About Us

About Tri-State Total Basement Finishing of Greater Tri-State

For over 30 years, the team at Tri-State Total Basement Finishing has been helping local homeowners with planning and designing projects of all sizes and shapes. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, efficient work, and superior customer service. Formerly known as The Center for Home Design, we have joined forces with the Total Basement Finishing network to offer our same expert designing for basement applications.

At Tri-State Total Basement Finishing, our craftsmanship is second to none. We work together to create beautiful pieces for any space in the home, and we fabricate everything to meet our highest standards of quality and excellence. Our designers are equipped to make your dreams a reality, all within your budget. We will customize a plan specifically for your project.

About the Owners

Owner Carl Cipollone

Owner Carl Cipollone

Carl Cipollone, owner of Tri-State Total Basement Finishing, has more than 35 years of experience in design, space planning, and sales.

In 1979, Carl founded The Center for Home Design, specializing in the designing and manufacturing of custom furniture, kitchen cabinets, custom entertainment centers and more.

Carl says he loves “people contact and problem solving,” and Tri-State Total Basement Finishing allows him to do both of these things on a daily basis.

Carl is married with two daughters and in his free time he designs and builds mahogany ocean touring kayaks.


Co-owner Chris Kervatt

Co-owner Chris Kervatt

Co-owner Chris Kervatt has more than 18 years experience in the building and remodeling industries, having worked as a home builder for 10 years and in the kitchen remodeling business for 8 years. Chris holds a degree in business management and utilizes his education and industry experience to oversee daily operations in the Tri-State office and out in the field. Chris also completed a certification course through Penn State for green building practices.

Chris says he enjoys being able to “provide a product that solves problems in homes and makes a dull basement beautiful.”

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, which includes racing in the Big Block Modified series and skiing in the winter.

A company built on reliability and craftsmanship

We’ve constructed our reputation on successful remodeling projects, and our excellent service and expedited work has garnered us many repeat customers. Every individual piece of your project is built to our exact specifications, with our highest level of detail and care. Our customers always receive beautiful creations that enhance any kitchen, bath, or other area of the home.

Interested in our services? Call us or contact us online today to get a Free Estimate. We service all of Greater Tri-State. Check out our New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania service area!

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

New JerseyPennsylvania
  • Archbald
  • Bushkill
  • Chinchilla
  • Clarks Summit
  • Dalton
  • Elmhurst
  • Gouldsboro
  • Greentown
  • Hamlin
  • Jessup
  • La Plume
  • Lake Ariel
  • Moosic
  • Moscow
  • Old Forge
  • Olyphant
  • Peckville
  • Ransom
  • Scranton
  • South Sterling
  • Sterling
  • Tamiment
  • Taylor
  • Waverly
Our Locations:

Tri-State Total Basement Finishing
200 Main Street, Suite #4
Franklin, NJ 07416
1-973-512-2177
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