Top 3 Carpenters in Austin, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of NW Austin
NORTH AMERICA'S CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR HOUSEHOLD JOBS, LARGE OR SMALL Mr. Handyman is your one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance and repair solutions. Mr. Handyman service technicians are highly skilled craftsmen, so you know they will get the job done right the first time. Our uniformed, ...Read more about Mr. Handyman of NW Austin
Serves Austin, Texas
512-456-3784
Porch Pro Headshot DC Landscape & Construction
"We had a great experience with Corey and his company. He designed our fence layout and set 25 posts for us. His price was very fair and his work is really good! We had a small issue with one post and he was out the next day to rectify the issue and make sure we were happy. I would recommend Corey ...Read more about DC Landscape & Construction
Serves Austin, Texas
512-758-0383
Porch Pro Headshot Moses' Construction & Remodeling
(17)
66.67% response rate
"Karla & Moses are great to work with. Professional & friendly. Excellent work, bid was only $1.00 off & receipts for materials were provided. Painted, repaired hardyplank, fascia boards, and porch columns, removed cement sidewalk portion, and cleaned up nicely."
PO Box 6275, Austin, TX
512-786-8417

More Carpenters in Austin, TX

Porch Pro Headshot I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(9)
"We were selling our home and needed a roof inspection & some small (and big unplanned) repairs. My husband and I remain totally impressed with ALL the members of I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing. Every step of the process was explained before the work started. From a quote to finish! Communica...Read more about I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
"We were selling our home and needed a roof inspection & some small (and big unplanned) repairs. My husband and I remain totally impressed with ALL the members of I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing. Every step of the process was explained before the work started. From a quote to finish! Communica...Read more about I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Nohas Painting
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(8)
"We hired them to paint the interior of our house. They responded quickly and were on time to the estimate. The costs were very reasonable for the size of the job. They kept their word and completely the job on the days scheduled. Size of the Job: Paint Kitchen, 1/2 bath, high ceiling in entryway, h...Read more about Nohas Painting
"We hired them to paint the interior of our house. They responded quickly and were on time to the estimate. The costs were very reasonable for the size of the job. They kept their word and completely the job on the days scheduled. Size of the Job: Paint Kitchen, 1/2 bath, high ceiling in entryway, h...Read more about Nohas Painting
Porch Pro Headshot CHOOSE 2 SHINE AUSTIN
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(10)
"Incredible. Worked way beyond the set hours due to space issues and removal of old equipment. Still charged his proposed price. Very good work. No mess . I have hired Chad twice and would recommend him for your projects. John."
"Incredible. Worked way beyond the set hours due to space issues and removal of old equipment. Still charged his proposed price. Very good work. No mess . I have hired Chad twice and would recommend him for your projects. John."
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Choice Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(2)
We specialize in Residential Remodels and some Commercial Projects. Our professional trades and complete make overs to a small to huge project is just unbelievable . We normally work for Investor's trying to upgrade the value to the house and sell , or home owners that live in an luxury house tha...Read more about Custom Choice Remodeling
We specialize in Residential Remodels and some Commercial Projects. Our professional trades and complete make overs to a small to huge project is just unbelievable . We normally work for Investor's trying to upgrade the value to the house and sell , or home owners that live in an luxury house tha...Read more about Custom Choice Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Greenbelt Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
We offer remodeling services such as: handyman services, general home repair, carpentry, tile work, flooring, and smart home integrations. We can also provide project management so that you can get on with your normal life while we do all the calling and coordination with the various trades involved...Read more about Greenbelt Remodeling
We offer remodeling services such as: handyman services, general home repair, carpentry, tile work, flooring, and smart home integrations. We can also provide project management so that you can get on with your normal life while we do all the calling and coordination with the various trades involved...Read more about Greenbelt Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot New carpentry Austin
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(6)
At New Carpentry we strive to offer the fairest price for your home needs without compromising craftsmanship. Whether you want to add a pergola to your yard, a deck for that summer barbeque, or have small maintenance repairs our friendly team is there to make that idea come to life.
At New Carpentry we strive to offer the fairest price for your home needs without compromising craftsmanship. Whether you want to add a pergola to your yard, a deck for that summer barbeque, or have small maintenance repairs our friendly team is there to make that idea come to life.
Porch Pro Headshot CKHS Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
NOW OFFERING DATA/SECURITY/HOME AUTOMATION!!! We are a small, locally, veteran owned handyman business, with over 16 years of experience, that strives to offer our customers the highest quality of home repairs, at a low, affordable price. We are a member of The Association of Certified Handyman P...Read more about CKHS Services LLC
NOW OFFERING DATA/SECURITY/HOME AUTOMATION!!! We are a small, locally, veteran owned handyman business, with over 16 years of experience, that strives to offer our customers the highest quality of home repairs, at a low, affordable price. We are a member of The Association of Certified Handyman P...Read more about CKHS Services LLC

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 Austin Carpenters

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I've done a few projects around the house with Moses. Karla, Moses and the crews are friendly, their prices are reasonable and they stand by their work. Would highly recommend if you've got a project!

