Top 10 Carpenters in Kansas City, KS

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of Northeast Johnson County
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
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 repairin...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Northeast Johnson County
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 repairin...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Northeast Johnson County
Porch Pro Headshot Air Masters Air Duct Cleaning
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(174)
We clean and sanitize residential & commercial Airducts & furnace systems. Assuring a job well done not only with pride but integrity. Unlike your average Airduct cleaning company we do not upsell or use any deceptive tactics in our pricing or work. We give a price based on total square footage of...Read more about Air Masters Air Duct Cleaning
We clean and sanitize residential & commercial Airducts & furnace systems. Assuring a job well done not only with pride but integrity. Unlike your average Airduct cleaning company we do not upsell or use any deceptive tactics in our pricing or work. We give a price based on total square footage of...Read more about Air Masters Air Duct Cleaning
Porch Pro Headshot Rescue 1 Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(174)
Rescue 1 Construction, we can serve any and all of your general contracting and remodeling needs. Contact us today, we would love to work with you!
Rescue 1 Construction, we can serve any and all of your general contracting and remodeling needs. Contact us today, we would love to work with you!
Porch Pro Headshot Repairs Unlimited, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(93)
Repairs Unlimited, Inc. was created in 1986 by Emory F. "Jigger" James and Steve Galey, as a one-stop shop for home repair services formulated out of James and Galey's personal experience in general contracting and real estate development. After two years of operation, the entire operating approac...Read more about Repairs Unlimited, Inc.
Repairs Unlimited, Inc. was created in 1986 by Emory F. "Jigger" James and Steve Galey, as a one-stop shop for home repair services formulated out of James and Galey's personal experience in general contracting and real estate development. After two years of operation, the entire operating approac...Read more about Repairs Unlimited, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot John Carter Remodeling LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(13)
"John and his crew did some work on my kitchen ceiling. I wanted a grid installed (looks like wooden beams) incorporated on the existing ceiling. John is a really super nice guy. Honest, dependable, trusting and does his very best to satisfy the customer. I was happy to find such a contractor. ...Read more about John Carter Remodeling LLC
"John and his crew did some work on my kitchen ceiling. I wanted a grid installed (looks like wooden beams) incorporated on the existing ceiling. John is a really super nice guy. Honest, dependable, trusting and does his very best to satisfy the customer. I was happy to find such a contractor. ...Read more about John Carter Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Gercken Construction Service Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
FOR YOUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS: With over 33 years of experience in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, deck installation, and concrete contracting, GCS Gercken Construction is your premier choice for a contractor in the Liberty, MO, area. Our skilled technicians can show you how t...Read more about Gercken Construction Service Inc.
FOR YOUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS: With over 33 years of experience in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, deck installation, and concrete contracting, GCS Gercken Construction is your premier choice for a contractor in the Liberty, MO, area. Our skilled technicians can show you how t...Read more about Gercken Construction Service Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Nazareth Home Services
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Carpenter by trade starting at 16 years old. Family-owned general contracting business for 27 years which was based in Massachusetts. Moved to KC area in 2013 and now specializing in hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile flooring installation, as well as finish carpentry, painting, repairs and more. Go t...Read more about Nazareth Home Services
Carpenter by trade starting at 16 years old. Family-owned general contracting business for 27 years which was based in Massachusetts. Moved to KC area in 2013 and now specializing in hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile flooring installation, as well as finish carpentry, painting, repairs and more. Go t...Read more about Nazareth Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Jim's Plumbing
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(4)
Plumbing for all your plumbing needs. Plumbing up pipes, custom plumbing. Old plumbing. Since 2001. Call us today for a new fridge.
Plumbing for all your plumbing needs. Plumbing up pipes, custom plumbing. Old plumbing. Since 2001. Call us today for a new fridge.
Porch Pro Headshot Painting and more
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(4)
Painting & More is your premiere choice for your painting needs. We have been operating for over 20 years and provide the utmost quality painting for residential homeowners. We offer competitive rates, experienced crews, and our guarantee of your satisfaction. Our crews are well trained with all re...Read more about Painting and more
Painting & More is your premiere choice for your painting needs. We have been operating for over 20 years and provide the utmost quality painting for residential homeowners. We offer competitive rates, experienced crews, and our guarantee of your satisfaction. Our crews are well trained with all re...Read more about Painting and more
Porch Pro Headshot International Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(11)
We've been a business since 2004. Ever since then, we have had the pleasure and fortune of working with many clients who have contributed to our success. We specialize in a wide range of areas, such as renovations, new construction, pre-existing construction, and everything in between.
We've been a business since 2004. Ever since then, we have had the pleasure and fortune of working with many clients who have contributed to our success. We specialize in a wide range of areas, such as renovations, new construction, pre-existing construction, and everything in between.

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 Kansas City Carpenters

480993

This dude onw me 9000$ k I was sub contractor in Louisiana and now be 4 months. I still waiting. If he don’t have all the money because the lady need complete the job I know but the rest job left is no my responsibility. But if he agree maybe he send me 7...

- Orvin Duvon
131089

Jeff is reasonably priced and does a fantastic job. My condo looks lovely thanks to Jefferson Paints. I couldn't be happier.

- Robyn Faulkner
126922

Best service I ever had

- Jeffrey Richard
52040

They repaired an exterior wall and did a good job. They also kept in communication with us throughout the project. There was always a heads up phone call informing us about the schedule and progress. The crew worked hard and were always respectful and fri...

