Oak Park Basement Remodelers

in Oak Park, IL

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The project went exceptionally well.
impressed me right from the initial consultation. He was very professional throughout the entire project. He was clear and precise in the contract, outlining when the project could start and when the project would be finished. He even came to my office to get the paperwork signed.
was always prompt and on time each and every day for the full two weeks that he was in my home. He completed my basement on time and on budget. It was such a pleasure to work with a contractor who takes a tremendous amount of pride in his work!! I have referred
to my co-worker for a repair and I would not hesitate to refer him or use him again in the future.

- Tracey C.
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First of all when he made the deal with us he recommended not to get permits because "we would never get any of the work to pass inspection because all inspectors have it out for contractors because they are contractor wantabes" I said well what about the electrical work and he told me that he had an electrician under employment. He also said that the inspecters invent the rules and change them as they go. So the job would never get finished. So he talked us out of getting a permit. He also had us pay 3432.00 up front as a deposit. 20% and we had to buy the materials. So that was how we could save money So He charged us 17160.00 in Labor only but gave us a discount 14353.00 and then we had to buy 6000 dollars of materials but we did get a discount from Lowes. He gave me a partial materials list. He wanted to go pick out everything that he wanted to buy for my house and then have me call in and pay for it. He did not like my oversight when I asked him for a materials list. He started 2 days late. This is a job that is going to take 1 day. I wanted a drop ceiling and he got upset and said i will give you drywall. I told him I want a drop ceiling that we have had leaky pipes in the past and we need access. So then he added on another 625 dollars to the job for labor of a drop ceiling. He did not show me how much he was crediting for no drywall on the ceiling. But I felt that 625 was not that bad.
Was supposed to start work on
14, 2014 did not start until July16, 2014 at 12:30,

He showed up 4 hours late 2 of the days and 3 days he did not show up at all and he spent 4 hours picking up 150 2x4s and 9 bags of insulation, 3 rolls of electrical wire. Shows up the first day with no drawings no plans for electrical nothing so he starts winging it. 18 studs were put up over a 4.5 hour period with 3 guys. They were supposed to work from 6:30 to 4:30 every day. He wanted to do everything his way and it was different then the way that we wanted it. He showed up on Friday
18 and he did not show up until 9:00 with 2 other guys no work was done and they left within a half hour for an emergency, he said that he would call me as soon as he got to the job to find out what was going on. Finally at 2:30 I called no answer at 2:35 I called no answer I called again. He finally called me back at 4:30 and said he will bring some guys on Saturday and they will get the project back on track. I asked him what time will you be here and he said between 7:30 and 8:00 and at 8:15 I called him and he said he was turning into our subdivision and would be here shortly. that is less than a 5 minute drive he showed up at 9:05 with 4 guys and 2 started working one stayed in his truck and 1 left with him. I asked one of the guys that was working, so I see he left you guys to do all the work. And the guy replied well he had some running around he had to do for other projects. So they came back at 12:30 and they were all taking several smoke breaks throughout the day and very little work was getting done. His two main workers were trying to do a good job but they were very slow. So then
the owners son decides that he is going to start running the wiring for electrical and we had discussed that everything was going to be to code and that an electrician would do this work. So he did not even know how the electric was going to be tied into. i kept questioning and he started yelling at me and he is 6 '6'' and 355 lbs. He was trying to intimidate me and he walked off the job. He has not shown up or called. I paid him 8000 dollars for little work and it is all done incorrectly and not to fire code. I have to have it redone and the walls are not alligned or to code. So I am furious

- Deborah H.

