Top 10 Carpenters in Des Moines, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Advance Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
"I needed a house to paint and it and it wasn't an easy house. Very difficult access. But I was surprised how efficiently (BlackStar manager) Alex Zhelez managed the project. Overall what I though would be a headache and take a couple of weeks took him only 2.5 days to paint 3000sq.ft exterior walls...Read more about Advance Roofing
"I needed a house to paint and it and it wasn't an easy house. Very difficult access. But I was surprised how efficiently (BlackStar manager) Alex Zhelez managed the project. Overall what I though would be a headache and take a couple of weeks took him only 2.5 days to paint 3000sq.ft exterior walls...Read more about Advance Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Mesh Residential.co
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(32)
"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
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"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
Porch Pro Headshot Tomishinets
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(76)
My company doing different kind job, finish work , Install cabinets, doors, floor, trim molding...
My company doing different kind job, finish work , Install cabinets, doors, floor, trim molding...
Porch Pro Headshot robs quick stoip
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(29)
"had water damage from the d/w on a floor we just had refinished and stained a year ago... Doug fir is a pain.. im happy with the outcome, the replaced the bad bords and came bk and checked the mousture. stain matched pretty damn good :)"
"had water damage from the d/w on a floor we just had refinished and stained a year ago... Doug fir is a pain.. im happy with the outcome, the replaced the bad bords and came bk and checked the mousture. stain matched pretty damn good :)"
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(6)
Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement is a locally owned, owner-operated company. We provide quality, cost-effective construction, repair and home improvement services to the Greater Seattle and the Eastside. We have been in business since 1996. We have evolved and improved to meet our customers' need...Read more about Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement is a locally owned, owner-operated company. We provide quality, cost-effective construction, repair and home improvement services to the Greater Seattle and the Eastside. We have been in business since 1996. We have evolved and improved to meet our customers' need...Read more about Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot The Creative Craftsmen
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(10)
"Aaron and Daniel were professional and timely in repairing my kitchen cabinets. They even helped me save enough money on my cabinets that I had enough to get new counter tops. I have referred several friends and family memebers to them and they all had similar experinces. These guys are awesome and...Read more about The Creative Craftsmen
"Aaron and Daniel were professional and timely in repairing my kitchen cabinets. They even helped me save enough money on my cabinets that I had enough to get new counter tops. I have referred several friends and family memebers to them and they all had similar experinces. These guys are awesome and...Read more about The Creative Craftsmen
Porch Pro Headshot Osmak Homes LLC
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(6)
"Outstanding customer service, great craftsmanship, awesome team. "I had Paul and his team work on master bath project, that I had started by myself. Pretty soon I knew that I needed professional help with this project. Paul came in with designer and helped me create design that I was looking for. W...Read more about Osmak Homes LLC
"Outstanding customer service, great craftsmanship, awesome team. "I had Paul and his team work on master bath project, that I had started by myself. Pretty soon I knew that I needed professional help with this project. Paul came in with designer and helped me create design that I was looking for. W...Read more about Osmak Homes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GENPRO
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(17)
Hello! Are you going through a remodel in your home? Let our experts advise you on this important moment of life. With 20 years of combined experience we want to bring a helping hand and help you in all the phases of your remodel. We upload pictures of our work on our social media and website...Read more about GENPRO
Hello! Are you going through a remodel in your home? Let our experts advise you on this important moment of life. With 20 years of combined experience we want to bring a helping hand and help you in all the phases of your remodel. We upload pictures of our work on our social media and website...Read more about GENPRO
Porch Pro Headshot Envision General Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(4)
Envision General Contracting is a design-build company, we have on staff our designer who has his architectural degree and our interior designer who also has her bachelors degree in interior design. Last but not least our project manager who is highly skilled in all aspects of the industry with vast...Read more about Envision General Contracting
Envision General Contracting is a design-build company, we have on staff our designer who has his architectural degree and our interior designer who also has her bachelors degree in interior design. Last but not least our project manager who is highly skilled in all aspects of the industry with vast...Read more about Envision General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Stroidom LLC
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(4)
We been in business for over 17 years did a lot of handyman jobs we do it all and got best people to get any job done quality and costumer service is number 1 for us.
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We been in business for over 17 years did a lot of handyman jobs we do it all and got best people to get any job done quality and costumer service is number 1 for us.

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 Des Moines Carpenters

141175

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

- Zach Carter
532003

The team at Envision was always available to answer any questions I had and provided regular updates on the progress of the renovation. This level of communication helped to ease any concerns I had and gave me peace of mind knowing that my project was in ...

- Jessica Sellers
127763

5-star experience .i had a very trashy siding on very big house 3 story 1901... smart management, trustworthy financial approach, over 2 weeks of work ($17500 spent on material and labor and I can't be happier. Let him take care of material and just trust...

- Bill white
127751

Clean, On Time, VERY Communicative, Honest, Reasonable prices, I worked with Alex Zhelez (the project manager) and it was one hassle-free experience.HE is definitely a Pro and he has a lot of connections with other Pros. I had no problem trusting him with...

- escape transport llc
97657

vlad was able to install bamboo flooring in short notice. he worked quickly and professionally. he was also very accomodating to my schedule. will definitely work with him again!

