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Ankeny Basement Professionals

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Restore 24/7 Iowa
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley O.
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It started out really great but the schedule kept slowing down and a basement finish that should have taken 6-8 weeks is still not done at 12 weeks & counting. However, Restore 24/7 is honest, communicative, responsive and they do good work. Their price is average. Stu Chambers, the owner, is very personable and easy to work with.

Atkinson Construction
from 25 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Stevie H.
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Working with Dennis was great and very stress free! We hired Dennis to put up a re-purposed Barn wood wall in our house and he listened to exactly how I wanted the wall to look. My spouse and I went to a local dealer and picked out the old barn wood we wanted and the colors we wanted to utilize, took them home and washed them the day before Dennis arrived. When Dennis got there we explained most of the wood was too wide and we wanted it trimmed down in width. We talked about our plan and go things going. My spouse stripped and cut the wood down to size with Dennis' table saw while Dennis applied them to the wall. They got a real good rhythm going and two hours later my wall was complete and beautiful! I really appreciate Dennis working with us on time a days of when we could get the project done and being open to the way we wanted it to look. I am very happy with the work and would hesitate to hire Dennis again for any job. We plan to use Dennis when we finish our basement and would recommend his work to anyone! Give him a call , he can do just about anything!

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Noble Plumbing
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy M.
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I am putting plumbing in my garage so this is new construction in an old house. It was a picky poky job because of the location and the things I want him to do. He has done a great job! He was so careful trenching through the yard not to tear it up more than he needed too! He came when he said he would, worked quickly and told me he would figure out how to do what I wanted! He fixed some of the original plumbing and had to tear up my bacement to get the project hooked together. But when he was finished my basement was good as new! I would happily recommend him! I believe for the work he had to do his pricing was very fair! I also found him to be professional and friendly!

Honey Do Construction
from 18 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Terry F.
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We were introduced to Honey Do Construction (Clayton Oleson) in 1995 after a major fire. He did quality work, (and I'm fussy). After the flood of 2008 he completely redid our finished basement including custom in the wall cabinets with smoked glass doors for our home theater equipment. The quality of the workmanship was excellent. Communication between him and us was very good. Prices were competitive with known quality of workmanship. He would be my first choice of contractor when possible.

Weisbrich Construction
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Dean B.
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We LOVE our hardwood floors! Cody was very pleasant to work with . Very professional. We highly recommended him for any work you would like done.

The Handymen
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sue S.
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I needed someone to do some weatherproofing of my house, replacing some insulation in my basement and installation of a door. I found this team who was able to do all of it. They got to my project quickly and did everything to my satisfaction. They even pointed out and fixed some things that I hadn't noticed. When the job was done I was taken on a tour to inspect everything. They were polite, careful and they cleaned up any mess that was made. I am already making plans for some other projects! Sue S. August 10th 2015

Your Handyman Jones
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
Verified review

First time using this service. Handyman Kevin Jones was prompt, pleasant and very reasonably-priced. Will definitely use him again!! Had him cut a cat-door in the basement door. Great job!

J&S Painting
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory H.
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I had a wonderful experience working with Jay and have already recommend my friends to him. He is reliable, hardworking and very friendly. He patched and textured about 20 holes in my basement where there had previously been outlets. The patch job is flawless and my husband and I could not tell where the outlets had been. In addition to patching and texturing he and his partner, Sead painted my very large basement. The paint job was amazing, the lines are crisp and clean. The job took two evenings and one whole day. My husband and I happened to be out of town for the weekend and came home to what felt like a whole new basement. Our final bill was exactly what he had estimated it be. When he finished the job he gave us his business card and I then saw that in addition to painting, drywall and texture he also does flooring and remodeling. I’m will definitely hire Jay again and have already discussed having him paint kitchen cabinets.

Reliable Home Improvement
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Songyi M.
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Jeff and his crew are amazing! They've totally transformed our basement into a comfy living area. People are already complimenting on how well done and well thought out it is! Jeff and his crew doesn't cut corners. They do things the right way. Some unexpected & ugly issues came up during the project (it's an older house) and they handled it without missing a beat. Jeff is also the friendliest person to work with - always patient in explaining and answering our questions, always being available to us. Talk to him and you'll see that he is very knowledgeable and puts a lot of thought in planning out the most successful project for you. We are *very* satisfied with the work that Jeff and his crew has done for us, and will definitely consult him again should another project arise.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn H.
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Hernandez Ramirez Properties did a kitchen renovation for me consisting of new tile floors, a new finish on my existing cabinets, paint on my walls and baseboards, installation of new crown molding, and a tile back-splash. The owner, Adrian, did an awesome job! He has great attention to detail, and is friendly. I also hired him to complete a basement project including a bedroom and bathroom, which turned out just as good as the kitchen. I will definitely hire him again for my next project!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Lientz Construction build our Perry house in 1999. Since then we've used Mike for a major addition and remodels of both our Perry house, a house we purchased on Lake Panorama and a rental house in Des Moines. Every project went very well and turn out great. When issues did arise Mike addressed them in a very timely matter. Long term satisfied customer.

rockin it handman service
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ben B.
Verified review

Not only are the 2 ladies good at organizing, they are good cleaners too. My house was very messy, and they took on each room without hesitation. The sisters are very hard workers, and my house turned out just the way I wanted it. Not only did they organize the upstairs, they cleaned and organized the basement and garage. I was dreading tackling those projects, but they were no problem for Shelly and Carrie. The friendliness and down to earth personalities made the experience enjoyable. I look forward to booking them again to come help me.

LeRoy Vogts
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Tom G.
Verified review

Le Roy designed our basement into a bedroom, family room and media room and did an impeccable job. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He can do anything but he is exceptional in plumbing and electrical work.

DECO Design & Renovation
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deren S.
Verified review

Overall I been very satisfied with my experience With DECO Design and RENO. J has been great from the start, very trust worthy, and likable and goes the extra mile to accommodate your situation. He was able to finish my basement to a living area, gym, with deadlift platform and making the squat rack a flat foot so we don't have to drill through the new carpet, and office area. Quality is great and adds the details that most would overlook that adds an extra wow factor. Thank you DECO Design!

Metro Contracting
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

Finished framing our basement yesterday & couldn't be more impressed! Hard workers & always looking to provide exactly what we wanted!

Erin P.
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Nick help me finish my basement and remodel my bathroom and I couldn't have been more pleased with how he took care of us so thank you very much highly recommended

Tiffany Interiors
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindi D.
Verified review

Replacing trim woodwork and electrical outlets in basement. Responded promptly and did an excellent job.


Better Basement Technologies is a locally owned company specializing in foundation repairs & basement waterproofing. We offer the best, most innovative services in the industry & pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. If you want a better basement with better service at a better price, contact Better Basement Technologies, LLC.


We provide professional perks in all aspects of every task we tend to! If you want perfection that will leave you amazed. give us a try. I can assure you that we will be your first choice contractor in all future projects that you need because with us, one call and we will complete it all .


We do kitchens, baths, complete home remodeling services, and basement finishing. We do historic restoration along with additions and renovations.

  • 17 years in business

Triple R Builders specializes in custom trim carpentry, basement finishes, and full remodeling work. We also have a custom-home building division.

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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.  

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a 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.

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