basements by brooks logoThe Company

Basements by Brooks is a division of Brooks Design-Build Corporation (BDBC), a full service design-build residential construction and remodeling firm. BDBC was founded in 1999 by Jonathan Brooks. In 2004 Jonathan realized the need and opportunity for a design/build company focusing exclusively on basement finishing.


References and Professional Affiliations:
Basements by Brooks has an extensive reference list of recent clients that is included with each proposal, and we are members in good standing of the following organizations:

For more information about these professional organizations, click on their respective logos below:

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Jonathan R. Brooks (President) received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Colorado Leeds School of Business in 1997. Jonathan also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of Maryland. He has worked in the remodeling and construction trades since 1989, and has been designing and finishing basements since 1999. Prior to starting Basements by Brooks, Jonathan was a Product Manager and Regional Business Manager for BioStar, a bio-technology firm in Boulder. Jonathan is also a Graduate Master Builder (GMB), a Certified Graduate Remodelor™ (CGR) and Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS). Click on the CGR or CAPS logos below for more information about these certifications. These prestigious certifications are granted by the Remodelor's Council of the National Association of Home Builders. Currently, Jonathan is the only GMB or CGR in the state of Colorado that focuses exclusively on finishing basements.

Jonathan is also a licensed general contractor in all of the cities and/or towns we serve that require licensing.


Robert W. Harper (Senior Project Manager) holds a degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and is currently taking classes to obtain his MBA at the Colorado Leeds School of Business. Prior to starting with Basements by Brooks, Rob was a Project manager for Advanced Structural Repair, a Lakewood, Colorado residential structural repair company. Before going to college full-time, Rob spent seven years in the construction trades in Gunnison, Colorado. Rob is happily married to his wife, Teri, who works for CSU. Rob's hobbies are skiing, fly fishing, and rafting.


John M. Browning (Senior Designer & Estimator) is an expert designer with over 25 years of construction and design experience. He is considered one of the best basement designers in Colorado and we are proud to have him on our team. In his spare time, John enjoys RV camping, computer games, and collecting rare coins.



Areas we serve Areas we serve:

We are currently serving the Front Range from North Denver to Fort Collins, including (but not limited to) the counties of Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld. Although we will work outside these areas, it is most economical for us to work within these areas.