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is very knowledgable and knew exactly what options I had. They were very prompt and finished in 4 1/2 hours.

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"M&M were on site bright and earlier as agreed every day. They electrician provided great insight on number of cans for each area on the 2nd floor. He also" suggested moving the fan over to center on area of the 2nd floor. The electrician did a great job with the installation. After the electrical work was done, they checked for water damage on all 3 floors of my house which was caused by an ice dam. They were thorough with checking the ceilings to ensure everything was safe. Next, they painted the common areas and master bedroom closet which was covered under insurance. For the most part, the painting was pretty good. There were a couple of areas on the ceiling that I need to touch up since the pencil
from the electrician could still be seen. Overall, M&M did a great job with the house and provided great and fast service.

-Jun-Jun V.

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Why you should hire a pro to finish your basement

If you’re debating on whether to finish your basement yourself or hire a contractor, read what our experts had to say. Your life could depend on it.

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Get use out of every square inch of your house and add value to your home by finishing your basement space. Remodeling your basement can add a family room, in-home theater, kid's play area or a guest suites for the in-laws.

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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!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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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.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Basement Remodeling reviews in Auburn

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exceeded my expectations on this remodel.
They were professional and so easy to work with. There are one main
person you will interact with his name is (
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who you will meet
initially. Very warm, friendly personality.
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got my vision for the
basement remodel and created a floor plan rendering within a couple of
days of our meeting. He’s not an architect but you won’t need one with
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He’s the “creative” so I stayed in touch with him regularly on
some of my unique requests like a gym and black dropped
ceilings. he also is the owner of the company . He ensures the project is running smoothly
and made sure the budget was in line, a crucial piece. I can’t tell
you how many times contractors would just request checks every few days
and you didn’t know when they would end or in some cases when they were
coming back to the project after receiving a check. This is an
organized operation. You will place a deposit, and then
there are three timed installments. You will also need to pay for your
permits, though they will submit this info for you. Yes, I spent a bit
over budget as I decided to remove two steel beams and made other add’l
requests but
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kept me in the loop so I didn’t experience sticker
shock price . There was no delaying of the project once it started and the basement
was completed in about 6 weeks (inclusive of additional time for special
orders). the own of the company is also involved in the remodeling. He can do just about anything you can envision. He came
early, left late, and sometimes worked over the weekend. His work
ethic is unbelievable and he really goes out of his way to ensure you’re
pleased with everything. The whole team (including others that
helped) is really top notch. If you’re interested in a remodeling
project, be proper to have a great experience with this contractor. they
are very fast once the work begins and will deliver what your expect
your place to be.
- jose L.
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Some of the finishing wasn't perfect, but they stuck to budget and were less expensive than competitors and did it on time. I found some of the finishing touches to lacking.
- Jim D.
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Both bathrooms in our condo were replaced in full - from demolition to rebuilding to finishing and tiling.
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was clean, efficient, timely, and most importantly, did great quality work! Him and his son were both a pleasure to work with, and I can only wish that working with other contractors was so easy and
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! Work was completed earlier than expected (under 3 weeks) and we were always in the loop.
- Millie G.
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Communications were excellent throughout the project. Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional leadership. Kept the project organized and completed on time.
- Ron P.
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This master contractor carpenter/designer is timely, efficient, reasonably priced, trustworthy, and above all, highly skilled. The built in cabinets look like high priced furniture. I live in an old
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where constant attention is required and projects always involve fitting and [removed] new with old. Master contractor allows us to restore the home at a reasonable cost.
- Andrew & Madeline M.
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is the general contractor and has all the General contracting license including electrical and HVAC, which is very nice.
I would call back
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to do any remodeling job in my property as I have found him to be meticulous, polite and easy to deal with. The construction started sometime in August of 2014, and since, permit had to be pulled by
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, the remodeling extended more time until completion.
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and his brother
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are both hands-on in the general contracting and they both over-see all the remodeling work done to my property. I have often asked for their opinion with ideas of certain layout, and both of brothers were very good in their feed-back. The remodeling estimate includes tear down, reconstruction of assign/specified areas, framing, labor cost of upgrade to bathroom/kitchen/flooring. Materials like kitchen cabinets, tiles, toilets and flooring are provided by me.
I highly recommend
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and his brother,
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to any bids you may have in your property. They are reasonable in their costs and their work quality is excellent. Give them a phone call and get them over to give you an estimate of the work and ask them to outline what is part of the price estimate. At least, that is how I approached the remodeling project before I awarded them the job.
- BEATRICE O.
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First the demolition process was scary but rami made it very comfortable. He knew exactly how to set up the home. It was surprisingly clean and they got to the build quickly. I could live in the home no problem. Then the buying process was easy. No headache. They helped me completely with every item. Amazing eye for beauty. The last few weeks went fast and now it's amazing. Thank you so much
- Noam M.
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did a great job of explaining options and understanding our time-frame. They fit us in quickly and repair was done with respect for our finished basement. All in all, we are completely satisfied.
- Alexandra N.