- Tal Vinnik
69081

All members of the team with Moses' Construction are delightful to deal with, from Karla, to Moses, Albert and Enrique! Very responsive, timely, great work and reasonable price. I am happy to endorse this company.

- Linda Thomas
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Moses' Construction has done several jobs for me and all have been impeccable. From calling the Partner/Administrator Karla to the consultation to the reasonable estimate to the completion and follow-up, every step was completed perfectly. I can highly ...

- Marty Parker
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We had an excellent experience with the Moses Construction team. Karla was knowledgeable and friendly when quoting and managing the project and gave us great confidence that everything would end up the way we wanted it. Had some rotted siding replaced, a ...

- Anna Cardinal
55566

Karla and Moses (and company) are the BEST construction company we've found! We used them for 3 projects, will recommend them, and use them again in the future. They are trustworthy, timely and easy to contact. And affordable! You won't be disappointe...

- Linda Hoffmann
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On time, fast, & quality work! Thanks!

- Zoe Jones
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I'm so grateful Porch connected us with Moses' Construction. Moses' Construction is prompt, professional, friendly, and does outstanding work! Their business card is accurate: "Honesty, Integrity, Quality and Experience." Moses' Construction responded to...

- Teresa Watkins
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Moses Construction is incredibly responsive to our requests for help! Their quality workmanship is a blessing! Never have to worry about their work!

- Christina Calvery
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The team with Moses' Construction was awesome! From start to finish, Karla, Moses, and team were professional, about customer service and communicative. We were in a challenging situation - trying to get our vinyl siding repaired and matched with some rep...

- Aubrey Groves
11966

Corey Duncan and his company did an excellent job for us building a 57' fence at the back of our property. We also had a bed built for a vegetable garden. The work was quality, performed within the timeline requested, and the price was reasonable. W...

- Simone Hart
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Long story short, just don't give them any money before they do any work. They have bad scheduling issues and communication skills and took our 1/2 down deposit and did about two hours work on a two or more day job. Had to pay another contractor to clea...

- Sandra Jennings
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Do Not use this company DC Landscape & Construction or having business with this person Corey Duncan. He did a very bad job on installing the flashing between the building and the new patio cover he built, the water pouring down where the flashing install...

- Binh Tran

Everything You Need to Know About Austin Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Austin?

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

  • North and South residential services:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Welborn Woodworks:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • AD Contracting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

I have Carpentry Services work that I need done in Austin. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent carpenter projects in Austin shows that larger carpentry services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: carpenters travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your carpentry services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your carpenter professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated carpenters tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple carpenters throughout Austin to ensure your project is done right.

Will Carpentry Services work in Austin require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re carpenter job is in Austin or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring carpenters. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the carpenter performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the carpentry services folks that everything is in order.

