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Pittsburgh Basement Renovation Contractors

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

Maxwell Remodeling
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Ameet U.
Verified review

I hired Robin and Frank for some exterior/interior painting and small renovations in my home that I want to put up for sale. They are not cheap but they are also not super expensive. Their estimates are "medium" in terms of cost. But their work is of excellent quality. They are also very responsive, efficient, courteous and easy to work with. They only use their own employees which improves accountability. They do not use subcontractors which is a huge plus. I would recommend them to anyone and am in fact hiring them again for additional work.

BackYard Innovations
4.3
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy E.
Verified review

Foreman Jeff is a gem. Original project was tearing up cracked basement floor, installing sump and pouring new floor. My pipe burst under my kitchen sink while he was here demolishing the floor and he fixed that as well. Super guy. Offered his services on future projects and will definitely use him when I am ready for more projects!

Leo Wolfe
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

It was a pleasure to work with Leo. Very pleased with his understanding of my unique project (preparing a house to sell w/o going overboard & $ crazy). He was able to address many things from repairing composite deck issues to painting kitchen cabinets, painting and repairing walls of multiple textures, bathroom work, basement cleaning and plumbing, new doors, etc.

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Four-Square Builders
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Josef H.
Verified review

I hired Jason to install new cabinets in my kitchen. This being my first remodeling project on my house, I got several quotes for the job. While Jason's quote wasn't the lowest, he saw every angle of the project along with all potential issues which may occur. He got the job done on the timeline he stated and for the price he quoted. He was able to save my counter-tops, which was the most important aspect of the job to me. I already have several more projects I want to accomplish and will hire Jason for all of them. I highly recommend him.

Austin Duffy
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Ann N.
Verified review

I hired Austin to clean out my father's house (the accumulation of ~60 years of "stuff") and from our first interaction to the last, he was highly professional, pleasant, responsive, and punctual. I had to trust the person/company that I hired because I live four hours away. We met and walked through the house, he contacted me that evening with a quote, and came back the next day for a key. Austin and his crew completed the work in two days (including scraping and painting a workshop in the basement). We kept in touch via text, and my realtor checked the work once everything was completed. I would highly recommend Austin for estate clean out work!

Bishop Contracting
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
Verified review

Dan and his crew did an excellent job installing a basement waterproofing system in my home. Dan was diligent in explaining every step of the projects stages and offered his expert advice on questions that I had. Bishop Contracting offers great value and experience. -Joseph G.

Level Line Building Company
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy F.
Verified review

I have known EJ Prosser of Level Line Building for many years, and have had the pleasure of seeing many of his projects. He is a solid, hard-working, dedicated and tremendously skilled home builder. I can't imagine anything that he can't do. I am constantly impressed with his ideas and completion of projects including building custom homes to renovations of any type. He is a great guy to deal with, trustworthy, detail oriented, creative, budget friendly, driven and extremely competent. You couldn't want for a more knowledgeable builder with all of the references to stand by his work. EJ will take care of your home the way that the home owner would. His character and results are first class.

At Ur Service
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff J.
Verified review

We could not be more pleased with all the work Chad did for us over the course of seven weeks. The scope of the work was fairly large, in that we did some floor plan remodeling, which included wall demolition and reconstruction, as well as an entire second floor's worth of hardwood resurfacing. Chad also painted, installed doors and related hardware, and basically did everything needed to completely remodel a second floor. The price was great, the timing was as advertised, and the professionalism was top notch. We added and amended certain aspects of the project along the way, and Chad was understanding and helpful the entire time. He kept us up to date on the overage costs (due to the changes and additions) and stayed within our budget overall. We enjoyed our experience so much that the last item we asked Chad to do was provide an estimate for his next project with us. We will definitely work with Chad again.

  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Roger J.
Verified review

I had water leaking into my basement through the walls and had Keystone come and give me an estimate. I thought the estimate was fair so I hired them to do the job. The crew, Tony, Charlie and Mike came on the specified date and started the job. They ran into problems because of the amount of water they encountered when they started the trench. Since they had so much water to contend with they had to come back the next day to complete. They completed the job, cleaned up, left very little dust. My wife and I hardly knew they were there after they finished with the jackhammering. The job was done during a particularly rainy period, (early Jan., 2017) and I have yet to see any water in my basement. Before they came my basement would be covered with water. I can say, as of this time (1 month in), I have had no problems and so far this has been the best experience I have ever had with a contractor. I can't compliment them enough.

