About Us

About Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements

Basement remodeling company serving Jersey City, Newark, & nearby

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Want to expand the living space in your house and transform your wet, leaky basement into a beautiful, functional place? Finishing the basement is a great way to get the most out of your home. But if you are working with the wrong materials and an inexperienced team, common issues, including basement flooding, leaky pipes, water intrusion, mold growth, and high humidity, can ruin your furnishings and create an uncomfortable, nasty environment overall.

That is why you need a system that is moisture-resistant and airtight, customizable to suit your needs, and looks great for years to come. The solution is the unique and innovative basement finishing system from Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements. Whether you are looking to build a new in-law apartment, a modern home theater, or a fun playroom for the kids, we can bring your vision to life with custom-designed plans, highly-trained professionals, state-of-the-art products, and lasting results!

To learn more, schedule a free basement finishing estimate. We proudly serve New Jersey areas throughout Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, and nearby.

Our remodeling services in North New Jersey:

  • Basement finishing
  • Basement ceiling tiles
  • Basement flooring
  • Egress window replacements
  • Window wells
  • Basement dehumidifiers
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Garage panels
  • Basement wall restoration
  • Basement wall panels
  • Insulated basement wall panels
  • And more!

Why choose us

The journey to what is now Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements began in 2009 when the owner, Jeff Willner, started investing in residential real estate properties in Northern New Jersey. After years of hiring contractors and seeing them do things improperly, he decided to take matters into his own hands, founding Proper Home Improvements in 2014.

Unlike nearly all other general contractors, Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements understands your perspective – so we approach each project that way. We know that choosing a contractor can be scary and seem overwhelming. We know that because we have been in your shoes. We make sure homeowners never have to worry when their project will be completed or going over budget.

At Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements, our mission is to ensure that our customers never have the experiences we and so many others have had with contractors. We treat our customers the way we want to be treated: with respect, transparency, and proper communication. That is the Proper way!

About the owner

After Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements owner, Jeff Willner realized his subcontractors were not performing to his high standards, he decided to go from a seasoned real estate investor to a general contractor. Jeff has invested in and led the construction of over fifty properties since 2010. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in renovating all types of spaces and is especially keen on maximizing the value of each dollar spent.

Since Jeff has had his own money on the line, this helps him relate to his customers better than nearly any other contractor. That is what drives us to do things right the first time - this includes everything from design and preparation to providing quality craftsmanship and superior materials.

When Jeff is not focusing on a renovation project, he enjoys spending time with his twin daughters and wife. Jeff is also an avid golfer and loves playing tennis.

Schedule a free basement finishing estimate in North New Jersey

Ready to transform the look and feel of your basement? Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements provides quality basement finishing and kitchen remodeling services throughout North New Jersey. From modern gaming rooms to inviting bedrooms, we can create the space of your dreams and make sure it is built to last!

To learn more about our state-of-the-art basement finishing system, schedule a free estimate today. We proudly serve New Jersey areas throughout Newark, Jersey City, Clifton, Wyckoff, Paterson, Union City, Bayonne, Hackensack, Passaic, and nearby.

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Bayonne
  • Belleville
  • Berkeley Heights
  • Bloomfield
  • Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • Clark
  • Cranford
  • East Orange
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabethport
  • Essex Fells
  • Fairfield
  • Fanwood
  • Garwood
  • Glen Ridge
  • Harrison
  • Hillside
  • Irvington
  • Kearny
  • Kenilworth
  • Linden
  • Little Falls
  • Livingston
  • Maplewood
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • Mountainside
  • New Providence
  • Newark
  • Newfoundland
  • North Arlington
  • Nutley
  • Oak Ridge
  • Orange
  • Plainfield
  • Rahway
  • Roseland
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Park
  • Scotch Plains
  • Short Hills
  • South Orange
  • Springfield
  • Summit
  • Union
  • Vauxhall
  • Verona
  • West Orange
  • Westfield
Our Locations:

Total Basement Finishing by Proper Home Improvements

Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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