Your Basement Design, Renovation & Finishing Expert.


Are you thinking of finishing a basement for personal use, or income? Then you’ve come to the right place. We are a group of hard-working and dedicated professionals who believe in using quality materials, and delivering great basements specifically designed for our clients needs at a fair price. We are basement renovation specialists.


Nothing beats a finished basement as one of the most cost-effective ways to add value to your home. A finished basement can provide you with additional living space in the form of extra bedrooms, bathrooms or activity areas — or properly permitted and built — a second suite basement can provide you with additional income, and provide the important first step on to the property ladder.


Penguin Basements is Ontario’s largest speciality contractor. Last year alone, we built over 350 finished basements in the GTA, and this year, thanks to expanding the territory we service, we are approaching 500. We are Renomark™ certified, HomeStars verified, and a member in good standing of:


The Better Business Bureau
Canadian Marketing Association
Ontario Home Builder’s Association
Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association


You could say we are capable. Very capable. Contrary to what others may have you believe however, a basement renovation can take as little as 2-weeks, or depending on the level of customization, more than a month. Further, Penguin will only use basement appropriate mold-free materials such as metal framing, moisture resistant wallboard, and precision engineered laminate flooring. And we cover those materials with a transferrable limited lifetime warranty. Our workmanship is also covered by a standard 2-year warranty. And to protect our clients investment, we only work with a permit, and independent municipal inspector ensuring you get exactly what you paid for…peace of mind. We like to think all the award we have won help with that too! So, if you’ve thinking of finishing a basement for personal use (or income), call us to arrange your personalized Free In-Home Estimate. We will inspect your basement, then work with you to design, schedule and build your perfect basement. We can even help you with financing. Call us Toll-Free from anywhere in Ontario at 1-866-262-8298 today, and we’d be happy to show you how your basement can serve as a foundation of not just your home, but as the foundation for a better life.




Some companies promise to build you a basement in 3 weeks.  We build you a basement for life.





We’d like to thank everybody who came out to see us at the Ottawa and Toronto Fall Home Shows over the past two weeks. We always enjoying talking to new people and hearing about their own basement needs. It keeps us in touch with trends, and more importantly people’s pain points, and how we can address them. We’ll be back on the Home Show circuit again in the new year. But in the meantime check our calendar and FB Events for a Basement Showcase Open House near you.

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