About Us

Our Mission

Better Built Basements is committed to transforming your basement from “Unfinished to Unbelievable!”

Our vision is to transform basements using superior products and workmanship to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

Better Built Basements was established in 2008 by 3 driven people: James & Deborah Tranmer and their good friend Randall Michalek. With previous experience in the home improvement realm, they knew the inconvenience that comes with renovation projects.

Dealing with different contractors, miscommunication, designers, scheduling – it can almost be just as messy as what’s in the basement crawl space! So they sought out to provide a service and alleviate all of the stress for homeowners. Now the company services all of Connecticut and even Massachusetts – all from their main CT office.

While we plan to continue our expansion and disbursement, one thing that we won’t spread out is your need to shop around. We’re devoted to being the One-Stop-Shop for your home’s finishing needs.

Jim, Randy, and Deborah
Owners

Our Team

We’re a dedicated group of honest, talented, and friendly people

Jim Tranmer

Jim Tranmer

Owner, Production

Randy Michalek

Randy Michalek

Owner, Production

Deborah Tranmer

Deborah Tranmer

Owner, Finance

Kaitlyn Tranmer

Kaitlyn Tranmer

Office Manager

Jake Barnett

Jake Barnett

Head Production Manager

Benjamin Gatzen

Benjamin Gatzen

Production Manager

Wayne Sirota

Wayne Sirota

Designer

Robert Pincus

Robert Pincus

Designer

Tina Gilbert

Tina Gilbert

Administrative Assistant

Camaro

Camaro

Office Dog

Penny

Penny

Office Dog

Lizzy

Lizzy

Office Dog

Innovative and affordable design & construction solutions

Connecticut’s #1 resource for custom finished basements! Our extensive knowledge and experience make us Connecticut’s finest choice for all your remodeling needs – from basements and built-ins to kitchens and baths.

Joe Furey Endorsement
Scot Haney Endorsement
Maureen’s Testimonial

Why take on all the worry and stress over remodeling?

Leave all of that to us and you won’t be disappointed.

Why is Better Built Basements Connecticut’s #1 source in custom basements?

When you work with our development team, you’ll see that you’re offered nothing but honest and quality work. From our craftsmanship to our installed hardware, we want to provide you with a remodel to stand the test of time.

We strive to build trust and confidence with our customers with precise quotes, honest and consistent communication, professional appearance and demeanor, and accurate timelines for every project.

You might actually be surprised to know that we can do almost any home remodel. We’ve done kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and even closed-in porches. Whether upstairs or downstairs – we’ll take on the job! “…providing innovative and affordable basement solutions.”

Financing Available!

Better Built Basements is fully licensed and insured. Complete financing is available for those who qualify, so contact us right away! We’d love to come out, evaluate your space, and create a free written proposal for you, based upon your needs and budget.

Ready to Get Started?

Use the form below to request a quote from Better Built Basements. We will contact you right away to visit your space and give you a free written quote.

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