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

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  • 8 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Damaris T.
Verified review

This is my second project with Tony completed for me. Tony completed my walk -in closet so beautifully that I wanted him to transform my basement into my dream home office. The basement was cold and boring. Tony made it warm and inspiring. He walked through the space and asked a lot of questions to understand what I wanted and made many great suggestions that were far more greater than mine with his experience. Tony took my vision and again made it into an amazing reality. Tony covered all the walls with sheet-rock and put carpet on the floor and built all the shelving for the office. He completed the project in a timely manner, was professional and fair with his price and I felt completely safe having him in my home. For a single woman that is very important. I HIGHLY recommend Tony! The next project I do in my home I will definitely be contracting him.

Gresham
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron C.
Verified review

Sam is a very personable and professional and also competent and experienced at drywall application. He was able to deliver when other drywall businesses wouldn’t provide a quote due to the age of Home and complexity of the job. He installed drywall over our kitchen walls which had multiple different surfaces including stone and wood panels. There were many different shapes to adapt it to due to the cabinets and counters which we were keeping. His communication is excellent. When there was one area in need of attention he handled it immediately to our satisfaction. He was affordable and didn’t try to high bid us. We will definitely keep Sam in mind for future jobs at our home. He is the best.

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Subzero Cooling & Heating
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
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Where do I begin? Benny EXPERTLY replaced my residential heating unit, fixing my 3 previous HVAC guys' mistakes and shortcuts in the process, the biggest of which was a huge condensation problem slowly destroying my chimney, this without the need of installing an expensive chimney liner ☺. And when he discovered air being vented over fiberglass house insulation - a big no-no - he spent at least 3-4 hours removing the insulation at no extra charge, just to do the job right, and because of his concern for our health. He also installed a central AC unit at the same time, which I LOVE. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the extra intake adjustable vent he suggested and installed near the unit in the basement, which recirculates cold/cool air from the basement to the rest of the house when I open this vent and run the fan only function on the unit, cooling the house on those warm not hot days, making the need of running the actual AC unit often unnecessary and saving me $$$. And after he reconfigured the duct work some, so that the reusable hepa filters he provided to us fit snugly in the system, our allergy symptoms immediately became a thing of the past ☺☺☺. He also asked me what kind of thermostat I would like, and installed the perfect thermostat for me, and also color-coordinated it to my decor no less. Beautiful! I love it. And when my water heater recently gave up the ghost, Benny rearranged his schedule to replace it asap, along with adding shut-off valves going to the water heater (perfect), another expert installation of another fine quality unit, these jobs WELL WORTH their very reasonable costs...I've never written a review before for anything, but felt compelled to sing Benny's praises. From now on he's the only HVAC/plumber for me. Do not think twice!

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Nadwodny Renovations LLC
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack L.
Verified review

Michael did a great job installing wood trim in my basement. He was very professional and showed up on time. I would definitely recommend him and his services.

Hills Home Improvement LLC
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Rozina J.
Verified review

Rob and Carl were really nice guys. They were super flexible as I needed to call them back 3 times to complete a rather intricate job of hanging IKEA cubbies in my daughter's room. They built them, painted them, and then came back to attach them to the wall. When I called them for the work originally, I didn't realize it would be that complicated. They also helped with small things like hanging some paintings and building a storage unit for the basement. They are friendly, professional and knowledgable. I will definitely use them again. Their pricing is fair, I actually gave them extra for the amount of time they put in for my project. (took longer than expected)

Barrett Custom Carpentry,LLC
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri M.
Verified review

We feel so fortunate to have found Barrett Custom Carpentry! From the first, very prompt, phone response to our inquiry, it has been an excellent experience. They installed drywall in our basement and also made a custom 10-foot oak counter top bar. Reasonable rates, high quality work, and very personable service! I am happy to recommend them.

M.J.S. CONSTRUCTION
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney W.
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Matt did an awesome job removing the yukky carpet from my basement. He was quick, too!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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We bought our split house in Middle Island last summer which we've noticed the window leaks in the bathroom. I've looked around for a handyman in the trader to replace the window and tile but they were all flybyes and not professional enough for our sake. My son's friend Jake said his parents used real deals remodeling to redo their basement and we're completely satisfied, so I gave them a call for an estimate, which they gave no strings attached and gave a much better price than allure. I researched real deals remodeling and found out they stick by there work and their customers were very happy based on that. So I made a real deal and couldn't be happier. They finished a two day job professionally and the workers showed me how to open the window correctly. I had my son Cody watch how to because he is abrupt with almost everything. Thank you real deals my husband Jeff and I highly recommend your services and will be sure to call you for future construction needs. Susan Brown

