Interests: Dan enjoys building all sorts of stuff out of wood. Hunting is a big part of his life and collecting older guns.
Education: Dan attended Fon Du Lac Community College. He also maintains his license as a Peace Officer in the state of Minnesota.
Work experience: Before coming to Innovative Dan worked for the local lumber yard and Menards as an outside yard manager.
Dan has been with Innovative Basement Systems since June of 2007. Dan loves working for Innovative. He also enjoys talking and working with the customers to see their dreams come true.
Our mission is: 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. One of the best things about serving our customers is taking care of their specific needs, knowing that when the work is completed the customer will be beyond satisfied. We want to "wow" our customers every step of the way. Dan takes personal responsibility to "wow" each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Systems team.
Can you even begin to imagine the improvement in lighting alone with this project? Grandkids were the actual reason for the egress improvement - but now that the project is complete, they wish they would have done it sooner!
Cabin owner from Wisconsin reached out to Innovative Basement Systems after seeing our ads on television. His cabin foundation had bowing walls and he was interested in a permanent solution. Chad Neegard, system design specialist, met with the cabin owner and did a thorough inspection of the foundation. Chad's expert recommendation was for installation of the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System. The PowerBrace is a patented foundation wall repair system that's designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential to straighten walls over time.
The cabin owner was in agreement with Chad and the job was scheduled and completed without any issues. The homeowner was impressed to say the least!
TEAM Innovative's system design specialist, Dustin Sagedahl, met with a homeowner in Hastings, MN, after he paid a visit to our booth at the MPLS Home & Garden Show. His basement (home built in the 1870's) had some humidity and water issues. Dustin inspected the basement and recommended a perimeter drainage system as well as a TripleSafe sump pump, to which the homeowner agree'd. High humidity had obviously damaged walls over the years, so a SaniDry was also recommended, however, the homeowner wanted to sleep on that!
After seeing our ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowner from Owatanna, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative to inquire on our RockWell egress windows and surrounds. Hers was old & leaky and not energy efficient at all.
System design specialist, Don Kropidlowski, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection. A new egress was certainly going to provide excellent light, be up to code, more energy efficient and more aesthetically pleasing as well.
Installation went as planned and the project turned out beautifully!
Discovering a water problem in a newly purchased home is never fun. But, when you call the right contractor, it can turn a negative experience into a positive outcome. Exactly what happened to Theresa of Bayport MN.
When Theresa noticed water damage and continued dampness in her newly purchased home, she made the call to Innovative Basement Systems. She met with our specialist, Dan Supan, and learned how our waterproofing solutions would solve her water problems and also, how the SaniDry Sedona would handle any humidity as well as help with her allergies.
She was thrilled with the outcome and has protected her largest investment.
After a tornado damaged Mike's lake cabin, he knew his rebuild would have energy efficiency improvements. One of those was crawlspace encapsulation - he had received several quotes and moved forward with our proposal. CleanSpace drainage matting and CleanSpace moisture barrier were installed. Now his cabin is protected & transformed into a clean, dry, and energy-efficient space.
Home in Northfield, MN gets windows replaced with egress windows.
Judy called in with standing water in her room under the garage. She was preparing to list the home and wanted a solution to ensure she received the highest dollar from the buyer. System design specialist, Marc McMullen, met with Judy and inspected the room. It was a huge room with no drain tile and only one sump pump. Humidity levels were an almost stifflilng 84%. Marc made recommendation to waterproof by installing a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and adding a SuperSump sump pump. Judy was in agreement with the plan and thrilled to learn that our warranties are fully transferrable.
Another DRY home in Marine on Saint Croix, MN!
After seeing our ad in the Metro Super Saver, Linda of Inver Grove Heights, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative. She was going to be putting her home on the market but wanted to remedy her clogged drain tile and have an effective waterproofing system in place prior to the sale. WaterGuard perimeter drainage, a SuperSump sump pump and SaniDry Sedona were installed and the home was ready for sale! Did we mention the warranty was 100% fully transferable?
