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"He came out and gave me an estimate for the work to be done. He was noncommittal as to the exact date he would do the work, saying it depended on when some new store" would be open to get the wood. After a few days of not hearing form him I called and he said his co-worker had suffered in the heat wave that we had, and he'd have to do the work later. So, I waited several more days and never heard from him. I called again and he said he would call me on Sunday night. He never called, and at that point I gave up on him, having wasted almost two weeks of my time.


"We are very happy with the work done by
's team at The Unfinished Basement!
came out for the initial meeting" to walk through our basement, share some ideas and give us an estimate of costs. We'd pursued a few other estimates, but were most impressed by
's explanation of the process, and the give-and-take in our discussion about what we wanted. His prices were in line with the other estimates as well. The entire project took about five weeks, though there were some days where there wasn't any work done, as the crews were waiting for drywall to dry, had to finish other jobs, etc. We were really impressed by the quality of the work, from the carpentry to the drywall, the plumbing and electrical, and the carpet installers, too. There was great attention to detail, and at every point in the process,
made sure we were happy. There were a few minor issues--dings to the drywall from things being carried downstairs, some roughing up of the new paint, etc., the normal wear-and-tear with a big project, but
made sure that everything was repaired. I had one particularly impressive exchange with the carpet crew. They arrived at our house late, due to a miscommunication. They stayed well into the evening to make sure the job was done. The head of the crew noticed that we didn't have a metal or plastic strip at the top of the steps, to transition from the carpeted steps into the stone floor of our kitchen. He told me where we could find one, but then a week later, we arrived home to find that Wick (the awesome installer) had picked up a bar for us and left it on our porch! Such a nice touch! We have three children and a big, bouncy dog and I'm always a little nervous about opening up our house to strangers, particularly for several weeks at a clip, but the people who came to our home were very respectful and kind.
, in particular, were fantastic to work with. We will certainly recommend
to other friends.

-Kathleen P.

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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 Tampa


I met with 3 contractors before deciding to go with
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
. I knew from the very beginning that they were organized and the best at what they do just based on their knowledge and confidence. This is a family business and they really make you feel comfortable about the whole process all the way through. Every question we had they were able to answer right away. The contract had a base price and then options were listed below. Once we made our decision, they gave us a draw schedule to pay as things were completed. We are very pleased with our finished basement.
- albert C.

I cant speak more highly about Guy and his professionalism. Have you ever said you just wish you could find a great contractor and you would pay extra to ensure the work is done correctly? Well, Guy delivers all that without the extra cost. Guy designs and finishes each basement as if they were his own. At the bid process, I was impressed that Guy pushed back on some of my thoughts and ideas, I liked that and he turned out to be right in every circumstance. During construction, I was amazed at all the little and big things that Guy did to ensure the basement was done right even though I had not specified that in the contract. Once you have a total price with Guy for the basement agreed upon, he does not skimp to save himself any money. He wants it done right! Every square inch of the basement is scrutinized by Guy to ensure it meets his quality review, which is a very high standard. Guy and his workers are very clean, considerate and professional. In short, he is the best contactor I have ever hired and you should do the same.
- KEN G.

We continue to use
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
Designs over and over again as we are constantly making updates and changes to our home and they continue to impress each time.
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
has proven to be both talented and knowledgable in all aspects of design and construction, both indoor and outdoor, and executes our projects flawlessly each time, guiding us through the process with honesty and genuine concern for our best interest. We look forward to working with him and his team again and again.
- Malorie G.

I had a small piece of siding that was missing from my house.
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
came out and was able to find an exact match for my siding and provided a very reasonable estimate.
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
went out of his way to combine my order with another so that I didn't have to purchase a full box of siding, which saved me a SIGNIFICANT amount of money.
I also used
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
in April 2015 to replace some damaged fascia and soffit.
I received the same great service at a reasonable price for this repair as well.
Both of the jobs were small, but I felt like valued customer
I would definitely use
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
again and highly recommend them.
- Andrea L.

Our contractor did a series of projects in an amazingly organized way. He Completely gutted and remodeled our powder room. While waiting for sheet rock to dry he replaced some broken tiles in our front hall. While waiting for grout to dry he began constructing a half wall on our balcony. He also got rid of the popcorn ceiling in our Master Bedroom and prepared it for installation of a ceiling fan. It was very impressive the way he organized his time while working on everything. He was never idle. In the past I have had contractors say "nobody will be there today because we have to wait for...". This was never the case with
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
. He was there everyday doing whatever it took to get the jobs done. In fact, I have already hired him to start a new project!
- Courtenay F.

They did a great job. The reason I gave them a B for overall is because after the work was performed a hairline crack appeared on the wall of the kitchen and the wall going down the staircase to the basement. I had them back out and they repaired it, but it showed up again.
- Malika M.

