Top 3 Carpenters in Cleveland, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Martin Chaney's Special Effects
"I am handicapped. I needed a porch for the side of my house, and rails. Mr Chaney sent Casey to my house. Casey built the porch of my dreams. We have never had used our side door because their was never any way to get down. Hard worker, nice person, and now I have a nice, roomy platform with ...Read more about Martin Chaney's Special Effects
784 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH
234-788-2850
Porch Pro Headshot Alex's Pro Painting Service
Does your home need a pick-me-up? Want to update and give your home a modern look and feel? Do you have repair issues needed corrected? Then your at the right place! We make it our goal to provide you with quality work and home improvement services that will make your home feel like new again or h...Read more about Alex's Pro Painting Service
3325 Tyler Dr, Brunswick, OH
216-673-1232
Porch Pro Headshot Patton Painting Inc.
Since 2003, Patton Painting's professional painters, carpenters and craftsmen have provided expert painting and carpentry services to clients across Northeast Ohio. Our full-time professional craftsmen have 200+ years of combined experience in the fields of painting, carpentry and remodeling. We pro...Read more about Patton Painting Inc.
871 Canterbury Rd Ste J, Westlake, OH
440-835-5611

More Carpenters in Cleveland, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Old Oak Finish Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(19)
"I reached out to Robert to see if he’d be interested in building two wall to wall, floor to ceiling built-ins in a home my wife and I are remodeling. We needed a cavity for the TV and we’re quite particular on how the doors/drawers would look. Robert assessed the job and when we decided his price...Read more about Old Oak Finish Carpentry
"I reached out to Robert to see if he’d be interested in building two wall to wall, floor to ceiling built-ins in a home my wife and I are remodeling. We needed a cavity for the TV and we’re quite particular on how the doors/drawers would look. Robert assessed the job and when we decided his price...Read more about Old Oak Finish Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot JM Design Build & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(25)
JM Design Build specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, home additions and more. We are a family-owned business which entered its 3rd generation of ownership in January, 2010. Our culture is rooted in having respect for our team and customers; honest practices; e...Read more about JM Design Build & Remodeling
JM Design Build specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, home additions and more. We are a family-owned business which entered its 3rd generation of ownership in January, 2010. Our culture is rooted in having respect for our team and customers; honest practices; e...Read more about JM Design Build & Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Truecraft Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(5)
Here at Truecraft Remodeling we provide a variety of home repair and remodeling services. We can be reached at sales@truecraftRemodeling.com or 216-202-0108 to schedule a estimate. Why not take a look at our website truecraftremodeling.com
Here at Truecraft Remodeling we provide a variety of home repair and remodeling services. We can be reached at sales@truecraftRemodeling.com or 216-202-0108 to schedule a estimate. Why not take a look at our website truecraftremodeling.com
Porch Pro Headshot Rockstar Construction
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(8)
"These guys are total Rockstars! My experience with Rockstar Construction was 100% awesome. Jeff and I discussed exactly what I wanted, what he could do and how much it would cost. The prices are very reasonable, and the work is great. I will hire Rockstar again."
"These guys are total Rockstars! My experience with Rockstar Construction was 100% awesome. Jeff and I discussed exactly what I wanted, what he could do and how much it would cost. The prices are very reasonable, and the work is great. I will hire Rockstar again."
Porch Pro Headshot FavorHouse
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(9)
We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting of all sorts, finishing and refinishing of furniture and cabinets, and creating rustic furniture and decor. Save the money and headache of hiring a contractor by seeing how we can transform your space. Contact us today for a free estimate.
We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting of all sorts, finishing and refinishing of furniture and cabinets, and creating rustic furniture and decor. Save the money and headache of hiring a contractor by seeing how we can transform your space. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Porch Pro Headshot M.B. Home Solution LLC
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
(5)
We here at M.B. Home Solution LLC strive to be the only company you will need to call for all your residential and commercial property remodeling and repairs. We believe in Honor, Integrity, respect. We offer outstanding Customer Service. We are a company you can trust to be on time and professional...Read more about M.B. Home Solution LLC
We here at M.B. Home Solution LLC strive to be the only company you will need to call for all your residential and commercial property remodeling and repairs. We believe in Honor, Integrity, respect. We offer outstanding Customer Service. We are a company you can trust to be on time and professional...Read more about M.B. Home Solution LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DreamView Painting & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Cleveland, Ohio
I am a subcontractor in the Cleveland area. I began working in the industry in 2013 and have developed extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas. We are committed to making sure we give one hundred percent to each job we take on. We love leaving customers smiling and satisfied.
I am a subcontractor in the Cleveland area. I began working in the industry in 2013 and have developed extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas. We are committed to making sure we give one hundred percent to each job we take on. We love leaving customers smiling and satisfied.

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 Cleveland Carpenters

6109

The project went very smooth , and was done in a timely manner. Scott is very professional and so was the help working on the deck. Scott has done other projects for me and always does great work.

133100

Hired them to powerwash treat and restain deck they powerwashed around items on deck instead of moving them. After a lame excuse they returned to do it right. Next comes the stain. They oversprayed onto black powder coated railings. Then didn't remove it ...

- Maureen Mcgunagle
184023

Five years ago this company installed a composite deck for me. They claimed it was TREX product. It was not. They got it from Home Depot. They claimed they knew how to install it. They did not. Boards were installed too close together and they warped...

