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John Lombardi

John's Waterproofing

Title: Founder

Hometown: Pennsylvania, moved to Silverton Oregon in 1981

John Lombardi from John's Waterproofing

For those of you that have met John Lombardi, you know he has a passion for not only waterproofing but also for educating others about the risks of water intrusion. He began his business in 1974 when his wife Mavis refused to marry a salesman. Armed with some Xypex, a bucket, a brush and a chisel, John and Mavis completed their first waterproofing job and were in business. Almost immediately John realized that as little as he knew about waterproofing, no one else know anything more. With this, John set out as a pioneer in waterproofing in the Northwest.

Driven by a desire to learn and a refusal to give up, John continued to learn and excel and since the beginning has been the authority and expert on waterproofing in the Northwest. In 1995, John partnered with basement systems after falling in love with their innovative and acclaimed products. This union allowed John to utilize the best products with our team’s exceptional service and design to create something amazing.

Now 40 plus years in business, John has taught and helped create an industry. He has surrounded himself with capable people and a team as driven to teach and inspire as he is. Over the years, John has been, and continues to be, on the cutting edge of basement and crawlspace science and works with the building industry regularly.

John, now retired from daily operations, spends much of his time teaching continuing education classes to realtors, insurance agents, home inspectors, appraisers and other building-related professionals. He feels that it his duty to share what he knows to help save homeowners from unnecessary damage to their home and their health from water intrusion and moisture.

When John is not teaching and working he spends his free time with his family. T

Testimonials
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  • "I am a big fan of your company and products and never hesitate to refere others." Read Full Testimonial

    Nick V. of Portland, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              I wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my home in SE Portland recently to meet with the contractors working on my remodel. I appreciate you making the trip and sharing information regarding your products with them. I am a big fan of your company and products and never hestitate to refere others to your firm for their basemetn and crawlspace waterproofing needs.
    Nick V.
    Portland, OR
  • "John had done a class a few years ago and it was amazing!" Read Full Testimonial

    Crista L. of Bethany, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              I called today to set up a continuing education class. John gave a class to my last real estate office and we learned so much. I moved to a new office and can't wait to have John talk my new office.
    Crista L.
    Bethany, OR
  • "Very impressed" Read Full Testimonial

    Todd I. of Crabtree, OR

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              Very impressed with your firm. Thank you
    Todd I.
    Crabtree, OR
  • "John was very professional and knowledgeable and made both my husband I felt we are in good hands!" Read Full Testimonial

    Jim & Janet H. of Cheshire, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              John was very professional and knowledgeable and made both my husband I felt we are in good hands!
    Jim & Janet H.
    Cheshire, OR

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Oregon Business of the Year
Oregon Business of the Year
The 2017 Impact Award
The 2017 Impact Award
2017 Basement Systems dealer award
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