Business Description: We are a team of well-educated professionals with a company culture of mutual respect and trust. We deliver quality projects on time and within budget because we have genuinely care and concern for our customers. About the owners: Levi Bechtum has been in the construction industry for the past 12 years. His primary focus has been in remodel construction, excavation and plumbing. Born and raised in La Crosse, Levi attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where he majored in Accounting and Finance. Levi lives in La Crosse with his wife and two kids. During his free time, Levi enjoys taking his family camping, buying reduced and damaged produce at the grocery store, creating small batches of charcuterie with his grandma’s recipes and organizing messy spaces—specifically tools. Josh Hutson grew up in rural Washington State. His family operated a sustainable organic hobby farm in addition to logging and excavating. Hard work and family values weren’t talked about as much as they were lived. In 2004, Josh left high school to enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he deployed twice to Iraq. He was later awarded a scholarship to attend Norwich University in Vermont and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant upon graduating with a degree in History and Creative Writing. He has held roles at the US State Department and most recently was the Director of Business Development at a regional construction firm. Josh is committed to excellence. He enjoys providing long lasting solutions to complex problems, and is ultimately driven by wanting to help and serve. Josh lives in La Crosse with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing in the park near his house, eating ice cream and shooting things from very long distances.
Recent Review: They showed up right on time and proceeded to hang plastic sheeting to control the dust from flying out of the work area. They also put tarps down to protect the floor and steps. The quickly took out the concrete floor they needed to in order to do the work. Once done with that they quickly installed a sump pump and related plumbing, and replaced the removed concrete. After they removed the plastic sheeting the only way you could tell they were there is by the fresh concrete part of the floor. And so far no water in the basement
Business Description: Innovative Basement Authority is a veteran-founded business established in 2005 servicing Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and are rapidly growing to offer our services in more areas. Team Innovative specializes in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation & repair, and concrete lifting and leveling services. We offer state-of-the-art products and our fully trained, certified technicians provide invaluable insight when designing solutions for our customers home improvement needs, ranging from outdoor to indoor environment stabilizations. Innovative has risen to the cause of outstanding work, unmatched levels of customer service, and a strong reputation for our commitment to the communities and people we serve. We offer free inspections and estimates, call us today!
Recent Review: Previous piering companies had tried and failed to solve our sinking foundation problem with undersized piers. After researching available options and getting quotes from a few companies, we chose Expert House Movers to excavate around our foundation, install custom made piers to support the weight of our house (full masonry, stone foundation, slate roof and terazzo floos) and spray a rubberized coating on the below ground portion of our foundation to stop future water penetrations in our stone foundation. They showed up promptly, performed the necessary work in a timely matter and were careful of the landscaping we wanted to keep. The job itself took longer than anticipated mostly due to additional work needed once the foundation was exposed (tuckpointing, new window wells, etc). There was minor damage to the sprinkler system and the water service line, but we were compensated for the damage by EHM. My only complaint was the amount of old drainage pipes and broken concrete that was left on site during the work and not removed until the end of the job.
Recent Review: Liebenow Waterproofing's bid was 40% cheaper than some of the big waterproofing companies, and he has a far superior product, that's more customized for the job. The following was performed: o Removed all sheetrock and debris from the partially finished basement o Cleaned all remaining wall and studs, removing all mold and mildew. o Removed existing failing sump baskets and drain tile. o Installed a moisture barrier behind the studs o Installed two new sumps and drain tile around the perimeter BELOW the wall footings. o Installed two discharge pipes into my street storm sewer and into a ditch behind my property o Fed my gutter downspouts into the drainage system. o Dug out and replaced my window wells and installed window covers. o Cleaned everything up. Amazingly, he was able to install the entire system without tearing out the perimeter stud wall. He has a small crew, but they spent a lot of time customizing the project to suit our needs. Lots of manual labor was involved. It took about 10 days to complete. I couldn't be happier with the result.
Recent Review: Great, we have no complaints... we would definitely recommend the company to our family and friends. When telling people we were getting our basement waterproofed and people were asking who was doing the basement... we heard nothing but good things about Complete Basement Systems!
