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  • By Terry D.
    Chicago, IL

    "Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of..."

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    By Terry D.
    Chicago, IL

    Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of Company:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: "This is the third time I have used Badger Basement in the last 18 months. Extremely satisfied on every level. The only contractor I have ever used that has done the work on time at the specified cost. "Responsiveness:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""

  • By Dan &.
    Pleasant Prairie, WI

    "We needed to fix our front door stoop which was pulling away from the house; along with our sidewalk which had sunk by about 4..."

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    By Dan &.
    Pleasant Prairie, WI

    We needed to fix our front door stoop which was pulling away from the house; along with our sidewalk which had sunk by about 4 inches; and our lean-to which had also settled so much so that it may have caused a cinder block wall to fail. Jesse's quote was honored even though it took us a few months to save up for it. The 2 guy crew that did the job were AMAZING!! My husband (who has extensive construction background) was impressed and extremely satisfied! The project tuned out way better than he (or I) expected!Thanks guys!!Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of Company:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Responsiveness:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""

  • By David B.
    Kenosha, WI

    "Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of..."

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    By David B.
    Kenosha, WI

    Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of Company:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Responsiveness:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""

  • By Amanda R.
    Kenosha, WI

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    By Amanda R.
    Kenosha, WI

  • By Steve W.
    Kenosha, WI

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    By Steve W.
    Kenosha, WI

  • By Karen F.
    Racine, WI

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    By Karen F.
    Racine, WI

  • By Charles F.
    Oak Creek, WI

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    By Charles F.
    Oak Creek, WI

  • By Kathy M.
    Franksville, WI

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    By Kathy M.
    Franksville, WI

  • By Michael K.
    Silver Lake, WI

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    By Michael K.
    Silver Lake, WI

  • By John K.
    River Hills, WI

    "Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of..."

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    By John K.
    River Hills, WI

    Quality of Work:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Overall Punctuality:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Professionalism of Company:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""Responsiveness:Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.Comment: ""

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The two men were very nice and explained things to me." Read Full Testimonial

    Evie B. of New Berlin, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              The representative was great and explained everything really well! We chose Badger Basement because we had mudjacking and it did not last and it was almost twice the cost the second time. The crew was courteous and the cleanup was satisfactory. The two men were very nice and explained things to me.
    Evie B.
    New Berlin, WI
  • "Great job and well worth the long wait." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim M. of Lake Geneva , WI

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              I wasn't around for the job, but Richie kept me informed during the week of work.
    Jim M.
    Lake Geneva , WI
  • "They offered prompt, professional service..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dale S. of Waukesha, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              Special thanks to Mike and Stephanie. They were Badger Basement to me. They offered prompt, professional service and then exceeded those expectations. I didn't have an opportunity to meet the installation crew but they should be commended for the job they did.
    Dale S.
    Waukesha, WI
  • "Everything looks great and I am very pleased with everything." Read Full Testimonial

    Kathy M. of Waukesha, WI

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              Everything looks great and I am very pleased with everything.
    Kathy M.
    Waukesha, WI
  • "Tim's presentation was very well done." Read Full Testimonial

    James M. of Elkhorn, WI

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              Tim's presentation was very well done. The crew was very courteous and they did a job well done. We chose Badger Basement because they were suggested by my son in law and my plumber.
    James M.
    Elkhorn, WI
  • "Richie and Dan were the best!!" Read Full Testimonial

    Janet E. of Fort Atkinson, WI

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              Todd was very good at explaining everything. He really knew his stuff and he answered all of my questions. Richie and Dan were the best!! Richie was a great leader of his crew. Richie and Dan should receive the "WOW Service Award" as they truly provided exceptional service.
    Janet E.
    Fort Atkinson, WI
  • "I am very pleased with the results and have had many nice comments on it." Read Full Testimonial

    Judy B. of Watertown, WI

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              I am very pleased with the results and have had many nice comments on it.
    Judy B.
    Watertown, WI
  • "After meeting with Brian, I never considered another company." Read Full Testimonial

    Dick H. of Watertown, WI

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              I was very impressed with Brian. He gave a good explanation of work to be done. After meeting with Brian, I never considered another company. The crew was courteous and are very nice guys. They explained what they were doing as I watched. I was very satisfied with the work and the workers. I was so pleased that after the guys left, I called the office to compliment them.
    Dick H.
    Watertown, WI
  • "You are the best and do such good work!" Read Full Testimonial

    Michael C. of Janesville, WI

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              I have heard your name on the radio, TV and from a friend and people that I know. Tim Gray was very good, nice and knew a lot about the system I needed. There was no pressure in buying and I liked that a lot. He WOWed us. We chose Badger Basement because you are the best, do good work and have been doing it since 1975. What does that say?! The crew was really nice and courteous. Richie, Dan and Joel the plumber did a good job. The cleanup was great inside and out. We now have no more shopvacing and mopping up water due to a flooded basement. I should have gotten it fixed when we got married and bought the house. Keep up the good work!
    Michael C.
    Janesville, WI
  • "Richie was outstanding; very professional and efficient." Read Full Testimonial

    Kurt P. of Janesville, WI

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              Richie's presentation was well done. I chose Badger Basement because they were knowledgeable and professional. Richie, Dan, and Sam were courteous and the cleanup was satisfactory. Richie was outstanding; very professional and efficient.
    Kurt P.
    Janesville, WI

Richie Hotchkiss from Badger Basement Systems

Title: Crew Foreman

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, WI

Richie Hotchkiss from Badger Basement Systems

Richie has been a valued member of the Badger Basement Systems Team since 2008.  He came to us with carpentry and landscaping experience which has been very valuable in this line of work.  He started as an installer but was quickly moved to Foreman based on his leadership and installation skills. 

His new position came after both on the job and classroom training.  Our training program is extensive and thorough and Richie did a great job.  He has taken personal responsibility for every job that he has done and has helped many homeowners throughout the years.

When Richie isn't working, among other things, he can be found hunting or fishing.  His favorite thing to do is spend time with his 2 daughters.  He keeps busy teaching them how to hunt and fish alongside of him. 

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sagging Floors and a Wet Basement
    Before
    Sagging Floors and a Wet Basement
    After

    We were called to this home in Kenosha, WI when the homeowners were tired of having to clean up water every time it rained.  They were also concerned about the floor above the basement because it started to sag.  This home already had some posts in the basement but they were failing, resulting in the floor above to sag. 

    We came in and not only took care of the water issue, but installed our SmartJack System.  This system is made of galvanized steel which will not rust, provides immediate stabilization and lift and has a high capacity supporting over 60,000 lbs. 

    The SmartJacks replaced their failing posts and now will provide them with the protection and security that they have been looking for. 

our service area

We serve the following areas

WisconsinIllinois
  • Belvidere
  • Capron
  • Cherry Valley
  • Garden Prairie
  • Loves Park
  • Machesney Park
  • Poplar Grove
  • Rockford
  • Rockton
  • Roscoe
  • South Beloit
Our Locations:

Badger Basement Systems
N1656 Hwy 12S
P.O. Box 158
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
1-920-278-5832