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Jadyn Derr

Marketing Assistant/Inside Sales

MidAmerica Basement Systems


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MidAmerica Basement Systems Celebrates 20 Years Under Owner Howard Tatge

Davenport, IA - December 30, 2016

Owner Howard Tatge

MidAmerica Basement Systems has been solely owned and operated by Howard Tatge since 1997. Tatge joined the fairly new company in 1994 as both an installer and system design specialist. Within a year, Tatge was promoted to Vice President and General Manager after installing several hundred basement systems and purchasing 47% of the company's stock. In 1997, Howard Tatge purchased the rest of the company's stock and became the sole owner and operator of MidAmerica Basement Systems.

2017 marks Howard Tatge's 20th year as the owner of MidAmerica Basement Systems. Working alongside Howard for the eleven of the most recent years is Accounting Manager, Kim Benthin. "You know, Howard's inspired me many times over the years," Kim reflects. When Benthin started, the business was comprised of three office personnel, three installation crews, three system design specialists, one sales manager, and one service technician. Now, MidAmerica Basement Systems has more than tripled in growth with greater than sixty employees, and helped thousands of families along the way.

Many of Howard Tatge's employees are inspired by Tatge's stories of success. As a young man in his late teens and early 20s, Tatge was the manager of a full service gas station. Afterwards, Howard went on to the auto parts business, where he eventually owned his very own auto parts and service store. After the flood of 1993, Tatge decided to pursue a new career in basement waterproofing, and the rest is history. Marketing Manager, Sara Pethoud, comments that Tatge has inspired her by "being the kind of leader that wants his employees to succeed with him." 

Congratulations, Howard Tatge, for 20 years of success as the owner of MidAmerica Basement Systems!

MidAmerica Basement Systems, the local experts in all things basementy, has three offices in Davenport, Peoria and Cedar Rapids.

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MidAmerica Basement Systems
4525 Buckeye Street
Davenport, IA 52802

MidAmerica Basement Systems
305 2nd Ave SE #200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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3100 N Dries Ln #201
Peoria, Il 61604