Top 10 Carpenters in Arlington, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Paul's Carpentry Workshop
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(8)
"I have been a customer of Paul's Carpentry Workshop for 4 years. I've hired Paul for a few different projects. Some projects were in our main household and the other most recent project was in our flip house. Paul does good work and he's one of the few contractors that I can wholeheartedly rely on....Read more about Paul's Carpentry Workshop
"I have been a customer of Paul's Carpentry Workshop for 4 years. I've hired Paul for a few different projects. Some projects were in our main household and the other most recent project was in our flip house. Paul does good work and he's one of the few contractors that I can wholeheartedly rely on....Read more about Paul's Carpentry Workshop
Porch Pro Headshot Hubley Painting
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(20)
"We've had Hubley Painting do work for us for the last 15 years. The painters are always punctual, neat, polite, and, of course, excellent painters! They've done interior walls, trim, and repairs for us, as well as exterior trim and paint work. We know we will always love the outcome!"
"We've had Hubley Painting do work for us for the last 15 years. The painters are always punctual, neat, polite, and, of course, excellent painters! They've done interior walls, trim, and repairs for us, as well as exterior trim and paint work. We know we will always love the outcome!"
Porch Pro Headshot Gerald Siebe LLC
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(3)
Specializing in interior trim and cabinetry, bathroom remodeling,closet organizers, fence install, door and window replacement, siding replacement and installation of new, painting interior and exterior, hard wood and laminate flooring Call today for a free estimate
Specializing in interior trim and cabinetry, bathroom remodeling,closet organizers, fence install, door and window replacement, siding replacement and installation of new, painting interior and exterior, hard wood and laminate flooring Call today for a free estimate
Porch Pro Headshot Sigurdsson Construction
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(4)
Sigurdsson Construction understands the importance of speed to market and we are adept at managing condensed construction schedules and tight turnaround times. We manage the construction of small to large-scale projects providing a full range of construction services. We've created extraordinary exp...Read more about Sigurdsson Construction
Sigurdsson Construction understands the importance of speed to market and we are adept at managing condensed construction schedules and tight turnaround times. We manage the construction of small to large-scale projects providing a full range of construction services. We've created extraordinary exp...Read more about Sigurdsson Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(14)
Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling has built an excellent reputation of complete customer satisfaction on jobs both big and small. Time, budget and quality are never overlooked. We handle multiple aspects of home repairs, remodel and additions. We also have the ability to make custom millwork whi...Read more about Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling
Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling has built an excellent reputation of complete customer satisfaction on jobs both big and small. Time, budget and quality are never overlooked. We handle multiple aspects of home repairs, remodel and additions. We also have the ability to make custom millwork whi...Read more about Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot A Touch of Glass
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
We have been in business 26+ years and as a result, we believe our experience and knowledge is truly unsurpassed. The knowledge is not only experienced based but also interwoven with an engineering background, thus allowing for solutions that “outside of the box” when the need arises.
We have been in business 26+ years and as a result, we believe our experience and knowledge is truly unsurpassed. The knowledge is not only experienced based but also interwoven with an engineering background, thus allowing for solutions that “outside of the box” when the need arises.
Porch Pro Headshot Boston Boys Strong Painters
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Boston Boys Strong Painters Somerville, MA, 02145 (857) 261-3870 Are you looking for a professional painter in Somerville, MA, 02145? Then go ahead and call Boston Boys Strong Painters now! We specialize in both exterior and interior painting. We are licensed, insured and certified with over 15 yea...Read more about Boston Boys Strong Painters
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Boston Boys Strong Painters Somerville, MA, 02145 (857) 261-3870 Are you looking for a professional painter in Somerville, MA, 02145? Then go ahead and call Boston Boys Strong Painters now! We specialize in both exterior and interior painting. We are licensed, insured and certified with over 15 yea...Read more about Boston Boys Strong Painters
Porch Pro Headshot Boston’s Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(7)
"Loved the customer service! Called and few days later came out to the house gave us an unbeatable quote. 2 days later came back to do a fantastic job. Even did an extra room we weren’t expecting to be done 😀Highly recommend, will definitely be contacting for more house repairs in the future. Aweso...Read more about Boston’s Handyman Services
"Loved the customer service! Called and few days later came out to the house gave us an unbeatable quote. 2 days later came back to do a fantastic job. Even did an extra room we weren’t expecting to be done 😀Highly recommend, will definitely be contacting for more house repairs in the future. Aweso...Read more about Boston’s Handyman Services
Porch Pro Headshot CBK General Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(3)
"We hired Derrick to renovate our bathroom and couldn’t be more pleased. We found Derrick to be professional, diligent, and kind. Derrick is a great communicator and that was important to us because it had us understand the progress of the job. He cares about doing a great job and goes the extra mil...Read more about CBK General Contracting
"We hired Derrick to renovate our bathroom and couldn’t be more pleased. We found Derrick to be professional, diligent, and kind. Derrick is a great communicator and that was important to us because it had us understand the progress of the job. He cares about doing a great job and goes the extra mil...Read more about CBK General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Quality improvement and painting inc
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(2)
"we hired quality improvement and painting to do a job on our house a few weeks ago, we changed first floor trims, painted whole first floor, ceiling walls and trims. Also we refinished all cabinets, the end result couldn't be better, we are very happy and highly recommend Rawllins and his crew!"
"we hired quality improvement and painting to do a job on our house a few weeks ago, we changed first floor trims, painted whole first floor, ceiling walls and trims. Also we refinished all cabinets, the end result couldn't be better, we are very happy and highly recommend Rawllins and his crew!"