All Carpenters in Austin, TX

Porch Pro Headshot AD Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
AD Gontracting was founded by myself, Aaron Gibraski in 2015. I worked as a commercial and residential locksmith for several years and learned everything I could learn about locks and doors. I moved to Texas in 2015 and began working for myself installing doors and general carpentry work. AD Con...Read more about AD Contracting
AD Gontracting was founded by myself, Aaron Gibraski in 2015. I worked as a commercial and residential locksmith for several years and learned everything I could learn about locks and doors. I moved to Texas in 2015 and began working for myself installing doors and general carpentry work. AD Con...Read more about AD Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Austin Wood and Metal Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
Austin wood and Meatal Handyman service to provide you with Fair prices, quality work, and great service.
Austin wood and Meatal Handyman service to provide you with Fair prices, quality work, and great service.
Porch Pro Headshot Lawrence Baker Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
Over 30 years Carpentry, 25 in Austin. Experienced in Specialized Door and Window Installations, Modifications. Fine Home Repairs. Wood Deck Installations, Repairs Custom Improvements for your home.
Over 30 years Carpentry, 25 in Austin. Experienced in Specialized Door and Window Installations, Modifications. Fine Home Repairs. Wood Deck Installations, Repairs Custom Improvements for your home.
Porch Pro Headshot Regal Handyman Repairs, PH# 512 517 1037
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(1)
"Marlon was quick to call and set up a time to look at the project in person. He was the low bidder. He was on time, called before he came to make sure that it was okay, got all of the work done in a timely manner. He kept me up to date on everything during the process, gave me receipts for mater...Read more about Regal Handyman Repairs, PH# 512 517 1037
"Marlon was quick to call and set up a time to look at the project in person. He was the low bidder. He was on time, called before he came to make sure that it was okay, got all of the work done in a timely manner. He kept me up to date on everything during the process, gave me receipts for mater...Read more about Regal Handyman Repairs, PH# 512 517 1037
Porch Pro Headshot #HomeIsHowYouBuildIt
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(1)
#HomeisHowyouBuildIt is an Interior Design and Remodeling company for small spaces for Owners with lean budgets. We specialize in partial or complete buildouts of tiny houses, campers, vans, and RV's on a professional level. But we also do homes, sheds, and garages under 500 square feet. We use only...Read more about #HomeIsHowYouBuildIt
#HomeisHowyouBuildIt is an Interior Design and Remodeling company for small spaces for Owners with lean budgets. We specialize in partial or complete buildouts of tiny houses, campers, vans, and RV's on a professional level. But we also do homes, sheds, and garages under 500 square feet. We use only...Read more about #HomeIsHowYouBuildIt
Porch Pro Headshot A&M Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(8)
A & M Carpentry has been in the construction trade since 1982. Truly, we can make your vision a reality. We have build homes from the footing to roofing tiles and everything in between. we now focus on Custom cabinets and fine finish work is our specialty. Happily complete any job, any size. We de...Read more about A&M Carpentry
A & M Carpentry has been in the construction trade since 1982. Truly, we can make your vision a reality. We have build homes from the footing to roofing tiles and everything in between. we now focus on Custom cabinets and fine finish work is our specialty. Happily complete any job, any size. We de...Read more about A&M Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Hill Country Custom Woodworking
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
After retiring in 2010, I went to the American Woodworking Academy in St. Louis Missouri for Master Woodworking and completed my certification in 2012. I returned home to San Antonio, Texas to be with my family. When I returned home, I assisted several veteran nonprofits by building and donating it...Read more about Hill Country Custom Woodworking
After retiring in 2010, I went to the American Woodworking Academy in St. Louis Missouri for Master Woodworking and completed my certification in 2012. I returned home to San Antonio, Texas to be with my family. When I returned home, I assisted several veteran nonprofits by building and donating it...Read more about Hill Country Custom Woodworking
Porch Pro Headshot Mr fix it construction
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
My company has been in business since 2002 my background is 32yr.as a carpenter handyman was also a door and window installer for Lowe's for 10 years always tired and have gotten customer satisfaction
My company has been in business since 2002 my background is 32yr.as a carpenter handyman was also a door and window installer for Lowe's for 10 years always tired and have gotten customer satisfaction
Porch Pro Headshot Trimtastic
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
(10)
Porch Pro Headshot R-Mac Inspections & Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
Hello! My name is Rance McDonald and I am at the owner of R-Mac Inspections and contracting. I am a licensed real estate inspector (Lic # 21052), Insurance Adjuster and contractor with over 20 years experience in the construction trades. I have always taken pride in my contracting but being a real e...Read more about R-Mac Inspections & Contracting
Hello! My name is Rance McDonald and I am at the owner of R-Mac Inspections and contracting. I am a licensed real estate inspector (Lic # 21052), Insurance Adjuster and contractor with over 20 years experience in the construction trades. I have always taken pride in my contracting but being a real e...Read more about R-Mac Inspections & Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Reimann and Reimann Handyworks
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
Father Sean Reimann moved from upstate NY to start this versatile business with son Christopher. These Northeastern Craftsmen have decades of combined experience in carpentry and beyond. They are available for hire in and around Austin, TX
Father Sean Reimann moved from upstate NY to start this versatile business with son Christopher. These Northeastern Craftsmen have decades of combined experience in carpentry and beyond. They are available for hire in and around Austin, TX
Porch Pro Headshot Asa's Custom Trim and Woodwork
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
We have been in business for over 30 years and do custom trim and woodwork in the Austin Texas Area. Phone: 512-970-0132
We have been in business for over 30 years and do custom trim and woodwork in the Austin Texas Area. Phone: 512-970-0132
Porch Pro Headshot Aligianace multicultural & handyman
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas
Handyman, general repair, assembly, installing (appliances, ceiling fan,,etc).
Handyman, general repair, assembly, installing (appliances, ceiling fan,,etc).
Porch Pro Headshot M.R. Paint- Drywall and Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Austin, Texas

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Austin 78744
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
Under 100 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
I'm not sure
Deck features
Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No
Austin 78748
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible