We can help you design, plan and rough in a basement for you to finish it yourself. Save money, and find something to fill your spare time. A finished basement is a great way to increase living space within your home. Think of it as getting a new home without the hassle of moving.



In times of trouble, it’s a great feeling to know you have additional income. A second suite gives you the option of generating extra income within your existing home. With just $1000 down, we can build you a legal basement apartment that will generate $1000 a month in income. #SecondSuiteSolution


Your Basement Design, Renovation & Finishing Expert.


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!




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


We build you a basement for life.



Look, we did something!


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;
If you’d like an award-winning company to quote on your basement, call 1-866-262-9298 today.

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