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Thursday, December 19, 2013

JH Basement Finish Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

JH Basement Finish has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies JH Basement Finish competes with in the Denver Metro Area are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wrought Iron Railings are becoming the choice of many homeowners.  Clean - Open - Decorative

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Recently Completed - A Fully Finished Gym with Tanning Bed - Great Use of Space!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Contractor Tips: 10 Hats Your General Contractor Wears.

1. Therapist. Remodeling or building is incredibly stressful. 

2. Mediator. Neighbors, inspectors, architects, homeowners, subcontractors — many parties are involved and impacted by a renovation, and a good contractor can keep anyone from coming to blows.

3. Marriage counselor. A good contractor doesn't take sides, just guides the ship safely into the harbor.

4. Financial adviser. Your contractor has probably dealt with many banks, insurance agents and loan consultants over the years. Take advantage of this expertise.

5. Secretary. Though every contractor goes to bed dreaming of a project where there are no changes over the course of the job, that's not how remodeling works. There is much documentation needed.

6. Realist. Regardless of what has caused a project to drift into a realm populated more by dreams than reality, the contractor has to bring things back down to earth.

7. Real estate adviser. Contractors end up seeing almost as many houses as Realtors, so they know what houses in your neighborhood are like. They can tell you if you are over-improving or under-improving.

8. Your house's best friend. Even though you may have hired us to figure out why the attic fan stopped working, we're going to listen to what your house has to say while we're crawling though the attic.

9. Translator. Architects, carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians, cabinetmakers — they all use terms most homeowners are not familiar with. Your contractor has seen that look on your face before and knows when to explain what was just said in a walk-through.

10. Builder. Sometimes when it's quiet, we get to take off all of these other hats, hang them up and put on our tool belt. It may seem like all we ever do is respond to text messages and chat with subcontractors, but once in a while we actually get to pick up a tool other than a cell phone.

Friday, October 25, 2013

JH Basement is proud to announce that we have chosen Erik Burns as our exclusive Sales Rep for Carpet, Tile and Veneers. JH Basement has a long standing relationship with Erik and are excited that he will be handling all of our client's decorating and finishing needs.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of JH Basement Finish - Joseph Hannah Sr. Owner and General Contractor - Joseph Hannah Jr - General Contractor and Paul Hannah - General Contractor. If you are looking for a family business that embodies the tradition of honesty and hard-work then JH Basement Finish is your choice!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Let JH Basement Finish design a Media Room in which you can continue watching history being made.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

For all Full Basement Finish Contracts signed now through December, JH Basement Finish is offering your choice of Direct TV Sunday Ticket and Red Zone or $500.00 coupon toward optional upgrade of your choice. Call Now for your Free - No Obligation Estimate

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This recently finished basement in Aurora is a good example of small area design including a Fireplace and TV Niche.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Joseph Hannah Sr - Owner and General Contractor of JH Basement Finish - has qualified for inclusion in the 2013 Edition of the Covington Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals and is recognized as an HONORED LIFETIME MEMBER

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thanks Carol Ramsey from Commerce City, CO

Joe Hannah is the best.  My complex project in the basement included a bar, sauna, bedroom and large entertainment area.  All work was finished in a timely fashion and to my complete satisfaction.  He and his crew even helped move the mail ordered futon down to the basement.  He worked hard to find good value on cabinets without sacrificing on design and quality.  He even suggested installing a cat door so the cats could get to their boxes without having to go through the finished part of the basement.  Everyone who sees my basement is extremely impressed with the beauty and design.  Joe is an honest contractor and is true to his word.  I would use him again, and recommend him unconditionally.  .

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Strong Economic Growth - Time to Invest in your Home Again!

June 2013

Economic expansion is reflected in highly positive consumer confidence

Consumer confidence in Metro Denver is at a five-year high and the region continues to add new jobs at a steady pace, according to data compiled by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) in its Monthly Economic Summary for June 2013.  
Consumer confidence in the Mountain Region, which includes Colorado, rose to 89.1, the highest point since March 2008. The index showed significant improvement on a monthly basis, rising by 23.6 percent and increased by more than one-half (51.8 percent) compared with May 2012.
"Consumers are more optimistic about future job prospects and the state of the economy," explained Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners and chief economist for the Metro Denver EDC. "Consumer confidence jumped by almost 90 percent between April and May, which paints a positive picture for what's happening economically on many fronts in the Metro Denver region."
Metro Denver's employment picture advanced greatly between March and April, as the area added more than 17,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest point since December 2008.
These great strides in adding new jobs were also reflected in several positive business rankings for Metro Denver. For example, Forbes ranked Denver as the ninth-best city for jobs, ranked Denver as the best U.S. city for small business employees, and NerdWallet named Denver the third-best city for recent college graduates and recognized the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA as the seventh-best area for working women.
Gains were especially noticeable in the stock market, where indexes reached record-high levels. The residential real estate market also continued its trend upward as home sales rose and inventory levels declined. Favorable housing conditions have led to an above average increase in median home prices for Metro Denver when compared with the entire nation.
Employment, unemployment, and residential home sales were a few of the 16 Metro Denver indicators that moved in a positive annual direction in this report, the same number as last month. Fifteen of the indicators moved in a positive monthly direction, compared to 14 indicators in the previous report.
The Monthly Economic Summary provides a snapshot of metro area economic activity, as well as its relationship to national and regional economic trends.

