Top 10 Carpenters in Algonquin, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
(24)
"Had a few projects around my home and office I needed completed. Gave them a call and they showed up ready to work and with shoe coverings! I found that very rare amount contractors/handymen. Wrapped everything up and even took out our kitchen garbage for us on his way out! Just an great experience...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
"Had a few projects around my home and office I needed completed. Gave them a call and they showed up ready to work and with shoe coverings! I found that very rare amount contractors/handymen. Wrapped everything up and even took out our kitchen garbage for us on his way out! Just an great experience...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Vp Construction
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
(23)
"Our family is 100% satisfied with the services we received from VP Construction. They did a complete renovation of our existing home and added an addition. The owner assisted us through the entire process beginning with financing, design, engineering, and construction. He was attentive to our n...Read more about Vp Construction
"Our family is 100% satisfied with the services we received from VP Construction. They did a complete renovation of our existing home and added an addition. The owner assisted us through the entire process beginning with financing, design, engineering, and construction. He was attentive to our n...Read more about Vp Construction
Porch Pro Headshot AAABR Service Company
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
(14)
Welcome to AAABR Service Company We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to exceeding our customer's expectations. Give us a call and we will provide you with a reasonable estimate in a timely fashion. We have proudly served Lake and McHenry Illinoise Counties since 2007. We offer a...Read more about AAABR Service Company
Welcome to AAABR Service Company We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to exceeding our customer's expectations. Give us a call and we will provide you with a reasonable estimate in a timely fashion. We have proudly served Lake and McHenry Illinoise Counties since 2007. We offer a...Read more about AAABR Service Company
Porch Pro Headshot Home Service Direct, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
(7)
"Home Service Direct, LLC sent over a handyman to paint 2 bedrooms. The paint job was pretty good. However, we are starting to notice little things that were not cleaned up or put back in place properly. There is some paint on the window trim and one of the closet doors was not put back on correc...Read more about Home Service Direct, LLC
"Home Service Direct, LLC sent over a handyman to paint 2 bedrooms. The paint job was pretty good. However, we are starting to notice little things that were not cleaned up or put back in place properly. There is some paint on the window trim and one of the closet doors was not put back on correc...Read more about Home Service Direct, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Service Options
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Porch Pro Headshot Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
Lee's Carpet & Floor Care - (847) 489-1618 Frustrated with finding someone you can trust to come in to your home to provide quality work at a reasonable price? My loyal customers tell me how much they appreciate my personalized attention to detail, and the fact that the owner is on site with 30 ye...Read more about Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Lee's Carpet & Floor Care - (847) 489-1618 Frustrated with finding someone you can trust to come in to your home to provide quality work at a reasonable price? My loyal customers tell me how much they appreciate my personalized attention to detail, and the fact that the owner is on site with 30 ye...Read more about Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Porch Pro Headshot Swanson's Home Preservation
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
Our team is a group of individuals that have multiple years of experience in many various construction fields Those fields include: HVAC (heating, ventilating/ventilation, and air conditioning) Electrical Plumbing Drywall Painting Windows Roofing Remodeling & More We also do odds and ends like: ...Read more about Swanson's Home Preservation
Our team is a group of individuals that have multiple years of experience in many various construction fields Those fields include: HVAC (heating, ventilating/ventilation, and air conditioning) Electrical Plumbing Drywall Painting Windows Roofing Remodeling & More We also do odds and ends like: ...Read more about Swanson's Home Preservation
Porch Pro Headshot Wesa Construction
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
At Wesa Construction we strive to meet and exceed customer expectations. Our top priorities are safety, quality, and speed always in that order.
At Wesa Construction we strive to meet and exceed customer expectations. Our top priorities are safety, quality, and speed always in that order.
Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
Porch Pro Headshot Lansing Home Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Algonquin, Illinois
(6)
"Lansing Home Remodeling has done a couple of projects for us, including a full basement remodel and installing new flooring in the main areas. They do great work and are very professional. They are also accurate with estimates so i don't have to worry that things will go over budget. I plan to u...Read more about Lansing Home Remodeling
"Lansing Home Remodeling has done a couple of projects for us, including a full basement remodel and installing new flooring in the main areas. They do great work and are very professional. They are also accurate with estimates so i don't have to worry that things will go over budget. I plan to u...Read more about Lansing Home Remodeling

Frequently asked questions about carpenters

Carpentry is one of the oldest professions — for as long as people have needed shelter to live in, there has been some form of carpentry. Today, carpentry has become a very specialized trade and most carpenters have a niche. The hallmark of all types of carpentry is that carpenters are experts in working with wood. There are some small exceptions to this for buildings that use steel studs or other types of metal framing, for example. However, for the most part, when you think carpenters, think wood.

