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Contractor Nation Sees Garden State Growth In Latest Dealer Partnership

SEYMOUR, CT – Contractor Nation has partnered with New Jersey-based Quality 1st Basement Systems, the leading provider of basement, crawl space and foundation repair in central and northern New Jersey, and plans to help the company accelerate its growth through existing and new services.

Quality 1st has been in business since 1986, and joined the Contractor Nation network in 2001. Owner Tom Roman and General Manager Bob Cherry lead a team of more than 50 employees at their Cliffwood, NJ headquarters.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Tom and Bob, and the rest of the great team that they've assembled in New Jersey to grow the company to new heights,” said Larry Janesky, CEO and Founder of Contractor Nation. “We’re very excited about the growth opportunities.”

From left to right: General Manager Bob Cherry and Owner Tom Roman of Quality 1st Basement Systems stand in front of their Cliffwood, NJ facility with Contractor Nation CEO and Founder Larry Janesky.

Quality 1st provides basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair, moisture control, and concrete leveling to over 400 towns and cities in central and northern New Jersey. The company recently expanded their services to include roofing and gutters.

“Quality 1st Basement Systems has been working with Contractor Nation for many years now, and a formal partnership only helps strengthen our team and our ability to service our customers today and many years to come,” said Tom Roman. “Contractor Nation has been the mentor to our company that most home services companies need. Having them partner with us is an honor and also a testament to their dedication in helping us.”

“Our mission at Quality 1st Basement Systems is, ‘Being relentless in the pursuit of constant improvement for our team and our customers,’” said Bob Cherry. “A partnership with Contractor nation, our trusted friends and mentors, is following the very mission we live every day, which is an improvement for our team and our customers.”

To learn more about Quality 1st, go here.

Contractor Nation is the original and most successful network for home services contractors in North America. Larry Janesky started in the home improvement and home services industry 33 years ago when he founded Connecticut Basement Systems, a basement waterproofing company, which has since expanded into basement finishing, crawl space retrofits and other services. Since then, the company has significantly expanded and become the state’s dominant provider, performing work in more than 85,000 homes. In 1990, while still running Connecticut Basement Systems, Janesky launched networks for basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and structural repair. These networks, as well as other companies, have become part of the Contractor Nation network, which is committed to creating even greater success for home improvement and home service businesses across North America.

The businesses and networks in Contractor Nation include Basement Systems, CleanSpace, Total Basement Finishing, Dr. Energy Saver, Attic Systems, Treehouse Internet Group, The School of Entrepreneurship, MoreHouse Finance, Supportworks, National Radon Defense, Klaus Roofing Systems, Gutter Shutter and The Junkluggers.