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Basement Remodeling reviews in Oak Park

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The service was excellent. I was in continuous contact with the provider throughout the week as to when the installation would take place and the equipment being installed. The work was done professionally, neatly and quickly. The installation took place within the estimated time frame. I would highly recommend this provider!
- jason C.
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While performing other work in my home a member of the BD crew noticed that the foundation wall had a crack running the length of one of the walls just below the soil line. A level placed against the wall showed the wall to be bowed in approximately 1/2 - 3/4" over 4" at the crack location. A force beam system was recommended to straighten the wall and provide support to prevent additional movement. Seventeen force beams were installed along two walls. Two water pipes required rerouting to allow installation of braces alon one of the walls. The crew arrived at 8:00 am and and was finished by early afternoon. The walls were brought back to within 1/4" over 4" after the initial installation. However, the BD force beam system incorporates a torque screw that is adjusted initially to 40 ft-lb and retightened after 6 mo - 1 yr to gain additional straightening. The work was completed on the date specified and the crew and project manager completed the repairs in a professional and timely manner.


- Robert T.
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BBC worked around our schedule and all crews arrived at on time. They got down to work (no lollygagging) and they kept the work area clean. Once the crews completed their task, they placed the rubbish outside our garage for pickup. The crews were VERY careful not to damage any parts of the house as they were traveling through.
This would not be an honest review if I didn’t mention the (little) mishaps. Our mishaps were so small I hate mention it but when I read reviews I’m skeptical about the ones that didn’t encounter any issues.
Mishap 1: We wanted a cutout down the stairway wall. The framers performed the cutout but not as designed. Unfortunately it was discovered that we have a support beam which prevented us from the full cutout. We emailed
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to request they close it, she understood our dilemma and she had them close it up without any hesitation.
Mishap 2: Because of an oversight on our BBC proposal, we opted to have the cable installed ourselves. My husband was supposed to have it completed before the sheetrock was installed. But he forgot (MEN!). So our cable installers had to cut holes in the newly installed sheetrock to run the lines. We emailed
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, again she understood and had the sheet rockers patch up holes without hesitation.
Mishap 3: The material was delivered to our driveway and Mother Nature called with a very
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night. To say the least most of the material was damaged. We emailed
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at 8pm (afterhours for her) and she quickly responded that they will take care of
it. The carpenter showed an hour early the following morning to replace the damaged material.
See little mishaps (on us as well) that was addressed quickly.
BBC is a well-organized and ran company. I know this was stated in other reviews but
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is an EXCELLENT project coordinator.
We had Worldwide Flooring (
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, NJ) install our laminate floors at a discount because of our business with BBC. With the discount, the quote was far less than other flooring companies.
The finished product for both BBC and Worldwide is all that we imagined. The workmanship is perfect. Very clean cuts (no uneven walls or floors) and the fixtures are neatly installed. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the work by all.
We are so pleased that we are contracting Basic Kitchen and Bathrooms for those projects.


