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Des Plaines Basement Contractors

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  • 9 years in business
  • 517 hires on Thumbtack
Nicoh N.
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I booked Apex to build a new addition on our home and to be honest I've been hesitant to work with new contractors. Their team came in and were professional and attentive to my families needs from beginning to end of our improvements. I was thoroughly impressed with their masterful work and would recommend their services to any and everyone.

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Malik S.
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replacement of ceiling fans outlets switches all electrical was done great evening rewired my electrical box in basement 👍👍👍👍

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Roseanne F.
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Chano and his team installed new laminate floors throughout our home, painted all our trim and installed new doors. He even fixed an odd door frame in our master bath, which icluded building out the wall a bit and installing new frame. It was all quite a process and took us out of the home for a good two weeks or so, but in all fairness, it was a big job. The workmanship and attention to detail was top notch, and if there was ever anything I didn't quite like or wanted fixed, there were no questions or pushback. Chano and his team really want their customers to be satisfied with the end results, and we are very much!! We even ended up having to rebuild the stairs because carpeting had really damaged the wood, and although it cost us a bit more, the results were great! He really worked with us on many levels, including price and he always offered fair opinions on construction and where to spend money or where we could save. A lot of contractors run pretty shady and you never know who you can trust, so I'm very happy we found A Plus Decorating, because we never had to worry. I highly recommend Chano and his team and will definitely use them in the future!

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison M.
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Ron has done many home improvements for me over the years and has helped to make my home look great! He has done everything from electrical (changing all my lighting in my house and one of them was from a 2 story entry way Yikes!), plumbing ( new kitchen sink, garbage disposal and sump pump) to adding crown molding and glass to my kitchen cabinets and now they look custom. He is friendly, prompt, very fair pricing, very knowledgable in all home improvements and best of all he is a perfectionist. He will not leave the job until it is perfect and the customer is very happy. He did new tile in my mom's kitchen and now she loves him too! I've delt with many contractors over the years and really Ron is the best.

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Handsome Finish Remodeling
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun D.
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Fernando and his brother did great work and their prices are very fair! They did a backsplash for my kitchen and it looks amazing. They took the time to cut the tiles proper and paid attention to detail, rather than cutting corners like a lot of contractors would. I plan on using Handsome Finish again for future work. I highly recommend them!

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill L.
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They were EXTREMELY responsive. We had a broken pipe in the basement and even though it wasn’t an emergency, they responded right away. From the time I reached out to them to the the pipe being replaced was less than 4 hours! Great work, very professional and at a reasonable rate.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 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.

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  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Jodi S.
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Marek and Gracie were the dream team. Marek does professional, excellent, really top notch work. I am going to miss my talks with Gracie. She made sure I was kept up to the minute on all areas of the job. Highly recommend Marek Wojciech Construction. Very honest!!!

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Milsan S.
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Mike and his team are great and professional. Tony came out to clean the gutters on the house and did a great job. Great service and great price, Highly recommended Mike and his professional team.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Home Improvement Services
4.4
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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Ed did an excellent job. I love my kitchen remodel. I get so many compliments on my new backsplash. He had cabinets, dishwasher and counter tops installed quickly. Plus installed a new window, ceiling fan and doors. He even did some minor upgrades at no cost, like changing my outlets. Was veryour friendly and efficient. Already have plans for him to do more work, backsplash in my bathroom and flooring in basement.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin T.
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Dan came in to handle our basement project and he was the only contractor that reached out after quoting to make sure we understood the quote. We than discussed options for stair railing options and built in shelves which came out great! Next time I need a home improvement project done I will call Dan!

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew D.
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This was the easiest contractor I have ever had to work with. Brad demo'd my current deck and converted it to a one level deck. Brad's pricing was right in line with other quotes I received, he always showed up right on time, and the work was done exactly how I had envisioned it. He was even flexible enough to push back the original install date when I requested it at the last minute because I was going out of town. Do not bother trying someone else, this is the guy to hire. I strongly recommend him.

  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Faustino M.
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Highly recommended..! It was a pleasure working with Joel. He made the entire project pain-free and worry-free. From the estimate, to the roof tear off, to the install, to the insulation and duct work, the job was done professionally and clean. I've worked with many a contractor and Joel & his crew are worth doing business with. Thanks much HGR.

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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
Mark M.
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Chano and his team did a great job resealing our kitchen floor and doing some other small flooring projects (stairs, basement landing.) The work was thorough, done well, and reasonably priced. Chano was easy to work with and kept us informed about any scheduling changes or issues. I would recommend A Plus Flooring.

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella L.
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STAR CONSTRUCT is the absolute best remodeling company you can find. Ady and his crew are responsible, kind, trustworthy, meticulous, clean/neat, priced very fair for his excellent flawless workmanship. You will not find a better crew or better contractor. They remodel my whole house, 6 bedrooms, kitchen, living room dining room and 2 bathrooms, and every detail was perfect. I am just thrilled with work they did, they made my house like new. I am so glad I found him. Thank you again Ady, I will tell everyone I know about your professionalism and I will use you again.

All American GC, Inc
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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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

Perdomo Construction Inc.
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Xun D.
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This is the second project Perdomo construction has done for me. The first time they built a small bedroom in the basement. This time they remodeled my kitchen. As is the first time, they have done a great job. Clean, fast and professional. The workers are punctual, helpful and above all very good people with great skills. I would recommend the company to anyone

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
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I highly recommend using Hammell Homes for contractor work. Hammell Homes worked on a couple of projects in my building. Both projects were done with quality and at a fair price. I will definitely use Hammell Homes again for any housing repairs/projects in the future. Brian L.

Network Remodeling
4.3
from 14 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Brett O.
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I had a dark and dingy finished basement last updated 45 years ago I wanted to upgrade to a more comfortable space for a family member to move in. Stan came by and he understood what I was looking for pretty quickly. He had ideas and suggestions for my situation we ended up using which were valuable improvements. The crew did good solid work and showed up when expected and the job got done within the expected timeframe. I got a better result than I was expecting particularly in the bathroom/shower and kitchenette part of the unit. Hiring someone when you are doing a big project is a little overwhelming but these guys are straight shooters.

Pro One Builders
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin A.
Verified review

We were so very pleased with our experience with Pro-One Builders and Painters. They did an excellent job of repairing damaged areas of our cedar siding and painting the entire house. Even more, they did an amazing job repairing our very old, very ugly front porch. The end result was fantastic, and we are enjoying the porch every day. Bogdan and his project manager Matthew were very communicative throughout the process and easy to reach with any questions. We would definitely refer this company to any family and friends who need are looking for construction or painting work.

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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