Top 10 Carpenters in Franklin, WI

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(1,795)
No job too small. We fix them all. The professional alternative to doing it yourself. We are reliable and affordable.
No job too small. We fix them all. The professional alternative to doing it yourself. We are reliable and affordable.
Porch Pro Headshot A Fresh New Look Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(79)
We are a handyman and remodeling company. We want to keep our customers happy. We will have you meet one on one with our craftsmen for a free estimate on your project. We offer a 2 year labor warranty. We also offer money saving discounts on the projects.
We are a handyman and remodeling company. We want to keep our customers happy. We will have you meet one on one with our craftsmen for a free estimate on your project. We offer a 2 year labor warranty. We also offer money saving discounts on the projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Precision Contracting Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(26)
At Precision Contracting Services, delivering a superior contractor performance is the cornerstone of everything we do. It drives us to innovate. It inspires us to collaborate. Our dedication to excellence in service and craftsmanship sets the bar in everything we do. Precision Contracting Service...Read more about Precision Contracting Services, LLC
At Precision Contracting Services, delivering a superior contractor performance is the cornerstone of everything we do. It drives us to innovate. It inspires us to collaborate. Our dedication to excellence in service and craftsmanship sets the bar in everything we do. Precision Contracting Service...Read more about Precision Contracting Services, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Apex Painting
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
We are a division of Apex Construction. we offer above average quality work for below average cost.We offer many services framing, drywall,renovations,bathrooms, basements,custom painting, faux finish,back rolling,concrete seal/waterproofing,epoxy coating,power washing,laminate,vinyl,hard wood floor...Read more about Apex Painting
We are a division of Apex Construction. we offer above average quality work for below average cost.We offer many services framing, drywall,renovations,bathrooms, basements,custom painting, faux finish,back rolling,concrete seal/waterproofing,epoxy coating,power washing,laminate,vinyl,hard wood floor...Read more about Apex Painting
Porch Pro Headshot AG Langer & Company
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Welcome to AG LANGER & Co. We are a woodworking, design and renovation company located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. We strive to provide the highest level of craftsmanship and quality while creating well designed, functional and beautiful objects and spaces. From the smallest woodworking details to the ...Read more about AG Langer & Company
Welcome to AG LANGER & Co. We are a woodworking, design and renovation company located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. We strive to provide the highest level of craftsmanship and quality while creating well designed, functional and beautiful objects and spaces. From the smallest woodworking details to the ...Read more about AG Langer & Company
Porch Pro Headshot Farrell Quality Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(7)
Farrell Quality Carpentry is a carpentry company located in Wadsworth. They provide services such as deck repair, custom closet design, ramp installation and more.
Farrell Quality Carpentry is a carpentry company located in Wadsworth. They provide services such as deck repair, custom closet design, ramp installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Van Beek Construction
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(3)
"We needed about 1200 square feet of flooring installed and worked with Van Beek. They came to properly measure the area needed, finished the job in 2 days, cleaned everything up nicely and made sure we we're happy with their work. Very personable and easy to work with. We love our new floor and ...Read more about Van Beek Construction
"We needed about 1200 square feet of flooring installed and worked with Van Beek. They came to properly measure the area needed, finished the job in 2 days, cleaned everything up nicely and made sure we we're happy with their work. Very personable and easy to work with. We love our new floor and ...Read more about Van Beek Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Painting Company LLC
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(2)
"Remodeling my kitchen & dining room! Awesome new paint job, super content with the finish! - very friendly and respectful work! Also for a an awesome price!! Can’t wait until I remodel the bedrooms and bathrooms! Will definitely be contacting Quality Painting again!!"
"Remodeling my kitchen & dining room! Awesome new paint job, super content with the finish! - very friendly and respectful work! Also for a an awesome price!! Can’t wait until I remodel the bedrooms and bathrooms! Will definitely be contacting Quality Painting again!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Dave Pennell
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Interior exterior carpentry No job to small
Interior exterior carpentry No job to small
Porch Pro Headshot Kobez Co.
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(21)

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 Franklin Carpenters

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He painted my house and it was great service and On time and very friendly and really was giving his all helping me with what I wanted and I am extremely happy on how my house looks now I would for sure suggest This company to anyone

- Josh Kent
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The first time I tried to schedule Shannon to come out to look at a yard project, he had a different date down than I did so we had to reschedule. That day came and he didn't show so I called to ask if he was on his way and he replied he was at another jo...

- Julie Slatinshek
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We rate Van Beek Construction 5 stars because they completed the work on time and on budget. Also they kept us informed of the progress of the work. Workers showed up when they said they would. We will hire them for our next project. Steve and Sara.

- Steve Smith

All Carpenters in Franklin, WI

Porch Pro Headshot P & V Handyman Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
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Porch Pro Headshot Right handy man
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Ice been in carpentry for 7 years now. 90% of my work has been on the north shore. (Ex. Lake forest, lake bluff, wilmette, etc) high end communitieapprenticeship for a difficult apprenticeship. But made me the perfectionist neat freak carpenter I am today.
Ice been in carpentry for 7 years now. 90% of my work has been on the north shore. (Ex. Lake forest, lake bluff, wilmette, etc) high end communitieapprenticeship for a difficult apprenticeship. But made me the perfectionist neat freak carpenter I am today.
Porch Pro Headshot Juern Construction Co
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
We have been proudly serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 1993. Providing quality carpentry, concrete, and paving for your home or business.
We have been proudly serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 1993. Providing quality carpentry, concrete, and paving for your home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Regent
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
(50)
Porch Pro Headshot Quirino painting
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
We give the best prices for the quality we offer
We give the best prices for the quality we offer
Porch Pro Headshot Schultheiss Contractors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
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Porch Pro Headshot MA Carey Group
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
General / Carpenter contractor. We specialize in new home construction, additions, finished basements, kitchen and bath remodel. Are carpentry division can handle all aspects of carpentry. 25 years of building experience.
General / Carpenter contractor. We specialize in new home construction, additions, finished basements, kitchen and bath remodel. Are carpentry division can handle all aspects of carpentry. 25 years of building experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Ordained to create
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Carpentry and beyond
Carpentry and beyond
Porch Pro Headshot Southpaw Home Remodel
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot Mark Duquaine
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
I have owned rental properties and personal residences for nearly 30 years. Have completed all types of repair and maintenance over the years. General plumbing and electric, carpentry, appliance installation, drywall and painting, cabinetry, flooring prep and install, carpet removal, assembly, doo...Read more about Mark Duquaine
I have owned rental properties and personal residences for nearly 30 years. Have completed all types of repair and maintenance over the years. General plumbing and electric, carpentry, appliance installation, drywall and painting, cabinetry, flooring prep and install, carpet removal, assembly, doo...Read more about Mark Duquaine
Porch Pro Headshot MA Carey Group
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Bierman Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Carpenter work, decks, addition, remodels, windows doors, home builders
Carpenter work, decks, addition, remodels, windows doors, home builders
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot Knox's Redwood
Carpenters
Serves Franklin, Wisconsin

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