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"The job was a nightmare from start to finish. We are currently in the process of collecting money after going to conciliation court and winning against " . He did not perform the job in a timely manner, the work he did was terrible and the "end result" of his work did not function nor was it up to code. Our appliances were not hooked up properly and we had standing water in our basement due to improper plumbing work he did. We ended up having to hire an actual licensed contractor to fix the damage he did - which totaled in the thousands. It was only after we fired that we learned he failed his testing and is not certified in any way to do the type of job he signed on to do in our house. I would never recommend using his services to anyone. The only good thing to come of this is that justice was served and he has to pay for his actions.

-Anne S.

"Our bathroom looks fantastic and is quite spacious. and his team, as well as the sub-contractors, did super work in creating a true master" bathroom. was constantly available for any questions, comments, and concerns, and responded in a fairly, quick manner. As the homeowner, we were very appreciative to the fact that was (is) very conscious of our budget, and was not a fan of going over the original quote. There were a few delays with the cabinets and mirror, and was extremely apologetic for this, however, we were not too bothered by the wait time. In the end, and his team have created a master bath beyond what we could have imagined. We appreciated their professionalism in all the aspects of this remodel; so much so, we have asked Atlas to refinish our water damaged basement. Additionally, we have begun early discussions of remodeling our kitchen, which we hope to do in the next year or two. Needless to say, has earned our business for our future remodeling projects.

-Jennifer T.

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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!

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". 

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.

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 reviews in Longview


Painted three rooms, very quickly, with high quality. Good Price and professionalism. I am satisfied with the work done. Thank .
- alexander A.

When they come out to do the work, it's excellent. The sub-contractor's work was not acceptable, but they offered to fix it. The son's work is very good. The problem is that they can't seem to keep their commitments with the schedule and timeline. They have cancelled and rescheduled this appointment 5 times. My wife and I both took ...More off work today and I'm leaving for a business trip later today, and we were waiting for them to show up. When they didn't, we called them, and they said "oh you didn't get the message. I can't make it today, but I can be out tomorrow at 9 am." We just want the job done and be able to wipe my hands of them. The craftsmanship is great, but getting them to come out and do what they promised is the hard part. we've tried to be as accommodating as possible to their schedule, but we've been trying to get everything completed for 4-5 months now. We want the work completed, quickly and correctly. We want everything to be completed by Thanksgiving.
- Jonathan M.

QC Construction—The Best! Not only are and master craftsmen—they’re meticulous perfectionists—they are friendly and easy to have around. For us, the work went on for four months—a garage rebuilt with a room on top of it—and they worked hard to limit the disruptions ...More and inconvenience. The guys they hire are as hard-working and pleasant as they are, and either or is always on site to supervise. We almost went with another company, and are we lucky we didn’t.
- Jennifer A.

I want to share with all of you my experience with ( ). I recently hired him to finish my basement as my wife is due with our second child and we needed the extra space. He offered to provide a “turnkey basement” where all I needed to do was get the carpet installed. It didn’t ...More turn out as promised: Deceptive contracting: Contract included a stand up shower, but apparently that doesn’t include a shower door Contract included a finished bath, but that doesn’t include a vanity mirror or any basic bathroom hardware like toilet paper holder Missing dry wall in closets Poor quality of work: Gaps between the dry wall and the basement window Poor drywall sanding quality where I had to get the painter to re-spackle and sand Left a large gap behind the shower tile (~ 1 inch) between the shower and the cement board where water might leak through in the future Not all the tiles line up in the shower and bathroom floor What makes it worse is that he claimed to finish the work and then without even scheduling a final walk through, left the job and claimed it was done and demanded final payment I would recommend you avoid dealing with this contractor
- william C.

The shelves are sturdy and it looks great. was very very nice and respectful. He always comes when he says he will and gets back to you quickly with estimates. Also, his pricing is very reasonable. I'm really happy with the job he did and he takes great pride in his work. Would highly recommend him for other jobs in the future.
- Sabine B.

Excellently! I had a design plan drawn up from a designer prior to meeting Mounir. When we first met Mounir, we were impressed encouraged by his limitless energy, enthusiasm for his work, and his professionalism. He saw our vision, and our timeline goal, and he felt certain that he could help us achieve our vision for our space. He has his own team ...More of people who helped to get the job done. After demolition, inspection for water damage, and leakage was made. Once Basement was deemed mold, leakage, and problem free, Mounir orchestrated a full remodel according to my plan. He was GREAT at keeping us in the loop as far as any minor changes to our plan that needed to be tweaked along the way (that our Designer could not have predicted). On Choosing finishes, he had fantastic recommendations, a real eye for design, and had REALLY CREATIVE solutions for major and minor changes to the design. We loved working with him, and would definitely recommend Mounir to lead ANY home project. His business, Remodeling, was really top notch!
- Niki D.

and his team were absolutely wonderful. is very professional as is his staff. They were always on time and very attentive to our needs. From the start of the project throughout the design process and execution, held true to his word. His approach is very professional and he ...More ensures that all documentation is in order and that all scope is clearly defined and agreed to. The craftmenship was to agreed specifications and and his staff always provided good insight along the way. I am looking forward to using and his team on any new projects in the future.
- Jason C.

