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JES Foundation Repair Hires Brady Howard as General Manager

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 31, 2020) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks® company, today announced it has hired Brady Howard as its new General Manager of their Virginia Beach branch. Howard, an experienced operations leader, will oversee the day-to-day activities of Virginia’s leading provider of foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing and concrete lifting services.

“Brady is a strategic thinker and we are excited for the innovation and positive changes that he will bring to our Virginia Beach branch. As a native of the Hampton Roads market he is very familiar with not only our customers but also our company,” stated Regional Manager, George Frates.

Howard comes to JES from KITCO Fiber Optics where he served as Navy segment manager. At KITCO, which provides fiber optic communications systems to commercial and U.S. military customers, Howard oversaw West Coast and East Coast technical service and training operations for all of KITCO’s Navy fleet installations. Howard’s extensive operations background was further built at Roto-Rooter, where he was a General Manager and field training/excavation Sales Manager, and at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

“I’m very energized by the day-to-day intensity and on-your-feet thinking required with a home service organization,” stated Howard. “Moreover, JES Foundation Repair is all about its employees and customers. Its mission and positive team environment are unique in the in-home services industry, which made this opportunity very attractive to me.”

Howard attended James Madison University where he earned a degree in kinesiology, with minors in business and sports management. He also played on the university’s varsity volleyball team. Howard and his wife Tami have two sons, Ethan and Landon, and stay busy with Ethan’s travel soccer team.

About JES Foundation Repair

Founded in 1993 by husband-and-wife team Jesse Waltz, PE and Stella Waltz, JES provides engineered solutions for foundation repair, underpinning, crawl space encapsulation and crawl space moisture management, basement waterproofing and concrete lifting and leveling services. JES has grown to become a professional team of over 450 foundation, crawl space and basement repair experts providing over 70,000 engineered solutions for residential and commercial properties across Virginia and beyond. The company maintains Virginia offices in Manassas, Chester, Appomattox and Salem, as well as in Middle River, Maryland. The company is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. To learn more, 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.

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