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Groundworks Expands Leadership Team with Two Key Hires

Lisa Adams Joins as Vice President of Inventory Management and Jody Alderman Tapped as Senior Vice President of Learning and Development

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 31, 2023) – Groundworks®, the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company, announced the hire of Lisa Adams as vice president of inventory management and Jody Alderman as senior vice president of learning and development. These two strategic appointments come as Groundworks continues to see strong momentum and growth, with 21 brands across 34 states. Both positions will be based out of the Groundworks Virginia Beach headquarters.

Adams brings more than 20 years of experience to this new role, where she will work with field leadership and product distribution centers to procure accurate inventory and lead demand planning for product needs. She previously served in multiple director of inventory positions at Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Most recently, Adams built and onboarded distribution centers for over 8,000 stores as the director of health and beauty aids in merchandising at Family Dollar.

“Lisa’s prior experience will be a huge asset to this new role and our inventory department within Groundworks Supply Chain” said Chad Spangler, managing director at Groundworks. “Our goal is to continue to invest in advanced technology systems and knowledgeable team members like Lisa to better manage our inventory and receive a higher return on investment.”

“I am excited to join the Groundworks team and bring my experience in inventory management to this growing department,” said Adams.

Since 2016, Groundworks has prided itself on ongoing education and training for its more than 4,000 employees, while creating exciting new roles in expanding its organization both within its Virginia Beach-based headquarters, as well as throughout the US. As Alderman steps into the role of senior vice president of learning and development, he will tap into over two decades of expertise across organizational development, learning solutions, talent development, performance management and process enhancements. He will focus on expanding the company’s learning and organizational development programs for team members, enabling them to make personal and professional capabilities and goals more achievable. Alderman most recently served as director of leadership development at Rollins Inc., best known for Orkin Pest Control.

“Jody will be a key member of the Groundworks team as we double down on our commitment to continually expand and enhance our industry-leading training and support for our team members,” said

Ken Zrowka, chief human resources officer at Groundworks. “His leadership and fresh perspective will be highly valuable in identifying new processes, efficiencies and opportunities in our Groundworks University training program.”

“With a growing team and a shared belief in the importance of nurturing learning opportunities and implementing high standards of work quality, I consider myself fortunate to step into my role at Groundworks,” said Alderman. “I’m eager to bring my experience leading and organizing talent development programs to this dynamic team.”

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, gutter installation, and concrete lifting services. Groundworks’ combined brands have helped over one million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset: their homes. Groundworks operates over 50 offices and has been named six years in a row to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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