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Groundworks Names Jeffrey Martin Regional Manager of its Western Territory

January 9, 2020

Martin’s Prior Role as General Manager of Foundation Recovery Systems, Kansas City, Provides Expertise for Groundworks Companies’ 2020 Plans in the West

Virginia Beach, VA (January 9, 2020) – Groundworks®, the nation’s largest foundation services company, appoints Jeffrey Martin to Regional Manager – West, to lead the company’s westernmost brands. Through this promotion, Martin, who served most recently as the General Manager of Foundation Recovery Systems™ (FRS) Kansas City location, will have responsibility for overseeing all four FRS locations, along with Innovative Basement Authority™ (IBA) and their three locations.

Martin began his career with FRS 12 years ago. During his tenure, he has served in various roles learning the business and moving up the ranks. Martin attributes the success of FRS under his leadership to empowering his workforce with the necessary strategies, tools, and resources. Martin has implemented best practices and processes learned from across the Groundworks family of brands and consistently met and exceeded the organization’s goals for the branch.

In his new role, Martin will lead Groundworks Western territory operations to provide best-in-class service to customers in the expanded market. Martin’s territory spans the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Arkansas.

Martin acknowledged the magnitude of this opportunity. “When I joined Groundworks, I had a 3-year plan for growth and our team was ready to execute,” said Martin. “We were prepared to win, but I did not anticipate the speed at which we would achieve and exceed our goals. I am thrilled for this next phase and for the opportunity to work alongside our outstanding Groundworks leadership and regional teams to evolve this industry.”

Groundworks developed the Regional Manager position to further enable the company’s success over its ever-growing territory and ensure the proper leadership and infrastructure is in place to win.  

 “We have experienced tremendous growth,” said Mike Irby, President, Groundworks. “We have incredible talent within our organization, and it’s an honor to be able to reward excellence with advancement opportunities. I am excited to see Jeffrey excel in his new role.”

Since accepting the position, Martin has already taken on the responsibility of leading the integration of IBA and its three locations, along with opening a new office for FRS to serve the greater St. Louis region.

“As Groundworks continues to expand its operations across the nation, building on the successes of current brands and future additions, we recognize the importance of placing high-performing professionals at leadership levels that will drive our business and disrupt the home services industry,” said CEO Matt Malone. “Jeffrey has proven to be this type of leader and was the prime candidate for this role. We are eager to see him thrive and our western region continues to prosper.”

Martin resides in Blue Springs, MO with his wife Sami and their two-year-old son, Tatum. He considers personal and professional growth to be equally important parts of his life. When not working, Martin loves spending his free time with his family and getting outdoors whenever possible to hunt, fish and generally just enjoy nature.



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

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