Top 10 Carpenters in Libertyville, IL

Porch Pro Headshot PROGRESS SERVICE UNLIMITED INC.
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(45)
"Progress Service Unlimited Inc. did re-modeling my kitchen recently. I thought the job was done very professionally, with high quality of workmanship, at a very reasonable cost. I was especially pleased with the suggestions and other advice Casey provided regarding the selection of materials and co...Read more about PROGRESS SERVICE UNLIMITED INC.
"Progress Service Unlimited Inc. did re-modeling my kitchen recently. I thought the job was done very professionally, with high quality of workmanship, at a very reasonable cost. I was especially pleased with the suggestions and other advice Casey provided regarding the selection of materials and co...Read more about PROGRESS SERVICE UNLIMITED INC.
Porch Pro Headshot AAABR Service Company
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(14)
Welcome to AAABR Service Company We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to exceeding our customer's expectations. Give us a call and we will provide you with a reasonable estimate in a timely fashion. We have proudly served Lake and McHenry Illinoise Counties since 2007. We offer a...Read more about AAABR Service Company
Welcome to AAABR Service Company We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to exceeding our customer's expectations. Give us a call and we will provide you with a reasonable estimate in a timely fashion. We have proudly served Lake and McHenry Illinoise Counties since 2007. We offer a...Read more about AAABR Service Company
Porch Pro Headshot Acer Construction, LLC.
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(6)
From kitchen and bathroom remodeling to Painting and repair transformations. Acer Construction will go the extra mile to make sure that your project is everything you hoped it would be within the budget you plan on. Our professionals have the diversity of experience and exceptional skills to deliver...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
From kitchen and bathroom remodeling to Painting and repair transformations. Acer Construction will go the extra mile to make sure that your project is everything you hoped it would be within the budget you plan on. Our professionals have the diversity of experience and exceptional skills to deliver...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Service Direct, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(7)
Whether you are getting your home ready to put on the market or you want to remodel your kitchen, bath or other living area, you can rest assure that with over 25 years of experience doing remodeling, repairs and custom building projects, Home Services Direct is Chicagoland's premier choice. The pro...Read more about Home Service Direct, LLC
Whether you are getting your home ready to put on the market or you want to remodel your kitchen, bath or other living area, you can rest assure that with over 25 years of experience doing remodeling, repairs and custom building projects, Home Services Direct is Chicagoland's premier choice. The pro...Read more about Home Service Direct, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Hammock Construction Inc
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(2)
"Hammock Construction did a complete demolition of one of our apartment buildings that flooded during the recent cold temperatures .They were very clean and orderly, leaving no debris behind and no safety hazards for our tenants.All employees were very professional and courteous."
"Hammock Construction did a complete demolition of one of our apartment buildings that flooded during the recent cold temperatures .They were very clean and orderly, leaving no debris behind and no safety hazards for our tenants.All employees were very professional and courteous."
Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry Plus You
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(49)
Hi, it's Thomas. Although our experience has over twenty two years, we recently have merged on the Porch platform in order to meet you! Reviews are available on our website as well. Carpentry Plus You is a quality driven company dedicated to every detail of your project from start to completion. We...Read more about Carpentry Plus You
Hi, it's Thomas. Although our experience has over twenty two years, we recently have merged on the Porch platform in order to meet you! Reviews are available on our website as well. Carpentry Plus You is a quality driven company dedicated to every detail of your project from start to completion. We...Read more about Carpentry Plus You
Porch Pro Headshot Farrell Quality Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(7)
Farrell Quality Carpentry is a carpentry company located in Wadsworth. They provide services such as deck repair, custom closet design, ramp installation and more.
Farrell Quality Carpentry is a carpentry company located in Wadsworth. They provide services such as deck repair, custom closet design, ramp installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Painting Company LLC
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(2)
"Remodeling my kitchen & dining room! Awesome new paint job, super content with the finish! - very friendly and respectful work! Also for a an awesome price!! Can’t wait until I remodel the bedrooms and bathrooms! Will definitely be contacting Quality Painting again!!"
"Remodeling my kitchen & dining room! Awesome new paint job, super content with the finish! - very friendly and respectful work! Also for a an awesome price!! Can’t wait until I remodel the bedrooms and bathrooms! Will definitely be contacting Quality Painting again!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Lansing Home Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(6)
"Lansing Home Remodeling has done a couple of projects for us, including a full basement remodel and installing new flooring in the main areas. They do great work and are very professional. They are also accurate with estimates so i don't have to worry that things will go over budget. I plan to u...Read more about Lansing Home Remodeling
"Lansing Home Remodeling has done a couple of projects for us, including a full basement remodel and installing new flooring in the main areas. They do great work and are very professional. They are also accurate with estimates so i don't have to worry that things will go over budget. I plan to u...Read more about Lansing Home Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Alpine Skylights & Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(23)
Larry is a VELUX Certified 5 Star Skylight Specialist. He has specialized in skylights for over 25 years. His reputation for quality craftsmanship and service is upheld in every job he completes. Alpine Skylights is fully insured and is a State of Illinois licensed roofing contractor. Our service ar...Read more about Alpine Skylights & Carpentry
Larry is a VELUX Certified 5 Star Skylight Specialist. He has specialized in skylights for over 25 years. His reputation for quality craftsmanship and service is upheld in every job he completes. Alpine Skylights is fully insured and is a State of Illinois licensed roofing contractor. Our service ar...Read more about Alpine Skylights & Carpentry

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 Libertyville Carpenters

157235

He painted my house and it was great service and On time and very friendly and really was giving his all helping me with what I wanted and I am extremely happy on how my house looks now I would for sure suggest This company to anyone

- Josh Kent
19519

We are extremely pleased with our finished basement! Cameron listened to what our wishes were for the basement and came up with some great ideas that we would not have even thought of. He presented a plan and pricing in a timely manner. In fact everyth...

