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Basement Remodeling reviews in Seattle


Was very disappointed in drywall repair & not putting in sub flooring under cabinets as I instructed. They did not pick up the fireproof 3/4" drywall & R 15
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insulation I purchased & had on will call @HD. I let the owner know it was on will call. Put in their own cheap 1/2" drywall & insulation and shimmed out to meet upper half of 1" thick remaining drywall. Did a really bad job. Left gaps where drywall was suppose to meet. Also large gaps at end of drywall @ corner. Contractor's handyman said no need to worry as cabinets would hide gaps. I was concerned about cold air getting in. I also purchased sub floor laminate which he said I did not need as cabinets would hide the gaps in plywood flooring previous owner put in. Again, I was concerned about gaps in floor letting cold air in & nasty look. Cabinet install was slow, especially the putting on knobs & pulls which took him another full day to do. He also had a hard time with the plumbing of cabinets. He also reattached carpet the second day, which should not have taken long. I had a total of 11 base cabinets so this was not a huge install. I had all older cabinets torn out before hand & water damaged drywall removed before hand. He did get the cabinet finally plum & did a good job at re-connecting plumbing in bathroom . The knobs & pulls also look good, too. It took a total of two days for handyman to do job. I did let owner know what I needed done. He seemed to think the job could be done in a day. The owner never came out to the job site & my only contact with him has been on the phone. I thought that quite odd not to look at the job site before beginning so I could get expected time & cost down. I would say lack of communication was a big problem.
- Diane K.

The work was done with utmost professionalism.
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has worked on numerous remodeling projects for me over the years. He is a master craftsman who takes great pride in his work and will not cut corners. He is always reliable, honest and knowledgeable. There is very little he cannot do, and his employees are also highly skilled. They are all-around great people.
- Linda K.

After 4 years in our 2 bed/1 bath 1926 Greenwood Craftsman, it was time for more space. We evaluated 4 different contractors, but chose Mason based on his responsiveness, price, and reviews. Mason accommodated a project where scope creeped quite a bit: the basement was completely unfinished, and we wanted to add a full bathroom, and an egress window and closet to make a bedroom space. After the work began, we realized it would be great to reclaim the other space and have a living area. Mason took everything in stride and we ended up with exactly what we wanted.
Everything looks great, from tile in the bathroom, to doors, to drywall and paint. Probably my favorite thing about the whole process is how Mason helped us pick the right things. My wife and I are both pretty busy, and not particularly picky or interested in controlling the details of the project: Mason took care of picking out pretty much everything, from finishes and hardware to paint. I appreciate that he provided the full service, and also that he picked stuff that really matched our taste and the rest of the house. It made the whole process really easy.
Mason also has a really great guy -
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from Covington Plumbing - who does the plumbing work. He's really thorough, did a great job on the bathroom, and helped move around existing plumbing (including relocating washer/dryer across the basement). Will definitely use
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for any future plumbing.
We started with a 2 bed/1bath, 1000sq ft house, and Mason turned it into 3 bed/2 bath, 1500sq ft. I highly recommend
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and will use them for all future projects.
- Evan B.

We live in a 1926 house and hired
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to remodel our basement. We wanted to work with someone who had experience working with older homes because to be honest, nothing is level or plumb in a 87 year old home. These issues require accommodation and some very creative thinking, to make the finished product look right.
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and his team nailed it and resolved all of my "pre-existing" issues with our house, quickly, and cost effectively.
We created: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Laundry, Media Room and storage.
Structurally we did an Earthquake Retro-fit, removed an old chimney, leveled sloped floors to the best of our ability. Moved 2 pony walls which had popped off the sill plates and re-attached one floor joist which had been moved for a heater vent, many
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We are nearly complete on this project and
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has done a very good job keeping on budget and making things happen as quickly as he can.
Old homes tend to have a few surprises once you open the walls and
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was very good about giving us 2 or 3 options to consider each time we ran into an issue which needed addressing. Outside of that, he did exactly what he was suppossed to do and managed the project and sub-contractors, executing our plans and wishes at every stage of this project. He has a neat group of subcontractors he works with and all of them were hard working, and highly professional.
We have had a lot of fun working with
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and we are excited to sit down with him again in a year or two to begin work on our bathroom and kitchen.

- Jeffrey D.

This project is currently in-process. My house is on a very tight urban lot, yet Excavators NW was able to efficiently move in multiple machines and get the house in the air right away. The excavation process removed a huge quantity of soil and basically consumed my lot wall to wall between the dig and the required 1:1 sloping. The city of Seattle and my Geotech are being extremely strict with me, so the guys on site required a bit of coaching from me to get the cut to comply with the city's needs. In the end, we got the dig looking great and are now moving into forming the foundation. Save for a few days of delay due in part to excavation being more extensive than anticipated, a structure change on my end, and some staffing reorganization on their part, I would say the guys have made a good effort to keep things on schedule. Major earthwork on a tight, sloping lot is never likely to be pro-forma.

On the whole, Exc. NW has been very responsive to me as an owner/builder. . The Site Leads,
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very are experienced and thoughtful about their approach. One of the main reasons I hired them after our initial on-site interview was that I knew they would listen and work well with me to fulfill my project the way I envisioned it. So far that communication and trust has held up.

