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Rochester Basement Contractors

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JV Exteriors & Roofing
4.6
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa B.
Verified review

Joe and his team did an amazing job on our roof. We needed a full tear off replacement on our back addition and was at our house the same day we connected through Thumbtack to give us a quote. His price was the best we found after contacting four contractors, and he was also the most honest and friendliest. We have a baby due in just a couple of months, so he scheduled our project right away and we had our new roof within 2 weeks of our quote! He was also very quick to respond to calls and emails with questions. We opted to clean up the debris ourselves to help save some $, and even still he and his crew organized the mess and tarped everything before they left so our dog wouldn't get hurt going outside. He also repaired a few problem areas of the rest of the roof that we didn't know existed - at no additional charge. All of that plus fully insured, 5 year work warranty, high grade materials - doesn't get much better! Great company - we HIGHLY recommend!

Rapid Response Handyman
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Melody C.
Verified review

Helio was very responsive to my situation. I had used other contractors but the quality of work was very poor. What would have taken them months to do, Helio completed in just a few weeks. He was very careful to discuss how to handle items outside of the initial contract, which grew quickly. I would use him again in a heartbeat. He saved me the burden of much stress and despair. He is very punctual, keeps a very clean environment, provides great quality work, and is very versatile.

Electrical Services
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin H.
Verified review

Awesome! Joe switched the panel box in my house to increase the capacity of breakers, (the older house was maxed out with the setup in which I bought it). He then installed a dishwasher in a location where a cabinet existed, installing the electric and plumbing. He noticed that the drain from the kitchen to the basement was not vented, so he installed vents and reconfigured the plumbing. Also, the lateral pipe under the basement was blocked so he contacted a plumber which he knows and he was able to come snake out the pipes to make sure that everything would flow properly. Lastly, he suggested that washing machine in the basement which ties into the same drain line as the kitchen sink and dishwasher most likely was contributing to the blockage. While he was out getting parts, he included lint traps for the washer. The quote he gave me from the start never changed. No hidden fees. A great experience. Will use him again in the future.

Brian's Custom Remodeling
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with Brian's Custom Remodeling. In addition to painting every square inch of the ceilings, walls and trim of my entire home, Brian graciously took on the numerous other projects I asked him to complete while he was in my home painting. He was great at communicating project status, providing options, and taking initiative to fix problems so I didn't have to. I'll absolutely hire Brian again.

Need a Hand?
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Chris D.
Verified review

Great contractor, on time, pricing is competitive. I have no reservations recommending his services.

  • 30 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Roland B.
Verified review

I had Jeff come out to my home to provide me with an estimate for a full bathroom installation in my basement. He was incredibly detailed and took over an hour and half of his time to listen to my needs, perform measurements and explain different facets of the project and options available to me. He later emailed me a very detailed estimate. While we ultimately chose to go with a different contractor, I would have felt very comfortable going with Jeff for my project.

Nulook Group, Inc.
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
Verified review

I have been working on a DIY project of building a sunroom on my house and getting towards the end of the project I wanted to hasten its completion by having someone hang and mud the drywall. That is where Thumbtack and Nulook Group came in; I posted my job on Thumbtack and Nulook Group was one of the contractors that responded. They called very quickly and we set up an appointment to take a look at the job. I explained what I needed to be done and the time frame that it needed to be done in; they returned a quote, again very quickly, which I accepted. Communication from start to finish was excellent; I knew when they were coming and how long everything would take. All went according to plan and their workmanship was excellent.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
Verified review

Luke was great to work with. He did an excellent job installing our new gutters. He delivered within the time and price he estimated. I was also impressed that I had virtually no cleanup to do after the job was done. You don’t get that with a lot of contractors! Many thanks!!

BH Services NY
4.1
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Excellent communication , timeliness , and quality! When another contractor dropped the ball, Bobby at BH Services came in to save the day!

CSCD Construction
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
Verified review

Chris was ontime, professional and kept to his quote. His work was excellent, no question he knows his stuff. If you have ever hired a contractor, then you know how hard it is to get a true professional.

  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
Verified review

After hiring other contractors from your web site that ended disasterly, we finally found a company that was competent & friendly. Joseph was great to work with he offered ideas and solutions to our remodeling. he did what he said he was going to do and did it very well. we have already gotten on his schedule to do another project. Joseph and his helper ien were punctual and courteous. We never thought we would be able to say this about a contractor however pro builders have made it possible. we would definitely recommend him,to anyone looking for a handyman, he does it all!

24/7 HANDYMAN
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew E.
Verified review

We hired Mr. Shim to unclog a basement drain and he had it cleared and working in less than an hour. He was very courteous and respectful. We highly recommend him and hope to use his service again in the future!

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carita C.
Verified review

Joe has been our contractor for about 9 years. He has remodeled just about everything in our home from the roof to the basement. We just can't say enough about his professionalism. Our bathroom and kitchen are awesome and because of him, we plan to get a great return on our investment.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rob T.
Verified review

My family and I decided to finish off our basement. We added a full bathroom, wet bar, and relocated our hot water tank. Roman was a pleasure to work with and finished the job on time. He was very clean and always picked up his tool and any mess he made at the end of the day. I would highly recommend him for his talent and professionalism.

J.M Homeservices
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael O.
Verified review

I’ve been in the construction business for 40 years as a Drywall Contractor. I know scores of builders and I chose Jason to build my garage because of his character,price and I’ve known him his whole life. He did everything I asked for and was up to the challenge when I would make changes. A few other builders I work for have stopped in and said he did a great job.

Anchor Renovation Concepts
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee K.
Verified review

I had Anchor Renovation Concepts complete my basement remodel and I couldn't be happier on how it turned out. Better than I could have imagined. Finding a contractor can be complicated. Not only was Gary professional, knowledgeable, responsive, but he also was intuitive which set him apart from the other 3 contractors I was in contact with. He asked questions that made sure we got the best ideas/ layouts for the space we remodeled. If you work with this company, I guarantee you will be blown away by the outcome of work.

Desco Property Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph D. U.
Verified review

I have had Mr. DeSantis remodel my basement and build the Alta-ment man cave that is world class work with a master bath that should be in a magazine, I have had him do work on my parents house rebuilding the front porch that was falling off the house, The way he re-engineered and built the foundation, Building it out of concrete making sure all the wood was away from the ground and solid concrete floor as part of the foundation to stop pest from getting under the porch and causing damage is out of control ! The first porch lasted 125 years, this one will last 3 or 400 years !!! Mr. DeSantis goes above and beyond the expected craftsmanship of all the work he has done for me and my family ! Old world craftsmanship ! Cares about what he's doing and it show's in all his work !!! He is the only contractor I will call to do any work that I need done !!!

Dave Wallace Construction
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy R.
Verified review

Dave installed an exterior basement door and frame with locket. He was prompt, courteous, and got the job done at a reasonable cost. We will use him again for other projects when the time comes.

Mr Home Services Handyman
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
Verified review

You will not be disappointed. The level of professionalism and commitment is rarely found at Roberts high level. He completed a near impossible deadline basement remodeling in time for wedding guests and the results were beyond impressive. I found Robert to be insightful almost never having to be instructed. A true Craftsman in every sense of the word.

MP Fire & Water Restoration
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Doug H.
Verified review

Hired for basement remodel extremely happy with remodel and completion of basement job.Would recommend Bruce and the crew and look forward to working with him in the future

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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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