Meet the Team

Rich Lathrum

Midwest Foundation Repair

Title: Sales and Service Manager

Hometown: St. Charles, IA

Rich Lathrum from Midwest Foundation Repair

Rich brings to Midwest experience in insurance, farming and construction. Originally from St. Charles, IA, Rich still lives there. Rich and his significant other, Caitlin, have 3 children together, Sophia, Mabel and Johnnie. He enjoys golf, hunting and vacationing at Table Rock Lake.

At Midwest, we work every day to deliver a wow experience and challenge the status quo. One way we do that is by walking alongside the best in the industry. In Rich’s words, he loves working for Thrasher because we're “a small company with good values, and always developing teams.” We’re thrilled to have Rich as a part of the Midwest team as we work to redefine our industry.

from customers I've helped!
  • "I rate this project a 10" Read Full Testimonial

    Rick E. of Jewell, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              My family is ready to get back to utilizing the basement and it's going to feel good enjoying the home again. I rate this project a 10.
    Rick E.
    Jewell, IA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA
    Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

    Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

    Licona W. noticed that the concrete was settling and was worried about the concrete forcing water to poll by the garage and foundation. Looking for a concrete leveling solution, he decided to give Midwest a call.  

    System Design Specialist Rich Lathrum went out to Licona’s home. He was able to see that concrete slabs were sinking next to the foundation, allowing for water to poll and reverse slope. The crew was able to lift the concrete by using PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant to close up the joints and cracks preventing future water intrusion. Licona was happy with how the concrete looked once the project was completed.

  • Wet Basement Repair in Jewell, IA
    Wet Basement Repair in Jewell, IA

    Wet Basement Repair in Jewell, IA

    Rick E. is a homeowner in Jewell, IA and has struggled with wet basement issues for years. All he wanted was a basement that no longer leaks and to prevent mold growing in order to protect his grandchildren. The space wasn’t functional, and therefore taking away from the potential enjoyment of the home for Rick and his family. Due to our reputation and ability to provide a permanent solution, Rick called Midwest Foundation Repair to return his basement to its original state.

    To begin the project, System Design Specialist Rich Lahtrum arrived in Jewell, IA to perform a full inspection. Rich indicated that there was water breaching the foundation causing the walls to leak. To combat this, our team installed our CleanSpace waterproof plastic barrier and routed the water away using the WaterGuard drainage system. These two products combined provide a permanent solution to any wet basement and peace of mind for humidity, and mold growth by keeping moisture out.

    Rick E. was more than pleased with our custom solution that gives his family the opportunity to utilize that space once again. They were impressed with our efficiency, variety of solutions, and dedication to installing a product that’s designed to stand the test of time.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Midwest Foundation Repair
9850 Douglas Ave Suite 100
Urbandale, IA 50322