Top 10 Carpenters in Chesapeake, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Accent Home Improvements and Repairs
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(96)
Create your ideal living space under the trusted eye of a contractor from Accent Home Improvements and Repairs. They have earned a 5-star rating from their clients in West Pocomoke.
Create your ideal living space under the trusted eye of a contractor from Accent Home Improvements and Repairs. They have earned a 5-star rating from their clients in West Pocomoke.
Porch Pro Headshot Tidewater Trim and Deck
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(116)
Below are some of the services we offer! Please contact us if the service you are looking for is not listed! -Interior Trim & Moldings Install -Interior Trim & Moldings Repair -Wood Stairs & Railings Install -Wood Stairs & Railings Repair -Gazebo Repair -Custom Arbor, Pergola or Trellis -Deck or...Read more about Tidewater Trim and Deck
Below are some of the services we offer! Please contact us if the service you are looking for is not listed! -Interior Trim & Moldings Install -Interior Trim & Moldings Repair -Wood Stairs & Railings Install -Wood Stairs & Railings Repair -Gazebo Repair -Custom Arbor, Pergola or Trellis -Deck or...Read more about Tidewater Trim and Deck
Porch Pro Headshot Swain's Woodworking and Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(9)
"We had floor rot in our kitchen and needed our sub floor replaced and our vinyl tiles reinstalled. Very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Were reasonably priced and did good quality work. Very pleased with the results and would definitely call them again if needed."
"We had floor rot in our kitchen and needed our sub floor replaced and our vinyl tiles reinstalled. Very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Were reasonably priced and did good quality work. Very pleased with the results and would definitely call them again if needed."
Porch Pro Headshot Great Guy Home Renovations and Repairs
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(7)
Great Guy Home Renovations and Repairs is family owned company by a retired firefighter and former law enforcement officer. We strive at providing reasonably priced servcies that add value to your home and property. We are fully insured, licensed, and bonded. We will treat your home as if it is o...Read more about Great Guy Home Renovations and Repairs
Great Guy Home Renovations and Repairs is family owned company by a retired firefighter and former law enforcement officer. We strive at providing reasonably priced servcies that add value to your home and property. We are fully insured, licensed, and bonded. We will treat your home as if it is o...Read more about Great Guy Home Renovations and Repairs
Porch Pro Headshot Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(3)
Our mission at Creative Concepts Investments, Inc. revolves around several different focal points in life. We ultimately are here to provide all our customers with A1 service at handyman prices. With our Construction services brings a Class A Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Builder who provides price...Read more about Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Our mission at Creative Concepts Investments, Inc. revolves around several different focal points in life. We ultimately are here to provide all our customers with A1 service at handyman prices. With our Construction services brings a Class A Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Builder who provides price...Read more about Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Jeffrey H. Haskett Homes, Inc
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(17)
effrey H. Haskett Homes, Inc. was established in 1978 and is a general contractor on the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This Outer Banks construction company specializes in custom homes, new home construction, home additions, and home remodeling. Haskett Homes is fully licensed and insured and a pro...Read more about Jeffrey H. Haskett Homes, Inc
effrey H. Haskett Homes, Inc. was established in 1978 and is a general contractor on the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This Outer Banks construction company specializes in custom homes, new home construction, home additions, and home remodeling. Haskett Homes is fully licensed and insured and a pro...Read more about Jeffrey H. Haskett Homes, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot K&C Construction & Staffing
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
We are a local company who has skilled workers, who specialize in the areas listed below. Our workers are experienced, hard-working and they take pride in their work. We offer affordable prices to try to work with our customers. We are also willing to beat prices by 10% or more depending on the job....Read more about K&C Construction & Staffing
We are a local company who has skilled workers, who specialize in the areas listed below. Our workers are experienced, hard-working and they take pride in their work. We offer affordable prices to try to work with our customers. We are also willing to beat prices by 10% or more depending on the job....Read more about K&C Construction & Staffing
Porch Pro Headshot My Tolver Group LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(49)
My company goal is to provide superior service to all clients!
My company goal is to provide superior service to all clients!
Porch Pro Headshot WoodFellas
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(42)
WoodFellas a specialty carpentry company that takes pride in our work and our desire to take care of our customer. We have been in business for 3 years and are very proud of our 5 star rating.
WoodFellas a specialty carpentry company that takes pride in our work and our desire to take care of our customer. We have been in business for 3 years and are very proud of our 5 star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot RCI Custom Construction, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(4)
RCI Custom Construction is a general contractor that offers new home construction and renovation as well as other services. They are located in Kitty Hawk.
RCI Custom Construction is a general contractor that offers new home construction and renovation as well as other services. They are located in Kitty Hawk.

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 Chesapeake Carpenters

103660

CCI went above and beyond our expectations remodeling and upgarding our entire bathroom. New flooring, shower, recess lights, vanity and tiling. We are beyond satisfied with a clean, modern look.

- Natieva Daniel
97813

Swain's Woodworking and Carpentry did an excellent job in putting up an outside hand rail next to my steps. Will call them again when needed.

- Shirley Patrick
332840

Paid half down for the deposit, never came out to do the work and still haven’t received our money back or responses from this person. Do not use!!!!

