Top 10 Carpenters in Hopewell, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(208)
"I had a variety of work that needed to be done, roof repair, carpentry, shelving installed. Bubbas Handyman Service completed the job for me. Very nice service and prices. Russell was great, nice clean up after work was done, and very professional nice job done on the work. I will be using Bubbas H...Read more about Bubbas Handyman Service
"I had a variety of work that needed to be done, roof repair, carpentry, shelving installed. Bubbas Handyman Service completed the job for me. Very nice service and prices. Russell was great, nice clean up after work was done, and very professional nice job done on the work. I will be using Bubbas H...Read more about Bubbas Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(42)
You can rely on the specialists at Bubbas Handyman Service in the Smith Island area to replace your windows correctly and promptly because they boast an impressive 4-star rating from previous customers.
You can rely on the specialists at Bubbas Handyman Service in the Smith Island area to replace your windows correctly and promptly because they boast an impressive 4-star rating from previous customers.
Porch Pro Headshot John Szilagyi General Contractor
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(92)
Get your broken windows repaired in a timely manner with some help from the experts at John Szilagyi General Contractor in the Tall Timbers area.
Get your broken windows repaired in a timely manner with some help from the experts at John Szilagyi General Contractor in the Tall Timbers area.
Porch Pro Headshot Van Jester Wood Works
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(9)
Van Jester Woodworks, formed in 2007, is a collective of master craftsmen linked by a desire to create. Rising from the ashes of one of the oldest millwork shops in Richmond Virginia, Beckstoffers and Sons, these artisans are skilled in working with wood, regardless of the style or function of the p...Read more about Van Jester Wood Works
Van Jester Woodworks, formed in 2007, is a collective of master craftsmen linked by a desire to create. Rising from the ashes of one of the oldest millwork shops in Richmond Virginia, Beckstoffers and Sons, these artisans are skilled in working with wood, regardless of the style or function of the p...Read more about Van Jester Wood Works
Porch Pro Headshot Rectors Property Maintenance
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(3)
Family owned property maintenance company that operates 24/7. We are a one call does it all kind of company with several different departments specializing in all your different commercial or residential needs. Licensed and insured.
Family owned property maintenance company that operates 24/7. We are a one call does it all kind of company with several different departments specializing in all your different commercial or residential needs. Licensed and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Steve Moss remodeling LLC, Solar Energy Consultant
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(1)
Professionals that do not quit until all your building needs are satisfied.
Professionals that do not quit until all your building needs are satisfied.
Porch Pro Headshot Commonwealth Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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We focus on the small jobs, repairs and preventative maintenance on your homes and business' enabling our clients to have peace of mind that their biggest investment is taken care of and allow them to focus on more important tasks.
We focus on the small jobs, repairs and preventative maintenance on your homes and business' enabling our clients to have peace of mind that their biggest investment is taken care of and allow them to focus on more important tasks.
Porch Pro Headshot Freedom Construction Services
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot Chisholm Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(2)
Chisholm Contracting 15 years of experience in custom decks specialist and home renovation. Tile Custom wood work Concrete Decks Stairs Ramps All deck work done to code Powerwashing Door and window replacement. Call Josh for estimate 894-3013
Chisholm Contracting 15 years of experience in custom decks specialist and home renovation. Tile Custom wood work Concrete Decks Stairs Ramps All deck work done to code Powerwashing Door and window replacement. Call Josh for estimate 894-3013
Porch Pro Headshot Foster Construction Fence and Deck
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia

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 Hopewell Carpenters

76126

Our gutters were cleaned with Bubbas Handyman Service as well as repairing out dishwasher that was not draining and out front door that was not shutting properly. Joe was great, nice and polite. Nice prices, everyone there was very helpful and kind. Thank...

- Jackie Usserman
51410

My experience is that Bubba and Cindy are very dedicated to doing an excellent job and treating their customers fairly and completing their jobs in a timely manner. This is an excellent resource for "real folks" who need a repair but are not in a positio...

- Ursula Balsom
51445

Bubbas Handyman Service is a totally professional organization. I would never hesitate to recommend them for any job.Save yourself some trouble and call Bubbas on the double !!

- Linda Mortazavi
51508

Quick, quality work, and a great personality. All in all great job.

- CHRISTOPHER TURNER
51407

Great company. Very pleases with work and the company.

- Wendy Bond
51400

Professional, personable and reasonable. Couldn't ask for more!

- Jennifer Millard
98805

We were a subcontractor of MGT Construction. MGT is the worse contractor you could work for - they do not pay their subs. Mike Logan, President will lie to your face. Please beaware of working for MGT - read the article that came out today(11/15/17) i...

- Cynthia Harris
355700

Swindled my wife out of over $3000 on the second job for her by saying he had materials, paid for by her and never came back to home in Henrico to perform work.Also did not clean up the trash from the first job ending in her job having to pay for removal....