- Laura Raff
53638

John Carter Remodeling did a great job on a beautiful walk in closet built from scratch! We are super pleased and will call John again when we are ready for our next project!

- Troy Hott
79649

My wife and I had Jacob to run wiring from our circuit box to our new sunroom (about 100 feet) underground. He wired the entire room, buried the cable, installed outlets and switches. He did an awesome job! We got two bids and from my own experience it wa...

- Gary George
79414

He did an awesome job. Very happy costomer!

- Judy Holt
481076

i am very happy from this service

- John Frank
79413

He did an awesome job. Very happy costomer!

- Judy Holt
103043

The WORST company one could possibly do business with. Insurance company chose - I didn't. Shoddy workmanship, incompetent employees, won't show up on time or return calls. Began 5/17 and was told 4-6 weeks. 8 months later STILL NOT DONE. RUN from this c...

- Becky Halphin

All Carpenters in Kansas City, KS

Porch Pro Headshot Glock
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(39)
My am here to achieve what ever my customers goals are, I have found that no matter the task, it is always achievable.
My am here to achieve what ever my customers goals are, I have found that no matter the task, it is always achievable.
Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
We are a passionate remodeling team serving the Kansas City metro area. From small home repairs to full size rehabs - we do it all, large or small. Cost Effective, Time Efficient, Quality Results.
We are a passionate remodeling team serving the Kansas City metro area. From small home repairs to full size rehabs - we do it all, large or small. Cost Effective, Time Efficient, Quality Results.
Porch Pro Headshot Jefferson paints
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(2)
Iam Jeff Richards of Jefferson paints,i want to bring you quality work at affordable cost,iam looking forward to hearing from you guys iam new here,but I have 8 years interior painting and sheetrock... don't hesitate to ask!! Iam 2 years owning my company but 10 years overall, i have a crew for almo...Read more about Jefferson paints
Iam Jeff Richards of Jefferson paints,i want to bring you quality work at affordable cost,iam looking forward to hearing from you guys iam new here,but I have 8 years interior painting and sheetrock... don't hesitate to ask!! Iam 2 years owning my company but 10 years overall, i have a crew for almo...Read more about Jefferson paints
Porch Pro Headshot Monarch Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(15)
Decks Remodels Basement finish Etc
Decks Remodels Basement finish Etc
Porch Pro Headshot ABC Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
(12)
Kansas City's Leader in Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement Renovations with a customer service focus. Are you looking for a new bathroom, kitchen or living space in your basement? We take care of everything from design to completion, keeping your project within budget, and getting it right the first tim...Read more about ABC Renovations
Kansas City's Leader in Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement Renovations with a customer service focus. Are you looking for a new bathroom, kitchen or living space in your basement? We take care of everything from design to completion, keeping your project within budget, and getting it right the first tim...Read more about ABC Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot Finished Touch Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Porch Pro Headshot J&B Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
We are a family oriented business. Helping people turn wants into reality. We pride ourselves in high quality work with old school morals, where a hand shake meant everything. With 24 years of experience in general construction. We are your go to contractor.
We are a family oriented business. Helping people turn wants into reality. We pride ourselves in high quality work with old school morals, where a hand shake meant everything. With 24 years of experience in general construction. We are your go to contractor.
Porch Pro Headshot Simply Elite Interiors & Exteriors LLC.
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Family values are important to S.E.I.E. that why we are a family owned and operated company. We respect every person like they are next of kin and want each one to feel like their needs have been accommodated throughout the project timeline! We are "Simply" a friend who cares about excellence and ac...Read more about Simply Elite Interiors & Exteriors LLC.
Family values are important to S.E.I.E. that why we are a family owned and operated company. We respect every person like they are next of kin and want each one to feel like their needs have been accommodated throughout the project timeline! We are "Simply" a friend who cares about excellence and ac...Read more about Simply Elite Interiors & Exteriors LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Dream Works Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
We are a small company but dedicated to providing premier customer service, it is important to us to deliver unparalleled workmanship on every assignment.​ We offer a wide range of services to meet your project needs and ensure durable and cost effective workmanship. From simple projects such as int...Read more about Dream Works Contracting
We are a small company but dedicated to providing premier customer service, it is important to us to deliver unparalleled workmanship on every assignment.​ We offer a wide range of services to meet your project needs and ensure durable and cost effective workmanship. From simple projects such as int...Read more about Dream Works Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Wild West Construction Services llc
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
We at Wild West Construction Services LLC put our customers first.
We at Wild West Construction Services LLC put our customers first.
Porch Pro Headshot Serve Painting and Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Home Improvement and Remodeling. Handyman, Painting, Carpentry, Drywall, Decks and Fences.
Home Improvement and Remodeling. Handyman, Painting, Carpentry, Drywall, Decks and Fences.
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Fence & Decks
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Porch Pro Headshot Hi-tech Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
Porch Pro Headshot On the Ball remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Kansas City, Kansas
We're a small local owned business who strives on putting out the best work we can. Our overhead is low so i can beat most competitors estimates no problem.
We're a small local owned business who strives on putting out the best work we can. Our overhead is low so i can beat most competitors estimates no problem.

Latest projects near Kansas City

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Shawnee 66203
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
250-500 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Roeland Park 66205
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Shawnee 66216
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a month