Doug Secrest

Ohio Basement Authority

Title: Production Support

Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio

Doug Secrest from Ohio Basement Authority

Doug is a 15-year veteran of the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry. This fourth-generation foundation specialist perfected his trade while working for other companies in the industry, including the positions of Installation Manager and Vice President/Co-Owner. Doug oversaw many duties including installation, production, quality control and developmental growth. 

Doug received national recognition in 2005 by becoming a Certified Waterproofing Specialist through the NAWSRC (National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors), and completed certification training for the waterproofing industry. He holds a City of Columbus General Contracting License, Home Improvement License as well as a Sewer and Water License. Doug has completed extensive training and certification in various aspects of waterproofing and foundation repair by well-known organizations.

Doug proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a Military Police Officer.

He opened Ohio Basement Authority on Nov. 1, 2010. His main objective is to provide long-term basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions, and ensure that customers' expectations are exceeded.

Traveling and riding horses are activities that he enjoys in his spare time.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Brian S.
    Columbus, OH

    "Andrew, Matt, Eric, Zane, Jose, Anthony, Amilicar, Nate and Doug Secrest. Great team, outstanding customer service from top to..."

    Customer Review

    By Brian S.
    Columbus, OH

    Andrew, Matt, Eric, Zane, Jose, Anthony, Amilicar, Nate and Doug Secrest. Great team, outstanding customer service from top to bottom and lighting fast in terms of response time. They did everything I asked them to do and more. Thank you so much!

Testimonials
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  • "I wanted a dependable company that stands by their workmanship and years of experience." Read Full Testimonial

    Mark K. of Westerville, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Victor Golowin was very helpful and knowledgeable of the problem. He explained all factors and had courage to correct the problem. I selected Ohio Basement Authority because I wanted a dependable company that stands by their workmanship and years of experience. Very good rep, foreman, and co-foreman. Doug, you have a good staff of employees.
    Mark K.
    Westerville, OH
  • "One stormy Wednesday around 8:30 p.m., Kamal K. found himself living one of worst nightmares any homeowner..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kamal K. of Columbus, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              One stormy Wednesday around 8:30 p.m., Kamal K. found himself living one of worst nightmares any homeowner can have: he was in the basement of his Columbus, OH home with water up to his knees and rising. Desperate, he remembered having a business card in his pocket. It was Doug Secrest’s card. Doug is the owner of Ohio Basement Authority. Kamal had an appointment scheduled in two weeks with the company for an estimate, but given the circumstances, he didn’t think he could wait that long. So he took a chance and called Doug, and explained the situation. Forty-five minutes later, Joe Stuber, a team supervisor for Ohio Basement Authority, was knocking on Kamal’s door. Under pouring rain, Joe Stuber inspected the exterior of the house, located the source of the problem, dug to expose a broken piece of pipe, and temporarily fixed the problem using spare materials he had in his truck. That helped stop the major leak, but Joe warned Kamal that it would be only a temporary fix – and explained what needed to be done in order to solve the problem for good. A few weeks later, Ohio Basement Authority came back to install a full exterior perimeter drainage system – a job once again performed under torrential downpours. The basement in Kamal’s home has been dry ever since, and he is so happy with the results and so impressed with the company, he’s been recommending Ohio Basement Authority to everyone he knows might need a waterproofed basement.
    Kamal K.
    Columbus, OH
  • "Doug was very easy to work with, and was very thorough and prompt with pricing. The installation crew also..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff T. of Columbus, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I was referred to Ohio Basement Authority by Dave Tomlinson at BCI Mechanical, and I didn’t price anyone else. Doug was very easy to work with, and was very thorough and prompt with pricing. The installation crew also was very professional and called me prior to their arrival.
    Jeff T.
    Columbus, OH
  • "We will definitely recommend you to others as opportunity permits. Doug, this team did you and your company..." Read Full Testimonial

    Doug F. of Lewis Center, OH

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              We just happened to see you at the most recent home and garden show at the Fairgrounds, and it struck us we had this pesky leak in the basement that needed addressed. The individual at the booth who was on site to do the work was very polite at the booth, and he and the crew were very polite while on site. The cleanup was very satisfactory. My wife was VERY impressed and pleased they cleaned up their work area. Right now, all our friends have dry basements! But we will definitely recommend you to others as opportunity permits. Doug, this team did you and your company proud.
    Doug F.
    Lewis Center, OH
  • "The representative was very nice and courteous, and not pushy." Read Full Testimonial

    Malena M. of Lewis Center, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              The representative was very nice and courteous, and not pushy. I chose Ohio Basement Authority because of my neighbor and customer references. I was a little nervous about the process. But I was assured that you would be in charge of everything, and you were. It was very easy.
    Malena M.
    Lewis Center, OH

Company Awards

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2015 Angie's List Super Service Award
2015 Angie's List Super Service Award
2014 Angie's List Super Service Award - Foundation Repair
2014 Angie's List Super Service Award - Foundation Repair
2014 Angie's List Super Service Award - Remodeling Basements
2014 Angie's List Super Service Award - Remodeling Basements

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Ava
  • Barlow
  • Bartlett
  • Belle Valley
  • Belpre
  • Beverly
  • Buffalo
  • Byesville
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Coal Run
  • Coolville
  • Cumberland
  • Cutler
  • Derwent
  • Dexter City
  • Fairview
  • Fleming
  • Graysville
  • Hockingport
  • Kimbolton
  • Kipling
  • Little Hocking
  • Long Bottom
  • Lore City
  • Lowell
  • Lower Salem
  • Macksburg
  • Marietta
  • Mcconnelsville
  • New Concord
  • New Matamoras
  • Newport
  • Old Washington
  • Pleasant City
  • Portland
  • Quaker City
  • Reedsville
  • Reno
  • Salesville
  • Sarahsville
  • Senecaville
  • Stockport
  • Summerfield
  • Tuppers Plains
  • Vincent
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Whipple
  • Wingett Run
Our Locations:

Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-656-1622
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