Testimonials for Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing
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 of Evanston, IL
Thursday, December 17th
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. of Northbrook, IL
Tuesday, June 16th
Kyra F. from Kenosha, WI wanted to finish her basement to create an apartment for her aging parents, who live with her, so that everyone could enjoy some privacy. Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing was the company chosen for the job. And here's what Kyra has to say about the experience: "The guys that were here were awesome. Very professional, very friendly. They actually gave me advice on other parts of the house too, so that was awesome!"
Kyra F. of Kenosha, WI
Friday, October 19th
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. of Kenosha, WI
Monday, October 23rd
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. of Kenosha, WI
Thursday, September 8th
Hi, my name is Sandy from Kenosha, WI. We choose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing because the service was awesome, we were very impressed with the product, we knew it was better than drywall, and our sales rep was wonderful. We wanted to finish our basement because we are going to be bringing an elderly family member into the home. So, we needed some more private space so we've decided to put a rec room into our basement. My favorite part about working with Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing was the guys who did the install. They were awesome, they were personable, friendly, they listened to our concerns, they kept us informed all the way through, and David made sure everything was perfect before we paid our final bill.
Sandra H. & Phyllis M. of Kenosha, WI
Tuesday, December 21st
Cheryl Z from Racine, WI wanted to put the large 600 ft. basement to a good use, building a family room and a beautiful Spa Bathroom for her family to relax and be pampered. In this video she explains why she chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing and talks about the quality of service and customer care she received. "I received the "Wow" factor when working with them!", says Cheryl.
Cheryl Z. of Racine, WI
Wednesday, July 12th
Kim and Richard Z. from Racine, WI always wanted to finish their basement but postponed it for years because they knew basements are prone to water accidents and mold. They didn't want to invest in a project that could eventually get ruined by a plumbing leak or similar incident. When they first learned of Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing and the 100% waterproof and mold resistant products they decided that it was time to finally get the basement finishing project started.They are quite satisfied with the quality of the service they received, and the professionalism, kindness and cleanliness of the installation crew. They are also very happy with the finished basement. "We're very happy with the finished product. I think it looks really nice and it turned out very well" -- says Kim.
Kim & Richard of Racine, WI
Saturday, November 14th
With another child on the way, Adam B. decided to move his home office to the basement of his Sturtevant, WI home, to make room upstairs for the newest family member.
He chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for the job because after looking at all the available options, he concluded that the company had the most complete solutions for basement finishing and they were all waterproof and mold resistant.
In this video, Adam talks about his experience with us."They were very good at communicating all the steps and what was going to happen, and when. And it was always exactly what we wanted!"
Adam B. of Sturtevant, WI
Scott C. was looking for a company to transform his ugly Antioch. IL basement into beautiful, usable living space, and he chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for the job. How did he like the experience? "The workers that were here were very polite, they knew what they were doing and the management staff responded quickly to any questions and issues that we had", says Scott.
Scott C. of Antioch, IL
Wednesday, June 19th
Bob J. from Oak Creek, WI wanted to finish his basement to have some more room for the family and a space for this grandchildren to play. After doing a lot of researched he chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for the job, mainly because he was really impressed with the engineered, 100% waterproof, insulated wall system. Bob is very happy with his new finished basement and glad to know that it is not going to be healthy, dry and mold free for many years to come."The walls are amazing! They keep the basement so much drier!" -- says Bob.
Bob J. of Oak Creek, WI
When Paul and Melanie moved into their new Oak Creek, WI home, the basement was unfinished They looked at it as a large area with plenty of potential, that was being underutilized.
The couple's four kids could use a play room, and the parents themselves would like a place to exercise -- but their unfinished basement was only suitable for storage.
They considered many options, including finishing the basement themselves using conventional materials like wood frame, fiberglass insulation and drywall. While doing their research they learned about Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing, and the basement finishing products they offer.
