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Shelton Basement Professionals

Browse these basement contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Shelton.

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 170 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan M.
Verified review

The basement steps were done quickly and professionally.

  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Tom C.
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Harry was awesome! We had what I thought was a leaky pipe in the basement but turned out to be a leak higher up behind the actual shower head. We were worried about needing to remove tiles or cutting into the sheetrock on the other side, but Harry did everything he could to avoid that, and was actually able to take care of the issue without any mess. Three things stood out to me in my experience with Harry which make me happy to recommend him to others: 1.Harry couldn't come out the day I made the thumbtack request but he helped me troubleshoot the issue over the phone and via text. Never had anyone offer that before. 2. Harry is super nice. Friendly, upbeat, extremely personable. I generally don't like people so that's saying a lot! 3. His rates are reasonable and he charged for the exact amount of time he was here. No rounding up an extra hour, no funny $20 charges for a $2 part. I'm pretty frugal (or cheap if you ask my wife) so I appreciated that. Very glad I called him. Will not hesitate to call him for future jobs when needed.

Ely's Painting
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Sean K.
Verified review

Ely did an exceptional job repairing our water damaged walls in the basement and re-painting them. Spectacular worksmanship and worked hard all day to get out project done for us. We appreciate you getting this done in a timely manner and giving us a fair price. I will use Ely in the future for any handyman work around the house. Thank you.

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A&B home expert
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Bob was great. He offered great value,started the job right away and did excellent work with our basement window removal and installation. Space was cleaner than when he started. We are already talking about additional work to be completed. Thank you Bob. I will for sure recommend you to my friends and family.

DRI SERVICES
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Luther did a great job installing my washer and dryer in my basement with a sub pump. Very knowledgeable and I would consider him again for future projects.

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Hometech
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim M.
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Glenn did high quality work on basement flooring, closets, and drywall repair. He was responsive and punctual which was greatly appreciated. Glenn is a professional and we would definitely use him in the future for a variety of work.

JCEC Painting Company LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
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Edison and Jeff are a class act! They did a super job installing and insulating our basement ceiling. The job is perfect! They are very professional, courteous and reliable. They showed up to work when they said they would be there. We were impressed that they worked so carefully and left the basement very neat considering the Sheetrock, insulation and compound that was used! Prior to working they were very patient and thorough with us as we asked plenty of questions. There was minimal dust left behind because they made sure everything was properly covered prior to working. They are very pleasant to work with and their price was quite reasonable. We will use them to do more work in our home. Thanks for a fantastic job JCEC!!

L&P General Contractors
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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L&P did an outstanding job with a very tricky project in our house. We added a new basement door where none existed so it had to be framed and installed so as not to disrupt the staircase and entryway. They were able to give an estimate within 24 hours and finished the job perfectly in two days. We recommend them highly.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean R.
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The guys did an amazing job in my kitchen and my basement. I originally wanted just new countertops and new floors in my basement, but as the job progressed I knew I needed to take advantage of the fact that I had amazing craftsmen working in my home. They were so responsive and open with their material and labor costs I truly couldn’t resist asking them to do more jobs for me. I’m not much of a person who leaves reviews, but since they did such an amazing job I feel as though it’s important for anyone looking for a new kitchen anywhere in Nassau and and Suffolk County New York that Dimension Restoration and Construction is by far their best and most competitively priced option. I did get other quotes which the office girl Ishita suggested I do and she was right to do so. The prices I received from allure and a bunch of other kitchen and bath companies was DOUBLE what Dimension Restoration and Construction charged me. I have to say this has been hands down the easiest remodel I have ever experienced in my history of owning my home. Thank you Dimension!

Reed Construction LLC
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan T.
Verified review

Worked with Jeremy from Reed Cons. LLC, did an excellent job replacing my broken waterheater. I would go back to him for all my hot water and plumbing needs. Quick, resposive, reasonable, and very honest. Thank you again!

For U Builders
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tom C.
Verified review

For U Builders replaced 7 basement windows for us. The introduction/quote visit was excellent. Really nice folks! Follow up was good. Brandon stayed on top of our order and kept us informed. Install was great. Leon tailored the trim to the space so it wasn't a "one size fits all" install. Very much appreciate that - and they were done earlier in the day than we expected. This would be a 5 star review if the time between the initial appointment and the installation hadn't been over 6 weeks. We understand the windows come from PA, and there was the Thanksgiving holiday in there, but that's twice as long as unexpected/were told.

  • 21 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

These guys did a great job repairing and replacing drywall and painting my basement. Spoke with Scott on a Thursday and they started and finished on Sunday. Very professional.

  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sam M.
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Hired Anthony to fix a leak in my basement. Took care of the leak and even hired them to retile the basement.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores D.
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I needed a TV cable moved and an additional one installed in a different room. Both cables required snaking from the attic to each room with new cable wall outlets installed. They tested both and they work and look great. Very professional and courtious.

Jcruz Home Improvement LLC
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Leonte L.
Verified review

Jorge and his crew are excellent in doing all things at home. They installed new drywall’s into my basement and they did a great job. They provide a fast and professional service and also cares about the look of the finish and provided ideas. Highly recommended.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
T. R.
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We had an incident where one of our basement windows had broken. Victor came to the house the next day to measure the three windows for replacement (we decided now was the time to replace them all). That evening we had an estimate emailed to us, and the pricing was good. Victor ordered the windows, and the day they came in he called to schedule installation for the next day. He was on time, quick, and the work is very high quality. After installation he walked us through opening the windows, showing the completed work, and gave us recommendations regarding the rain/snow covers we had over the windows. We have plans for the basement which includes finishing it, update flooring, etc and plan to work with Victor for that as well.

Goodman Building Company LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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Mike has been hired for numerous jobs over several years. He completely renovated two bathrooms and our kitchen before moving into a new home for our family, while our house was on the market our washer machine hose let go and damaged our first and second floor of our colonial, Mike came through and calmed us down and went step by step how everything would be fixed and really took the pressure and stress off of us. He turned the house over to us in less than 30 days. My insurance adjuster was shocked due to the extent of work that needed to be done and praised how great the house looked when it was completed during his final walk through. Mike does odd jobs for us along the way and this week just finished renovating our basement in our new house. Mike is very knowledgeable and professional. His work is always completed on time and budget but also the number of compliments regarding the quality and workmanship of our renovations definitely makes Goodman Building Company our first and last stop with all home projects and renovations.

Agate & Co. Builders
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

Jim finished my basement, and now it's the best room in my house. My basement was completely bare, He finished the job in less then a week. Installed heat, but in a ceiling, did the walls and carpenting. I couldn't recommend any one better then the Agates

In and out remodeling llc
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Taty M.
Verified review

We are so happy with our kitchen update , carlos and his crew did a wonderful job on my house, I will definitely hire this company again to finish my basement.

Built Well CT, LLC
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carlton P.
Verified review

Scott did excellent job his team was amazing they redid my kitchen from top to bottom and my basement as well they also did molding going up my stairwell and did floor work in my den .the craftsmanship was outstanding we would definitely do more projects with Scott and team. We definitely look forward to doing work with Scott and his company in the future

Massey Home Improvements
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sal B.
Verified review

Seth did a great job installing laminate wood in our finished basement. He was professional, efficient and extremely clean with his work. I recommend to all!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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