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 Arlington Carpenters

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I had to have my black storm door painted white. "It's a condo thing". Kevin did a great job, and was very professional and friendly. I would recommend him for any job needed.

- susan bullard
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Paul and his crew have been extremely reliable and easy to talk to. They have repeatedly done what is asked of them and provided consistent results with the small projects I've hired them to do. My trust in them is building and I shall be giving larger pr...

- Jason Elmore
217232

He painted our house about a month ago and I couldn’t be happier enough. Highly recommend!

- Michelle Aiolff
155862

They installed the hood but did some patch work on ceiling and left it unfinished. Its been few weeks later and they continue to be unresponsive. If you do use them, please do not pay in full until work order is complete. The concerns were escalated with ...

- Praveen Meka
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Carlos showed up on time and went to work immediately on my shed. They seem to know what they're doing and the work is progressing rapidly. I have confidence in their ability and would hire them anytime. Thank you. John.

- Cathi Charlton
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Wow! I was having a very hard time coordinating the installation and delivery of a gas dryer to replace my old one. We needed to have the old one disconnected and removed and the new one installed. These guys called me right back and suggested they bo...

- Barbara Simonetti
150290

Thanks to Carlos for completing a difficult water heater installation. I will contact you again for more handyman services.

- Lauren Barker
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Carlos and his team installed my new gas dryer and gas range. They were very responsive, arrived when scheduled and did a great job.

- Yehuda Mittelman
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I was glad to work with Carlos and found him to be reliable and was one of the easiest businesses to communicate with. Will gladly reach out again for future projects!

- Bailey Field
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- Scam Fighters
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Sigurdsson Construction is a very good company and it’s affordable, they have worked for me back in Toronto

