Are you thinking of finishing a basement for personal use, or for income purposes? You’ve come to the right place. Our team is comprised 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 the basement renovation specialist.
Nothing beats a finished basement as one of the most cost-effective ways of adding value to your home. A finished basement can provide you with more 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 critical first step on to the property ladder.
Penguin Basements is Ontario’s largest specialty contractor. During our last year, we built over 350 finished basements in the GTA, and this year, thanks to the expansion of our service territory, we are approaching 500. Penguin Basements is 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. Furthermore, We 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 transferable 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. This ensures you get exactly what you paid for…peace of mind. We like to think all the awards we have won help with that too! Among those is a BILD Basement Renovation of the Year Award, A Best of HomeStars Award and multiple Consumer Choice awards in the GTA and beyond.
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. Our team 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.
The health and safety of the Penguin Family is our highest priority.
Helping you survive the current crisis runs a close second.
We continue to watch closely as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve and we’re taking every measure to manage and mitigate the virus.
Our highest priority is the health and safety of our clients, and our on-site teams. We are in regular communication with all of our teams across our network around the following protocols that support everyone’s health and wellbeing.
1. No more than 9 people will be on-site at any given time.
2. No contact required – All signoffs and substantial completion’s will be done digitally to avoid face to face contact. We have historically completed 30% of our build communication digitally, and we can ensure quality even when the client isn’t physically at home to review.
3. We will be cleaning the site prior to substantial completion with only the Project Manager on site to review the work. Furthermore the cleaning and disinfection mentioned below will be complete prior to the review to ensure
4. A 6mm Polyethylene vapour barrier will help contain the basement from the entry of the stairs down. If our clients requests a containment measure from the entrance of the home, into the basement, we would be happy to oblige.
In addition, we have added a Covid Relief Financing Plan with No Payments Until 2021 to the range of financing plans we have available to help you with that home office, extra living space, or the creation of a rental unit. Contact us for more details!
It feels good to know what we do is being recognized in our backyard, and around the world.
We work hard for the recognition we get in town, and across the province. We love hearing a happy customer testimonial, or reading a positive review (we read the negative ones too, that’s how you continue to build a better company). We have worked hard to win multiple Consumers’ Choice Awards, BILD Awards, and Best of HomeStars recognition. But this might just be the coolest award we’ve added to our trophy case yet (kidding, we really should build one though), as this one is based in the UK, and goes to show that if you work hard, and deliver a great product news will travel far. We are pleased to announce Penguin Basements has won in the Best Basement Refurbishment Firm – Canada category in the 5th annual Build Construction and Engineering Awards, 2020. We’d love to thank our hard working staff, and especially our clients who push us every day to be better than the day before.
You can view last year’s award-winners here; https://www.build-review.com/issues/construction-engineering-awards-2019/12/
If you’d like an award-winning company to quote on your basement, call 1-866-262-9298 today.
’Claudio, our finishing supervisor should get an 11/10. He showed incredible professionalism, skill, and commitment to making the customer happy.“
”Basement Bliss. No contracting work proceeds without a hiccup, but it's how you contractor deals with such issues that shows whether they care about the customer or just the money. It's obvious that everyone at this company is passionate about what they do. Highly recommended.“
“I wanted to thank Dan and Josh for their outstanding and professional service! I hired them to finish my basement and our basement now looks amazing. I highly appreciate their work quality and material selection!”
”I always had concerns about which company to use to finish my basement. Penguin Basements put me at ease, from the sales person Dan who brought an floorpan that I would never have considered, to Vince, the project manner, who kept me well informed and made sure the project was done to the highest of standards. There were no real surprises along the way, and they made sure we were happy every step. Fantastic Job.”
”We had an excellent experience with all the staff at Penguin Basements from our first meeting, through to the end of the project. All the contractors we met throughout the project who worked on the basement were professional and did an amazing job. We can't wait to use our additional living space to entertain our family and friends!”
”The Penguin process worked well for us and the people who worked on our basement were professional, appear very skilled, and were aware and courteous of the intrusion their work had on our family's life. Penguin Basements more than met our expectations.“
”The basement came out better than we had planned! We have already recommended Penguin to our colleagues and friends! Thank you Penguin for an amazing experience and for giving us an awesome living space that our family will be sure to enjoy for years to come!“
“Everyone at Penguin was very professional and helpful in our project. Not only was it finished on time and on budget but it also has a very solid construction. We are very pleased with the quality of the workmanship.”
"It came together ABOVE what I had imagined."
"After 8 years in my house I finally had it with the messy basement. I called Penguin Basements and asked them for their advice on a design. I was really impressed by all the designs and concepts Alexander created. He advised me on all my choices, gave me a great price and completed the job in just 16 days, from start to finish. They carefully cleaned up after themselves and were always anxious to accommodate me. I'm very pleased! Thanks Again!"
"We could not have asked for more from a renovation company. For starters, our consultant was very knowledgeable. He knew exactly what we had in mind and met all of our requirements. Secondly, the installers were professional and efficient. Finally the basement has been a tremendous addition to our home as Greg and Mary now have a place to play with all their toys."
"Dear Penguin Basements, we are still raving about the quality of the job that was done in our basement. We especially feel a big difference when the temperatures hit the freezing mark! Hats off to your crew for a great job repairing the cracked walls and finishing off the basement. Thanks again for a job well done!"