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Tom Matthews

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Contractor Nation Partners with Longtime Buffalo Dealership; Accelerated Growth on Tap

Seymour, CT—Contractor Nation’s national expansion continues as the company has finalized its latest dealer partnership, setting the stage for accelerated growth and higher performance for another company in its network of home improvement and home services contractors.

Contractor Nation has partnered with Frank’s Basement Systems, of Tonawanda, NY, which has been providing basement waterproofing, foundation and crawl space repair and plumbing services for more than 35 years.

“Frank’s has been doing great work for a long time but there are so many more homeowners to serve in the Buffalo area and we’re excited to help them do that,” said Contractor Nation Founder and CEO Larry Janesky. “We’re going to continue what’s being done well then add Contractor Nation’s established and proven practices so we can grow faster and take even better care of Frank’s customers and employees.”

Contractor Nation has not wasted any time implementing its growth plan - a new headquarters building in Tonawanda has been purchased and Frank’s has already moved into it, taking Frank’s from a 16,000-square foot campus to a 60,000-square foot one.

“This move is beneficial for the operations of our business, and we are so grateful that we are able to make this move to help provide the best facility for our employees who make this company what it is,” said Owner and Founder Frank DiMaria. “We love the growth and improvement mindset that Contractor Nation brings to our company - it’s a win for our customers and employees.”

In addition to the new space, Frank’s Basement Systems has been hiring across all departments, adding managers and employees to keep up with demand for services and oversee its growth. Former Sales Manager Frank DiMaria, Jr. has been named General Manager of the operation. To learn more about Frank’s, go here.

Contractor Nation is the original and most successful network for home improvement 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.