Long overdue review ! Got our basement done Summer 2018..
We searched extensively for a basement contractor and interviewed 3 companies. One was the bird people company, a local contracting small time company and 3rd were Finished basements.ca guys.. right from the get go we knew which ones to chose. Bird people Salesy, wanting to book a 3 hour sales appointment which we barely were able to sit through.. quoted highest price anyways and upselling all along.. quoted long time to finish the basement. small time contractor not surprisingly quoted the least but wanted 3-4 months to finish, did not want to give references and wanted advance to work.
Called in to Finishedbasements, their office was close to my work so thought will give them a chance.. not sure who I spoke with but they booked a sales person visit. Joe came in, extremely professional and courteous, meant business but also was professional. Rough pricing estimate was good and we wanted to take some time to decide and not rush through a decision. We did some more research online and here one on homestars and thought these reviews are too good to be true so asked for a couple references.. Spoke with people who gave the guys 10/10 ! So we signed up with Finishedbasement guys.. All UPHILL from there on.. IGOR is a master in his craft ! He came in and in a couple of hours gave us multiple options on our kinda odd shaped basement.. next day crew was in, 5-6 people, all great guys.. thoroughly professional and in 10 days we had our basement ready ! Even Electrical guys were great.. Andre came in and helped us.. no upselling on the number of points or anything... Natalie in office was great, and helped us chose the best color and other design options, Vitaly was great and went above and beyond for our request.
Bottom line, These guys have this worked out like a science and I cannot imagine going anywhere else if I need to do another basement. You might end up paying more 5-10 % than an unlicensed unregistered company (but still much less than other 'professional' companies) but you will be proud of the work done.
- Company Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your basement renovation experience. I think the best part was "and in 10 days we had our basement ready" !!! Thank you for choosing The Finished Basement Crew above all other companies that you had interviewed, and seeing this review one year later just makes us so happy knowing you are still loving your new basement space. - Natalie