A-Z Home Services
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Letetia C.
Verified review

Without a hitch, he installed a sturdy handrail in my basement stairwell where the wall is quite uneven. He was quick, friendly, and had no hidden fees.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Tom is an A+ professional who takes pride in his craft. We first hired Tom to repair a living room wall after our furnace malfunctioned and flooded our basement, which resulted in mold remediation. Tom replaced the dry wall, matched the paint color and was able to find a match to the 80 year old baseboard! He did a beautiful job. We then decided to finish our basement into a "man cave". Again, Tom went beyond our expectations. He is very easy to work with, informative throughout the process and extremely neat. He is truly a master at his craft!

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole Z.
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We initially had Tom out to give us an estimate on extending our fence so that we could fit our pool in our backyard and still meet the township requirements. By the time we got done talking, we also hired him to run the electric for our pool AND finish our huge basement. In two weeks, YES 2 weeks, they finished the fence, ran the electric, hauled away stuff from the basement that we didn’t want, AND not only finished our basement, but literally turned it into a basement that my entire family never wants to leave. Tom and his team were professional, responsive, and truly cared about every detail that they put into their work. They worked every single day (including weekends) to make sure that they not only meet their timeline, but exceeded our expectations. I have never had such a positive experience with a contractor and our family is completely IN LOVE with our gorgeous basement! Thank you Tom & team for making our basement dream come true at an extremely competitive price that we could afford. I’m almost certain we’ll be seeing you soon for whatever we decide our next project will be!

R&R Electric and Remodeling
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
Verified review

Rich installed 3 new electrical outlets in the basement as well as a number of handyman tasks. Rich is efficient, respectful, professional, communicates well, and has a very reasonable pricing structure. I would recommend him without hesitation.

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.

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General Contractors Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 66 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul G.
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we hired GCI to renovate our basement and 2 bathrooms, the work was done within our time schedule and within our budget, we were very happy with the guys, friendly, professional and they cleaned up everyday. we had an issue with one of the toilets, they came back and replaced the toilet at no cost to us and it turned out to be a manufactures flaw we are so pleased with everything and recommend them to all our family and friends.

  • 74 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen S.
Verified review

I had my basement redone by the Phil-Allen Co. They gave me exactly what I asked for. The price was right and the work was done right. There are other home improvements I want done around my home and the Phil-Allen Co. Will be the first one's I will call.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mark C.
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Service was very professional and timely...I was recommended creative renovations through a friend and decided to give them a try. I decidend to have them give me an estimate on building an extension to my outside deck and honestly couldn’t have been happier. The price I was quoted ended up being only a fraction of the quality. Pretty soon me and my wife plan on doing some work in our basement and remodeling our bathroom. I will be calling them back for that job as well! Thanks so much for your superior service guys, I will be telling all my friends about you!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ranjit G.
Verified review

We used the services of "Familye Roofing & General Contracting" for re-modelling our basement based on a recommendation by one of our neighbors. The owners (Ralph & Kelly) are very professional and trustworthy. They provided us with a very reasonable up-front cost and took care of everything (material, delivery, scheduling, etc.) and made this a stress-free experience. They worked long hours and finished the project within a very short time-frame! As the project was moving along, they also kept us up to date on the progress and accommodated all the minor changes that we requested. We look forward to working with "Familye" in future again and we would highly recommend them for any house re-modeling or roofing projects. Awesome job!! Less

The NEMA Group llc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
JHenry R.
Verified review

Water damage in my basement created health danger. NEMA group quickly responded with a high level of professional expertise and I was greatly impressed at the great quality and supportive advise that was provided.

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michan P.
Verified review

After interviewing a couple of contractors, we were thrilled to find Chris. He was always prompt, professional, and reasonably priced. Our basement went from a concrete unfinished space, to a beautiful new room for our family to enjoy. Chris is an excellent craftsman, and he made sure that the new renovation fit beautifully with our historic 1700's home. We highly recommend Chris.

I Am Construction LLC
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
Verified review

Dennis installed ceramic tile flooring in my basement. He did a great job!

The Builders I LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

John and his crew finished our basement in February 2017. The team was efficient, clean, and performed excellent work. John created a custom build out and carried out our vision to perfection. The Builders I LLC provides a fair price and delivers superior work. I will be using them again for my custom bar and would highly recommend to anyone else.

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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