Meet the Team

Michael Rusk

Ohio Basement Systems

Title: Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Hometown: Aurora

Michael Rusk from Ohio Basement Authority

Mike is Co-Founder & Senior Advisor 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. Mike and his wife, Gayle, co-founder, 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. 

Since 1999, 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.

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.

Company Awards

Celebrating 10 Years of Accredited Business with the BBB
Celebrating 10 Years of Accredited Business with the BBB
2018 Service Award
2018 Service Award
2017 Service Award
2017 Service Award
2016 Service Award
2016 Service Award
2015 Service Award
2015 Service Award
2014 Service Award
2014 Service Award