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Jake joined the DBS team in 2021 as a Design Specialist in our Duluth location. With past sales experience behind him, Jake’s skillful communication and customer service make him a valuable asset to DBS. Jake is trained to use his technical know-how to properly diagnose problems and create rock-solid solutions to fix them.
Jake prides himself on his passion for helping others and striving to be better each day. What excites him most about a career at DBS is connecting with homeowners to help them accomplish their home repair goals.
In his free time, Jake enjoys snowmobiling, hiking, and ice fishing. He works out every morning at 5 am to put some pep in his step! If he won the lottery, he would invest it all.
This homeowner in Winter, WI was facing problems in their homes such as critters and water intrusion. They needed a new solution, so they reached out to DBS for professional help.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, it was decided that SprayFoam insulation would be the best solution for the home's needs.
Foreman Evan LaFontaine led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team used SprayFoam insulation to air seal the area and insulate the home. This insulation is water-resistant and provides a barrier to moisture to keep the home both warm and dry. As for the critters, SprayFoam is pest resistant and will keep them out of the home.
This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is warm, dry, and safe from pests.
This homeowner in Ashland, WI wanted to restore their piece of mind and fix their bowing wall. Needing a professional and permanent solution, they trusted DBS to help.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer visited the home to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Jake recommended our GeoLock® Wall Anchoring System.
Foreman Fred Bozvay led the installation of this project with help from a team. The team began by excavation an area outside of the home to install the earth anchor. This anchor is attached to a steel plate that is installed to the bowing wall. Once connected, the system can be adjusted to pull the cracked wall back into the original position and prevent movement.
This homeowner can now relax with piece of mind that their home is safe and secure.
This homeowner in Superior, WI was experiencing water intrusion in their basement during heavy rains and the transition from winter to spring. Tired of dealing with the hassle and mess, they reached out to DBS for a solution.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the best solution for the home's needs. After conducting an inspection, Jake provided an estimate for our WaterGuard® Drain System.
Foreman Dustin Behning led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team dug trenches around the perimeter of the wall where the flooding was occurring and placed the drains lines within. These drain lines lead to a newly installed sump pump that will expel the water outside of the home.
This homeowner can now relax in their healthy, happy, and dry home.
This homeowner in Duluth, MN needed to address their cracked foundation walls. Wanting peace of mind that the walls would not cave in, they reached out to DBS for help.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Jake recommended our CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps.
Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team applied these strong, woven-material straps to the wall. These straps will hold the wall in place and prevent any further inward movement.
With their new DBS solution, this homeowner can now relax knowing their home is safe and sound.
These homeowners in Moose Lake, MN had an unstable support beam in their basement. They wanted to correct this issue to make their home safer and they wanted it done right, so they turned to DBS for help.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted these homeowners in a free no-obligation estimate. It was decided that a SmartJack® Support System would be these best option for this home in order to stabilize the home effectively.
Foreman Greg Owens led the crew in the installation of this project. The SmartJack® System is made up of a large steel tube that is connected to steel brackets. This system is extremely sturdy and evenly distributes the weight of the structure. This system can also be adjusted in order to level out the supported area to its original position.
These homeowners can now relax in their healthy, stabilized home.
This homeowner in Virginia, MN was experiencing wall instability in the home's basement. The foundation walls had completely shifted in the back of the house. The homeowner was hoping to sell the home in the future, so they trusted DBS to help find and install solutions for their home.
Design Specialist James Gilmer visited the home and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Jake provided a quote and recommended the installation of Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors to stabilize the home and reposition the wall back into place.
Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project along with a crew. Together, the team installed multiple Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor Systems in order to ensure the support would be evenly distributed. The indoor wall plates are connected to outdoor earth anchors that are installed underground. These two components are adjusted and are able to pull the wall back to it's original position while offering stability.
This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is stable and supported.
This homeowner in Virginia, MN was having water intrusion issues in their basement. A wall had shifted in their home and left open gaps allowing water to enter the home. They trusted DBS to offer professional, permanent help.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted the homeowner with a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for their home. After careful inspection, Jake offered a quote and recommended the installation of a WaterGuard® Waterproofing System.
Foreman Dustin Behning, along with a crew, led the installation of this project. Together, the team removed the perimeter of flooring and installed the French drain lines throughout the the basement. These drains lead to a sump pump that removes the water from the inside and away from the home. This system is effective because it collects the water before it even has the chance to enter your home.
This homeowner can now relax in their healthy, dry home.
The new owner of this home in Keewatin, MN was worried about their floor collapsing as it was sagging towards the center. They contacted DBS after spending time looking for promising solutions.
Design Specialist Jake Gilmer visited the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner and after a thorough inspection he filled them in on how our SmartJack® System could solve the foundation issue.
Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project. With help from a team, they installed 2 SmartJack® supports and replaced the main beam in the basement with a sturdy steel beam. The SmartJack® supports and the addition of the beam will work together to properly support the sagging floors in the home.
Now that the floors have been permanently stabilized, the homeowner will be able to have peace of mind and not worry about their floors collapsing.