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Newark Basement Remodeling Contractors

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

Top Pro
  • 482 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elvira G.
Verified review

We had a clogged drain in the kitchen. The kitchen is in the process of remodeling, so the sink was not there and no water to flush down the drain. I communicated with Jason via text messaging, sending him pictures and voicing my concerns. He answered all my questions very patiently even before arriving for the job. At the job, he was very professional and careful. He cleaned the drain, used the camera to check it, and cleaned up after he was done. He said that he warranties his work and we can call him back if anything goes wrong after the sink is installed. (The sink has not been installed yet, as of today.) We are very satisfied with his service and will be calling him again for future projects.

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 186 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill S.
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Scope of work was to install microwave hood with direct vent. Walter and team did a great job. I look forward to working with him on future projects such as kitchen renovation and framing renovation in the near future

  • 34 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Steven L.
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Mike has worked on a range of projects for us, that include small maintenance jobs and large remodeling work. He's put up walls, done electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, roofing and painting. He's been our go-to fix-it guy for over 10 years and I know that when I call Mike that the job will get done on schedule and that it will be done right.

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G&M Llc
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Varun G.
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Greivin is a very reliable, honest and responsive contractor who did a great job at repainting our house. I offered him the job after he submitted the best bid among 4 contractors to paint my 1340 sq feet house in Hoboken. My walls were painted in dark colors with different rooms having different colors and we were shifting to all white - he did a great job that needed four coats and also agreed to repair our wooden floor in a small corner for no extra cost. He has done a great and timely job - in a condo building, he did the job with no disturbance to neighbors. Highly recommended.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya K.
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Matt was great! I have been waiting on the contractor to repair my roof. Meanwhile needed to tarp it (since hiring the contractor tiles were stripped of the roof -while waiting for them to come) Matt came and tarped the roof even in the pouring rain (I felt terrible) . He even advised me of the roofs condition saying it was it good condition dispite the missing tiles and to let the contractors know I knew the there would be no Plywood repairs needed(they [contractors] were already trying to sell me plywood!). I can sleep tonight knowing no rain will come in while waiting on the contractor (I wish they were as communicative and fast as Matt was.)

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  • 23 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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I want to thank Darin Sliker for all of the help he provided for me and my mother. I live in the state of Va. and my mother lived in N.J. I had been trying to secure a contractor for repairs that were needed in her tenants bathroom. My mother is 85 yrs. young and needless to say she did not know who to contact for this job. So after trying several contractors, a cousin of mine suggested I go online to "Thumbtacks.com and the rest is history! Darin was very friendly, helpful and very informative. He didn't mind me calling, texting or emailing him at any time. That meant so much considering I live out of state. The work that was done to the bathroom was great and I will always be grateful to Darin and those who worked with him on this project!

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Quality painting
4.4
from 58 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trisha R.
Verified review

Konstantinos was a pleasure to work with! We used his services to repaint our office during renovations and it turned out beautifully. Highly recommend this company!

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Fratturo Home Remodeling
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles R.
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We only signed up for thumbtack in hopes of getting a less expensive bid on our project than the one from our original contractor, what we got was the Fratturos! From the moment Harry and Brian (father and son) walked in and started looking around our kitchen, which was totally gutted from a flood, you could tell they had done this many times before. From our simple Home Depot design sketches and sharing of our ideas they were able to give us great advice and some do's and dont's on our kitchen remodeling project that we received from no one else. Two major selling points on our second walkthrough are why we hired them. They were able to figure out that the placement of our kitchen island was going to interfere with both opening the oven and our back door! Huge save... Then when we discussed not having enough storage space they took the initiative to measure out just enough room for a pantry and wine rack just off the Dining room table area. We were impressed, and sold. We handed them kitchen project and our basement refinishing project which included moving walls, doorways and remodeling the bathroom. We couldn't be happier with their work. The estimate we received from Fratturo Home Remodeling was actually a bit higher than we wanted to go... but we trusted them and that's priceless. I believe we saved in the long run, because there were no surprise fee's after the project started or extra costs due to poor planning. I highly recommend the Fratturos and thumbtack!

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Global Housing Contractors
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter T.
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We hired James and Global Housing Contractors to remodel a bathroom. The process for us to select the right contractor took months, and during this process James was by far the most responsive, visiting us multiple times, submitting proposals, 3D models, reviewing and accommodating our ever changing circumstances and needs. Our project scope has actually increased quite significantly (for example, we added a second bathroom to fix, lots of additional small items that we didn't consider at first) and James and his team was flexible and professional all along the way. James personally supervised the work multiple times a week and we couldn't be happier with the end results. During the whole process James was responsible and we could work out every single detail (e.g. tiles, paint colors, solve some unforeseen problems, etc.) together. We will definitely work with Global Housing Contractors in the future.

