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"We had an unfinished basement.
came by and we talked about what we wanted to do,
provided ideas/suggestions based" on his experience which fit into our vision so we incorporated into the project.
provided a detail drawing which we liked very much. After getting started and seeing the space framed out we made a change in scope which
was able to incorporate into the construction which we are very happy about.
and the subs are great to work with, all are very professional and care about their work which shows.
kept us updated during the construction process.
maintains a clean working environment. I highly recommend
’s services and we will work with him again.

-Tony C.

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"I was so happy and delighted with the price and service, I decided to have them continue remodeling my upstairs as well, including the kitchen, bathroom, and dining" room, as well as adding a room. We will also eventually be using them to do the siding of the home as well.
, specifically, has been exceptional. His craftsmanship is unbelievable and he is so helpful. He is such a gentleman and a hard worker and just goes above and beyond.

-brendan B.

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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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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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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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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.

Basement Remodeling reviews in Williamsburg

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was great---prompt, easy to talk to, straightforward, and knowledgable--work done quickly and we'll with a minimum of fuss, recommend!
- Sarah H.
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Everything went well. All work was explained and bid before starting work. He worked with me on the selection of materials and price range. He went the extra effort to fix all large as well as small repairs. It was sad to have to redo so much when it had just been done but
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completed all the repairs to make it as nice as before. He did any repair I asked with good quality and a fair price.
- Shirley R.
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They have been so cruel and belittling to this poor senior citizen.
My mother in law has had to retain an attorney to get the matter resolved by getting someone else to correct their code violations and POOR WORKMANSHIP. They were given over a month to make the required corrections, but never showed up or called.
She is so sorry to have EVER contacted and trusted them.
- William S.
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This project went very smoothly and I'm very happy.
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is a great guy and has done lots of painting for us in the past- which he is excellent at- great prices and I can't say enough about the quality of his work. I think he's painted every room in our home at this point, after 8 years. :) He cleans up well when he is finished with projects. He did some other smaller carpentry/repair projects for me, so when I got a very overpriced estimate from remodeling company, I decided to call him to see if he could do our kitchen remodel.
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has been professional, fast, and reasonable. He took down the walls to our kitchen in one day. He found a referral for a trustworthy electrician through his connections and worked well with the electrician, who he hadn't worked with in the past. The total estimate for the project (which was not a complete kitchen remodel, just partial) was about 3 weeks and he was right on target. He went with me to the floor and tile store to pick out everything so we all knew we were getting the correct type of flooring and underlayment.
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is reliable- shows up when he says he will, and I've known him long enough and have trusted him to be in my home alone and lock up when he leaves. I can't recommend him enough and think he would do a great job in any area- carpentry, flooring, tiling, or painting, whether a big or small job.
- Rebecca C.
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I received quotes from three contractors for our basement. When I met
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I felt he was the best match for us regardless of price, but his estimate was by far the best. Lucky for us! He said he’d do a good job for us and I immediately trusted he would. What I liked from the start was that
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was very responsive. My texts and emails were answered right away. Having had a previous, negative home building experience I thought there was a possibility that something might go wrong or shortcuts would be taken. With
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, though, I could see right away he was a craftsman and a perfectionist. The work he did, and the contractors he used, was top notch. I felt like they were doing work they’d do on their own homes. They took great care to keep things clean with a minimum of dust and dirt.
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did little things that I didn’t even think of, like use switches with dimmers so that we could adjust our lighting and multiple hardwired smoke detectors for us. All in all I am so happy we connected with
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. Our finished basement.is beautiful. I would highly recommend
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- SHARON J.
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were very professional and patient with my constant changes to the plans. They were extremely helpful with aiding me with design options and ways to get the most out of the square footage that I had. I will say that everything went as planned and they came in on the budget that I had set. I would most definitely go to them for any further construction needs that I may have or that my daughter may have. Overall, wonderful experience.
- Suzanne F.
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does amazing work! And not only was he great to work with, but so incredibly knowledgeable and talented. He was responsive from the start and remained so throughout the renovation. He never took shortcuts and was always willing to answer all of my questions and give me sound feedback and advice. He even befriended my cat despite his allergies.
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's demand for perfection made all the difference in the world. Everything had to be leveled just right -- no shortcuts or sloppy
work. He installed a herringbone backsplash -it's stunning - that he painstakingly measured to ensure everything lined up just right. He built a table base for my granite top table (and saved me a lot of money in doing so) and installed canned lighting throughout my house. He is a true professional, true to his word, and someone I trust implicitly. I already plan on hiring him to redo my bathroom next year.
I love my new kitchen!