John of Maplewood, MN called on Innovative Basement Systems to inspect an area of settling where an egress widow seemed to be pulling away from the home. System design specialist, Dan Supan, met with John and performed an inspection. Dan was able to detect inward bowing and highly recommended removall of the drywall to get a firm grasp on what was happening to the foundation. John eventually did remove the drywall and was in shock - he said what he saw was "catastrophic" and was so glad that Dan urged him to open up the wall. John even went on to say that "Dan's decade of experience is reflected in his excellent problem solving skills. He is an employee that should be retained."
Innovative restored John's foundation by installing PowerBraces to halt inward movement and even allow for straightening over time.
Another foundation stabilized in Maplewood, MN!
This one blows our mind. The foundation walls were basically falling out and away from this home. We used Wall Anchors on the exterior and it worked beautifully to permanently stabilize the foundation. We were very impressed with this project outcome and it was done for significantly less than $10K. Not a bad investment to stabilize a very unstable foundation.
Margo M. of Saint Paul, MN had several contractors at her home to inspect her front porch as it was settling and pulling away from the home. None of the contractors wanted to or knew how to correct the problem. Margo called on TEAM Innovative and met with our specialist, Dustin Sagedahl. Dustin performed an inspection and made recomendations for stabilization and lift with SmartJacks - engineered, adjustable supplemental support systems. Margo was thrilled to learn about our solution and the project was scheduled and completed without any issue. She now has peace of mind and a lifetime warranty, fully transferrable warranty too.
If you have foundation settling, make the only call you'll need, 877-365-0097. We are foundation experts!
Andrew of Saint Paul, MN called in with concerns of leaking water in his basement - it had been getting worse with the increased rain fall and he even had to pull up the carpet and cut away some of the drywall. He had attempted to use "flex seal" as a temporary fix, but of course that didn't work. He was in interested in a permanent solution.
System design specialst, Dan Supan, met with Andrew and inspected the foundation. Recommendations were made to install the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system with a TripleSafe sump pump. Andrew was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and signed off on the contract.
Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, MN!
Word of mouth referrals are the best! That is exactly how real estate agent, Jeremy Chubb, came to call us regarding his bowing and shifting tuck-under garage. Jeremy has a home office, so having a solid foundation is imperative. System design specialist, Eric Rysdam, met with Jeremy and inspected and measured the problem areas. PowerBrace, our patented foundation and wall repair system, was recommended.
Jeremey was ready to get the project started so we put it on the schedule right away. His project required five PowerBraces - along the earth-side of his garage and the project was fullied warrantied.
Do you have a block foundation wall that is crumbling, cracked or bowing? We have engineered solutions for all. This product is CarbonArmor. Innovative product development undertaken by aerospace engineers and the U.S. Dept. of Defense is being applied to the age-old problem of cracked and bowing foundation walls. The CarbonArmor system, utilizes the same technology used to support bridges, skyscrapers and bomb shelters to stabilize building foundations that have sustained damage such as cracks and bowing.
If you have foundation problems - help is only a phone call away! Dial 877-365-0097 to request your estimate today.
Rahn had been living in his home on Stevens Street for 20 years. He recently began to notice some sagging and was also at a point to address his crumbling block wall in his basement. Rahn met with system design specialist, Dustin Sagedahl, who inspected the foundation. There were currently five support beams, where Dustin recommended adding one supplemental to each end. The block wall would need Shotcrete and CarbonArmor for repair. Rahn was impressed with the solutions we offered and the project was completed in no time. The images below are the before and afters of the crumbling block wall.
Homeowners from Lino Lakes, MN were only in their home two months when basement water problems became to much to bear. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Pete noted a wood foundation with major water intrusion and subsequently made recommendations for installation of a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system along with moving their current sump location, and installing a TripleSafe sump pump.
Since we completed the project as Pete had recommended, the job has stayed completely dry!
Another DRY basement in Lino Lakes, MN!
Wanting to finally remedy the water issues in their basement, homeowners from Saint Paul, MN placed the call to Innovative Basement Systems. System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Chad's recommendations were for a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and installation of a SuperSump sump pump and that's exactly what we installed.
Another DRY basement in St. Paul, MN!
Roger P. from Apple Valley, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative after searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted contractor to encapsulate his crawlspace. Roger met with our specialist Pete Salazar who performed an inspection. High humidity and the beginning of rot and mold were detected — there was no sump pump and the plastic that had been previously placed was not sealed what-so-ever.
