About Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing of WI & IL

Certified Basement Finishers in Rockford, IL, Milwaukee, WI & Nearby

Affiliations and Accreditations

Accredited with the Better Business Bureau South Central Wisconsin Builders Association
Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Recent Testimonials
  • "They got the job done really quick and we were able to enjoy our basement!" Read Full Testimonial

    Carolyn and Ross of Evanston, IL

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              Carolyn and Ross from Evanston, IL wanted to turn their basement in a fun family room. A place to entertain their family and friends. They also wanted to make sure they did it right from the beginning. If they were going to invest in a finished basement, they wanted it to be a space that they will be able to enjoy for as long as they live in the house. They didn't want to have to refinish it again if there was ever a water problem. For that reason they chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing. They had learned about their 100% waterproof basement finishing products during a home show and were pretty much sold on the spot. From that point on, the entire experience they had with the company was extremely positive, including the installation process. "Once we started it was a pretty quick process. We worked with Dan and he came even on the 4th of July weekend, so we were really impressed with that! They got the job done really quick and we were able to enjoy our basement!" -- explains Carolyn.
    Carolyn and Ross
    Evanston, IL
  • "Flooding after Buck Buckley's TBF finished my basement. I was so happy that I got to tell him, "oh no, you..." Read Full Testimonial

    Christian and Karen F. of Skokie, IL

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              Last June, we got a very hard rain and I didn't realize that our window well was improperly installed so our basement flooded. We did have to rip out our carpet so when a contractor came in to do the removal, he was ready to also rip out the bottom few feet of our walls. I was so happy that I got to tell him, "oh no, you don't have to do that with these walls, they may look like drywall, but they aren't, they are completely waterproof and there is absolutely no reason to rip these walls out!"
    Christian and Karen F.
    Skokie, IL
  • "They literally sat at our kitchen until midnight on two separate occasions, answering all of our questions,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Timothy and Laurie A. of Northbrook, IL

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              In the fifteen years that Timothy and Laurie A. lived in their Northbrook, IL home, their finished basement had flooded three times. The third time, while Timothy carried hundreds of pounds of wet, moldy carpet and drywall out of the ruined and musty-smelling basement, he decided that he needed a change. They wanted a room for their children to spend time in, but finishing the basement with organic and water absorbent materials just wasn't working from them, even when the basement was not being ruined by flood. "It smelled like a basement, full of mildew, even though we tried to use a dehumidifier." With that in mind, they started to research and look for basement finishing options that were both waterproof and mold resistant -- but they also wanted it to look good. That is how they learned about Buck Buckley and Total Basement Finishing products. Timothy was personally pleased with all the attention that they received from the design consultants. Then spent hours with the couple, going over every detail of the project, and answering to every question they had. "They literally sat at our kitchen until midnight on two separate occasions, answering all of our questions, and we had a lot of questions." says Timothy. "I didn't feel like I was being sold at any one point. They showed me the materials, gave me choices."The couple was really impressed with how quick and diligently they worked to finish their basement. While their basement was being finished, they also had another company working on some remodeling projects upstairs. The upstairs work started six months prior to the basement finishing project. Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing delivered an entire finished basement with a complete bathroom in only a fraction of that time.
    Timothy and Laurie A.
    Northbrook, IL
  • "My basement has flooded 3 times. Each time I took steps to stop the water seepage and leak source and thought..." Read Full Testimonial

    Tim A. of Northbrook, IL

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              I have owned my Chicago North Shore home for 16 years. The water table is high around here, and in that time, my basement has flooded 3 times. Each time I took steps to stop the water seepage and leak source and thought I was done, but didn't quite get it all. The first flood was knee deep, the second flood was ankle deep (hey, we're making progress) and the third time it was just squishy carpets. Having finally found the very last hidden foundation crack and professionally sealing it after the third flood, I was faced with remodeling the entire basement for yet a third, and what I swore would be the last, time ever. I also swore I would never put myself in the position of having to rip out soaking wet smelly heavy carpeting and padding, or any other mold attracting organic material in my basement again. (Big tip here - Never, as in NEVER use drywall in your basement, it's just a mold bomb waiting to go off). I was on a bit of a manic crusade on this 3rd rebuild, and I spent a lot of time researching basement waterproofing systems and technologies so I could do it right. I wanted somebody who shared my water and dampness-hating philosophy and I finally found it when I came across Buck Buckley Total Basement Finishing. They had the waterproofing floor system I wanted, the waterproofing and anti-mold wall system I wanted, and they even had the professional quality air treatment machine to keep it that way. Everything the company offered was exactly in keeping with my goals of this third basement rebuild. Then, my wife intervened, and said as long as were doing it right, could we please add a new basement bathroom that she had been asking for years. It turned out, TBF could do this too, and the total cost for building a brand new bathroom where nothing but naked concrete floor originally stood was very reasonable compared to other contractors. All the work was done on time as promised. All the workers were great, clean-conscious, and friendly. The resulting basement is perfect, and for the first time since owning this house, I no longer worry when it rains. The basement has gone from a place not generally used, to one of the most popular places in the house. Highly recommended, would use them again in a heartbeat, and if you get the boys from Wisconsin they are all "Wisconsin nice" and you feel very good about doing business with them.
    Tim A.
    Northbrook, IL
  • "Bob (Schepp) - Thank you so much for everything! You expertise, additional ideas and special touches could..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert J. of Rosemont, IL