"As we read about their methods and how they finish it, we really liked the idea that we could put in something that would withstand what our children could throw at it, and what the weather could throw at it." explains Paul. They were concerned about the possibility that snow melt after the typically snowy Wisconsin winter would eventually cause basement leaks, and mold problems. They didn't want to have to refinish the basement several times over the years.
With Total Basement Finishing wall, ceiling and flooring solutions they will never have to worry about any of it, because all of our products are 100% waterproof and mold resistant. They will never get ruined by water and, being 100% made with inorganic materials, they will not support mold growth.
"The peace of mind that comes with knowing that we won't have to re-invest a ton of money in fixing something because we did it right the first time, is really quite nice!"
Melanie is especially happy with how quickly the basement was completely finished, from the time they decided to have it done.
Paul & Melanie I. of Oak Creek, WI
Wednesday, December 17th
When came the time for Larry D. to finish the basement in his Oak Creek, WI home, he chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for the job because they were the only company in the area offering a 100% waterproof and mold resistant basement finishing system -- and at a price that was very competitive compared to the competition!
"They were really there for us through the entire project and we really love how our basement turned out!", says Larry.
Larry D. of Oak Creek, WI
Tuesday, November 7th
Dennis K. and his wife were thinking about building an addition to add some living space to their Oak Creek, WI home. Yet, they soon realized that the use they would be getting of the new space wouldn't justify the cost of building the addition.
Instead, they decided that finishing the basement would be the sensible alternative for the family and hired Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing for the job. In this video, Dennis speak about his experience with the company, from the first contact in a home show, all the way through design and installation. "If you use these product and this company to do your basement, you'll be nothing but happy for the rest of your life!" -- says Dennis.
Dennis . of Oak Creek, WI
John K. from Cudahy, WI needed more room for his large family, and decided to finish his basement. Buck Buckley Total Basement Finishing was the company he chose for the job.
In this video he speaks about his experience as a customer, from the fist design consultation, financing, all through the installation and cleanup process. "They were very friendly, they had a lot of great ideas, they were always communicating with us. From the very beginning of the design, through construction and total finishing."
John K. of Cudahy, WI
Saturday, October 10th
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. of Skokie, IL
Saturday, May 9th
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. of Northbrook, IL
Friday, April 10th
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. of Rosemont, IL
Tuesday, June 28th
Love my basement!
Roderick W. of Zion, IL
Wednesday, December 31st
They did an awesome job. Very pleased - hard working and did a thorough job.
Kathleen P. of Gurnee, IL
Monday, December 10th
Fast, very personal, and excellent service!!
Domingo & Joy R. of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Friday, February 26th
Great job!!! So beautiful we love our new basement. Thank you!
Cheryl and Chris N. of Kenosha, WI
Wednesday, January 11th
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. of Kenosha, WI
Wednesday, August 30th
I certainly received the "WOW" service from all of Buck Buckley's staff and subcontractors.
Cheryl Z. of Racine, WI
Friday, February 10th
We're really pleased with the work done and it was done earlier than predicted. Thank you to all who had a part in it.
Robert and Kathy H. of Racine, WI
Wednesday, May 3rd
We are very satisfied with the work on our basement. Everything was done to perfection.
John and Madonna D. of Mount Pleasant, WI
Wednesday, February 10th
Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing is a very professional company who will put you at ease as they act in a very responsible manner. They go over a plan to get the job you want done and let you know approximately how long it will take and give you an accurate quote on the price. They want to be sure you are pleased with the work done. We love our basement as a result of hiring Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing.
John and Madonna D. of Mount Pleasant, WI
Tuesday, August 29th
Great job! You can always count on Buck Buckley to do a wonderful job and put you at ease. They clean up after the job, they are prompt in getting the work done.
John and Madonna D. of Mount Pleasant, WI
Monday, February 19th
First class experience!!
Paul K. of Wauconda, IL
Monday, December 10th
All employee's very polite, thanks.
Jim and Jeanette L. of Sturtevant, WI
Friday, June 2nd