- Ciejea L.
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This is a very professional company. All the subcontractors that work with
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were very easy to work with and offered suggestions for all our needs. There are many sample cabinets to physically look at as well as many books, color tiles, cabinet door finishes and plumbing samples from which to pick. Once we picked out our cabinets and fixtures, and ready to start our work, the job was managed by
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. He is amazing as they were working on more than 7 remodels in our building at the same time. He kept everything running and was always at the other end of my phone inquires with the answers I needed. Absolutely everything in our kitchen and baths were removed down to the bare concrete. This was so important as our 1970's condo needed to have everything brought to code.
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. does this and works closely and well with the city inspectors at each stage of the job. When the job was completed, our kitchen and baths looked like they were from a new home. We, as homeowners always want everything done fast. We can have it done fast, or we can have it done right. If quality and workmanship are what you are looking for, hire
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.. Be prepared to have things move a little slower than you want. However, when all is completed you will be a very happy homeowner.
- SANDRA S.
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I called
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on a monday because of a leak in the roof at my grandmother's home. I spoke with
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, whom was very nice on the phone. He came out on wednesday to do the free roof inspection and estimate. I received the estimate the next day via email. We have had many issues with this one particular spot on the roof the continues to leak over the years, we have had 3 different roofing companies out to the house to fix this problem in just the last year and a half --- the last one costing us about $900. We were very pleased with the estimate price provided to us, I called him back immediately to start work that following Monday. He did a beautiful, neat, and quick repair job. We have had about 3-4 big storms since then and the new repair job is holding up wonderfully!! We are very happy with the results. I would use this company again in the future and would definitely recommend to a friend.
- summer W.
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I was very please with the quality of construction, communication and attention to details. Building a home can often be a stressful endeavor but I have to say that my experience was very pleasant.
- David P.
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the owner of the company was hands on. He was on site for the entire project. His expertise and know how was evident throughout the whole project. His oversite to every deatil is what we were looking for and he delivered.
They used all materials to ensure that the basement will always remain dry and healthy for our family.
The ceiling,walls and floor are completely new.They installed a bamboo floor. The real stuff not the snap in kind. It looks and feels amazing. The walls and ceiling are all sheetrocked and painted. The trim work is impeccable,very neat and clean. He installed a row of
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seats from
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stadium and built a custom platform to put them on. He also installed a Locker from
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stadium.He had to disassemble the locker and seats to get them into our basement then reassemble them.This was all very custom work and he did a great job.He was VERY careful not to damage any of our house while bringing the locker and seats into our basement. Very respectful of our home.
I am a musician and needed cases to store my guitars. He made a wall display case for one of my guitars and trimmed it with a "tiger wood" and constructed it so it is airtight to accomadate the instruments very strict humidity control.It is beautiful.He also constructed a floor display case for all of my other guitars. It has a glass display window and is beautiful to look at.
He also custom made built in cabinets to store things in and to have a glass top to display things on. All the wood used matches my guitar display cases. He is a master carpenter because all the furniture looks like we purchased it in a store.
He is very polite he was always on time. The big thing for us. He did not start other work on another job and juggle us with his other customers. We were his ONLY customer till he finished our project. He made us feel like his only priority. It seems to be the norm for companies to juggle and spin plates while doing work for us.They start our job then leave to start another job then juggle us with another customer. We hate that.
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said we would be his only focus till he was done. And he did exactly that. We would hire him again and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
- Laura S.
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Failed to finish the job, hundreds of phone calls and emails attempting to obtain additional money for work not completed; claimed not to know what a punch list was and did not complete punch list; missed contractual completion date by a year; didn't connect whole house water filtration; didn't put in an access panel to
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heated tub; sloppy or inadequate caulking of windows; installation of custom doors and windows, and flooring, allowing water leakage; crawlspace left unfinished, wet, inadequate ventilation; a litany of other little things that ultimately cost me another $150000 to take finish the project.

- CARMEN D.
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All Basement Remodeling Companies in Oak Park, IL

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1 Allstate Remodeling Inc

939 W North Ave
Chicago, IL

12/12 ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS

644 67TH ST
Downers Grove, IL

123 Remodeling

5070 N Kimberly Ave.
Chicago, IL

123 Weshorn Inc. Kitchen and Bath

2016 E Cayuga Lane
Mount Prospect, IL

1st American Builders of Chicago, Inc.

17319 Queen Mary Ln.
Tinley Park, IL

24 Heating & Cooling Inc

9008 S Oketo Ave
Bridgeview, IL

41 NORTH BUILDERS

4453 N BEACON ST
Chicago, IL

4Ever Remodeling

9141 Crescent Dr
Franklin Park, IL

5 Star Remodeling Inc

PO Box 338
Elk Grove Village, IL

51 Zygi Carpentry Corporation

5325 N Manila Ave
Chicago, IL

911 Restoration of Chicago

9142 Terminal Ave
Skokie, IL

911hAndyman

506 W Higgins Rd
Park Ridge, IL

A & C Construction

3020 Long Grove Ct
Aurora, IL

A & R Construction

2643 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL

A 1- STOP REMODELING INC

2141 W Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL

A Force of Nature Complete Restoration SVC, LLC

3436 CROFFUT PL.S.E.
Washington, DC

A Hammer Home Improvement

335 Bramble Ct
Schaumburg, IL

A M & L ELECTRIC

951 GARFIELD
Oak Park, IL

A New Look Remodeling

2123 N 73rd Ave
Elmwood Park, IL

A Step Above Stair and rail

5405 chateau dr.
Rolling Meadows, IL

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