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              Bob (Schepp) - Thank you so much for everything! You expertise, additional ideas and special touches could not be more appreciated. We never trusted anyone’s opinion more than yours. Whether it was the other guys or ourselves wanting to do something, it was always talk to Bob first. Thank you for being that guy. You know your amazing, right? We will and have already missed you, always cheerful good morning. Everything is beautiful and more than we hoped for thanks to you!
    Robert J.
    Rosemont, IL
  • "Love my basement!" Read Full Testimonial

    Roderick W. of Zion, IL

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              Love my basement!
    Roderick W.
    Zion, IL
  • "They're very professional, on time did a real great job!" Read Full Testimonial

    Mike & Shelene c. of Kenosha, WI

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              Mike & Shelene C. from Kenosha, WI wanted to finish their basement so that their grandmother who lives with the couple, could enjoy the privacy of having her own living quarters. They chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing because it was the only company offering insulated, 100% waterproof and mold-resistant finishing materials which are built to last. Now grandma can enjoy her golden years in the privacy of her own beautiful, healthy and comfortable basement apartment! Shelene's favorite part about working with Buck Buckley was the people. "They're very professional, on time did a real great job!", says Shelene.
    Mike & Shelene c.
    Kenosha, WI
  • "We choose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for peace of mind." Read Full Testimonial

    Tommy and Katrina A. of Kenosha, WI

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              We choose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for peace of mind. We did not want to worry about mold or having to reinvest in a new basement. These are just a few simple reasons why we chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing and we are very happy with the results.
    Tommy and Katrina A.
    Kenosha, WI
  • "Great job!!! So beautiful we love our new basement. Thank you!" Read Full Testimonial

    Cheryl and Chris N. of Kenosha, WI

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              Great job!!! So beautiful we love our new basement. Thank you!
    Cheryl and Chris N.
    Kenosha, WI
  • "I know I have chosen a reputable, conscientious firm with which to work." Read Full Testimonial

    Judith L. of Kenosha, WI

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              It Can’t Happen to Me I have heard Joe Kennedy repeat many times in the past few months, “…but for the grace of God, there go I.” His statements were in reaction to political policy debates, but that statement seems most apt to me in regard to physical damage to my home from flooding. Anyone is one natural disaster or human tragedy away from seemingly insurmountable loss. Who would think one would have to worry about flooding in a quiet suburb in Kenosha County? That is exactly what I had to face on July 12, 2017. Torrential rains deluged Kenosha County. I measured 10 1/2 inches in three hours. We did not have a power outage for more than a minute so it wasn’t that my sump pump wasn’t working. It simply couldn’t keep pace with that amount of water coming into the drain tiles. I was one of the lucky ones who only had damage confined to my basement. Because my cat woke me up to alert me to the flooding in the basement, I was able to mitigate damage by alternately using a wet vac and hauling furniture out of my finished basement. For many people west of the interstate, the damage was much more severe. They had standing water in upstairs living quarters. The interstate highway was closed for a short period of time and then traffic was rerouted to a few lanes as the water receded. You think you have the best coverage for insurance? Think again. At best you will receive a small portion of what it takes to restore things to functional living space. Insurance companies will try to get you to submit bids from fly by night contractors who will do a fast slip shod job of making your basement look good. As depressing as it is to look for companies that are bonded, licensed and insured, do your homework. I found Buck Buckley’s through Angie's list. They could show jobs they had done right in my community. Their representative was prompt and had a proposal for me before he left my house. After waiting for my insurance company to come through for me, I was put through more hoops. My insurance company was demanding I have a contractor at my house for them to do a reappraisal. Again Buck Buckley’s was agreeable to help me out. Though I am now looking at doing the job in sections, I know I have chosen a reputable, conscientious firm with which to work. Thank you, Cory, for all of your help in getting my insurance company to resubmit my claim and getting a bit more toward redoing my basement.
    Judith L.
    Kenosha, WI

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We can customize your basement into a wide variety of spaces, including all of the following:

  • Family Rooms
  • Home Theaters
  • Private Office
  • Workout Room
  • Game Room
  • Children's Play Room
  • Guest Suite

... and just about anything you can imagine!

Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing is a locally owned and operated basement finishing company operating out of Delafield, Wisconsin.

We offer FREE basement remodeling quotes to homeowners all across Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Bayside, Wauwasota, Menomonee Falls, Walworth County, and nearby WI as well as Rockford, Gurnee, Waukegan, Algonquin, Belvidere, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Loves Park, Zion, and nearby IL. View our entire finishing service area.

About the Owner

Owner of Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing

Buck Buckley

Owner, Scot "Buck" Buckley has over 20 years of homebuilding know-how. His remodeling expertise and understanding of issues facing homeowners during a remodeling project result in satisfied customers.

Knowing that organic materials do not perform well over time in below-grade spaces, Scot has teamed up with the Total Basement Finishing network of certified dealers to offer waterproof basement finishing solutions in the Milwaukee area.

According to Scot, "One of the real advancement in the materials used for finishing and remodeling basements is their ability to combine beauty with moisture control. Today's contractors are using some materials that will never get moldy or rot, cannot be damaged by moisture, are highly dent resistant and even carry a 50-Year transferable warranty."

Hear from Owner, Scot "Buck" Buckley:

One-Stop Basement Finishing

Count on Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing to take care of the entire basement finishing experience for you. If you have an old finished basement that needs to be removed when you upgrade your system, we can help. We'll also take care of your electrical work, basement lighting, windows, staircases, and finishing touches as well as the main components such as walls, floors, and ceiling.

Each of our products includes a written, transferable warranty that can be passed along if you sell your home. And with a company that's growing and going strong after years in the business, you know we'll be there if you ever need them.

For a FREE basement remodeling estimate, call or e-mail them today! Each of our consultations includes a written quote, a free basement finishing book, and a basement design, all at no-obligation.

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