Memoir of a Home Builder, Husband, & Father
Jerry F. Duggan
Foreword by Rev. Paul Monahan
Jerry Duggan, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a respected businessman whose career has spanned 60 years. In 1954, he started J.F. Duggan Construction Company and went on to build more than 900 homes in the area. He also became a land developer and, in 1974, he started his own real estate company—Duggan Realty.
In The Life I Built, Jerry reflects on how he developed these businesses. He also shares details about his childhood and growing up in Council Bluffs in the 1930s and ‘40s. But, Jerry will tell you the most important thing he built was a family. In this memoir, he shares many heartwarming stories about his wife, Dolores, and their seven children.
Jerry enriches his story by having each of his seven children contribute memories of their lives growing up in the house their dad built.