Top 10 Carpenters in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"They did a great paint job on my house and used quality paint, not the cheap runny paint. Very neat, professional quality and cleaned everything up before leaving. Would definitely use again. Reasonably priced too."
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"They did a great paint job on my house and used quality paint, not the cheap runny paint. Very neat, professional quality and cleaned everything up before leaving. Would definitely use again. Reasonably priced too."
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Carpentry Inc
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(38)
"David and his crew were excellent. Their craftsmanship was superior, work was completed within a reasonable amount of time, and David was very responsive to every concern and question I had during the project. "
"David and his crew were excellent. Their craftsmanship was superior, work was completed within a reasonable amount of time, and David was very responsive to every concern and question I had during the project. "
Porch Pro Headshot JAM Carolina Exteriors
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(51)
"About this time last year I decided to have an room added to the back of my garage and make it my wood working shop. I called JAM and they came out to look at the sketches I had describing what I wanted to addition to look like. One of the most important requirements was the the addition was to ...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
"About this time last year I decided to have an room added to the back of my garage and make it my wood working shop. I called JAM and they came out to look at the sketches I had describing what I wanted to addition to look like. One of the most important requirements was the the addition was to ...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(31)
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Casey Bancroft Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(13)
"I had Casey and his team finish my enclosed patio. They were here for almost three weeks my project included tearing down and replacing the existing soffit, furnishing and installing the shiplap ceiling (including paint), Furring out the skylight area above the windows and doors. Installed my porce...Read more about Casey Bancroft Carpentry
"I had Casey and his team finish my enclosed patio. They were here for almost three weeks my project included tearing down and replacing the existing soffit, furnishing and installing the shiplap ceiling (including paint), Furring out the skylight area above the windows and doors. Installed my porce...Read more about Casey Bancroft Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot John Bancroft Carpentry & Painting
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(12)
"John renovated our bathroom. Now it's the best looking room in the house. Too bad it only has one seat. We've used him for rental property improvements and repairs. His work ALWAYS adds value. I would recommend him to anyone, without reservation."
"John renovated our bathroom. Now it's the best looking room in the house. Too bad it only has one seat. We've used him for rental property improvements and repairs. His work ALWAYS adds value. I would recommend him to anyone, without reservation."
Porch Pro Headshot Cruz Painting
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(2)
"I am in the design business and found Noe Cruz through a friend. He is hands down the best painter I have used. Although this was a personal job I will definitely refer him to my clients. I feel very confident referring him to my design clients. He is prompt, trustworthy, leaves the job much bet...Read more about Cruz Painting
"I am in the design business and found Noe Cruz through a friend. He is hands down the best painter I have used. Although this was a personal job I will definitely refer him to my clients. I feel very confident referring him to my design clients. He is prompt, trustworthy, leaves the job much bet...Read more about Cruz Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Woodmaster Woodworks
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Woodmaster Woodworks is a custom carpentry company based out of Wake Forest, NC. It started in 2002 by Michael & Angela Ling. With over 15 years experience in custom carpentry & cabinetry, we can help with designing, building and installing your custom projects. No job is too large or unique. We hav...Read more about Woodmaster Woodworks
Woodmaster Woodworks is a custom carpentry company based out of Wake Forest, NC. It started in 2002 by Michael & Angela Ling. With over 15 years experience in custom carpentry & cabinetry, we can help with designing, building and installing your custom projects. No job is too large or unique. We hav...Read more about Woodmaster Woodworks
Porch Pro Headshot Adam's Building and Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(24)
NOTICE - I AM NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS Building and remodel service specializing in tiling, custom design and use of reclaimed materials.
NOTICE - I AM NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS Building and remodel service specializing in tiling, custom design and use of reclaimed materials.
Porch Pro Headshot JK's Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(17)
JK's Handyman Services is reliable, trustworthy and offer fair pricing for top quality work. We offer all types of services. (Carpentry, siding, windows,doors, flooring, Roofing,power washing,painting,small Electrical, small plumbing and much more
JK's Handyman Services is reliable, trustworthy and offer fair pricing for top quality work. We offer all types of services. (Carpentry, siding, windows,doors, flooring, Roofing,power washing,painting,small Electrical, small plumbing and much more

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 Chapel Hill Carpenters

91121

Did an awesome job remodeling my kitchen and bathroom!! Looks great and price was also a delight.

- Wes Glade
91089

Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending...

- Michlelle Anglade
95064

Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he ...

- Martha Brodie
91645

As we ascended the stairs in our home after coming back from our honeymoon, my wife and I were greeted with a living room makeover. It felt like we were on a TV show because of how overwhelmingly surprised we were. We received cornices in our living roo...

- Evroy Marrett
69325

Casey was very thorough and professional. He provided an estimate and delivered exactly as planned. Looking forward to hiring him for additional projects.

- Jay .
69311

Very prompt & took care of everything I needed. Will certainly use again.

- Stewart Orgain
4310

I did not have work done yet with Triangle Carpentry. I have requested a quote for some work and had a very positive experience with David Funderburk. Mr. Funderburk came out to see exactly what I was asking for and spent possible an hour or more with m...

- Amy Shoop
3986

Very responsive in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Very good value.

Excellent! On time, finished early! Expectations exceeded!

- Mike Greer
3964

Project went as planned. The thing I appreciated was the savings suggested. In other words, a plan was put in place but there were opportunities to save money and I liked the fact the builder told me about those options. Most builders would just keep on w...

