Top 10 Carpenters in Durham, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
"Jose and his crew did an amazing job patching the hole, blending the popcorn ceiling, and painting. Our kitchen ceiling looks like new! They showed up when they said they would, and cleaned up everything when they left. I will certainly call on Premier Painting & Drywall again for any other future ...Read more about Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
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"Jose and his crew did an amazing job patching the hole, blending the popcorn ceiling, and painting. Our kitchen ceiling looks like new! They showed up when they said they would, and cleaned up everything when they left. I will certainly call on Premier Painting & Drywall again for any other future ...Read more about Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot CQC Home
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(289)
"We needed to get our house sold and to do so, it needed another full bath. Kelly at CQC Home designed in a way for us to add a shower to our back hall bathroom and increased the value and salability of our home! This design build firm really looks out for the consumer with their "value engineerin...Read more about CQC Home
"We needed to get our house sold and to do so, it needed another full bath. Kelly at CQC Home designed in a way for us to add a shower to our back hall bathroom and increased the value and salability of our home! This design build firm really looks out for the consumer with their "value engineerin...Read more about CQC Home
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Carpentry Inc
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(38)
Triangle Carpentry is a small, customer service orientated, design build company, dedicated to providing Wake County and surrounding areas with the best in both product and customer servic...Read more about Triangle Carpentry Inc
Triangle Carpentry is a small, customer service orientated, design build company, dedicated to providing Wake County and surrounding areas with the best in both product and customer servic...Read more about Triangle Carpentry Inc
Porch Pro Headshot JAM Carolina Exteriors
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(51)
"I have had Jam Carolina perform several projects for me. I had my house re-roofed and gutters replaced a few years ago. Crews are efficient, friendly and very professional. This past year, we had a sunroom addition put on our house. JAM was great to work with. While in the design stage, they w...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
"I have had Jam Carolina perform several projects for me. I had my house re-roofed and gutters replaced a few years ago. Crews are efficient, friendly and very professional. This past year, we had a sunroom addition put on our house. JAM was great to work with. While in the design stage, they w...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(31)
"Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he did the work. I would use him again and reco...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
"Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he did the work. I would use him again and reco...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Bull City Painting & Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
"When it comes to General Contractors, Painters and Roofers, no one compares to Bull City Painting & Roofing LLC. With years of combined experience, Bull City Painting & Roofing LLC has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Durham, Hillsborough, Creedmoor and beyond. Visit our website to ...Read more about Bull City Painting & Roofing
"When it comes to General Contractors, Painters and Roofers, no one compares to Bull City Painting & Roofing LLC. With years of combined experience, Bull City Painting & Roofing LLC has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Durham, Hillsborough, Creedmoor and beyond. Visit our website to ...Read more about Bull City Painting & Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Divine Designs, Inc
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(6)
Since 1995 Michael and his team have been designing, planning, and constructing superior high quality and absolutely heavenly residential and commercial buildings throughout North Carolina. Michael began his building career in his family's company at only the age of eight. In 2000 he took his vast k...Read more about Divine Designs, Inc
Since 1995 Michael and his team have been designing, planning, and constructing superior high quality and absolutely heavenly residential and commercial buildings throughout North Carolina. Michael began his building career in his family's company at only the age of eight. In 2000 he took his vast k...Read more about Divine Designs, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Cruz Painting
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(2)
"I am in the design business and found Noe Cruz through a friend. He is hands down the best painter I have used. Although this was a personal job I will definitely refer him to my clients. I feel very confident referring him to my design clients. He is prompt, trustworthy, leaves the job much bet...Read more about Cruz Painting
"I am in the design business and found Noe Cruz through a friend. He is hands down the best painter I have used. Although this was a personal job I will definitely refer him to my clients. I feel very confident referring him to my design clients. He is prompt, trustworthy, leaves the job much bet...Read more about Cruz Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Adam's Building and Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(24)
NOTICE - I AM NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS Building and remodel service specializing in tiling, custom design and use of reclaimed materials.
NOTICE - I AM NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS Building and remodel service specializing in tiling, custom design and use of reclaimed materials.
Porch Pro Headshot JK's Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(17)
JK's Handyman Services is reliable, trustworthy and offer fair pricing for top quality work. We offer all types of services. (Carpentry, siding, windows,doors, flooring, Roofing,power washing,painting,small Electrical, small plumbing and much more
JK's Handyman Services is reliable, trustworthy and offer fair pricing for top quality work. We offer all types of services. (Carpentry, siding, windows,doors, flooring, Roofing,power washing,painting,small Electrical, small plumbing and much more

Frequently asked questions about carpenters

Carpentry is one of the oldest professions — for as long as people have needed shelter to live in, there has been some form of carpentry. Today, carpentry has become a very specialized trade and most carpenters have a niche. The hallmark of all types of carpentry is that carpenters are experts in working with wood. There are some small exceptions to this for buildings that use steel studs or other types of metal framing, for example. However, for the most part, when you think carpenters, think wood.

