Teer Family has been associated with Construction and Development since the turn of the
Century. In 1906, Nello L. Teer, then an 18 year old brick yard workman, suffered
the loss of his hand in an unfortunate on-site accident. But young Nello Teer was a
man of vision and strong work ethic who turned an obstacle into an opportunity. He
started over. Working with rented mules and equipment, he began clearing and
Nello L. Teer worked hard during the economic boom of the early twentieth
century, and over the years built a thriving operation which expanded across the country
and the world.
Robert D. Teer, Jr. is the grandson of Nello L. Teer, raised in the family
tradition of perseverance, insight and excellence. Like his grandfather, he has
worked diligently to acquire an intricate understanding of the construction and
development industries while pursuing a formal education in a variety of areas.
Mr. Teer was a member of the United States Army Reserve for twenty seven years
retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Health Services Command, Ft. Sam Houston,
Texas. Mr. Teer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University.
He went on to complete a post graduate program in Engineering Economy at the
University of Tennessee and a course in Professional Management at The Young Executives
Institute at The University of North Carolina School of Business Administration. He
also completed the Army Command and General Staff College.
This distinguished career exemplifies the Teer family tradition. The
continuation of these values through the thoughtful leadership of Robert D. Teer, Jr.
ensures a promising future for Teer Associates and its clients.
Teer: Triangle Business Journal article 11-21-03