Top 10 Carpenters in Anchorage, AK

Porch Pro Headshot Orellana Home Improvement LLC
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
(34)
"This company was called upon to replace an extended outdoor hot tub deck, walkway, and steps that had dangerously rotted out. The contractor pointed out flaws in the original design and construction, which was not done by a professional, and made good recommendations for a better, safer concept. ...Read more about Orellana Home Improvement LLC
"This company was called upon to replace an extended outdoor hot tub deck, walkway, and steps that had dangerously rotted out. The contractor pointed out flaws in the original design and construction, which was not done by a professional, and made good recommendations for a better, safer concept. ...Read more about Orellana Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Avalanche Construction Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
(19)
Welcome to Avalanche Construction Inc. We are a full service residential remodel general contractor that focuses on providing the best overall quality and experience for our customers in the greater Anchorage area. Our core values are Integrity, Quality, and Value. Integrity is doing the right th...Read more about Avalanche Construction Inc.
Welcome to Avalanche Construction Inc. We are a full service residential remodel general contractor that focuses on providing the best overall quality and experience for our customers in the greater Anchorage area. Our core values are Integrity, Quality, and Value. Integrity is doing the right th...Read more about Avalanche Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Coastman Construction
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
(3)
Great rates for quality work. Very efficient. Prompt responses. Work and Delivery. Do my best to work around your schedule. I place integrity as highest priority. Always open to learn more and never stop improving. Have 5 years experience in finish carpentry, framing, hardwood and laminate flooring....Read more about Coastman Construction
Great rates for quality work. Very efficient. Prompt responses. Work and Delivery. Do my best to work around your schedule. I place integrity as highest priority. Always open to learn more and never stop improving. Have 5 years experience in finish carpentry, framing, hardwood and laminate flooring....Read more about Coastman Construction
Porch Pro Headshot James Construction Services
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
(1)
James Construction Services works in Wasilla and surrounding area.
James Construction Services works in Wasilla and surrounding area.
Porch Pro Headshot AK Crown Finishes
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Our company is in business for 7 years now, and we are capable of doing professional finish work, tile and marble and we also do framing, decking and siding.
Our company is in business for 7 years now, and we are capable of doing professional finish work, tile and marble and we also do framing, decking and siding.
Porch Pro Headshot D & N Services
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
(10)
D & N Service is starting our 14 th year fencing and decking in the Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley.
D & N Service is starting our 14 th year fencing and decking in the Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley.
Porch Pro Headshot Katmai Construction
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Quality, Honesty and Pride, is what we deliver. Call us today at 907-744-0465
Quality, Honesty and Pride, is what we deliver. Call us today at 907-744-0465
Porch Pro Headshot Ascent Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
No job too big or too small, give us a call. Free estimates 24-hour emergency service
No job too big or too small, give us a call. Free estimates 24-hour emergency service
Porch Pro Headshot Ayers Enterprises
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Porch Pro Headshot Builtrite Residential Services
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Builtrite Residential Services is a small company that produces big results with integrity and pride. Every project is treated with top priority, we do not over book our schedule and prioritize one project at a time. This is the only way we can guarantee homeowner satisfaction
Builtrite Residential Services is a small company that produces big results with integrity and pride. Every project is treated with top priority, we do not over book our schedule and prioritize one project at a time. This is the only way we can guarantee homeowner satisfaction

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 Anchorage Carpenters

39751

Having lived in this State for nearly fifty years and grown up in a construction family, I've seen many people come and go in the industry. Many contractors say they can do the job but only some are truly capable of such performance, James is one of th...

- Sue Scott
103226

I will always call Orellana Home Improvement before I call anyone else. I have used Marcos on several projects. Not only was he the most reasonable in price, he has always been the best. If a problem arises, he calls to discuss with me before proceeding...

- Deborah Taylor
109155

I have used Orellana Home Improvement on numerous occasions. Some jobs were small, others were large. The diligence, attention to detail, professionalism and quality of work is above reproach. In my 50 years living in Anchorage, I've never had anyone near...

- G W
317288

Would leave a zero if possible. Hired to build the base of a second story deck. Started July 1st and never finished it. We had to finish ourselves in September because we had to get the flooring and rails up before it started snowing. They would show up ...

- Eva Wilson
183216

Contractor was late getting started on my fence and didn't meet the promised finish deadline. After the fence was "completed", I found boards and posts that weren't fully nailed, multiple nails sticking out of boards, UPC tags on the bottom of all boards,...

- Chris Fouts
48703

I had Benjamin with Coast Interior solutions do some work for me including re sizing frame for an exterior door to my house and quite a few other handyman jobs. He did an excellent job and cleaned up after himself. I would defiantly his service.

- William Coast
50680

Honest and intelligent. Customer oriented guy. Definitely recommend to family and friends.

- Monica Batac
55629

Outstanding work and great price. He under estimated the cost by more than half but honored the quote. So I gave him more work and it was top notch at a great price. This is the person you want for your job. Just a tad late though.

- David Wright

All Carpenters in Anchorage, AK

Porch Pro Headshot MJD MAINTENANCE
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Based out of Anchorage, MJD Maintenance is a carpentry specialist. They provide soffit installation, deck repair, and custom stair construction as well as other services.
Based out of Anchorage, MJD Maintenance is a carpentry specialist. They provide soffit installation, deck repair, and custom stair construction as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Chinook Construction & Excavation
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska
Porch Pro Headshot Fine Finnish Carpenry LLC
Carpenters
Serves Anchorage, Alaska

Latest projects near Anchorage

Recent projects booked on Porch
Palmer 99645
Deck Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Type of deck
Pressure-treated pine
Areas of deck to repair
Stairs and railings
Deck damage
Loose, wobbly or unstable, Needs to be refinished
Severity of damage
Serious (the deck is unsafe)
Filing insurance claim
No
Already have deck materials
No, and I'd like the pro to provide them
Anchorage 99508
Deck Repair
Start Date
I'm flexible
Type of deck
I'm not sure
Areas of deck to repair
Roof, pergola or arbor, Decking or deck surface
Deck damage
Warping or water damage, Rotting, cracked or missing boards
Severity of damage
Minor (the deck just needs cosmetic repairs)
Filing insurance claim
Yes
Already have deck materials
No, and I'd like the pro to provide them
Anchorage 99516
Deck Repair
Service needed
Deck Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Palmer 99645
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours