Top 3 Carpenters in Houston, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Door24hour.com
100% response rate
"Final Phaze repaired my fence and replaced one section of it. They took down a 10x12 wood storage shed and took the shed and contents to the dump and they took down 2 medium size trees. Their work was quick, neat and complete. They did everything I asked. I felt very comfortable with them. Wou...Read more about Door24hour.com
1500 Hadley St # 2705, Houston, TX
832-693-4004
Porch Pro Headshot Averon Construction
(329)
"Averon Construction has marvelous and competent staff. They have been helping us every step of the way to make sure we get the attention to detail that we deserve. They answer quickly if you have any questions or concerns and work with you from beginning to end."
448 W 19th St, Houston, TX
281-985-9591
Porch Pro Headshot Artek Painting & Construction
"Artek has done both painting and remodeling for us many times over the past twenty years and is currently doing a large project for my brother. They are reasonably priced, do a great job, help you make the best decision, keep you informed and are so easy to work with. "
14518 Hempstead Rd Ste 4V, Houston, TX
832-256-7963

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Porch Pro Headshot Kitchen Cabinets Houston
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(42)
"Shannon does it right and corrects what the cheap home builder does wrong. I have used Shannon for the past three years from routine repairs, upgrades, and custom woodwork. He is reliable and owns up to what he says he will do. With that said, plan early with Shannon, since he is in demand. Quality...Read more about Kitchen Cabinets Houston
"Shannon does it right and corrects what the cheap home builder does wrong. I have used Shannon for the past three years from routine repairs, upgrades, and custom woodwork. He is reliable and owns up to what he says he will do. With that said, plan early with Shannon, since he is in demand. Quality...Read more about Kitchen Cabinets Houston
Porch Pro Headshot Etg Construction
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(51)
"Just moved into a new place and wanted to make it our own. We wanted to renovate the kitchen and the living room especially. ETG came through with competitive prices and has made our place into a home. I especially wanted a little breakfast nook and they took care of that! Every morning i can now e...Read more about Etg Construction
"Just moved into a new place and wanted to make it our own. We wanted to renovate the kitchen and the living room especially. ETG came through with competitive prices and has made our place into a home. I especially wanted a little breakfast nook and they took care of that! Every morning i can now e...Read more about Etg Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Gorman brothers
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(47)
"Harry is very professional and reliable. He knew the problem with my roof right away and fixed it with no issues. His knowledge and expertise goes a long way and and it's great reassurance to the customer. Harry is the right man for the job that will make sure your shakes are aligned and the same c...Read more about Gorman brothers
"Harry is very professional and reliable. He knew the problem with my roof right away and fixed it with no issues. His knowledge and expertise goes a long way and and it's great reassurance to the customer. Harry is the right man for the job that will make sure your shakes are aligned and the same c...Read more about Gorman brothers
Porch Pro Headshot Champions House Keeping LLC
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(9)
"I am extremely pleased with Andres and his crew. Very professional and the work is excellent. Timely, and my fence was done in the time frame that was promised. Clean, great price and very nice. I recommend this company !"
"I am extremely pleased with Andres and his crew. Very professional and the work is excellent. Timely, and my fence was done in the time frame that was promised. Clean, great price and very nice. I recommend this company !"
Porch Pro Headshot Benny's Best Roofing & Construction
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(20)
We provide repair and replacement services for all types of roofs, commercial and residential. We are experts in our field and take pride in our work. We can assist homeowners in the claim process for storm damage, or other damage covered by insurance.
We provide repair and replacement services for all types of roofs, commercial and residential. We are experts in our field and take pride in our work. We can assist homeowners in the claim process for storm damage, or other damage covered by insurance.
Porch Pro Headshot MINEROS REMODELING & RENOVATIONS
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(13)
Porch Pro Headshot Boehle Construction Services
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(2)
"Matt did a great job with various updates my house needed. He did a beautiful accent wall, re-texturing of multiple walls, and re-faced and painted the cheap cabinets my home builder had put in the kitchen. I feel like he gave me a fair price and I'm very happy with the renovations that he did. Tha...Read more about Boehle Construction Services
"Matt did a great job with various updates my house needed. He did a beautiful accent wall, re-texturing of multiple walls, and re-faced and painted the cheap cabinets my home builder had put in the kitchen. I feel like he gave me a fair price and I'm very happy with the renovations that he did. Tha...Read more about Boehle Construction Services

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 Houston Carpenters

230310

Trevor was really helpful with my operator malfunction. We had him replace our 15 year old moter with a new one that has a battery back up upgrade. We will use him again on our next project at the bayhouse.

- Trevor Morris
38214

Professional, flexible, perfectionist with reasonable rates.

37719

Shannon has done work in our home on several occasions. Every time was a grand slam. All work performed has exceeded our expectations. Shannon is a star and I highly recommend him for any work you need done. You will be very happy choosing Shannon.

- Gary Lassin
37685

Known Shannon for over 13 years. He has Help me with my two restaurants with trim and carpentry work. Honorable person and man of his word.

- Abbas Hussein
37648

Shannon has completed several projects for my company and does exemplary work.

- Andrew Leva
37878

Shannon has: installed, painted, stained, repaired and modified cabinets for me over the past 10 years. Not only do we enjoy working with his but my customers like him as well.

- David Leva
37659

Shannon is a great people person, very meticulous professional, reliable, insightful innovative and creative...an honest straightforward person who definitely goes the extra mile..I would highly recommend him to everyone...

