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DAVID PETERS

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DAVID PETERS

GENERAL OVERVIEW

David O. Peters is an Architect, Construction Manager, General Contractor, and Custom Home Builder/ Remodeler. His firm’s have been building in the Michigan area since 1973. Mr. Peters has extensive work experience in commercial construction, construction management, custom home building, additions and renovations. His firm’s have built their reputation on quality of design, construction workmanship, and project cost control. Mr. Peters’ projects include Corporate 500 office buildings, commercial buildings, educational buildings, high-tech science manufacturing facilities, interior renovations, marina design and construction, additions and million dollar plus homes. The Peters’ firms have constructed some of the areas most recognized structures. The firm’s mission statement is that the building industry needs to maintain high professional standards and client oriented service.

EDUCATION AND LICENSING

Mr. Peters attended The University of Michigan and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Architecture. While attending Michigan he joined the Army Reserve and attended the Michigan Military Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.
After receiving his Michigan Architectural License in 1972 he went on to acquire his national architectural registration (NCARB) in 1974. A Michigan Residential Builders License was acquired in 1973. Since the original licensures Mr. Peters has received ADDITIONAL architectural licenses and is now licensed in the following States:

  Registered Architect, NCARB
Registered Architect, Michigan
Registered Architect, Indiana
Registered Architect, South Carolina
Registered Architect, Florida (not current at this time)
Licensed Builder State of Michigan

Active in the National Home Builders Association Mr. Peters has also received the following Association Designations:

  NAHB Certified Graduate Builder, CGB
NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist, CAPS

Mr. Peters has received the following educational certification in construction dispute services:

  Construction Dispute Resolution Services
• Theory, Practice and Rules of Dispute Review Boards
• Theory, Practice and Rules of Arbitration

A Green Construction advocate, Mr. Peters has taken several informational courses in Green and Energy efficient design and construction. He is currently working towards his NAHB Certification as a Certified Green Professional CGP.

ARCHITECTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Mr. Peters’ early interest in trying to improve the design of products and the love of making things, led him to his first real project, for the Soap Box Derby. At eleven years of age he constructed a car that was to earn him two third place finishes in the Detroit area. From that learning experience he became a laborer on a small construction crew while attending college. After college Mr. Peters began his professional career first working for a large architectural firm as a draftsman then quickly advancing to the design department where he became a senior designer. Lured away from the architectural industry by a friend and curiosity of what does an architect does in the car industry, Mr. Peters found himself designing and supervising the design-build process through the construction of automotive dealerships. After learning the process of the design-build concept he was drawn to the housing industry. As Director of Architecture and Construction for a large Detroit area homebuilder, he was able to utilize his design-build knowledge applying it to single family and multiple housing.

In 1973 Mr. Peters left this position and began his Architectural Company followed six months later by the formation the sister Construction Management and Development Company. The projects of these two companies include corporate 500 office buildings, commercial buildings, educational buildings, high-tech science manufacturing facilities, interior renovations, marina design and construction, residential additions and million dollar plus homes. Many of these projects have received awards.

Through this varied design and construction experience others began to respect the quality and precision of his work. Thus, was his emergence into the legal arena as an expert witness. While performing this function, Mr. Peters observed that there were many deficiencies of fairness and knowledge of the architectural and construction industry and its processes. For this reason Mr. Peters has become involved in the construction dispute resolution process.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Washtenaw County HBA 1998 Builder Of The Year
Past President Washtenaw County HBA
Past President International Lightning Class
Past Chief Measurer International Lightning Class
Past President Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Board
Board Member Ann Arbor Student Building Industry
Past Vice President Perry Nursery School Board
Past Chairman Ann Arbor Township Board Of Review
Past Chairman Washtenaw HBA Custom Builders Council
Washtenaw County HBA Board of Directors
Washtenaw County HBA Life Director
Ann Arbor Public Schools CTE Advisory Board
Michigan Association of Home Builders State Building Code Committee
Michigan Association of Home Builders State Education Committee
Michigan Association of Home Builders Structural Task Force
Past Michigan Association of Home Builders State Region VII Vice President
Michigan Association of Home Builders State Region VII Director
NAHB National Board of Directors
Webster Township “Compensation Commission”- Board Member

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Peters is well respected in the architectural and construction industry. He has written several articles and served as a guest lecturer at The University of Michigan and as an instructor at Washtenaw Community College. H e has also received many awards from his peers, the most recent being recognized as an Excellence Award Winner in the 2007 Residential Design & Build Magazine competition.