- Lisa G.
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From start to finish everything was well planned and perfectly executed!!! This was a big project and
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kept a tight time schedule, and minimized both the dirt and our stress levels!!! Our kitchen/dining room overhaul exceeded our expectations!!! Perfection!!!
- Lisa S.

Basement Remodeling Contractors in Williamsburg, VA

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1st choice remodeling &construction

22922 benson terr
Sterling

A Step Above

2687 Jolly Pond Road
Williamsburg

Ace Construction

P.O. Box 1014
Gloucester

All About Construction LLC

PO Box 11042
Burke

All American Painting & Home Repair

429 Belair Ave
Front Royal

AMP Electric L.L.C.

4515 Brandon Ln
Fredericksburg

Archetype Builders

10908 Courthouse Rd. Suite 102-230
Fredericksburg

B4 & After Home Improvement

11709 Inverarry Dr
Fredericksburg

Beach Brothers Contracting

2929 pinewood drive
Virginia Beach

Bedrock Foundation Systems Inc

PO Box 61691
Virginia Beach

BFC Contractors Inc.

1720 Clay Hammond Rd.

British American Electric

4550 Cedar Point Lane
Williamsburg

Build-Re-Build LLC

3213 Windsor Rdg S
Williamsburg

Butler Technology, Inc.

298 Ryefield Rd.
Mattaponi

C & R Custom Framing CLASS A Builders

4428 Shepherds Road
Partlow

C. E. Gene Comer General Contractor, LLC

1180 Loftis Rd
South Boston

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

Champion Window of Richmond VA

10300 Northlake Park Dr
Ashland

Charlotte's Painting & Home Repair

908 Silvesmith Circle
Newport News

Cline Construction, Inc.

86 Menefee Ln
Front Royal

CNR Custom Framing

4428 Shepherds Road
Partlow

Coastal Builders,Inc.

146 Bay Dr.
White Stone

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

2405 Orchard Crest Blvd

College Creek Construction

105 Meadow Rue Ct
Williamsburg

COMPTON CONTRACTING INC.

109 NELSON DISTRICT RD
Yorktown

Creative Builders Inc

8121 Orville St
Alexandria

Creative Construction and Remodeling of VA, LLC

13609 Winterberry Rdg
Midlothian

Criner Remodeling

11836 Fishing Point Dr.
Newport News

Cronos Contracting

3935 Fairfax Farms Rd
Fairfax

Custom Design Works Inc

1101 Coventry Blvd
Yorktown

Custom Stone & Tile LLC.

3404 Birchlawn Ave.
Roanoke

CWD Construction Incorporated

91 Stoneyridge Lane
Lyndhurst

Cyber Bridge Marine, Inc.

209 S. Stephanie St

Dicapa Construction and Remodeling

1600 Tysons Blvd
Mc Lean

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Disaster Response Inc - VA DC & MD

8200 Greensboro Dr
Mclean

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir
Danville

Dunright Contracting Services

5509 Tallow St
Fredericksburg

Dzinbild

14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

elder and son construction

13 captain johns cove

EVE INC

PO BOX 10937
Danville

F & M Home Improvement

434 Butternut Dr
Fredericksburg

Final Phase Installations Inc

2850 Sandy Bay Rd
Williamsburg

Firuze Kitchen Bath Floor

5650 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Foote Construction

P O Box 5431
Williamsburg

FORTE ENTERPRISES

60 HILLTOP ST

GM Home Services LLC

9318 Myrtle Ave

GPR Handyman Service

2908 Jasmine St.

Great American Log Homes

PO Box 2295
Front Royal

H&D Handyman Service's Llc

206 east Whitlock ave

Handy Works

679 Holly Crest Dr
Culpeper

Hanson & Ryan Builders LLC

3232 Salty Way
Greenbackville

Ingebritsen Construction Co

206 Joanne Dr
Seaford

Interior Power Contracting, LLC

3309 Pattie Ln
Virginia Beach

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

J & L's Home Improvement

260 Eastwood Drive
Danville

James A Trow

PO Box 152
Linden

James Barton

Boones Mill

Jernigan Outfiters LLC.

