Top 3 Carpenters in Louisville, KY

Porch Pro Headshot Oscar's Painting
We value our customers and want to make sure we provide great service. Handyman to painting jobs such as carpentry, blind installation and many more. Call us today to find out more!
1549 Glenrock Rd, Louisville, KY
502-705-6977
Porch Pro Headshot Webb's Painting & Repairs
"I had contacted this company to give me a price doing some painting for me they was very quick to respond to me and gave me a awesome price so I hired them they told me when they would be available to get it done and they was on time and very professional the made sure everything was covered up to ...Read more about Webb's Painting & Repairs
5506 Poplar Park Blvd # D, Louisville, KY
502-281-8270
Porch Pro Headshot Town and Country Contractors, LLC
We offer a lifetime of experience, honest pricing and the professionalism you look for in choosing your contractor. Our team of skilled tradesmen will deliver for you a JOB WELL DONE.
120 Martin Nethery Rd, Waddy, KY
502-210-3386

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Porch Pro Headshot HomeServ of Louisville
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HomeServ of Louisville in Buckner, KY is one of the best window replacement companies in town. Give them a call when you're ready to swap out your old windows for new ones.
HomeServ of Louisville in Buckner, KY is one of the best window replacement companies in town. Give them a call when you're ready to swap out your old windows for new ones.
Porch Pro Headshot J&A Remodeling LLC
Carpenters
Serves Louisville, Kentucky
We strive to turn your remodeling dreams into reality. Quality work at affordable prices. Family oriented. We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels but can do anything from a new roof to an addition to your home
We strive to turn your remodeling dreams into reality. Quality work at affordable prices. Family oriented. We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels but can do anything from a new roof to an addition to your home
Porch Pro Headshot Thompson's Custom Builders
Carpenters
Serves Louisville, Kentucky
Hello, I am a small business that works hard to make homeowners happy! I will try to make it stress free and on budget... anything from handyman services to custom decks.. I enjoy working with tile and flooring.. my goal is to exceed your expectations! Thanks , David Thompson Thompson's Cu...Read more about Thompson's Custom Builders
Hello, I am a small business that works hard to make homeowners happy! I will try to make it stress free and on budget... anything from handyman services to custom decks.. I enjoy working with tile and flooring.. my goal is to exceed your expectations! Thanks , David Thompson Thompson's Cu...Read more about Thompson's Custom Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Pegasus Restoration
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Serves Louisville, Kentucky
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Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Call upon Pegasus Restoration in Beattyville and have them repair your windows in a flash.
Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Call upon Pegasus Restoration in Beattyville and have them repair your windows in a flash.
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Porch Pro Headshot “Painter’s For Awareness llc” &  “AtoZ Construction, Remolding & Handyman Service’s  llc”
Merging from our formally known business as “A to Z Construction & Remodeling llc” to mainly Specializing on Interior Painting and General Repairs Work. We will be doing full renovations for the mean time but down sizing in soon future. Doing so will be easier to manage with less over head allowing ...Read more about “Painter’s For Awareness llc” & “AtoZ Construction, Remolding & Handyman Service’s llc”
Merging from our formally known business as “A to Z Construction & Remodeling llc” to mainly Specializing on Interior Painting and General Repairs Work. We will be doing full renovations for the mean time but down sizing in soon future. Doing so will be easier to manage with less over head allowing ...Read more about “Painter’s For Awareness llc” & “AtoZ Construction, Remolding & Handyman Service’s llc”
Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry Concepts, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Louisville, Kentucky
Carpentry Concepts is a carpentry company based out of Borden, IN. We have for years provided a wide variety of quality services locally and across the country. Extensive background in all phases of construction with an emphasis on carpentry, commercial and residential we at Carpentry Concepts, Inc...Read more about Carpentry Concepts, Inc.
Carpentry Concepts is a carpentry company based out of Borden, IN. We have for years provided a wide variety of quality services locally and across the country. Extensive background in all phases of construction with an emphasis on carpentry, commercial and residential we at Carpentry Concepts, Inc...Read more about Carpentry Concepts, 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

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We had a disagreement with them and I told them they had no friggin talen and not to text my wife again. So before I could walk down stairs and open my email he had sent this to my wife and this is a copy off Porch hardin county builders sent you a mess...

- Vicki jones
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This is the husband that was supposed to have mouthed off. Still going to be a 1 star as RFLMAO is not a professional way to respond to any email. This is not a professional businessman. Even had to try and slander me by saying I probably would not hav...

- Vicki jones
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The staff is efficient and courteous. Great job on painting the inside of our house and cannot wait to see our deck improvement once it is completed.

- Vicki Hagan
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We had our out of date living room updated with new paint, fireplace refaced, and crown molding. Chris designed the look of our new fire place. The work was professionally done, and the site was kept clean during construction. We get complements on the ne...

- Jeff Vessels
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Town and country did an excellent job in building our new home. We got quotes from three different general contractors and though Town and Country was not the cheapest it was very obvious be they were the most knowledgeable and experienced of the contrac...

- Evangeline Wheeler
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My husband and I recently bought some farmland and we wanted to build a pole building / weekend hideaway so our family could enjoy our land until we get ready to build our dream home. This company was highly recommended by two of our neighbors. We called ...

- Tabatha Starker
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Last year I chose Town and Country Contractors to replace a deck on the back of my home after I was so impressed with their knowledge and suggestions. Their crew finished the work flawlessly and in only a few days. I hired them again this spring to instal...

- alyssa perez
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Barry did communicate cancellation details regarding my roofing project. Given the unusual trying times over the last 4 months, I understand the difficulties he faced. Thank you for responding.

- Kaysi Demma
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A friend referred me to the pros at Town and Country and they did a great job installing a new metal roof on my home. I've already referred two of my friends to them. I a very happy customer

- James Whelton
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CONSUMER ALERT!!! Do your due diligence. This other review is obviously fake, created 8/30/19, this company was incorporated in KY on 8/29/19. Owner Barry Gash has not paid his suppliers for materials on my job. He took payments and bounced a check fo...

- Joseph Danka
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DO NOT use these guys. Hired to replace four roof panels and install new gutters. Took three weeks work today of three etc. the roof leaks like a sieve and gutters leak at every joint. They promised to come back and fix the problem but never showed and ev...

- Ken Page
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Two years ago I chose Town and Country Contractors to replace a deck on the back of my home. Their crew finished the work flawlessly and in only a few days. I hired them again last year to install new siding on my garage and they've now completed that as ...

- Dustin Collins

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Handcrafted reclaimed wood/metal furniture and home goods. Modern, industrial, and contemporary styles. Made in Georgia. Most of our furniture and home goods are made using 90% solar power. We charge all of our batteries using Goal Zero® products. Colavita Home is commited to environmental sustaina...Read more about Colavita Home
Handcrafted reclaimed wood/metal furniture and home goods. Modern, industrial, and contemporary styles. Made in Georgia. Most of our furniture and home goods are made using 90% solar power. We charge all of our batteries using Goal Zero® products. Colavita Home is commited to environmental sustaina...Read more about Colavita Home
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Whether watching TV on the big screen or playing pool in your media room, your toes will appreciate a soft flooring of a textured, soft carpet from COVER ALL PAINTS in Warsaw.
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Centevus Construction is a general contractor that offers green building, exterior remodeling, patio construction and more. They are based in Louisville.
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Louisville 40245
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
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Approximate size of deck to build
Under 100 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Screen
Deck features
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Extent of design or prep work
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