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Plainfield Basement Remodeling Contractors

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

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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elvira G.
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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.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 137 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
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter P.
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Great job - reliable and available Was able to work with me on several projects around the house Hung mirror and pictures Fixed shelving that needed to be hung Fixed bathroom plumbing and went to store for parts Helped assemble crib and night stand Was easy to work with and very reasonable

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 110 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!

Smart Improvement Corp.
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Bill L.
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After enduring several months of frustration, inconveniences, and outright deceptions, it was a welcomed relief to find a thorough, professional and very helpful team of contractors who did everything asked with the attitude that gave my family the restored confidence in home improvement service. I would highly recommend Smart Improvement for any home renovation/repair or restorations needed.

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Global Housing Contractors
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Vincent C.
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I hired James to do a kitchen renovation for me at my home, and it was a great decision. From beginning to end the service and professionalism was top notch. The quality of work provided was excellent as well. James and his crew also did work for my parents, redoing their bathroom which also yielded the same results. Excellent work and service. I would highly recommend Global Housing Contractors to anyone looking to do home improvements.

TNS Home Improvements
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 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.

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Ro S.
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Sam did an outstanding job on our home renovation. Pricing was fair and delivered on time. Nice and friend team.

Larry T.
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I had a great experience with these guys! They were friendly,fast and professional. I will definitely be calling Connors and Connors for future projects. I had the interior of my house repainted (5 rooms) and they were neat and precise. They plastered the holes where I had pictures up etc.,helped me move some of the furniture around and repainted (color change). I also had a leak in my roof and they fixed that in the same manner. Very pleased.

  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Ji H.
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Melvin and his team did an excellent work in repairing the drywall cracks and reinstalling the baseboard. The baseboard I had was not long enough to cover, so his team member actually went to Home Depot to pick one for me, which really helped my time. Melvin is a very detail-oriented person. I expected he would do some touch-ups on the affected area only, but he actually painted the whole wall because he wanted it to be perfect. Also, the price he quoted was very reasonable. I would definitely work with him again and highly recommend to others.

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.

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White Glove Handyman
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 22 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.

Corniel Construction LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Joe N.
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Waldy and his crew did a great job remodeling my house. Did not over charge and the work was top notch. I would definitely recommend this service.

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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
4.5
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 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.

D&J General Construction LLC
4.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Urszula K.
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Home remodeling from Cape Cod to almost Colonial, including foundation, covered back porch, new second floor, addition of mud room and pantry, new roof, etc. Job was completed in about three months, which is not that common, as jobs as such usually takes about six months. The crew was in the house every day working very hard and passed all the inspections very smoothly. Carlos was very honest and trustworthy and every part of the job was delivered with high quality. We are very happy with the outcome and would definitely hire him again in the future!

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.

Manta Property Service Group
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel V.
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AdvantaClean did an excellent job of removing the mold from my basement. From the initial consultation to the final clean-up, everything was handled extremely professionally. I highly recommend this company.

MDB Construction
3.9
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Vindya V.
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Was wonderful on all fronts! Timely service, easy to talk to, and competitive pricing. Glad we worked with him for our basement lights installation project.

Rhodes Home Improvement LLC
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shakil K.
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ER homes have done the remodeling of my home in Jersey City, NJ They are very professional and creative. I was able to complete my project within Budget, quality and as per my planned time schedule. I recommend ER homes for any residential remodeling, finishing and Creative works.

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.

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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