- vanessa grace
592134

Delivered exceptional construction and remodeling services with a focus on quality and client satisfaction. Their team were professional, skilled, and attentive, ensured that each project met the highest standards.

- Irene Salazar
450103

This project is beyond behind schedule. So many things to say. Nobody hardly ever show sup to the job site. We are still waiting for concrete to be poured in my basement. Been waiting for 2+ months now. Delays after delays due to a lack of project manag...

- chris scott
307320

I followed Marco Angelino at GenPro on Instagram for months. After researching his business I decided to hire him to remodel 2 bathrooms for labor only at a cost of $19,592. Work began on July 08, 2020. To make a long story short and unbeknownst to me, he...

- Tracy Anderson
162681

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET A REMODEL JOB DONE QUIT LOOKING RIGHT NOW !!!!!!! With all respect, these guys did an amazing job remodeling my two bathrooms upstairs and kitchen. My wife loved the tile job and so did I... I am a really small detail person a...

- Tito Lugo
406632

We hired GenPro to build a 600 sqft addition on our home in Tukwila. The project began in March and was promised to be completed by end of July. It is now end of September and the project is not even close to completed. We lived in a hotel for 4 weeks th...

- Cassandra Galante
545324

The entire team was professional, punctual, and efficient. I am beyond satisfied with my experience ..

- Sarah Jones
78036

We love the fence that Daniel built us. It turned out exactly as we pictured and planned for.

- L W

Everything You Need to Know About Des Moines Carpenters

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

The lowest price we could find for carpentry services work in Des Moines 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.

Will Carpentry Services work in Des Moines require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re carpenter job is in Des Moines or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring carpenters. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the carpenter performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the carpentry services folks that everything is in order.

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

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 Des Moines, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Orlis Painting
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about Orlis Painting
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about Orlis Painting
Porch Pro Headshot J&C construction
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(10)
Good work at a affordable price
Good work at a affordable price
Porch Pro Headshot Williams Carpentry and Construction
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(2)
Carpenter with 7 years’ experience in carpentry and construction industry
Carpenter with 7 years’ experience in carpentry and construction industry
Porch Pro Headshot James Quality Paint and Remodel
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(6)
We offer top quality finish results at an unbeatable and affordable rate. Satisfying our customers and loving what we do. Let us work with you, save some money, and get it done right.
We offer top quality finish results at an unbeatable and affordable rate. Satisfying our customers and loving what we do. Let us work with you, save some money, and get it done right.
Porch Pro Headshot Deluxe Woodworks
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
(1)
"I have to admit Derek and Heather Peterson from Deluxe Woodworks did an amazing job from start to finish. Derek is a Master Craftsman who's eye for the attention to detail is remarkable. Deluxe Woodworks is now my contractor of choice. I Plan to use them again when I remodel my Kitchen and Dining ...Read more about Deluxe Woodworks
"I have to admit Derek and Heather Peterson from Deluxe Woodworks did an amazing job from start to finish. Derek is a Master Craftsman who's eye for the attention to detail is remarkable. Deluxe Woodworks is now my contractor of choice. I Plan to use them again when I remodel my Kitchen and Dining ...Read more about Deluxe Woodworks
Porch Pro Headshot Nice View Waterproofing and Construction
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Shan Construction
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Decks
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
We design and build decks, arbors, trellises, gazebos and other outdoor accessories to YOUR specifications and budget. We love the outdoors and want it to be a significant part of your home. We do what we say we will do. We will start and finish the job when we say it will happen. We keep all...Read more about Sound Decks
We design and build decks, arbors, trellises, gazebos and other outdoor accessories to YOUR specifications and budget. We love the outdoors and want it to be a significant part of your home. We do what we say we will do. We will start and finish the job when we say it will happen. We keep all...Read more about Sound Decks
Porch Pro Headshot Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
When it comes to Custom Woodworking, Custom Furniture and Interior Carpentry, no one compares to Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. With years of combined experience, Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Bellevue, Seattle and Eastside and beyond. Visit ...Read more about Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
When it comes to Custom Woodworking, Custom Furniture and Interior Carpentry, no one compares to Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. With years of combined experience, Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Bellevue, Seattle and Eastside and beyond. Visit ...Read more about Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Shmuel Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
I am someone that you can trust. Please contact me with any home improvement needs that you may have!
I am someone that you can trust. Please contact me with any home improvement needs that you may have!
Porch Pro Headshot Colin's Construction
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Colin's Construction is all about professional excellence. I want all of my customers to be excited not only about the work we do but about the manner in which we do it. With professional attire and courteous smiles but also a commitment to superior work quality. We always leave your home cleaner th...Read more about Colin's Construction
Colin's Construction is all about professional excellence. I want all of my customers to be excited not only about the work we do but about the manner in which we do it. With professional attire and courteous smiles but also a commitment to superior work quality. We always leave your home cleaner th...Read more about Colin's Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Cedar Remodeling & Alterations
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot IMC Construction Corp
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Remy's Electrical
Carpenters
Serves Des Moines, Washington

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Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
No, but I know what I want
Deck size (SQFT)
250 to 500 square feet
Surface and railing material
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Structure material
I'd like a professional recommendation
Structural features
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Supplemental features
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Materials included
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Deck Construction
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Existing deck
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Approximate size of deck to build
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Decking and railing materials
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Deck features
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Other deck features
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Extent of design or prep work
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