It takes leadership
It’s the driving force behind buying American products and offering roofing and solar together. This team stands with you. We stand with America.
President and CEO
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, Make-A-Wish, and Habitat for Humanity, and 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 (Construction Management), as well as Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Division
Gary Liardon joined the PetersenDean team in 2014 after 25 years of experience in residential and commercial sales and construction management spanning all of the major markets in Texas.
Having built and led teams for some of the nation’s most successful home building organizations, Gary understands the importance of leadership and accountability at all levels within any successful organization. Singular focus born of collaborative drive is a keystone of his management style. Awarded Bachelor’s Degrees in both English and History from Tarleton State University, Gary went on to pursue graduate studies in both Law and Philosophy at the University of Houston. This multi-discipline approach coupled with years of practical field experience has been at the apex of successful team development throughout his career.
When not engaged in or supporting a variety of endurance oriented family sports, his involvement with philanthropic groups like the Wounded Hero Program and the American Cancer Society has provided him the opportunity to work alongside State and National leaders on a myriad of challenges.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Builder Division
Mark has over 15 years of experience in the Texas residential and commercial construction industry. He has had tremendous success building and leading dynamic teams throughout his career.
As a Texas native, he understands the changing and growing landscape of the Lone Star State and is an excellent match for PetersenDean Roofing and Solar.
Mark’s teams achieve top performance from his people-driven leadership style and collaborative approach to problem solving. Mark graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. When he is not working, Mark spends time with his family supporting community schools, sports associations, and equestrian organizations.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
George K. Milionis is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Petersen-Dean, Inc. Mr. Milionis oversees all legal, regulatory, licensing, intellectual property, litigation and corporate and compliance matters for the company. He also advises the company in developing and maintaining best practices in governance policies and procedures. Mr. Milionis is also on the Board of Directors for Petersen-Dean, Inc.
He brings more than 17 years of experience in complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Milionis was an attorney in the Commercial Litigation practice group of a national AmLaw 100 law firm where his focus was on complex commercial litigation, trade libel, unfair competition, data security, trade secret and breach of contract matters. Mr. Milionis has also represented sellers and acquirers in mergers, asset purchases, corporate formation, contract and leasing negotiations.
Mr. Milionis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Doll is the Chief Financial Officer for PetersenDean. He is accountable for the financial and risk management operations of the company. This includes sourcing and structuring capital to support PetersenDean’s existing business and its expansion into new markets
Steve brings over 20 years of debt, equity and structured finance fundraising experience. Prior to joining PetersenDean, he sourced and structured several joint ventures for alternative asset managers that collectively deployed over $3 billion into distressed residential mortgages and real estate. Previously, Steve served as a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse, where he raised almost $12 billion in over 80 transactions. Steve began his accounting and finance career at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Steve earned his MBA, with honors at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and B.S in Accounting from Pepperdine University. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President of Human Resources
Mark Volpe is the Vice President of Human Resources for PetersenDean. He has over 16 years of Human Resources experience in California and other states, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry. A Bay Area native, Mark has worked in the Commercial Insurance, Telecommunications Construction, and Petroleum Transportation industries, having specialized in HR and Operations during that time.
As the V.P. of Human Resources, Mark’s focus is ensuring that PetersenDean’s largest asset, its people, are well taken care of, and treated with dignity and respect in all their company interactions. He works with the Executive Leadership team to make certain that PetersenDean’s Human Capital objectives reflect our core values and provide every opportunity for employees to succeed in their endeavors. Mark is also responsible for ensuring that the numerous career opportunities we are creating are filled with talented individuals that will continue to make PetersenDean an admired and respected member of the business community.
In his free time, Mark likes to spend time with his family, enjoying the great outdoors of Northern CA.
Since I started PetersenDean 35 years ago, we have fulfilled our mission of delivering world-class roofing and solar power systems at the best possible value for our customers. Now, more than ever, I believe that solar power should be accessible for all Americans. In fact, this year, an independent review of California Solar Initiative (CSI) data shows that for the last 12 months PetersenDean has achieved the most affordable solar installation price. The Solar4America campaign is my concept to deliver transparency in solar pricing and drive down the costs of solar power. No “financial magic” or “accounting tricks”; just a fair price and commitment to quality installation. We look forward to earning your business.
– Respectfully, Jim Petersen, Founder