Quality 1st Welcomes New Senior Application Engineer

Monday, January 11th, 2010 by Diana Cavallo

Quality 1st Basement Systems, Inc. and Foundation Support Works of NJ Enhances Capabilities with New Hire, Don Deardorff, P.E., as Senior Application Engineer for Foundation Supportworks, Inc.

Quality 1st Basement Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Deardorff, P.E., former Senior Engineer for Chance Civil Construction. Don will join the Quality 1st Basement Systems team working for partner company, Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.  Quality 1st Basement Systems is owned and operated by Thomas Roman.  Tom and his company have been solving foundation problems within the NJ, NYC and surrounding areas for over 20 years. FSI is a manufacturer of cutting edge foundation support products for both new construction and retrofit applications. FSI also provides support and training for many of the best foundation contractors throughout North America.

Don will be working in the FSI engineering department as a Senior Application Engineer. Don’s work will be focused in the areas of product development, product verification testing, preliminary design applications, and the development of technical documents and presentations.

Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, welcomes Don to the team.  "We are eager to have Don join the FSI team.  His product knowledge from past research and testing and his overall experience with the design and installation of helical foundation systems make Don an exciting addition to our growing company.  Don's hire further positions FSI and our contractor network as leaders in the foundation stabilization industry."

"I am very excited about joining this outstanding, forward-thinking company,” says Deardorff. “Foundation Supportworks has developed a competitive business model with a dedicated focus on their customers.  I am honored to be a part of the company’s continued growth."

Don attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a consulting environmental and geotechnical engineer in Missouri and Wisconsin. 

Don was hired by Hubbell Power Systems/Chance Civil Construction in January 2005 as a Senior Engineer.  He continued with graduate studies and obtained his Master of Science degree in Engineering in 2007.  He is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program.

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