- Jacquie Kratohvil
19970

I have used Cameron a few times when projects were a little over my head. He has always brought great ideas to the table and the end product is always more than I expected.

- Chad Westbrook
19461

Quality work done by this company. I would highly recommend them.

- Diane Marks
19290

Cameron at Lansing Home Remodeling has done an excellent job for us. He is timely and honest. Not only has he done work in our home but he also volunteers his b time at Glory Bound Farms building stalls and doing repairs. From odd jobs to remodeling and d...

- Donna Teer
19316

They did a great job remodeling our basement and adding a sunroom to our home!

- Donna Glusic
64396

Makes a good handyman with experience in a lot of things you need around the home. Was very innovative creating a glass brick window box for me. Good prices.

- Su Hartung
252095

I want to amend my previous review. This job was done well and he actually took care of the problem before he saw the negative review. I would use this contractor again.

- Gary Granell
252090

Jeremy, the owner, gave me a quote to repair the roof on my shed. During the quote, he verbally told me that haul away of all the debris was included. He even told me on the last day of the project that he would be back to pick up the scrap. 3 days later...

- Gary Granell
36416

Home Service Direct, LLC sent over a handyman to paint 2 bedrooms. The paint job was pretty good. However, we are starting to notice little things that were not cleaned up or put back in place properly. There is some paint on the window trim and one of...

- Kaila Cohns-Hutchen

All Carpenters in Libertyville, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Dave Pennell
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
Interior exterior carpentry No job to small
Interior exterior carpentry No job to small
Porch Pro Headshot JP AND SON CONSTRUCTION
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Phoenix Construction Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
(1)
Past customers have given Phoenix Consulting and Construction Services in Dekalb, IL an excellent 4-star rating for their great painting service offerings.
Past customers have given Phoenix Consulting and Construction Services in Dekalb, IL an excellent 4-star rating for their great painting service offerings.
Porch Pro Headshot Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
Awarding winning design build firm with over two decades of home building and remodeling experience in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, we’ve built, renovated and remodeled well over 450 homes. Our skilled team is dedicated to true craftsmanship and flawless design. We take each project f...Read more about Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
Awarding winning design build firm with over two decades of home building and remodeling experience in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, we’ve built, renovated and remodeled well over 450 homes. Our skilled team is dedicated to true craftsmanship and flawless design. We take each project f...Read more about Patrick A .Finn, Ltd.
Porch Pro Headshot JTK Midwest Services Company
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
Porch Pro Headshot Juern Construction Co
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
We have been proudly serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 1993. Providing quality carpentry, concrete, and paving for your home or business.
We have been proudly serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 1993. Providing quality carpentry, concrete, and paving for your home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot TJ's Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
We believe in providing high quality work for a price easy on your wallet. We can confidently handle and home improvement project you'd like done.
We believe in providing high quality work for a price easy on your wallet. We can confidently handle and home improvement project you'd like done.
Porch Pro Headshot K&N Handyman Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
We specialize in quality and Efficiency! Great Rates for Quality Well Done Work! Give us a call for your Free Estimate
We specialize in quality and Efficiency! Great Rates for Quality Well Done Work! Give us a call for your Free Estimate
Porch Pro Headshot Express Home Services
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot Rick Roemer Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
I specialize in smaller projects in the following trades: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Assembly, Installation, Patching, Painting, Drywall repairs. I can install light fixtures, ceiling fans, thermostats, toilets, faucets and many more items. I can also replace and repair outdated or broken comp...Read more about Rick Roemer Handyman Service
I specialize in smaller projects in the following trades: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Assembly, Installation, Patching, Painting, Drywall repairs. I can install light fixtures, ceiling fans, thermostats, toilets, faucets and many more items. I can also replace and repair outdated or broken comp...Read more about Rick Roemer Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Randall Slaton
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
Here at My Super Handyman, our goal is to make full gut rehabs easier and cost effective for individuals and businesses in the Chicago, IL area. We understand that dealing with all gut rehabs start with a question. That question is either how did this fire or water damage happen or how much money is...Read more about Randall Slaton
Here at My Super Handyman, our goal is to make full gut rehabs easier and cost effective for individuals and businesses in the Chicago, IL area. We understand that dealing with all gut rehabs start with a question. That question is either how did this fire or water damage happen or how much money is...Read more about Randall Slaton
Porch Pro Headshot ciao-handyman
Carpenters
Serves Libertyville, Illinois
Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.
Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.

Latest projects near Libertyville

Recent projects booked on Porch
Grayslake 60030
Dock Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Preferred size of dock
I'm not sure
Kind of dock
Permanent
Location of dock
Lake or pond
Location characteristics
Water is more than 10 feet deep, Soft or muddy bottom
Extent of design prep
No
Libertyville 60048
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
500-1000 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
Mundelein 60060
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Mundelein 60060
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
Yes
Existing surface material
Composite
Desired surface material
Composite
Structural modifications
Yes
Existing deck structure
Wood
Structural changes
patch removed stair to demo'ed upper pool deck
Supplemental features
Deck lighting, Benches, planters, or built-in storage
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials
Libertyville 60048
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week