Meet the Team

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By James R.
    Ottumwa, IA

    Customer Review

    By James R.
    Ottumwa, IA

  • By Heather S.
    Evansdale, IA

    "We would recommend Midwest Basement Systems to anyone anyday. All employees we very friendly and knowledgable. Installation Crew..."

    Customer Review

    By Heather S.
    Evansdale, IA

    We would recommend Midwest Basement Systems to anyone anyday. All employees we very friendly and knowledgable. Installation Crew was magnificent - very hard workers. They did a fantastic job. We are thrilled!!  

  • By Margaret L.
    Marshalltown, IA

    "Great overall experience!!Wondered when we will receive our cover for egress window?"

    Customer Review

    By Margaret L.
    Marshalltown, IA

    Great overall experience!!Wondered when we will receive our cover for egress window?

  • By Emigdio L.
    Newton, IA

    "Crew was very professional and friendly."

    Customer Review

    By Emigdio L.
    Newton, IA

    Crew was very professional and friendly.

  • By Cyndy G.
    Osage, IA

    "Nick Ripley was very knowledgeable...not pushy, great personality"

    Customer Review

    By Cyndy G.
    Osage, IA

    Nick Ripley was very knowledgeable...not pushy, great personality

  • By Gary L.
    Carlisle, IA

    "I have communicated to Nick that you by all means can use me as a reference any time you desire. MBS is the best in my..."

    Customer Review

    By Gary L.
    Carlisle, IA

    I have communicated to Nick that you by all means can use me as a reference any time you desire. MBS is the best in my opinion. Kudos also to Jason. When he came out for the pre-contruction walk through he was great. Involved me in the discussion and we made a minor change and he made me feel like I was part of the process. Also when my credit card company screwed up twice in running my charge through he was patient and worked with me to find out what the problem was and we solved it. Great job by all.

  • By Scott O.
    Carlisle, IA

    Customer Review

    By Scott O.
    Carlisle, IA

  • By Rodney H.
    Altoona, IA

    "Throughout the entire process ALL of the staff have been very helpful"

    Customer Review

    By Rodney H.
    Altoona, IA

    Throughout the entire process ALL of the staff have been very helpful

  • By Carol P.
    Des Moines, IA

    "I will keep you in mind for any other bsmt repairs.Thanks again"

    Customer Review

    By Carol P.
    Des Moines, IA

    I will keep you in mind for any other bsmt repairs.Thanks again

  • By James S.
    Des Moines, IA

    "Met with representative on Tuesday and project done on Friday. All aspects done very professionally. All personnel very..."

    Customer Review

    By James S.
    Des Moines, IA

    Met with representative on Tuesday and project done on Friday. All aspects done very professionally. All personnel very pleasant. Special praise for Christian and the crew for a terrific job.

Meet Our Team

Nick R from Midwest Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Carlisle, Iowa

Nick R from Midwest Basement Systems

Nick graduated from Mankato State University and has worked in the construction field for 5 years. Nick has extensive experience in foundation construction. He has an excellent ability to recognize the problems homeowners have and a real talent for creating win-win solution for his customers.

Midwest Basement Systems saw what an asset Nick would be to the company with his construction experience and brought him on-board. After thorough training, Nick began with the company as a sales representative and was quickly promoted to System Design Specialist. He has consulted with hundreds of homeowners and designed effective solutions for each of them.

Nick is a trusted and valued member of the Midwest Basement Systems team and upholds the high standards of the company. He has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title of "CERTIFIED Waterproofing Professional" through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network and "Foundation Design Repair Specialist" through the Foundation Supportworks Contractor Network.

Midwest Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network - a group of over 300 of the BEST waterproofing contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support throughout the international company.

Nick enjoys spending his time off with friends, family, and outdoor sports.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The salesman that met with me and the crew that did my work was outstanding!!" Read Full Testimonial

    Sharlene K. of Ottumwa, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              The salesman that met with me and the crew that did my work was outstanding!! They answered all of my questions and concerns and they were a very professional team. Awesome job and thanks for all your hard work!
    Sharlene K.
    Ottumwa, IA
  • "I have putting off this repair for years. I should have done this a long time ago." Read Full Testimonial

    James B. of Waterloo, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              I am sure glad I ran into your company at the Waterloo Home and Garden Show. I have putting off this repair for years. I should have done this a long time ago. There have been several rains here in the area, and now my basement is dry.
    James B.
    Waterloo, IA
  • "We were very impressed with Midwest Basement Systems. They provided very clear and understandable information..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kelly & Tammy W. of Grinnell, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              We were very impressed with Midwest Basement Systems. They provided very clear and understandable information when they came out to our home. We decided to go with Midwest Basement Systems because of their fair price and how knowledgeable they were about our situation. The crew and staff at Midwest Basement Systems were very professional and pleasant to be around.
    Kelly & Tammy W.
    Grinnell, IA
  • "We would definitely recommend Midwest Basement Systems to anyone having problems in their home." Read Full Testimonial

