Top 10 Carpenters in Glen Ellyn, IL

Porch Pro Headshot RH-Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(2)
Your home maintenance, repairs or projects—— SOLVED. We strive to save you both time and money by combining our long experience, the highest quality parts and equipment, and our dedication to delivering exceptional service. 
Your home maintenance, repairs or projects—— SOLVED. We strive to save you both time and money by combining our long experience, the highest quality parts and equipment, and our dedication to delivering exceptional service. 
Porch Pro Headshot Koval Builders
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(43)
"Damian's crew consists of truly professionals! If you need porch or deck they are your best choice. I sent a quote and received immediate estimation. The deck building went pretty fast too. Great customer service and well skilled builders!"
"Damian's crew consists of truly professionals! If you need porch or deck they are your best choice. I sent a quote and received immediate estimation. The deck building went pretty fast too. Great customer service and well skilled builders!"
Porch Pro Headshot Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(24)
"Prompt, productive, professional, personable and all around good guys. Email and phone communication is great compared to other companies I've used in the past. Needed a few smaller jobs done around the house. Also had them demo and haul away some old planters I've wanted gone for years now. Would ...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
"Prompt, productive, professional, personable and all around good guys. Email and phone communication is great compared to other companies I've used in the past. Needed a few smaller jobs done around the house. Also had them demo and haul away some old planters I've wanted gone for years now. Would ...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot DZ Flooring
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(35)
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY at dzflooring@yahoo.com . We specialize in refinishing, repairs, sanding and finishing of all wood floors in the Chicago and Chicagoland area. We can perform flooring inspection or consultation for installation or sanding related issues like cupping, gaps, splits, bucklin...Read more about DZ Flooring
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY at dzflooring@yahoo.com . We specialize in refinishing, repairs, sanding and finishing of all wood floors in the Chicago and Chicagoland area. We can perform flooring inspection or consultation for installation or sanding related issues like cupping, gaps, splits, bucklin...Read more about DZ Flooring
Porch Pro Headshot KDC Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(2)
We offer many services for: -New Single/Multi Family Residential and Commercial -Complete remodel, renovation and restoration services -Cabinetry, Vanities, Countertops -Interior Finishing Carpentry, baseboard, casing, crown molding, custom woodworking, mantles, built in shelving, and much more! -AL...Read more about KDC Construction LLC
We offer many services for: -New Single/Multi Family Residential and Commercial -Complete remodel, renovation and restoration services -Cabinetry, Vanities, Countertops -Interior Finishing Carpentry, baseboard, casing, crown molding, custom woodworking, mantles, built in shelving, and much more! -AL...Read more about KDC Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Service Options
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Porch Pro Headshot Swanson's Home Preservation
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Our team is a group of individuals that have multiple years of experience in many various construction fields Those fields include: HVAC (heating, ventilating/ventilation, and air conditioning) Electrical Plumbing Drywall Painting Windows Roofing Remodeling & More We also do odds and ends like: ...Read more about Swanson's Home Preservation
Our team is a group of individuals that have multiple years of experience in many various construction fields Those fields include: HVAC (heating, ventilating/ventilation, and air conditioning) Electrical Plumbing Drywall Painting Windows Roofing Remodeling & More We also do odds and ends like: ...Read more about Swanson's Home Preservation
Porch Pro Headshot Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Lee's Carpet & Floor Care - (847) 489-1618 Frustrated with finding someone you can trust to come in to your home to provide quality work at a reasonable price? My loyal customers tell me how much they appreciate my personalized attention to detail, and the fact that the owner is on site with 30 ye...Read more about Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Lee's Carpet & Floor Care - (847) 489-1618 Frustrated with finding someone you can trust to come in to your home to provide quality work at a reasonable price? My loyal customers tell me how much they appreciate my personalized attention to detail, and the fact that the owner is on site with 30 ye...Read more about Lee's Carpet & Floor Care
Porch Pro Headshot PK WOODWORK CONSTRUCTION, INC
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
We are in this business for over 20 years. We specialize on trim carpentry, kitchen cabinets installation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling , building new decks porches sun rooms etc.... . Our company also preforms dumpster rentals ( you can rent 14 yards roll off dumpster 14 feet long, 7 feet wi...Read more about PK WOODWORK CONSTRUCTION, INC
We are in this business for over 20 years. We specialize on trim carpentry, kitchen cabinets installation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling , building new decks porches sun rooms etc.... . Our company also preforms dumpster rentals ( you can rent 14 yards roll off dumpster 14 feet long, 7 feet wi...Read more about PK WOODWORK CONSTRUCTION, INC
Porch Pro Headshot Collins Construction Group Inc
Carpenters
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(9)
CCG has over 20 years of experience creating distinctive and finely crafted home renovations and additions. We have the sterling reputation that the difference is in the details. We turn ideas into reality, on time and within budget.
CCG has over 20 years of experience creating distinctive and finely crafted home renovations and additions. We have the sterling reputation that the difference is in the details. We turn ideas into reality, on time and within budget.

