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General Manager Brady Howard

JES Foundation Repair Hires Brady Howard as General Manager

Brady Howard: JES 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® is the nation’s largest privately held foundation services company. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the company provides foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is comprised of AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists™,  Complete Basement Systems®, Florida Foundation Authority™, Foundation Recovery Systems™, Foundation Repair of Western Colorado™, Foundation Systems of Michigan, Indiana Foundation Service™, Innovative Basement Authority™, JES Foundation Repair™, Mount Valley Foundation Services®, Ohio Basement Authority™, Ohio Basement Systems™, Tar Heel Basement Systems®, A-1 Sewer & Drain™, Independence Materials Group™ and Bizwiz Software™. Since 1986, the combined companies have helped nearly 1 million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home. Groundworks operates over 30 offices that serve Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minneapolis, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The company has been named numerous times to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, BBB integrity award and Best Places to Work. For more information, visit

Office: (757) 337-4198
Toll Free: (800) 639-3307

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JES Foundation Repair service area map of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our Locations


8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236


311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136


309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

Western Virginia

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601