Top 10 Carpenters in Bellevue, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Queen Anne Painting & Carpentry Inc
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(210)
"We hired Queen Anne Painting replacing our front and back decks. The decks were built 6 years ago, but started to rot because the previous contractor RW Anderson did not build them properly to stand the elements. Jennifer came to our house twice, second time with an experienced carpenter, provided ...Read more about Queen Anne Painting & Carpentry Inc
"We hired Queen Anne Painting replacing our front and back decks. The decks were built 6 years ago, but started to rot because the previous contractor RW Anderson did not build them properly to stand the elements. Jennifer came to our house twice, second time with an experienced carpenter, provided ...Read more about Queen Anne Painting & Carpentry Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Mesh Residential.co
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(32)
"Mesh Contracting did an amazing job! They came to my home to provide an estimate of the job. Once I agreed on a date and time they were able to finish the job same day. My house looks great and they left their work area spotless! I would hire them for any future projects."
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"Mesh Contracting did an amazing job! They came to my home to provide an estimate of the job. Once I agreed on a date and time they were able to finish the job same day. My house looks great and they left their work area spotless! I would hire them for any future projects."
Porch Pro Headshot Steve's Home Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(58)
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Anthony's Contracting Inc
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(16)
A family run company that takes customer service to the next level. We have years of experience in remodeling including flooring, kitchen/bathroom remodeling, tiling, framing ect. When you hire Anthony's your hiring a company with a wealth of knowledge and experience along with great customer relat...Read more about Anthony's Contracting Inc
A family run company that takes customer service to the next level. We have years of experience in remodeling including flooring, kitchen/bathroom remodeling, tiling, framing ect. When you hire Anthony's your hiring a company with a wealth of knowledge and experience along with great customer relat...Read more about Anthony's Contracting Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(6)
"Ian did a great job on redoing my home office. The room had a leak from above, so the job required demo, reframing and drywall. Ian is by far the best contractor I've had work on my home. He was always prompt, completed work on time and did an excellent job on the project. Highly recommended."
"Ian did a great job on redoing my home office. The room had a leak from above, so the job required demo, reframing and drywall. Ian is by far the best contractor I've had work on my home. He was always prompt, completed work on time and did an excellent job on the project. Highly recommended."
Porch Pro Headshot Envision General Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(4)
"The team at Envision was always available to answer any questions I had and provided regular updates on the progress of the renovation. This level of communication helped to ease any concerns I had and gave me peace of mind knowing that my project was in capable hands."
"The team at Envision was always available to answer any questions I had and provided regular updates on the progress of the renovation. This level of communication helped to ease any concerns I had and gave me peace of mind knowing that my project was in capable hands."
Porch Pro Headshot Gregory, Dill & Company
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(21)
Gregory, Dill & Company. Family owned and operated since 1983. We do interior and exterior painting, and remodel construction. We have established a solid reputation for superior craftsmanship with emphasis on honesty and integrity in doing business with a wide range of clients. We serve North Kin...Read more about Gregory, Dill & Company
Gregory, Dill & Company. Family owned and operated since 1983. We do interior and exterior painting, and remodel construction. We have established a solid reputation for superior craftsmanship with emphasis on honesty and integrity in doing business with a wide range of clients. We serve North Kin...Read more about Gregory, Dill & Company
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Custom Interiors
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
(5)
I've been in business for over 20 years and a mill-work craftsman for over 25 years. I'm a native of Western Washington, the Puget Sound and Seattle. Being in one place for so long, I know the value of work done well, personal referrals, and standing behind your work...even years later. I've done...Read more about Quality Custom Interiors
I've been in business for over 20 years and a mill-work craftsman for over 25 years. I'm a native of Western Washington, the Puget Sound and Seattle. Being in one place for so long, I know the value of work done well, personal referrals, and standing behind your work...even years later. I've done...Read more about Quality Custom Interiors
Porch Pro Headshot Norwest Construction Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, Washington
NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.
NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Orlis Painting
Carpenters
Serves Bellevue, 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 Orlis Painting
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 Orlis Painting

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 Bellevue Carpenters

141175

Was a pleasure doing business with great workmanship and excellent customer service

- Zach Carter
40894

Queen Anne Painting is great. There were a couple of things that were off but I told them what the issue was and they came back to fix it right away. I have worked with them a lot and will continue to do so because I love them so much!

- Sheila Park
40846

They did a great job and we were very happy, especially with the high level of customer service. They were very communicative with us throughout the process and they were flexible when it came to scheduling which I appreciated deeply.

- Sharon Ramey
69962

Alejandro did an amazing job on the house. Really great attention to detail (especially considering the starting state of the house/siding). It looks really good. He did a great job communicating, did extra work to resolve the look of the paint against n...

- Andrew Nierman
198002

Never called me back after referral from porch. I left a message and they never called back.

- toby Harris
41046

My walls look great! There were some issues with peeling paint so they had to come back in to re-do certain areas but they came back immediately without giving me any hassles.

- Linda Berkson
40891

We have relied on Queen Anne Painting for multiple jobs at our house. They do a terrific job, are pleasant to work with, always deliver on time, and communicate very well. The quality of their paint jobs is outstanding. They also do a great job with carpe...

