Top 10 Carpenters in Bristol, NH

Porch Pro Headshot Blue rock construction corp
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(19,902)
NH general contractor specializing in framing,roofing,siding,decks,remodels and fencing also one stop shop for all your handyman needs
NH general contractor specializing in framing,roofing,siding,decks,remodels and fencing also one stop shop for all your handyman needs
Porch Pro Headshot Catalpa Carpentry & Woodworking
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(33)
We are the reliable and honest alternative for all your construction needs. We have the knowledge and experience to design and build your dreams as small or large as they may be. There is nothing more important than quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction--let us prove it to you! "Earning y...Read more about Catalpa Carpentry & Woodworking
We are the reliable and honest alternative for all your construction needs. We have the knowledge and experience to design and build your dreams as small or large as they may be. There is nothing more important than quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction--let us prove it to you! "Earning y...Read more about Catalpa Carpentry & Woodworking
Porch Pro Headshot Diaz Home Care
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(10)
We are a small and modest business in Cavendish Vermont. We offer home improvements and property maintenance for the Okemo Mountain Valley area and surrounding locations. We have integrated old and new techniques, mathematics, and unchecked standards to introduce a style of home improvements and pro...Read more about Diaz Home Care
We are a small and modest business in Cavendish Vermont. We offer home improvements and property maintenance for the Okemo Mountain Valley area and surrounding locations. We have integrated old and new techniques, mathematics, and unchecked standards to introduce a style of home improvements and pro...Read more about Diaz Home Care
Porch Pro Headshot CJM Co Construction
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(4)
We provide high quality custom renovations and remodeling services from start to finish, bringing your dream space to life!
We provide high quality custom renovations and remodeling services from start to finish, bringing your dream space to life!
Porch Pro Headshot Andrew J Richter General Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Based out of Alexandria, Andrew J Richter General Carpentry is a carpentry specialist. They have been providing woodworking, wood finishing and more since 2008. Andrew J Richter General Carpentry provides emergency services.
Based out of Alexandria, Andrew J Richter General Carpentry is a carpentry specialist. They have been providing woodworking, wood finishing and more since 2008. Andrew J Richter General Carpentry provides emergency services.
Porch Pro Headshot Molino Contracting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(16)
Molino Contracting has provided high quality building construction services over many years. Molino Construction operates on the team concept and our many skilled and experienced staff and field team members have established a standard of excellent that is well recognized in the construction industr...Read more about Molino Contracting LLC
Molino Contracting has provided high quality building construction services over many years. Molino Construction operates on the team concept and our many skilled and experienced staff and field team members have established a standard of excellent that is well recognized in the construction industr...Read more about Molino Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Modern Exterior Concepts
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Modern Exterior Concepts has been a leader in carpentry and woodworking in New England since its inception. There have been many changes in the industry since then but one thing that never changes is the need for reliable, quality craftsmanship at a competitive price. Every year our team researches ...Read more about Modern Exterior Concepts
Modern Exterior Concepts has been a leader in carpentry and woodworking in New England since its inception. There have been many changes in the industry since then but one thing that never changes is the need for reliable, quality craftsmanship at a competitive price. Every year our team researches ...Read more about Modern Exterior Concepts
Porch Pro Headshot Duclos Services & Property Management LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(2)
15 + years exp Start to Finish Construction. . Yes, I do Finish Work, I can Mitor and Cope Crown ..Specialize in: Exterior 20 yrs ..exp.Did lot of work for N.E.C.D Northern Exteriors Custom Design , I am one of two Sons formally of :Precious Metal Roofs and All Steel Roofs .
15 + years exp Start to Finish Construction. . Yes, I do Finish Work, I can Mitor and Cope Crown ..Specialize in: Exterior 20 yrs ..exp.Did lot of work for N.E.C.D Northern Exteriors Custom Design , I am one of two Sons formally of :Precious Metal Roofs and All Steel Roofs .
Porch Pro Headshot Eden Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(2)
"Wil Perez was just wonderful! He was painting our interior and was on time, courteous, professional, cleaned up as much as possible at the end of each day - and he did a great, neat job! I would hire Eden Home Improvements again. I have already recommended him to my daughter! Thanks, Wil! The Tas...Read more about Eden Home Improvements
"Wil Perez was just wonderful! He was painting our interior and was on time, courteous, professional, cleaned up as much as possible at the end of each day - and he did a great, neat job! I would hire Eden Home Improvements again. I have already recommended him to my daughter! Thanks, Wil! The Tas...Read more about Eden Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Twin River Millwork LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(2)
"We have just begun with Twin River Millwork. We have relatives that have had work done, it is second to none. Our experience has been exceptional. They work with us to help develop the best solution for use. Jamie is very knowledgable, understanding and patient We look forward to completing our ...Read more about Twin River Millwork LLC
"We have just begun with Twin River Millwork. We have relatives that have had work done, it is second to none. Our experience has been exceptional. They work with us to help develop the best solution for use. Jamie is very knowledgable, understanding and patient We look forward to completing our ...Read more about Twin River Millwork 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 Bristol Carpenters

187237

took my down payment and left me without any work done for 5 months until I finally hired another contractor.. I will need to pursue them legally to get my 1000 dollar deposit back.. don't use this company.

- Adam Biron
325172

Very prompt in responding to our need for roofing repairs and topping 2 garages with heavy duty tarps. Jason is a very nice person and we are so happy to say that he worked quickly and efficiently in taking care of our problems. Thank you, Jason! Nancy...

- Nancy Page
101415

Outstanding and quick response. Fantastic repair and more than reasonsable price. Would never hesitate to recommend.

- Vincent Marchiolo
110217

Outstanding professionalism, quality and final work product. Finished my basement and it looks fantastic. Strongly encourage asking Chris to provide a bid for any future work.

