Archive for December, 2011

Foundation Repair Contractor in Denver, CO Receives ACE Award

Complete Basement Systems was recently honored with the Associated General Contractors ACE silver award for “Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job.”  The foundation repair company located in Denver, CO was recognized for their work installing helical piles on the Alta Vista Charter School in southeast Colorado.

The award was presented to Complete Basement Systems on November 4th at the 2011 Associated General Contractors ACE awards banquet.  The banquet was attended by more than 550 contractors and industry leaders who gathered to recognize and celebrate the outstanding commercial construction projects completed within the last year.  The AGC of Colorado presented a total of thirty-one awards at the ceremony, including 14 ACE awards.  The 36 entries in 14 categories, submitted by 27 AGC member companies, demonstrate the outstanding creativity, skill and excellence of Colorado’s builders, architects, engineers, and subcontractors.

The Alta Vista Charter School was constructed in 1917.  In 2011, the school planned a “historic” renovation to 6,240 square feet of the existing building as well as construction of a new addition of 18,000 square feet (view case study).  Helical piles were selected as the ideal deep foundation stabilization option for this site given the subsurface conditions, groundwater levels, ease of installation and ability to efficiently size the piles for the various design working loads that were needed.  The team at Complete Basement Systems completed the job by installing 136 piles in approximately two weeks.

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Foundation Repair Companies Attend Accounting Training

Nearly 30 owners, managers, and accounting personnel from throughout the Foundation Supportworks dealer network participated in accounting training in Omaha, Nebraska on December 6th and 7th.  The training covered many different topics during the two day event, including how to effectively analyze financial statements, measure key performance indicators such as inventory turns and days in accounts receivable, employ successful inventory control methods, implement processes for receiving and stocking products and materials properly, and apply strategies for collecting money due.

In addition to classroom discussions, those in attendance observed a presentation by the Vice President of American National Bank, who spoke on the importance of having a strong relationship with your local banking institute.  The presentation focused on banking issues that are relevant to foundation stabilization companies, including revolving lines of credit and regulatory requirements.

The training included many hands-on activities to provide real-world applications for the attendees, as well as a panel discussion where participants had the opportunity to “ask the experts” questions related to the accounting side of their business.

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Foundation Supportworks Employee is Honored as a “40 Under 40” Award Recipient

Amanda Harrington, Director of Training and Development for Foundation Supportworks, was honored as a recipient of the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.  This award honors 40 of the greatest entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women under the age of 40 in the Omaha metropolitan area.

foundation contractor in omahaThis year marked the 10th anniversary of this award and Jill Micek, Editor of the Midlands Business Journal, was quoted as saying, “Throughout the 10 years, one thing remains little changed by time – that is the high quality of young leadership of Greater Omaha.”  Micek goes on to say, “…judges were mindful of examples of innovation and risk-taking by entrepreneurs.  Judges searched for examples of effectiveness and leadership shown by men and women working within the framework of bigger organizations.”

Amanda received her award on Friday, December 2nd at an awards ceremony held at the Embassy Suites-LaVista Conference Center.  In attendance were more than 475 business and civic leaders from throughout the Omaha community.

Foundation Supportworks is proud to employ such a great leader in the Omaha business community and remains committed to our mission: “To be the industry leader, relentless in our pursuit to be extraordinary with support, service, training and products that inspire success.”

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