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 Glen Ellyn Carpenters

269612

Company owner hangs a confederate flag in their garage. All of these reviews mention that he's a "real stand up guy" and are likely to be fake. If the reviews are fake, then his work must not be good enough to earn the reviews.

- B LM
518721

Very good service, I am very happy with the result..

- Harold Murray
111358

My old porch was in need of immediate renovation. I had trouble finding a trustworthy company for a long time. However, I finally found just such a company and they proved themselves on every step of the project. They did such a great job that my porch lo...

- Owen Hanover
103949

I am very satisfied with the job performed by Koval Builders. My old porch was devastated, so they had a lot of work to do. Top notch workmanship, quick service and affordable price. Really recommend these porch builders.

- Andrew Bell
111356

This company strongly focuses on providing the best customer service possible. Both I and my brother took advantage of their services. I must say that in every phase of the project they communicated with us to ensure that the final product would be exactl...

- Elizabeth Hall
104201

Hired Koval for my porch repair. My friend told me about this company and I'm not disappointed. The porch was repaired quickly and for reasonable price. I'm sure we will enjoy it for long years

- daniel lane
516203

The quality of your workers and their work was excellent, and the price was thousands less than other estimates I got. I would recommend The RH-Services LLC to everyone who wants a bathroom upgrade.

- victoria crumbley
539506

Quick response and efficient service from RH-Services LLC . Fixed my squeaky door in no time!!!

- Margaret Nelson
76629

We were very happy with the entire process. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks Bisaillon Brothers! We will be calling you again very soon with a new list! Likely after the new year!

- Michael Richards
75252

I was very surprised when they answered the phone on my first call to start. Very happy to say they are now on my very short list of trusted contracting professionals. Will surely use them again when the time comes.

- Marissa Lewis
74875

I was very pleased with the overall experience. We needed a few T.V.'s mounted and a new ceiling fan installed. The technician was punctual, prompt and wore shoe coverings to help protect my home which was a breath of fresh air. Thanks Bisaillon Brothers!...

- Brittany Dickinson
522206

The Electrician was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing and the pricing. Was very good!

- Donna S Cass

Everything You Need to Know About Glen Ellyn Carpenters

Does the carpenter I want to hire need to be licensed in Glen Ellyn?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Carpenter need to have. There are 1 carpenters in Glen Ellyn that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Carpenters need to have to work on Carpentry Services jobs in IL:

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Glen Ellyn?

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

  • Crative Carpenter Contractors:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Hummingbird Ventures:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • ROGER OLSON WOODWORKING SVC:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who should I hire if I need Carpentry Services in Glen Ellyn?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Glen Ellyn ready to help you with your carpentry services project.

  • Of the 50 Carpenters in the Glen Ellyn area:
    • 1 have a state level accreditation
    • 1 have BBB accreditation.

Below we've listed a few of the top Carpenters on Porch:

  • Smittys Carpentry & Home Improvement
    • Father & Son Plumbing & Sewer
      • Esc Flooring & Tile

