Top 10 Carpenters in Maggie Valley, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Jeff Johnson Timber Frames, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(22)
Jeff Johnson Timber Frames, Inc. is a small, owner-operated timber frame company in the southwestern mountains of North Carolina. We operate with a staff of experienced timber framers who enjoy their craft and love the woods they work with. All are members of the Timber Framers Guild and take pride ...Read more about Jeff Johnson Timber Frames, Inc.
Jeff Johnson Timber Frames, Inc. is a small, owner-operated timber frame company in the southwestern mountains of North Carolina. We operate with a staff of experienced timber framers who enjoy their craft and love the woods they work with. All are members of the Timber Framers Guild and take pride ...Read more about Jeff Johnson Timber Frames, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Rough to Finish, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(10)
"Great experience with this company! Service was friendly, prompt and very professional. I am an older single female and will continue to call them for anything I might need in the future! Thank you Rough to Finish!"
"Great experience with this company! Service was friendly, prompt and very professional. I am an older single female and will continue to call them for anything I might need in the future! Thank you Rough to Finish!"
Porch Pro Headshot EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(2)
Don't pay corporate owned brand name prices for the same excellent quality work and customer service for foundation repair and waterproofing. Independently owned and operated with over 8 years experience in this field. We offer a wide variety of services for all of your needs in protecting your life...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Don't pay corporate owned brand name prices for the same excellent quality work and customer service for foundation repair and waterproofing. Independently owned and operated with over 8 years experience in this field. We offer a wide variety of services for all of your needs in protecting your life...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Porch Pro Headshot Cofield Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(2)
Cofield Handyman started in 2005 in Tampa FL we enjoyed a long relationship with homeowners there until moving to fort Payne Alabama August 27, 2021. And we look forward to form working relationships with industry professionals as well as home and business owners in and around DeKalb county.
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Cofield Handyman started in 2005 in Tampa FL we enjoyed a long relationship with homeowners there until moving to fort Payne Alabama August 27, 2021. And we look forward to form working relationships with industry professionals as well as home and business owners in and around DeKalb county.
Porch Pro Headshot FJ Painting & Drywall LLC
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
The professionals at FJ Painting & Drywall LLC offer quality carpet installation services in the heart of Benham.
The professionals at FJ Painting & Drywall LLC offer quality carpet installation services in the heart of Benham.
Porch Pro Headshot Dreams to Reality
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(11)
"Dale replaced my deck steps and did a fantastic job. Reasonable estimate for the work. He was courteous, professional and new what he was doing. Will be calling him again for more things I need repaired."
"Dale replaced my deck steps and did a fantastic job. Reasonable estimate for the work. He was courteous, professional and new what he was doing. Will be calling him again for more things I need repaired."
Porch Pro Headshot Duvalls Painting Services
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(1)
Handyman services!! Known for Quality work at a reasonable price. References Available. Need someone who can take care of all your home repair needs? Give us a call and we would be happy to give free estimates on your projects!
Handyman services!! Known for Quality work at a reasonable price. References Available. Need someone who can take care of all your home repair needs? Give us a call and we would be happy to give free estimates on your projects!
Porch Pro Headshot Straightline Tile
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(1)
"After my first meeting with John, I knew I had to look no further. I found him trustworthy, well qualified and a great problem solver. I am so grateful for everything he did to meet all the challenges that my newly purchased, problem riddled 63 year old house presented. Great job! PS: John is a p...Read more about Straightline Tile
"After my first meeting with John, I knew I had to look no further. I found him trustworthy, well qualified and a great problem solver. I am so grateful for everything he did to meet all the challenges that my newly purchased, problem riddled 63 year old house presented. Great job! PS: John is a p...Read more about Straightline Tile
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable flooring
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Black Bear Services
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(5)
Black Bear Services was established in 1998 , when I relocated to western North Carolina after several years working as a full time carpenter in Sequoia , Kings Canyon and Grand Teton National Parks. I was raised in the construction industry by a father who was a home builder most of his life. ...Read more about Black Bear Services
Black Bear Services was established in 1998 , when I relocated to western North Carolina after several years working as a full time carpenter in Sequoia , Kings Canyon and Grand Teton National Parks. I was raised in the construction industry by a father who was a home builder most of his life. ...Read more about Black Bear Services