4046

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

4086

On time. On budget. Professional appearance and demeanor.

4040

Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment.

Triangle Carpentry was the best company I have ever dealt with. Customer satisfaction was their number one priority.

All Carpenters in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot One Accord Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(3)
One Accord Services is a license General Contractor with experiences in Residential and Commercial services.
One Accord Services is a license General Contractor with experiences in Residential and Commercial services.
Porch Pro Headshot CQ Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CQ Remodeling is a veteran-owned and operated business specializing in home repair and improvements. With 15 years of experience, we specialize in all aspects of home repairs, new construction to enhance your existing home or home remodeling. Our specialties include built-in cabinets, custom carpent...Read more about CQ Remodeling
CQ Remodeling is a veteran-owned and operated business specializing in home repair and improvements. With 15 years of experience, we specialize in all aspects of home repairs, new construction to enhance your existing home or home remodeling. Our specialties include built-in cabinets, custom carpent...Read more about CQ Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Cardinal  Painting and Home Innovations, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(1)
Your home is special and for many homeowners, it is their biggest investment. At Cardinal Home Innovations, LLC we take special care of your property and possess the necessary skills required for surface preparation. PRESSURE WASHING & DECKS Pressure washing is a cost efficient and quick way to impr...Read more about Cardinal Painting and Home Innovations, LLC
Your home is special and for many homeowners, it is their biggest investment. At Cardinal Home Innovations, LLC we take special care of your property and possess the necessary skills required for surface preparation. PRESSURE WASHING & DECKS Pressure washing is a cost efficient and quick way to impr...Read more about Cardinal Painting and Home Innovations, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Fence, Deck and Home Repairs
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(9)
"We love our new deck. Its beautiful, was done in a timely manner. No mess was left behind. We have many more projects with their name on them. Thank you Custom Fence, Deck and home repairs you guys rock!!!!! "
"We love our new deck. Its beautiful, was done in a timely manner. No mess was left behind. We have many more projects with their name on them. Thank you Custom Fence, Deck and home repairs you guys rock!!!!! "
Porch Pro Headshot Chandler Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(1)
We are a complete carpentry service offering anything from built-ins to reclaimed wood furniture to trim work. Our prices are fair and competitive. Contact us first, second or last...we guarantee you'll love our work and our pricing.
We are a complete carpentry service offering anything from built-ins to reclaimed wood furniture to trim work. Our prices are fair and competitive. Contact us first, second or last...we guarantee you'll love our work and our pricing.
Porch Pro Headshot Vmhomeimprovement
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
Porch Pro Headshot Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Veranda Maker
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Building Fine Quality Home Improvement Projects Veranda Maker is a home additions remodeling contractor who specializes in the construction of fine quality outdoor studio living projects. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Veranda Maker proudly provides home improvement project construction servi...Read more about Veranda Maker
Building Fine Quality Home Improvement Projects Veranda Maker is a home additions remodeling contractor who specializes in the construction of fine quality outdoor studio living projects. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Veranda Maker proudly provides home improvement project construction servi...Read more about Veranda Maker
Porch Pro Headshot Frost Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I have 16 years of experience in renovations. I specialize in smaller size renovations and repairs. Focusing on detail and quality.
I have 16 years of experience in renovations. I specialize in smaller size renovations and repairs. Focusing on detail and quality.
Porch Pro Headshot INNOVATION'S TREE SERVICE FENCING,DECKS&REPAIRS  AND LANDSCAPING
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
In innovation's landscaping and fence installation we are here to help your projects done!! In a good manner way at the customer satisfaction
In innovation's landscaping and fence installation we are here to help your projects done!! In a good manner way at the customer satisfaction
Porch Pro Headshot Evans & Sons Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
We strive to give homeowners a quality product at a quality price with excellent workmanship.
We strive to give homeowners a quality product at a quality price with excellent workmanship.
Porch Pro Headshot Hinton Residential services
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
provide quality work at a fair price ,establish a reputation of excellence
provide quality work at a fair price ,establish a reputation of excellence
Porch Pro Headshot Woodmont Builders
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry Plus
Carpenters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Latest projects near Chapel Hill

Recent projects booked on Porch
Durham 27707
Outdoor Structure Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Outdoor structure project type
Repair, maintenance or refinishing
Structure type
Replace /repair Outdoor 4 inch “senior stairs” with treads.
Construction material
Concrete
Nature of repair work
Repair of damaged materials
Carrboro 27510
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
Yes
Existing surface material
Wood
Desired surface material
I could use a professional recommendation
Structural modifications
Yes
Existing deck structure
Wood
Structural changes
Increase deck area, Modify stairs
Supplemental features
Disability access improvements
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials
Chapel Hill 27514
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Chapel Hill 27514
Dock Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Preferred size of dock
200-400 sq ft
Kind of dock
Permanent
Location of dock
Lake or pond
Location characteristics
I'm not sure
Extent of design prep
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Chapel Hill 27517
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine, 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
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Chapel Hill 27514
Door Balancing
Service needed
Door Balancing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Chapel Hill 27514
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
500-1000 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
I'm not sure
Deck features
Stairs, heavy load roof deck
Other deck features
Built-in benches, planters or storage
Extent of design or prep work
No
Durham 27707
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite, Pressure-treated pine
Deck features
Awnings
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No