  • Rough carpenters – Rough carpenters are one of the first trades you'll have on-site if you’re building a house. Their expertise is in the overall structure and stability of buildings and the big-picture aspects of building a home.
  • Framing carpenters – Framing carpenters are the pros responsible for putting up the base structure that will become the interior and exterior walls of a building. Framing carpentry goes hand-in-hand with rough carpentry, however, framing is often seen as a specialized skill.
  • Jointers – Joint carpentry involves putting together floor joists that create the surface you'll walk on once it's finished.
  • Cabinet makers – Carpenters specializing in cabinetry are extremely skilled at fine woodworking and excel at precise and detail-oriented work. They are some of the last carpenters that work on a project because cabinetry is a part of the finishing process and is generally one of the last things that are installed.
  • Finish carpenters – similar to cabinet makers, finish carpenters are responsible for the finer details that are not structural but make up the parts of your home that you'll see daily. Finish carpenters will be the ones to install your trim, wood flooring, railings, and handrails and are also sometimes referred to as trim carpenters.

Have they done the work being requested before?

This is an important question that can often be overlooked, with potential clients assuming that all carpenters work on all types of projects. As we discussed before, carpentry has several specialized skill sets, so it's important to make sure that any carpenter you're considering has worked on your type of project before.

Are they examples of their work?

Carpenters near you will have pictures of past projects they've done that they can share with you. The building process is impressive, and the change from beginning to end can be staggering, so these proud tradespeople will likely have work they'll be happy to show you.

How much experience do they have in your type of project?

This ties into the first question, however, it’s a bit more detailed. Many clients have fallen into the trap of only asking basic questions, like “Have you done a project like this before?” and failing to follow up with, “How many times?”

In many cases, it may not matter if a carpenter has only done a certain type of work once or twice, but it could make a huge difference if your project is complex — and that’s not something you want to find out mid-project.

Are they licensed (if necessary)?

Many municipalities will require permits for carpentry work, depending on the scale. These permits are only applicable if a certified carpenter will be doing the work. In addition, your carpenter may need to have a Red Seal in carpentry to obtain the correct insurance.

Are they insured?

There are three different types of insurance that carpenters will need to carry to conduct work safely. These are general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance.

Don't be shy about asking a carpenter you're thinking of hiring for proof of the appropriate insurance, and be wary if they can't provide documentation.

The short answer to this question is that a carpenter isn't always a builder, but a builder is most often a carpenter. Don't worry — we’ll clarify what that means below.

Carpenter

As we discussed above, there are many types of local carpenters who specialize in one or more distinct areas of carpentry. Depending on where you are in your construction process, multiple carpenters who are experts in their niche may be needed.

Builder

If a construction professional refers to themselves as a builder, they are likely saying that they are a general contractor or a construction project manager who can take more of a full-scope approach to your project. Most builders are carpenters by trade but have expanded their skillet to encompass more of the building process.

It can be a bit confusing because carpenters do build things, but when someone is referred to as a builder, it generally means that they are experienced in integrating multiple stages of construction and tradespeople on one project.

However, this is definitely a bit of a gray area. Make sure to clarify what type of professional you’re working with when you vet tradespeople, so you know exactly what their specialty is.

A carpenter is absolutely the right tradesperson to build a beautiful, sturdy deck for you. Depending on what you're picturing for the finished product, however, you might want to look at bringing in both a rough carpenter and a finishing carpenter.

Rough carpenters are experts at putting in the proper foundation to make your deck safe and secure, as well as grading the ground below and ensuring adequate drainage. They'll also be the best people to advise on what types of materials the structure of your deck should be made of, including foundation, stairs, and railings.

It’s important to note here that in most municipalities, you’ll need a permit to build a deck. Your carpenter will need to be licensed to have the expertise and certification to apply for the proper licenses.

Once the structure of your deck is complete, a finish carpenter can give your project a different level of polish and aesthetic appeal, putting that final touch onto your new deck.

