Top 10 Carpenters in Kent, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Advance Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
"Clean, On Time, VERY Communicative, Honest, Reasonable prices, I worked with Alex Zhelez (the project manager) and it was one hassle-free experience.HE is definitely a Pro and he has a lot of connections with other Pros. I had no problem trusting him with money(cash) and he always found a solution ...Read more about Advance Roofing
"Clean, On Time, VERY Communicative, Honest, Reasonable prices, I worked with Alex Zhelez (the project manager) and it was one hassle-free experience.HE is definitely a Pro and he has a lot of connections with other Pros. I had no problem trusting him with money(cash) and he always found a solution ...Read more about Advance Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Top Rung Construction Co.
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Top-Rung Construction provides streamlined service solutions for new construction, remodeling, repairs, and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties. Our skilled remodeling team based in the greater Seattle WA area provide the best options for resolving both aesthetic and pragmatic ...Read more about Top Rung Construction Co.
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Top-Rung Construction provides streamlined service solutions for new construction, remodeling, repairs, and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties. Our skilled remodeling team based in the greater Seattle WA area provide the best options for resolving both aesthetic and pragmatic ...Read more about Top Rung Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot J & S Home Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
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"Fanastic job. J&S Home Services (Jeremy) surpassed all my requirements. He finished my decking and railing work after another contractors structural work. I didn't want the original contractor to finish since there were communication problems. J&S Home Services completed my elevated deck and an at...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
"Fanastic job. J&S Home Services (Jeremy) surpassed all my requirements. He finished my decking and railing work after another contractors structural work. I didn't want the original contractor to finish since there were communication problems. J&S Home Services completed my elevated deck and an at...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot BCO LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
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"We hired Andrew Brouwer to install new floor moldings on the first floor of our home and also to patch, repair and paint all the window, door casings and a banister. Andrew also repaired settling cracks in wall and ceiling and removed a defunct intercom, making the hole completely disappear. I wou...Read more about BCO LLC
"We hired Andrew Brouwer to install new floor moldings on the first floor of our home and also to patch, repair and paint all the window, door casings and a banister. Andrew also repaired settling cracks in wall and ceiling and removed a defunct intercom, making the hole completely disappear. I wou...Read more about BCO LLC
Porch Pro Headshot The Creative Craftsmen
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
(10)
"Aaron and Daniel were professional and timely in repairing my kitchen cabinets. They even helped me save enough money on my cabinets that I had enough to get new counter tops. I have referred several friends and family memebers to them and they all had similar experinces. These guys are awesome and...Read more about The Creative Craftsmen
"Aaron and Daniel were professional and timely in repairing my kitchen cabinets. They even helped me save enough money on my cabinets that I had enough to get new counter tops. I have referred several friends and family memebers to them and they all had similar experinces. These guys are awesome and...Read more about The Creative Craftsmen
Porch Pro Headshot Envision General Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
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"The team at Envision was always available to answer any questions I had and provided regular updates on the progress of the renovation. This level of communication helped to ease any concerns I had and gave me peace of mind knowing that my project was in capable hands."
"The team at Envision was always available to answer any questions I had and provided regular updates on the progress of the renovation. This level of communication helped to ease any concerns I had and gave me peace of mind knowing that my project was in capable hands."
Porch Pro Headshot Best flooring innovation LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Best flooring innovation is the company you need for your next project, we offer an extended list of services like hardwood floor installation, sand and refinishing, staining and more. We offer a great variety of stair designs for your home. Do you have problems with your concrete subfloor? We also...Read more about Best flooring innovation LLC
Best flooring innovation is the company you need for your next project, we offer an extended list of services like hardwood floor installation, sand and refinishing, staining and more. We offer a great variety of stair designs for your home. Do you have problems with your concrete subfloor? We also...Read more about Best flooring innovation LLC
Porch Pro Headshot USA Handyman & Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
We are amongst the leading handyman services because there no job too big or small for us. Save yourself time, money and frustration when you hire professionals like us. We guarantee a high-quality, professional handyman service with a satisfaction guarantee.
We are amongst the leading handyman services because there no job too big or small for us. Save yourself time, money and frustration when you hire professionals like us. We guarantee a high-quality, professional handyman service with a satisfaction guarantee.
Porch Pro Headshot Reconstruct Remodel
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Reconstruct Remodel is a complete remodeling, rebuilding and construction company with an array of experience from commercial to residential projects. Simon and his team will work with you to create a unique and personable experience.
Reconstruct Remodel is a complete remodeling, rebuilding and construction company with an array of experience from commercial to residential projects. Simon and his team will work with you to create a unique and personable experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Norwest Construction Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.
NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.

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 Kent Carpenters

141175

Was a pleasure doing business with great workmanship and excellent customer service

- Zach Carter
127763

5-star experience .i had a very trashy siding on very big house 3 story 1901... smart management, trustworthy financial approach, over 2 weeks of work ($17500 spent on material and labor and I can't be happier. Let him take care of material and just trust...

- Bill white
127757

I needed a house to paint and it and it wasn't an easy house. Very difficult access. But I was surprised how efficiently (BlackStar manager) Alex Zhelez managed the project. Overall what I though would be a headache and take a couple of weeks took him onl...