Pete walked Roger through the CleanSpace encapsulation process and explained why it would be the absolute best choice for his home, along with placement of an UltraSump sump pump. Roger agree'd and the project was completed without any issue.
Another crawlspace transormation in Apple Valley, MN!
Looking to improve the energy efficiency of his home as well as the air quality, homeowner from Apple Valley called on TEAM Innovative for answers. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection. Pete made recommendation to encapsulate the crawlspace with CleanSpace drainage matting, CleanSpace moisture barrier and installation of a SmartSump sump pump.
Encapsulation made all the difference! Humidy levels are now under control and over-all air quality doesn't go without notice.
If you have a dirt floor crawlspace - please call 877-365-0097 for your complimentary encapsulation estimate today!
Knowing movement of their deck was causing other issues in the home, Zaki A. of Mendota Heights, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative for an estimate. Zaki met with system design specialist, Chad Neegard, who performed an inspection. Chad made recommendations to lift the deck back into place using piers and explained the process in detail. Zaki had gathered multiple estimates, and signed off on ours, with trust in Chad and the solutions he offered.
If you notice settlement in your home, call 877-365-0097 today.
After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a basemet waterproofing contractor, homeowner from Maplewood, MN, reached out to Innovative Basement Systems for a solution. System design specialist, Shannon Dempsey, visted the homeowners and they spent some time in the basement. Shannon did an inspection and took some readings and measurements.; ultimately making recommendation for a drainage system to perimeter, along with a new sump pump. She talked about WaterGuard, our most popular drainage system, WaterGuard is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications. Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor. She also suggested the TripleSafe sump pump - Our most reliable sump pump system, the TripleSafe, provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind.
The homeowner was pretty stoked and we got the job done without any hiccups! Satisfaction is Maplewood, MN!
Homeowners from Little Canada, MN, called the basement experts at Innovative when the city and Army Corps of Engineers were trying to figure out why their water table had risen so high! They had water in their basement with three sumps running inside and out! System design specialist, Don Kropidlowski, visited the homeowners and laid out a basement waterproofing plan and estimate for them. The recommendation was made for a WaterGuard drainage system to the perimeter of entire basement and a TripleSafe sump pump - our most reliable sump pump system, the TripleSafe Sump Pump System, provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind.
Looking to end the water issues in his basement, Jeff from Little Canada called the waterproofing experts at Innovative. System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with Jeff and inspected the basement. Jerry made recommendations for waterproofing with a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump. Since installation the basement has remained DRY!
Saint Paul, MN homeowner called on TEAM Innovative to inquire on replacing his ineffective drain tile and waterproofing his basement correctly.
After meeting with Innovative specialist, Pete Salazar, it was determined that repacement of the current drain tile with full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system installation and placement of a TripleSafe sump pump would provide permanent waterproofing. Additional protection was added with CleanSpace moisture barrier to the cinder walls.
Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, MN!
Looking for a waterproofing solution, Linda & Kevin made the call to Innovative Basement Systems. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with Linda & Kevin and inspected their basement. Pete made recommendations to add a perimeter WaterGaurd drainage system to their basement and to install a TripleSafe sump pump. Both Linda & Kevin were in agreement and signed off on the project.
Another DRY basment in Saint Paul, MN!
With sloping flooring becoming an annoyance, homeowners in St. Paul, MN knew it was time to repair their home. The called in Innovative and they installed SmartJacks to lift the home back up.
Wanting to finish his basement into a more livable space, Eric placed the call to TEAM Innovative. He had water coming in where the basement floor met the walls and wanted a solution before going forward with any other improvements. After meeting with one of our specialists, Eric signed off on our proposal for waterproofing.
Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, Minnesota!
Looking to remodel his basement, Eric of Saint Paul, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative for an effective and permanent waterproofing solution. After meeting wtihour specialist, it was determined only two things were necessary to accomplis the goal: a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and placement of a SuperSump sump pump.
Another DRY basement in St. Paul, MN!
Home owners in Saint Paul, MN wanted to waterproof their basement and did their homework ahead of time! They called TEAM Innovative and specifically asked for someone to come out and provide an estimate on WaterGuard perimeter drainage and placement of a TripleSafe sump pump. We provided the inspection, estimate and had the installation completed in no time!
Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, MN!
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