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About Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate

An unfinished basement has so much potential. All that empty space can be turned into just about any room you desire, adding value and comfort to your home and your life. But without the help of a trustworthy, experienced contractor, a lot can go wrong in transforming that potential into reality.

Accreditations & Affiliations

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Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
National Kitchen & Bath Association
National Kitchen & Bath Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Home Builders
EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
Home Improvement Contractor, MA
Home Improvement Contractor, MA
Licensed Construction Supervisor, MA
Licensed Construction Supervisor, MA
Remodelers Advantage
Remodelers Advantage

Blackdog Builders has been in business since 1989, and Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate embodies the traits of a true basement finishing professional. We have systems and procedures in place that have been refined over many years, enabling us to complete unique projects in a predictable and efficient manner. Now, as a part of the Total Basement Finishing dealer network, we have new tools to help us achieve these goals. Furthermore, we are completely dedicated to giving our customers our best. We understand that our clients not only expect great, functional designs – they want to know their project is going to get done on time and on budget in a clean, safe and secure manner. Our qualified technicians are certainly up to the task, and they are here to answer any of your questions. If you are looking for your perfect basement – look no further!

About the Owner

Owner Dave Bryan

Owner Dave Bryan

Dave’s introduction to the remodeling industry started by swinging a hammer for a builder on Martha’s Vineyard during the summers in high school. By the end of college, he knew he wanted to own a remodeling company. Dave and Brenda Bryan started Blackdog in 1989. The company was born out of a spare room and a beat up pick-up truck. Dave kept up a busy schedule, doing all the construction and office work himself. Eventually, they were able to hire more people, and began to create a world class remodeling company that would deliver great experiences and high-quality work on time and on budget.

In 1995, Dave and Brenda proposed a business plan for the company’s first showroom, which has since undergone construction to allow for more displays and office space. And in 2009 the company expanded again, adding another showroom in Amherst, NH. Dave is proud to see his vision come to fruition, and he is excited by the prospect of constant improvement. And when he’s not in the office, Dave enjoys spending time with Brenda and their four kids, as well as upland game hunting, salt water fishing, and building furniture. He also continues to work hard, volunteering in local organizations to support the community.

The Blackdog Family of Companies

Meet Our Team

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Bryan Larson Assistant Production Coordinator
Ken Paquin Project Manager
Chris Gendron Basement Finishing Specialist
Jim Matthieu Basement Finishing Specialist
John Nicholson Designer/Basement Finishing Specialist

Our Mission

Here at Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate, our mission is to uphold three core tenants of our trade. These are:

  • Value – We combine innovative design, quality products and sound construction with timely and considerate service.
  • Integrity - We treat clients, suppliers, trade contractors and our community with honesty and respect. We manage out finances judiciously and obey all government regulations, both in spirit and letter.
  • Improvement – We educate ourselves continuously, learn from our experiences and strive to raise the standards of the remodeling industry.

In addition to these values, we also promote effective communication and teamwork, and we maintain a healthy life/work balance and a positive attitude. By abiding our ideals, we can offer our customers the highest standards of design and service in the industry!

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Giving Back

Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate believes in helping the community to improve the lives of all. To that end, we have participated in a number of local organizations over the years. These include A Better Chance (ABC) of Andover and Habitat for Humanity. We are also involved in the South Church of Andover and the Merrimack Valley YMCA. Finally, we have sponsored the Cause for Paws Golf Tournament, which benefits the MSPCA, for the past 14 years. We are honored to be a part of our community and we look forward to more opportunities to give back in the future!

We are proud to provide services to residents in the Southeastern New Hampshire & Greater Boston area, including Lowell, Lynn, Nashua, Belmont, Haverhill, Waltham, Andover, Chelmsford, Arlington, and the neighboring cities and towns. Call or contact us today for a Free Estimate!

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Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate
7 Red Roof Lane
Unit 5
Salem, NH 03079
1-603-952-4244
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