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Jan Kottke

Innovative Basement Authority

Title: Production Manager

Hometown: Wahpeton, ND

Jan Kottke from Ohio Basement Authority

Jan came to Innovative in 2013 to keep our shop organized and assist the crew members with tools, equipment and inventory needs. Jan earned his Bachelor's degree from NDSU in Fargo. Growing up on a dairy farm near Mora, MN, Jan developed a strong work ethic and brings trucking and warehouse experience to Innovative.  Jan also worked as a bartender for many years which allowed him to develop excellent people and networking skills.

In his free time Jan enjoys fishing, both ice and open water, hunting, woodworking, home remodeling projects, gardening, following MN Twins Baseball and spending time with his dad on the farm.

Our Mission is: To be Innovative in solving our customers' problems with solutions, products, and service that rate us #1 in the eyes of our customers and employees. One of the best things about serving our customers is taking care of their specific needs, knowing that when the work is completed the customer will be beyond satisfied. We want to “wow” our customers every step of the way. Jan takes personal responsibility to “wow” each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Authority team.


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  • By Amy
    Fargo, ND 58102

    Customer Review

    By Amy
    Fargo, ND 58102

  • PolyRenewal Foam Injection in Fargo, ND
    PolyRenewal Foam Injection in Fargo, ND

    PolyRenewal Foam Injection in Fargo, ND

    Homeowner from Fargo, ND called TEAM Innovative to inquire on PolyRenewal foam injection to lift his sidewalk back into place.  The settling not only was an eyesore right next to his front door, but also allowed water to seep in and wash away even more soil.  Specialist, Jason Ringler, met with the homeowner, inspected the area of concern and educated the homeonwer on PolyRenewal.  They went over the injection process, warranty information and reviewed the estimate on site.  The homeowner signed off and the job was scheduled and completed in no time. Did you know we offer a FIVE year warranty on PolyRenewal?  Call today!  

  • IntelliJacks to the Rescue in Sheldon, ND
    IntelliJacks to the Rescue in Sheldon, ND

    IntelliJacks to the Rescue in Sheldon, ND

    DIY'er from Sheldon, ND called on TEAM Innovative to inquire on a remedy for his sagging floor.  He had built the home a few years prior and unfortunately was improperly told by a 'contractor' to put his footing one foot in the ground.  After our specialist inspected his crawlspace and surroundings, recommendations were made for supplemental support with the IntelliJack system. After visiting at length with our specialist, he was comfortable moving forward with Innovative's engineered solution.  The installation went perfectly and how his home is structurally sound.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Kenmare, ND
    Basement Waterproofing in Kenmare, ND

    Basement Waterproofing in Kenmare, ND

    After moving from Idaho to North Dakota, Cindy and Mike were ready to remodel their basement.  Before doing so, they wanted to properly waterproof it to protect their investment.  They met with Innovative's Certified Field Inspector, Jason Kratcha, and learned how a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and the addition of a SafeDri Pro sump pump would effectively keep their basement dry.   They were super impressed with the solution offered and signed off on the contract. Another DRY basement in Kenmare, ND!  

Service Area Locations

Innovative Basement Authority
1330 41st St N
Fargo, ND 58102

Innovative Basement Authority
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069

Innovative Basement Authority
760 East Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050
BBB Accredited Business
EPA Lead-Safe Certified
Bismarck - Mandan Home Builders Association
Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Central Minnesota Builders Association
Dickinson Area Builders Association
Duluth Builders Exchange
Fargo Moorhead Home Builders Association
Forx Builders Association
Mid-Minnesota Builders Association
Minot Association of Builders
MN Associated Builders & Contractors
MN Erosion Control & Storm Water Management (MECA)
Northern MN Builders Association
Fargo Moorhead Chamber of Commerce
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce
Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce
Rush City Area Chamber of Commerce
EPA Lead-Safe Certification