About Us

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
– Mother Teresa

At Back to Basics Builders we have a strong passion for taking houses and turning them into homes. Our goal is to take your vision and make that a reality, so you can focus on the more important things in life and leave the rest to us. Our first priority and passion is to serve others, our second is to build and renovate. Taking an out of date space or changing a room to better fit your needs and personality is what drives Back to Basics Builders.

“We are limited not by our abilities but by our vision.”
– Anonymous

Let us take the time and sit down to talk about what we can do to make your house the home where your family can gather around the dining room table and create memories. We can listen to your vision and turn that basement into the family game room that creates laughs. Kitchens can become the place where everyone gathers for cooking nights or holiday gatherings. When you walk in the door to your home, you should feel a sense of love, warmth, memories, and know this is a place of sanctuary. Your family and friends are here to make memories and have good times with you. Back to Basics Builders is honored to serve our clients and help their dreams become reality.

 

Who we are:

Back to Basics Builders had a humble beginning as a home remodeler in Milwaukee. Joe and Sarah Burbey bought a home back in 2011 that was out of date but had amazing potential. This started their journey of remodeling. The work and craftsmanship that they put into their home was getting noticed. Not long after that Joe was receiving requests to come and work on other homes. Joe and Sarah had found their passion for remodeling homes and serving others. While Joe grew up fixing houses with his parents and has a love for fine detail and making other visions come to life, Sarah is passionate with helping clients to develop a clear vision of the end result. Both Joe and Sarah strive for excellence and are devoted to their remodeling projects and their clients. Through these humble beginnings Joe and Sarah have learned that each of their clients are different and as such they all need to be treated like individuals instead of just another number.

What makes us different:

At Back to Basics Builders we pride ourself in providing all of our clients with a personalized remodeling experience. Communication between our team and our clients is the foundation of how we operate our home remodeling company in Milwaukee. During most remodeling projects, the project changes on a daily basis. This can be from something found during our daily work such as finding something unexpected while opening a wall or it can be that our client changed their mind on a portion of the project. In our fast-paced industry, we don’t have the luxury of waiting several weeks much less several days to communicate with our clients. That is why we communicate daily, through several different means. We use message boards on the job site, email, phone and in person communication to ensure that we are completing the job on time and the way you envision it. We find that our clients do not have to worry about what the next step in the process is, or how to contact us if they have questions.

In addition, the construction industry, as a whole, has received a negative reputation for not keeping the job site clean. In most cases, this is our client’s house that we are working in. The last thing that our clients want to do is come home from their jobs to find that they have to clean up our mess before they can relax for the evening. As such, our tools, materials, and waste are cleaned up and organized before we leave for the day. Our goal is to leave our job sites in better condition than we found them in when we started for the day.

Our Process:

After you contact us, whether that’s over the phone, through email, or through our website, we will set up a time to do a free estimate. These can last anywhere from 15 minutes up to an hour. We will come to your house, or the site of the project, and get your ideas. We want to know what you want out of your basement, kitchen or bathroom so that we can design exactly what you are looking to create. We will be taking lots of notes and photos and finally we will take the measurements that we will need for your project. Usually, before we head back to the office, we leave you with a free gift for inviting us out. With your notes and measurements in hand, we will come back to the office to write up a proposal. This can take up to two weeks for most of our competition but we strive to have them to you in two days. When the proposal is ready, we will set up another time to meet with you so that we can go over the details and answer any questions you may have. When you decide to hire us, we will sign a contract with you and take a down payment. At this time, we can immediately get you on the schedule. The duration of the project can be as short as 1 day or as long as a couple of months depending on the project, but we will let you know our time frame at the contract signing. Once the project is complete, we will meet with you again to walk through the site and make sure that it is exactly what you were wanting to create. We will answer any final questions and finish up with some quick and easy paperwork. At the end of it all, you get to enjoy your brand new completed project.