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Garrett Atkinson, General Manager of Tar Heel Basement Systems, Selected to Triad 40 Leaders Under 40 List

Atkinson’s business acumen and commitment to helping the Triad community cited as reasons for the honors.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Dec. 28, 2018) – Garrett Atkinson, General Manager of Tar Heel Basement Systems, has been honored as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40”, an annual listing of the region’s top young professionals. The award honors 40 Triad superstars who are making all the right moves within their businesses and community endeavors. Atkinson’s selection was largely based on his passionate efforts, both in business and in the community, to help train, mentor, and empower people of all ages and walks-of-life, to be successful.

“Garrett truly deserves this recognition,” said Pete Burgess, Tar Heel Basement Systems CEO and Founder. “His high-level of engagement in the community, work ethic, and rapport with our staff and customers is exemplary.”

“I’m honored and humbled at being included on the list with so many other Triad area business leaders,” Atkinson said. “I work with a lot of wonderful people every day, from kids in sports to my business associates. Helping people succeed just comes natural to me.”

Criteria for the award is based on questions concerning a nominee’s business acumen and success, as well as their active involvement in making the Triad area a better place to live and grow. The region’s response generated an outstanding pool of candidates who will be recognized at a formal ceremony on February 21, 2019 at a ceremony in the Cone Ballroom at UNCG’s Elliott University Center. They will also be highlighted in a February 22, 2019 special publication in the Triad Business Journal.

About Tar Heel Basement Systems
Tar Heel Basement Systems, established in 2003 and based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, specializes in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. Awarded the US Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and ranked on North Carolina’s Fast 40 list, the company is the largest foundation services company in North Carolina. Tar Heel Basement Systems is a subsidiary of Groundworks, the nation’s largest foundation services company. Groundworks is comprised of Tar Heel Basement Systems in North Carolina, Mount Valley Foundation Services in South Carolina, JES Foundation Repair in Virginia and Maryland, Indiana Foundation Service in Indiana and Foundation Recovery Systems in Missouri. For more information about Tar Heel Basement Systems please visit

About Groundworks
Groundworks®, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., is the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company. Groundworks Companies provide residential foundation and water management solutions, including foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, plumbing, gutters installation, and concrete lifting services. Since inception, our combined brands have helped nearly 1.5 million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home. Groundworks operates more than 50 offices across the country and has been named numerous times to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, BBB integrity award, and Best Places to Work.  For more information, please visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Groundworks Media Contact:
Eric G. Lackey
Public Relations Director
Phone: 877-537-9675
Cell: 757-754-1058
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