326 Kingston Rd
Ridgeway

JMS Svcs

1309 Powhatan Dr
Hayes

John Albert Furniture

249 Albert Farm Rd.
Monroe

Jones Flooring & Tile

4256 Grantlake Road
Richmond

Joseph M. Gregory General Contractor

2509 Chastain Lane
Midlothian

Justin Walls Cabinets

379 Ligontown Road
Farmville

Kim's Properties LLC

1828 Dockside Drive
Hayes

KOB LLC

37 Viking Lane
Stafford

L&G Quality Service LLC

4018 Woodland RD
Annandale

LA+A studio, llc

4423 Underwood St

Marc's General Repair

4902 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes

MasterSeal Home Products

15 Westland Drive
White Stone

McLean Home Improvement LLC

PO Box 3042
Sterling

MEP Construction

542 Collicello St.
Harrisonburg

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

MICHAEL C BROWN CUSTOM BUILDER & RENOVATIONS LLC

4805 COURTHOUSE STREET
Williamsburg

MID ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE, INC

3737 Strawberry Plains Rd
Williamsburg

Mid-Atlantic Contracting

1625 Peoples Road
Chesapeake

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing of VA

8382 Terminal Rd
Lorton

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Modern Kitchen & Home Solutions

47100 Community Plaza
Sterling

New School Custom Creations, LLC

114 Forest Drive
Chester Gap

NS HEATING AND COOLING INC

14810 Build America Dr
Woodbridge

O&B Innovations, LLC

3421 Cappahosic Rd
Gloucester

obrien contracting

69 powers st
Fredericksburg

old dominion structures

1051 sherwood drive
Reedville

Penn-Mar Floors

1319 Lafayette Blvd Ste 100
Fredericksburg

Perkins Remodeling

1855 Irisburg Rd
Axton

Perry's Construction & Remodeling Inc

P O Box 757, 7719 Brock Road
Spotsylvania

Pinard Builders LLC

155 Blackheath
Williamsburg

POTOMAC GARAGE SOLUTIONS

19200 Chennault Way

Potts Brothers LLC

6560 Backlick Rd
Springfield

Prestige Pointe Group LLC

8 Brantford Dr
Stafford

Prince William Home Improvement

14910 Persistence Dr
Woodbridge

R.C. SHOWALTER BUILDERS, LLC

7941 EDEN VALLEY RD
Harrisonburg

R.L. Reece Builders, LLC

4930 chestnut fork road
Gloucester

R.V.Tile

2 east 18th st
Front Royal

Randys Carpentry Inc.

573 Hillside Drive
Gloucester

Rapp Remodeling And Repair

215 Colony Point Rd
Williamsburg

Raven Contractors LLC

PO Box 8232
Norfolk

RCI Services

3743 Shannon Hill Rd
Columbia

RDW Inc.

562 bobcat
Little Plymouth

Rector's Property Maintenance

801 colonial ave
Colonial Beach

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

Remodel USA

605 Hampton Park Blvd

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rife Remodeling & Flooring

1225 Front St
Richlands

Rosati Windows

4200 Roberts Road

SCOTT EVANS CONTRACTING INC

5251 JOHN TYLER HWY 18 PMB134
Williamsburg

Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Company

355 Olde Rte 604
Troutville

Sean's Interior/Exterior Design Contractor

14870 Mills Ct
Amelia Court House

SHANNON REALTY & LAND CO

8511 MANASSAS DR
Manassas

Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

SNR Design and Build LLC

2218 Harpoon DR.
Stafford

Sowinski Tile & Marble LLC

127 Industrial Blvd
Toano

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.
Fredericksburg

STEFAN HOME SERVICE

5901 SHERATON CIR.
Fredericksburg

Stephens Remodeling

2728 Jockeys Neck Trail
Williamsburg

Steve Haag Construction

3781 Captain Wynne Dr
Williamsburg

Stump & Sons Construction

2103 Jeremy Creek Rd
Sutherlin

Sturdevant Construction

708 Gum Rock Ct
Newport News

superior design

1091 longview lane
Culpeper

The Mid-Atlantic Group, Inc.

118 Tewning Road
Williamsburg

TKM HOMES - The King's Men, LLC

1904 Stanhope Court
Virginia Beach

Town & Country Construction

11500 Bevils Bridge Rd.
Amelia Court House

Townside Building and Repair INC

110 southern view drive
Stafford

TRIAD PEST CONTROL INC

1535 S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128
Portsmouth

Turpin Constuction Company

2945 Cottontown Rd
Forest

Tyler Construction

7618 Midday Lane
Alexandria

Ultimate Craftsman, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 1522
Hayes

Virginia Plumbing Professionals

5828 James Madison Pkwy
King George

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wayne Harbin Builder, Inc.

3705 Strawberry Plains Road
Williamsburg

Westhaven Construction

P.O. Box 1040
Chesapeake

Williamsburg Maintenance Inc

8995 Pocahontas Trl
Williamsburg

Wood Construction Inc

8182 Pinetta Road
Gloucester

www.BellaWindows.net

1312 Warrenton Rd
Fredericksburg

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