  • Rough carpenters – Rough carpenters are one of the first trades you'll have on-site if you’re building a house. Their expertise is in the overall structure and stability of buildings and the big-picture aspects of building a home.
  • Framing carpenters – Framing carpenters are the pros responsible for putting up the base structure that will become the interior and exterior walls of a building. Framing carpentry goes hand-in-hand with rough carpentry, however, framing is often seen as a specialized skill.
  • Jointers – Joint carpentry involves putting together floor joists that create the surface you'll walk on once it's finished.
  • Cabinet makers – Carpenters specializing in cabinetry are extremely skilled at fine woodworking and excel at precise and detail-oriented work. They are some of the last carpenters that work on a project because cabinetry is a part of the finishing process and is generally one of the last things that are installed.
  • Finish carpenters – similar to cabinet makers, finish carpenters are responsible for the finer details that are not structural but make up the parts of your home that you'll see daily. Finish carpenters will be the ones to install your trim, wood flooring, railings, and handrails and are also sometimes referred to as trim carpenters.

Have they done the work being requested before?

This is an important question that can often be overlooked, with potential clients assuming that all carpenters work on all types of projects. As we discussed before, carpentry has several specialized skill sets, so it's important to make sure that any carpenter you're considering has worked on your type of project before.

Are they examples of their work?

Carpenters near you will have pictures of past projects they've done that they can share with you. The building process is impressive, and the change from beginning to end can be staggering, so these proud tradespeople will likely have work they'll be happy to show you.

How much experience do they have in your type of project?

This ties into the first question, however, it’s a bit more detailed. Many clients have fallen into the trap of only asking basic questions, like “Have you done a project like this before?” and failing to follow up with, “How many times?”

In many cases, it may not matter if a carpenter has only done a certain type of work once or twice, but it could make a huge difference if your project is complex — and that’s not something you want to find out mid-project.

Are they licensed (if necessary)?

Many municipalities will require permits for carpentry work, depending on the scale. These permits are only applicable if a certified carpenter will be doing the work. In addition, your carpenter may need to have a Red Seal in carpentry to obtain the correct insurance.

Are they insured?

There are three different types of insurance that carpenters will need to carry to conduct work safely. These are general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance.

Don't be shy about asking a carpenter you're thinking of hiring for proof of the appropriate insurance, and be wary if they can't provide documentation.

The short answer to this question is that a carpenter isn't always a builder, but a builder is most often a carpenter. Don't worry — we’ll clarify what that means below.

Carpenter

As we discussed above, there are many types of local carpenters who specialize in one or more distinct areas of carpentry. Depending on where you are in your construction process, multiple carpenters who are experts in their niche may be needed.

Builder

If a construction professional refers to themselves as a builder, they are likely saying that they are a general contractor or a construction project manager who can take more of a full-scope approach to your project. Most builders are carpenters by trade but have expanded their skillet to encompass more of the building process.

It can be a bit confusing because carpenters do build things, but when someone is referred to as a builder, it generally means that they are experienced in integrating multiple stages of construction and tradespeople on one project.

However, this is definitely a bit of a gray area. Make sure to clarify what type of professional you’re working with when you vet tradespeople, so you know exactly what their specialty is.

A carpenter is absolutely the right tradesperson to build a beautiful, sturdy deck for you. Depending on what you're picturing for the finished product, however, you might want to look at bringing in both a rough carpenter and a finishing carpenter.

Rough carpenters are experts at putting in the proper foundation to make your deck safe and secure, as well as grading the ground below and ensuring adequate drainage. They'll also be the best people to advise on what types of materials the structure of your deck should be made of, including foundation, stairs, and railings.

It’s important to note here that in most municipalities, you’ll need a permit to build a deck. Your carpenter will need to be licensed to have the expertise and certification to apply for the proper licenses.

Once the structure of your deck is complete, a finish carpenter can give your project a different level of polish and aesthetic appeal, putting that final touch onto your new deck.

If your vision of your new deck involves built-in seating or an outdoor kitchen, a finish carpenter will also be the best tradesperson to help you bring your unique space to life.

Many rough carpenters are very skilled at finishing, and others don’t prefer to do finishing work, so it’s worth it to ask upfront.

