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"His quality and craftsmanship was outstanding. The crown molding fits so tight, you can't even see the seams. He cleaned up after his work. He came when he" said he would. I have spoke with others who had contractors do work and they sometimes do some work and will disappear. But, was very consistent. It took about 4-5 weeks from start to finish. He was pretty fast. His drywall didn't have any gaps and cut-outs were perfect for the electrical outlets. It fit like a glove. I'm very happy with the work and the quality of his work!

-John Z.

"After a little tweaking of some details, we reached an agreement and I hired him to perform the work on October 29. has been a pleasure to" work with throughout the quoting process and I look forward to the completion of the full remodel.

-Robert W.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 


Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450


We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 


Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.

Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.


Basement Remodeling reviews in Saint Louis


We had a great experience with in building a bedroom, closet, 1/2 bath and storage room in basement. We had a very specific timeline to work with, and bent over backwards to accommodate these deadlines. The bathroom took creativity to work around the various pipes and , etc. but ...More took it all in stride. He was easy going and easy to work with. As one friend observed, "It's too good of a tape job; I can't find any studs". is willing to take on both small and large jobs. Recommended.
- Kathleen R.

The work was performed during the great heat wave. He did the work himself, with one assistant for the landscape and dirt removal. I really appreciated the attention to detail. Much care was taken to protect ours, and our neighbor's lawn. He was methodical in his preparations, and used wheelbarrows to remove the dirt to decrease damage to our ...More grass. He kept us informed of the timeline, delays, and finished the day before he promised. The work was completed with the least amount of disruption to our daily lives. The finished windows were amazing, and just what we had hoped they would turn out. When they left, all we had was a bright new space, clean of debris. They even came back later to power wash the outside of the house. I would gladly use again.

- Suzanne M.

I am impressed with the value of this deal because the plan provided was detailed and could easily be the foundation for a complete remodeling of our basement. His estimated price for this completing this work seemed reasonable as well. He was very personable and I felt represented his company in an excellent manner. I especially ...More liked that he keeps his carpentry crew year round and has had the same employees for many years. I will definitely consider this my prominent bid for this work when we do it because of this Angie's List Good Deal.
- Debra C.

came to our home to discuss finishing our basement. He was on time, professional and friendly. We met two weeks later to go over the plans and the bid. We also asked for his thoughts to add on a screened in porch and build an island in our kitchen. We later were invited to his office to review the bids. While there we met ...More 's wife who would be working with us as well. and we were given a tour of their workshop. We were impressed to learn the cabinets are built on site and that they could build or match to our specifications...very cool. You can tell they take pride in their work and relationships. We are currently making decisions on what to have done and when, but look forward to working with him.
- Michael W.

He was great came out to the house and did everything quick, fast. I could tell he knew exactly what he was doing and would do a great job on the final design which I was pretty happy with. Price for the final product wasnt bad just at all. approx 35k to finish my basement.
- Jason R.

Excellent! Completed work on time, good workmanship, fair price. Included extras at no charge as he noticed issues during the work, e.g., repaired roof vent from squirrel damage, replaced rotten wood around windows and painted surfaces that were not included in his bid. has worked for us on many jobs on our old house over several ...More years. He is very knowledgeable and knows his limitations. He. puts every detail of the job in writing, making sure there is full understanding of scope of work and price. He always cleans up after jobs and checks back for satisfaction. He does what he promises for a fair price.
- Jane O.

Get immediate response at first contact via e-mail. They offered a reasonable price, and could start the work shortly. Efficient and professional at work. They arrived on time everyday and finished the work in the timeline without any delay. Easy to communicate. The staff were very nice and patient. They truly listen to their customers and meet the ...More customers' needs.We were very impressed.
- Xue C.

The owner, , was personally there to see the entire job through. Even got his hands dirty, which we liked. Excellent quality and done quickly. Under budget too.
- zach H.

