Basement Builders

Basement Builders was founded by two friends from Calgary, Matt and Ben. Dedicated to developing high-quality basements.

The team has more than 15 years of experience, with 2000+ projects completed in Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane and Strathmore.

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Basement Builders

Basement Builders was founded by two friends from Calgary, Matt and Ben. Dedicated to developing high-quality basements.

The team has more than 15 years of experience, with 2000+ projects completed in Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane and Strathmore.

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Depth of Knowledge, Years of Experience

Family friends since they were teenagers, Basement Builder founders Matt and Ben are both from Calgary. Before they became partners, Matt majored in accounting at school, then worked in marketing while running his own tile company. Meanwhile, Ben had his own electrical company. After a heated floor project brought them together, they decided to join forces.

Basement Builders was founded in 2012. At the time, renovation companies in Alberta used a general approach, accepting contracts for any part of the home. Matt and Ben saw the need for a builder that specialized in basements, offering expert advice dedicated to one area in the home.

Basement Builders began with 12 basements in the first year, but with hard work and excellent customer satisfaction, the company has grown to be the largest basement builder in Southern Alberta, completing more than 2000 projects.

Basement Builders is a local company that specializes in basement development. We have over 15 years’ experience in home renovations and development. Customer satisfaction and quality of build is our number one priority.

The team members at Basement Builders have completed more than 2,000 projects. We are extremely proud of our professional reputation and customer satisfaction. We serve Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane and Strathmore and beyond.

Customer Service

Passionate about every aspect of the business, both partners work closely with every client. Ben manages the contractors, ensuring that all parts of the project are built to the highest standards. Matt oversees customer service, sales and operations. Don, a third key team member with more than 30 years of building industry experience, is ready to assist on any out-of-scope ideas you’d like to incorporate in your new basement.

Certifications & Accreditations

We are proud of our accomplishments and certifications. We work hard to maintain a high level of integrity with the trades we hire and the organizations that keep us accountable.

BBB: Basement Builders has been awarded A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau since we opened shop in 2008.

Baeumler Approved: The goal of this network is to connect clients across Canada to contractors with a proven history of customer service and satisfaction. This is an exclusive designation that puts us at the top when it comes to quality basement construction.

Homestars: Basement Builders has been awarded the Best of Homestars award every year since 2015.

BBB

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), is a non-governmental organization designed to enhance marketplace trust. The BBB, established in 1912, is a private nonprofit organization, which has independently incorporated organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

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BBB

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), is a non-governmental organization designed to enhance marketplace trust. The BBB, established in 1912, is a private nonprofit organization, which has independently incorporated organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Flex Room

You Dream it, We Build it

Do you have something specific in mind? Basement Builders has built hundreds of home theatres, music studios and other rooms requiring high-end entertainment technology and soundproofing systems. Our team is trained in Control4, Google Home, Hunter Douglas and Lutron home automation. Our know-how in upgrading the home user experience is second to none.

Meanwhile, Matt and Ben’s relationships with dedicated suppliers ensure that desired products are in stock without delays. Basement Builders clients choose their products with designer assistance, at showrooms for flooring, lighting, fixtures and cabinetry. Higher-end projects incorporate entertainment systems, reclaimed wood products, golf simulators and more. If you can dream it, we can build it. Visit our new showroom for inspiration.

Competitive Quality

We focus on mid to high-end projects with competitive prices. Quality is top priority for every project, no matter how small or large, and we are proud of our professional reputation and customer satisfaction. Our core team works exclusively for Basement Builders, which means every project is built to the same high standards and consistent quality with our 5 Star specialized crew.

Areas We Serve

With the help of our 60 exclusive contractors, we serve Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane, Strathmore and beyond.

Read our Reviews

It's important to us that our clients are happy before, during and after completion. Check out what what are clients are saying about us

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Read our Reviews

It's important to us that our clients are happy before, during and after completion. Check out what what are clients are saying about us

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Our Team

Sales | Don Payne

“The biggest thing I focus on is listening.”

Don is the first person you’ll talk to when considering Basement Builders for your development. From initial contact, to the overall quote and pricing custom items, it’s Don who takes your project to the start line. After a phone conversation to ensure that Basement Builders is the best choice for your wants, needs and budget, he will visit your home to provide a comprehensive, thorough quote. The son of a journeyman carpenter, Don draws on his own 20+ years of residential design and construction experience to assess your space and deliver a detailed, interactive, digital custom quote — complete with drawing. As a basement specialist, Don includes every possible detail. From the brand names of fixtures and materials to potential issues that could cause cost creep.

“We’d rather give a quote that includes everything than ask you for more money during the development.”

Customer Support | Murray Primeau

The customer is everything to us.”

