About us

CDI - 30 years

Our History

Tom Peterson had been working in the HVAC industry for 14 years when he was asked, “Why don’t you build this in your garage?” This was the spark that ignited his and his wife Sue’s faith and passion to start Concepts and Designs, Inc. (CDI) in their home in 1991. 

Today CDI is a thriving company of over 200 employees. Thanks to those valued employees, CDI has grown by serving its customers well and building relationships based on honesty and integrity.

CDI designs and manufactures custom desiccant dehumidifiers and critical process air handlers for numerous markets including lithium battery manufacturing, food processing, ice arenas, waste water treatment plants, pharmaceutical, automotive, rental, healthcare, aviation, and other niche markets requiring dry air climates.  This equipment provides solutions for facilities and mobile temporary applications.

In 2016, we changed our company name to: Climate by Design International

This name change reflects our commitment to the global vision of providing unique indoor solutions. With 30 years of business presence in the industry, we look forward to continue to grow and serve you under our new name.

CDI Flags

The Christian flag is proudly flown at CDI to show honor and appreciation to God for all that He has done. 

In December 2023, CDI moved to its new location at 200 Festal Place NW.  The new 203,760-square-foot headquarters allows us to bring all of our operations and employees into a single facility, streamlining production and distribution while strengthening our corporate culture and supporting growth into new markets.

As we celebrate over 30 years of doing business, Tom and Sue believe the best is yet to come!  

The CDI Team...