Licensing for carpenters can be complicated. Not everyone who refers to themselves as a carpenter is a licensed carpenter, handypersons often do carpentry work. Only some states require carpenters to be licensed for specific types of work.

In many cases, licensing is required in order to ensure that a carpenter has an adequate level of knowledge and experience. There are plenty of unlicensed carpenters with a wealth of experience and talent, but the licensing process is a way for employers and clients to feel secure that a tradesperson has a standardized level of knowledge and experience. Most licensing programs require four years of work experience and the passing of a certification exam.

Below, we’ll go through some common questions and misconceptions to help you untangle the licensing web.

States that require carpenters to have licenses

Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah have state-level requirements for carpenters to be licensed to do certain types of carpentry work. While each state has its own list, some common types of carpentry often require licenses:

  • Millwork
  • Framing
  • Structural work
  • Cabinetry
  • Installing metal studs or framing

When can you hire a carpenter that does not have a license?

In some cases, lighter carpentry work on non-structural areas of a home doesn’t require a carpenter to carry a license. This may also mean they don’t have the proper workplace insurance, so make sure to ask those questions and weigh the risks accordingly.

Locations that fall outside city or municipal regions may have fewer restrictions on building permits. If you’re confident, you can have a non-licensed carpenter do structural work. This varies by location, so research the rules that cover your property before agreeing to have any work done.

Carpenters are integral to the home-building process, and their various areas of expertise are what allow the vision of a home designer or structural engineer to go from vision to reality.

If you’re unfamiliar with the home-building process, you may be surprised at first to learn that, in many cases, one carpenter does not handle the entire process. Particularly on large or complex projects, you’re likely to have several different types of carpentry experts. Beginning with rough carpentry to create the foundation and structure of your home, you’ll bring in framing carpenters for the exterior and interior walls, joint carpenters, roofing carpenters, and finish carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Depending on your location, finding the right carpenters near you can be simple, or you may have to look at bringing in the right pro from a larger city or town.

Other trades will need to work alongside carpenters during the building process. Homes are built in many layers and stages, so you can expect to have several trades working simultaneously at certain times.

Here’s a list of other trades you’ll need to build a house:

  • Machine operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drywaller
  • Septic installer

Recent reviews for Algonquin Carpenters

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What a horrible experience my partner and I had with VP Construction. There are no words to describe our experience except to say it was filled with headaches. What I can say briefly, is that we hired them after speaking to the owner Keith Venturi and...

- Chris L
196166

They did a great job on by deck repair and sealing our new cedar fence

- Keith Venturi
429311

Did a bad job throughout our workplace. Would not recommend VP.

- MinYoung Chang
516665

Very good service. I like them, so happy to work.

- Hanna Evans
196168

We are currently working with Keith in designing are new remodeling project. The service todate has been very easy and even fun. Jeff Arlington Heights

- Keith Venturi
303406

The owner of VP Construction (Mr. Keith Venturi) is a liar and a thief. I simply can not begin to explain the nightmare this guy created in our home while we were doing some upgrading and basic remodeling. He is a horrible person and the work he perform...

- Melissa A
412273

They did very sloppy work at our office. We didn't do our research (check other online reviews for this clown Keith Venturi, owner of VP Construction) and we are paying a heavy price for it our mistake in hiring them.

- Mohammad Hamad
335774

VP Construction performed a renovation of our office.  This is a full service company that assisted from design to completion.  I was impressed with the customized service we received and the attention to detail.  I would recommend this company for your n...

- Jim Harrold
442714

They did a bad job for us at our office. Dishonest owner/manager (Keith Venturi). Please look somewhere else.

- Thomas C
319014

My family had a TERRIBLE experience with VP Construction and the owner, Keith Venturi. He outright lied to my elderly aunt and ripped her off. Who does that? Keith Venturi, that's who! AVOID this scum.

- Brett Jacks
342884

Heed my warning. We had a terrible experience with these guys. We are considering filing in small claims court to retrieve our deposit. We had to rip out what they installed and have it fixed. This occurred last year and we are glad to put this headac...

- Chris L
385217

Scroll through the reviews here and you'll see the positive ones were left by the owner himself, Keith Venturi. This does not not surprise me or my co-workers, since he did some work on our office. Very sloppy work.

- Leslie S

Everything You Need to Know About Algonquin Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Algonquin?

We do our best to screen all of our carpenters. However, there are still some carpenter professionals in Algonquin that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Algonquin or IL. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering carpentry services:

  • Onsite Woodwork:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Tom's Carpentry & More:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • GNF Construction:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How does invoicing/payment work for most Carpenter projects in Algonquin?

