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West Haven Basement Professionals

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

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan M.
Verified review

The basement steps were done quickly and professionally.

  • 9 years in business
  • 176 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.

Old World Home Improvements
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Peter G.
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We had a very positive experience with Marty. We hired Marty to install a garbage disposal in our new home. Marty answered all of our questions and gave us some good suggestions for disposals. When we were ready to have it installed, Marty worked around our schedule to accommodate us. Everything worked so well, we hired Marty to do some additional work in our basement with adding duct work for our gas dryer. Marty is professional, punctual, friendly, and very hard working. We will certainly call on Marty in the future if we need any additional work done around our home.

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A&B home expert
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Eustace M.
Verified review

Sealed off my crawl space in my basement and also treated my newly renovated basement that I was starting to have Mold issues with. Since Dri Basement serviced my home, I have not had any more issues.

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Hometech
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 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.
Verified review

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!!

Hill Property Services
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Regina D.
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Very Courteous and did a great job cleaning our basement. We are very happy with their work.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

Had Dimension install a new laminate floor in my basement. They were very professional and responsive. Also offered great advice. Would use again and recommend. Great people.

Custom Woodwork ETC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Romona A.
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Bruce did a fabulous job on the basement door and bulkhead. He is very professional and I would certainly use him again. Great work!

For U Builders
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 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.

Reed Construction LLC
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan T.
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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!

  • 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.

Elite Home Maintenance
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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Mike responded almost immediately to my thumbtack request for help replacing a sump pump in my basement. He scheduled an appointment to give me an estimate on Tuesday and job was completed on WEdnesday. Will definitely use again.

Jcruz Home Improvement LLC
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 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.

Goodman Building Company LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Anibal is professional, hard working and keeps you informed throughout a project. All of the staff were neat, respectful and easy to have in my home. I highly recommend!

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.

Building&remodeling,LLC
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
DR.Geoffrey C.
Verified review

finished basement Working with B&R,LLC was the best experience I've had with contractor in general. They took great pride in the quality of their workmanship. The response and effort for customer satisfaction is like no other. B&R,LLC is the only contractor I will call in the future for all of my home improvements

Parvin Group LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Justin L.
Verified review

DP finished our basement. Did a great job on everything from the flooring to the bathroom to built-in cabinets. Looks great and the price was reasonable for the work.

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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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