It went outstanding! I'll be using them again! You should too! The guys were on time everyday, quoted prices that ended up being spot on, explained and detailed what needed to be done and the length of time it would take, were neat and clean and provided an outstanding outcome. My basement was dated and they upgraded with new windows, doors, p. aint, drywall and trim work. My bathroom needed updated cabinetry and replacement of fixtures and flooring and my family room needed some drywall replacement and ceiling work from a leak with refinishing of our hardwood floors. Place looked so good while they did it, I asked for an extra project to be completed ( new windows in the room) that was accomplished perfectly and for the cost quoted.They kept the mess to a minimum, cleaned up every day at the conclusion of it and made my home look brand new.
- Mitchell H.

don't bother calling for a bid,
Tampa Basement Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
said they had been in business for 16 years, has never had a slow time, has plenty of referrals and didn't even want to come and look at our project.
- Jeremy M.

Basement Remodeling Contractors in Tampa

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1-800-DRY-ME-OUT - Advanced Restoration Inc

8348 Little Rd
New Port Richey

5 Star Quality Construction

910 Valamar St

A to Z Handyman Services

3317 W San Pedro St

Ability Design and Build, LLC

P.O. Box 2141
St. Petersburg

Aegis Insurance Group, LLC

2575 Ulmerton Rd

AGC Renovations

6790 New Tampa Hwy, STE 209

AKO Framing & Construction, Inc

468 Waterfall Dr
Spring Hill

AL's Handyman Services


ALFA Construction and A/C, LLC

New Port Richey

alko construction & properties llc

8651 NE 310th Ave
Fort Mc Coy

Alksnis Construction, llc

7218 Grevilla Ave S
Saint Petersburg

All Star Partners Inc

11860 Branch Mooring Dr

American Restoration and Remodeling Inc

4044 Commercial Way
Spring Hill

Americraft Building Technologies

3128 Rigsby Ln
Safety Harbor

Anton Pham


Anytime Carpet & Floor Cleaning LLC

17809 jamestown way

Aptitude Associates Incorporated

2013 River Turia Circle

Associated Construction

25352 Wesley Chapel Blvd

Barrow Construction Inc

3530 1st Ave N
Saint Petersburg

Belleair Construction LLC

2840 W. Bay Dr
Belleair Bluffs

Bering Homes

3414 W. Bay to Bay Blvd

Berken-Yarbs Enterprises INC

Bradenton, Florida

Beta Electric Inc

9004 Baywood Park Dr

Blanchard Specialties

11340 N Marjory Ave

Blue Gator Construction Corp

9639 Alvernon Drive
New Port Richey

Buckeye Renovation INC

11081 105th Ave

Build America LLC

3029 Crest Dr

Builders Punch LLC

3339 Glouster St

Burns Flooring & Kitchen Design

6256 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven

Burton Construction Services, Inc.

1431 Meres Blvd
Tarpon Springs

C & M Construction USA Inc

2700 Bayshore DR
Belleair Beach

C E Fultons Professional Remodeling

2029 N Rome Terrace


PO Box 12468

C&S Improvements Inc

PO Box 89128


1755 Olive Street

cnc home repair & remodeling

10811 Julianne rd

Consummate Professionals, LLC.

415 Lakeview Avenue

Cornerstone Homes & Design Inc

10032 Water Works Ln

Custom Frame & Trim, Inc

3610 Oak Bark Lane



DeeDee's Home Repairs

3047 Down An Point dr
Land O Lakes

Dolphin homes of Tampa bay

3318 south west shore blvd



Dorkydog Innovations

511 Magnolia AVE.


4479 45th St S
Saint Petersburg

e-construction group Inc.

8601 4th Street N.
Saint Petersburg





Elite Painting & Waterproofing Inc.

310 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Eva Claire Corp

4613 West North A St

Fine Trim and Cabinetry

10100 Revell Road

Fitworks Renovations Corp

2261 E Greenhollow Dr
Palm Harbor

Fix-it Squad Inc

8270 Woodland Center Blvd

Florida Integrity, Inc.

1406 S Parsons Ave, Ste A


2590 S San Mateo Dr
North Port

Fortress Construction Solutions LLC

19046 Bruce B Downs Blvd

FX Remodeling & Exterior

5300 E Adamo Dr


5976 20th St
Vero Beach

General Construction & Maintenance

11139 Bridgecreek Dr

Git'R Done Contracting & Management

2107 Gunn Highway



Gulf Home Builders Inc

1319 Norwalk Ter
Port Charlotte

H.A.S. Construction Solutions, Inc.

226 12th Ave NE
Saint Petersburg

Handy Helpers Plus

117 Bumpy Rd

Handymen and Co.

3814 Cortez circle

Handyworks Property Services Inc

PO Box 953
Safety Harbor

Harwell Construction

5012 Armor Rd
Plant City

Heavenly Foundations Inc

29750 66th Way N

Home 1st Solution

539 75th Ave N
St. Petersburg

Home Installation Services

1199 Lazy Lake Rd W



Jewett Construction LLC

817 Crenshaw Lake Rd.

john neumann

5538 Belveal Road

Johnson Enterprises

15816 Bridgewater Ln

K's Home Improvement's

12749 Country Brook Lane

KAIN Contracting

14323 Lucerne Dr, Ste 101

Kimco Construction, Inc.

