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DeKalb Basement Professionals

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

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie R.
Verified review

We hired Chano to paint the interior of our garage, and Chano also quoted on staining our wood deck. Chano was very professional, friendly and thorough during the quoting process and his team did excellent work. In fact, they were able to complete the job the same day Chano came out to quote. Highly recommend!

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 76 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Huzefa G.
Verified review

We hired Tom to finish our basement. It’s been a project on our to do list since we bought the house couple years ago. We met with a number of people/companies to get ideas and quotes. With the size of the project (2000 sq ft), we wanted to make sure we give it to the right company, having burnt by many past experiences dealing with contractors. When we met Tom, we knew right away he was the right guy. Tom completed the basement yesterday, and we couldn’t have been more satisfied. The basement looks great, and the attention to quality and perfection is astounding. Tom and his men are the most reliable people I have worked with. Showed up at 8am 6 days of the week for 30 days. Tom puts his heart into the job and we developed a very personal relationship with him. Highly recommend Tom for any project. He also engineered a solution for another structural problem that we had in the house during the time he was working the basement. Can’t say enough good things about him.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny E.
Verified review

They did a great job on my basement. They worked fast, in and out within 6 hours, and the job was done very well. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to my friends.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
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We were looking for a complete tear out and redo of our bathroom and building a walk-in closet in out master bedroom. Of the 4 contractors we reviewed they were the most organized and professional. The work donewas excellent and they always met their time line for completion of tasks. Their attention to the smallest detail was amazing and it shows in the quality of their work. The employees that worked at our house were extremely courteous and professional. We could not be happier with our experience and we will definitely use them for our basement buildout this summer.

  • 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!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

I hired Joe to do some carpentry work in my basement and he did a great job. I will be using him again to help me out with projects I will not be able to complete.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Bill did a great job doing my basement drywall and taping. Work was finished fast, quality was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend him.

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JA Complete Handyman LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick P.
Verified review

Steven did a great job installing my basement Windows. The trim looks amazing! I would definitely recommend Jose and Steven to all my friends!

K.V.S. Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
PETER G.
Verified review

I needed drywall work completed in my basement, and superior did a fantastic job! I have a few more projects that I will be hiring them for!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Ivan P.
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They did a very nice job, i got my basement and my entire first floor repainted, they made quick work of the high ceilings and i was very impressed with final result. I will definitely call them back when im ready to get the second floor repainted.

Chicago Pro, Inc.
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christine C.
Verified review

James has done so much for us this past month! We bought a new home that needed some improvements....after my husband's failed attempt at staining our floors, his guys swooped in and corrected it. Now they look great! After our gutters overflowed with crap due to a horrible past owner, his guys came and cleaned them out! James himself sealed four large cracks in our basement that were causing water damage, and the other day we had our windows measured so he can replace those too! James is very friendly, accommodating, hard-working, and easy to get a long with. I would and have recommended him to family and friends and we will be doing more work with him in the future.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikisha J.
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Tom has done many small, medium sized and large projects in my home. He has redone my entire basement, 2 bathrooms, expanded closets, and painted many rooms. Essentially, he is a 'jack of all trades'. His work is neat, clean. He works efficiently and can accomplish a lot in a small amt of time. He is honest, hard-working, highly experienced, innovative, practical and pleasant to work with. He is also very competitively priced, regardless of the job. I would highly recommend him to do any project in the home!

  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

The stairs from the kitchen to the basement were covered with old linoleum. My husband and I removed some of the lino and saw the wood was bad. When Glenn arrived, we told him to replace the tread and risers with new oak.They were stained and finished with polyurethane. A railing was also installed.

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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.

All American GC, Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

All American CC is an excellent company. They listened to my desires of turning a basement into a safe childproof environment for a home daycare. Dino was very professional about explaining all possible options.The end result was everything and more than I was hoping for. I have already recommended this company to friends and family. Once again thank you Dino

Gran Drywall Taping
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Annette O.
Verified review

They remodeled my basement. Timely manner and excellent workmanship. Very professional. Done before quoted timeline!!!🙂

NCH GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Leah S.
Verified review

They did a great job on our basement, thanks so much!

Basement Buddies
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Angela R.
    Verified review

    Was referred to Basement Buddies by a previous customer, and I was really busy trying to get a house ready to sell. Basement Buddies handled the project without me having to run around meeting people for measurements and signatures and payments. We handled everything online, and the work was amazing and a good price. Would definitely use them again. Through all the heavy rains, the basement was bone dry.

    M.T. McCaw, Inc.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Timoli M.
    Verified review

    Awesome crew!! We were very happy with the work. Matt and his team's work was beautiful. We recently opened up a wall going down into our basement, updated the stairs to match the stairs upstairs, and added a glass door. The team was very professional, always on time and cleaned up at the end of every day!! They arrived on time and completed the project on the given date. We are very happy with the work and the crew. You would never know we did the changes, it looks beautiful. It looks like it was always designed this way. We would recommend and use again!!!

    MAV CONSTRUCITON CO.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Delia H.
    Verified review

    They worked on our basement and we could not be happier! They took all of our ideas and made them come to life! Definitely putting their number in my phone book for future projects!

    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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