Jim Petersen founded PetersenDean Roofing and Solar in 1984 with less than $5,000 and two employees. Today, PetersenDean is an international leader in roofing construction and solar energy design and installation for residential and commercial clients across the country. The company employs over four-thousand workers and has completed over $3B in projects since its founding.
Jim has served as an elected official and is active in such organizations as the Building Industry Association, the Sierra Club, the Solar Energy Industry Association, the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. Jim also started his own foundation which has given grants and financial aid for education, solar power, and roofing projects worldwide.
Jim’s education includes San Jose State University, a degree in Construction Management, and Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.