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Groundworks Companies Appoints Former Executive of Terminix and Sears Home Services to Newly Created President Role

October 8, 2018

Groundworks Companies announced today that seasoned home services executive, Mike Irby has joined Groundworks to serve as President. Irby, a 20-year business to consumer, home services professional, will oversee the Groundworks Executive Leadership team in driving sales and operational enhancements. Irby will also work closely with the Groundworks University division to ensure employees are equipped with the proper resources and tools to support the organization’s commitment to delivering world-class customer service, the core components of the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

Irby, a Memphis TN native, entered into the home services sector as a branch manager for ServiceMaster subsidiary, Terminix International, where he rose through the ranks to achieve the level of Divisional Vice President.  During his tenure, he led several large divisions of Terminix and TruGreen, where he spearheaded major initiatives that drove substantial improvements in revenue and profitability for the companies.

Prior to joining Groundworks Irby most recently served as the Senior Vice President for the West Division of Sears Home Services where he was able to successfully increase both earnings and customer satisfaction across 60 locations and 18 state division.

Irby was drawn to the new role by the opportunity it presented. “I believe you cannot become what you want to be by remaining what you are,” said Irby. I am excited to join Groundworks because their mission aligns directly with my beliefs. The immense growth the company has experienced and the passionate convictions of Groundworks team members inspired me to join this special company.”

“I am thrilled to have Mike join us. His vast industry experience with household brands combined with his passion to mentor and inspire make him the ideal person to help us ensure excellence across the company as we continue our rapid growth,” said Matt Malone, Groundworks CEO. “What we have done, and are doing at Groundworks is uncharted. We are industry pioneers in every essence of the word. Irby’s leadership abilities will add tremendous value to our growing organization.”

Irby will relocate to Groundworks Headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia over the coming weeks with his wife and two sons.


About Groundworks
Groundworks is the nation’s largest foundation repair company with its corporate office headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. Groundworks is comprised of Foundation Recovery Systems, Mount Valley Foundation Services, Tar Heel Basement Systems, JES Foundation Repair, and Indiana Foundation Service. The combined companies have helped over 125,000 homeowners since 1986. Groundworks operates out of fifteen offices that serve South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Missouri, and Indiana. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty, and Best Places to Work. For more information about Groundworks and Groundworks University, please visit

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