Top 10 Carpenters in Framingham, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Tom Curren Companies
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(582)
Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Porch Pro Headshot Vectra Services
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(30)
"I hired Shane from Angie's List to refinish our cabinets to give them a fresh look. He gave us and estimate and started work the next day. I was really impressed with his knowledge and work ethic. Overall it took 3 coats and 2 days to complete the job. The cabinets look stunning! We had a party cou...Read more about Vectra Services
"I hired Shane from Angie's List to refinish our cabinets to give them a fresh look. He gave us and estimate and started work the next day. I was really impressed with his knowledge and work ethic. Overall it took 3 coats and 2 days to complete the job. The cabinets look stunning! We had a party cou...Read more about Vectra Services
Porch Pro Headshot FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(11)
"FitzGerald Design Build finished a space of our garage for my son. From the design concept to finishing touches, we could not be happier! The work they performed was impeccable. There were never any headaches or worries because Mr. FitzGerald is so easy going and nothing we mentioned was ever a bot...Read more about FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
"FitzGerald Design Build finished a space of our garage for my son. From the design concept to finishing touches, we could not be happier! The work they performed was impeccable. There were never any headaches or worries because Mr. FitzGerald is so easy going and nothing we mentioned was ever a bot...Read more about FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
Porch Pro Headshot Aguia Home Service
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(20)
Aguia Home Service-General contractor and a company that guarantees quality, commitment, affordable prices, with 15 years of experience, we carry out all your project with professionalism without making you leave your work, family or appointments, we start and finish properly in the way you imagine....Read more about Aguia Home Service
Aguia Home Service-General contractor and a company that guarantees quality, commitment, affordable prices, with 15 years of experience, we carry out all your project with professionalism without making you leave your work, family or appointments, we start and finish properly in the way you imagine....Read more about Aguia Home Service
Porch Pro Headshot Hubley Painting
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(20)
"Hubley painting repainted our kitchen cabinets. They did an amazing job and the cabinets look like new. They were very professional and thorough. Their expertise was evident in every aspect of the job. The team members were all very courteous, always arrived on time, were tidy and very friendly...Read more about Hubley Painting
"Hubley painting repainted our kitchen cabinets. They did an amazing job and the cabinets look like new. They were very professional and thorough. Their expertise was evident in every aspect of the job. The team members were all very courteous, always arrived on time, were tidy and very friendly...Read more about Hubley Painting
Porch Pro Headshot New England General Contracting, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(9)
"I hired New England General Contracting to address siding issues on the south wall of my home. The guys are hard working, knowledgeable and professional. Upfront about the job and reasonable pricing. Very open to communication, answering all of my questions. I'd hire them again."
"I hired New England General Contracting to address siding issues on the south wall of my home. The guys are hard working, knowledgeable and professional. Upfront about the job and reasonable pricing. Very open to communication, answering all of my questions. I'd hire them again."
Porch Pro Headshot JJ&K HANDYMAN SERVICES
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(4)
J, J , & K HANDY MAN SERVICES, HAS BEEN ASSISTING CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THROUGH OUT MASSACHUSETTS AND ABROAD. WE SPECIALIZE IN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, INSTALLING HARDWOOD FLOORS, SANDING AND REFINISHING FLOORS, FURNITURE ASSEMBLY, GENERAL CARPENTRY. WE ARE LOCALLY AND FAMILY OWNED ...Read more about JJ&K HANDYMAN SERVICES
J, J , & K HANDY MAN SERVICES, HAS BEEN ASSISTING CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THROUGH OUT MASSACHUSETTS AND ABROAD. WE SPECIALIZE IN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, INSTALLING HARDWOOD FLOORS, SANDING AND REFINISHING FLOORS, FURNITURE ASSEMBLY, GENERAL CARPENTRY. WE ARE LOCALLY AND FAMILY OWNED ...Read more about JJ&K HANDYMAN SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot Wilson's Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(3)
We at SniffMold & Wilson & Brothers have been providing indoor air quality & home repairs services for over 20 years. We are a small company with big company experience and we have a lot of pride in what we do. Our team has successsfully detected and resolved mold issues in homes and businesses caus...Read more about Wilson's Home Repair
We at SniffMold & Wilson & Brothers have been providing indoor air quality & home repairs services for over 20 years. We are a small company with big company experience and we have a lot of pride in what we do. Our team has successsfully detected and resolved mold issues in homes and businesses caus...Read more about Wilson's Home Repair
Porch Pro Headshot P J Shannon
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(6)
"We have used PJ Shannon for multiple projects over the last 5 years. PJ and his team are extremely professional, talented and on time! Pj's attention to detail make him a Craftsman and his work is incredible. No project too small or too big for PJ, we have tested him!!! You will not be disappoi...Read more about P J Shannon
"We have used PJ Shannon for multiple projects over the last 5 years. PJ and his team are extremely professional, talented and on time! Pj's attention to detail make him a Craftsman and his work is incredible. No project too small or too big for PJ, we have tested him!!! You will not be disappoi...Read more about P J Shannon
Porch Pro Headshot Rickman Companies
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(7)
Established in 2007 with the goal of preserving, protecting and enhancing property values, the Rickman Companies’ standards are to provide clients with the highest level of maintenance, remodeling and project management solutions. Our professionally trained and certified staff offer expertise and gu...Read more about Rickman Companies
Established in 2007 with the goal of preserving, protecting and enhancing property values, the Rickman Companies’ standards are to provide clients with the highest level of maintenance, remodeling and project management solutions. Our professionally trained and certified staff offer expertise and gu...Read more about Rickman Companies

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 Framingham Carpenters

157221

Should have hired these guys sooner. Everything they've done is top notch. Customer service is great; they respond right away to requests and questions, they're adaptable, and make changes on the fly. Very dependable and punctual as well, every day. Just ...

