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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. 

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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". 

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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.
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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.

 

Basement Remodeling Contractors in New Braunfels, TX

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210-Remodel Payless Home Improvement

517 W Summit
San Antonio

A & A Enterprises

8201 Meadow Post
San Antonio

A & R Property Maintenance

1462 Western Skies Dr
Spring Branch

A & V Painting and Texture

918 Canadian Goose
San Antonio

A Solid Rock Design & Construction

13164 Mystic Saddle
Helotes

A&A Remodeling

San Antonio

A+ Home Modifications

863 S Interstate 35 Suite H
New Braunfels

A.C.T. Services Inc

PO Box 760745
San Antonio

ACB Services Home Improvement

7865 Caribou Dr
Spring Branch

Ace in the Hole Painting

614 Brooks Ave
Schertz

ACGonzalez Concrete Construction

335 Wainwright St
San Antonio

ACP Construction

804 n 4th st
Carrizo Springs

Alamo City Maintenance & Remodeling

11929 Starcrest Dr
San Antonio

Alamo Handyman LLC

6735-A Low Bid Ln
San Antonio

All in one handyman

1001 ave p lot 2

All Seasons Services

123 Jade St.
San Antonio

ALLIANCE ROOFING & REMODELING

3014 BROADWAY ST
San Antonio

Alpha equity Builders

2211 Mountain Mist
San Antonio

AM Construction

6170 Wegner Rd
New Braunfels

AM-R-CO

4020 Sun Harbour Dr
San Antonio

American Best Home Improvements

1355 Basse
San Antonio

Apex Contractors

201 Hunters Crossing Blvd.
Bastrop

ARTEC Services Group LLC

1965 Post Rd
Canyon Lake

Ashton Custom Homes, Inc.

318 E Nakoma Dr Suite W4
San Antonio

B. A. Construction

San Antionio

BAIRD FOUNDATION REPAIR

3306 Clark Ave.
San Antonio

Bear Country Construction Corp

7423 Bluestone
San Antonio

Beck's Industrial

401 Tower Trail Dr.
La Vernia

Benchmark Building and Remodeling

7813 Rainey Meadow Ln
San Antonio

Berry Contracting

10630 hallow pass
San Antonio

Bexar C&R Construction

5039 Sierra Madre
San Antonio

Bexar County Contracting LLC

405 Winterfield Dr Unit 104
Hutto

Boston Remodeling Company

5055 Von Scheele Drive # 912
San Antonio

Boston Remodeling Company

219 Eland Drive
San Antonio

Boulder Construction

107 Hill Country Ln
San Antonio

Broadshield Custom Homes & Contractors

215 W. Bandera Road
Boerne

Brother's Remodel & Design

6008 E County Rd 83
Midland

Brotherly Roofing & Remodeling

1811 Slumber Pass
San Antonio

BWD Building & Construction

P.O. Box 64129
Pipe Creek

C & C Construction San Antonio

9102 Rue De Lis
San Antonio

Calvert's Electrical Service

3843 Barrington
San Antonio

Cantu Remodeling and Construction, LLC

138 Hampton Run West
Boerne

Capital City Maintenance & Waterproofing

401 East Applegate Dr
Austin

Catalano Enterprizes

106 S Main
Cibolo

CC Construction Production

9827 Potranco Rd
San Antonio

Certified Construction

PO Box 592646
San Antonio

ChAmp Bell Systems

P.O. Box 1987
Canyon Lake

Champion Roofing & Construction

141 Riedel Lane
Canyon Lake

Circle C Home Inspection, Inc.

1020 Linden Grove Dr
Schertz

City-View Construction

8735 5 Palms Dr
San Antonio

Comfort Custom Woodworking

#13 Pankratz Rd.
Comfort

Creative Craftsman Inc.

7322 W. Military Drive
San Antonio

Dave's DirtWorks & Landscape

12970 FM 306
Canyon Lake

De Leon Remodeling

221 carolina st

DECKS, SWINGS-N-THINGS

118 HAMPTON BEND
Boerne

Dio Electrical LLC

PO Box 380858
San Antonio

Doza Construction

9310 Broadway St Ste 203
San Antonio

DP ELECTRICAL

6146 Ridge Oak
San Antonio

DTC Contractors

7510 Westlyn Drive
San Antonio

DULANEY EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS LTD

4047 STAHL RD
San Antonio

Earth General Construction

5010 Lakebend East Dr
San Antonio

Ed Feehan General Contractor

2029 Gusty Point
Schertz

EL PASO PAINTING CONTRACTOR

7121 BART HOLLOW ST
San Antonio

ELI Construction

4702 Valleybrook

Elite Handyman Serv

110 Valet
San Antonio

ESPADA COMMUNITIES & CO.

810 MALTESE GARDEN
San Antonio

FKW Handyman Services

PO Box 147
Fischer

Four Seasons Remodeling and Design

236 King William
San Antonio

Frankie's Remodel & Paint

6903 Border Brook
San Antonio

FREE FLOORS

915 S. Jupiter Rd
Garland

FWR, General Contractors, LLC

910 Oblate Dr
San Antonio

Galvez Works

12010 Warfield Dr
San Antonio

gary l wilkerson custom homes

1245 village shore dr.
Canyon Lake

GNC Construction

3307 falcon grove

GotWood.biz

1607 F. steet
Floresville

H&L Remodeling and Landscaping

411 sandbar
Canyon Lake

Hager & Sons, LLC

102 Oak Creek Drive
Cibolo

HandyPro services

8700 tamarind

Hawk Home Improvements Inc

9268 US Hwy 181 N
Floresville

Hill Country Imrovement's

263 East Garden St.
New Braunfels

Historic Builders

PO Box 2236
Fredericksburg

Hobbs Construction

138 Atascosa Road
Bandera

Inspired Design by Julie, LLC

400 South Ave Ste 301

Intrepid Properties

2149 Windy Meadow Court
Schertz

J & E Home Improvement

714 Balgzell Ave
San Antonio

J. Gonzalez Roofing & Remodeling

155 Colfax St
San Antonio

Jay Peters Enterprises & Remodeling

6003 McGregor Way
San Antonio

Jemco Contracting, LLC.

