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Arlington Heights Basement Renovation Contractors

Browse these basement renovation contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Arlington Heights.

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Cerena K.
Verified review

Keith was able to come in on short notice and work on moving a few outlets and ceiling lights for our kitchen renovation. He was very informative, friendly, and professional. His work was also very tidy. We will hire him again in the future. Thanks Keith!!

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

Chano was great to work with, very responsive, quick to come out and complete the job. Needed drywall repair and painting in our basement done very quickly - they completed the full day project within 2 days of providing the quote and within 4 days of my posting the project. Would definitely use them again

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 72 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

At first I hired Tom to move some plumbing in my kitchen remodel. He was on time, professional and very reasonably priced. He left our initial appointment just for an estimate with more work than he bargained for and each week I added more. In the end, he remodeled half of my house. From plumbing to electrical to tile to drywall, etc.. His crew is great and very respectful. My master bath looks amazing. Before he even finished my job I was referring him to family and friends. Do yourself a favor and hire him if you are reading this review. You won’t be disappointed.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Essen Y.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience contracting with M&T to replace my water heater. The price was decent and service was exceptionally good. The heater broke down on Friday late evening and the new water heater was up and running before noon the next day. I scoped a number of plumbers but ended up with them. Ian was great to work with and so was Michael. I would recommend them any day and to my friends and neighbors. Good service | good price | 5 star service overall. They cleaned up and covered the entire route leading to the boiler room in the basement. I would definitely hire them again ..

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Lena S.
Verified review

I recently renovated the bathroom with the help of AVM Construction. The bathroom looks gorgeous, they are very professional. They even helped me with the design. I highly recommend AVM Constraction Inc for any kind of tile work. They are prompt, professional

Fox Restoration, Inc.
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen H.
Verified review

The 'job' encompassed four separate projects: a) Re-roofing; b) New attic insulation; c) Upgrade from 100 to 200 amp electrical; and, d) Bathroom renovation. The job was scheduled to be competed on or before 7-Dec. Joe, and his team, worked on two projects simultaneously throughout the job period. The workmanship was good to excellent. Projects like these on older homes always run into unforeseen problems. Joe's team handled each "interesting situation" with grace and good humor without burying me in Change Orders. All projects were completed ahead of schedule with Joe - himself - being the toughest critic of the job. This left me with nothing to point out or complain about!! I plan on using Fox Restoration for other work in the spring.

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Claudio and his team handled very well our lack of clarity on portions of our project. The project turned out well and so did the additions. The work quality was good and everyone at our house seems happy the outcome. BTW - This project was for remodeling two bathrooms in a 40 year old house.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Brianne K.
Verified review

Bruce and his crew were great to work with during our basement remodel. We shared our vision and he helped us to make it happen within our budget. He was upfront and honest about the costs that were incurred along the way and gave us lots of options/directions to go at different price points so we could make an informed decision. During the construction process, the crew worked diligently to get the work done. They sent daily updates with photos about what was accomplished each day and were always available to answer questions. Whenever we would call, text, or email, we heard back in a reasonable amount of time with the details we needed. At one point, we shared a concern about something and Bruce made sure that it was remedied to our liking without hesitation. It was so evident that he takes great pride in his work and looks to ensure his customers are 100% satisfied. Since moving to the area we have worked with several local "handymen" and Genesis may have just earned the title of our new "go to guy!" Thank you!!!

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
Verified review

Mike was very professional and stuck to his commitment. His crew are hard works and I am amazed at what they got done.... lowering a basement floor 21 inches. There were some conflicts in scheduling the pouring of the concrete but in the end he stayed true to his commitment. I would definitely recommend him in the future.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

I was very pleased with Elite Renovations with their professionalism, their knowledge, attention to detail, they are extremely hardworking and always on time. My neighbors and family members were impressed with how our house has changed so much for the better and wanted Elite Renovations information. If the house we purchase needs any work we will hire Elite Renovations again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Belinda M.
Verified review

Great job with my garage slab renovation

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg H.
Verified review

Alumni Builders was an amazing company to work with on our home renovation. Dan was very professional and upfront with all costs, both expected and unexpected. He was thorough with our contract and allowed us to make changes along the way. He was in communication with us during the entire renovation and would let us know what the upcoming work would be as well as the name of who would be performing the work. We have a six month old at home and Dan was as accommodating as possible with his schedule & needs and understanding of my concerns (paint fumes, etc.) The quality of work was excellent and our basement has been transformed! I would absolutely recommend and rehire Alumni Builders for any future projects we might have.

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ream M.
Verified review

Ray is a hard working, honest, and dependable contractor. There is nothing he can’t do. Currently remodeling 3 houses for me from top to bottom and he handled every surprise that came up way better than I expected. He is great to work with and you can trust him with your project with your eyes closed. Will hire him every time.

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HomanRemodelingInc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert G.
Verified review

Jeff did professional work tiling our guest bath. It was a small job but Jeff was very prompt and professional. He did thorough work and was pleasant to work with. A positive experience., I would recommend Jeff Homan for any renovation project.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had to break our project into 2 phases because of remodeling. They refinished floors in 2 bedrooms, stairs and a hallway. They were here when they said they would be, did quality work and explained very clearly any questions I had. We will be using them for phase 2. One small nit: Some of the stain got onto our walls and baseboards so I had to repaint those. It wasn't a huge deal, but I feel like they could have taped that off so I didn't need to repaint.

Remodeling & Flooring Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen Y.
Verified review

Rafal remodeled our basement stairs and finished trim and installed window sills. He and his wife did a fabulous job and so nice and always on time.

All Pro Contracting
4.1
from 17 reviews
  • 56 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Sonny and his crew showed up to remodel my basement I’m extremely happy with the results everything went forward as can be I have no issues hiring him again !

All American CC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angie F.
Verified review

Hired Dino to remodel the first floor of my new home. We got New floors and we had him paint the walls & closet doors. It turned out excellent. Dino is very professional, precise and very good at the work he does.

Affordable Interiors
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
Verified review

I used Affordable Interiors to put new wood floors on the first floor of my house and to remodel my kitchen. The work went smoothly and I love the end result! I really enjoyed working with Nick and all of his craftsmen as everyone was friendly, trustworthy and very efficient. Alan, the kitchen designer, was helpful when I struggled with decisions and even went to other sources to find tile and glass options for me! I know everyone talks about how long and painful remodels can be but I was very impressed with the fast pace that Nick and his team accomplished! I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them!

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Quinnton W.
Verified review

Donnell and his team were some of the best professionals I have ever dealt with when it comes to contracting. Not only did they let you know the progress every step of the way but they made sure you were completely happy with the results. They were professional and did highly quality work on my basement. It went from looking like a dungeon to a beautiful space. They also did something that I see very few contractors do and that is clean up after themselves each time they were here instead of just waiting until after the job was done. It was nice to go to the basement everyday and be able to move around because they have cleaned everything well. That is super convenient and great since we are still living here while the work is being done. I would recommend them in a second for not only any future work for myself but for others. It's quality and professionalism at a great price --Ernst Quinnton Lamothe Jr.

  • 17 years in business
Kevin M.
Verified review

Harrison and Sons designed and built out my basement. It turned out fantastic, and they were great to work with.

Q & A

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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.  

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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