What is The Basement Finishing University?

This site is dedicated to anyone thinking about finishing their own basement. Here you can learn how to finish the entire basement project yourself or partially finish your basement with the help of subcontractors. Whatever goals you have for your basement, chances are we can help you achieve them.


We’ve been helping homeowners finish their own basements for a little over 5 years now and have helped several thousand families achieve their basement finishing goals. What started out as just a hobby on YouTube has turned into full time passion, teaching homeowners how to completely finish their own basements “one step at a time”. We know this business inside-out and invite you to “pick our brains” and learn as much as you can about finishing your own basement!

As our students know, We’re always available for questions about your project. Leave us comments or contact us by email and we’ll respond to any and all questions. The goal here is help you finish your basement 100% from A to Z while having fun doing it!

Eddie Case

Founder, Teacher, Basement Contractor

Eddie started remodeling basements in 1992 during a layoff from my day job where he was an active Union Journeyman Carpenter in Harrisburg PA. During that layoff a friend of his invited him to help w/ a basement project, that was the beginning of a long and successful basement remodeling career.

He formed a specialty contracting business that “just finished basements” which became the first basement remodeling specialty company on the east coast at the time. Over the last 21 years he has finished over 550 client basements and has designed 2000+ more for other D.I.Y. homeowners. Eddie attended the Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Architectural Drafting Technology.

Eddie Case

  • Born: 1960
  • Height: 5′-10″
  • He has a younger sister (Pam) and brother (John) who work for the basement company
  • He enjoys teaching others all types of construction techniques
  • Favorite movie: Talladega Nights (Will Ferrell)
  • Favorite Book: 4 Hour Work Week (Timothy Ferriss)
  • Favorite Sport: NFL Football
  • Favorite Home Improvement Personality: Norm Abram (This Old House)
  • Join me at my YouTube channel (BasementFinishingMan)

Tom Verbinski

Co-Founder, Residential Remodeling Contractor

Tom grew up in Harrisburg PA and at an early age began his career in residential construction. By age 25 Tom was already a Master Electrician and a Master Plumber.

Tom has owned several contracting businesses over the years and is also well rounded in the areas of roofing, drywall, tile Installation, among other areas of residential contracting. Tom loves to teach others, especially young folks just getting started in the business the way of the contractor!

Tom Verbinski

  • Born:1957
  • Height: 6′-3″
  • Enjoys: Life, Teaching
  • He Has 1 older brother and 4 sisters
  • Favorite Movie: Anything with Tom Hanks
  • Favorite Home Improvement Personality: Tim Allen (Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor)
  • Favorite Sport: Football
  • Favorite Player of all time: Brett Favre

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Basement Finishing University

Basement Finishing UniversityA membership to Basement Finishing University includes everything you need to finish your own basement:

  • Step-by-Step Basement Finishing Videos
  • Material and Tool Lists (for every stage of the job)
  • One-on-One Project Consulting With Me, Eddie, 7 Days a Week
  • 8 Cool Basement Designing Videos
  • And Much More Inside the BFU Members Area…

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