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Keith Johnson

Innovative Basement Systems

Title: Founder

Hometown: Fargo, ND

Keith Johnson from Innovative Basement Systems

Family: Jessica (wife) and Logan (son)
Resides in:
Pine City, MN
Interests: Water skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobling, golfing

Years of experience: 13+

Keith founded Innovative Egress Windows in January 2005 with his father, Ross Johnson. Their initial goal was to help customers improve their homes with the addition of that full basement room. But in listening to the customers they learned of additional issues homeowners were faced with. Keith was approached by the Basement Systems network to become a dealer and add additional product lines to their growing company.

Now with the Basement Systems organization they were able to also offer basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation to customers. In 2009 the company added the Foundation SupportWorks division with products to help with cracked or bowing basement walls along with commercial and residential piering. The Total Basement Finishing division was added in 2011 and the Dr. Energy Saver team in 2013. Behind the vision of Ross and Keith, the ability to service our customers from the beginning Today with the full slate of Basement Systems divisions, Innovative can reach out to both residential and commercial customers with strong brands and great products. As we’ve added to our service area and brought on board additional products over the years, our primary goal is customer service.

Keith enjoys working to solve customer issues and find the best solution. He is passionate about engineering and building new equipment that allows Innovative to be on the cutting edge of technology. Being innovative in his approach when confronted with a new project or situation is what he does best. He enjoys helping the customer address their home improvement concerns while assisting in the growth of the employees. Innovative has grown steadily over the years, but at the center of it all was the importance of keeping a strong TEAM atmosphere.

Keith always points out that it is the TEAM that creates the success for the company. This business mentality allows everyone involved at Innovative to feel that they are part of the growth of the company. Keith served in the Marine Corp and truly understands that teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.

Our mission: To be Innovative in solving our customers' problems with solutions, products, and service that rate us #1 in the eyes of our customers and employees. Keith says that one of the best things about serving our customers is knowing that from start to finish, Innovative Basement Systems exceeds every customers expectations, every time.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Pat & Lynn S.
    Oak Island, MN

    Customer Review

    By Pat & Lynn S.
    Oak Island, MN

  • By Mary .
    Thief River Falls, MN

    "Innovative Basement Systems exemplified positive attitudes and an excellent work ethic."

    Customer Review

    By Mary .
    Thief River Falls, MN

    Innovative Basement Systems exemplified positive attitudes and an excellent work ethic.

  • By Joanie F.
    Lancaster, MN

    "Thank you. 40 years of fighting water now gone"

    Customer Review

    By Joanie F.
    Lancaster, MN

    Thank you. 40 years of fighting water now gone

  • By Carol R.
    Almont, ND

    "Thank you for the wonderful job!"

    Customer Review

    By Carol R.
    Almont, ND

    Thank you for the wonderful job!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Professionalism was displayed at every step in the project. I will definitely use them in the future on my..." Read Full Testimonial

    Wayne S. of Fargo, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              Innovative provided me a solution to a difficult high humidity condition on a high school construction energy project that had just replaced a gym floor due to moisture migration. Their unique solution to the issues has maintained the tunnel environment quite well; my customer & I were very impressed with the project and the results. Would very highly recommend the company for their innovative approach to a difficult installation in a very tight tunnel system. Professionalism was displayed at every step in the project. I will definitely use them in the future on my commercial projects.
    Wayne S.
    Fargo, ND

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Company Awards

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2016 Customer Satisfaction Award
2016 Customer Satisfaction Award
2016's Small Business Success Award
2016's Small Business Success Award
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • One, Two Punch in Minneapolis, MN
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    One, Two Punch in Minneapolis, MN
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    One, Two Punch in Minneapolis, MN

    A bowing wall and a sagging floor were no match for our engineered solutions.  With installation of SmartJack supplemental supports and Wall Anchors, we were able to provide significant peace of mind as well as secure a much improved resale value. 

  • Foundation Stabilized in Wayzeta, MN with PowerBrace
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    Foundation Stabilized in Wayzeta, MN with PowerBrace
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    Foundation Stabilized in Wayzeta, MN with PowerBrace

    Homeowners in Wayzeta, MN, emailed the TEAM at Innovative regarding a cracked and bowing basement wall.  The home was built in 1957 and it had the cracks when the homeowner purchased the home eight years ago - but was interested in the cost he'd be looking at to correct it.  Owner, Keith Johnson, met with this homeowner and educated him on PowerBrace.  The homeowner was impressed not only with the product, but was shocked to see the estimate under 5K for the job.  

    If you have bowing or cracked basement walls, call 877-365-0097 today!

    When it isn't possible to anchor walls in the soils outside the foundation due to properly line restrictions, we recommend repairing your damaged foundation walls with the PowerBrace Wall Repair System.

    The PowerBrace is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Frazee, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Frazee, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Frazee, MN

    After receiving a coupon in the mail from us, homeowners from Frazee, M, reached out to the TEAM at Innovative Basement Systems to inquire on encapsulating their crawlspace. Keith Hanson, owner, visited their home and inspected the crawlspace.  Crawl space repair will help you avoid unnecessary repairs, create a healthier living space, and save money on your utility bills. And once you've encapsulated your crawl space with a vapor barrier, you've gained valuable storage space in your home.

    Keith made recommendations for drainage matting, CleanSpace vapor barrier, SmartSump placement as well as a SaniDry Sedona to keep RH at bay.  The homeowners were thrilled at the thought of finally having their crawlspace healthy and dry and useable and moved forward with the project.  

    We love making your home healthy and comfortable - hassle free!  Call us today for your free estimate!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Roseau, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Roseau, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Roseau, MN

    Looking to waterproof the basement before finishing it off for liveable space, homeowners from Roseau, MN called on the expertise of Innovative Basement Systems.

    We were able to install a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump - which would allow them to complete their basement without water worries.

    Another DRY basement in Roseau, MN!

     

  • Leeds Bowing Walls Stabilized
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    Leeds Bowing Walls Stabilized
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    Leeds Bowing Walls Stabilized

    The home owner noticed horizontal cracks in the block wall and knew it should be looked at by a professional.  Innovative was able to install wall anchors and secure the walls from bowing.  Over time the anchors are tightened and will be straightened like the day the wall was built.

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Bottineau, ND
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Bottineau, ND
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Bottineau, ND

    Homeowners in Bottineau, ND were having troubles with their crawlspace having condensation. They contacted Innovative for repair options and eventually decided to have their crawlspace encapsulated. The TEAM installed CleanSpace liner, a SmartSump pump and a SaniDry energy efficient dehumidifier. 

Our Service Area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Innovative Basement Systems
1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
1-701-540-0927


Innovative Basement Systems
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069
1-320-204-0302
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