- Henry Castleberry
37651

Shannon's quality of work in replacing our kitchen cabinets was excellent. The quality of the wood, stain finish and edging was everything we hoped it would be. It's now 5 years later and we're calling him again for another house

- Vicky Maxwell
74691

Awesome Mechanical work.

- Larry Jordan
71236

Mike with Artek has consistently completed every client repair list I have sent him . The work is done quickly and expertly. My clients have nothing but good things to say about him !

- Charlotte Leach
71230

Mike is great to work with - will help you improve your concept for your remodel. Keeps updated on the new technology. Completes work efficiently and with superb quality.

- Tracy Olds

Everything You Need to Know About Houston Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Houston?

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

  • K&D Make Ready / Remodling:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Paul's Ventures Unlimited:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Coastal Cabinetry LLC:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Carpentry Services work in Houston?

Every Carpentry Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Houston work from Carpentersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Carpenters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Houston for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Carpenters took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

What zip codes in Houston have the best Carpenters?

Below we've listed Houston zip codes that have great selections of carpenters:

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Porch Pro Headshot Ronald Penny Home Repair & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(1)
"Ronald did a great job with helping me to install a new water heater. Helped takout the old water heater and dospos of it for me. As well with putting in the new heater. I have other projects he will help me with. Thanks alot for the quick response time! Saved me hundreds of dollars!"
"Ronald did a great job with helping me to install a new water heater. Helped takout the old water heater and dospos of it for me. As well with putting in the new heater. I have other projects he will help me with. Thanks alot for the quick response time! Saved me hundreds of dollars!"
Porch Pro Headshot The Pros A Construction and Restoration Company
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(1)
"I just had my bathroom remodeled and house painted by The Pros. Amazing quality and price! We just purchased the home which left us on a budget and timeframe, which The Pros met and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you 🙏"
"I just had my bathroom remodeled and house painted by The Pros. Amazing quality and price! We just purchased the home which left us on a budget and timeframe, which The Pros met and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you 🙏"
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of Cinco Ranch and South Katy
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
Home Improvement Professionals. Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairi...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Cinco Ranch and South Katy
Home Improvement Professionals. Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairi...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Cinco Ranch and South Katy
Porch Pro Headshot TRI WAY ENTERPRISES
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
At Tri-Way Enterprises, we specialize in turning your vision for your home into a reality. For a wide range of professional construction and remodeling services, choose Tri-Way Enterprises in Houston, Texas. We are a trusted Houston general contractor on both residential and commercial properties fo...Read more about TRI WAY ENTERPRISES
At Tri-Way Enterprises, we specialize in turning your vision for your home into a reality. For a wide range of professional construction and remodeling services, choose Tri-Way Enterprises in Houston, Texas. We are a trusted Houston general contractor on both residential and commercial properties fo...Read more about TRI WAY ENTERPRISES
Porch Pro Headshot Ferguson solutions
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
We are military owned and operated! We provide quality solutions done right with great pricing! I started this company just as a part time job after high school. Ferguson solutions has grown to be my full time job because it allows me to help others that cannot do these projects or that don’t have ...Read more about Ferguson solutions
We are military owned and operated! We provide quality solutions done right with great pricing! I started this company just as a part time job after high school. Ferguson solutions has grown to be my full time job because it allows me to help others that cannot do these projects or that don’t have ...Read more about Ferguson solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Texas Tough Construction
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
We are a new company that is working on building our portfolio. We have over ten years experience in home remodel and repair. We do everything from replacing windows, drive ways, sheetrock, painting even roofs. We do not do any plumbing or electrical.
We are a new company that is working on building our portfolio. We have over ten years experience in home remodel and repair. We do everything from replacing windows, drive ways, sheetrock, painting even roofs. We do not do any plumbing or electrical.
Porch Pro Headshot Thebesttoolbox
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
Our company Know that the best is measured by quality. We take pride in our customer service, we enjoy building great relationships. The Best Toolbox wants to become a reliable house hold name that everyone trust and love.
Our company Know that the best is measured by quality. We take pride in our customer service, we enjoy building great relationships. The Best Toolbox wants to become a reliable house hold name that everyone trust and love.
Porch Pro Headshot Brown's Mechanical
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(3)
Turn to the skilled experts at Brown's Mechanical in Cameron when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Turn to the skilled experts at Brown's Mechanical in Cameron when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Doorman Garage Door Service. www.doorman2020@simplesite.com
repair services as well as new installation ofresidental and commercial garage doors and operators.
repair services as well as new installation ofresidental and commercial garage doors and operators.
Porch Pro Headshot AZ Customs
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
(9)
Based in Houston, AZ Customs is a carpentry company. They provide deck repair and rot removal as well as other services. AZ Customs is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Based in Houston, AZ Customs is a carpentry company. They provide deck repair and rot removal as well as other services. AZ Customs is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Porch Pro Headshot Amirdean Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
Looking for a general contractor in Houston? Amirdean Carpentry offers quality new home construction, home remodeling, and kitchen remodeling.
Looking for a general contractor in Houston? Amirdean Carpentry offers quality new home construction, home remodeling, and kitchen remodeling.
Porch Pro Headshot HSH General Contractors-TX, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
Sink your tired feet into a plush carpet from HSH General Contractors-TX in Starks.
Sink your tired feet into a plush carpet from HSH General Contractors-TX in Starks.
Porch Pro Headshot CNG Remodeling and Welding
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas
Greetings! I have experience in drywall, welding, painting, flooring and other general construction/handy man trades. Quality work for an affordable price.
Greetings! I have experience in drywall, welding, painting, flooring and other general construction/handy man trades. Quality work for an affordable price.
Porch Pro Headshot FamFive
Carpenters
Serves Houston, Texas

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