The last step
to home.

The last step is often the hardest one to take. But it’s also the most rewarding. Finishing the last step means you’re complete, whole — 
and in the case of your basement — home.

An unfinished basement isn’t just a level of your house that’s out of sight and out of mind. It’s another level of living waiting to happen. It’s full of potential to create those final spaces; a games room, teen retreat, man cave, art studio, or the best laundry room ever.

Those stairs to your basement lead to possibility. The best part? You’re almost there. All you have to do now is take the last step.

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Ready to make your home complete?

Check out our five-step process.

Visualize Your Better Basement

The first step is an on-site meeting to discuss your vision and priorities for your basement development. We’ll explain what we do, our design packages and how the process works.

Provide a Detailed Estimate

Step two: we provide a budget and scope of work based on your needs. We send an estimate on Buildbook, our project management software platform. Here, you'll also be able to see a range of selections that fit your budget.

Source and Confirm Selections

Step three is the final confirmation of design, selections and budget. At this point, we sign the contract, take a deposit and set up a schedule.

Build Your Better Basement

Step four turns your vision into reality. On average, construction takes between two to three months. At any time, you can access Buildbook to look at selections, scheduling, budget updates, change orders and more. We maintain close communication with you throughout the entire process.

The Final Walkthrough

The last step is the most exciting: stepping into your brand-new basement. We do a final walkthrough prior to possession; then the space is officially yours to enjoy.

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Why should Calgarians choose BETTER?

TRUST: We’re not another faceless company. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships and standing behind our work. We’re proud to share who we are, how we partner with our clients and what you can expect — every step of the way.

TECHNOLOGY: We ensure you have all the information about your renovation at your fingertips. Our integrated project management platform, Buildbook, gives you real-time, anytime access to your project status and schedule. You can communicate and collaborate with us too. No guesswork, no feeling like you’re on the outside looking in. It's your home, and you’re part of the project.

TRANSPARENCY: Contractors and construction companies don't have the best rap. That’s why our mission is to be BETTER with an easy, clear and honest process. It starts with authentic, face-to-face relationships. From there, we keep you informed with digital accessibility and upfront quotes, timelines and information about contractors. Because when it comes to your home, you deserve the comfort of trust.

TRUE BLUE APPROACH: We’re a company that cares deeply both on and off-site. When you work with us, you're part of something better. Here's how:
We divert project waste from the landfill by recycling, re-purposing, and re-storing, reducing our carbon emissions by about 250 kg per basement development.
We built this company from the ground up and are proud to invest in others who want to do the same. That's why we've created the BETTER GRANT. It’s a local source of funding awarded to a self-employed entrepreneur in the community.

Contact us today to choose BETTER


5-star Google reviews for JB Builders.


Hours spent helping clients make their dream home projects a reality.


Hours spent finishing basements.
“I greatly appreciated that I could make all the selections myself, unlike other basement development companies where you're stuck working in the confines of set packages. Jared kept us within our budget and timeframe and was always reachable for any questions and updates.”  Veronica Kelly
“(Jared) is a skilled and detail-oriented carpenter. He kept our job on track, managed the sub-trades, collaborated with us regularly, offered design expertise, was flexible with changes and maintained responsive communication. He was respectful of our budget and considerate of our personal space and time.”  Tom McKay
“We hired Jared to help us complete home renovations...All the work was completed on time and professionally with great care and attention to detail. In the future, I will be using Jared for any home renovation projects we complete and would strongly recommend him to anyone else.”  Taylor Dey
“Jared did an amazing job renovating two bathrooms for us. Jared was organized, professional and helpful, making the project quick and painless with beautiful results. He employs amazing subcontractors that were very impressive. We absolutely love our new bathrooms.”  Martin Gunson
“Jared is knowledgeable and efficient in his work. He knew the ins and outs of many trades and was an essential asset to our home renovation team throughout the entire process. Jared can tackle anything big or small and complete it proficiently, on schedule and on budget. Jared will go to any length to make sure the end result is perfect.”  Martin Gunson
“The work that Jared did was absolutely beautiful. We have received numerous compliments and highly recommend his business for any project. We have had neighbours walk by our back fence and been told we have the nicest deck in the neighbourhood and want to get Jared’s contact information. We are looking forward to working with Jared again in the future.”  Danielle Stout

Real stories: life after the last step.

The Austin Family

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The Kelly Family

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Does your vision extend beyond a finished basement?

If your home improvement needs include more than a finished basement, check out Better Builders – our full-service build and renovation company. With a blend of impeccable craftsmanship and decades of expertise to oversee your build with precision and care, we'll help create or transform your space into a modern masterpiece unique to your style and personality. Let's bring your vision to life.