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Ground Up Builders – Tennessee Foundation Repair Experts

For the past 25+ years, Ground Up Builders, Inc. has been Tennessee's most reliable general contractor and foundation repair expert. Our team will carefully analyze your problem, understand your vision, and help you stay within your budget.

Prior to beginning your project, we make sure a full design and work schedule is in place—a schedule that you have approved. The right plan on the front end can save on time and money later, even though plans can change as work progresses. We deliver daily progress reports to you, explaining the work accomplished each day and the plan for the next day. All of our projects are directly supervised by a licensed contractor. Our goal is dedication to excellence and quality that exceeds industry standards. We only use the best underpinning products in the industry, manufactured by Earth Contact Products.

Ground Up Builders, Inc. offers free estimates for all your general contracting, foundation repair, and waterproofing needs. We promise—we won’t pressure you, and we won’t inflate our prices. Whether your need is foundation repair, waterproofing, or even building your dream home, we will make your remodeling experience as pleasant as possible while delivering the highest quality of service and craftsmanship from start to finish.

The Ground Up Builders Team:

Derek Veselich, Owner
Derek has 10 years experience in general contracting, 6 of these specializing in foundation repair and waterproofing. Derek started the company to provide the best possible service to homeowners in middle Tennessee. Derek says, “Hard work, dedication, and exceeding client expectations are what the Ground Up Builders construction team strives for every day on every job.” He has lived in middle Tennessee for 6 years and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Jim Yancey, Owner
Jim spent much of his career in firefighting and emergency medical services. He has more than 25 years experience in construction in Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee. Jim started Ground Up Builders when he saw the need for a locally-owned, quality-minded, honest construction and foundation repair company in middle Tennessee. Jim knows that a job done right the first time is what his customers expect, and he works well with customers to achieve that goal every time. Jim and his wife enjoy camping and spending time with their grandchildren.



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