27606 Fels Mauer Blvd
New Braunfels

Jenkins Restorations

13111 Lookout Run
San Antonio

Jesse's Home Improvement

1254 Austin Hwy
San Antonio

JM SERVICES

PO BOX 33594
San Antonio

Jo Flores Contracting LLC

623 Sunglo
San Antonio

John Travis

26026 Serenity Ridge
San Antonio

Jose Handyman Services

7722 Ashmole Lane
Houston

JT Construction & Remolding

25115 Catalan Cliff
San Antonio

JVJ Company

2611 Cloudy Mdw
San Antonio

KaPa Design

Perrin Beitel 11312
San Antonio

Kelly Construction

Canyon Lake

Kelly Custom Homes

San Antonio

Kessler Painting Contracting

8402 Copper Bluff
Converse

Kiko Remodeling

5154 Apple Valley Dr
San Antonio

Kincaid Homes

San Antonio

Kiwi Custom Design

124 West Ridgewood Court
San Antonio

KJG Painting and Remodeling

208 Vista Rd
San Antonio

kyle construction co

115 cypress ln
Boerne

L & J Remodeling

PO BOX 10927
San Antonio

LAG Enterprises

306 Demya Dr
San Antonio

Leon Builder

3535 Fallen Leaf
San Antonio

Lone Star Remodeling And Renovations

202 N Loop 1604
San Antonio

Lucio's Remodeling

1635 Lee Hall
San Antonio

MACK Construction Group LLC

10803 Gulfdale
San Antonio

Madrigal Construction

2915 Wacos Dr
San Antonio

Medrano House Leveling

6830 Miller Rd 2
Houston

Michaud Building and Investments

231 Kreutzberg Rd
Boerne

Miracle Workers Construction

11460 Big Elk Dr
San Antonio

MJC Construction Services, Inc.

10906 Laureate Drive
San Antonio

MolinasConstructionSA

culebra rd
San Antonio

My House

21252 Gathering Oak
San Antonio

N Y Twin City INC

7506 Gramercy Crest
San Antonio

NECB, Inc.

8110 ashburton
San Antonio

Orion General Contracting, LLC

501 Sagecrest Dr
Hollywood Park

PAINT PROS REMODELING

5606 Charwood St
San Antonio

Palmer Construction

1875 Stacey Rd
Poteet

PARKER'S HOMES & RENOVATION

224 Chartwell Ave.
New Braunfels

Picture Perfect Remodelers

2810 Warbler Pass
San Antonio

R K Barker Inc

3847 Bogie Wy
Converse

Rapid Fire Construction

18382 FM 306
Canyon Lake

RCP Woodworks

310 east nakoma
San Antonio

Re-Bath Of San Antonio

15719 Hwy 281 N
San Antonio

Reaper Remodeling

San Antonio

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue

Remodel 4 Less

622 E Ashley Rd
San Antonio

Remodel 4 Less

622 East Ashley Rd
San Antonio

Remodeling Contractor San Antonio

150 East Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio

Right Source Construction

1931 NW Military HWY
San Antonio

Rockin' D Services

164 Wood Farm Rd
Huntsville

RSMT Masonry, Tile & Remodeling

116 Woodcreek Circle
Mc Queeney

S & D Contracting

5046 Bending Trail
San Antonio

Select Construction Services

3 Becker Lane
Boerne

Serrata's Construction

526 W Baetz Blvd
San Antonio

Seven J's Investments

16342-1 Park Rd 37
Helotes

Shalom Remodeling

9419 Gold Hl
San Antonio

SIMPATICO DESIGN

6014 Evers Rd
San Antonio

Smithco Honey Do's and Handyman

Live Oak Drive
Canyon Lake

Snowball Services LLC

3267 County Road
Floresville

Soundrite-Acoustics, Inc.

209 S. Stephanie Street

Source

19141 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio

south tx reef systems

9650 US HWY 281 N STE 100

Southern Rustic Pride, LLC

San Antonio
San Antonio

Statewide Remodeling

2450 Esters Blvd
Dallas

Sterling Construction & Remodeling

6243 Vance Jackson
San Antonio

TA French Custom Builder

1937 IH 35 N.
New Braunfels

Tactical Remodeling

po box 762256
San Antonio

Texas Handyman Experts

346 Westshire Ln
New Braunfels

The Bocawood Group

5939 Culebra Rd.
San Antonio

The Mendez Group

PO Box 700188

The Surface Solution

11615 Fm 725
Seguin

TIM'S HONEY DO REPAIRS

2800 NE Loop 410
San Antonio

Timber Construction LLC

191 Cardinal Dr
New Braunfels

TKE Profinish Roofing/Restoration

4110 Griffin Oaks
San Antonio

Trevinos Carpentry

434 McNarney

Tru Construction

814 Broadway
San Antonio

Two Guys Remodeling

9614 county road 5723
Castroville

United Roofing and Remodeling

28617 Arroyo Acres
Harlingen

Unity Roofing

318 E Nakoma
San Antonio

VersaTile Design Solutions

12155 Valliant
San Antonio

Wallpapers To Go

101 US Highway 281 Ste 105
Marble Falls

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wolf pack construction

5680 fm 3159
Canyon Lake

Woolsey Construction

144 Landa St. Suite 851
New Braunfels

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