Meet the Team
Family: Jessica (wife) and Logan (son)
Resides in: Pine City, MN
Interests: Water skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobling, golfing
Years of experience: 13+
Keith founded Innovative Egress Windows in January 2005 with his father, Ross Johnson. Their initial goal was to help customers improve their homes with the addition of that full basement room. But in listening to the customers they learned of additional issues homeowners were faced with.
Now they are able to also offer basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation to customers. Innovative can reach out to both residential and commercial customers with strong brands and great products. As we’ve added to our service area and brought on board additional products over the years, our primary goal is customer service.
Keith enjoys working to solve customer issues and find the best solution. He is passionate about engineering and building new equipment that allows Innovative to be on the cutting edge of technology. Being innovative in his approach when confronted with a new project or situation is what he does best. He enjoys helping the customer address their home improvement concerns while assisting in the growth of the employees. Innovative has grown steadily over the years, but at the center of it all was the importance of keeping a strong TEAM atmosphere.
Keith always points out that it is the TEAM that creates the success for the company. This business mentality allows everyone involved at Innovative to feel that they are part of the growth of the company. Keith served in the Marine Corp and truly understands that teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
Our mission: 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. Keith says that one of the best things about serving our customers is knowing that from start to finish, Innovative Basement Authority exceeds every customers expectations, every time.
A bowing wall and a sagging floor were no match for our engineered solutions. With installation of IntelliJack supplemental supports and Wall Anchors, we were able to provide significant peace of mind as well as secure a much improved resale value.
Homeowners in Wayzeta, MN, emailed the TEAM at Innovative regarding a cracked and bowing basement wall. The home was built in 1957 and it had the cracks when the homeowner purchased the home eight years ago - but was interested in the cost he'd be looking at to correct it. Owner, Keith Johnson, met with this homeowner and educated him on IntelliBrace. The homeowner was impressed not only with the product, but was shocked to see the estimate under 5K for the job. If you have bowing or cracked basement walls, call us today! When it isn't possible to anchor walls in the soils outside the foundation due to properly line restrictions, we recommend repairing your damaged foundation walls with the IntelliBrace Wall Repair System. The IntelliBrace is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All IntelliBrace components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come!
After receiving a coupon in the mail from us, homeowners from Frazee, M, reached out to the TEAM at Innovative Basement Authority to inquire on encapsulating their crawlspace. Keith Hanson, owner, visited their home and inspected the crawlspace. Crawl space repair will help you avoid unnecessary repairs, create a healthier living space, and save money on your utility bills. And once you've encapsulated your crawl space with a vapor barrier, you've gained valuable storage space in your home. Keith made recommendations for drainage matting, CrawlSeal vapor barrier, SafeDri Pro placement as well as a dehumidifier to keep RH at bay. The homeowners were thrilled at the thought of finally having their crawlspace healthy and dry and useable and moved forward with the project. We love making your home healthy and comfortable - hassle free! Call us today for your free estimate!
Looking to waterproof the basement before finishing it off for liveable space, homeowners from Roseau, MN called on the expertise of Innovative Basement Authority. We were able to install a BasementGutter perimeter drainage system and a SafeDri Triple sump pump - which would allow them to complete their basement without water worries. Another DRY basement in Roseau, MN!
The home owner noticed horizontal cracks in the block wall and knew it should be looked at by a professional. Innovative was able to install wall anchors and secure the walls from bowing. Over time the anchors are tightened and will be straightened like the day the wall was built.
Homeowners in Bottineau, ND were having troubles with their crawlspace having condensation. They contacted Innovative for repair options and eventually decided to have their crawlspace encapsulated. The TEAM installed CrawlSeal liner, a SafeDri Pro pump and a energy efficient dehumidifier.
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