All Basement Remodeling Companies in Auburn, CA

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Aaron Plumbing

Po Box 2657
Vacaville

ACCENT WOODWORKS & REMODELING

9216 TAMARA JEAN RD
Orangevale

AED Construction

680 Tallega Ct
Galt

AGDDRYWALL

PO Box 2293
Orangevale

Alkema Painting

4021 California Ave
Carmichael

All Phase Construction

2023 Polley Dr
Roseville

ALS HANDYMAN SERVICES

Citrus Heights

America's Dream HomeWorks

4181 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

ANC Customs

245 W 22nd St
Merced

Angels Handyman Service

4748 16th Ave.
Sacramento

Arrowhead CA

6414 Timkir Way
Elk Grove

Austin Chase Inspector

3319-A julliard Dr.
Sacramento

Betlan Construction

PO Box 1134
Pine Grove

BGM Construction

8446 Robie way
Citrus Heights

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte

Big J Electric, Inc.

8360 Agundo St.
Antelope

Bill Reed Handyman Service

21000 Old River Road
West Sacramento

Black Oak Installations Inc.

915 L Street
Sacramento

Border Studios

3599 Hector Rd
Newcastle

Bowerbird Remodeling

2418 overhill
Davis

Buresh Electric

7236 Greenhaven Dr Apt 106
Sacramento

Butler's Home Repair & Remodeling

8429 Pearl Prvt Way
Citrus Heights

BW Maintenance & Remodeing

PO BOX 1764
Norht Highlands

C & V Contractors

2860 Elverta Road
Antelope

Cademartori Construction, Inc.

5521 Bucks Bar Cirlce
Placerville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

California Construction and Renovations

10656 Industrial Ave, Suite 100
Roseville

Canterbury Construction

2660 Northview Dr

CARL YOUNG CONSTRUCTION

485 Miles Ct.
Auburn

Charles E. Schoff & Co.

9336 Caltrop Court
Fair Oaks

Colony Construction

7925 Butte Avenue
Sacramento

Corr Construction

1157 Galston Dr
Folsom

Currie Construction

4556 B St.
Sacramento

Custom Interiors Construction

P.O Box 1585
Lincoln

CUSTOM PRO ELECTRIC

2305 Harris Ave
Sacramento

Dean's Construction

6409 Pearson Lane
North Highlands

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Domus Construction and Design Inc.

8864 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento

Don Hoover Construction

PO Box 1116
Weimar

DS Improvements

6800 Sugar Maple Way
Citrus Heights

Eagleton Construction

4930 Trotter Lane
Shingle Springs

EL DORADO BUILDERS EXCHANGE

3430 ROBIN LN
Shingle Springs

ELLIS CONSTRUCTION

3320 Marlene Dr
Sacramento

Ferguson Drywall

6381 Pine Zette Ln
Placerville

Fido Property Services Inc.

915 Highland Pointe dr suite 250
Roseville

George's Construction

1292 Nicks Lane
Placerville

Glenn's Home and Commercial Maintenance

2204 Cambridge St.
Fairfield

Goulas Construction

6931 Gimbel Way
Citrus Heights

Greg Todd Construction & Home Repairs

9530 Beacon Ave.
Orangevale

Guy Biggs Construction

4235 Pacific St
Rocklin

H F SCHWARTZ BUILDERS

3941 PARK DR
El Dorado Hills

Handyman Contractor

8341 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Hartigan Construction Inc

