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Durham Basement Professionals

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Justin W.
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Great job! They did my basement Sheetrock, mud and sanding. Always showed up on time and got it done. Would highly recommend

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Charles, Cory and Luis did a fabulous job with our bathrooms and basement renovations. They do quality work and are super easy to work with. Thank you so much! Our house looks amazing.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon L.
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I had Mario and his crew hang and finish drywall for a basement remodel and am happy with the results. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was that the time projections given were never correct (e.g. scheduled to arrive at 8:30 but does not arrive until 9:30). He and his crew were very busy with other deadlines, so it was probably the exception rather than the rule. Overall, very good work and would hire again.

3D Remodeling,Inc.
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Carly H.
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Dave remodeled our entire basement in just one week. He built a new wall, added hardwoods, wired, put in new doors, and painted. He was there every day and stayed late until the job was done. I definitely recommend him for any remodeling project you have. Very reasonable and efficient.

Trasparency Glass Works
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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Great service! Jose quickly replaced our basement window. I will use him again in the future!

Anchor Renovation Concepts
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Chris V.
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Gary's demeanor, design flexibility, price, and execution of our basement remodel was exceptional in every way. Highly recommended.

ZUNIGA CONSTRUCTION
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sy B.
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I have used Zuniga Construction for the last four years to build wooden handrails on my front porch, install storm doors, make exterior repairs, adjust gutters, regrout shower, build a wooden fence, interior / exterior painting, and pressure washing.  I recommend they in the highest possible terms because they are skilled, dependable, and reasonably priced.

  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Casey S.
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Jennifer and her crew were outstanding. I had a basement covered in dried mud, concrete chunks, concrete dust and drywall dust, and they cleaned EVERYTHING! They cleaned the concrete floors, the couch, the furniture, the tools in the garage, the shelving, all my assorted junk, the walls, the stuff in my drawers, everything! They also did some organizing, so my garage and basement went from being coated in filth to being livable. They did an amazing job. Thanks, Jennifer!

Design2Resource LLC
4.1
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen F.
Verified review

Cliff is a creative problem-solver with a hard-working crew. His price for installing crown molding in our basement and master bedroom was very competitive. The job was done well and in one day, which we appreciated. His crew kept the job site clean and were responsive to our concerns. We will hire him again for our next project.

R.M. Custom Improvements
3.6
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Martha S.
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Ryan and his son did a good job cleaning out the gutters. He also have me a quote on gutter guards knowing I wouldn't be able to buy them right away. The only downer was he couldn't give me the name of the gutter guards for me to investigate them on the net.

  • 14 years in business
Alison K.
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My husband and i bought an older 1960's ranch home with an unfinished basement. We knew when we bought it it would need a lot of work but we loved the neighborhood, location and the general layout. WE redid the bathrooms first and used another contractor whom we liked, but felt like we spent more then we needed to for the job we had done, so we thought we should shop around for the next project--which was the kitchen. The kitchen had not been renovated at all, so a lot needed to be done. We had to gut the whole room and start over. We were referred to Charles by another friend who did our custom cabinets. Charles helped us plan out ideas, budget appropriately and kept us in the loop daily with emails and phone calls--we always knew what was happening every week and could plan around it as a result. We felt like we were in the process with him daily but felt like he was looking out for us not just by doing the job but looking out for our budget too. I really felt like we saved money in the long run using him. Having your house torn up for a period of time can make life crazy even under the best of circumstances, but Charles and his crew made it as seamless a process as we had experienced. We ran into some issues with our load bearing walls as we went along, but Charles handled it with minimum disruption -and we appreciated that. I would highly recommend him and his team for any rennovations to your home--big or small. He is a professional--knowledgable, personable and trustworthy--and has a boatload of integrity. And his work is top notch. I'm already planning the next phase of our house and my first phone call will be to Charles and Bluewater. Your home is your largest investment--and you should only trust it and its care to the best.

Y & B General Contracting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yusra S.
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Y & B General Contracting changed the roof on my old house and did a great job. They are also going to start finishing my basement next month. They offer competitive prices. highly recommend them.

Capstone Building Company
5.0
from 1 review
    Franklin R.
    Verified review

    Capstone Building Company, LLC came over to remodel our kitchen and to refinish our basement. The crew was very professional and clean. The quality of work was great. They did a wonderful job and were on budget. We would definitely use them again.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Martha C.
    Verified review

    I hired Peak City to finish a basement room. Though it was just one room, it was fairly extensive as code required the addition of a window (which required cutting into a brick wall/engineering/sign off etc). In addition to the window, Paul anticipated and shared with me everything the town was going to require before he even quoted the job. Yes, I had lower bids but no one else mentioned up front the extra costs that would be incurred. (Which obviously would've resulted in higher costs than originally bid.) The total scope of work involved extending the HVAC, moving plumbing, adding electrical, framing out of a closet, drywall install/finishing, the addition of a soffit, hardwood installation (which included removing a threshold and weaving the new hardwoods into the existing hardwoods,which was done seamlessly) painting and trim. I was also impressed with the fact that he took it upon himself to match the existing interior doors/trim etc. (That may sound like a no brainer but I've done many homes/projects over the years and you'd be surprised!!) He did his best to minimize dust and the work area was cleaned up daily (again something one would expect, but doesn't necessarily happen without asking!). He had a handful of trades in who did the same. He finished on time and stayed within the agreed budget with no surprises! Highly recommended!

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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.  

    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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    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.

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