Contacted to replace a failing Radon System Fan. was prompt, professional, and very clear on what would be done, what needed to be done and the costs involved. They complete their end of the job quickly and efficiently. During the inspection they discovered a problem with the plumbing / sewer pipes in ...More the house. Offered advice on how to mitigate the problem and even went so far as to give me a hand to shore things up until I could get the pipes fixed correctly. All in all extremely professional company that I would use again if needed and would definitely recommend to my neighbors.
- John C.

Basement Remodeling Contractors in Longview, WA

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A Guy I Know Inc

2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #345


10216 256th SE

A.C.T. Builders, LLC.

210 Stanford DR

AA Carpentry LLC

3101B SW 1st Ave

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE

AFJ Handyman Service

14807 NE 50th St.

All Around Maintenance Inc

3439 NE Sandy Blvd

All Aspects, LLC

3150 S. 10th Way

All Seasons Remodeling llC

4380 SE Whiteson Rd.

Allain construction co

17306 nw Elaine ct

Alta Vista Construction LLC

5512 Ne 75th St

AMA Construction Group

2272 SE Brookwood Ave

American Trades

31208 NE 59th Ave.
La Center

Antonov Construction LLC

8231 SE Pineridge Ct


7400 SE Milwaukie Ave

B&Js Handyman Services Portland

8520 SE Woodstock Blvd

Bartley Renovation Services

124 Woodside Dr.

Better Home Construction Inc.

PO Box 2803

BidWell Construction Co

3606 SE 168th Ave

Blake Enterprises

15997 SE Tong Rd


PO Box 1010 Canby

BLB Contracting Services

1209 S 9th Ave

Bluebird Construction Inc

2245 SE Brooklyn St

Boulder Creek Construction

20220 NE Karlsen Dr
Brush Prairie

Boyce Home Maintenance, LLC

14105 NE 47th St.

Brandon Cote construction

222 vision dr

Breunig Construction Inc.

14360 SE Haze Ct.

Builder's Choice Contracting

3401 Ne 145th Ave

Cardinal LLC

205 NW 46th Street

Cascade Valley Construction

12447 Military Rd

Columbia NW, Inc.

5414 NE 101ST CIR

Columbia Valley Construction

3311 NE 136th Way


1315 SE Grace Ave Suite 102
Battle Ground

Construction Creations

12420 SW Alberta St.

Construction Junction

2035 SW Leewood Dr

Constructive Remodeling

5231 SE 111th Ave

Contract Furnishings Mart

4865 NW 235th Ave

CORBAN Home Repair and Construction

10013 NE Hazel Dell Ave, #199

Cornerstone Construction

PO Box 2629



Countertops R US

21875 S Foothills Ave

Craft Remodel & Design LLC

3709 NE Minnehaha St

Creation Development Inc.

12700 NE 81st St

Cumulus Design

P.O Box 57

Custom Image Design

Portland, OR Metro & New York City

Cutting Edge Contracting

4601 NE 78th st

D&J Remodeling

20672 NW Quail Hollow dr

D&L Services

130 se 16th ct.

Dan Hunt Construction

656 Chapman Rd
Castle Rock

Daniels Construction LLC

2121 Lewis River Rd



Dave's Finishing Touch Drywall Co

Po Box 1433
Brush Prairie

David E. Logue Construction

3564 sw hillside dr

De' Co Services

12849 NE Airport Way

Dean Shelley Construction

6950 SE 134th Ave

Decks Built In Oregon

18728 SW Kristi Way

DeHart Builders, LLC

3307 Evergreen Way

Dioxua llc

1616 SE 11th Ave

DIY Cabinet Warehouse

4305 NW Saint Helens Rd



Fresh Look Remodelers, Inc.

380 S.E. 141st Ave.

Fritz Campbell Remodeling

1505 NE 52nd Avenue

Garza Construction, Inc.

2110 Nw Aloclek Drive

Gerardo Loeza Floors, LLC

1668 SE Madrona Drive

GFM Construction And Remodeling

6021 NW El Rey Dr

GM Construction Inc Of Washington

12518 SE 24th St

Gravitate design + build

333 S State St STE V-423


PO Box 1687
Battle Ground

Gresham Roofing and Construction

16921 Southeast Tristin Avenue

GTM Construction Inc

17735 Mardee Ave

Holton and Company

2335 SE 50th Ave, Suite B

Home Improvement Pro

2073 N Maple St

Home Transformations

3274 SE 24th Terrace

Homola Construction

P.O. Box 782


4015 NE 138TH AVE

I 5 Restoration, Inc.

