Jerry was born in 1956 in Davenport, Iowa. He was raised on a family farm in New Liberty, Iowa with nine brothers and sisters. He graduated from Bennett High School and attended Iowa State University in the field of Farm Operation. In 1979, he married Julie Cummings also of Davenport. They have four children; Seth, Gabe, Tyson and Ella along with four grandchildren.
In addition to farming, he worked as a laborer in the construction industry before starting “Coussens Construction" in 1987. He later incorporated and changed the business name to J.D Coussens Remodeling in 1990.
Credentials: Over 30 years in construction business, Certified Remodeler from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course, Member of Remodelers Advantage Roundtables, Past President and Boardmember Quad City Home Builders And Remodelers QCBR (voted 2009 QCBR Remodeler of the Year), member QCBR Remodelers Council, Certified Green Professional and Lead Safe Renovator
Affiliations: Secretary of NARI, Vice President of NARI, Member of NAHB Remodelers Council, Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Scott county YMCA, President of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Member of North Scott Rotary.
Hobbies: Jerry enjoys building fast airplanes, flying airplanes, snow skiing and traveling.