Basement & crawl space solutions in Charlotte, NC

Dry Otter Waterproofing

Locally owned and operated since 2013

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Meet Our Team

Locally owned and operated, Dry Otter Waterproofing is one of the fastest-growing companies that provide basement & crawl space solutions in North Carolina. Why? Because we are an independent, small business unencumbered by a franchise or dealer network. This flexibility creates a beneficial environment for our customers because we always strive to provide the best products and services.

Established in 2013 with more than 40 years of combined industry experience, Dry Otter is passionate about our work, and we always offer the right solutions for you. Our experience in customer service, design, installation, and maintenance ensures your project will be completed on time and within budget.

Our goal through the inspection, sale, and installation process is to support the homeowner through consulting and education. We want to earn your trust by delivering solutions that improve your home and protect your family.

Locally owned and operated, Dry Otter Waterproofing excels in basement & crawl space solutions. We prioritize quality, customer satisfaction, and expertise.



Kevin Sanders

Kevin founded Dry Otter Waterproofing in 2013. Having 20 years of waterproofing experience at the time, Kevin was determined to pave his own way and create his own company in the waterproofing industry. Kevin has an excellent team so now he can spend a little more time enjoying the things he loves such as playing cornhole, kayak fishing, or watching his son play at AAU basketball tournaments. Kevin now celebrates 10 years in business, 30 years of experience, and ownership of a company to be proud of.

Mark Johnston

Mark provides advice and mentoring to the Dry Otter team. With 18 years of residential waterproofing experience, he has worked in all aspects of the business from inspections, sales, install, and operations. Mark and his wife enjoy traveling the country visiting National Parks in their Airstream, and spending time with their family and grandchildren.

Office Managers


Lorissa Lester

Production Manager
Starting out as a customer care representative, Lorissa has expanded her role to production manager. Her dedication to ordering supplies, scheduling work, and managing crews is vital. Lorissa loves anything outdoors. She golfs, fishes, and hunts. A Lincoln county native, she currently resides in Iron Station with her family and two Labradors

Erin Blackburn

Marketing Director
Erin started at Dry Otter as a customer care representative and is now bringing her focus and creativity to the role of Marketing Director. Erin, a lifelong resident of Denver, enjoys spending time with her family as much as possible. She loves crafting, crafting, and thrift shopping.

Wendy Sanders

Wendy brings great experience from her former career in finance in the car sales industry. She not only manages the company’s assets but is also an asset to the company. Wendy is Kevin’s wife and together they have a son. The family is always dedicated to the sports he plays and anything that will benefit his future.

Heather Petty

Production Coordinator
Heather’s warm and friendly attitude brings great service to all our customers. Heather has two sons and loves to watch them play baseball. Heather is also a Lincoln County native and Lincolnton resident.

Angela Cedillo

Call Center Representative

Angela’s bubbly personality welcomes potential customers when they call to schedule their foundation inspections.  She has two young children and graduated from Lincolnton High. 

Inspection Team

Marcus Smith


Marcus has 6 years waterproofing experience with over 500 successful completed jobs all with Dry Otter. He is a self taught carpenter with over 18 years of experience and is currently studying to get his general contractor license. Marcus loves helping people and educating them on the affects that water and moisture can have on their property and what best solutions remedy those issues while best meeting the customers needs. He resides in Denver with his wife and two daughters. Marcus is also an avid outdoorsman that loves to hunt and fish.

Tyler Gregg


Tyler has a drive and passion for helping families and solving problems. After serving his term in the United States Air Force and traveling the world, he focused his drive and energy on learning the construction industry. From building homes to fix-and-flips, his attention to detail and product knowledge sets him apart from the rest. Tyler’s commitment and core competency around the waterproofing industry allows him to work with you, to build and provide the most economical, lifetime waterproofing solutions for you and your family. His hobbies include motorsports, hunting, fishing, playing guitar, and personal growth.



Michael has a love for the different types of construction and building styles throughout North Carolina. Michael attended Wilkes Community College to study Architectural Technology and is also a Licensed Home Inspector and Real Estate Agent in North Carolina. With this experience he takes great pride in finding the defects in and outside of the home and providing a meaningful and understanding solution for the consumer. Michael’s commitment and core competency around the waterproofing industry allows him to work with you, to build and provide the most economical, lifetime waterproofing solutions for you and your family. His hobbies include spending time with family and watching his son play sports, playing golf, traveling and continued learning throughout life. 



With a background in clinical science and a former role as the head of sales at Lake Norman Brewery, Aaron’s career journey reflects a steadfast commitment to helping people, be it in healthcare or creating connections within a dynamic sales environment. Now, as a key member of the Dry Otter team, Aaron is enthusiastic about channeling his passion into delivering effective waterproofing solutions for our valued clients. Beyond his professional pursuits, Aaron finds joy in motorsports, golf, and maintaining an active lifestyle and prioritizing family.

Project Supervisor

Tom Gibbs

Quality Control Supervisor
Tom came to Dry Otter after a career as a truck driver and a home inspector. At Dry Otter, he builds great relationships with customers and checks the job sites for quality control. Tom loves hiking and playing golf. Tom lives with his beautiful wife in Charlotte

Adam Bolen

Field Manager
Before becoming an expert in waterproofing, Adam was a professional bodybuilder. Now he makes sure our crew members are well trained and up to date on proper waterproofing protocols. Adam loves spending time with his family. He has four grandchildren he loves to spoil