PO Box 873022

Indy Construction LLC

3307 Evergreen Way

InterWorks LLC

PO Box 14764


6282 Holmes St.

Kroon's Construction, LLC

537 Bryant Hill Rd.

Lacamas Electric

14812 NE 90th St

Lanphere Construction & Development

13625 SW Farmington Road


2824 SE 151st Ave.

M & D Construction & Handyman

711 NW 25th Ave.
Battle Ground

M C Merrill Construction LLC

2229 NE Burnside Rd

Mamic Painting & Improvements, LLC

15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Suite106, #149

Master Builders Inc

818 SW 3rd Ave #1146



Maximum Construction

18410 S Green View Dr

McGrath Bros., Inc.

8925 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

Meoak Contracting LLC

16491 Hiram AVe

Merritt Custom Homes

13215 Se Mill Plain Blvd #338

Meyers Green Steel Homes

202 NE Everett Rd

Millar Construction

P.O. BOX 3221

MJK Construction

647 SE 151st Street

MNE Carpentry LLC

11008 NE 47th Street

Mosaik Design & Remodeling

0112 SW Hamilton St.

Muhly Construction LLC.

9106 NE 45th. Ave.

Neil G. Blatner

9355 SW 12th Dr.

NW Kitchen Designs

6103 NE Saint James Rd

Old Soldiers Construction


Pacific Contractors LLC

PO Box 87126

Pacific Northwest Builders

90 Rankin Road

Pacific NW remodeling

10513 NE 10th st


2407 NE 46th Street

Pavel's Tile Llc

2900 General Anderson rd

PDX Home Care

2459 SE TV HWY #244

Permit-It, LLC

PO Box 998

Point Blank Construction & Remodeling

706 NW 24th Ave
Battle Ground

Portland Finishing Co LLC

11710 SW Butte Ln

Preece Construction

336 Mount Pleasant Rd

Premier Pool and Spa

9150 S W Pioneer Ct


3129 N Summit Ave

Quintrell Construction

4192 Old Lewis River Road



R& E Construction LLC

16215 SW Cameron Ct

R. H. Elder Remodel

7537 Delaware Lane

Raul Cervantes

13620 SW Beefend Rd, #54


4120 NE 54TH AVE

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue


PO BOX 822795

Renovate Inc

8425 SW Charlotte Dr

restoration pro 24 / 7

16921 se Tristin Ln

Revive Works

512 SW Maplecrest Dr

Rex Yetter Remodeling LLC

9301 SW Sagert St

Rick Earl Construction.

13920 SW Singletree

Ridgecrest Homes

13565 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Suite 600

RL Dole llc

262 bella vista rd

Roseland Renovations

4661 SE LaCour Ct

RR Construction

861G Hurlingame Ave

RSD Construction

4275 SE Russell St

Russ Construction & Remodeling LLC

14302 NE 9th st

Saints Construction LLc

14406 se arista dr.

Schulz Construction llc.

21395 SW Murphy Ln

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

SFW Painting

8455 Sw Godwin Ct.

Shelter Building & Design

109 w 44th st


2206 SE Washington

Sight Construction LLC

2407 sw 11th st
Battle Ground

Simard Construction LLC

4402 ME 128th Ave.

Soundrite-Acoustics, Inc.

209 S. Stephanie Street


657 SE Yamhill St

SR Quality Builders

12008 NW 19th Court

Stajj Contracting Inc.

14555 South West Villiage Ln

Stark Ventures Inc. Home Building and Remodeling

33805 NW Norstar Ranch Rd.

Steve’s Home Improvement

16485 SE Sunnyside Rd

Stone NW

7002 NE 88th St

Stoneridge Homes LLC

4707 NE Minnehaha St C305


pmb 606/8002 Ne hwy 99 ste b

Superior Building Concepts LLC

10112 NE 61st Circle

Superior Renovation

1873 SW High St

Tamlee Construction

9670 SW Hillview Ct.

Tasos Construction

112 SE 57th Ave

TCJ Enterprises

5116 NW 179th St

The Plumbers Inc

8900 SW Burnham St

The SHIR Corporation

9411 NE HWY 99 Ste. 1

Todd Jaskowski

12120 sw foothill drive

Tom Griffith Construction Inc.

5511 NE 116th Ave

Tom Miller Remodeling, Inc.

3636 SE Glenwood Street



Top Northwest Roofing LLC

6103 NE St James Rd

Treadline Construction

4030 SW Borland Rd


PO Box 500

United Builders Inc.

17610 NE 27th way

Urban Hammer LLC

2075 SW 1st Ave

Vincent F Dolen Construction

4230 SW 165th Avenue

VPE Electrical Services

8317 NE 126th Ave.


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Webb Brothers Contracting

1425 Alabama St.

Wendy O'Brien Interior Planning & Design

2800 Northwest Thurman Street

Western States Construction

19216 NE 139th ST.
Brush Prairie

Whole Home Construction

14305 NE Piper st

WoodTek NW LLC

10747 SE 70th Ave


1829 NE Waterfront St

Wright Choice Flooring LLC

5940 SE Monroe St.

Your Concrete Guy

109B SE Alder

Z Design-Build LLC

5331 SW Macadam Ave

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