Archive for December, 2010

Foundation Supportworks is Awarded U.S. Design Patent

We are pleased to announce that Foundation Supportworks (FSI) was issued U.S. design patent D620,343 S for the FSI Model 288 Foundation Pier Bracket.

“The design of this bracket is unique to the foundation repair industry and gives FSI installing contractors an innovative product that has been appropriately designed and tested. Our contractors can feel confident knowing that our pier systems will perform as promised,” said Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for FSI.

Foundation support systems are highly specialized and require a thorough understanding of load paths and interaction with interface materials. The Model 288 Foundation Pier Bracket, along with all FSI products, has been designed in accordance with traditional, accepted AISC methods and was then tested to confirm product capacity. The bracket has been further tested in accordance with testing criteria approved by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES).

Foundation Supportworks is committed to continually offering new and unique products to our network of installing contractors, and this patented bracket is no exception. For more information about this product or other Foundation Supportworks products, contact the FSI engineering department at 800-281-8545.

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Larry Janesky, Co-Founder and Vice President of Foundation Supportworks, was recognized recently for his book, “The Highest Calling“, an inspirational novel about business and life, struggle and success.

Small Business Trends awarded “The Highest Calling with the Readers Choice #1 Small Business Book of the year!  To view the Small Business Trends book review of “The Highest Calling”, click here: The Highest Calling Book Review

Larry’s vision and leadership is part of what makes Foundation Supportworks a leader in the foundation stabilization industry. Foundation Supportworks offers a complete line of foundation stabilization products, but even more importantly, provides training and support to help small business owners grow their business and become more successful.  To find out more about how to become a Foundation Supportworks dealer, click here: FSI Dealer Info

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Foundation Supportworks Employees Give Back to the Community

Foundation Supportworks and Thrasher Basement Systems employees teamed up over the summer to give back to the community and help a family in need. In an effort organized by Rebuilding Together, more than 25 Foundation Supportworks and Thrasher employees came together to help Annie Clark by waterproofing her basement and stabilizing her bownig basement walls, utilizing the Foundation Supportworks Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System.  A video testimonial can be viewed here: 

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Foundation Supportworks Presents to Over 85 Engineers in Charlotte, NC

Jeff Kortan, Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, presented a 5-hour engineering seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 9th. Foundation Supportworks of the Carolina’s, a division of DryPro Basement Systems, hosted the event where more than 85 engineers were in attendance.

The 5-hour seminar gave local engineers an opportunity to obtain 5 Professional Development Hours and expand their knowledge about typical applications, design considerations, capacity calculations, and material selection for Foundation Supportworks™, helical foundation systems, helical soil nails, and push pier systems.

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Owners and Marketing Directors Attend FSI’s Residential Marketing Training

Residential Marketing Training was held at the Foundation Supportworks Corporate Headquarters in Omaha, NE this week.

Many owners and marketing directors attended the two-day training to learn about the marketing strategies to employ for varying sizes of business.

Topics covered included tracking lead sources, effective trade show displays, internet marketing, grass-roots efforts, multi-media marketing mix, and much more.

Participants also spent time determining their own, specific marketing budgets for 2011 and applying those budget numbers to marketing strategies that make sense for their size of business.

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