Who we are

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    Parent's Hopes
    Your kids deserve the best and the College Dream Builder will remove the stress and frustration of sending your children to college. We will help take the work off your shoulders while working with your students to achieve their college goals.
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    Student's Dreams
    Your children want to go to college, but are unsure of where they should go or what they should study. Our College Dream Builder consultants will help your student narrow down their college choices and start on a career path that will keep them motivated to graduate on time.
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    We Put The Pieces Together
    Since 1999, Daniel Wansten and his College Dream Builder team have been helping families navigate the complex issues of college preparation, helping to bring together parents' hopes and students' dreams.


  • Simply Amazing! We have two children in college and neither of them have had to pay anything from their pockets and neither have we!”

    Steve and Judy Moerdyk (Caledonia, MI)
  • Dream Come True! We had a senior and were very nervous because we had no idea how we were going to make this happen. By working with Professional Eduation Services, we made this dream come true!”

    Susan B. (Byron Center, MI)
  • Take the leap! I'm helping both my sons in college, they are working and helping themselves, they are going to get out of college practially debt free and I'm going to be debt free!”

    Gail S. (Ada, MI)
  • Such a blessing! We went to a seminar and it was like every questions we ever had about how we were going to afford college was answered. It was such a Godsend to us; there were so many answers to questions and no pressure.”

    Mary S. (Sparta, MI)
  • They went the extra mile! They have high integrity and are very friendly. Plus, they went the extra mile for us because of our family's special needs. They are very thorough."

    Dave H. (Sparta, MI)
  • Don't Wait! Planning for your future is very important and you need to consider all of your options carefully. PES was able to explain and educate us on all our options and lay them out in a way that is easy to understand. Make an appointment, don't wait!"

    Deb Munley (Caledonia, MI)

A Few Words About Us

"We put the pieces together to bridge the gap between parents' hopes and students' dreams."™

The College Dream Builder is a proven and reliable system of helping students prepare for and gain admissions to college. The comprehensive program helps students prepare to pursue their life dreams, while removing the complexity, frustration, and challenges that parents face when sending their kids to college.

About the Founder | Daniel J. Wansten

Daniel Wansten In 1999, Daniel and his wife Rebecca founded Professional Education Services. Since then his team has been educating people through community sponsored workshops and individual meetings. PES has helped thousands of parents remove the stress and frustration of sending their children to college! Daniel is a highly sought after speaker and media favorite with his insider's secrets on how to legally beat the high cost of college.

We all know that college is expensive! In fact, Dan has two daughters he's sent through college, and one currently enrolled. Not to mention paying for 14 years of his own college and graduate school. He holds a Bachelors Degree from North Central University and in addition he holds an MBA in Education from Cornerstone University.

Dan makes his home in Cascade, MI with his spouse, Rebecca, and four children, two of whom have finished college, one currently enrolled at Calvin College, and his youngest daughter is currently in high school. He is a firm believer that any parent, regardless of their background or financial circumstances, can send their children to college with the right people on their side.

  •     We are committed to remove the frustration parents face and to revolutionize how families prepare to send their kids to college."
    Daniel J. Wansten