Top 10 Carpenters in Arlington, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Envision Painting
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(79)
We are a design build company with Highly professional, experienced, and knowledgeable members. We are here to provide you the best experience possible with your construction project. We are skilled and experienced in taking your ideas having our vice president who has an architectural degree put it...Read more about Envision Painting
We are a design build company with Highly professional, experienced, and knowledgeable members. We are here to provide you the best experience possible with your construction project. We are skilled and experienced in taking your ideas having our vice president who has an architectural degree put it...Read more about Envision Painting
Porch Pro Headshot J & S Home Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(58)
"My husband and I were very happy with the way the stair well railing was installed to code. Jeremy is very detail oriented. His demeanor and pleasant ways were very impressive. We will definitely use him again and will recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced contractor."
"My husband and I were very happy with the way the stair well railing was installed to code. Jeremy is very detail oriented. His demeanor and pleasant ways were very impressive. We will definitely use him again and will recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced contractor."
Porch Pro Headshot Mesh Residential.co
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(32)
"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
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"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
Porch Pro Headshot NW Pro Services
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services
Porch Pro Headshot Randy Short
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(5)
My name is Randy Short. I am a skilled carpenter with 40+ years experience. Interior or exterior carpentry Install or build cabinets Stair railings Fireplace mantles Mill-work I have worked over the past years for many high-end builders and I do carpentry with precision. I have my own hand and...Read more about Randy Short
My name is Randy Short. I am a skilled carpenter with 40+ years experience. Interior or exterior carpentry Install or build cabinets Stair railings Fireplace mantles Mill-work I have worked over the past years for many high-end builders and I do carpentry with precision. I have my own hand and...Read more about Randy Short
Porch Pro Headshot JB Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(13)
When it's time for a change, call upon the vinyl siding experts at JB Remodeling in the Mukilteo, WA area.
When it's time for a change, call upon the vinyl siding experts at JB Remodeling in the Mukilteo, WA area.
Porch Pro Headshot J & E GENERAL CONTRUCTION INC
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
(2)
"Jaime Rivera and his construction crew do a great job with all types of remodeling. He has renovated two houses for me and I'm looking forward to giving him more work. Jaime is careful with his work, stays on schedule, and keeps to his projected charges."
"Jaime Rivera and his construction crew do a great job with all types of remodeling. He has renovated two houses for me and I'm looking forward to giving him more work. Jaime is careful with his work, stays on schedule, and keeps to his projected charges."
Porch Pro Headshot Sean Orr, DAZA and DAZA  LLC
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
35 years of references showing experience in carpentry, painting, roofing. So this includes roof cleaning and moss removal. Windows, decks, fence repair and or replacement. And expert painting of most any kind.
35 years of references showing experience in carpentry, painting, roofing. So this includes roof cleaning and moss removal. Windows, decks, fence repair and or replacement. And expert painting of most any kind.
Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Lock , Key and Door services
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
I am a 30 year Carpenter . I install doors Residential and Commercial .I do lock work . Also other carpentry related items. I have a wood working shop. And from time to time do custom woodwork. I also do light welding and machine work.
I am a 30 year Carpenter . I install doors Residential and Commercial .I do lock work . Also other carpentry related items. I have a wood working shop. And from time to time do custom woodwork. I also do light welding and machine work.
Porch Pro Headshot Cjdservices
Carpenters
Serves Arlington, Washington
We are local company that with tons a references we can help you whit your project or fix problem at your house 3608403345 thanks
We are local company that with tons a references we can help you whit your project or fix problem at your house 3608403345 thanks

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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Their skilled painters, comprehensive services, customer-centric approach, environmental responsibility, and competitive pricing make them the perfect partner for any painting project.

- Darrin Oliver
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Horrible horrible experience. He brought an inexperienced crew that he had basically met in a parking lot when he went to get a tire changed (this is what he told me!) and then was gone most of the time. I discovered a code violation and the lead and h...

- Don Colbert
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31551

Randy Short did a quick and very professional job of removing an old shed from my son's house in Lynnwood and assembling a new one on a well-prepared base of sand and concrete pavers.

- Porter Sparkman
48811

Randy did a beautiful job of finishing out some stairs in a new addition. Will have him back to do the rest of the stairs soon!

- Merissa Jackson
25341

Randy Short is an outstanding craftsman. He has done considerable work for me in updating the finish work in our home. I am very particular and require all work to be done at high standard and Randy has always met or exceeded my expectations. I highly rec...

- George Olson
24212

Unfailing attention to detail and the highest quality craftsmanship make this company highly recommended for any type of custom cabinetry or finish work.

- Steve Ayers
205865

Jeremy took charge of removing and hauling away my old deck. The new deck he built is beautiful. It is exactly what we asked for and more. I would absolutely hire his company to do any future projects I have in the future!!!!

- Greg Johnston
516655

They maintained consistent professionalism and polite communication throughout the process. Everything was upfront and I knew what was happening and what the results would be.

- luisa flores
180075

I had a two story exterior wall that had extensive rot damage. Jeremy helped me demolish and rebuild the wall. Jeremy’s knowledge and experience was critical to this successful project!

- Craig Culmback
192345

I could not be happier. Not only was the project affordable, but it was well-done even with a couple of changes I requested at the last minute! He was professional and yet friendly. Can't recommend anyone else ever for projects of this type!

- Linda Willett
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A++++ Can't say enough about how well our project went. Work on our deck expansion was completed very quickly and professionally. We needed a design modification after work had started, and Jeremy was able to accommodate the modification adeptly. Would d...

- Ken DeRoche

Everything You Need to Know About Arlington Carpenters

Should I hire carpenters with lower ratings in Arlington to save money?

The type of carpenter company that you should hire really depends on the difficulty and specifications of your project. Keep in mind that lower ratings could be a sign of unsuccessful jobs or simply that the professional or company has not done many jobs quite yet. Either way, you will still want to contact any Carpenters you are considering and inquire about their work history. There are plenty of great Carpenters in Arlington that have very few or low ratings.

For example, right now in Arlington there are:

    Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Arlington?

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

    • Master's Touch:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • Pro Finish Plus:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • Kerns Carpentry:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

    What should I check for once my Carpenter in Arlington has finished working?

    Every carpentry services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any carpentry services company has told you they've finished the job:

    • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with carpentry services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
    • Ask the carpenter to describe what they did. Whether your carpentry services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
    • Compare the description provided on your carpentry services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
    • Request that the carpenter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

    All Carpenters in Arlington, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot Independent Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
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    Porch Pro Headshot Shmuel Handyman
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    I am someone that you can trust. Please contact me with any home improvement needs that you may have!
    I am someone that you can trust. Please contact me with any home improvement needs that you may have!
    Porch Pro Headshot Yapco construction
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    Porch Pro Headshot Lyncoln Contracting & Remodeling LLC
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    Porch Pro Headshot Room To Grow Finish Carpentry & Construction
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    Porch Pro Headshot Emerald City Home Repair A
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Emerald City Home Repair A is a general contractor from Vashon. They offer pergola construction, foundation testing, bedroom remodeling and more.
    Emerald City Home Repair A is a general contractor from Vashon. They offer pergola construction, foundation testing, bedroom remodeling and more.
    Porch Pro Headshot Treasures magic home repairs
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    We provide affordable cost effective home repairs in a timely manner
    We provide affordable cost effective home repairs in a timely manner
    Porch Pro Headshot JB Restoration
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot US Home Style Inc
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Big Horn Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Fortner Carpentry
    Carpenters
    Serves Arlington, Washington

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