Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 by Pat Baldo
Seymour, CT - Larry Janesky, founder and president of Basement Systems, Inc., has been named the 2012 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Administration. With 24 years of hands-on business experience, Janesky is recognized as an authority on business start-up and growth, an acclaimed speaker and innovative leader, an inventor with 27 patents, and the successful author of five books.
Janesky has been selected for this prestigious honor for “his outstanding work toward his customer base” said Bernard Sweeney, Connecticut SBA District Director. Mr. Sweeney went on to say that the company’s basement repair and finishing services offer “an alternative for young families, the option of expanding their home without moving.”
Early in his career, Janesky saw the need for basement waterproofing when one of the houses he built developed a cracked foundation wall that was leaking water into the basement. From this single observation and determination to find a solution, Janesky has grown his basement waterproofing and repair company into an award-winning, successful enterprise with 345 dealers and franchises in six countries.
Today, Basement Systems, Inc. has grown to include sister companies founded or co-founded by Larry Janesky. Connecticut Basement Systems Inc., CleanSpace, Total Basement Finishing Inc., Relia-Serve Corporation, Foundation Supportworks Inc., and Dr. EnergySaver LLC, are all located at the company’s corporate campus in Seymour CT, encompassing 210,000 square feet of office space and training facilities.
While building a successful organization using his intuition, technology, and hard work, Janesky has designed a fun place to work and to innovate. His business model, a philosophy actually, focuses on outstanding customer service, well-trained employees, and the development of businesses and their owners.
In addition to securing patents for dozens of innovative products, Basement Systems, Inc. has earned numerous awards for customer service and integrity including being a finalist for the Better Business Bureau’s National Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and a three-time recipient of the same award from Connecticut’s BBB.
Janesky will represent Connecticut during National Small Business Week in May when all state and territory winners gather in Washington D. C. where the national SBA award recipient will be announced.
Connecticut Basement Systems specializes in basement waterproofing in CT. Visit them online for a free basement waterproofing estimate in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Danbury, Fairfield, Norwalk, and other surrounding areas.
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