Meet the Team

Michael Rusk

Ohio Basement Systems

Title: President/Owner

Hometown: Aurora

Michael Rusk from Ohio Basement Systems

Mike is president and founder of Ohio Basement Systems. Mike has built his business from the ground up literally starting with the basement waterproofing then expanding to basement finishing and foundation and crawlspace repair. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the basement waterproofing business when he decided to partner with Basement Systems, LLC in 1998. Mike and his wife, Gayle, co-owner, know from experience that there is a right way and a wrong way to making these improvements. They want to help others make the right decisions and avoid costly mistakes. 

In the last 13 thirteen years, Mike has built the Ohio Basement Systems team into one of the most highly respected  and award winning basement waterproofing and foundation repair companies in Ohio. Ohio Basement Systems is the only residential waterproofing company in Ohio to be licensed by the Ohio Division of Real Estate to offer Continuing Education Credit Hours for Real Estate Brokers and Agents. 

Ohio Basement Systems received the BBB's most honored award, the Torch Award for Integrity in 2005, as well as achieving the yearly Super Service Award from Angie's List, Top Rated awards by Home Advisor and hundreds of 5 Star Ratings on Google. Mike also has over 20 Manufacturer's Customer Quality Awards. Their products have been featured by: Home builders Ass., Fine Homebuilding Magazine and numerous TV Home shows.

Mike is also one of only five in North East Ohio that is a Certified Green Building Professional. The certification was the result of a 2 day training course and complements his well-known experience and knowledge in energy -efficient solutions. 

In his free time, Mike enjoys golf, skiing, and working on his next triathlon. That includes a lot miles on his bike, in the water and running.

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Our Locations:

Ohio Basement Systems
8295 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Ohio Basement Systems
12 E Exchange St Fl 2 Ste 5
Akron, OH 44308

Ohio Basement Systems
11 Federal Plaza Central 3rd Floor Office 302
Youngstown, OH 44503