If your vision of your new deck involves built-in seating or an outdoor kitchen, a finish carpenter will also be the best tradesperson to help you bring your unique space to life.

Many rough carpenters are very skilled at finishing, and others don’t prefer to do finishing work, so it’s worth it to ask upfront.

Licensing for carpenters can be complicated. Not everyone who refers to themselves as a carpenter is a licensed carpenter, handypersons often do carpentry work. Only some states require carpenters to be licensed for specific types of work.

In many cases, licensing is required in order to ensure that a carpenter has an adequate level of knowledge and experience. There are plenty of unlicensed carpenters with a wealth of experience and talent, but the licensing process is a way for employers and clients to feel secure that a tradesperson has a standardized level of knowledge and experience. Most licensing programs require four years of work experience and the passing of a certification exam.

Below, we’ll go through some common questions and misconceptions to help you untangle the licensing web.

States that require carpenters to have licenses

Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah have state-level requirements for carpenters to be licensed to do certain types of carpentry work. While each state has its own list, some common types of carpentry often require licenses:

  • Millwork
  • Framing
  • Structural work
  • Cabinetry
  • Installing metal studs or framing

When can you hire a carpenter that does not have a license?

In some cases, lighter carpentry work on non-structural areas of a home doesn’t require a carpenter to carry a license. This may also mean they don’t have the proper workplace insurance, so make sure to ask those questions and weigh the risks accordingly.

Locations that fall outside city or municipal regions may have fewer restrictions on building permits. If you’re confident, you can have a non-licensed carpenter do structural work. This varies by location, so research the rules that cover your property before agreeing to have any work done.

Carpenters are integral to the home-building process, and their various areas of expertise are what allow the vision of a home designer or structural engineer to go from vision to reality.

If you’re unfamiliar with the home-building process, you may be surprised at first to learn that, in many cases, one carpenter does not handle the entire process. Particularly on large or complex projects, you’re likely to have several different types of carpentry experts. Beginning with rough carpentry to create the foundation and structure of your home, you’ll bring in framing carpenters for the exterior and interior walls, joint carpenters, roofing carpenters, and finish carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Depending on your location, finding the right carpenters near you can be simple, or you may have to look at bringing in the right pro from a larger city or town.

Other trades will need to work alongside carpenters during the building process. Homes are built in many layers and stages, so you can expect to have several trades working simultaneously at certain times.

Here’s a list of other trades you’ll need to build a house:

  • Machine operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drywaller
  • Septic installer

Recent reviews for Durham Carpenters

91121

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

- Wes Glade
91089

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

- Michlelle Anglade
91645

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

- Evroy Marrett
155615
78989

I would defiantly hire again

- David Woolard
78988

Michael and his team were great they did such a great job. I was so happy with my new kitchen

- jennifer martin
78980

Very Prompt I contacted them in order to get a quote that I could take to the seller for the house I was buying. They were able to give me the needed quote in the same day.

- Michael Divine
44300

I loved how they were very professional and helped us with the designing and layout of our new kitchen. Plus very good craftsmanship on the custom island I wanted Thank you so much Michael

- Michael Divine
403204

Please do not use Top Home Solution. Javier and his crew came to our home to paint rooms. Although they did a decent job on painting our walls, they spilled a large amount of paint on our bedroom carpet and paint spots in other rooms on carpet areas aroun...

- Deltra Tate
4310

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

- Amy Shoop
3986

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

Excellent! On time, finished early! Expectations exceeded!

- Mike Greer
3964

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

Everything You Need to Know About Durham Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Durham?

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

  • Renovate:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Custom Fence, Deck and Home Repairs:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Andy's carpentry and decks:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

Whether you’re carpenter job is in Durham 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 many carpenters does Durham have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Durham to help you with your next carpentry services job.