- Johnson Okon

All Carpenters in Arlington, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Williams Construction Co.
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(1)
Full service remodeling / build company focusing on interior remodeling Kitchens , Baths, Basements As a family owned and operated business for over 25 years, I go to great measures to teach my sons as I have been taught. Working for a family business instills a strong work ethic within oneself al...Read more about Williams Construction Co.
Full service remodeling / build company focusing on interior remodeling Kitchens , Baths, Basements As a family owned and operated business for over 25 years, I go to great measures to teach my sons as I have been taught. Working for a family business instills a strong work ethic within oneself al...Read more about Williams Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot TheGo2Guys
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
(1)
"Kevin with thego2guys preformed painting and handyman work. I found him to be honest and very helpful with my project. He did a great job painting of my living room and hallway. I had 3 good size holes in the wall from the movers moving a pool table in to the house. Kevin repaired the holes and the...Read more about TheGo2Guys
"Kevin with thego2guys preformed painting and handyman work. I found him to be honest and very helpful with my project. He did a great job painting of my living room and hallway. I had 3 good size holes in the wall from the movers moving a pool table in to the house. Kevin repaired the holes and the...Read more about TheGo2Guys
Porch Pro Headshot Davie's Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Serving the greater Boston area and North Shore, Jim brings 30 years experience in the building and remodeling field. Interior finish carpenters specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling also offer skillful installations of decks, porches, doors and windows. Need a finished attic or basement? You'...Read more about Davie's Home Improvements
Serving the greater Boston area and North Shore, Jim brings 30 years experience in the building and remodeling field. Interior finish carpenters specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling also offer skillful installations of decks, porches, doors and windows. Need a finished attic or basement? You'...Read more about Davie's Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Rainstone construction
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
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Rainstone Construction offer complete home improvement and property maintenance services. Our specialties are investment property turn-overs and rental unit fresh-ups. We also provide emergency services and handyman specials. We offer comparable rate to our customers, so they get to stay in the t...Read more about Rainstone construction
Rainstone Construction offer complete home improvement and property maintenance services. Our specialties are investment property turn-overs and rental unit fresh-ups. We also provide emergency services and handyman specials. We offer comparable rate to our customers, so they get to stay in the t...Read more about Rainstone construction
Porch Pro Headshot Campbell Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
We know you have many choices when it comes to home improvement; so, why choose Universal Windows Direct of Boston? Simple, our mission is to provide the highest quality home improvement products and services at the absolute best market prices. Universal Windows Direct of Boston is able to do this b...Read more about Campbell Home Improvement
We know you have many choices when it comes to home improvement; so, why choose Universal Windows Direct of Boston? Simple, our mission is to provide the highest quality home improvement products and services at the absolute best market prices. Universal Windows Direct of Boston is able to do this b...Read more about Campbell Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Manchester Construction Company
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
We are a family made and maintained construction company, since 1969. Based out of Hull Mass, we do most of our work in the South Shore area. If it has to do with the construction of your home, from the roof to the foundation, we are experienced and knowledgeable.
We are a family made and maintained construction company, since 1969. Based out of Hull Mass, we do most of our work in the South Shore area. If it has to do with the construction of your home, from the roof to the foundation, we are experienced and knowledgeable.
Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry by Tom Antonellis
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Based in Norfolk, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis is a carpentry specialist.
Based in Norfolk, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis is a carpentry specialist.
Porch Pro Headshot Shadow Lane Painting Inc
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
we doing more the construction and painting , we doing friends
we doing more the construction and painting , we doing friends
Porch Pro Headshot Anthony Butera
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Coraca Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot vta carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot A.W. Puma Construction & Remodeling, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
Our team consists of skilled craftsmen committed to providing high quality work and exceptional customer service. We work with our customers to design a custom project that fits their budget, style and expectations.
Our team consists of skilled craftsmen committed to providing high quality work and exceptional customer service. We work with our customers to design a custom project that fits their budget, style and expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot 3 sons handyman
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Massachusetts
We are a family run buisness with a low over head so we can pass this saveings on to our customers. We also take pride in our work we would like ur house to look like our homes.
We are a family run buisness with a low over head so we can pass this saveings on to our customers. We also take pride in our work we would like ur house to look like our homes.

Latest projects near Arlington

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Belmont 02478
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Somerville 02144
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
Yes
Existing deck structure
Wood
Structural changes
Replace cheap wood railings with composite. Clean and stain decking
Supplemental features
none
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials