Don Steeby is a Professor of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) where he has taught since 2007. Specifically, he teaches Basic Steam and Hot Water Boiler applications, as well as training in applicable Hydronic and Radiant Heating Systems. Along with his accredited classes, Mr. Steeby trains area HVAC Contractors and local manufacturers in Steam and Hot Water Boiler applications. Mr. Steeby received his Bachelor of Science Degree in HVAC/R Applied Technology and his Master’s Degree in Career & Technical Education from Ferris State University. Previously, Mr. Steeby was an Adjunct Professor for Ferris State University in Construction Management. Mr. Steeby has served on the Advisory Committee for HVAC curriculum at Ferris State University and is currently a member of the HVACR Advisory Board for Goodheart-Willcox Publishing. He is also a published author of “Alternative Energy—Sources and Systems.”
Mr. Steeby has held many additional positions in the HVAC field since 1985, including working in industry for installation, service, sales, and project management. He worked for a manufacturer of HVAC equipment in West Michigan for over five years. He was also employed by Honeywell for 11 years. While at Honeywell, Mr. Steeby acquired extensive experience in the designing and installation of controls for hydronic and hot water systems. Mr. Steeby holds a Mechanical Contractor’s License with the State of Michigan. He has several nationally recognized certifications, including Installation and Service of Geothermal Heat Pumps, Gas and Oil Furnace Installation & Service, and Commercial Refrigeration Installation & Service with North American Technician Excellence (NATE). He is also a Certified Trainer and Installer of Geothermal Heat Pumps through the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA).