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New York Basement Renovation Contractors

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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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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 163 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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  • 8 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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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!

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.

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Hometech
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan S.
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Complete bathroom renovation. Demolition, removal, new walls, all new fixtures and tub plumbing, custom built-in cabinetry, and porcelain tile floors. Glenn and partner measured meticulously and finished everything when they said they would without damaging stair and hallway. Couldn't have asked for more for this cramped upstairs renovation in our older home.

Ariel Consultants
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin R.
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Office kitchen renovation completed 3 weeks. Everything was well coordinated and organized with contractors from start to finish.

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Vasiliki K.
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Melvin and team did a great job with our roof and building a new dormer. We will do more work with him (new kitchen and door) as we trust him completely and we are very happy to have found him. Highly recommended!

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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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Lisa M.
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The job could not have gone more perfect. My contractor cancelled last minute for a job that needed to be done before Christmas as it was a gift. I hired Al over the phone as I was desperate and he came over right away. I was extremely nervous and worried he may try and over charge due to the circumstances and my need for immediate assistance. He had no reviews for me to read and I have had a few bad experiences with contractors in the past. Al was polite, clean, neat and treated my home as if it was his own sweeping and vacuuming as he went along. I was only planning on having him do the hard labor and I was going to finish the rest on my own. Al was a very pleasant find and I will be referring him to anyone I know who needs a contractor. He did not over charge and went above and beyond to help finish the entire job for me.

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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  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Ambica M.
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Carlos has done a big project in our house. He changed room layouts (including breaking down walls, putting in support beams), changed the entire flooring, added a new room and remodeled the kitchen BEAUTIFULLY! He sticks to the schedule while explaining every step along the way. Our family is more than happy to have found him!

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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.

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1 Molina Construction Corp
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Bela and Glenn S.
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We used Molina Construction Corp after our house got flooded during hurricane Sandy We needed major renovation to correct all the damage that was done to our living space . The owner , Hans, truly rescued us . He cut through the red tape in dealing with our flood insurance company . The project was fairly large, as we had to replace subfloors and walls . All plumbing ,electrical ,and any other subcontracted were beautifully managed by the owner . His attention to detail and scheduling has been exemplary . We would not hesitate to recommend Molina Construction Corp. to any firm or individual who is looking for quality contractor .

City line interiors inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvie C.
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I would like to highly recommend the general contractor who handled my townhouse’s third remodeling and renovation project, Mr. Mario Bissessar, owner and principal of City Line Interiors, Inc. The job project went extremely smoothly and was completed in a highly professional, efficient manner; I am very pleased with both the process and the beautiful results. The project was multi-faceted, complicated -as any remodeling entails- including a lot of details, involving multiple building sectors such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, windows, tiling and paintings, metal work, having to respect landmark rules and blending with the existing structure. The crew led by Mario was very cohesive, punctual, talented, productive, flexible and friendly. His team is fluent in English (with a variety of charming Caribbean accents). Mario is very responsive, an excellent communicator and a great team leader. He was there every day, not only overseeing the work but very much hands-on, with precious skills, including carpentry. Mario also contributed great design ideas and judicious trouble-shooting solutions. Of course, I made several last minute changes or additions, which inflated the original budget but the corresponding charges were well itemized, justified and very reasonable. The payment schedule was without surprises and always well timed. It does not hurt that Mario is also an IT wizard…. All his subcontractors (electricity, plumbing, HVAC and metal work) were fantastic: they delivered diligently on the promised dates. It makes a big difference when subcontractors are well coordinated; they obviously knew and respected each other well, and were happy to work with Mario Bissessar.

New Space Renovation Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
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I hired New Space after interviewing 4 contractors and are very pleased I did. As a graphic designer, I'm very selective in picking the right company to renovate my new apartment in New York City, one who is design oriented and has excellent references. Their work is beautifully crafted with care and attention to detail. From complex plumbing work to detailed custom millwork, I was impressed with their professionalism and quality. I was very happy to work collaboratively with Alex, Tom, Frank, and their crew and look forward to working with them again on my design studio projects next year. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for professional fine quality renovation and a smooth construction process.

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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