PO Box 105
West Sacramento

Holquin Builders

6530 Leitrim Court
Citrus Heights

Home Solutions Construction

333 Sawtell Road
Roseville

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

Hutchinson Enterprises Inc

1024 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom

Ironwood Pacific Construction

4537 Tallyho Dr
Sacramento

J&A Pino Construction

424 42nd st
Sacramento

Jason Melson Construction Services

5407 gibbons dr
Carmichael

jdwoodworks

1004 Kirby Ct
Folsom

JH Restoration Services Inc

14622 Rudd Rd
Nevada City

John Ellis Construction

8100 Mulrany Way
Antelope

Jordan Construction

898 El Oro Dr
Auburn

JW Construction

2585 Dolphin Court
West Sacramento

KHR Construction

9541 Nieman Ave
Elk Grove

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

KITCHEN ART INC

3337 SUNRISE BLVD
Rancho Cordova

Kujala Construction

1238 Alice Street
Woodland

Larry Nevills Construction

7509 Saint Tropez Way
Sacramento

Lebco Construction Inc

1165 Jacobs Dr
Dixon

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Lincoln Hills Construction

2375 culpepper lane
Lincoln

Litell Cabinet Outlet

1020 Del Paso Rd
Sacramento

Lozano Construction

7473 Candlewood Way
Sacramento

M.T.C. Inc.

235 Ashwood Ct
Lincoln

Mac's Remodeling

PO Box 1852
Rocklin

MackConstruction

4801 Marconi Ave
Carmichael

Martinez Construction

4140 Diego Way
Rocklin

Maxton Restoration

9200 Orangevale Ave
Orangevale

MDC Construction

5011 Golden Foot Hill Pkwy
El Dorado Hills

MDO Construction

PO Box 3386
Auburn

Miner's Inc

1640 Middle Mountain ct
Cool

MJM Home Service

8353 Yermo Way
Sacramento

Monster Contractor

4763 Ravenstone Wy
Sacramento

Moorhouse Tile Stoneworks & Construction

2000 Juliesse Ave
Sacramento

My House Renovation

7301 32nd Street
North Highlands

Norholm Builders Inc

PO Box 1356
Pismo Beach

North Cal Builders Inc

9918 Kent St
Elk Grove

O'Connor Electric

4120 Douglas Blvd.
Granite Bay

O'DOHERTY CONSTRUCTION

7085 Gallagher Rd.
Pilot Hill

O'Toole GBC

1224 V street

Oak Creek Construction

PO Box 1633
Shingle Springs

Old School Construction

1813 Wentworth Ave
Sacramento

On The Level Home Repair & Remodeling

6841 Lake Cove Ln
Citrus Heights

Paul Kearney Inc

10512 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite 3
Fair Oaks

Perkins Electric

Orangevale

Philip Braun Construction

404 Niles Ave
Roseville

Pickett's Contracting

17133 Del Mar Way
Penn Valley

Pires Plumbing

Roseville

Placer Artistic Improvements

1515 6th St.
Lincoln

POTERAS CONSTRUCTION

9016 Lismore Drive
Elk Grove

Pratt Construction

158 1st Street
Woodland

Precision Builders

5616 Primrose Dr
Citrus Heights

Purdy Construction

2342 33rd St
Sacramento

R & L Builders Inc

1721 2nd St
Sacramento

RCI GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC

P.O. Box 163336
Sacramento

Redline Electric

4858 Summit View Dr
El Dorado

Reinhardt Construction

2590 Tapley Rd
West Sacramento

Remodeling Contractor Sacramento

777 Campus Commons Road
Sacramento

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Reyes Construction

813 Taylor Street
Winters

RH1 Construction

34 Union Way # F
Vacaville

River City Home Improvement

10001 Hadleigh Dr.
Orangevale

RIVER CITY REMODELING

3325 PARKS LN
Carmichael

Robinson Construction

8640 La Paenda Way
Orangevale

ROUSSOS CONSTRUCTION

2917 Orange Grove Ave
North Highlands

SBC Contractors

1591 Misty Wood Drive
Roseville

Sierra Property Services

1015 Riley St, #311
Folsom

Smalltown Construction

4728 N Glenn St.
Granite Bay

Sticks & Stones Construction

3304 Cambridge Rd
Shingle Springs

Szilagyi Construction & Landscape Co.

8345 Elegans Court
Antelope

Thrasher Construction

10300 Hidden Hill Rd
Auburn

Total Home Improvement

1028 J St
Sacramento

Universal Solutions

5935 Auburn Blvd Spc 8
Citrus Heights

Valley Pacific Construction

P.O. Box 605
Folsom

Valley West Construction

3503 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

White River Construction

3113 Iva Way
Orangevale

WJ Kavanagh Construction

1325 Deerwood Pl
Auburn

Wolfe Construction Company

18609 Olive St
Woodbridge

Woodniche

8158 Lichen Dr
Citrus Heights

Zumwalt & Associates Inc

3301 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova

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