TNS Home Improvements
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Katie L.
Verified review

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.

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London Construction Services
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Henry S.
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London construction services did a great job kitchen remodeling,floor tile ,backsplash ..the kitchen look amazing we find London construction outside thumbtack..definitely hire them for next project

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Hometech
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim M.
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Glenn did high quality work on basement flooring, closets, and drywall repair. He was responsive and punctual which was greatly appreciated. Glenn is a professional and we would definitely use him in the future for a variety of work.

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Shradha P.
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We bought a house in haste and had extremely tight timeline to get several jobs done before moving in. Sam saved the day! I am amazed by the quality and professionalism he and his team delivered. They did paint job, flooring, tiling, bathroom remodeling, light fitting and even fixed a leaky plumbing. It was simply a delight to get all the job finished beautifully in record time of ~2 weeks. I don’t have a single complain. He provided very helpful insights, helped us with options and was mindful of our budget and constraints. A true partner all along. Before this experience, I have always been very skeptical of home remodeling, but now with Sam I would rather do a fixer upper. Thank you, Sam for all your hard work!

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jon P.
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Al did a good job with some drywall repairs and painting on a quick schedule.

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White Glove Handyman
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara O.
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Avi did a very nice job of remodeling our kitchen, and various other smaller jobs around our home.

Home Geeks USA, Inc.
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Rick V.
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(This message originally sent directly to Home Geeks): Dear Vince: I want to take this opportunity to compliment your wonderful crew on two jobs very well done. I really can't say enough good things about Denis Esposito and his partner, Mike (whose last name, regrettably, I didn't get). The interior work they did on my basement and kitchen, as well as the exterior work above my bay window all turned out beautifully. Their hard work (under some brutal weather conditions), attention to detail, and dedication to quality was nothing short of exceptional. I've never seen any workmen go so far above and beyond the call of duty as they did (particularly Denis). I hope you'll pass my thanks to Denis and Mike for their outstanding efforts. The repairs to my home that they completed far exceed "satisfactory." On that basis, I'd have no reservations in contacting Home Geeks for any future work to be done, or in recommending the company to anyone needing a high-quality contractor. Sincerely, Rick

iGenie Construction
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene W.
Verified review

These guys are great!! I own a four-family home which had been in a fire incident. I was in need of some dire repairs and remodeling, a friend of mine refered me to them and when I met with the Contractor he was very knowledgeable withover 35 Years of experience. I had them remodel and repair every aspect of my home the work was done very neat to my surprise the house was up and running in no time. I was guided through the work and they saved me lots of money on material cost. I would definitely recomend and will have them pave over my backyard this summer. The right contractor for any job!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Smadar A.
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It is my pleasure to recommend the excellent work of Rick Doggett who was the general contractor for a remodeling project of my apartment in Jersey City. From the initial interaction and proposal phase through construction and the timely completion of the job, Rick and his crew performed at the highest level of professionalism, work ethics, and dedication. The work involved a complete re-structure of the internal floor plan, moving walls, installing new fixtures, hardwood floor and carpet, electrical, plumbing, and painting, while communicating with an owner who was not on location. I would, with no hesitation, engage Rick in any future construction or remodeling that will come-up. Thank you Rick and crew for a wonderful job.

JTK Remodeling
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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JTK Remodeling, Tim, did a fine job with the projects I needed help with. He was right on time and got right to work. He had asked me to send him pix prior to coming to do the work so he prepped and made sure he had the right materials to complete the job - no surprises - well there was 1 little surprise, not his fault, and he managed to work around it anyway. Very personable.

Global Hill Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Stella H.
Verified review

Great job demolishing our basement. The job was complete and finished on time.

GlobeTech Remediation Inc.
4.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joey N.
Verified review

Hi I'm Joe Navarro, GlobeTech is an excellent company that strived to fully satisfy our request. This was the only company that truly listened to my desires and made sure to explain all possible options and limitations that could lie ahead. They have a courteous hardworking group of craftsmans. The GlobeTech team renovated our basement with amazing attention to detail and exceeded our expectations with this renovation. Josh and his team are great professionals and we will call them again for any future Remodels.

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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