Every project differs, but you should ask any carpenter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any carpentry services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for carpenters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your carpenter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the carpenter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

Who should I hire if I need Carpentry Services in Algonquin?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Algonquin ready to help you with your carpentry services project.

  • percent of them have 5-star ratings, based on 1 customer reviews, while percent of them have 2-star ratings or lower, based on 1 customer reviews.

Below we've listed a few of the top Carpenters on Porch:

  • Smittys Carpentry & Home Improvement
    • Classic Woodwork Inc
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        Porch Pro Headshot Theel Brothers Contruction
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        (1)
        Family owned and operated, we perform all levels of building and remodeling. We offer start-to-finish solutions for every project. We also offer full design services. We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations, including decks, hardwood flooring,bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home addi...Read more about Theel Brothers Contruction
        Family owned and operated, we perform all levels of building and remodeling. We offer start-to-finish solutions for every project. We also offer full design services. We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations, including decks, hardwood flooring,bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home addi...Read more about Theel Brothers Contruction
        Porch Pro Headshot Alpine Skylights & Carpentry
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        (23)
        Larry is a VELUX Certified 5 Star Skylight Specialist. He has specialized in skylights for over 25 years. His reputation for quality craftsmanship and service is upheld in every job he completes. Alpine Skylights is fully insured and is a State of Illinois licensed roofing contractor. Our service ar...Read more about Alpine Skylights & Carpentry
        Larry is a VELUX Certified 5 Star Skylight Specialist. He has specialized in skylights for over 25 years. His reputation for quality craftsmanship and service is upheld in every job he completes. Alpine Skylights is fully insured and is a State of Illinois licensed roofing contractor. Our service ar...Read more about Alpine Skylights & Carpentry
        Porch Pro Headshot Kobez Co.
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        (21)
        Porch Pro Headshot Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        Awarding winning design build firm with over two decades of home building and remodeling experience in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, we’ve built, renovated and remodeled well over 450 homes. Our skilled team is dedicated to true craftsmanship and flawless design. We take each project f...Read more about Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
        Awarding winning design build firm with over two decades of home building and remodeling experience in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, we’ve built, renovated and remodeled well over 450 homes. Our skilled team is dedicated to true craftsmanship and flawless design. We take each project f...Read more about Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
        Porch Pro Headshot JTK Midwest Services Company
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
        JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
        Porch Pro Headshot JDM Contracting & Home Services, Inc.
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
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        Porch Pro Headshot Coffman Builders
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        Coffman Builders is a home building contractor that provides residential construction, wine cellar design, green construction, and custom home design. They are located in Western Springs IL.
        Coffman Builders is a home building contractor that provides residential construction, wine cellar design, green construction, and custom home design. They are located in Western Springs IL.
        Porch Pro Headshot Del real construction
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
        We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
        Porch Pro Headshot Rick Roemer Handyman Service
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        I specialize in smaller projects in the following trades: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Assembly, Installation, Patching, Painting, Drywall repairs. I can install light fixtures, ceiling fans, thermostats, toilets, faucets and many more items. I can also replace and repair outdated or broken comp...Read more about Rick Roemer Handyman Service
        I specialize in smaller projects in the following trades: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Assembly, Installation, Patching, Painting, Drywall repairs. I can install light fixtures, ceiling fans, thermostats, toilets, faucets and many more items. I can also replace and repair outdated or broken comp...Read more about Rick Roemer Handyman Service
        Porch Pro Headshot 4seasons and cardinal painting
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        We provide interior and exterior remodeling. painting, and general contracting to larger projects. over 20 years of experience in the home and commercial construction industry
        We provide interior and exterior remodeling. painting, and general contracting to larger projects. over 20 years of experience in the home and commercial construction industry
        Porch Pro Headshot ciao-handyman
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.
        Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.
        Porch Pro Headshot MA Carey Group
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
        We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
        Porch Pro Headshot Johnson Carpentry
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois
        Finish Carpentry Service established in 1998.
        Finish Carpentry Service established in 1998.
        Porch Pro Headshot S.T. Construction
        Carpenters
        Serves Algonquin, Illinois

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        No, pro should remove existing deck
        Plans, drawings, blueprints
        No, but I know what I want
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        Service requested
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        Deck removed
        No, pro should remove existing deck
        Plans, drawings, blueprints
        No, but I know what I want
        Deck size (SQFT)
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        Surface and railing material
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