- Greg Moore
120431

Christopher came in a performed a major renovation for me, the main thrust of which was to remove load bearing walls and install LVLs etc to professionally engineered specs. Not only was the job done perfectly and efficiently, but Chris's straightforwardn...

- charles peabody
110216

Hired Chris for couple of door installations. Very professional and a hard worker. Highly recommended

- Cal Knowles
52239

Catalpa does a great job. Very meticulous and careful work. Mack and his crew are very professional and courteous, and you will enjoy working with him. His price is always fair, with no surprises.

- James Fleming
51772

I was looking for a garage quote and Mackenzie returned my call immediately, set up an appointment to see the space and had a quote to me within a week. Very professional.

- Gail Dexter
80136

Mack and crew installed hardwood floors in my home - I knew the (very fair) price ahead of time and was more than pleased with the finished project. Not only was the work meticulous, they left daily with EVERYTHING cleaned so the area was still liveable. ...

- Cindy Dobbin
95878

I called Mackenzie in the late evening because we were in urgent need of repairing a tire swing. Despite the very short notice, he sent a crew over first thing the next morning. The swing is out of reach and in high demand at our rental property. Followin...

- Sofia Spanos
64615

The team at Catalpa communicated on an amazing level and more importantly, executed a home remodel with precision and professionalism. All of this while I was 100 miles away from the job. They are autonomous and I would work with them again in a heart b...

- paul Lewin
51809

Catalpa - led by Mack - is professional, thorough, and efficient group (also their estimates were reasonable and clear). They recently replaced trim on my Colonial (earlier work included projects with rotted sheathing and siding replacement, also deck su...

- Amy Tarallo

All Carpenters in Bristol, NH

Porch Pro Headshot Roy-Bilt
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Roy-Bilt covers a wide range of handyman and remodeling services for residential homeowners and landlords. With 10+ years of industry experience we are equipped to tackle a wide range of jobs from simple repairs to full additions and remodels. We pride ourselves on our timely and regular communicati...Read more about Roy-Bilt
Roy-Bilt covers a wide range of handyman and remodeling services for residential homeowners and landlords. With 10+ years of industry experience we are equipped to tackle a wide range of jobs from simple repairs to full additions and remodels. We pride ourselves on our timely and regular communicati...Read more about Roy-Bilt
Porch Pro Headshot paradise services llc.
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Our mission is to help you with any project you need done with quality and a fair price! We motivate ourselves everyday to have our customers satisfied with our work and we have been doing that for years!
Our mission is to help you with any project you need done with quality and a fair price! We motivate ourselves everyday to have our customers satisfied with our work and we have been doing that for years!
Porch Pro Headshot Oyster River Woodworking
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Luxe Drywall
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
A business model built upon a strong foundation of work ethic, dependability, efficiency and word of mouth referrals. It is this foundation that has allowed Luxe Drywall to continue to grow. We are the drywall contractor you will refer your friends to! With over 20 years combined experience, we bri...Read more about Luxe Drywall
A business model built upon a strong foundation of work ethic, dependability, efficiency and word of mouth referrals. It is this foundation that has allowed Luxe Drywall to continue to grow. We are the drywall contractor you will refer your friends to! With over 20 years combined experience, we bri...Read more about Luxe Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot Christopher D. Parker
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
I enjoy seeing a project thru till the end. The completed job and happy customer is a good payoff for the hard work. I love painting and remodeling and I take pride in the quality of work I perform
I enjoy seeing a project thru till the end. The completed job and happy customer is a good payoff for the hard work. I love painting and remodeling and I take pride in the quality of work I perform
Porch Pro Headshot Jc Home Improvement LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Small family owned company doing the small things right to make you happy.
Small family owned company doing the small things right to make you happy.
Porch Pro Headshot Tri state construction
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(1)
Full service residential construction company specializes in all aspects of roofing framing decks and handy man work
Full service residential construction company specializes in all aspects of roofing framing decks and handy man work
Porch Pro Headshot S & P Construction
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
S & P is a customer oriented company with a heavy emphasis on quality work and really try to adapt for our customers wants and needs to really give them a once in a life time experience with a one of a kind companyb
S & P is a customer oriented company with a heavy emphasis on quality work and really try to adapt for our customers wants and needs to really give them a once in a life time experience with a one of a kind companyb
Porch Pro Headshot Marleywood LLC
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Marleywood builds quality cedar raised garden kits. Twice as thick as most other kits with a hidden proprietary stainless steel connection system that makes for beautiful gardens that last for years.
Marleywood builds quality cedar raised garden kits. Twice as thick as most other kits with a hidden proprietary stainless steel connection system that makes for beautiful gardens that last for years.
Porch Pro Headshot Chris Burke Painting
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Swain Construction
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot MW contracting
Carpenters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire

Latest projects near Bristol

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Bristol 03222
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Bristol 03222
Deck Repair
Service needed
Deck Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Bristol 03222
Deck Repair
Start Date
I'm flexible
Type of deck
Pressure-treated pine
Areas of deck to repair
Decking or deck surface, Stairs and railings
Deck damage
Warping or water damage, Rotting, cracked or missing boards, Loose, wobbly or unstable
Severity of damage
Serious (the deck is unsafe)
Filing insurance claim
No
Already have deck materials
No, and I'd like the pro to provide them
Bristol 03222
Deck Repair
Start Date
Within a week
Type of deck
I'm not sure
Areas of deck to repair
Decking or deck surface, Stairs and railings
Deck damage
Warping or water damage, Rotting, cracked or missing boards, Loose, wobbly or unstable
Severity of damage
Moderate (the deck is potentially unsafe)
Filing insurance claim
No
Already have deck materials
No, and I'd like the pro to provide them
Alexandria 03222
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible