We strive to bring the highest level of construction and building knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience to all of our customers projects.
For more than 20 years, the owner of JDB has been involved in the building industry, devoting his entire professional career to building and construction.
Beginning in his teen years working in his hometown for a multi-generation family owned lumber business, he learned about building materials, loading & driving trucks and forklift equipment, and the sense of time and urgency when contractors would call for orders and need materials on their sites. This was also a good learning experience for working with customers over the counter to determine their wants and needs as they were working on their home projects and offering advice and suggestions on building processes.
After high school he attended a technical school located in South Dakota specializing in construction building, construction management, and estimating. Many skills needed to be successful in the industry were taught ranging from CAD drafting (as well as hand-paper-and-pencil drafting) cabinet making, and the skills to be a successful carpenter. While attending school, he worked on smaller construction projects ranging from installing cabinetry to building an addition to a local family's home. He graduated 2 years later with a degree in Building Trades and specializing in Construction Management.
Within days of graduating college, he was employed by a local builder in his hometown working on new construction and remodel projects. These projects spanned the range of new homes easily valued at $1,000,000.00+ all the way through remodel and smaller handy-man type construction services. It was here he also gained the knowledge and passion of working with millwork from the techniques of staining & pre-finishing all the way through installing the final finish and trim carpentry.
In early-2004 an opportunity arose to move to a larger community and take a position as an outside salesman for a nationally recognized lumber company. With this company for 5+ years, he performed daily tasks ranging from working with local contractors, drafting & CAD design, material estimating and take-offs, as well as logistics and scheduling for material deliveries and wholesale building product ordering.
While growing in the building industry, a change in career path in 2009 landed him with one of the larger builders he had worked with at the lumber company. With this employer, he brought his skills with him consisting of knowledge in building materials and the building industry in general, to help grow the company as turn key general contractors. As a high volume builder, able to work on and manage many construction sites annually, much knowledge was gained through the process of project management and general contracting. Working on many of the same daily tasks as in the past, additionally now he was managing not only the building materials and CAD drafting, he was managing complete projects including the sub-contractor scheduling and complete site logistics working with customers from start-to-finish on a wide range of residential and light commercial construction projects.
During the last 13 years the parent company of JDB was formed, "Jensen Capital & Development LLC". With this business entity he has made investments in both residential rental properties and commercial businesses. The current residential property portfolio includes single family rental properties, as well as building and managing a multi-family housing development in Mitchell that is going into year 2 of a 5-year build out plan for new twin-home rental and lease properties. Also, he is a shareholder/owner in a local lake side restaurant where he helped facilitate the 2015 purchase, remodel and re-branding of an existing established restaurant into a newer modern eating experience specializing in a high quality dining as well as banquet space to meet customers needs, all while overlooking a local lake. Under the parent company of JC&D, Jensen Seeding Services was also formed in 2012 which is a division of the business that specializes in landscape lawn work of installing new grass lawns for new construction and overseeding existing lawns to beautify, thicken, and fill out existing grass yards. Utilizing premium John Deere tractors, pre-seed tillage equipment, and turf-style grain drills for planting, JSS has been a successful entity of the company for many years helping to beautify the landscape of new construction post-build.
Moving forward, today Jensen Design Build, a division of Jensen Capital & Development, is an independent and private contractor specializing in residential and light commercial construction, project management, and general contracting. We are available to help meet the needs of customers and families alike bringing their construction projects to reality. Utilizing knowledge and experience gained for the past 20 years in the building industry, you can be assured Jensen Design Build will provide to you the most complete construction and building package available.
Meet the Owner
Along with his passion in building and construction, Jeremy enjoys spending time with family, fishing on the Missouri River, working on his 68' Dodge Charger, and generally spending time outdoors and at home on his acreage near Mitchell, SD.