Peterson Auctioneers began in 1955 when founder, Oscar Peterson, decided to attend the Reisch World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. Upon returning Oscar’s business and reputation spread quickly throughout the area as he sold real estate, farm equipment, livestock, and personal property throughout southeastern South Dakota. Oscar’s work ethic and honest approach to business helped him to rapidly become one of the most highly respected auctioneers in the area.
In 1974, Oscar was joined in the auction business by his son Glen, who quickly learned the trade and developed into a 1st class auctioneer himself. The father- son team of auctioneers continued to grow the business based on the same principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work that made Peterson auctioneers a success in the beginning.
In 1999, Lee Wittmeier joined the Peterson Auctioneers team as a ring man and soon began selling soon after. As a life long farmer and cattle producer, Lee took to the sale of agricultural items quickly and easily picked up the finer points of the auction business.
In 2013, Glen’s son Cody joined the family business. Receiving no formal training, simply learning from one of the leaders in the industry the same as his father, Cody moved into the role of Auctioneer as well, following a family tradition of trustworthy.
Today, Peterson Auctioneers continues to serve South Dakota and Nebraska, still holding to the same values of honesty, integrity, and dedication that made the business a success over 60 years ago. With three generations of experience and expertise at our backs, there is no auction Peterson Auctioneers cannot handle.