andy Bergfeld is the President of Bergfeld Realty Company, LLC, in Tyler. He is a fifth generation Tylerite. He grew up in Tyler, attended Rice, Hubbard and Robert E. Lee High School where he excelled in football and track. He was part of the first football playoff team in school history and the only Robert E. Lee relay team to ever win a medal at the state track and field meet – a silver in the 4 x 400 meter relay. He received a full football scholarship to SMU where he went on to earn his B.A. in 1993.
After college, Andy received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, in Houston, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Texas in 1997. Bergfeld also founded Bergfeld Realty Company, LLC and has been heavily involved in the development of this city for the last 22 years. Some of most rewarding real estate endeavors have been in the redevelopment of downtown Tyler. Andy and his partners have redeveloped properties on University Place, 210 S. Broadway, the Wright Building at 408 S. Broadway, the People’s Petroleum Building and, most recently, Plaza Tower. He has served a term as the President of Heart of Tyler, is the current President-Elect of that organization and has served two terms on the Historic Tyler Board.
He has twice been given the Preservation Award by Historic Tyler, Inc., for his work in Historic Preservation. He and partners Tim and Garnett Brookshire recently received the Heart of Tyler Brick Award, given annually to a person or entity that has demonstrated outstanding service to the cause of downtown Tyler revitalization. He is currently serving his seventh term on the TISD Board of Trustees. In 2005, as President of the Board, TISD was recognized as the School Board of the Year for the State of Texas.
That same year, he was honored with the W.C. Windsor Award, for outstanding community service by a Tyler citizen under the age of 40. He has also served two terms on the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Andy and his wife Shawn (who has served as the Hubbard and Three Lakes Middle School PTA President) have been married for 23 years and have three sons; Anderew-20 (TCU), George-18(Texas A&M) and Alexander-14 (Tyler Legacy High). They are members of First Baptist Church, where he serves as a Deacon.