Tri-Capital Contracting, LLC
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Harry F.
Verified review

Travis helped me with a bathroom remodel. I had some shower wall damage. We ended up getting a surround, then added all new fixtures for the bsthroom. We also added other items, such as 2 new basement windows, new screen doors, ridge vent and gutters and down spouts. Travis and his crew are great at what they do. Very professional and went above my expectations. Very impressed with the completed work. I would recommend Travis and his company to everyone. My parents and sister are getting estimates on work they need done as well.

  • 42 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Dave installed two glass block windows for us. The price was very fair. The work took a bit longer than expected, but the quality of the work and clean-up were outstanding. Definitely recommend Dave to others for their home improvement and maintenance projects.

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James Braun
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Jarrid H.
Verified review

I'm an industrial design engineer and I've been renovating property in Pittsburgh for 10+ years and I decided to hire James for two weeks to help get an 1800's house that I bought rent-able until I could revisit the house more intensly in the future. Long story short, I quickly determined that I could count on Jim and his men to show up and get down to business on a higher level. We ended up gutting the entire house, jacking up the foundation, restructuring anything that was questionable, adding and redesigning bathrooms, running all new pex water lines, new electric and new gas lines. We installed all new windows, insulation, plumbed for an additional kitchen for possible future needs. We installed new headers and opened up rooms to meet code standards, leveled floors and ceilings by adding wooden drop cieling grids and installed drywall throughout. We are currently finishing drywall and getting ready to start all the final flooring and trim work and I'm completely satisfied thus far and would not hesitate to keep them working on my property portfolio. Here are a few qualities that he and his crew display that are hard to find: --They show up on time and enjoy working regardless of the conditions. We had quite a few miserable demo days with nothing but positivity. --They don't go straight to the bar after work, they go home and spend time with their family. --They are honest. Alot of contractors will tell you they know all about everything just to find out they are faking it. If Jim didn't know something, we worked on the solution together and didn't have to backtrack, wasting time and money. --Working hrs were well kept and I didn't have to worry about my personal tools or materials coming up "lost" or missing. --They really do care about how you feel about your project and have no problem going with the flow when I constantly change my mind on design. --They are physically capable. Say you need a dumpster loaded or 100 sheets of drywall moved around the job site, it's not a problem and nobody complains. --Willingness to learn. I've done alot of improvising with OLD houses and they want to use any experience or knowledge to their advantage. All in all, it is a great experience and I'll have them back to work with me on my personal home this spring. I'll add pictures soon.

  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
Verified review

My wife and I have had Right Angle Construction come to our house for 3 projects thus far (laundry/bath, full bath, home office), and we will be using them for every other upgrade we plan to do (at least 4-5 major renovations.) Dan has been an absolutely fantastic contractor; extremely knowledgeable, incredible attention to details, and delivers beautiful results, on time and on budget. We are fortunate to have found him, and are very excited to have him help us make out house truly our own home.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pat T.
Verified review

For starters, they answer the phone and keep you in the loop which is rare for a contractor! Their did a fantastic job in the house but also kept the house clean while doing their renovations. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for quality work and professional treatment!

Crompton Customs
4.1
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew F.
Verified review

Jeep was very helpful when installing our new flooring and renovating our bathroom. The new oak flooring looks great and the bathroom tile turned out better than expected. He is always very quick to respond when you have a question and always made sure we were on the same page for all points of the project.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lee N.
Verified review

They completely repainted two of my rentals and also split one large room into two. Everything turned out great. The owner definitely does a good job of making sure customers are happy. I will be using A.R.T. again for an upcoming kitchen remodel! Highly recommend.

Capets Construction LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
Verified review

Jim remodeled my back porch and converted it to an office as well as adding a small deck and stairs, tore out my exterior concrete basement steps, poured a new set and finished them off with double exterior doors. I couldn't be more pleased with the workmanship and finished product. He's my first call for my next project.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbi H.
Verified review

Andy is the best! His work quality unsurpassed! He has done work for both my sister, aunt and myself! He helped me design my beautiful one of a kind bathroom, installed a shower in my basement, and many other projects I needed done! I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in building, remolding and designing! He has a great eye for detail and great taste! My family and I are very happy with our results!

Buskey Construction LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jessica M.
Verified review

Tom was very helpful in planning my basement remodel and it turned out great! Quality work!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas S.
Verified review

They did an excellent job on my, home remodeling project. They worked in a timely and professional manner. I would certaily use them again!

  • 1 year in business
Dwayne K.
Verified review

I highly recommend Pittsburgh Remodeling Solutions if your looking for an incredible remodel and renovation experience for your basement, kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. They did an amazing job on our home bathroom and basement renovation!

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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