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By Frances from Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Completely satisfied from Ryan’s visit to the three guys doing the work. Very professional, did not waste time cleaned up daily. Very impressive. Having Pete stop by was a extra bonus. Thank You.,You have a very special group of people and a fabulous product

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By Chad from North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Meet Our Team

Pete Burgess
Title: Founding Board Member and Senior Advisor
Hometown: Boone, NC
Pete Burgess

I am Pete Burgess, and along with my beautiful wife Nancy, we are the founders and former owners of Tar Heel Basement Systems. We have two wonderful daughters, Hillary and Kari; and two amazing granddaughters, Clare and Irene. I am originally from Illinois, graduated from the University of North Carolina where I met Nancy, got my MBA from Northwestern University, was a commissioned officer in the Navy, and am a licensed general contractor in North Carolina and Virginia.

After years in the business world in Chicago, I tried to retire and find solitude with Nancy in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Upon building our dream home and encapsulating the crawlspace, I became a firm believer in the CrawlSeal™ product. My retirement was short lived as we grew a “one man operation” (me!) into a multi-service operation with nearly 100 employees, necessitating a relocation of the business to Winston Salem, North Carolina from Boone, North Carolina.

While it is hard work owning a growing business, I love what our company is about. We are truly a need service and there is no greater satisfaction than solving a homeowners’ basement, crawlspace or foundation issues!


Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
"I am very satisfied with the work that was done on my basement on May 26-28, 2014. The work was…" Read Full Testimonial
Mark M. of Burlington, NC
"Dear Mr. Burgess, For most of us, the love of a family is one of life's most treasured gifts. Yet…" Read Full Testimonial
Children’s Home Society of NC of Greensboro, NC
"I have a home in the North Carolina mountains that was literally rotting away from the underside to the point…" Read Full Testimonial
John T. of Winston Salem, NC
"There is no way we could be more pleased. Everyone was extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable. Roger Roten was great,…" Read Full Testimonial
William & Katie L. of Randleman, NC
"Pete, I want to thank you, Herman and Anthony for the help you have given us regarding my wife's breathing…" Read Full Testimonial
Kathy & Gary F. of Lexington, NC
"I just wanted to express my profound gratitude to a company that went above and beyond what is "normal" customer…" Read Full Testimonial
Rick N. of Boone, NC
"Thank you so much for the donation of your crawlspace  encapsulation system for the Munsell house. Gift-in-kind donations from businesses…" Read Full Testimonial
Avery C. of Newland, NC
"Your company is known as the best. Believe me, I have done my homework!" Read Full Testimonial
William C. of Bakersville, NC

Videos from projects I was involved with:

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Kathi Discusses the Crawl Space Work Performed at the Ronald McDonald House

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Case Studies I've worked on:

  • Ronald McDonald House Winston-Salem Crawl Space Encapsulation
    Ronald McDonald House Winston-Salem Crawl Space Encapsulation
    March 13th, 2014
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  • High Point University’s New Basement Conference Room – High Point, NC
    High Point University’s New Basement Conference Room – High Point, NC
    June 5th, 2014
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Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Pete Burgess Announced as one of the Triad’s Top Financial Executives
    Pete Burgess Announced as one of the Triad’s Top Financial Executives
    July 17th, 2013
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  • THBS Holds Reader to Reader Book Drive
    THBS Holds Reader to Reader Book Drive
    February 19th, 2015
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  • Tar Heel Basement Systems is Recognized for Giving Back to the Community
    Tar Heel Basement Systems is Recognized for Giving Back to the Community
    June 9th, 2014
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  • Basement Company Donates Backpacks to Bryan YMCA
    Basement Company Donates Backpacks to Bryan YMCA
    August 4th, 2015
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