Pete Karreman

Omni Basement Systems

Title: Owner

Hometown: Dundas, ON

Pete Karreman from Omni Basement Systems

            As the founder and president of Omni Basement Systems, Pete oversees every part of company operations. After spending several years in both the construction and software business, Pete was ready for a change and in 2003 started Omni Basement Systems from his home.  Pete went on to complete comprehensive training at the Basement Systems head office in Seymour, Connecticut.  He has also studied structural foundation repair at Foundation Support Works in Omaha, NE, and wall reinforcing at Nationwide Reinforcing in Columbus, OH.  

            In the early stages of the business Pete did it all:  he was the salesman, installer, and service department.  This has made him a hands-on owner who understands every facet of his business inside out. Over the past 8 years, Pete has personally installed over a thousand basement waterproofing systems and has consulted with over 3000 customers. Despite the company's humble beginnings, in 2010 Omni Basement Systems became the largest Basement Systems dealer in Canada.

            Pete takes personal responsibility for customer satisfaction on every job and insists on the same values for each and every member of the Omni Basement Systems team. His personal philosophy is to do whatever it takes to "help customers have what they want and need and see to it that they are satisfied!"

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  • By Peter C.
    St. Catherine, ON

    "Team basement tear out and install team were great and Pete the owner was on site for 2 days to deal with some of the challenges..."

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    By Peter C.
    St. Catherine, ON

    Team basement tear out and install team were great and Pete the owner was on site for 2 days to deal with some of the challenges with the plumbing and wall bracings. I was kept informed on all details of the work as it progressed to completion.

  • By Nelson F.
    Hamilton, ON

    "I was very impressed by Peter clearing his schedule to make sure the job got done. That's a company that knows business!"

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    By Nelson F.
    Hamilton, ON

    I was very impressed by Peter clearing his schedule to make sure the job got done. That's a company that knows business!

  • By Deborah S.
    Hamilton, ON

    "Peter and Staff were both professional, courteous and explained what they were doing as they went along. I was pleasantly..."

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    By Deborah S.
    Hamilton, ON

    Peter and Staff were both professional, courteous and explained what they were doing as they went along. I was pleasantly surprised with basement when they were through!

  • By Chuck A.
    Ariss, ON

    "Kevin and Pete worked quickly, cleaned up and fully tested the system before leaving."

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    By Chuck A.
    Ariss, ON

    Kevin and Pete worked quickly, cleaned up and fully tested the system before leaving.

  • By Lonnie N.
    Ancaster, ON

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    By Lonnie N.
    Ancaster, ON

  • By Robert D.
    Oakville, ON

    "I was lucky enough to be referred to Omni Basement Systems for an extension to the drainage system in our basement where we had..."

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    By Robert D.
    Oakville, ON

    I was lucky enough to be referred to Omni Basement Systems for an extension to the drainage system in our basement where we had some mold damage.  Owner Pete spent over two hours with my wife and me (i) discussing what needed to be done, following the removal of the mold, in order to protect our home in future and (ii) providing a fixed-price quotation for the work, which we found more than acceptable.  The crew (Kevin, Trevor, Justin, and Dustin) did a great job installing the company's WaterGuard drainage channel and CleanSpace wall cladding.

Testimonials
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“You should be really proud of how well every member of the team does their job.”

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Tracey H. of Fort Erie, ON

“I would not hesitate to recommend this company.”

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Marc G. of Port Burwell, ON

“Very satisfied with the work. Thanks for a dry basement.”

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Maureen M. of Stoney Creek, ON

“I found Peter to be concerned, thorough, taking time to protect and ensure quality workmanship.”

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Mr. and Mrs. O. of Stoney Creek, ON

“Very satisfied thanks to Pete!”

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Theresa B. of Hamilton, ON

“I'm extremely satisfied. Pete is very passionate about what he does and shows it in his work.”

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Rob of Hamilton, ON

“Pete was awesome in in explaining what needed to be don and accomodated our short time frame. The crew was easy to talk to and gave an explaination of the...”

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Rob A. of Hamilton, ON

“I wouldn't think twice about hiring Omni again.”

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Lonnie N. of Ancaster, ON

“I was taken care of with the utmost care. Mike and Dustin were professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. My wife and I for the first time in months can...”

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Aaron B. of Brantford, ON

“Peter and staff were both professional, courteous, and explained what they were doing as they went along.”

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Deborah of Burford, ON

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2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner
2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner
Omni Wins Platinum Readers Choice Award 2014
Omni Wins Platinum Readers Choice Award 2014
Omni Earns Platinum Readers Choice Award 2013
Omni Earns Platinum Readers Choice Award 2013
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Large Crawlspace Job in Brantford
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    Large Crawlspace Job in Brantford
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    Large Crawlspace Job in Brantford

    This couple called Omni when they realized their upstairs floors were sagging.

    Omni found that the crawlspace of this 18 year old home was so damp that the main support beam was wet and rotting.

    Omni installed our SuperSump and SaniDry Dehumidification System to dry the space and keep it dry and then finished it off with our CleanSpace Encapsulation System.

  • Total Basement Transformation in Georgetown, ONT
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    Total Basement Transformation in Georgetown, ONT
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    Total Basement Transformation in Georgetown, ONT

    Phil called us from Georgetown for a Total Basement Finishing Project quite a few years ago.

    Omni began the project by installing a full perimeter drainage system, which was a combination of WaterGuard and DryTrak. We were able to install this without breaking up his basement tiles!

    We did a complete Total Basement Finishing make over and made this into a very clean and comfortable living space.

     

  • Our King and Queens of Sump Pumps
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    Our King and Queens of Sump Pumps
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    Our King and Queens of Sump Pumps

    Here is another successful sump pump overhaul.

    We replaced this ineffective open pit with our king of sumps. Our TripleSafe sump system is a 3 in 1 high quality pump with a battery operated pumpthat will kick in if your power goes out.

     

  • Tight Crawlspace Encapsulation in Oakville
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    Tight Crawlspace Encapsulation in Oakville
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    Tight Crawlspace Encapsulation in Oakville

    We were called into this crawl space to waterproof and encapsulate it. It was noted upon inspection that it was going to be a tight space to maneuver since the ductwork was so low.

    Our amazing crew managed to get in there and encapsulate the entire space. They installed our SaniDry CX crawlspace dehumidifier along with our SmartDrain to keep the space dry.

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Omni Basement Systems
95 Frid Street Unit 3
Hamilton, ON L8P 4M3
1-289-769-8994