- Chris Hovan
219087

DO NOT HIRE THIS CONTRACTOR!!! The contract to refinish our basement was signed in August 2018. The work was to be completed by Thanksgiving or Christmas 2018 at the latest and it is currently still unfinished as of November 2019. We were knowingly lied ...

- MaryBeth Richmond
166005

I first hired him 20 years ago to do some exterior stucco on my house and it's still crack free. He has also done a superb job matching my interior plaster mouldings. Mr. Chaney is a one of a kind craftsman that I have recommended to all of my friends an...

- Thomas Tchaikovsky
567063

DO NOT USE THIS GUY! Very SHADY Business practices. He charged double the original estimate on labor taking a 20k job to 30k and then did not finish and ghosted us! (10k materials. Double the labor is not ok...) He even had entire days he chose not to c...

- Stephen Smith
56183

They did a reconstruction of a porch and the roof on a centennial house. True professional work done with great craftsmanship, great cure of details and on time. Higly recommended

- toni scarpa
75103

Came to my house to give an estimate. Told me he would send me a final quote in 2 days. Almost 2 weeks later and nothing. Won't return messages.

- Kevin Kelley
48260

Think twice before hiring Banhidy & Sons Construction. Hired them to install a new window. Wrote check for $1,712 in May 2015 as down payment. Month after month had nothing but excuses as to why he had to delay installation of window. After many issues, w...

- Beth Haberbosch-Wiblin
90833

Forgot to mention he now goes under the name Architectural Innovation on 9954 East River Road in Elyria.

- Beth Haberbosch-Wiblin
90832

Stay away from all things Stephen Jay Banhidy. He is a crook. He takes down payments for projects and does not deliver. Check with Elyria Municipal Small Court for proof of people suing him in small claims, also check BBB. He is not a legit company in...

- Beth Haberbosch-Wiblin

Everything You Need to Know About Cleveland Carpenters

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

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 0 carpenters in Cleveland that are licensed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Cleveland, OH

    Porch Pro Headshot CAP Construction, LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Residential design and renovation contractors serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, & Summit counties. We are committed to providing high quality home renovations through quality craftsmanship, high-end design & high quality products. We pride ourselves on our reputation for integrity, attention ...Read more about CAP Construction, LLC
    Residential design and renovation contractors serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, & Summit counties. We are committed to providing high quality home renovations through quality craftsmanship, high-end design & high quality products. We pride ourselves on our reputation for integrity, attention ...Read more about CAP Construction, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Arenesse Construction and Remodeling
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    Porch Pro Headshot Kaal Construction Inc.
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    Commercial/Residential roofing,siding,gutters &windows. We also specialize in tenant build outs ,project management,storm damage repairs.
    Commercial/Residential roofing,siding,gutters &windows. We also specialize in tenant build outs ,project management,storm damage repairs.
    Porch Pro Headshot Covert Operations, LLC
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    General Contracting service for North East Ohio.
    General Contracting service for North East Ohio.
    Porch Pro Headshot L & M Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    L & M Construction offers general contracting services to the Berea area. Call us today!
    L & M Construction offers general contracting services to the Berea area. Call us today!
    Porch Pro Headshot Swift Contractors LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Swift Contractors LLC is a General Contractor for North East Ohio. We have been in business for over 15 years and our experience and knowledge of the construction industry makes us an asset to our clients in performing many construction services including repair and installation of windows, roofing...Read more about Swift Contractors LLC
    Swift Contractors LLC is a General Contractor for North East Ohio. We have been in business for over 15 years and our experience and knowledge of the construction industry makes us an asset to our clients in performing many construction services including repair and installation of windows, roofing...Read more about Swift Contractors LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Kristo Construction Services
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Our Company does a lot of Bathroom & Kitchen Remodels also we do Drywall and Painting. We like doing Tile Work and Flooring Jobs, Also We Do Hardwood Floor Refinishing! Company is 2 Years old been doing this kinda work for 10+ years and have workers that have 5+ years experience.
    Our Company does a lot of Bathroom & Kitchen Remodels also we do Drywall and Painting. We like doing Tile Work and Flooring Jobs, Also We Do Hardwood Floor Refinishing! Company is 2 Years old been doing this kinda work for 10+ years and have workers that have 5+ years experience.
    Porch Pro Headshot Rizzuto Interiors & carpentry
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Self performing General Contractor. Full high end renovations Trim & cabinet installation Designer flooring installations Designer ceramic tile installs, showers, floors & backsplashes Construction Management
    Self performing General Contractor. Full high end renovations Trim & cabinet installation Designer flooring installations Designer ceramic tile installs, showers, floors & backsplashes Construction Management
    Porch Pro Headshot Akron Custom Builders LLC.
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    Porch Pro Headshot Banhidy & Sons Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    (1)
    Banhidy & Son's Construction is a family owned construction company specializing in all phases of home remodeling and renovations. We are fully insured!!
    Banhidy & Son's Construction is a family owned construction company specializing in all phases of home remodeling and renovations. We are fully insured!!
    Porch Pro Headshot Gambino 440 Builders LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
    Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
    Porch Pro Headshot Stone Hill Property Maintenance and Design
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    Working side jobs on weeknights and weekends.
    Working side jobs on weeknights and weekends.
    Porch Pro Headshot J&D Home Improvement Pros
    Carpenters
    Serves Cleveland, Ohio
    We are a small business with 20 years of professional business and home maintenance experience. We pride ourselves on fair pricing and excellent service. You're job will be done right.
    We are a small business with 20 years of professional business and home maintenance experience. We pride ourselves on fair pricing and excellent service. You're job will be done right.

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