Tom Trinko, MBA
President and CEO
Tom Trinko is the President and CEO of BRS Franchising LLC, the licensor of Basement Repair Specialists franchises. An active real estate investor, he created Basement Repair Specialists after receiving several costly estimates from local companies for a basic repair to a property and the rest is history. Since 2010, Basement Repair Specialists has grown into one of the largest foundation repair contractors in Wisconsin by offering its signature “A Great Job at a Great Price®”.
Tom is a successful entrepreneur in a variety of industries and has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UW-Eau Claire and an International Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
Kevin Davidson, JD
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kevin Davidson is founder and senior partner of Davidson Law Office, LLP, a civil law practice focusing on business consulting and asset protection. Kevin is also founding member and chief legal counsel for The Estate Planning Group, LLC, he serves as legal counsel for the City of Kaukauna, and as President of the Calumet County Bar Association. Kevin has served as general counsel for Basement Repair Specialists since its inception, from assisting with the original BRS entity and acquisition of the first BRS location in Appleton, Wisconsin, to helping to guide Tom and the BRS leadership team through phenomenal growth and expansion to cover the extended markets BRS serves today.
Kevin graduated from Marquette University and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School. Prior to a career in law, attorney Davidson owned a custom carpentry business serving the high-end residential construction and renovation markets throughout the greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas. While attending law-school nights, Kevin worked days as a large-loss and catastrophic loss claims analyst with one of nation’s largest property and casualty underwriters. The divergent backgrounds Kevin brings together provide for a unique and practical approach to legal issues confronting contracting and service industry businesses.
Jeff Parris, MS, MBA
VP Franchise Sales
Jeff Parris serves as a Vice President within BRS Franchising Systems. Jeff’s background includes extensive previous experience owning a small business, founding member and operator in several technology start-ups, and serving in executive leadership roles within Fortune 500 companies. Jeff is also a private equity investor with holdings in technology, real estate, software and textiles. Jeff’s background in new venture creation with big and small companies makes him a wonderful advisor and counselor for those considering the Basement Repair Specialists franchise system. Jeff’s passion is sharing the Basement Repair Specialists franchise model and helping those interested parties find the right fit for realizing or expanding upon a dream of business ownership, creating a great income and building wealth in a billion-dollar industry nobody talks about! Jeff Parris has an M.S. from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and an MBA from Northcentral University.
David Hull JD, MBA
David Hull is a long-time and current entrepreneur within online learning for business education. His career experience includes corporate finance (Managing Director); online learning (three-time founder and CEO); and private manufacturing (CFO). He teaches MBA students in Beijing (The University of International Business and Economics) and Madrid (Instituto de Empresa), and is a forthcoming Ph.D. student (Information Systems / Online Learning) at the City University of Hong Kong.
David is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka (BBS 1978) and The University of Kansas (MBA / JD 1981).