- Kyle Borowski
387282

Do not do business with this guy. He took my $600 deposit and then never showed to do the work. First he said he was sick, then he said he would bring the deposit to me, he has done NOTHING. Now he wont even man up and respond to my calls or text. I am a...

- Lisa Rose
103681

Mr. Jose has been a nice working man I’ve been working with him and his guys reliable does a nice job responsible He’s done some flooring for meI recommend him

- Jose Reynaldo
34547
160100

Vary professional and quick

- Marquis Gardenhire
160099

Fixed whole in roof due to tree falling great work

- Marquis Gardenhire
245587

Honest and reliable. Well-priced & their work was impeccable. Would definitely recommend

- Jillian Sinasky
112856

Mike did an outstanding job on my metal trim. It looks great and the price was right. I will definitely use him again for my next project. I highly recommend Mike Green for your next project. 5 star review.

- Craig Arnold
20546

Mike Green does excellent work. He's put up a fence, put up new interior doors, did some interior painting, put up a front porch stoop and installed new kitchen cabinets. He's very reliable, has a perfectionists' eye, and I've found his rates very reaso...

- Bobby Parks
72094

Mike is a wonderful man! He came to my home when I had a problem with a leaking roof. After I finished the call he was there within 20 minutes. He was able to diagnose and fix the problem quickly. He also offered me a military discount which was much appr...

- Tommy Dang

Everything You Need to Know About Chesapeake Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Chesapeake?

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

  • Rick's Handyman & Carpentry:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • SHELF CONVERSIONS BY WYATT:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • CI Cabinetry, Inc.:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Carpentry Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to carpenters available in Chesapeake?

If you’ve determined that carpentry services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to carpentry services, we can still help you find the right professional in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake has 50 carpenter professionals that can help you with your carpentry services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific carpenters-pros in Chesapeake.

My Carpentry Services project in Chesapeake is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for carpentry services work in Chesapeake is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Carpenter work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Carpenter you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

All Carpenters in Chesapeake, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Sears Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(1)
Sears Handyman Home Maintenance and repair services. We Build, Fix, Repair, or Replace, We Do It All. We have Professional, Trained, Background Checked Technicians to offer our services to the North East Region of Hampton Roads Va., and it surrounding cities. Call today for a free in home estimat...Read more about Sears Handyman
Sears Handyman Home Maintenance and repair services. We Build, Fix, Repair, or Replace, We Do It All. We have Professional, Trained, Background Checked Technicians to offer our services to the North East Region of Hampton Roads Va., and it surrounding cities. Call today for a free in home estimat...Read more about Sears Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Triangle Home Improvement is a remodeling contractor that offers building addition, attic restoration, home handyman services and more. They are located in Williamsburg and serve Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Gloucester.
Triangle Home Improvement is a remodeling contractor that offers building addition, attic restoration, home handyman services and more. They are located in Williamsburg and serve Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Gloucester.
Porch Pro Headshot Simply Unique Property Investors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
SUPI LLC is here to help you with your biggest investment, your property. Whether we are doing maintenance, repairs or improvements we are here to help you get the most out of your investment. Reasonable prices and good services are our goal. Looking forward to serving you with our more than 9 ye...Read more about Simply Unique Property Investors LLC
SUPI LLC is here to help you with your biggest investment, your property. Whether we are doing maintenance, repairs or improvements we are here to help you get the most out of your investment. Reasonable prices and good services are our goal. Looking forward to serving you with our more than 9 ye...Read more about Simply Unique Property Investors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot MARQUIS SMALL JOBZ PRO  L.L.C.
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot Pacheco brothers General home repair
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot BeMoor Constructions
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Professional construction company dedicated to servicing clients in the Hampton Roads area. Specializing in floor plans, renovations, updating, painting, new builts and more!!!!
Professional construction company dedicated to servicing clients in the Hampton Roads area. Specializing in floor plans, renovations, updating, painting, new builts and more!!!!
Porch Pro Headshot Deck Specialty
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Deck remodelations, upgrades, renovations. Unique designs for each project. Very competitive prices. Free estimates!
Deck remodelations, upgrades, renovations. Unique designs for each project. Very competitive prices. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot HarlanInk
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Premier Tile Installation, as well as full remodel options.
Premier Tile Installation, as well as full remodel options.
Porch Pro Headshot Inside/Out Contracting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Alpha mechanical emergency services
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Trained landscapers from Alpha mechanical emergency services in Allen can help you bring out your garden's beauty.
Trained landscapers from Alpha mechanical emergency services in Allen can help you bring out your garden's beauty.
Porch Pro Headshot Get Lost
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia
Go Away
Go Away
Porch Pro Headshot Fabrication innovators
Carpenters
Serves Chesapeake, Virginia

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Suffolk 23435
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
No
Supplemental features
Add steps to both sides of floating deck. We have Trex and wood materials left over from the deck build.
Materials provided
Yes, I just need construction
Virginia Beach 23464
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week
Chesapeake 23320
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Chesapeake 23321
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Suffolk 23434
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
Yes, I have design plans.
Deck size (SQFT)
Larger than 1000 square feet
Surface and railing material
Composite
Deck structure material
Wood
Structural features
Custom stairs
Supplemental additions
Deck lighting
Material provided
No, pro must provide the materials