  • 12 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All Carpenters in Durham, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(6)
Terron Teander, President of Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc., has been building quality crafted homes in North Carolina for21 years. His homes boast timeless appeal and superior workmanship, with an emphasis on close connections tofamily, tradition, and the outdoors. Outdoor Craftsmen prides itself in bein...Read more about Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
Terron Teander, President of Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc., has been building quality crafted homes in North Carolina for21 years. His homes boast timeless appeal and superior workmanship, with an emphasis on close connections tofamily, tradition, and the outdoors. Outdoor Craftsmen prides itself in bein...Read more about Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Stronghold Home Maintenance
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(2)
Stronghold Home Maintenance is a full service home improvement and repair business located in Graham, NC. We serve from Greensboro to Burlington/Chapel Hill. We specialize in Custom Carpentry but are fully versed in any home repair needs you may have. Please consider us for your next project!
Stronghold Home Maintenance is a full service home improvement and repair business located in Graham, NC. We serve from Greensboro to Burlington/Chapel Hill. We specialize in Custom Carpentry but are fully versed in any home repair needs you may have. Please consider us for your next project!
Porch Pro Headshot Cardinal  Painting and Home Innovations, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(1)
"I have known Osiris Pasten for many years , he was hired to do various jobs at my property . He’s reliable , hard working and skillful professional . Always met my expectation and beyond . Would highly recommend"
"I have known Osiris Pasten for many years , he was hired to do various jobs at my property . He’s reliable , hard working and skillful professional . Always met my expectation and beyond . Would highly recommend"
Porch Pro Headshot Top Home Solutions ,LLC
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(1)
We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Chandler Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
(1)
We are a complete carpentry service offering anything from built-ins to reclaimed wood furniture to trim work. Our prices are fair and competitive. Contact us first, second or last...we guarantee you'll love our work and our pricing.
We are a complete carpentry service offering anything from built-ins to reclaimed wood furniture to trim work. Our prices are fair and competitive. Contact us first, second or last...we guarantee you'll love our work and our pricing.
Porch Pro Headshot Spry Lighting & Landscape
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Spry Lighting & Landscape installs outdoor lighting, softscapes, fences, and hardscapes.
Spry Lighting & Landscape installs outdoor lighting, softscapes, fences, and hardscapes.
Porch Pro Headshot One family pro services
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
At One Family Pro Services we strive to create long lasting relationships with every homeowner. Providing our services at affordable prices because we know every penny counts. We will always be a phone call away.
At One Family Pro Services we strive to create long lasting relationships with every homeowner. Providing our services at affordable prices because we know every penny counts. We will always be a phone call away.
Porch Pro Headshot Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Vmhomeimprovement
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
Porch Pro Headshot Patriot Remodeling Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Installation of top quality replacement windows.We also have a wood rot repair division.If you're interested in building a deck or screen porch we can help.Bathroom remodels are also on our list of projects that we can help you with.
Installation of top quality replacement windows.We also have a wood rot repair division.If you're interested in building a deck or screen porch we can help.Bathroom remodels are also on our list of projects that we can help you with.
Porch Pro Headshot Windows, Doors & More, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Founded in 1995, Windows Doors & More is a independant window and door replacement company, and is based in Raleigh.
Founded in 1995, Windows Doors & More is a independant window and door replacement company, and is based in Raleigh.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Handyman Pro  LLC
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
Handyman Services including general home maintenance and repair in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (NAHB/AARP). Maintenance and inspections for Rental Property Mgmt Companies. General carpentry, deck and railing repairs, exterior trim and siding repair, mailboxe...Read more about Home Handyman Pro LLC
Handyman Services including general home maintenance and repair in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (NAHB/AARP). Maintenance and inspections for Rental Property Mgmt Companies. General carpentry, deck and railing repairs, exterior trim and siding repair, mailboxe...Read more about Home Handyman Pro LLC
Porch Pro Headshot INNOVATION'S TREE SERVICE FENCING,DECKS&REPAIRS  AND LANDSCAPING
In innovation's landscaping and fence installation we are here to help your projects done!! In a good manner way at the customer satisfaction
In innovation's landscaping and fence installation we are here to help your projects done!! In a good manner way at the customer satisfaction
Porch Pro Headshot Cary Custom Home Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Durham, North Carolina
custom tile custom kitchens
custom tile custom kitchens

Latest projects near Durham

Recent projects booked on Porch
Chapel Hill 27514
Dock Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Preferred size of dock
200-400 sq ft
Kind of dock
Permanent
Location of dock
Lake or pond
Location characteristics
I'm not sure
Extent of design prep
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Durham 27713
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
No
Supplemental features
Deck lighting, We want to replace the railing system on our existing deck.
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials
Chapel Hill 27517
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine, I'm not sure
Deck features
Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Morrisville 27560
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week
Chapel Hill 27514
Door Balancing
Service needed
Door Balancing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Chapel Hill 27514
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
500-1000 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
I'm not sure
Deck features
Stairs, heavy load roof deck
Other deck features
Built-in benches, planters or storage
Extent of design or prep work
No