Dickson Jensen, Owner

Dickson Jensen, 51, is a true Iowa product, born and raised in Audubon, IA, a graduate of Audubon High School and later graduating from Iowa State University. Dickson holds three degrees from Iowa State University: Bachelors in Industrial Engineering, Masters in Engineering Valuation and Masters of Business Administration.  Upon graduating college, Dickson started a design build company called Jensen Design Build (JDB) in 1985. Over its first 10 years, JDB experienced success as a design build company for single family homes and multi-family apartment units, leading to the growth of an apartment renal division (Jensen Property Management - JPM) and development division (Jensen Development Corporation - JDC) within the company. The core of Jensen Group lies in these three companies and much of our work focuses on land development, construction and operations of homes and rental units.

However, Dickson also has a great interest in athletics, leading to the development and ownership of The Harvester Golf Club in 2000. The desire was to bring a top 100 golf facility to the state of Iowa. The Harvester has met and exceeded that goal and is something very special to Dickson.  In addition to golf, Dickson has a passion for youth athletics, in particular basketball.  In 2004 after years of coaching his son and daughters teams and the interest from others to expand, All Iowa Attack was created into a statewide basketball program.  All Iowa Attack is home to over 300 athletes a year and is something Dickson invests much of his time to as a hobby and also a way to help kids learn a game and learn about life through the game.  Dickson takes great pride in the kids that have played for Attack and many have had their lives changed for the better as a result of playing for AIA.

Dickson has done all of this while being a great example of a husband and father of a large family. Dickson has been married to his wife Luann since 1987 and they have six children: Zachary (passed away at the age of 1), Blake, Ally, Samantha, Mason, and Kolby.


Todd Petersen, Director of Development & Project Manager

Bio to come

Erik Charter, Controller

Erik is a Certified Public Accountant and has been with the Jensen Group since 1997. He is an Ames native and a fan of Iowa State University Athletics.