Meet our Instructors

Jeremy Petersen

I started working on job sites when I was 11 years old for my family's commercial roofing company. In 2001, I started my own business, Petersen Builders & Design, LLC where we specialized in roofing, window and door replacements, decks and additions.

I also served as a Construction Technician in Amway's Facility Maintenance Department for four years where I focused on roofing, building exteriors, roadways and more.


Industry Credentials

  • Builders License, State of Michigan
  • Facilities Manager- Certificate, Ferris State University


  • B.S. Business Administration, Major: Management- Central Michigan University
  • Assoc. Architectural Technology- Ferris State University

Lance Dody

Background prior to Teaching

  • Journeyman Carpenter in the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters - Concrete, Drywall, Scaffolding, Doors and Door Hardware, Trim
  • Trim Carpenter - Tiara Yachts

Industry Credentials

  • OSHA 10 & OSHA 30
  • Various certifications through the Carpenter’s Union


  • Whitehall High School
  • Muskegon Community College - Associates in Applied Sciences Automotive Technologies
  • Grand Valley State University - Bachelor in Integrated Sciences / Elementary Education

David Belden

Bio forthcoming...