Basement Remodeling Contractors in Saint Louis

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Mission Electric

5921 Wooded Estates Ln

Missouri Custom Builders LLC

2741 Sutton Blvd.
Saint Louis


1835 Scherer Pkwy
Saint Charles

More for Less Remodeling

4109 Lois Ln
Saint Louis

Morlan Contracting

Saint Louis

Mr Fix-It

733 Marney Ln

MS Construction/Stonehunter Homes

1580 Madre Dr

Murray Drywall & Paint

76 Christopher Drive

Nations Drywall Repair

35 Jamaica Dr
Saint Peters

Nayal Builders

701 Military
St Louis

Neighborhood Helpers

3545 Greenway Chase Dr

Nevis Construction

Saint Louis

NEXT Project Studio

4125 Olive St.
St Louis

NHansen Home Improvement LLC

2524 Wallis Ave
Saint Louis

Nick Gress Foundations

12 Shadow Wood Court
Saint Charles

Nigels's Flooring

5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Saint Charles



Norse Construction, LLC

476 Old Smizer Mill Rd

O'fallon Quality Improvements

171 Teekay Blvd
O Fallon

Oasis Home Improvement

838 Fairdale Ave

On The Go Construction

1939 Wentzville Pkwy

Over The Top Carpentry

130 Intrepid Ave

Painting & Contracting Solutions

7126 S Broadway
Saint Louis

Paragon Certified Restoration

616 Spirit Valley E Dr

Patky Home Remodeling

14 Tiara Dr

Patrick Interior Finish LLC

600 Wicklow Drive

Patterson, Inc.

946 Armada Court

Peek Renovations & Gutter Systems

7900 Medley Drive

Peller Construction Co

11037 Gravois Industrial Ct
Saint Louis

Perfect Touch Enterprises, LLC

PO Box 210748
Saint Louis

Perfection Painting & Remodel

1602 Edgewood Ct

Pete Pagano

St. Louis

Pilla Construction

67 Oak Valley Drive
Saint Peters

Platinum Paint & Flooring

3154 Flatboat Sta
Saint Charles

Powerhouse Construction Solutions, Inc.

1602 Enwood Drive
Saint Peters

Precision & Pride

Pershing Ave

Precision Coatings

4622 South St. Peters Pkwy
St. Peters

Premier Design & Construction Inc

12 Hanley Downs
Saint Louis

Premier Handyman Contractors, LLC

3687 Wilmington
Saint Louis

Premier Home Design & Remodeling LLC

2359 Westclub Terrace Ct

Prestige Builders

212 Greenleaves Ct

Prestige Home Improvements LLC

1108 Sandstone Dr
Saint Louis

Pro-Bilt, Inc

3358 Briarwood Manor Dr

Prodigy Restoration Group LLC

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy

Projects R Us

907 W Woolwick Ct
Saint Charles

Promax LLC

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy

Purple Construction Company

P.O. Box 12408
Creve Coeur

Python Plumbing LLC

8019 Pembroke Dr
St. Louis

Quality Building & Renovations

3 Wycliffe Ct.
Saint Charles

Quality Carpentry and Remodeling LLC

2306 Valley Park Rd

Quality Roofing & Contracting

8485 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
O Fallon

Quick Witte's Remodeling

6275 Carnation ln.

R & R Improvements

4315 Morgan Ford Rd
Saint Louis

R J Renovations

13317 Westerman Rd
Saint Louis

R&A Contracting

1480 Mid Rivers Industrial Drive
St. Peters

R&R Remodeling

818 Indian Rock Ct

R.A. Guinner Plumbing Company

Saint Louis

R.H.S. Design & Home Remodeling

3114 St. Nathan Ln.
St. Ann

R3 Homestyle

236 Oakbriar Farm Drive

Radical Painting

106 Mill Pond Dr
O Fallon

raymond handyman

3327 humphrey

RB Contracting

5403 Quincy St.
Saint Louis

RC Home Services

10 Oakwood Ln
Saint Louis

Rebello Construction LLC

840A Pennsylvania Avenue.
St. Louis

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue

Reese Contracting LLC

648 Village Square dr.


Saint Louis

REHAB Construction

3 Warson Lane
Saint Louis

REL Construction

403 brookeside drive

Reliable Remodeling

1817 Main Dr.
High Ridge

Reliable Remodeling

1817 Main Dr.
High Ridge

RingCo Construction L.L.C.