Labor and Employment

Metro Denver employment rose by 37,200 jobs, or 2.7 percent, over-the-year in April. Compared with March, employment increased by 17,100 jobs (1.2 percent), the largest monthly increase in jobs since April 2011. The only sector to report a monthly decline was the financial sector, showing a loss of 200 jobs (-0.2 percent). Natural resources and construction employment had the highest increase of 3.3 percent during the same period, and professional and business services, the largest supersector in Metro Denver, showed the highest number of jobs added over-the-month (7,300 jobs). While the information supersector added 400 jobs between March and April, it reported an over-the-year loss (100 jobs or 0.2 percent) as it has each month since August 2011. Natural resources and construction increased the most compared with April 2012 by 6.3 percent (4,700 jobs), and professional and business services employment was 4.9 percent higher or 12,400 jobs.
Employment in Colorado in April was also 2.7 percent higher over-the-year and gained 0.6 percent between March and April. The state's gains were higher than the U.S. employment increase, which was 1.6 percent compared with the year-ago level and 0.7 percent compared with March 2013.
Metro Denver's unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points between March and April to 6.5 percent, the largest drop since September 2012. The rate was also 1.2 percentage points below last year's level. Each county in Metro Denver reported a rate lower than both the month-ago and year-ago levels. The largest monthly decline was in Adams County, where unemployment declined by 0.7 percentage points to 7.9 percent. The smallest decrease was in Douglas County with a 0.2 percentage point decline. Yearly declines showed a much improved unemployment situation throughout Metro Denver. The smallest decline was in the City and County of Broomfield (-0.6 percentage points), and the largest was in Adams County, which reported a decrease of 1.4 percentage points. The Colorado unemployment rate of 7.1 percent was 0.5 percentage points below the March 2013 rate and 1.1 percentage points below the year-ago rate. 
Unemployment claims in Metro Denver increased 15 percent between March and April and 4.9 percent over-the-year. Year-to-date claims filed in April were 2.3 percent above the same period in 2012. Claims throughout the state were also higher in April, jumping 43.5 percent over-the-month and 6.6 percent compared with April 2012 levels. Colorado claims year-to-date were 5.2 percent higher than the first four months of 2012. 

Consumer Sector

Consumer confidence rose again in May, as the U.S. index rose to its highest point since February 2008. According to economists at the Conference Board, the second- consecutive increase of the index indicates that consumer confidence is on the mend after several episodes of uncertainty regarding federal policy decisions. The index gained 10.4 percent compared with the April number and was 18.3 percent higher than last year's level.
Stock indexes continued to rise during May. After hitting record levels earlier in the year, each of the four stock indexes increased during the month. The highest monthly increase of the four indexes was the NASDAQ, which was 3.5 percent higher in May compared with April. Compared with May 2012, three of the four indexes were more than 20 percent higher in May 2013, and the fourth index, Bloomberg Colorado, was 8.1 percent above the year ago number. Year-to-date returns were higher in 2013 compared to 2012 for each index.
Occupancy at Metro Denver hotels improved in April, as the rate increased 5 percentage points over-the-month and 4.3 percentage points compared with April 2012. The average hotel room rate also improved in April, rising12.9 percent over the previous month and 5.5 percent above last year's rate. Year-to-date average rates show hotels are performing relatively well in 2013, as the occupancy rate is 3.3 percent higher than the 2012 average, and the room rate is 3.1 percent higher.

Residential Real Estate

The National Association of Realtor's  metro area median prices data for first quarter show the Denver-Aurora MSA median existing single-family home price ($261,200) rose 15.4 percent over-the-year and 2.5 percent compared with fourth quarter 2012 data. First quarter data was unavailable for the Boulder MSA. Nationally, the median price ($176,600) was 11.3 percent above the year-ago level but declined 1.3 percent on a quarterly basis. The Denver-Aurora MSA ranked 30th for price gains over-the-year, compared with the top ranking area, Akron, OH, where prices rose 32.7 percent.
Metro Denver foreclosure filings were 56.7 percent lower over-the-year in March, with foreclosures in each of the seven counties declining by more than 50 percent. The largest decrease was in the City and County of Broomfield where foreclosures were 70 percent lower. The smallest decline was in the City and County of Denver (51.5 percent). First quarter foreclosure filings were also down in each county compared with the same period in 2012. Metro Denver foreclosures were 44.1 percent lower during the quarter. Six of the seven counties reported a quarterly number that was at least 40 percent lower than the first quarter 2012 number. The City and County of Broomfield showed a lower, yet still significant, decline of 22.6 percent.
Residential building permits were lower in April, declining 38.5 percent compared to permits pulled in March. The biggest decline was in multifamily units, which dropped 68.4 percent over-the-month. Single-family attached units increased 65.7 percent during the period and single-family detached units dropped 26.2 percent. Compared with April 2012, total permits were down 36.9 percent in Metro Denver. Multifamily permits were the only category to decline over-the-year by 77.8 percent. Single-family detached permits were 14.5 percent higher and single-family attached units were 98.2 percent higher.
*A full report is available to Metro Denver EDC investors.

Friday, June 21, 2013

by Dennis Hartman ehow contributor

Friday, June 14, 2013


Full Economic Recovery is expected in the Denver Metro Area in 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cool off in your new Basement


JH Basement Finish is offering a FREE Plasma TV for Bar Area or a $500.00 coupon toward optional upgrade of client's choice for all full Basement Finish Contracts signed in the months of June, July and August.

Friday, May 24, 2013

JH Basement named #1 Contractor in Denver by build zoom

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Congratulations JH Basement Finish!

Press Release
JH Basement Finish Company Receives 2013 Best of Aurora Award
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
NEW YORK, NY, May 8, 2013 -- For the sixth consecutive year, JH Basement Finish Company has been selected for the 2013 Best of Aurora Award in the Construction Companies category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Six-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association