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  • By James F.
    Rochester, MN

    Customer Review

    By James F.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Ann L.
    Austin, MN

    "Great Crew!  Polite, knowledgeable and professional.  Thanks Guys!"

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    By Ann L.
    Austin, MN

    Great Crew!  Polite, knowledgeable and professional.  Thanks Guys!

  • By Larry S.
    Albert Lea, MN

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    By Larry S.
    Albert Lea, MN

  • By Ron & Mary S.
    Owatonna, MN

    "I'd say a 5+++ on all!!!  Very pleasant and hard working group, could not believe it all got done in 1 day!  Nice to..."

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    By Ron & Mary S.
    Owatonna, MN

    I'd say a 5+++ on all!!!  Very pleasant and hard working group, could not believe it all got done in 1 day!  Nice to see somebody come in with good working equipment and so well organized.  Great to have a dry basement floor!!  Tell the whole crew they were GREAT!!

  • By Rick K.
    Waseca, MN

    "Nothing but great things to say about the company and owners!"

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    By Rick K.
    Waseca, MN

    Nothing but great things to say about the company and owners!

  • By Dave M.
    Waseca, MN

    "My wife and I are very fussy when we have contractors do work for us and there was not a single thing we were disappointed in..."

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    By Dave M.
    Waseca, MN

    My wife and I are very fussy when we have contractors do work for us and there was not a single thing we were disappointed in. They did a great job of cleaning up when the project was done.

  • By Bette T.
    Le Center, MN

    "From start to finish- this was a most pleasant experience!  Talking to Victor, going through the basement, the workers Nick..."

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    By Bette T.
    Le Center, MN

    From start to finish- this was a most pleasant experience!  Talking to Victor, going through the basement, the workers Nick and Nate, all deserve raises!  I've never seen such great workers!  I have had a million things done this summer and without a doubt your entire company is #1!.  Please don't forget to thank your great office staff.

  • By Mike & Dorothy A.
    Le Center, MN

    "Im so looking forward to never having to dog the wet vac out and sucking up water.  Not having the old musty smell has also..."

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    By Mike & Dorothy A.
    Le Center, MN

    Im so looking forward to never having to dog the wet vac out and sucking up water.  Not having the old musty smell has also been such a delight!

  • By St Paul's Lutheran Church ..
    Le Center, MN

    "Well Satisfied!  Great Job!"

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    By St Paul's Lutheran Church ..
    Le Center, MN

    Well Satisfied!  Great Job!

  • By David & Vivian U.
    Le Center, MN

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    By David & Vivian U.
    Le Center, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "We are extremely pleased with the finished product that we got from the company. Our basement is completely..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robin K. of Alexander, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              We are extremely pleased with the finished product that we got from the company. Our basement is completely transformed, even though it is still unfinished. The wall lining and the new window brighten the entire space up. The project manager was right on top of the job and the supervisor and his crew were top notch. We had no problems and would recommend their work to anyone.
    Robin K.
    Alexander, IA
  • "We are extremely pleased with the finished product that we got from the company. Our basement is completely..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robin K. of Alexander, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              We are extremely pleased with the finished product that we got from the company. Our basement is completely transformed, even though it is still unfinished. The wall lining and the new window brighten the entire space up. The project manager was right on top of the job and the supervisor and his crew were top notch. We had no problems and would recommend their work to anyone.
    Robin K.
    Alexander, IA
  • "We have been so happy with the work you've done here. We recommend you to others who are in need of a dry..." Read Full Testimonial

    John & Thresia H. of Blooming Prairie, MN

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              We have been so happy with the work you've done here. We recommend you to others who are in need of a dry basement as well. We are definitely satisfied customers!!
    John & Thresia H.
    Blooming Prairie, MN
  • "The crew was so great! Very considerate about the mess they made and very neat with cleaning up. We are..." Read Full Testimonial

    David & Susan V. of Albert Lea, MN

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              The crew was so great! Very considerate about the mess they made and very neat with cleaning up. We are very satisfied with the entire project from beginning to end! Great Job!
    David & Susan V.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • "Hard workers and great job done. Very satisfied with it all from beginning to end!" Read Full Testimonial

    David & Susan V. of Albert Lea, MN

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              Hard workers and great job done. Very satisfied with it all from beginning to end!
    David & Susan V.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • "Very satisfied with the job you did. SUPER job!" Read Full Testimonial

