Who We Are

CBD History

Our legacy of learning, founded over 26 years ago, was born out of the desire to enhance educational facilities through the power of technology. Since our inception, we have established a reputation for designing solutions that transform educational environments in a way that is affordable, reliable and scalable. We are dedicated to elevating the standard of learning in schools across America through strategic technology and instructional advancements.

Our Team

We are a team of highly passionate network engineers, project managers, trainers and developers who are committed to supporting districts in the complicated process of technology reformation from inception to implementation.

Our Clients

Just as no two people are the same, no two clients are the same. We do not believe in a one-size-fits all approach. We seek to understand each district’s special talents and specific needs before the project begins in order to formulate a plan that is individualized and customized for you.

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Adams Christian School, MI

Allen Park Public Schools, MI

Battle Creek Public Schools, MI

Belding Area Schools, MI

Breckenridge Community Schools, MI

Bronson Community Schools, MI

Byron Center Public Schools, MI

Caledonia Community Schools, MI

Clare – Gladwin RESD, MI

Clare Public Schools, MI

Clarkston Community Schools, MI

Clayton County Schools, GA

Clinton Community Schools, MI

Constantine Public Schools, MI

Decatur Public Schools, MI

Delton Kellogg Schools, MI

DeWitt Public Schools, MI

East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI

East Jackson Community Schools, MI

East Lansing Public Schools, MI

Frankfort – Elberta Area Schools, MI

Fruitport Community Schools, MI

Galesburg Augusta Community Schools, MI

Garden City Public Schools, MI

Gibraltar School District, MI

Globe Unified School District, AZ

Godwin Heights Public Schools, MI

Grand Blanc Community Schools, MI

Grand Ledge Public Schools, MI

Grandville Public Schools, MI

Grass Lake Community Schools, MI

Gratiot Isabella RESD, MI

Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology, MI

Gulf County Schools, FL

Gull Lake Community Schools, MI

Hamilton Community Schools, MI

Holland Public Schools, MI

Houghton Lake Community Schools, MI

Hudsonville Public Schools, MI

Ionia Intermediate School District, MI

Ionia Public Schools, MI

Jackson Area Catholic Schools, MI

Jenison Public Schools, MI

Jonesville Public Schools, MI

Kenowa Hills Public Schools, MI

Kent Intermediate School District, MI

Kentwood Public Schools, MI

Lake Ridge Schools, IN

Lake Shore Public Schools, MI

Lakeland School Corporation, IN

Lakeview Community Schools, MI

Lakewood Public Schools, MI

Lenawee Intermediate School District, MI

Lowell Area Schools, MI

Lumen Christi High School, MI

Ludington Area Schools, MI

Manchester Community Schools, MI

Martin County Schools, FL

Martin Public Schools, MI

Mason Public Schools, MI

Mesick Consolidated Schools, MI

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP), MI

Michigan Center Public Schools, MI

Mid Michigan Community College, MI

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, MI

Morley Stanwood Community Schools, MI

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, MI

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, MI

Muskegon Public Schools, MI

North Muskegon Public Schools, MI

Northwestern School Corporation, IN

Orange County Public Schools, FL

Orchard View Schools, MI

Ottawa County, MI

Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, MI

Plainwell Community Schools, MI

Portland Public Schools, MI

Reeths-Puffer Public Schools, MI

Riverview Community School District, MI

Rockford Public Schools, MI

Saranac Community Schools, MI

South Haven Public Schools, MI

Sparta Area Schools, MI

Spring Lake Public Schools, MI

St. John Vianney Catholic School, MI

St. Johns Public Schools, MI

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, MI

The Thompson Foundation, MI

Thornapple-Kellogg Schools, MI

Three Rivers Community Schools, MI

University Prep Schools, MI

Wayland Union Schools, MI

Wayne-Westland Community Schools, MI

West Michigan Aviation Academy, MI

West Ottawa Public Schools, MI

Wexford – Misaukee ISD, MI

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District, MI

Wyandotte Public Schools, MI

Wyoming Public Schools, MI

Zeeland Public Schools, MI

Employment Opportunities

Communications by Design is hiring!

Position: Project Manager with IT project management and K-12 sector experience
Click here to view details and apply. (Applications accepted until December 17, 2021)

Energized and Enthusiastic.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank for you treating my staff like the kings and queens they really are!  We so enjoyed our time at CBD and every teacher I spoke with came back energized and enthusiastic about this upcoming year.  We appreciate all you’ve done and what you continue to do.

Jennifer Mayes | Principal | Manchester Community Schools

Informative, Engaging and Insightful.

I already know you are well aware of the team you have at CBD, but as I sit here at Day 1 of your training for Hamilton Elementary teachers, I wanted to share that both Erik and Rebecca are extremely impressive. Their presentation is informative, engaging and insightful. It is a pleasure to connect and partner with GREAT people.

Craig Hoekstra | Principal | Hamilton Community Schools

Outstanding Training.

A heartfelt thanks for the outstanding training you provided to us. From all the creature comforts to the gourmet food, you made us feel like professionals. Most importantly though, my head is still swimming with things to do and things to learn. I left with the confidence that I have the support to be successful. Thanks for all you do, I am looking forward to partnering with you.

Gail Falcinelli | Teacher | Rockford Public Schools

Informative and Productive Trainings.

Your hospitality and excellent accommodations were unexpected and so appreciated by our team. Thank you so much for the informative and productive trainings at your beautiful cbd facility. I look forward to work with you as Ludington Schools transforms our learning environment.

Jan Jackoviak | Principal | Ludington Area Schools

Felt at Ease.

I just wanted to take a moment to compliment you on adding another strong member to your business. I had the chance to work with Pete Grostic and just like everyone else in your company, I immediately felt at ease. Pete was there to help in any way without being pushy. He clearly understood what I wanted to do, recognized what may or may not help and listed very well.

Abe Overway | Teacher | Spring Lake Public Schools

Incredibly Helpful.

I want to take a minute to thank you all at CBD for the help, guidance, support you provide. You have been incredibly helpful, accessible, supportive, approachable and… well, motivating helping me (and others) feel we can get things figured out. I am ever so thankful for this.

Judy Bussey | Teacher | Ludington Area Schools

On Time and Under Budget.

I have had the privilege of working with CBD for the past 10 years. We have been able to accomplish things on very tight timelines because of their experience in project planning, bid construction and project management. This has been true for every project we have done in conjunction with CBD, with all projects finishing on time and under budget.

Jeff McNutt | Director of Technology | Plainwell Community School

More Prepared Than Ever.

When I came to Ada, I did not know that the experience that I was about to receive would change my life. I can feel myself transform from the ideas you present and the seed that you planted in me. It is a little intimidating because I see what the task is ahead for all educators but I do feel more prepared than ever to truly be an effective part of positive change.

Daniel Lee | Digital Specialist | Clayton County Public Schools

We built momentum.

I really have to give CBD a lot of the credit for helping us develop and get to where we are right now. And the exciting thing is, they didn’t just walk away they’re still part of us and will be taking us to the next level where we’re actually going to be buying and implementing this plan over hopefully the next several months and actually several years.

Gary Feenstra | Former Superintendent | Zeeland Public Schools