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Paul joined the team at DBS in August of 2019 as a Lead Carpenter. He brings with him an extensive background of carpentry and customer servce in the field of home repair and remodeling.
His role is to coordinate the proper installation of products used for our basement finishing service. Positive customer service, and creative problem solving are skills that Paul brings to each project. What excites him most about his role at DBS is the fulfillment of satisfying customer expectations.
In his free time, Paul is involved in his church, and pursues creative endeavors, like inventing.
Our mission here at DBS is to create lasting "WOW" relationships with employees and customers while providing... Watch Video »
This family in South Minneapolis needed a solution to the flooring in their basement. They were looking for a durable, water and scratch resistant surface that would work for dance rehearsal for one of their children. After working with DBS to address some of the foundation issues a year prior, they called DBS to inquire about our basement finishing service.
DBS Design Specialist Jason Swanson is an expert in basement finishing and helps homeowners with a smart, custom-design for their basement space. He visited the home and provided a free inspection and estimate for the work. The homeowners wanted the carpet gone and wood floor over the entire space.
Lead Carpenter Paul Villella and a team of our basement finishing crew began the project by removing the basement carpeting. Beneath the carpeting were some asbestos tiles. Safe removal of asbestos is a complicated process because disturbing the material is hazardous to workers and homeowners health. The other option is to leave the tiles undisturbed and safely cover them. The homeowners decided to go with this route and chose our MillCreek Flooring™. It is available in several natural colors, including the Natural Oak installed here.
The homeowners were more than happy with the installation job and complimented our team on their worksmanship and communication!
A homeowner in Minneapolis, MN was looking to revamp their basement area and reached out to DBS regarding our basement finishing service. After discussing with our Design Specialist, it was determined that our crew would install ZenWall™ panels, which contain compressed fiberglass insulation and faced with tan vinyl. For flooring, the crew installed ThermalDry® Basement Floor Tiles which is equipped with a thermal barrier, making the flooring 8-10 degrees warmer than tradition ceramic or vinyl tile. The end results of the project can be viewed here.
A family in Brooklyn Park, MN was looking to have their basement completely finished, and they reached out to DBS for some assistance. It was proposed to have all new flooring, walls, and ceiling panels installed, and DBS used several different products to get the job done. Our crew installed the EverLast™ Basement Wall Panels comprised of 100% mold-resistant material, as well as ThermalDry® Insulated Floor Planking. These products come with a 50-year transferrable warranty and are ideal for any type of basement finishing project. They feature characteristics that can not be found in traditional drywall. The results of the bedroom project can be seen here.
A home in Brooklyn Park, MN had a basement that was in need of a new appearance. The owner reached out to DBS, and a Design Specialist went to provide them with a free, no-obligation estimate for the basement finishing service. It was determined that DBS would completely update the unfinished area with new flooring, carpet, wall panels, doors, and drop ceiling tiles. Many of the products are provided exclusively through DBS and come with a transferable warranty, making them ideal to have installed in any unfinished basement. The results of the main living area can be seen here.
A homeowner in Maple Lake, MN reached out to DBS regarding the unfinished basement of their home. They wanted to transform that space into a more warm, safe, and comfortable living environment. A Design Specialist from DBS went out and provided a free, no-obligation for the basement finishing project. It was determined that this basement would have it all -- new flooring, stairs, wall panels, and an updated bathroom finish. These were just a few of the main components to help create a new and improved space for the homeowners.
The finished basement in this Roseville, MN home was damaged after water instrusion. The homeowner removed several portions of the basement walls as well as pulled back the water-soaked carpeting. In order to learn more about our waterproofing services, they contacted us to schedule an estimate.
DBS Sales Manager Denny Meints visited the home, performed a thorough inspection, and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing project. Denny determined that drain tile would be installed as well as a new sump pump to protect the basement against water intrusion. After that, our crews would also provide wall restoration to fix the damaged basement walls.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew worked on the interior waterproofing job. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the home's footing. Our WaterGuard® drain system was put into place and will effectively capture wall and floor seepage, directing it to a new TripleSafe™ sump pump with battery back-up.
DBS Carpenter Paul Villella completed the project with wall restoration. He patched the lower portion of the wall and replaced the floor trim.
This homeowner now a dry basement they can rely on!
A customer in Eagan, MN was looking to remodel the inside of their garage. Wanting a system that would be water and stain resistant, easy to clean, and durable, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for a garage finishing system.
DBS Design Specialist Jason Swanson is an expert in our Total Basement Finishing™ system. He visited the home, took thorough measurements, and developed a design with the homeowner. The garage had some damaged dry wall and concern with rot on the the wood studs beneath. Taking that into consideration, Jason included a MoldX2 Botanical™ treatment in his proposal.
DBS Carpenter Paul Villella and team installed a BrightWall® Wall Panel System in the garage space. These semi-rigid plastic panels are perfect for application over poured concrete or concrete block walls. Waterproof, stain resistant, and easy to clean, these wall panels outsmart traditional drywall.
The homeowner was happy with the work done and now has a finished space tough enough for garage activities.
Homeowners in Spring Lake Park, MN wanted to transform their partially-finished basement. Knowing that basements are prone to water leaks, they were interested in learning more about our moisture and mildew resistant basement finishing materials. After doing research online, they reached out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for their basement project.
Our Basement Finishing expert Jason Swanson was the Design Specialist for this project. He visited the home, consulted with the homeowners and created a custom plan for this basement finishing project, including a re-design of the bedroom spaces, as well as a customer wet bar.
The DBS team of expert carpenters began this project by removing some of the existing drywall and carpeting. From there, they installed our water resistant products, as well as completed base electrical; installing outlets, switches, jacks, lighting, and other finishes. The homeowners chose MillCreek Flooring™, a scratch resistant and moisture-proof flooring, in our mahogany color.
These homeowners were happy with our work and now have more space to dedicate to their active family!