Their pricing reflects their level of service. One of my main concerns going into an excavation process was a ballooning budget due to the unforeseen problems that come up once you see what's really under your feet. Exc. NW has been reasonable and fair with any changes that have arisen. Where others use changes as a
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to gouge you, I feel these guys have played fair and simply haven't sweated the small stuff.

I'll update my review when the project is complete. Very happy overall so far.

- Philip S.

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worked closely with me to do initial take-off of my design sketch. He gave me a very prompt estimate in spite of a long lead time on their work. I had a small job, but he fit it in with his larger jobs schedule. This kept me on schedule. The fabrication and powder coat along with an immaculate install created a piece of jewelry for my new garage. These guys are stars!
- James S.

The work went perfectly. They laid out the tasks and prices. We met every couple weeks. Mostly they pointed out things they were working on. They asked us to make some decisions and would always give advice when asked. And they got it all done on the time schedule with all details covered. We did not see them go back and correct anything. It just seemed to get done perfectly on time the first time. This is what friends had advised us to expect and
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lived up to those exceedingly high expectations.
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exhibited the highest professionalism and knowledge of their craft. At the same time they were very nice and personable. They clearly liked each other and their work. They enjoyed doing a good job. One member took us up on our offer to have him bring his wife by to see what he had built. They would spend as much time meeting with us as we wanted, meeting early or late, and not have to rush off but instead listen to all of our comments.

- Michael B.

This is the second house that we've had
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do in 20 years: big work/kitchens on, and have nothing but good to say about
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. Most recently, we had them do a total kitchen, bath, dining, gut and remodel. They were on time to the exact day. There was never a day they weren't here working. The subs are awesome too. Our most recent lead carpernter,
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, is truly a master, with 30 years of top-quality remodeling under his belt. Every decision was thoughtful, careful and considered. When he started,
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laid our a day-by-day schedule and it was perfect over 2-3 months.
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husband notes that after the job was finished, and there were inevitable re-dos or things that needed fixing, they were always there immediately and fixed it 100%. In one case, there was a brand new door that failed, and they were right out twice to fix it. Plumbers and electricians ALL follow up because they want JB to be happy. Truly, while they are not the cheapest, we continue to use them for projects again and again because we know it will be right. After the kitchen we had them come back a few months later to do more windows and a bathroom. The window involve cutting walls and making the windows bigger and again, there are NO PROBLEMS. We have had other lead carpenters over the years and dealt with JB owners/managers and always been happy.
- Nancy L.

Hired to do the work,
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arrived to prepare an estimate. Selected because he is part of a
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/trade organization that we belong to (BizX), we were negotiating part of this as a
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process to save money. As part of the process, we were going to hire a separate flooring company and do our own painting.
First of all,
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took virtually no notes during our initial meeting., which I thought was troubling He prepared a single estimate and only quoted additional items verbally, never furnishing any written documents after that time. While he seems capable (and, as general contractors ourselves, we understand that sometimes work schedules may be delayed),
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is just not a good communicator. He did not return email inquiries and frequently did not arrive at the pre-scheduled time to do the work. The work schedule was haphazard and unpredictable. To be fair, there aws a mid-project delay as a floor was installed by others. This could have altered his anticipated schedule, but we were aware of that and in no hurry to finish, only wishing for a predictable schedule. At our most recent communication, we asked that he return to do the final work, building a
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TV cabinet. He noted that he would start it last Monday. late last week he texted that it would instead be "Tuesday or Wednesday". He was a no show. I called him Tuesday, I called him Wednesday...and I called him Friday requesting that he call me by the end of the day. No call. I know that he is working on another project, so again I do understand that the stated schedule may have needed to be delayed, but frankly we are all busy - and have a cell phone an email. There is simply no excuse for not communicating with your client, so reluctantly - he will not be referred by us.

He came on time, and was very helpful in offering ideas and the information we needed to move further in our project! I would call again in the future.
- Holly B.
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All Basement Remodeling Companies in Seattle, WA

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AVA Design Build Inc

4044 46th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

Axis Custom Builders

19318 29th Ave SE
Bothell, WA

B and B Construction and Remodeling LLC

2928 58th Ave NE
Tacoma, WA

B K S Construction

1402 SW 20th Ave
Battle Ground, WA

B.M.I Contracting

PO Box 5986
Mountlake Terrace, WA

Barlow Construction Co

PO Box 729
Sultan, WA

Bayless Electric LLC

1931 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA

Bayne Junction Woodworks L.L.C.

po box 106
Ravensdale, WA

BCN Construction LLC

14407 Chain Lake Rd
Monroe, WA

Bedrock Construction Group

22707 153rd Ave SE
Snohomish, WA

Behrends Construction Inc

711 99th Ave SE
Lake Stevens, WA

Belisle Construction LLC

703 n broadway st. #3
Arlington, wa

Bellaren LLC

PO Box 1598
Issaquah, WA

Ben A. Clark General Contractor LLC

11910 Trout Farm Rd.
Sultan, WA

Best Homes & Remodeling, Inc.

9255 47th Ave SW
Seattle, WA


10223 112th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA

Better Builders

2701 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA

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