BHB was selected after reviewing 7 other contractors to repair our flood damaged home and to do some added upgrades in preparation for sale. Jeff, Mike and Ken are the easiest people to do business with I have experienced. Competent, efficient and extremely honest. They tuned in quickly to our unique needs and requirements, worked around our hectic personal schedules, between my sister and I, and went the extra mile to re-create the drywall to imitate the style that is no longer done by anybody. They offered suggestions that helped us, not because they would make more money, but because it was THE RIGHT THING TO DO for us and the future owner of the home. Every subcontractor was familiar to them for many years, were clean-cut, articulate and knowledgable in their trades. All this was done for less cost than the insurance company had estimated. They anticipated problems and gave us options to alleviate them, like finding a way to get the electrical updated without kicking us into a higher level of permitting that would have cost us a lot more (a higher permit would have required us to lower all the windows for egress code). All this was done legally, ethically and with our interests in mind. If you are looking to “game” the insurance company, these aren’t your guys, but if you want to find the best way to get what you need, I highly recommend them. They returned every call promptly, worked to the pace we wanted, and accounted for it up front and as we went along. Changes were taken in stride and alternatives offered that would help us. There isn’t enough space here to list everything, but in a nutshell, BHB is a truly outstanding company.
February 19, 2013
What can I say – BHB is fine, so fine. Work their process, have great results. I used BHB for a master bath renovation (yes, tear out, move plumbing, add electricity) and also a kitchen update (no major changes to layout). BHB uses techniques to mitigate dust, covers all floors and performs cleanup each day. I wish I had time and space to write every detail about the projects Jeff & Mike are the daily hands on team and actually do much of the work. All subcontractors have been screened and have an established business relationship with BHB to ensure quality work. BHB manages all subs and BHB is onsite to let the sub in/out and reviews all work products. Jeff and Mike are courteous, competent and considerate. The meticulous attention to detail and innovative solutions to unexpected problems sets them above others. They make thoughtful suggestions for design and finishes. AND finally, with concierge service and staging I felt like I had a HGTV reveal.
October 5, 2012
Outstanding. Absolutely outstanding. Ethical, personable and genuinely interested in our satisfaction. True professionals with good hearts. They rebuilt our flood damaged home and performed many remodeling upgrades at the same time. They offered sensible solutions and worked around our busy schedules. Calls were returned promptly and questions answered always.
All of their subcontractors were people they had worked with for many years and were clean-cut, articulate craftsmen. They cleaned up after every days work and kept us up to date on progress. When we made changes along the way, they took it in stride and offered options to best achieve our goals. Our home was built in 1959 and had unique lath and plaster drywall. The materials are no longer available, but in order to retain the original quality of the home, they found a method that was similar enough to look the same and have the same sound when I did the “knock test”.
They did many extras, like painting the front sidewalk-“it just didn’t look right all chipped up” and made a new side gate as well — at no added charge — because it was the right thing to do. They understood what we were trying to do- bring the house back to original quality and remodel it for sale. To give you an idea of what kind of guys thy are, on the weekends, they volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and use their skills to built homes for the disadvantaged in the Valley.Good souls.
Jeff navigated us through a maze of options to get our electric upgraded without kicking us into a higher permit level that would have resulted in us having to lower windows for egress- at an estimated $26k. Instead, they offered legal, ethical alternatives that got the goals achieved within our budget. They know the ins and outs of the business and use it to YOUR advantage. True professionals.
I’m an engineer, so I’m a detail person by nature, and BHB left no details missed. Their quality is top notch as well, and they came in below our insurance estimate.
I highly recommend them for jobs big and small. Good people.
February 19, 2013
Behrmann Home Basics has a lot to offer both residential and commercial property owners. As an local Architect in Gilbert, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ken Behrmann and his team remodeling many projects in the Phoenix Metro Area. Ken is a true construction professional. He has a vast knowledge of field construction, process improvement, and value engineering. He is also very effective in assembling various disciplines needed to solve complex problems. Ken is personable, knowledgeable and truly listens to the goals of his customers. His skill and ability to exceed a customer’s expectations has not been matched by any other general contractor I have worked with. I highly recommend Ken both professionally and personally. Ken is a man of his word, and is dedicated to providing great service through creativity, integrity, and personability.
Top qualities: Good listener, Quality Results, High Integrity, Personable.”
~ Doug R.
May 17, 2011
Thank you so much for your prompt and professional service. We will definitely contact you in the future for our remodel or renovation needs.
It is always a joy to work with the Behrmann Team. Ken and Jeff are true, ‘old school’ craftsmen who love their craft and take great pleasure in helping the client and contractor actually enjoy the entire remodeling process. The finished product is always spectacular! David Grimes OnaMission Home Painting, Inc.
~ David G.
BHB and all involved did a marvelous job on my parents bathroom. Truly a professional group all the way around. Thanks again Ken!