12302 Roberts Road
Croton, Ohio 43013
"After attending the 2011 Columbus Home Improvement Show and interviewing 6 different companies, we hired Phil Baker and the Baker Group Basement Remodeling company to makeover our unfinished basement. We wanted a large room free of any obstructions for a 12 foot quilting frame, and an area for art and fabric painting, as well as leaving an everyday section for usual basement items. Phil clearly pinpointed the areas that needed to be improved and created a design that accommodated each and every need, along with a very competitive price for the basement transformation. Baker Group relocated the existing centered main waste stack to another area allowing us the 12’ x 24’ area the frame would require. To accomplish this, a portion of the cement floor had to be dug up, additional pipe laid, and then the floor re-cemented. The entire basement was rewired for extra outlets, a dropped ceiling installed with 12 fluorescent light fixtures, stud work positioned, walls insulated, mold resistant drywall installed, walls painted and the room trimmed out. Baker Group also closeted in the sump pump and relocated the central vacuum system, to include a closet, so that we would get the most useable space. All of the insulation around the air vents was provided extra protection and an extra air vent was added. The stairs were painted white to cover the original basement paint in order to ready the steps for carpeting. The stairs were then trimmed with stained wood and the glass block windows were trimmed out. The floor was then carpeted. In our new painting area, Jason made a custom set of three cabinets each containing 4 drawers and installed a sink along with a counter top. Additionally, extra outlets and lights were added to this area. Two pocket doors were then installed between the finished room and the painting section, one on each side of the stairs.
The actual work began on July 5th and was completed by August 5th. Phil’s crew members arrived punctually each day and cleaned up after each day’s work session. Time was scheduled effectively, and each stage of the job had realistic time goals for completion. Phil kept in daily contact so that we would know exactly what would be accomplished each day. This company is committed to excellence, and the quality of their work reflects high professional standards. The Baker Group strives for perfection. Phil continually put in little extra touches, paying attention to detail, ensuring that the work had a professional appearance and that the room looked like a total package when it was completed. All inspections were passed for the electric, plumbing, and building codes.
In today’s world of minimal customer service, we really appreciated having peace of mind that the job was completed right. One of the determining factors in choosing the Baker Group was their insistence on obtaining permits and having inspections. The job was well done, the quality beyond normal expectations, completed on time, and looks like an integral part of the entire house. All of the individuals in Phil’s crew were courteous, polite, and professional with every person working for the Baker Group demonstrating exceptional mastery of professional pride and skill. Phil is one of the nicest men you could hire to do any type of work in your home. He displays an energizing optimism along with a pleasant, always cheerful disposition. You will always appreciate his harmonious and cooperative spirit to accomplish objectives. He is always available to answer any questions or concerns and is willing to get the correct answers if he doesn’t know. The Baker Group company is a class act!
***We would like to nominate The Baker Group for the Page of Happiness Award. We are most certainly happy with our new rooms!"
" We LOVE the new basement. It's unbelievable. It's pretty messy right now, because we're still getting furniture and figuring out how to use the space, but it's fantastic even with the mess. :)
You were a pleasure to work with as well. Thanks for making the process so easy for us. It was very comfortable having you guys in our home."
" You turned the 560 square foot
unfinished basement in our 1923
Clintonville home into gorgeous
living space for our family. The
project took three weeks from
start to finish (after the
appropriate permits were
acquired). They prepped the
space by tearing out old walls,
doors, and cabinets, framed
three rooms (and several storage
areas) with steel studs, added
insulation and mold-resistant
drywall (including a drywall
ceiling), painted, and trimmed
the rooms. They also put in new,
beautiful oak stair treads and
hand rails and boxed in the
glass block windows in the
basement with gorgeous oak trim.
Phil supervised the re-routing
of components of our HVAC
system, as well as our main gas
line, in order to create a
cleaner ceiling line. He also
supervised the installation of
10 can lights throughout the
basement living areas and 3
simpler light fixtures in
storage areas. He met with city
inspectors and ensured that all
of the work that his crew and
the sub-contractors did was up
" I've also nominated you for the
Angie's List "Page of Happiness." I hope
that you get chosen! The guarantees
were great. We didn't expect to make any
money off of them; we were just glad to
know that you'd be on time each day and
that the project would be completed on
time. Some of the other contractors were
spoke with didn't seem likely to live up
to the same standards that you set for
yourself. On time and on budget are
both great! "
" Yes, I think that you did
everything that you said you would do
and more. When I look at the door trim
inside my laundry room, I just grin. You
didn't have to do that, but it makes a
big difference to me. I even point it
out to people who come to see the
basement, just to show them your
attention to detail and willingness to
go the extra mile. "
"We think that you are doing
everything right. You run your
business very similarly to the
way that we run ours. You listen to your customers'
needs, come up with the best solutions
to their problems, and handle the
inevitable issues that come up during
the project. You're honest, and you say
what you mean. Your integrity and
ability and willingness to problem solve
is what earned you our business. If we
had another basement, we'd have you
remodel that one too."
" Yes. It was definitely a big
expense, but it was worth it. The end
result is GORGEOUS and exactly what we'd
hoped for. Well worth the money. We
could have had a panel system and
dropped ceiling and had the work done
without permits for nearly $10,000 less,
but we wouldn't have been anywhere near
as happy with that as we are with the
work that you did. "
"Phil Baker and his crew did a
beautiful job on our hardwood flooring.
In fact, he offered up suggestions that
I never would have thought to do and it
made our kitchen look AMAZING! We went
with his suggestion of a hand scraped
hardwood with alternating 3" & 5"
planks. They were very punctual and
showed up at 8 AM Saturday morning at
the exact time they said they would be
there. They said the job would take two
days and it took two days. They took out
the tile with minimal disruption of our
home and hauled it away. Phil and his
crew were courteous and professional.
They took the utmost care not to damage
the floor during install and kept my
trim molding in perfect condition. After
their job I trusted them so much I had
him do other work around the house as
well. That was done with the same care
and efficiency as the flooring. Phil
Baker and crew can do it all at a very
reasonable cost. I would invite anyone
to come out and check out his work
Baker Group Basements : We provide basement remodeling,
basement finishing and basement renovation services throughout
Columbus and central Ohio including Franklin, Delaware, Knox,
Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison counties, as well as
cities of Columbus, Grandview, Mansfield, Upper Arlington,
Hilliard, Dublin, Powell, Worthington, Delaware, Westerville,
New Albany, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Bexley, Whitehall,
Pickerington, Pataskala, Canal Winchester, Lancaster,
Circleville, Obetz, and Grove City.