- Leo Venancio
248904

mismatched shingle colors not square corner and joints wind blew some off days later

- r Lynch
11560

Russ is a dependable contractor and works with his clients to deliver a product that best fits their landscape and within a specified budget without compromising quality.

- Joyce Bailey
11413

He has done a lot of work for us from putting in a new kitchen, to building a family room and a master bedroom suite and much more all to our satisfaction.

- Peter Fiore
11223

Russ has been doing work for me and my family for many years. He is easy to work with. I would not have anyone else do my work. I would recommend him to anyone.

- Margaret Dunlea O'Reilly
11467

I highly recommend Russ Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald Design Build. Russ is a wonderful person to work with — personable and easy to reach, professional, reliable, available, and skilled. Russ has great design ideas, and he works with a fine architect. He was...

- Robert Eshbach
11350

Fitzgerald Design Build was great to work with! From planning to completion everything went as expected!

- Jeffrey Boyle
11182

FitzGerald Design Build does a great job, they work with you from the design phase all the way through to completion. They do quality work at a reasonable price.

- Scott tomlin
37686

We have used Hubley painting to paint both the interior and exterior of our home. The work is impeccable! Steve and his crew are extremely professional and polite. While here to do some painting work, we talked to Steve about doing some work on our porch....

- Keri Sanchez
34177

We love working with Hubley Painting! Steve and his guys are great! They have painted our house 2 times and are soon coming back to paint the interior. You can't go wrong hiring Hubley Painting!

- Carrie Howard
34201

We've had Hubley Painting do work for us for the last 15 years. The painters are always punctual, neat, polite, and, of course, excellent painters! They've done interior walls, trim, and repairs for us, as well as exterior trim and paint work. We know we ...

- Laurie Fromer

Everything You Need to Know About Framingham Carpenters

Should I hire carpenters with lower ratings in Framingham to save money?

The type of carpenter company that you should hire really depends on the difficulty and specifications of your project. Keep in mind that lower ratings could be a sign of unsuccessful jobs or simply that the professional or company has not done many jobs quite yet. Either way, you will still want to contact any Carpenters you are considering and inquire about their work history. There are plenty of great Carpenters in Framingham that have very few or low ratings.

For example, right now in Framingham there are:

  • 1 5-star rated companies/professionals

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Framingham?

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

  • Bob's Quality Carpentry:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • ALLSTAR REMODELING&PAINTING:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Yes I do:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many carpenters does Framingham have?

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

  • 12 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.
  • carpenter companies in Framingham have an average rating of 5.00/5.
    • 1 companies have a rating of 5.

All Carpenters in Framingham, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Modern Exterior Concepts
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Modern Exterior Concepts has been a leader in carpentry and woodworking in New England since its inception. There have been many changes in the industry since then but one thing that never changes is the need for reliable, quality craftsmanship at a competitive price. Every year our team researches ...Read more about Modern Exterior Concepts
Modern Exterior Concepts has been a leader in carpentry and woodworking in New England since its inception. There have been many changes in the industry since then but one thing that never changes is the need for reliable, quality craftsmanship at a competitive price. Every year our team researches ...Read more about Modern Exterior Concepts
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Home improvement
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Additions kitchens baths basements carpentry painting tile handyman services etc 30yrs experience please call 978 587 4456
Additions kitchens baths basements carpentry painting tile handyman services etc 30yrs experience please call 978 587 4456
Porch Pro Headshot MV Carpentry Masonry Services
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(1)
MV Carpentry & Masonry is a sky-reaching company built on a solid foundation of trust and experience. With 18 years and myriad successful projects designed to bring a smile to the face of our clients, we are confident that we can bring your vision to reality, and that you will be amazed at the resul...Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
MV Carpentry & Masonry is a sky-reaching company built on a solid foundation of trust and experience. With 18 years and myriad successful projects designed to bring a smile to the face of our clients, we are confident that we can bring your vision to reality, and that you will be amazed at the resul...Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
Porch Pro Headshot Square One Builders LLC
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Located in Framingham, Square One Builders is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides new home construction, bedroom remodeling, and patio construction.
Located in Framingham, Square One Builders is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides new home construction, bedroom remodeling, and patio construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Rocca construction
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot Green Shield Painting INC
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Father & Son Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
We are a father and son company who works hard on everything from kitchen and bathrooms to basements and gutters, there is no job too small or too BIG.... Need some work done right? just call us or email us and you will get a guaranteed, done right job that you will love..... ***Over 35 years Exper...Read more about Father & Son Carpentry
We are a father and son company who works hard on everything from kitchen and bathrooms to basements and gutters, there is no job too small or too BIG.... Need some work done right? just call us or email us and you will get a guaranteed, done right job that you will love..... ***Over 35 years Exper...Read more about Father & Son Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Magic Tile
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot AlexS Corporation
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot A.W. Puma Construction & Remodeling, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
Our team consists of skilled craftsmen committed to providing high quality work and exceptional customer service. We work with our customers to design a custom project that fits their budget, style and expectations.
Our team consists of skilled craftsmen committed to providing high quality work and exceptional customer service. We work with our customers to design a custom project that fits their budget, style and expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot Duane D. Houghton Historic Preservation/Restoration & General Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Building Solutions LLC
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts
(2)
Porch Pro Headshot CJO Home Services
Carpenters
Serves Framingham, Massachusetts

Latest projects near Framingham

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Marlborough 01752
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine, Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Stairs
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No
Marlborough 01752
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Stairs
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
Southborough 01772
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
500-1000 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Stairs, Multi-level deck
Other deck features
Built-in benches, planters or storage, Deck lighting, BBQ grill
Extent of design or prep work
No