Recent Review: I had put off finishing the basement for several years, mainly due to the inability to get a good design that would work and provide good size rooms and good placement of the hallway. The key inhibitor was that with the initial build of the home, the bathroom plumbing was in a bad location. Dave Derby was able to quickly work up a design that moved the bathroom, and provided options for the layout of the entire basement. Dave initially provided a more high end design with a higher price than I wanted. But, by working with Dave, I was able to make some tradeoffs, achieve the basement I wanted that fit with the rest of my home and at a reasonable price. Overall, the project took about 7 weeks to complete, about 2 weeks longer than the initial estimate. However, some of the time was waiting for the next subcontractor to be available, and also due to the extreme cold and waiting for a good day to dig the window well for the egress window. I am very happy with the results. We have a large, finished basement that now provides a nice place to relax and to spend time together as a family. The quality of the workmanship was excellent. Dave has some very talented people who work for him as well as having very good working relationships with the subcontractors he uses. This results in a cohesive team working together to get the project done in a professional manner. Derby Construction strengths: project design, ability to scale up or down to fit your needs, quality of work, quality of employees and subcontractors. The only suggestions I would make are to get a list at the beginning of the project for the decisions you need to make (fixtures, cabinets, paint, carpet, etc) and when they are needed, and to have a pre-defined payment schedule. This will provide you and the contractor a pre-defined schedule that both of you can work to.