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Groundworks Welcomes Byron Crews as Regional Manager of its Midwestern Territory

January 22, 2020

Byron Crews Long-serving TruGreen Region Director Byron Crews joins Groundworks, Leveraging 20 years of Home Services Expertise in Midwestern Markets

Virginia Beach, VA (January 22, 2020) – Groundworks®, the nation’s largest foundation services company, welcomes Byron Crews as Regional Manager–Midwest, to lead sales and operations in its Indiana and Ohio markets. Crews will oversee three market-leading brands, Indiana Foundation Service™ (IFS), Ohio Basement Authority™ (OBA), and Ohio Basement Systems™ (OBS). Prior to joining Groundworks, Crews served as Region Director of TruGreen & Leisure Lawn for over 20 years, managing the company’s Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia markets. His demonstrated experience delivering strong earnings without sacrificing customer service, his deep knowledge of the area, and his strong background in mergers and acquisitions all made Crews the ideal candidate for the role.

“We are seeking high-achieving professionals with not only a proven track record but also a mindset that aligns with our core values and an aptitude for flawless execution,” said President Mike Irby. “Byron’s deep-seated expertise in Home Services in the midwestern markets will give us the edge we’re after.” 

The recently created role of Regional Manager enables Groundworks to capitalize on its market expansion across the nation while maintaining an unparalleled level of quality for its customers and providing pathways for career advancement to its over 1500 employees across 22 offices. 

As a first priority, Crews is visiting each of his branch operations and establishing a strong foundation for the company’s upcoming plans. “In 2020 we are going to witness yet another leap forward, disrupting this industry,” said Crews. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here. The incredible men and women who I’ve met so far are making history and I am excited to join them. With the right people, the right process, and a powerful plan, we have a formula for success.” 

“The men and women of this Company are what differentiate us,” said CEO Matt Malone. “Providing them the support and leadership to succeed is at the core of our philosophy. Byron firmly believes in this notion and he will be able to apply his valuable experience to lead our teams to new heights in Ohio and Indiana.”  

Crews is an avid hiker and spelunker. When he’s not traveling for work, he enjoys spending his free time in Lebanon, OH with his son Colin, who is a junior at Wright State University and has just completed his 17th season playing hockey.  



About Groundworks 

Groundworks® is the nation’s largest privately-held foundation services company. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the company provides foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is comprised of Complete Basement Systems®, Florida Foundation Authority™, Foundation Recovery Systems™, Foundation Repair of Western Colorado™, Indiana Foundation Service™, Innovative Basement Authority™, JES Foundation Repair™, Mount Valley Foundation Services®, Ohio Basement Authority™, Ohio Basement Systems™, Tar Heel Basement Systems®, A-1 Sewer & Drain™, Independence Materials Group™, and Bizwiz Software™. Since 1986, the combined companies have helped over 250,000 homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home. Groundworks operates over twenty offices that serve Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minneapolis, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company has been named numerous times to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work. For more information about Groundworks, please visit  

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