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Newark Basement Refinishers

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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben H.
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I had a really bad back up in by basement bathroom and of course began panicking. Jason contacted me and was at my house just a few hours later and got to work right away. From the second I met him outside, I felt like everything would be ok. From his calm demeanor, and knowledgeable questions I knew I was in the right hands. Jason worked for HOURS trying to unclog the persistent and stubborn clog but was only able to clear it up slightly all due to an idiot contractor I hired in the past. After more hours of working his butt off he kindly suggested I call a sewer specialist as this was too much for a plumber. I asked him how much I owed him and although I don't recall if he said "nothing" or half of the quoted, I gave him the full amount of his original quote because I KNOW he did his best. I will not be calling ANYONE else for future plumbing projects in my house

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  • 8 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
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Camille A.
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I am so glad I hire G&M carpentry. He was so professional, punctual and hard worker. I was going to fix just the walls on my kitchen but decided to fix the basement with them as well. I will highly recommend their services with my friends. . of course they deserve the 5 stars

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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack P.
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We needed a plumbing repair late Sunday afternoon at my parents home (60 year old house with original copper plumbing). They had found water on the floor of their finished basement. It was not gushing, but a steady drip. We shut off the water to the house. Matt responded quickly through Thumbtack, and was at the house within a couple hours. It was a cracked fitting, which he repaired. Price was reasonable, he was professional and we will use him again. He also called the next day for follow-up.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Whitney H.
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Great job handling some bumps in the project. We had 3 basement windows replaced. We ordered new construction windows instead of replacement, so that added complexity but Darin was still able to complete the work quickly and make the finished product look great. He stuck to his initial quote even though it must have taken him more time than expected. The job required a lot of tools and mess but he left things looking tidy. He was also very responsive as we set up the appointment. Would definitely hire again. Thanks!

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Global Housing Contractors
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Claire S.
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I hired them to clean a basement. My basement changed totally. They cleaned, gave me options about new trends and basically they remodeled my basement. I recommend its service, it is excellent. The staff work hard and supervised by its chief every day. They are professionals and finish on time.

TNS Home Improvements
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Katie L.
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Tom's team put in our kitchen backsplash and is working on drywalling our basement. We are very happy with the work and the responsiveness of Tom and his team. Tom is a pleasure- shows true enthusiasm for his work- and has great ideas on how to make a project go smoother.

JoMa CONSTRUCTION LLC
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Yara A.
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JoMa Constructions have a very good work team. They have done to me my basement finish, they are very responsible and professional. They were very honest from the begging, they gave me a good quote and them was very formal at the time of the job was done. I hardly recommended JoMa and I will use their service again.

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Christian G.
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Very professional and work was done right and when he said it would be done. Couldn't of asked for a better experience. He added a wall and door for me in my basement and it looks like it always been there.

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Leonardo Dacchille Design
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Arnaldo C.
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We hired Leonardo to refinish a built-in the previous owner installed in our apt, which we though darkened the room with its walnut finish. Leonardo was prompt with his responses. Very knowledgeable and extremely puntual. Was a pleasure to deal with someone with his level of professionalism.

  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Yogamy F.
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Melvin transformed our basement. He took our ideas and turned it into a reality and went above and beyond. Great attitude, easy to work with, and very reasonable. We definitely recommend him. He's the best!

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Restoration Solutions
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Neal G.
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Brian's restored our broken antique rocking chair to its original condition for less than half of his repair estimate. He also fixed a variety of small (yet annoying) issues in the apartment which other carpenters were unable to fix. Has enthusiam for his work, a wide range of skills and a gentle manner. There's no categorical rating that would be high enough to encapsulate the quality of his work, or the pleasure and ease of working with him.

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike N.
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Dc sent two siblings to my house, the older one was named Al, i forgot the youngers name. They were very respectful and cleaned out my basement and livingroom trash so effortlessly and fast that i felt like i needed to tip them more. They arrived at my queens home within less than 2 hours of me reaching out to them and they stuff their van up to the door wirh every piece of junk i could toss at them. I highly reccomend these young lions, they did a good job.

DIA Services
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Reginald D.
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Prompt , very courteous, flexible, understands spanish, and very knowledgeable. He is worth every penny in gold. He has knowledge of his craft, and of other types of repairs. Sewage, Plumbing, Electric, Drywall, Flooring installation. I will be using his services for quite some while.

Corniel Construction LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica R.
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Corniel construction completed my basement renovation. Which consisted of legalizing a basement apartment with new electricity , new ceramic flooring , new walls, bathroom and kitchen renovation . They work with me to fit my budget and even change their payment terms to my needs. Will defenestration recommend them !

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Mr. Handy
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Dev S.
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Working with Daniel was a breath of fresh air. He came when he said he would, honored the quote he gave me and was very meticulous about his work. He tiled my garage and proposed some options to make it look very nice. I mean it came out really good! He also put a new railing on my basement steps making it look exactly like the railing on the opposing side. Oh and a bonus, he cleaned up after himself! The pricing was very competitive to other quotes I received. I highly recommend him and will definitely be the first person I call when I need work in the future.

D&J General Construction LLC
4.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Daniela D.
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Mr Diaz, did my basement, excellent job, good price, honest and organized person.Highly recommended!!! I'll call him again for sure!

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Tomeck Construction, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Carl C.
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Variety of house hold work. Plumbing, elecrical, and carpentry. Basement, bathrooms, kitchen, Excellent job, best price. Only place I go.

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KI Renovations
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy C.
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We hired KI Renovations for a tiling project in our basement. It was not a straightforward job as the tiling only needed to be replaced around the perimeter after a french drain installation. KI Renovations did a great job overall, providing good value and finishing in only 1 1/2 days. Klarens and his team were professional and nice to work with. We would definitely hire them again.

Global Hill Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Stella H.
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Great job demolishing our basement. The job was complete and finished on time.

C & G Builders of NJ
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louis D.
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I rarely write reviews but this one is a must. We hired a contractor to do our basement remodel and we were living in that nightmare nobody wants to be in them. 4months, missed appointments, no shows, work not done correctly... Etc. We were forced to fire them and find a new contractor to save us from the nightmare. C & G Builders saved us, what a difference from working with the other guys. They finished our basement and fixed all the mistakes the other company caused. Extremely professional! I can't say enough about them!! I will be more then happy to be a reference if you are thinking about hiring them.

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D. C. & Sons inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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Excellent company already recommended to my friends. Love my refinished floor and are using this company again for another project!

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.

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