Top 10 Carpenters in Detroit, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Disaster Recovery Team
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Disaster Recovery Team is a restoration service that will restore your home or business back to its originals state. We also perform water and mold removal service if your property should ever have a flood or backup. With state of the art equipment we can dry out and save your property from any b...Read more about Disaster Recovery Team
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Disaster Recovery Team is a restoration service that will restore your home or business back to its originals state. We also perform water and mold removal service if your property should ever have a flood or backup. With state of the art equipment we can dry out and save your property from any b...Read more about Disaster Recovery Team
Porch Pro Headshot Northwest Construction
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(611)
We have helped Michigan homeowners with their roofing needs since 2003, providing effective solutions through our high-quality products from the leading manufacturers and our professional crew. Prior to opening this home improvement company, our founder Terry Burke has worked in many areas of the ro...Read more about Northwest Construction
We have helped Michigan homeowners with their roofing needs since 2003, providing effective solutions through our high-quality products from the leading manufacturers and our professional crew. Prior to opening this home improvement company, our founder Terry Burke has worked in many areas of the ro...Read more about Northwest Construction
Porch Pro Headshot KnR Home Maintenance
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(54)
"Update from my original review-can't say enough about our installer Brian, just a great guy and apologized for missing us a few days ago, apparently they have a lot of customer projects pending right now Can't say enough about Brian, we're planning to use them again for a basement expansion projec...Read more about KnR Home Maintenance
"Update from my original review-can't say enough about our installer Brian, just a great guy and apologized for missing us a few days ago, apparently they have a lot of customer projects pending right now Can't say enough about Brian, we're planning to use them again for a basement expansion projec...Read more about KnR Home Maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot Anything Maintenance  LLC
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(30)
24hr SKILLED TRADES SERVICES! We are your all in one Service Company. We provide skilled trade services by properly trained technicians. Below are a few of the services we offer: MASONRY SERVICES: Brick/Block Install or Repair, Tuck Pointing , Fire places, Chimney Rebuild or Repairs, Custom Outdo...Read more about Anything Maintenance LLC
24hr SKILLED TRADES SERVICES! We are your all in one Service Company. We provide skilled trade services by properly trained technicians. Below are a few of the services we offer: MASONRY SERVICES: Brick/Block Install or Repair, Tuck Pointing , Fire places, Chimney Rebuild or Repairs, Custom Outdo...Read more about Anything Maintenance LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Kuby Building Co
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(5)
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more about Kuby Building Co
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more about Kuby Building Co
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(8)
"Hired New Life for custom job. Porch railing installed with custom exterior columns added to front porch. Also performed finished trim work. Will be hiring for updating to craftsman style trim for interior and additional custom finish work for kitchen cabinets. True professionalism and current ...Read more about New Life Custom Carpentry
"Hired New Life for custom job. Porch railing installed with custom exterior columns added to front porch. Also performed finished trim work. Will be hiring for updating to craftsman style trim for interior and additional custom finish work for kitchen cabinets. True professionalism and current ...Read more about New Life Custom Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Renaissance Roofing  Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(38)
We have been family owned and operated for almost 20 years in Canton. Our belief is that "it takes more than shingles to make a roof." We have our own manufacturer certified employees. Renaissance Roofing, Inc. strongly recommends a complete attic inspection prior to a new roof installation. Attic V...Read more about Renaissance Roofing Inc.
We have been family owned and operated for almost 20 years in Canton. Our belief is that "it takes more than shingles to make a roof." We have our own manufacturer certified employees. Renaissance Roofing, Inc. strongly recommends a complete attic inspection prior to a new roof installation. Attic V...Read more about Renaissance Roofing Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot 545 Lawn Care
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
(38)
545 Lawn Care, Inc., located in Southeast Michigan, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in continuous concrete landscape edging, also known as landscape curbing as well as lawn and snow removal services. Servicing the Southeast Michigan area, we pride ourselves on the quality and depend...Read more about 545 Lawn Care
545 Lawn Care, Inc., located in Southeast Michigan, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in continuous concrete landscape edging, also known as landscape curbing as well as lawn and snow removal services. Servicing the Southeast Michigan area, we pride ourselves on the quality and depend...Read more about 545 Lawn Care
Porch Pro Headshot Rose Limited
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Full time jeweler, part time handyman specializing in painting, basic home remodeling, assembly and repair. Just a single human trying to give back to the community through hard work and determination.
Full time jeweler, part time handyman specializing in painting, basic home remodeling, assembly and repair. Just a single human trying to give back to the community through hard work and determination.
Porch Pro Headshot FowlerBuilt Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
FowlerBuilt is a Custom carpentry contractor, that focuses on building and exceeding customers expectations. We help turn your current home, into your dream home! We know that with proper planning and a watchful eye on quality we can complete any project. We cover your outdoor needs such as buildin...Read more about FowlerBuilt Custom Carpentry
FowlerBuilt is a Custom carpentry contractor, that focuses on building and exceeding customers expectations. We help turn your current home, into your dream home! We know that with proper planning and a watchful eye on quality we can complete any project. We cover your outdoor needs such as buildin...Read more about FowlerBuilt Custom Carpentry

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 Detroit Carpenters

18771

Ken and his son came to my home over the past several months to work on multiple projects for a large kitchen re-do we had underway. Not only did they do a beautiful job with every project (painting, drywall install /repair )but they were great people to...