- John Evans
355701

Note the Bommer Group was canceled on Thumbtack probably due to complaints and bad reviews

- John Evans
225985

This company is a fraud. They will overcharge, not show up, not finish work, and can’t even provide an invoice or receipt for work. They are down to one employee who will be quitting soon. They are operating with no insurance. AVOID THIS FRAUDULENT COMPAN...

- Nicholas Saunders
67818

We had some damage done from the storms we were having, bubbas handyman quickly responded to our call to them. They did a fantastic job on the repairs and the pricing was great. These fellows do a little of everything which did save us money from having t...

- Nathan Longest
82067

We had our new gutters, downspouts and gutter guards, installed by bubbas handyman, also a repair to our leaking toilet. Very good service as well as their prices. Everyone there was friendly and kind, and most helpful. They have earned our business, we ...

- D Coppage

All Carpenters in Hopewell, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Handy Andy
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Our work is guaranteed with lowest prices.
Our work is guaranteed with lowest prices.
Porch Pro Headshot HandyLane LLC
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Quality Handyman services. 🛠 Always putting the customer 1st!
Quality Handyman services. 🛠 Always putting the customer 1st!
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Triangle Home Improvement is a remodeling contractor that offers building addition, attic restoration, home handyman services and more. They are located in Williamsburg and serve Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Gloucester.
Triangle Home Improvement is a remodeling contractor that offers building addition, attic restoration, home handyman services and more. They are located in Williamsburg and serve Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Gloucester.
Porch Pro Headshot Flooring and More Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Here at Flooring and More we have over 20 years in construction services. Our services include, but are not limited to: flooring, tile, trim, decking, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen/bath remodels.
Here at Flooring and More we have over 20 years in construction services. Our services include, but are not limited to: flooring, tile, trim, decking, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen/bath remodels.
Porch Pro Headshot Rocco Customs, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
A custom design build firm specializing in premier waterfront custom homes, additions and remodels as well as docks, decks, boat houses and seawalls from Virginia to California for over 20 years. Let Rocco Customs help you fulfill your dreams!
A custom design build firm specializing in premier waterfront custom homes, additions and remodels as well as docks, decks, boat houses and seawalls from Virginia to California for over 20 years. Let Rocco Customs help you fulfill your dreams!
Porch Pro Headshot JMD Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
With a lifetime of experience, JMD Carpentry is your contact for general contracting needs. We specialize in many interior and exterior applications, such as painting, cabinetry, finish carpentry, flooring/tiling, outdoor decks and ramps, siding, remodeling, renovations and much more. JMD Carpentry ...Read more about JMD Carpentry
With a lifetime of experience, JMD Carpentry is your contact for general contracting needs. We specialize in many interior and exterior applications, such as painting, cabinetry, finish carpentry, flooring/tiling, outdoor decks and ramps, siding, remodeling, renovations and much more. JMD Carpentry ...Read more about JMD Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Built and Painted
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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My name is Matt, I'm the owner/operator of Custom Built and Painted. I'm an experienced licensed contractor. Let me know how I can help!
My name is Matt, I'm the owner/operator of Custom Built and Painted. I'm an experienced licensed contractor. Let me know how I can help!
Porch Pro Headshot Michael Valenti Painting, Powerwashing & Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? Michael Valenti Painting, Powerwashing & Carpentry in the Dames Quarter, MD area can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? Michael Valenti Painting, Powerwashing & Carpentry in the Dames Quarter, MD area can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Porch Pro Headshot Deck & Porch Designs
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Building decks and screenporches for the top companies in the Richmond area for 20 years, let us now build direct for you.
Building decks and screenporches for the top companies in the Richmond area for 20 years, let us now build direct for you.
Porch Pro Headshot Appearance Specialties
Carpenters
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Interior painting, pressure washing, deck repairs and rebuilds, tile installs and repairs. Blinds, horizontal or vertical. Vinyl siding and metal work
Interior painting, pressure washing, deck repairs and rebuilds, tile installs and repairs. Blinds, horizontal or vertical. Vinyl siding and metal work
Porch Pro Headshot mgt construction
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Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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Latest projects near Hopewell

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Prince George 23875
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
Yes, I have design plans
Deck size (SQFT)
100 to 250 square feet
Surface and railing material
Composite
Structure material
Wood
Structural features
Custom stairs
Supplemental features
Screens, Deck lighting
Materials included
Yes, I just need construction
Prince George 23875
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Chester 23836
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a week
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
500-1000 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
composite wood
Deck features
Stairs, Awnings
Other deck features
Deck lighting, Built-in benches, planters or storage
Extent of design or prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Chester 23836
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Chester 23836
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week
Chester 23836
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, I want to discuss it with a professional
Deck size (SQFT)
I haven't decided
Surface and railing material
Looking for advice
Deck structure material
Looking for advice
Structural features
Custom stairs, Roof, awnings, other overhead covering
Supplemental additions
BBQ, Screens, Deck lighting
Material provided
No, pro must provide the materials