Nick Barke

Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Title: General Manager
Hometown: Mankato, MN
Nick Barke from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

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Son of Victor and Kathy Barke, Nick has been a part of the family business since day one. “When I was 7 years old my dad took me to my first job site. Instantly, I was hooked.” Nick has a true passion for the construction industry, and has dedicated his professional life to developing himself in order to continue to grow the family business.

Starting out as a carpenter, Nick has worked his way up at Complete Basement Systems, later working as a Foreman, System Design Specialist, Production Manager and – today – as General Manager. His extensive, hands-on experience has equipped Nick to lead the Complete Basement Systems Team, and advise the employees to ensure that each job is done professionally and ethically. “Today, my biggest measure of success is customer satisfaction. Because of our lifetime warranty, our customers are part of the Complete Basement Systems family for life. I want to make sure that they are completely satisfied with the quality of our work.”


Who is Nick, really?

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

Q: Big question – how many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
A: Two

Q: What is something – outside of work – that you are extremely passionate about?
A: Raising my three boys. It’s probably no surprise that we love building things. It’s so fun to see them learn life skills through our building projects. In the summertime, we also love camping and bicycling – anything to keep them busy!

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in Minnesota?
A: When it’s summer, I better be near water! I’m that guy that wears shorts year-round, so you could say I’m a bit hot blooded. My family loves spending time at the lake!

Q: Who is your favorite superhero?
A: Chuck Norris – obviously.

Q: Tell us about a person or situation that has had a significant impact on your life.
A: When I was younger, I spent as much time as possible traveling and experiencing new cultures. Those adventures really have shown me how to be happy and enjoy what I have.

Q: What energizes you to head to work each day?
A: Rockstar fruit punch!

Testimonials from customers I've helped!

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“You did exceptional work in so little time to assure I shall not have any of the water problems that I've...”

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Rita L. of Saint Clair, MN

“Followed up-Proffesional- Efficient-Friendly”

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John W. of Mankato, MN

“All these other reviews are not false. This company and particular crew starting with Roy and Nick, did a...”

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Greg R. of Austin, MN

“Your people were some of the hardest working, polite and considerate people. I liked how they were sure to...”

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Cedarview Care Center .. of Owatonna, MN

“The installation crew was excellent. Thank you for a job well done!”

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Dick & Shirley D. of Owatonna, MN

“I Would certainly recommend them without hesitation”

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John A. of Owatonna, MN

“We were very pleased with the timing & the quality of the work that was done.”

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Saint Mary's School of Owatonna, MN

“"Product was best solution to the problem"”

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Jane P. of Afton, MN

Company Awards

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2017 Angie's List Super Service Award

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:

Complete Basement Systems of MN
54004 Loren Drive
Mankato, MN 56001