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Find a basement professional near Appleton, WI

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Top 7 Basement Professionals near Appleton, WI

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4. Premier Remodeling, LLC
4.8

(54)

4.8

(54)

Basement Finishing or Remodeling, General Contracting

In high demand
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Appleton, WI
From the estimate forward Premier Remodeling was a pleasure to work with,they arrived when they said they would and got right to it,knew what i needed done and added their insight as to what would be best for the room.Work was done to a high standard and you could tell they take pride in their work.I would recommend them to anyone who wants quality workmanship on any home project,i had doors hung,and woodwork in the room redone,Jeff installed a closet shelf that i sprung on him at the last minute and he gladly did that too which was great,i have a few more projects to go and will be utilizing their expertise and professionalism going forward.Thanks Premier Remodeling!!See more
From the estimate forward Premier Remodeling was a pleasure to work with,they arrived when they said they would and got right to it,knew what i needed done and added their insight as to what would be best for the room.Work was done to a high standard and you could tell they take pride in their work.I would recommend them to anyone who wants quality workmanship on any home project,i had doors hung,and woodwork in the room redone,Jeff installed a closet shelf that i sprung on him at the last minute and he gladly did that too which was great,i have a few more projects to go and will be utilizing their expertise and professionalism going forward.Thanks Premier Remodeling!!
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5. VKB Homes
4.8

(10)

4.8

(10)

Basement Finishing or Remodeling

Responds quickly
  • Serves Appleton, WI
We called VKB Homes after seeing their amazing work at the Parade of Homes and meeting Misty there.Her and Rich came over to look at our project and get us an estimate. She listened to what I was looking for and designed my dream kitchen. The estimate came in right where we had hoped.Once we started she gave us a lot of ideas and helped with all of the decisions. She was involved at every step from start to finish and at the end her vision was right on. We are thrilled with the results.Kevin, Adam and Marc were our VKB team, the ones who brought this project to life. They are talented, professional and paid attention to every detail. They were a joy to have in our home and explained and answered all of our questions along the way. We felt so comfortable working with the entire VKB group, would recommend them, and will definitely call them for any future projects.See more
We called VKB Homes after seeing their amazing work at the Parade of Homes and meeting Misty there.Her and Rich came over to look at our project and get us an estimate. She listened to what I was looking for and designed my dream kitchen. The estimate came in right where we had hoped.Once we started she gave us a lot of ideas and helped with all of the decisions. She was involved at every step from start to finish and at the end her vision was right on. We are thrilled with the results.Kevin, Adam and Marc were our VKB team, the ones who brought this project to life. They are talented, professional and paid attention to every detail. They were a joy to have in our home and explained and answered all of our questions along the way. We felt so comfortable working with the entire VKB group, would recommend them, and will definitely call them for any future projects.

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What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a 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.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

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.  

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