    Shirley N. of Albert Lea, MN

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              Very satisfied with the job you did. SUPER job!
    Shirley N.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""The water in the basement had created a mold problem"" Read Full Testimonial

    David & Susan V. of Albert Lea, MN

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              "We were getting water in our basement at different times and needed to do something about it. The water had created a mold problem for us. The crew was so GREAT! Very considerate about the mess it makes and very neat to clean up everything. They were very hard workers and did a great job. Very satisfied with it all from beginning to end of project".
    David & Susan V.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""I Was Impressed with Victor & Roy!"" Read Full Testimonial

    Shirley N. of Albert Lea, MN

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              You were very thorough in what I should expect to have done & was very good on the presentation! Complete Basement Systems came highly recommended by my son in-law.
    Shirley N.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • "Your workers were very polite and patient" Read Full Testimonial

    Matt & Cheryl B. of Owatonna, MN

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              Your workers were very polite and patient with the kids I was watching that day. I'm especially grateful that they found a ring I lost several months ago. I appreciate that they were honest and left it for me. Thank you!
    Matt & Cheryl B.
    Owatonna, MN
  • "I would be willing to show my basement to anyone in the area who would consider this kind of repair." Read Full Testimonial

    Eleanor C. of Owatonna, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              I would be willing to show my basement to anyone in the area who would consider this kind of repair.
    Eleanor C.
    Owatonna, MN

Victor Barke from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Title: Owner

Hometown: Mankato, MN

Victor Barke from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

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Victor is the driving force behind Complete Basement Systems. Owner and President of Complete Basement Systems since 1975, Victor is energized by his direct ability to make a positive impact on people’s lives.  “I love to help people, plain and simple.  Whether it is a new customer that has an unhealthy basement, a crew member that has an interesting installation, or a new employee trying to learn the ropes, I love helping people solve their problems.”

With over 45 years of experience in the construction industry, Victor’s experience and leadership skills are instrumental to the success of the company. He truly leads by example, and is a firm believer in being a “life learner,” always carving out time in his schedule to learn from influencers and industry leaders. Victor and his wife, Kathy, have worked diligently to build a strong culture for Complete Basement Systems, and take pride in every single one of their employees.

Who is Victor, really?

So, you know the basics, but let’s learn more about who Victor really is.

Q: How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
A: It just takes one to get me going in the morning.

Q: What is something – outside of work – that you are extremely passionate about?
A: We love spending time with our grandchildren. From camping and fishing, to taking out the ATVs for a ride, Kathy and I enjoy spending time with our family in the outdoors.

Q: Who’s your favorite superhero?
A: Zig Ziglar

Q: Tell us about a person or situation that has had a significant impact on your life.
A: When I was in high school I worked for a service station. The owner treated me like a son and taught me a lot about business. He is the one who gave me the inspiration to start my own business.

Q: What energizes you to head to work each day?
A: There’s always productive work to be done; everyday brings something new. I am most energized by taking on new challenges and creating or improving processes to overcome those challenges.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Exclusive Insight: Owners Victor & Kathy Barke
    Exclusive Insight: Owners Victor & Kathy Barke
    Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
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  • System Design Specialist Training:  Nationally Recognized, Unique to the...
    System Design Specialist Training: Nationally Recognized, Unique to the...
    Friday, Mar 14th, 2014
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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Adams
  • Altura
  • Brownsville
  • Byron
  • Caledonia
  • Canton
  • Chatfield
  • Dexter
  • Dover
  • Elgin
  • Elkton
  • Eyota
  • Fountain
  • Frontenac
  • Grand Meadow
  • Harmony
  • Hokah
  • Houston
  • Kellogg
  • La Crescent
  • Lake City
  • Lanesboro
  • Le Roy
  • Lewiston
  • Mabel
  • Mazeppa
  • Millville
  • Minnesota City
  • Oronoco
  • Ostrander
  • Peterson
  • Plainview
  • Preston
  • Racine
  • Reads Landing
  • Rochester
  • Rollingstone
  • Rose Creek
  • Rushford
  • Saint Charles
  • Sargeant
  • Spring Grove
  • Spring Valley
  • Stewartville
  • Taopi
  • Utica
  • Wabasha
  • Winona
  • Wykoff
  • Zumbro Falls
Our Locations:

Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems
54004 Loren Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
1-507-201-4160