- Sandra Orsucci
36365

Ken replaced rotten wood on our deck and reinforced a stair post. He was punctual, did a fine job, and is a pleasant person. Fee was very reasonable. I would hire again.

- J Healy
94682

Hired Knr to install my new kitchen cabinets. I gave decent rating for punctuality to start job, otherwise it would have been zero stars. Very dissatisfied with the service and the attention to detail. Some of the problems: -made unnecessary holes in th...

- Peter Vlahos
25985

I like both men very nice did very good work on a hard job THANK YOU VERY MUCH

- Debbie Armstrong
118943

We're very happy with the work KnR Home Maintenance did in our master bathrm! There was a lot more work than anticipated b/c water had been leaking from the shower for who-knows-how-long and they had to remove the damaged wood beneath the ceramic tile be...

- ruth russell
81272

We've had 2 bathrooms, a kitchen floor and fireplace done by Kuby Building and the results are nothing short of amazing. Projects were completed on time and under budget. Brandon is professional, personable and when the job was done, there was literally n...

- Carol Weber
9346

Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

A+++++ Guys and Service! I highly recommend!!!!

- Nathan Sowers
75691

Great work at a fair price, you can't ask for much more than that. I will be using this company for all my residential and commercial needs.

- Lee Warren
6179

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

They were awesome! Very professional and hard working. They got the job done ahead of schedule and i love it!

6206

Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

Anyone who does not do business with Dennis is not thinking straight. He is the best professional contractor I have ever dealt with, and I have been dealing with them for over 50 years.

9624

Had Anything Maintenance, LLC come out for a gutter service and found out they do everything. Called them when my heater went out on me. Company was out the next day with a new Rheem water heater. Company is a Rheem dealer and was able to provide me a 6 y...

- Andy McAndrews
6180

Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

Excellent!

All Carpenters in Detroit, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Mikes home improvement
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Kristjan painting remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot DHM Construction
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
Porch Pro Headshot RnB Home improvement LLC
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
We specialize in electrical,carpentry,plumbing,landscaping, and etc... Been in busy for 3yrs and we guarantee our work. Started off rehabbing homes for a property management company for 5yrs. If you have any questions give us a call,text, or email.
We specialize in electrical,carpentry,plumbing,landscaping, and etc... Been in busy for 3yrs and we guarantee our work. Started off rehabbing homes for a property management company for 5yrs. If you have any questions give us a call,text, or email.
Porch Pro Headshot DJ Do It All Handymen
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
I started off as a carpenter then ventured and dabbled in a few other trades. I like to do small to medium sized odd jobs and repairs and/or remodels. Nothing too crazy and nothing to pricey. I take pride in my work as do the few helpers I have. We like to to do a fast clean job and put a smile on t...Read more about DJ Do It All Handymen
I started off as a carpenter then ventured and dabbled in a few other trades. I like to do small to medium sized odd jobs and repairs and/or remodels. Nothing too crazy and nothing to pricey. I take pride in my work as do the few helpers I have. We like to to do a fast clean job and put a smile on t...Read more about DJ Do It All Handymen
Porch Pro Headshot DFS Construction llc
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
We make sure our customers are completely satisfied
We make sure our customers are completely satisfied
Porch Pro Headshot Ali Shebley
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Experienced licensed Builders. Former firefighter. Certified Home depot Contractor. Google guaranteed & screened Contractor five star reviews on many platform
Experienced licensed Builders. Former firefighter. Certified Home depot Contractor. Google guaranteed & screened Contractor five star reviews on many platform
Porch Pro Headshot Lewis Services
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
We are a small family owned company, honest hard working, on time. A good quality job for a fair price.
We are a small family owned company, honest hard working, on time. A good quality job for a fair price.
Porch Pro Headshot Smith Construction
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
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Porch Pro Headshot Tipzyworks
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Yourfloorpro's
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot D&D Contracting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot detroit rennovates
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
our company strives to bring excellence to everything we do. whether we are patching your roof installing a roof or simply mudding some drywall we give one hundred percent all the time and everytime
our company strives to bring excellence to everything we do. whether we are patching your roof installing a roof or simply mudding some drywall we give one hundred percent all the time and everytime
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Keller Construction
Carpenters
Serves Detroit, Michigan
I have been doing construction for 20 years. I take my time and do quality work. It is my number one goal to make sure all my customers are satisfied.
I have been doing construction for 20 years. I take my time and do quality work. It is my number one goal to make sure all my customers are satisfied.

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