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Galesburg Basement Professionals

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kit S.
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Daryn is awesome. Reliable, responsible, friendly, fair!

Zielke's Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly J.
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Awesome work! Jonathan hung closet shelves and panels for our garage, did a great job!

J & B Woodworks
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cori & Toby A.
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We had our basement bathroom finished from rough in. He listened to our ideas and helped us work around any problems. He made sure it turned out great. We love it!

CHRISTOPHER CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve T.
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Chris is great to work with. He listens well and has excellent taste and vision. He sweats the details and ensures that the end result pleases both himself and the customer. He built our home and, 5 years later, finished our 2200 sq. ft. basement. We've gotten many compliments over the years about Chris's work. The one constructive criticism I have is that Chris can tend to under-charge for what is very high-quality work. With all due respect to his need to compete when bidding for a job, Chris's experience, insight, and craftsmanship is very valuable and he should ensure that his bids, while competitive, provide both him and his sub-contractors with income. I highly recommend Chris as both a person and a contractor.

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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Quality, honest and reasonable work. Very happy with our basement and bar finish!

Tom's Home Improvement
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kaliah M.
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Thomas did an amazing job on my deck and basement. I would recommend him to clients any time, thanks again Thomas.

JNM CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bob S.
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Jim did a wonderful job, at a great price, replacing basement windows in our 80-year old house. He's a pleasure to deal with. I'll use him again when we need to replace upstairs windows.

DW's Carpentry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabelle C.
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Dustin did a beautiful job of transforming an unfinished basement room with pipes and unfinished walls into a room ready to be used. He is very skilled and made it possible for me not to hire several different workers. He is timely, tidy and professional. I would not hesitate to hire him for additional work.

Jennifer R.
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Larry has done several projects for me around the house. Waterproofed the basement in spring of 2016. There was a lot of rain that summer and fall and I didn't have any issues. The new cement work is smoother then the original floor. He has painted several rooms in the house. He uses a sprayer so you can't see any roller marks. He is also in the process of installing a new fence in the back yard, yet has run into weather issues and will finish in the spring. He is always professional and honest with his work timeframes. He cleans up the work area well and don't leave any trash around.

Pete's Wall Repair
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Linda V.
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peter helped us finish our new laundry room in the basement. he did the plumbing for the washer hook up. great job. in the sun room he repaired the ceiling. we were glad to have him work for us.

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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