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Jerrod DeMond works using his mother's industrial sewing machine. DeMond recently opened JDeMond's Custom Upholstery in Red Wing. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)

Upholstery runs in family for new business owner


Jarrod DeMond is just 29 years old. But the Red Wing resident has been doing custom upholstery for nearly 15 years.

DeMond's mother, Tammy Kokott, owned a custom upholstery business in DeMond's native southern Illinois. Because it was a family business, "you're always helping out," DeMond said.

Now DeMond is bringing his experience to Red Wing. Kokott recently retired, and DeMond opened JDeMond's Custom Upholstery July 1.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.