Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Dan Thrasher
Thrasher Basement Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Deardorff, P.E., former Senior Engineer for Chance Civil Construction. Don will join our team working for our partner company Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI). FSI shares an office with Thrasher Basement Systems and has its distribution center in our neighboring building across the parking lot. Foundation Supportworks and Thrasher Basement Systems are both owned and operated by Greg Thrasher. Greg and Thrasher Basement Systems have been solving foundation problems for over 35 years. FSI is a manufacturer of cutting edge foundation products for both new construction and retrofit applications. FSI consults with many of the best foundation contractors in North America.
Don will be working in the engineering department as a Senior Application Engineer. Don's work will be focused in the areas of product development, product verification testing, preliminary design applications, and the development of technical documents and presentations.
Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for FSI, welcomes Don to the team. "We are eager to have Don join the FSI team. His product knowledge from past research and testing and his overall experience with the design and installation of helical foundation systems make Don an exciting addition to our growing company. Don's hire further positions FSI as a leader in the foundation stabilization industry."
"I am very excited about joining this outstanding, forward-thinking company," says Deardorff. "Foundation Supportworks has developed a competitive business model with a dedicated focus on their customers. I am honored to be a part of the company's continued growth."
Don attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After obtaining his Bachelor's degree, he worked as a consulting environmental and geotechnical engineer in Missouri and Wisconsin.
Don was hired by Hubbell Power Systems/Chance Civil Construction in January 2005 as a Senior Engineer. He continued with graduate studies and obtained his Master of Science degree in Engineering in 2007. He is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D program.