About Tebo Properties
Tebo Properties is one of the leading commercial real estate owners and developers in Boulder County, Colorado. Tebo Properties offers a diverse portfolio of more than 250 properties and over four million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space. What distinguishes Tebo Properties, as Boulder County’s Commercial Landlord, is not the number of buildings we develop, own, and manage; it’s the pride Tebo Properties takes in securing premier locations and designing winning combinations for each building or site. Tebo takes into account whether tenants can draw traffic for one another, how the development will enhance the neighborhood, city, and what will add to the vitality of the community. Careful planning up front enables Tebo Properties to offer our 900 plus tenants every possible competitive advantage.
Tebo Properties offers retail, office, industrial, and warehouse space to a diverse clientele. Our clients range from a variety of local businesses to large national companies. Tebo Properties strives to develop positive and enduring long-term relationships with our clients. This relationship is earned with high standards of integrity and excellence. Tebo Properties experienced staff and partners, ensures our clients the right location and environment for their business, as well as, responsive management and maintenance on every property.
Tebo Properties truly handles every aspect of property development. In order to ensure quality customer service, Tebo leases, and oversees all construction projects for over two hundred and fifty properties.
Meet Stephen Tebo
Stephen Tebo, founder and owner of Tebo Properties, was born in 1944 in the small mid-western town of Hill City, Kansas. The son of Lorene and John Tebo, Stephen began his career shining shoes at a near by barber shop at just eight years old. When Stephen was eleven years old he discovered his passion for collecting coins. A passion for coins combined with an incredible business savvy led Stephen to create a coin collecting business. Shortly after enrolling in Fort Hays Kansas State College, Stephen established his coin shop to off set tuition expenses. The coin business became so successful that he totally paid all of his college expenses for both a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Computer Science.
After graduating from Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1967, Stephen went to Rolla, MO where he received his Master’s Degree in 1968. He then packed his belongings into a moving truck and headed west toward the Rocky Mountains. Stephen arrived in the majestic city of Boulder, CO and opened Tebo Coin. Tebo Coin became a fruitful business and was sold to Daryl Mercer in 1978. The shop is still open to this day.
In 1968, in an attempt to order display cases for his coin shop, Stephen came across another great business opportunity. The display cases were manufactured in Madison, WI, but the manufacturers had no means to distribute the cases in a rapidly growing Colorado market. Seeing potential and opportunity Stephen offered to distribute the display cases throughout Colorado. By 1972 Stephen Tebo became the largest distributor of those particular display cases in the United States.
The enormous success and growth of both Tebo Coin and Tebo Store Fixtures forced Stephen to find more space for his businesses. Needing 4,000sf for his two businesses Stephen began looking for available space in Boulder. Again using his incredible business savvy Stephen decided to build a 10,000sf building, Tebo Square. Needing only 4,000sf for his coin and fixture shops, Stephen was able to lease the other 6,000sf of the building to other tenants. Soon renting the 6,000sf of space was enough to pay the loan payments on the entire 10,000sf building.
This is when Stephen Tebo realized that he sincerely enjoyed the idea of investing in commercial property. To this day Stephen still pursues his passion for commercial real estate and establishing quality relationships with the local business community. He now owns over 250 properties comprising over 4,000,000 square feet and leasing to over 900 commercial tenants.