Top 10 Carpenters in Harper Woods, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Disaster Recovery Team
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Service Team of Professionals East MI. delivers you professional, efficient service in Wayne, MI for a variety of drywall needs.
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Service Team of Professionals East MI. delivers you professional, efficient service in Wayne, MI for a variety of drywall needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Anything Maintenance  LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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"Our furnace went out and we had Dennis from anything maintenance come out and fix it. He did a wonderful job, I would recommend him to anyone! He is very thorough, honest, and fair with his prices!! Thanks Dennis :) "
"Our furnace went out and we had Dennis from anything maintenance come out and fix it. He did a wonderful job, I would recommend him to anyone! He is very thorough, honest, and fair with his prices!! Thanks Dennis :) "
Porch Pro Headshot Joseph Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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We have been a family owned and operated company for the last 45 years. The services we offer are listed below. Roofing Structural services Full house insulating Electrical Plumbing HVAC Kitchen design and build out Interior and exterior basement and crawlspace waterproofing All interior remodelin...Read more about Joseph Home Improvement
We have been a family owned and operated company for the last 45 years. The services we offer are listed below. Roofing Structural services Full house insulating Electrical Plumbing HVAC Kitchen design and build out Interior and exterior basement and crawlspace waterproofing All interior remodelin...Read more about Joseph Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Protec Painting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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"I hired protec to paint our study, they did a wonderful job. It took a little longer then i expected, but the results were great. Robert added a few extras due to scheduling issues which made up for the delay. The quality of the painting was great. We let them do our family room as well and the res...Read more about Protec Painting LLC
"I hired protec to paint our study, they did a wonderful job. It took a little longer then i expected, but the results were great. Robert added a few extras due to scheduling issues which made up for the delay. The quality of the painting was great. We let them do our family room as well and the res...Read more about Protec Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot 545 Lawn Care
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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545 Lawn Care, Inc., located in Southeast Michigan, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in continuous concrete landscape edging, also known as landscape curbing as well as lawn and snow removal services. Servicing the Southeast Michigan area, we pride ourselves on the quality and depend...Read more about 545 Lawn Care
545 Lawn Care, Inc., located in Southeast Michigan, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in continuous concrete landscape edging, also known as landscape curbing as well as lawn and snow removal services. Servicing the Southeast Michigan area, we pride ourselves on the quality and depend...Read more about 545 Lawn Care
Porch Pro Headshot Cataldo Construction Group LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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Full Service State Licensed & Insured
Full Service State Licensed & Insured
Porch Pro Headshot Pigment Painting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Pigment painting is based on integrity, competitive pricing, and respect for the customer. The goals of my company are
Pigment painting is based on integrity, competitive pricing, and respect for the customer. The goals of my company are
Porch Pro Headshot Scorr Contracting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot RnB Home improvement LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
We specialize in electrical,carpentry,plumbing,landscaping, and etc... Been in busy for 3yrs and we guarantee our work. Started off rehabbing homes for a property management company for 5yrs. If you have any questions give us a call,text, or email.
We specialize in electrical,carpentry,plumbing,landscaping, and etc... Been in busy for 3yrs and we guarantee our work. Started off rehabbing homes for a property management company for 5yrs. If you have any questions give us a call,text, or email.
Porch Pro Headshot DFS Construction llc
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
We make sure our customers are completely satisfied
We make sure our customers are completely satisfied

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 Harper Woods Carpenters

14260

The staff at Joseph Home Improvement were friendly, courteous and very responsive to my needs and concerns. I would recommend this company to my family and friends.

- Mike Caruso
9346

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

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

- Nathan Sowers
75691

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

- Lee Warren
6179

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

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

6206

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

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

9624

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

- Andy McAndrews
6180

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

Excellent!

6593

I was impressed with the punctuality and professionalism of this company. I would not only recommend them to others but will use them again if the need arises.

6187

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

Responded to my situation immediately with great results.

73664

I hired Anything Maintenance for a mini splitter installation. In the contract it detailed that the dehumidifier would pump to a drain in the laundry room, instead they routed a water line out a hole in my bedroom wall and left water dumping on my founda...

- Lee Warren
124675

Riley Landscaping put new sod in my front yard and it looks beautiful! They were friendly and professional. I highly recommend Riley Landscaping!

- Lily Rozewski
510260

Beware, very poor workmanship, would not make corrections, argued with me on code items and items that were on contract drawings, had to correct his mess ups, has judgement against him and lawsuits.

- kevin W

All Carpenters in Harper Woods, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Persh Construction
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
We strive to leave you satisfied that you chose Persh!
We strive to leave you satisfied that you chose Persh!
Porch Pro Headshot v's handy service
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Distinguished Demolition & Construction
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Distinguished Demolition & Construction LLC is a family-owned business we've been in the construction industry for over 30 years. I believe is our commitment to Quality and our attention to detail that sets us apart from the other companies in our industry. So please give us a call and let our famil...Read more about Distinguished Demolition & Construction
Distinguished Demolition & Construction LLC is a family-owned business we've been in the construction industry for over 30 years. I believe is our commitment to Quality and our attention to detail that sets us apart from the other companies in our industry. So please give us a call and let our famil...Read more about Distinguished Demolition & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot RnB Rehab
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
We provide quality work
We provide quality work
Porch Pro Headshot Home Source Construction Westland
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Carter Contracting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Riley’s landscaping
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
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Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Keller Construction
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
I have been doing construction for 20 years. I take my time and do quality work. It is my number one goal to make sure all my customers are satisfied.
I have been doing construction for 20 years. I take my time and do quality work. It is my number one goal to make sure all my customers are satisfied.
Porch Pro Headshot Le Pattersons Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Le Pattersons Home Improvement, located in Warren, is a remodeling specialist. They offer shower installation, baseboard molding installation and other services.
Le Pattersons Home Improvement, located in Warren, is a remodeling specialist. They offer shower installation, baseboard molding installation and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Dkd Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
From new/patch roof's to finishing your basement. We can do it all.
From new/patch roof's to finishing your basement. We can do it all.
Porch Pro Headshot Kplus Construction
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Over 20 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Free estimates!
Over 20 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot Detroit Michigan remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Detroit remodelling service
Carpenters
Serves Harper Woods, Michigan

Latest projects near Harper Woods

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Harper Woods 48225
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Detroit 48224
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
trex
Deck features
Stairs, rails
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No
Saint Clair Shores 48080
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Harper Woods 48225
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Cedar or redwood
Deck features
Stairs, Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No