- escape transport llc
77483

We highly recommend Andrew. We needed some work done after purchasing our house and Andrew was highly recommended by friends. He fit our project into his schedule on very short notice. We were removing walls, reframing, replumbing the laundry, replacing s...

- Thomas Lawson
75511

We used andrew to renovate our basement, which had gone though some flooding issues. I couldn't be happier with the end result and plan to use Andrew for many future projects. He is very communicative, clean and meticulous in his work.

- Gary Snyder
65893

​I recently had Andy Brouwer coordinate the prep and painting of our 1939 metal windows, repair of related window handles and latches from the same era, and a few other finishes around the house that I've had on my to do list for years. I first hired And...

- Daniel Spils
66739

Andrew did an expert job installing pictures molding and then caulking and sealing it. He also repaired a hole in our lathe and plaster wall. We live in an old building with textured walls that can be very difficult to work with. Andrew has experience wit...

- Rebecca Szper
65975

I have a 1932 spanish bungalow that Andrew remodeled the kitchen at. I had custom cabinets built in the style of what would have been installed in a house of that period. Andrew has a good knowledge of older structures and the techniques common for the pe...

- david marzullo
77625

I have worked with Brouwer Contracting LLC on several projects for my interior design projects. Their quality of craftsmanship always exceeds my expectations. They are dependable, professional, and have great communication skills. I welcome collaboratio...

- Andrew Gath
71411

We had an excellent experience with Andrew. He installed stone tile around our fireplace and also installed a live edge mantel. The project turned out beautifully and was on time and on budget. We would recommend him without reservation.

- Patricia George
87692

Helpful and knowledgeable.

- Heidi Parker
78036

We love the fence that Daniel built us. It turned out exactly as we pictured and planned for.

- L W

All Carpenters in Kent, WA

Porch Pro Headshot AsBuilt Construction Works
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
We are a small general contracting and handyman service providing a wide range of services, from simple repairs to large remodeling projects. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have more than 20 years’ experience. As you can see from our name, we complete all our projects to exacting standa...Read more about AsBuilt Construction Works
We are a small general contracting and handyman service providing a wide range of services, from simple repairs to large remodeling projects. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have more than 20 years’ experience. As you can see from our name, we complete all our projects to exacting standa...Read more about AsBuilt Construction Works
Porch Pro Headshot Orlis Painting
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about Orlis Painting
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about Orlis Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Williams Carpentry and Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
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Porch Pro Headshot YATO LLC
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot NURA Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Greetings from NURA, We are a residential and commercial new construction and remodeling company based out of Seattle, WA. We're a young ambitious team with years of experience in construction management and field work. Our post-customer relationships and reviews speak for themselves.Our main focus...Read more about NURA Construction
Greetings from NURA, We are a residential and commercial new construction and remodeling company based out of Seattle, WA. We're a young ambitious team with years of experience in construction management and field work. Our post-customer relationships and reviews speak for themselves.Our main focus...Read more about NURA Construction
Porch Pro Headshot SheCanFixStuff llc
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Decks
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
We design and build decks, arbors, trellises, gazebos and other outdoor accessories to YOUR specifications and budget. We love the outdoors and want it to be a significant part of your home. We do what we say we will do. We will start and finish the job when we say it will happen. We keep all...Read more about Sound Decks
We design and build decks, arbors, trellises, gazebos and other outdoor accessories to YOUR specifications and budget. We love the outdoors and want it to be a significant part of your home. We do what we say we will do. We will start and finish the job when we say it will happen. We keep all...Read more about Sound Decks
Porch Pro Headshot Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
When it comes to Custom Woodworking, Custom Furniture and Interior Carpentry, no one compares to Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. With years of combined experience, Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Bellevue, Seattle and Eastside and beyond. Visit ...Read more about Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
When it comes to Custom Woodworking, Custom Furniture and Interior Carpentry, no one compares to Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. With years of combined experience, Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc. has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Bellevue, Seattle and Eastside and beyond. Visit ...Read more about Tad Williams Custom Builder Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Amou Projects
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
With over 15 years of experience in the carpentry trade, we provide fine workmanship for the residential market (including single family homes and apartment complexes. In need of a new wardrobe, kitchen installation, an attic renovation or any other home project? Look no further!
With over 15 years of experience in the carpentry trade, we provide fine workmanship for the residential market (including single family homes and apartment complexes. In need of a new wardrobe, kitchen installation, an attic renovation or any other home project? Look no further!
Porch Pro Headshot Colin's Construction
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Colin's Construction is all about professional excellence. I want all of my customers to be excited not only about the work we do but about the manner in which we do it. With professional attire and courteous smiles but also a commitment to superior work quality. We always leave your home cleaner th...Read more about Colin's Construction
Colin's Construction is all about professional excellence. I want all of my customers to be excited not only about the work we do but about the manner in which we do it. With professional attire and courteous smiles but also a commitment to superior work quality. We always leave your home cleaner th...Read more about Colin's Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Cedar Remodeling & Alterations
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Blue star services
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Nesto's Painting
Carpenters
Serves Kent, Washington

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No
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
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Disability access
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
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No
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