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Groundworks Welcomes Jefferson (Jake) Oakey as General Manager of Foundation Repair of Western Colorado

February 10, 2020

Foundation Service Industry Veteran to Lead Growth Across Western Slope

Virginia Beach, VA (February 10, 2020) – Groundworks®, the nation’s largest foundation services company, is excited to announce that Jake Oakey will be joining Foundation Repair of Western Colorado (FRWC) as General Manager of the Grand Junction, Colorado office.

“The opportunity to work with and learn from the amazing men and women at Groundworks and Foundation Repair of Western Colorado is something I could not pass up. They have a philosophy of Extreme Ownership and this is something that resonates to me personally,” states Oakey. “I am impressed how much the wellbeing of their employees mean to the leadership. At Groundworks if you work hard you can be rewarded. The potential to be a partial owner is something you can’t find anywhere else in the industry.”

Oakey is a rising star in the foundation repair industry. His ability to focus on helping the homeowner has allowed him to stand out as a world class leader. He has excelled in numerous roles, most recently as director of operations. He is very familiar with Colorado having grown up in Monument, CO and attended the University of Colorado where he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Over the past year, Groundworks has grown the company’s roster to include 12 brands covering over 20 states. With this growth, there is a need to bring on top talent and promote hard working individuals from within the organization as stated by Mike Irby, President of Groundworks Companies. “We are always looking for the best to bring aboard the Groundworks team, but it is not often you find someone like Jake. He understands our customers and is a proven leader.”

Jake has a passion for serving customers and helping his team reach their true potential. In his free time, he is a singer-songwriter and a high school football coach. He loves spending time with his wife Tori and their son and daughter. As a successful high school football coach, he has learned many lessons that he is able to use every day with his team at FRWC.




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™, 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

About Foundation Repair of Western Colorado

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado is a licensed contractor providing basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair, and concrete lifting services. The company has been performing basement waterproofing and crawl space repair in Colorado and Utah since 2005. For more information please visit

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