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The Basement Men & The Concrete Man

4.5

(262) Verified Reviews

Founded 1998 • With Angi since October 2006

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Licensed
Trade License Number
TGC095523
Bonded
Insured
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Hours

Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

PO Box 435

Highland Park, IL 60035

Description

The Creative Approach Builders and Remodelers, Inc. has been serving the Northshore and Chicagoland areas for over 40 years with quality workmanship and design. We specialize in Basement, Kitchen, Bathroom and General Home remodeling as well as exterior work including Brick, Concrete, Asphalt and Exterior Painting. We are truly a one stop shop for all of your home remodeling needs. No job is too big or to small and we handle the complete job! Cost is determined by the job. No travel charges. No service fee. May contact through email. Additional DBAs : The Basement Men and The Concrete Man. Plumbing services are subcontracted to License Plumbers. ...

Verified Reviews

4.5

(262) Verified Reviews

Ratings Distribution

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Rating Details

Price

4.7

Professionalism

4.4

Punctuality

4.6

Quality

4.5

Responsiveness

4.6

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basement remodeling (203)drywall (64)interior painting (63)electrician (53)concrete repair (48)home remodeling (47)flooring (46)plumbers (36)woodworking (35)lighting (30)tile installation (30)insulation (27)
Showing 1-10 of 262 reviews
5.0

07/07/2021

Work was done in a timely fashion and completely to my liking. Price was very reasonable and the workmen were extremely polite and thoughtful while on the job -- moving trucks whenever neighbors needs to get by, and could not have been more polite about it. The old driveway was removed quickly and the new cement was poured with care and now looks beautiful and smooth. Great job!

Description of Work
Replaced Old Concrete Driveway

Category concrete repair,concrete driveways

Cost $3,300

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 06/29/2021

5.0

12/22/2020

Very professional crew. Great job. Would hire again.

Description of Work
concrete

Category concrete repair,concrete driveways

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 12/22/2020

5.0

12/18/2020

Steve worked with us to get a new bathroom put into our basement. As all construction has its challenges, it took a lot longer than planned, however, the work was finally complete. The work performed was top notch. Steve is a good guy, he can come across pushy, but nonetheless a unique person to work with. This is the 3rd job Steve has done for us and we have one more planned in the spring.

Description of Work
New full bath for Basement

Category ceramic tile,concrete repair,drywall,electrician,flooring contractor,picture framing,lighting,plumbing,fireplaces,wells,interior painters,basement remodeling

Cost $10,000

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 12/18/2020

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Review for The Basement Men & The Concrete Man - PO Box 435, Highland Park, IL - 39097265

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5.0

11/05/2020

Many concrete businesses I reached out to were not interested in even quoting the job because I guess it was too small. I got a call from Steve at The Concrete Man right away. He came out the next day for a quote. His pricing was very reasonable and he was able to have a crew do the job the very next day. The crew was incredibly friendly, they showed up on time, and did a great job. Steve checked ...

Description of Work
Repair of a crack in our concrete on our front stoop by the front door.

Category concrete repair

Cost $2,000

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 11/03/2020

5.0

10/07/2020

Everyone was super professional, quick and timely!

Description of Work
Basement Updates

Category drywall,flooring contractor,insulation,remodeling,interior painters,basement remodeling

Cost $6,500

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 08/28/2020

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Review for The Basement Men & The Concrete Man - PO Box 435, Highland Park, IL - 38942250
1.0

09/22/2020

The finish on the concrete is very rough, a brushed surface with dips that hold small puddles, not a smooth one like we had previously. The agreed transition from the driveway to the walk was not done satisfactorily. The cleanup was minimal, lots of stone and excess concrete on the lawn, it’s been two weeks now and I’m still finding concrete and stone in the lawn. Lots of concrete dust and stone o...

Description of Work
Removed our old sunken and broken concrete patio, the step to the family room, the step to the back door and the walkway to the front of the house. Replaced it with a similar patio and steps, and an enhanced walkway.

Category concrete repair,patios

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 09/03/2020

5.0

09/03/2020

Steve was very responsive and did a great job. Highly Recommend.

Description of Work
New Curb on side of yard next to alley

Category concrete repair

Cost $3,500

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 09/03/2020

1.0

08/11/2020

Steve and his concrete guy came out and did a good job looking at our basement floor replacement and their explanation was good. However, when I asked about village permits, they told me that they recommended not applying for one because "that opens a can of worms." Not only does that make me liable for any penalties (my town takes permits very seriously) but it also doesn't confirm the safety of ...

Description of Work
Complete replacement of basement floor and foundation support.

Category basement waterproofing

Work Completed On 08/11/2020

5.0

08/05/2020

My wife and I could not be happier with the work and the professionalism of The Concrete Man and his people. We highly recommend them. First, I want to note that my wife and I have done a lot of work on our house over the years, including a complete three-story addition that doubled the living space of our house. We consider ourselves very experienced when it comes to hiring professionals and gaug...

Description of Work
Concrete pad as a foundation for a gazebo/shed

Category concrete repair,basement waterproofing

Cost $2,500

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 07/06/2020

3.0

07/30/2020

The initial consultation was fine. The sub-contractor, Mike Catalano (sp?) that Steve used was outstanding. Steve's professionalism regarding this job was abysmal. Steve showed up before the job was finished asking for final payment. When I told him that I would give him final payment after the job was finished, we had a very unpleasant exchange. That left a very bad impression and I would not con...

Description of Work
Replacing a sidewalk and concrete stairs

Category concrete repair,basement waterproofing

Cost $4,500

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 07/30/2020

Services Offered

Remodeling - kitchen & bathroom, restoration, basements, home office, workout rooms, play rooms. Home theaters. Flooring - tile & pergo, carpet. Electrical. Doors & windows. Patios, retaining walls, masonry.

Services Not Offered

Waterproofing & basement digouts.

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
Yes
Payment Options
Check
Senior Discount
No
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
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