Archive for November, 2009

Foundation Supportworks Published for Second Time in NAHI Forum Magazine

Newsletter for Home InspectorsThe NAHI Forum, a quarterly publication from the National Association of Home Inspectors, published a second consecutive article from Foundation Supportworks called “Identifying Conditions for Structural Concerns.”  This article focused on the symptoms, causes and options for repair for cracked, bowing and leaning foundation walls.  Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, authored the article aimed to educate home inspectors on properly diagnosing failing foundation walls.

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More Than 60 Attend Foundation Supportworks Training

More than 60 owners, managers, sales representatives, and installers from various FSI dealer offices across North America attended training at the Foundation Supportworks headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska during the week of November 16, 2009. Foundation Repair TrainingNewer dealers received training on the various deep foundation solutions offered by FSI, how to market structural work effectively, and tips on running an efficient foundation repair business. Other dealers in attendance received either hands-on training at actual job sites or classroom-type training on sales techniques, depending on their role. Those attending sales training left equipped to diagnose foundation problems and how to explain to customers the features and benefits of Foundation Supportworks push piers, helical piers, wall anchors, slab piers and crawlspace stabilization systems.

Some comments from those in attendance include:
– “It is incredible how professional and talented the FSI staff is. I’ve learned I really need to work on training my employees better and implementing follow-up procedures.”
– “I have taken so much away this time that I am having a hard time pinpointing something that would improve the value.”
– “The training helped to bring some of the pieces together for me. I’ve seen bits and pieces, but this brought it together.”Foundation Repair Training in Omaha

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Geotechnical Engineer Don Deardorff, P.E. Joins Foundation Supportworks, Inc.

Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce that Don Deardorff, P.E., former Senior Engineer for Chance Civil Construction, will join the FSI engineering department as a Senior Application Engineer, effective December 1, 2009.  Don’s work will be focused in the areas of product development, product verification testing, preliminary design applications, and the development of technical documents and presentations. Don Deardorff, Geotechnical Engineer for Foundation Supportworks

 Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, welcomes Don to the team.  “We are eager to have Don join the FSI team.  His product knowledge from past research and testing and his overall experience with the design and installation of helical foundation systems make Don an exciting addition to our growing company.  Don’s hire further positions FSI as a leader in the foundation stabilization industry.”

“I am very excited about joining this outstanding, forward-thinking company,” says Deardorff. “Foundation Supportworks has developed a competitive business model with a dedicated focus on their customers.  I am honored to be a part of the company’s continued growth.”                                                           

Don attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a consulting environmental and geotechnical engineer in Missouri and Wisconsin. 

Don was hired by Hubbell Power Systems/Chance Civil Construction in January 2005 as a Senior Engineer.  He continued with graduate studies and obtained his Master of Science degree in Engineering in 2007.  He is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program.

Foundation Supportworks experienced exponential then continued, steady growth since its inception less than two years ago and is already a leading supplier of helical piles, helical tiebacks, and hydraulically-driven push pier systems throughout North America.

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Foundation Supportworks of NJ holds business planning meeting in New York

Foundation Supportworks of New Jersey, a division of Quality 1st Basement Systems, held a business planning event at the ESPN Zone on Times Square in New York last week. Members of the Quality 1st management team, along with corporate representatives from Foundation Supportworks and Basement Systems, discussed ways to continue developing their business in the foundation stabilization and basement waterproofing industries. Foundation Supportworks of NJ/Quality 1st Basement Systems is one of the largest basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractors in the Northeastern United States and their team is continually building toward the future.

The meeting at ESPN Zone also served as a place for celebration after a great year in 2009 and allowed owner, Tom Roman, to reward his team and prepare for continued growth in 2010. Another item that was discussed at the meeting was the addition of Mark Caverly to the Foundation Supportworks of NJ team. Mark will focus mainly on the commercial foundation division

Foundation Supportworks and Basement Systems at ESPN Zone

where he will work with engineers, architects and general contractors on projects requiring deep foundations and tieback anchors in New Jersey and New York.  Mark’s focus will primarily involve helical piles, helical anchors and push (resistance) piers to support foundations in new construction and retrofit applications in areas like Newark, Patterson, New Brunswick, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

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