Recent Review: I spent 2200 $. They worked fantastic. They changed their schedule so that they can be working weekend for me. They were extraordinary polite they had to bring in someone temporary and they call me up and ask me if that would be OK. They were wonderful. They essentially put in some waterproofing control and drainage collector. I was having problem with water coming in from the backyard.
Recent Review: Minnesota's 1st Choice did a great job on our country home. They were fast, efficient, respectful, reasonably priced, provided a variety of options and very easy to work with. I recommend them to anyone searching for superior workmanship and excellent customer service.
Great! The inspector who came for the free estimate was very friendly, polite and knowledgeable. He was the first of three I got. The project was the same for all estimates... the entire basement perimeter with a waterproofing system and a sump pump system. He didn't try to "sell" me MANY other unnecessary products like one of the companies. He explained what and why everything was for. He followed up a day later and I called back to schedule the work a week later after my last estimate. His was $4900, another was $5500 and one company was $8200! The crew arrived at 8:30am on a Friday morning and worked hard all day. They sent "extra guys" to finish in one day, I really liked that part. The guys worked hard and cleaned up great. I asked them about hauling away a few extra things of mine and they did. The crew manager walked through everything with me at the end and made sure I was happy, Job very well done All-Star Basements, I would highly recommend this company!
- Steven B....
Very professional, honest and upfront from the start. We received 3 estimates and this was the best price, most knowledgeable inspector/salesman and the communication was amazing. I was very comfortable from the beginning to the end! The also came very highly recommended by my realtor and home inspector! The driveway and sidewalk were leveled to their original position perfectly. The basement wall I was worried about was anchored and the drain tile and sump pump system were installed with radon mitigation and done in less than 2 days! Everything was cleaned well and the job leader stayed in touch with me to ensure i knew what was going on and was happy with everything. Very highly recommend this company!
- Jeff B....
They solved our basement water problems at a very fair price compared to other bids, and were very professional throughout the entire inspection and job.
- Daniel S....
AComplete Basement Systems
.Rob did the estimate, very professional. Ben and crew did the install- very messy job but they cleaned up well. Answered questions and accepted suggestions.
- Dennis S....
AComplete Basement Systems
Foreman Rodney and his team called 30 minutes prior to arriving. Were respectful of space and when dealing with me and cleaned up after themselves both days. THey helped the disconnect/connect my washer and dryer because I didnt know how.
- Amanda S....
ABasement Water Control
I spent 2200 $. They worked fantastic. They changed their schedule so that they can be working weekend for me. They were extraordinary polite they had to bring in someone temporary and they call me up and ask me if that would be OK. They were wonderful. They essentially put in some waterproofing control and drainage collector. I was having problem with water coming in from the backyard.
- Larry J....
Excellent experience - Rob is very professional, very responsive. After I had the floor system installed I had a window well leak. His foreman came to my house in the evening to see the water as it was raining, which I was very impressed with. Worked quickly and professionally.
- John O....
Great!!! Friendly, worked hard, very professional, cleaned up great, and followed up! From the initial inspection to the wonderful crew and the finished job I was very impressed and satisfied- thanks All-Star Basements!
- Joe J....
AMinnesota's 1st choice
Minnesota's 1st Choice did a great job on our country home. They were fast, efficient, respectful, reasonably priced, provided a variety of options and very easy to work with. I recommend them to anyone searching for superior workmanship and excellent customer service.
- Christopher N....
Rob was very prompt arranging an interview, was totally professional throughout. Very, very easy to work with and very responsive to questions and concerns. His crew was very polite, took great care to cover floors, and cleaned up very thoroughly after they finished. Had a leak from the utility sink after the install - foreman came an hour after I called and fixed the problem and cleaned up the water. A couple weeks later there was water again under one of the windows. Rob and his foreman came at 9:30 that night, a half hour after I called, to look at the problem, which was from the window well. The crew was back the next day, fixed the problem, and the basement has been dry ever since. I would absolutely recommend Rob and his crew and am thrilled the basement isn't wet anymore!