Founder and Owner of Basement Systems Is Finalist for American Business Awards Executive Category

Larry Janesky, the owner and founder of Basement Systems, Inc., is a finalist for the Executive of the Year category in the 2011 American Business Awards. The winners will be decided upon next week, and presented at this year’s 9th annual Stevie® Awards on June 20 in New York City.

Online PR News – 16-May-2011 – – New Haven, CT – Larry Janesky, founder and owner of Basement Systems, Inc.® -- the world’s leading network of basement experts-- is a finalist for the Executive of the Year category in The 2011 American Business AwardsSM (ABA). The winners for each category will be chosen next week, but announced at the 9th annual Stevie® Awards on June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Janesky appeared as a finalist in this year’s ABA awards, which were decided upon by the agreement of independent judges deeming such individuals as “worthy of national recognition.” The presentation on June 20 will benefit Camfed, an organization educating girls and women in the fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Janesky began his legacy as just a 17-year-old self-employed carpenter who, after having built 20 homes, set out on a two-decade trek to develop the industry-leader in basement waterproofing, basement finishing, and crawl space repair—Basement Systems, Inc. In the years since, he has discovered what he teaches today — business owners must grow personally in order to help their businesses excel.

He has authored several books; a daily inspiration message entitled, Think Daily; and he has developed a product line including 25 patented products. His most recent book, The Highest Calling, has received national recognition being named the best business book of 2010 by Small Business and at the New England Book Festival. He was also named Greater New Haven Business Person of the Year in 2009.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Award winners will be selected from among the Finalists in each category next week by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives will have participated in judging this year.

About Basement Systems, Inc.

The Basement Systems network is comprised of 345 dealers throughout six countries and make up the world’s finest basement and crawl space experts. The network has earned 22 innovative awards. The company headquarters in Connecticut has won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics three times.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and partners of The 2011 American Business Awards include Infogroup, IBM Netezza, American Support, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., iolo technologies, LifeLock, Merisel, PetRays, SDL, SoftPro, and Vérité, Inc.