5224 Autumnwinds Dr
Saint Louis

Rob Brugnone Contracting

10115 Bon Oak Dr.
Saint Louis

Robinson Realty, LLC

1832 Vandalia St

Roeser Home Remodeling

Saint Louis

Ron Janis Home Remodeling

909 Burgos St.
Saint Louis

Ronnie Simao

Saint Charles

Roof Medics LLC


Roofing & Exterior Renovations LLC

1270 Jungermann Rd
Saint Peters

Rothweiler Remodeling

3049 Rockwood Trail
Saint Charles

Royal Flush Plumbing Service, LLC

121 George St.

RT Construction Co

4125 N Florissant Ave
Saint Louis


41 Gentry Ct

RWB Contracting LLC

2090 Avon Dr

S & J Home Solutions

10608 Canter Way
Saint Louis

S & R Construction

3027 Becker Crossing Dr
Saint Louis

S&K Interiors

1337 Pine Dr

S.W. Scheipeter Construction

8045 Big Bend Blvd
Saint Louis

Schalk Construction

7 Ladue Crest
St. Louis


O Fallon

Schneider Kennedy Design LLC

17209-113 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, Mo

Schulz Painting - Remodeling Company

433 Foote Ave
Saint Louis


105 N. Sappington
Saint Louis

SCZ Custom Coatings LLC

5512 Southfield Dr
St Louis

Select Custom Builders, LLC

2536 Remington Ln
Saint Louis

Shackelford Custom Homes & Remodeling

4730 Fox Mountain Rd

Shamrock Interiors

Cherry Ridge Ct

Shanfeld Electric

2504 Thunder Rd.
High Ridge

Sharp Design/Build

7441 Flora Ave
Saint Louis

Shield Property Solutions

PO Box 22481
Saint Louis

Show-Me Floors & More, Inc.

6403 Old Antonia


1575 Big Hollow Rd

Sled Construction LLC

10123 Fite Circle
Saint Louis

Sled Construction LLC

10123 Fite Circle
Saint Louis



Snyder's Construction

3930 Randall St
Saint Louis

Soundrite-Acoustics, Inc.

