At a GlanceThe Basement Guys
President: Luke Secrest
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio, with a second location in Toledo
2005 volume: $3.4 million
Projected 2006 volume: $4.5 million
Annual jobs: 750
Services offered: Foundation and concrete repair, waterproofing, driveways, patios, excavation
Key tools and equipment: Komatsu and Kubota excavators, Bobcat skid steer, Vermeer trencher, Bosch and Hitachi power tools
One of the keys to the success of The Basement Guys has been the diversity of the services they offer. Many companies offer business opportunites that can help you expand your business. Here are just a few of them.
A-1 Concrete Leveling
A-1 Concrete Leveling offers franchises using the company's exclusive technology for leveling concrete slabs and fixing other structural problems.
Armor-Deck International offers business opportunities in the decorative concrete industry with no franchise or royalty fees, training and ongoing support. Systems include overlays, stenciled and stamped concrete, epoxies and more
Border Magic is a franchise business opportunity for the design and installation of continuous concrete edging, curbing and walkways.
Color Crown offers training and support for installation, marketing and business management for installers of the Stardek decorative concrete system.
Concrete Coatings Inc.
Concrete Coatings offers turn-key packages for decorative concrete, indidually designed for the experienced contractor or the novice.
Concrete Raising of America
Concrete Raising Corporation has been in the concrete raising business since 1947 and offered franchises in the slab raising industry since 1995. CRC will train your technical and sales staff and offer ongoing support in marketing and business management.
Increte offers intensive hands-on training and marketing support for contractors interested in decorative concrete.
Kwik Kerb operators can generate profits providing extruded continuous concrete edging to enhance gardens, driveways and any landscaped areas. The Kwik Kerb package provides all the equipment, tools and marketing supplies required. Extensive training and marketing support is provided.
Nawkaw offers franchise opportunites in the staining of masonry and concrete surfaces. There are currently 20 Nawkaw locations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
Nature Stone has been installing floors since 1989. Franchisees perform work on garages, basements, sunrooms, patios and pool decks. Nature Stone provides training and ongoing support for marketing, sales and installation.
Precision Concrete Cutting
Precision Concrete Cutting franchises focus on removing trip hazards from sidewalks, using less costly methods than grinders and scabblers
Tygar has developed a proven concrete curbing business system built around the Bengal curb machine. Tygar provides financing and supports its owners with training, marketing materials and tools and accessories, with no franchise fees.
Yoder & Sons
Yoder & Sons is looking for businesses to add to its network of national dealers of the Flex-C-Ment decorative concrete system. Dealers receive hands-on training and ongoing technical and business management support.