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Des Plaines Basement Professionals

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

Called Keith for new electrical work before finishing our basement. Keith"s schedule allowed him to do our work the next day! Prompt response and finished our job in a timely matter. He really takes pride in this work he does! very efficient and neat. Good cleanup job when work was finished. Love our new lightings and look forward to finish our basement. I would hire keith again for any of our electric needs in the future. I wish more workers had Keith's work ethic!

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 159 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 73 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

We needed to have baseboards installed and painted throughout my entire basement before I had my carpet installed. Tom and Jose did a great job. After my initial request on Thumbtack Tom responded right away and came out to give me an estimate. Price was very reasonable and they were prompt in doing the work. I expect to hire them in the future for additional products. Would recommend to others as well.

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jesseme M.
Verified review

I hired Rising Construction to fix some gas pipes that were leaking in my basement. I expressed the need to get them repaired asap. They showed up earlier than expected. They were very reasonable on the price. I added on some additional jobs and they took care of them as well. You can tell they are good people. I highly recommend Edwin and Alvin.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Mark R.
Verified review

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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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark K.
Verified review

Marek laid tile, placed drywall, and placed a vanity where I asked. I had a small issue with the placement of an outlet, but everything went very well. I would hire him again.

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

Claudio did a wonderful job with our bathroom remodel! He finished the work on time and was very professional. Everything was done perfectly and Claudio was very attentive to our needs.

  • 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!!!

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri M.
Verified review

Needed oversize gutters, new flat roof on an addition, metal awning pushed out due to a dent, and fascia nailed down. Mike, the owner, came out for an estimate. Tony is employed by Mike and did an excellent job! He was thorough, persevered in 90 degree weather, cleaned up all around him to my liking. All in all, Quality Home Remodelers were excellent to have for the job we needed done. I will call on them again in the future and I will recommend them to my friends! Thank you, Mike and Tony!!!

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

Had a job to fill trenches in basement floor. Mike and his crew arrived early, and finished quickly. They were very clean and courteous. We have some major jobs coming up in the future, and we will definitely use his firm again, and we will refer him to friends.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dena B.
Verified review

I had BC remodel my basement... drywall, tape, mud and paint. I am very happy with the job. I had 3 quotes and he was the middle quote. The story goes you get what you pay for. I was very impressed with everything!! Prompt, very clean and excellent work. I will use BC in future for this old house. Thank you again!!

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin T.
Verified review

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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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer R.
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I had water damage to a basement bedroom. Even though the job was relatively small, Ray accepted it regardless. I was on an extremely tight time frame and Ray and his team pulled through, even working on a Sunday evening. Our floor and trim look beautiful and I'm so happy to have a beautiful bedroom for my mom again. They are coming back in a couple weeks to replace some basement windows. Ray and his team did a great job, professional, and friendly. Highly recommend! Thanks Ray for delivering as promised!!

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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
David M.
Verified review

A Plus did a fantastic job on my hardwood floors, finished on time, and they looked awesome.

B & B construction LLC.
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

Turion was very professional, I needed my gutters cleaned and my entire home painted and it was done within 1 week for a very reasonable price. My gutters no longer leaks thanks to him and my house won't need a paint job for at least 20 years to come. I would recommend him to anyone. Excellent job!!

All American CC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 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

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

Did the floor in my kitchen years ago and it still looks like new, tile and grout! He also did my Wisconsin kitchen, bathroom and basement. Have used many times. Nick is the BEST! Dave L

  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
Verified review

Justin finished my basement for me. He was well organized, professional, clean and finished on time. I would recommend him to anyone looking to remodel their home.

Pro One Builders, Inc.
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan J.
Verified review

I worked with pro one to re do my basement last summer. They did great work, everything was clean and and the project was on track. I would recommend pro one inc.

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

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.

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

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Need carpet installation or replacement

Des Plaines, IL

  • Approximate square footage of project
    Less than 500
  • Carpet material
    As recommended by professional
  • Details
    I had a new floor put in the hall and the installer does not re-stretch the carpet. There is a 4 foot section and a six foot section that needs to re-stretched
  • $65
    Average price
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