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Ben Bayless, Jr. from AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists

Ben Bayless, Jr. from AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists

Title: Owner

Hometown: Decatur, Alabama

Ben Bayless, Jr. is the owner of AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists – A Groundworks Company; your local foundation repair, waterproofing, crawl space and concrete raising company. As a consummate entrepreneur, Bayless leveraged his work experience in the structural repair industry to launch AFS as a home-based business in 2000. He saw opportunity to grow in an undeserved market across North Alabama and thus launched this business from his garage in Decatur, Alabama.

Within a few short years, Bayless’ strategic management positioned AFS to expand to a new office in Madison, Alabama. The business was thriving so much that he again expanded the office to Huntsville, AL where the corporate office currently resides. He then expanded services to the Birmingham market and then again to TuscaloosaMontgomery, and Mobile, Alabama. Our business acumen later positioned AFS to expand into Columbus, Georgia, ChattanoogaNashville and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Today, Bayless counts his ability to grow his team and provide meaningful careers as his biggest accomplishment. What began as a 2-man operation in 2000 now employs over 200 professionals in an array of fields: operations, sales, marketing, accounting and customer service roles. Bayless is proud that many of his employees have grown with the company for nearly a decade or more, developing meaningful and challenging careers.

During his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, two daughters and son. Ben Bayless is a true family man, family-oriented business owner and knows that his customers rather spend time with their family rather than worry about their home.