1975 Englewood Rd.

Laroche Electrc LLC

3024 30th Street North
Saint Petersburg

laszlo construction llc

2820 west bay avenue

Leaf Solar Power

2223 2nd Ave N
Lake Worth



LifeStyle Building Co

167 26th Ave N
Saint Petersburg



Living Tech Builders

12900 Starkey Rd

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

M&M Renovations LLC

1108 W. Pinedale Dr.
Plant City

Mackeprang, Inc.

1717 E Busch Blvd, Suite 911

Manning Home Repair

2900 lake saxon dr
Land O Lakes

Maslar Renovaton and Design

1715 Independence Drive

Master Service Industries Inc.

1416 Rosslyn Dr

Metro Restoration and Construction

3703 W Vasconia St

MHS Commercial & Residential LLC.

2437 South 86th Street

Miller's Murphy Bed & Home Offices

4014 Tamimi Trl
Port Charlotte

Mr Electric

3415 Queen Palm Dr

My Handy Craftsman Inc

1950 Lee Rd.
Winter Park

Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc.

1222 Jackson Rd

Next Level Homes

552 Robin Hill Cir

Nick Kavanaugh Construction Inc

12113 Fruitwood Dr

OMDIA Services

11403 Mallory square

Oslindton Construction

611 Shaman Court
Winter Haven

Out of business

21632 Ocean Pines Dr.
Land O Lakes

Paint Florida and Handyman Services

9907 lake chrissy lane
Port Richey

Peninsula Resource Development

816 Regal Palm Court


Spring Hill

Pinellas County Electric

3015 46th Ave N.
St. Petersburg

Ponder's Handyman Services

6253 Hampton Pointe Cir.

Precision Buiding Components Inc

8613 Villa Largo Dr

Premier Reconstruction Inc

5400 bobby st

Premier Sinkhole

3035 Anderson Snow Rd
Spring Hill

Pro Dry, Inc

324 Lanceolate Dr
Winter Haven

Professional Construction Specialists, Inc.

9409 US 19 Suite 709
Port Richey

Property Services by Musitech

7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd.

PROTURN Property Solutions

634 Blue Taverna Ln

Quality Management Concepts

23219 Cypress Trail Dr

Quiles Improvement and Custom Cabinet LLC

7424 Hiwatha Dr.
Spring Hill

RB Wiring LLC

Saint Petersburg

Real Innovations LLC

10913 Cory Lake Drive

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Reid's Remodeling

867 51st Ave N
Saint Petersburg

Renaissance Property Preservation

8447 Crystal Harbour Dr

Resident Maintenance Services

3047 Stephanie dr.
Spring Hill

Residential Services

6158 Turnbury Park Drive

Rhino General Contracting Inc

2601 Bruton Rd
Plant City

Rick Vacula

22731 Penny Loop
Land O Lakes

Rivera's Flooring, Kitchens & More

19239 Cortez Blvd

Robert Charles, Inc.

P.O. Box 938

Ron's Carpentry Contracting

2311 Denver Street

Ryman Roofing

36413 State Rd

S.T. Anthony Contracting Inc.

2120 Brandon Park Circle

Schultz Builders, Inc. and Schultz Pools, Inc.

1950 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg


490 Cape Cod Loop

SD Service Group

6218 Osprey Lake Circle

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861

Sergey Kalnoy

1206 Crossbow Ln
Tarpon Springs

ServiceMaster 24 Hour

7840 Professional Pl

Stone Top Inc

8100 E Broadway Ave

Suncoast Home Solutions LLC

7111 Switchgrass Trl
Lakewood Ranch

Superior Building

11497 W Columbia Park Dr


Spring Hill

Tampa Bay Contracting Co LLC

235 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach

Tampa Center for Drug Rehab Placement

1228 East 7th Avenue Suite 202

Taylor James Fine Cabinetry

1930 South Tamiami Trail

Terry Built Property Maintenance

4803 Alcea Street
New Port Richey

The Cruikshank Group

20628 Wild Plum Ct
Land O Lakes

The LaBrake Company

3910 Deleon street

This Workx Inc

685 Avenue M SE


3624 Alden Way


37606 Marcliff Terrace

Toliver Construction Consultants

203 W. Canal Dr
Palm Harbor

Trinity 1 Construction LLC

16057 Tampa Palms Blvd

True Maintenance

P.O. Box 261081

Tucker Davis Building Corp

18824 Duquesne Dr.

Upright Remodeling

712 E Alsobrook St
Plant City

VIP Construction Services. LLC

317 Whitaker Rd


4490 ALT
Palm Harbor


12637 S 265 W Suite 100


509 Vinson Drive

Williams Construction Company

207 Ave. G SW
Winter Haven

Yeager & Company Inc

2310 Success Dr

YETI Construction Inc

13301 Neptune Dr

Zentkovich Construction Inc.


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