209 S. Stephanie Street

Space Sculpt

P.O. Box 29112
St. Louis

Spath Handyman Service

303 Vassel St.


Saint Peters


8011 Bennett Avenue
Saint Louis

Square Biz

720 Longfellow Circle

SRK General Construction LLC

11814 Jonesdale Ct
Maryland Heights

St Joseph Co LLC

3470 Hampton Ave
Saint Louis

St Louis Remodeling & Construction LLC

9817 Rhythm Dr
Saint Louis

St. Charles Home Improvements

7 Cherokee Dr.
St. Peters

Starbuck's Contracting

7516 Woodland Ave

Starlight Remodeling

170 St Baptista Ln

Stein Construction Incorporated

157 romine circle

Stein Design & Development Inc

PO Box 4588


2586 Willow Glen Park

STL Rooftops

5069 Winona
Saint Louis


6517 Michigan Ave
St. Louis

Storm Shield

7 The Pines Ct
St Louis

Stotler Construction & Carpentry

3331 Royal Domain Dr
Saint Charles

Streit Construction

Maryland Heights

Striking Renovations

227 Shady Rock Ln
O Fallon

Structural Restorations Systems

12430 Tesson Ferry Rd
St. Louis

Sugar Creek Remodeling LLC

114 Waverly Pl
Saint Louis

Sullivan Construction

5 N Lang Dr

Summit Carpentry, LLC

15 Raymond Dr.

SuperDave The Handyman

310 W Felton Ave.
Saint Louis

Superior Construction St Louis

2422 Trolley Crossing

Swedlund Construction, LLC

11260 Tea Olive Dr

T & J Remodeling

9992 Meadow Ave
Saint Louis

T&C Construction and Design LLC

914 Weatherstone Dr
St. Charles

T&J Contracting LLC

410 W. Schuetz St


8130 John Mckeever Rd
House Springs

Taylor & Sons

Lake Saint Louis

Terbrock Building Company

226 Boulder Point Dr
Saint Peters

Terbrock Remodeling & Construction

200 Cuivre Point Ln
Moscow Mills

Terra Nova Construction

121 Caravel Ct

The Donkey Fault Company

8218 Albin Ave
Saint Louis

The Finishing Touch

111 East Koenig Ave

The Go To Guys, LLC

11344 Gardenview Ln.
St Ann

The Golden Hammer

6130 Louisiana Ave
St. Louis

The Green House

Saint Louis

The Handy Hubby Inc

1883 Forest Lane

The Handy People


The Handyman Repair Service

51 Phillip Dr

the mchugh company

1 Country Lake Ct
Saint Peters

The Works Remodeling and Finishing, LLC

5568 Pierre Ct.
Saint Louis

Thome Plumbing Co

16368 Westwoods Business Park


Saint Louis Mo

Tiller & Snyder LLC

1006 Osage St
St Charles

Time & Materials

4557 Emerald View Ct.

TLS Home Improvement LLC

10 Old Glory Court

tollefsrud construction LLC

106 lemans ct
Lake Saint Louis

Tom Dunsford Master Plumber L.L.C.

6015 Highfield
St. Louis

Tony Lee Construction Inc

3549 Newcastle Ct
High Ridge

Top Dawg Contracting LLC

9401 State Rd Y

Tri Square Construction

7267 Sutherland Ave
Saint Louis

Tricamo Construction ,LLC

24 Grant Dr
Saint Peters




P O BOX 515

Tru Construction & Remodeling LLC

524 Briar Meadows Ct.

True American Contracting


Twardowski Construction and Remodeling, LLC

106 Chestnut Ridge Drive
Wright City

Unique Home Improvements LLC

423 North 6th street

United Exteriors & Construction LLC

190 Hughes Ln
St Charles

Universal Construction

7 Kenstone Ct

unlimited construction & remodeling llc

10701 St Lawrence Ln
Saint Ann

UpKeepers Inc

503 Autumn Oaks Dr


2 Flying Fox way
O Fallon

USA Construction, LLC

5003 Brittany Downs Dr
Saint Charles

V3 Studios Inc.

675 New Smizer Mill Rd

Valenti, Installations

472 Bethany Ct.

Vanderbilt Homes

2617 Wynncrest Ridge Drive
St. Louis

Verocity Contracting Company, LLC

204 Kohrs Drive

Village Builders


VMG Enterprise

11766 Lusher Rd
Saint Louis


7220 Glades Avenue
Richmond Heights

Wallace Electrical Services

6665 Ike Dr


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Webb Contracting

5253 Darkmoor Ln


1216 Ranworth Dr



Wet 1 Tile

2290 Parton Way


811 Hollywood Heights Rd


7751 Rannells Ave
Saint Louis

Wilson Home Developement LLC

1211 SE Century Drive
Lee's Summit

Wit Construction, LLC

PO Box 4034

Womack Construction

3749 Rue St
Saint Charles

Work Horse Construction Group

93 St. Charles Street
New Melle

WSR Roofing & Home Improvement

8299 Highway Yy
New Haven

Xtreme Remodeling

318 Centerfield Dr
O Fallon


903 Palm Dr.
Valley Park

YardScapes By Bob

4632 Alexander St.
Saint Louis

Young Innovations

5235 Butler Hill Estates Drive
Saint Louis

Your Personal Contractor

4044 Russell Blvd
St. Louis

Your Remodeling Source

2676 Technology Drive


800 Washington Avenue Concourse Level
Saint Louis


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