    Gorgene F. of Centerville, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              The staff at Midwest Basement Systems were very helpful and polite as well as the crew. We would definitely recommend Midwest Basement Systems to anyone having problems in their home.
    Gorgene F.
    Centerville, IA
  • "They were so quiet during clean up you would have never known they were there, we did not hear a thing." Read Full Testimonial

    Ken & Beth of Pella, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              They were so quiet during clean up you would have never known they were there, we did not hear a thing.
    Ken & Beth
    Pella, IA
  • "The brochure "DRY BASEMENT SCIENCE" was extremely informative while making the decision which company to use,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Verlyn of Marshalltown, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              The brochure "DRY BASEMENT SCIENCE" was extremely informative while making the decision which company to use, as were the TV commercials. I was pleased with the decision I made, the foreman was great, keeping me informed, and the crew worked really hard and did a good job.
    Verlyn
    Marshalltown, IA
  • "Wonderful company to work with. Performed work as that stated, on time & as quoted." Read Full Testimonial

    Joshua & Lindsey of Newton, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              The office staff was courteous and helpful. Representative's presentation was very thorough and informative. They did not try to sell us something we did not need. Installation crew was on time and courteous. Midwest Basement Systems is a wonderful company to work with. Performed work as that stated, on time & as quoted.
    Joshua & Lindsey
    Newton, IA
  • "We were so impressed with every aspect of the project, from the first call we made to the completion." Read Full Testimonial

    Shane & Kaci C. of Knoxville, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              We were so impressed with every aspect of the project, from the first call we made to the completion.
    Shane & Kaci C.
    Knoxville, IA
  • "Nick and his team went above and beyond the call of duty. I was drawn to Midwest Basement Systems from their..." Read Full Testimonial

    Frank & Kristy of Prairie City, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Nick and his team were very helpful throughout the whole process. I was drawn to Midwest Basement Systems from their advertisements, it looked like a good product. The foreman James, and his team went above and beyond the call of duty.
    Frank & Kristy
    Prairie City, IA
  • "The sales representative was very informative, he also did an effective job at selling his product." Read Full Testimonial

    Ron V. of Prairie City, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              The sales representative was very informative, he also did an effective job at selling his product.
    Ron V.
    Prairie City, IA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Basement Egress Window Replacement
    Before
    Basement Egress Window Replacement
    After

    This Egress window was replaced and so it doesn't leak and still lets light into the basement.

  • Wood Wall Foundation Repair in Johnston, IA
    Before
    Wood Wall Foundation Repair in Johnston, IA
    After

    Wood is one of the rarest foundation types as well as one of the trickiest to deal with. 

    When a wood wall is bowing it requires not only a brace but also horizontal supports on the top and bottom of the wall.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Agency
  • Albia
  • Barnes City
  • Beacon
  • Belle Plaine
  • Blakesburg
  • Bloomfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Buckingham
  • Bussey
  • Cedar
  • Cedar Falls
  • Centerville
  • Chelsea
  • Chillicothe
  • Cincinnati
  • Clutier
  • Cresco
  • Deep River
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Dewar
  • Dike
  • Drakesville
  • Dunkerton
  • Dysart
  • Eddyville
  • Elberon
  • Eldon
  • Elma
  • Evansdale
  • Exline
  • Fairbank
  • Floris
  • Fredericksburg
  • Fremont
  • Garwin
  • Gibson
  • Gilbertville
  • Gilman
  • Gladbrook
  • Grinnell
  • Guernsey
  • Harper
  • Hartwick
  • Hedrick
  • Hudson
  • Ionia
  • Janesville
  • Jesup
  • Keota
  • Keswick
  • Keystone
  • Kirkville
  • La Porte City
  • Lawler
  • Le Grand
  • Leighton
  • Lime Springs
  • Lincoln
  • Lynnville
  • Malcom
  • Montezuma
  • Montour
  • Moravia
  • Moulton
  • Mystic
  • New Hampton
  • New Hartford
  • New Sharon
  • Ollie
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ottumwa
  • Pella
  • Plainfield
  • Pulaski
  • Raymond
  • Readlyn
  • Reinbeck
  • Richland
  • Rose Hill
  • Searsboro
  • Shell Rock
  • Sigourney
  • South English
  • Sully
  • Sumner
  • Tama
  • Toledo
  • Tracy
  • Traer
  • Tripoli
  • Udell
  • Unionville
  • Victor
  • Vining
  • Waterloo
  • Waverly
  • Webster
  • What Cheer
Our Locations:

Midwest Basement Systems
5153 Northeast 17th St
Des Moines, IA 50313
1-515-992-7046
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