Murray is the bridge between clients and everyone at Basement Builders who works on your project, from sales to administration and the entire construction crew. He keeps an eye on all aspects of your basement development. As a father of five and a former chef, he’s used to dealing with many details at the same time. The experience of having his own basement developed has influenced his expertise. He’s been in your shoes. Now Murray is an information super highway, connecting clients to the Basement Builders team. He ensures that every action item is communicated to the right person. His motto?

“If it’s a concern to the customer, it’s a concern to us.”

Designer | Kristina Dalziel

“I’m here to help simplify and streamline your design process.”

When it comes to designing your dream basement, Kristina’s role is not only bringing the look together but demystifying the process of selecting materials for your new space, from floorings and countertops to backsplashes and beyond. She also helps to hone your floor plan to ensure you get the most out of your basement. Kristina brings an analytical approach to what can sometimes be an overwhelming process, guiding you every step of the way with straightforward checklists, breaking down your entire basement development into manageable pieces. Growing up in a family focused on the home renovation industry (her parents’ passion is flooring), she has a knack for zoning in on the features most desired by Basement Builders' clients, so that other selections fall naturally into place. While the possibilities are endless for your basement renovation, Kristina’s design philosophy is that form should follow function. Her primary focus is to help you create the right basement for you.

Your basement should feel like a reflection of your personality and your lifestyle.”

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Baeumler Approved

Basement Builders is approved as a part of the Bryan Baeumler Approved network of contractors and home service providers. The goal of this network is to connect clients across Canada to contractors with a proven history of customer service and satisfaction. This is an exclusive designation that puts Basement Builders at the top when it comes to quality basement construction.

Bryan Baeumler

On top of being a television personality, Baeumler has a lot of other accomplishments, including being the CEO of Baeumler Quality Construction, running the Baeumler Family Foundation for Kids charitable organization, and being a best-selling author. As a recognizable and trusted authority in the world of home improvement, Baeumler Approved is exactly the network we wanted to partner with. When people ask Baeumler about contractors to work with, Baeumler Approved contractors are the first place they are directed.

Top Contractors

Being Bryan Baeumler Approved is a bit different than having a strong track record on a review site like Homestars or Google Business. Instead, the designation serves as a list of recommended contractors who have a history of putting out quality work and leaving clients satisfied. When you pick someone off this list, you don’t have to worry about subpar work or poor transparency.

Bryan Baeumler

On top of being a television personality, Baeumler has a lot of other accomplishments, including being the CEO of Baeumler Quality Construction, running the Baeumler Family Foundation for Kids charitable organization, and being a best-selling author. As a recognizable and trusted authority in the world of home improvement, Baeumler Approved is exactly the network we wanted to partner with. When people ask Baeumler about contractors to work with, Baeumler Approved contractors are the first place they are directed.

Top Contractors

Being Bryan Baeumler Approved is a bit different than having a strong track record on a review site like Homestars or Google Business. Instead, the designation serves as a list of recommended contractors who have a history of putting out quality work and leaving clients satisfied. When you pick someone off this list, you don’t have to worry about subpar work or poor transparency.

What sets us apart

With our transparent, no hidden fees approach we strongly believe our business model is light years above the rest.

Dedicated basement specialists

We develop basements and basements only. We know what we excel at and are firmly dedicated to our work. We continually strive to improve, providing our customers with exceptional service and a highly professional finished product.

Showroom Designers

All selections are chosen in our suppliers’ showrooms alongside professional designers. Our design partners do amazing work to ensure the selections stay on budget and on style.

Builder Quality

When you hire us to complete your basement project, you can rest assured that the craftsmanship will be top quality, your investment will result in exceptional work completed by professional tradespeople and the installation of quality products.

Specialized Trades

Every aspect of our projects is handled by specialists in that specific trade, such as red seal carpenter, master electricians and master plumbers.

Rigorous Inspections

Basement Builders will complete in-depth inspections throughout the entire project. In addition, we compete milestone inspections at: rough-in stage, drywall/paint stage and at the completion of the project.

Basement Show Suite

We have a full show suite that clients can visit and peruse. Developed as an award-winning basement it showcases many high-end features.

Referral Based Business

Basement Builders is 90% referral based for good reason. We case study our past projects because we believe in our work. It’s important to us that our clients love their basement. We respectfully ask our clients to help us promote our business and we hope you will do the same.

HomeStars

HomeStars.com is a Canadian company which publishes reviews written by homeowners about home improvement professionals such as repairman, contractors, renovators, and retailers. HomeStars was formed in 2006

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HomeStars

HomeStars.com is a Canadian company which publishes reviews written by homeowners about home improvement professionals such as repairman, contractors, renovators, and retailers. HomeStars was formed in 2006

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