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        Porch Pro Headshot Hardknox Construction
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        (4)
        Contact me directly 815-557-2809
        Contact me directly 815-557-2809
        Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Handyman Service
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
        Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
        Porch Pro Headshot Koopman Carpentry, Inc.
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        Koopman Carpentry, Inc. is a family owned and operated business. We have been in business serving Southern Lake County and the greater North Shore Area since 1969. We are carpenters by trade specializing in residential remodeling and repairs. We do every thing from Hanging Art Work and making small...Read more about Koopman Carpentry, Inc.
        Koopman Carpentry, Inc. is a family owned and operated business. We have been in business serving Southern Lake County and the greater North Shore Area since 1969. We are carpenters by trade specializing in residential remodeling and repairs. We do every thing from Hanging Art Work and making small...Read more about Koopman Carpentry, Inc.
        Porch Pro Headshot H&N custom cabinetry
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        Cabinet company specializing in custom woodworking, built ins, and cabinet refinishing
        Cabinet company specializing in custom woodworking, built ins, and cabinet refinishing
        Porch Pro Headshot DS HOME DR Inc
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        We at DS HOME DR are 100% committed to our clients. Our #1 priority is doing exceptional work for our clients and we explain the process every step of the way starting with our itemized and extremely detailed estimates. We will arrive on time, finish your job on time, and always leave the job site...Read more about DS HOME DR Inc
        We at DS HOME DR are 100% committed to our clients. Our #1 priority is doing exceptional work for our clients and we explain the process every step of the way starting with our itemized and extremely detailed estimates. We will arrive on time, finish your job on time, and always leave the job site...Read more about DS HOME DR Inc
        Porch Pro Headshot tenoch renovations and painting
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot DJM Services
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        I have been a carpenter for over 35 years. I have done all types of home remodeling including bathrooms, kitchens, basements, doors and windows, tile and wood flooring, drywall install and taping, removal and installation of framing, vinyl siding and aluminum trim, etc. I have additional certificat...Read more about DJM Services
        I have been a carpenter for over 35 years. I have done all types of home remodeling including bathrooms, kitchens, basements, doors and windows, tile and wood flooring, drywall install and taping, removal and installation of framing, vinyl siding and aluminum trim, etc. I have additional certificat...Read more about DJM Services
        Porch Pro Headshot JTK Midwest Services Company
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
        JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
        Porch Pro Headshot mccormack construction inc
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        (2)
        Very experienced framing carpentry crew. Licensed, bonded and insured. Fair pricing for great workmanship. Check us out on facebook. (McCormack Construction Inc, Oak forest)
        Very experienced framing carpentry crew. Licensed, bonded and insured. Fair pricing for great workmanship. Check us out on facebook. (McCormack Construction Inc, Oak forest)
        Porch Pro Headshot Juern Construction Co
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        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 TJ's Handyman Service
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        We believe in providing high quality work for a price easy on your wallet. We can confidently handle and home improvement project you'd like done.
        We believe in providing high quality work for a price easy on your wallet. We can confidently handle and home improvement project you'd like done.
        Porch Pro Headshot Del real construction
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
        We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
        Porch Pro Headshot Smittys Carpentry & Home Improvement
        Carpenters
        Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
        Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement is a carpentry specialist based out of Brookfield. They have been offering wood finishing, railing design, porch construction and more since 2011. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement.
        Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement is a carpentry specialist based out of Brookfield. They have been offering wood finishing, railing design, porch construction and more since 2011. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement.

        Latest projects near Glen Ellyn

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        Wheaton 60189
        Deck Construction
        Start Date
        Within a month
        Service requested
        Replace deck
        Deck removed
        No, pro should remove existing deck
        Plans, drawings, blueprints
        No, I would like a professional opinion
        Deck size (SQFT)
        250 to 500 square feet
        Surface and railing material
        Wood
        Structure material
        Wood
        Structural features
        Multiple levels
        Supplemental features
        Something else
        Materials included
        No, pro must provide materials
        Carol Stream 60188
        Carpentry
        Service needed
        Carpentry
        Start Date
        Within 48 hours
        Wheaton 60187
        Carpentry
        Service needed
        Carpentry
        Start Date
        Within a week
        Wheaton 60187
        Door Replacement
        Service needed
        Door Replacement
        Start Date
        Within a month
        Wheaton 60189
        Carpentry
        Service needed
        Carpentry
        Start Date
        I'm flexible
        Carol Stream 60188
        Deck Construction
        Start Date
        I'm flexible
        Existing deck
        No
        Approximate size of deck to build
        Under 100 sq ft
        Decking and railing materials
        I'm not sure
        Deck features
        Disability access, Roof over deck
        Other deck features
        No, thanks, just the deck
        Extent of design or prep work
        No