- Cezanne Garcia
41043

I have been a customer of Queen Anne Painting and I know that I may be paying more, but I know that I’m getting a quality paint jobs that last both inside and outside my house. They use the best paint, keep up on paint technology and they know how to pain...

- Reg Newbeck
41042

Queen Anne Painting was great! They were able to come out even sooner than I expected, finished the job quickly, the price was very reasonable and most importantly, the work itself was awesome.

- Lynnette Ward
40889

I have hired them several times and I have always been extremely happy with the work they've done for me.

- Greg Pursell
95862

We had an excellent experience with Queen Anne Painting. The estimating process was thorough, the proposal was nicely detailed and the carpentry work was efficiently done. Thomas came on time both days, was pleasant to talk to and did an excellent job o...

- Norman Scheinin
519013

we are very pleased with the work! very professional and knowledgeable..

- Harmony Hicks

Everything You Need to Know About Bellevue Carpenters

Does the carpenter I want to hire need to be licensed in Bellevue?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Carpenter need to have. There are 2 carpenters in Bellevue that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Carpenters need to have to work on Carpentry Services jobs in WA:

    Should I hire carpenters with lower ratings in Bellevue 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 Bellevue that have very few or low ratings.

    For example, right now in Bellevue there are:

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

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

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

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

      All Carpenters in Bellevue, WA

      Porch Pro Headshot J&C construction
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      (10)
      Good work at a affordable price
      Good work at a affordable price
      Porch Pro Headshot Randy Short
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      (5)
      "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 recommend him. George Olson george.olson1@g...Read more about Randy Short
      "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 recommend him. George Olson george.olson1@g...Read more about Randy Short
      Porch Pro Headshot King Pine Building Restoration
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      (1)
      "Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
      "Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
      Porch Pro Headshot Construction Assets LLC
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Located in Lynnwood, Construction Assets is a general contractor. They provide residential additions, ADU units, Garages, and small living quarters/offices space for working at home.
      Located in Lynnwood, Construction Assets is a general contractor. They provide residential additions, ADU units, Garages, and small living quarters/offices space for working at home.
      Porch Pro Headshot Bellehome
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Remodel experts for bathroom, kitchen, cabinet doors and flooring.
      Remodel experts for bathroom, kitchen, cabinet doors and flooring.
      Porch Pro Headshot SheCanFixStuff llc
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
      Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
      Porch Pro Headshot Blue Cabin Builders
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Blue Cabin Builders is a locally owned company in Seattle, Washington that specializes in custom furniture, cabinetry, and home remodels. DESIGN & CRAFT We design and make custom furniture and cabinetry, one project at a time, rooted in modernism and the finest craft traditions. Experienced in hom...Read more about Blue Cabin Builders
      Blue Cabin Builders is a locally owned company in Seattle, Washington that specializes in custom furniture, cabinetry, and home remodels. DESIGN & CRAFT We design and make custom furniture and cabinetry, one project at a time, rooted in modernism and the finest craft traditions. Experienced in hom...Read more about Blue Cabin Builders
      Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Lock , Key and Door services
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, 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 Vega Finishing LLC
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Like us on Facebook and read our reviews on Thumbtack! We are new to Porch, but not to the home improvement space! We have several references from people who have called us after another contractor bailed or failed. Vega Finishing LLC offers several services including, but not limited to, Painting...Read more about Vega Finishing LLC
      Like us on Facebook and read our reviews on Thumbtack! We are new to Porch, but not to the home improvement space! We have several references from people who have called us after another contractor bailed or failed. Vega Finishing LLC offers several services including, but not limited to, Painting...Read more about Vega Finishing LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot Fine Finish Painting LLC
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Quality painting, and general contracting. My company offers great service from amazing individuals who take pride in working for a company that wants to serve the Puget Sound area and create an experience for people that has long since been forgotten. My goal is to have repeat customers, to recomme...Read more about Fine Finish Painting LLC
      Quality painting, and general contracting. My company offers great service from amazing individuals who take pride in working for a company that wants to serve the Puget Sound area and create an experience for people that has long since been forgotten. My goal is to have repeat customers, to recomme...Read more about Fine Finish Painting LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot ArtBrick LLC
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      We are glad to introduce our family business of carpentry and mason works. Artbrick LLC had a great 20 years experience in Europe. Few years ago, our family moved to Seattle, with great desire to share our skills and inspiration, creating astonishing interiors.
      We are glad to introduce our family business of carpentry and mason works. Artbrick LLC had a great 20 years experience in Europe. Few years ago, our family moved to Seattle, with great desire to share our skills and inspiration, creating astonishing interiors.
      Porch Pro Headshot J.C. Schafer
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      With a background in architecture and over two decades of experience as a builder, J.C. Schafer is ready to take on projects large or small. Design is offered at no charge on most projects.
      With a background in architecture and over two decades of experience as a builder, J.C. Schafer is ready to take on projects large or small. Design is offered at no charge on most projects.
      Porch Pro Headshot Tavo’s construction
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington
      Improving homes and creating smiles!
      Improving homes and creating smiles!
      Porch Pro Headshot SISU Northwest Energy Solutions
      Carpenters
      Serves Bellevue, Washington

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