Denver is a basement finishing mecca. Few areas of the country have such a high percentage of homes with a finished basement, and therefore you see some of the best basement designers and construction firms in the country located here.
So how do you select the company that will finish or remodel your basement? We think it’s very much like other important decisions you make in purchasing a major product or service. Work with the following check list:
Years of experience in basement finishing.
Basement finishing as a core service. (a Deck company may build basements, but nothing replaces the knowledge, and therefore price savings you get with a company that focuses on Basements.
Local current references. This is huge! I am surprised how often homeowners fail to check references. A good contractor will have at least 10.
Membership in BBB or other industry associations. Not a must, but a plus. If a company has the 10 local relatively recent references, this is far less important.
Buy the construction monitor online and check the permit history of a contractor. You can view 12 months worth of history, and therefore make your own calls to their clients they don’t list as a reference.
Ask them what the biggest challenge they have has this year, and how they overcame it. ( It will tell you a lot about the company).
Here are four basement finishing companies we have represented or do represent for marketing that will score very high.
Denver, Adam Rossi President
Blue Sky Remodeling, Broomfield Basement finishing
Jim Cressman President
ElkStone is one of the largest basement finishing companies in the world.
And if you are interested in using a construction manager, so you can do some of or most of the work yourself, you can contact Owners Assist Remodeling for basement remodeling
Owners assist remodeling, Golden Colorado
And my last thought is, there are many good basement finishing companies in Denver. After you have gone through the checklist and found several, it really comes down to who you want to work with. You will be communicating a great deal with your selected company, so make sure you have met the team and are comfortable and like your project manager.
- Average Home Building Cost Per Square Foot (homebuildingsmart.com)