Frequently asked questions about carpenters

Carpentry is one of the oldest professions — for as long as people have needed shelter to live in, there has been some form of carpentry. Today, carpentry has become a very specialized trade and most carpenters have a niche. The hallmark of all types of carpentry is that carpenters are experts in working with wood. There are some small exceptions to this for buildings that use steel studs or other types of metal framing, for example. However, for the most part, when you think carpenters, think wood.

  • Rough carpenters – Rough carpenters are one of the first trades you'll have on-site if you’re building a house. Their expertise is in the overall structure and stability of buildings and the big-picture aspects of building a home.
  • Framing carpenters – Framing carpenters are the pros responsible for putting up the base structure that will become the interior and exterior walls of a building. Framing carpentry goes hand-in-hand with rough carpentry, however, framing is often seen as a specialized skill.
  • Jointers – Joint carpentry involves putting together floor joists that create the surface you'll walk on once it's finished.
  • Cabinet makers – Carpenters specializing in cabinetry are extremely skilled at fine woodworking and excel at precise and detail-oriented work. They are some of the last carpenters that work on a project because cabinetry is a part of the finishing process and is generally one of the last things that are installed.
  • Finish carpenters – similar to cabinet makers, finish carpenters are responsible for the finer details that are not structural but make up the parts of your home that you'll see daily. Finish carpenters will be the ones to install your trim, wood flooring, railings, and handrails and are also sometimes referred to as trim carpenters.

Have they done the work being requested before?

This is an important question that can often be overlooked, with potential clients assuming that all carpenters work on all types of projects. As we discussed before, carpentry has several specialized skill sets, so it's important to make sure that any carpenter you're considering has worked on your type of project before.

Are they examples of their work?

Carpenters near you will have pictures of past projects they've done that they can share with you. The building process is impressive, and the change from beginning to end can be staggering, so these proud tradespeople will likely have work they'll be happy to show you.

How much experience do they have in your type of project?

This ties into the first question, however, it’s a bit more detailed. Many clients have fallen into the trap of only asking basic questions, like “Have you done a project like this before?” and failing to follow up with, “How many times?”

In many cases, it may not matter if a carpenter has only done a certain type of work once or twice, but it could make a huge difference if your project is complex — and that’s not something you want to find out mid-project.

Are they licensed (if necessary)?

Many municipalities will require permits for carpentry work, depending on the scale. These permits are only applicable if a certified carpenter will be doing the work. In addition, your carpenter may need to have a Red Seal in carpentry to obtain the correct insurance.

Are they insured?

There are three different types of insurance that carpenters will need to carry to conduct work safely. These are general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance.

Don't be shy about asking a carpenter you're thinking of hiring for proof of the appropriate insurance, and be wary if they can't provide documentation.

The short answer to this question is that a carpenter isn't always a builder, but a builder is most often a carpenter. Don't worry — we’ll clarify what that means below.

Carpenter

As we discussed above, there are many types of local carpenters who specialize in one or more distinct areas of carpentry. Depending on where you are in your construction process, multiple carpenters who are experts in their niche may be needed.

Builder

If a construction professional refers to themselves as a builder, they are likely saying that they are a general contractor or a construction project manager who can take more of a full-scope approach to your project. Most builders are carpenters by trade but have expanded their skillet to encompass more of the building process.

It can be a bit confusing because carpenters do build things, but when someone is referred to as a builder, it generally means that they are experienced in integrating multiple stages of construction and tradespeople on one project.

However, this is definitely a bit of a gray area. Make sure to clarify what type of professional you’re working with when you vet tradespeople, so you know exactly what their specialty is.

A carpenter is absolutely the right tradesperson to build a beautiful, sturdy deck for you. Depending on what you're picturing for the finished product, however, you might want to look at bringing in both a rough carpenter and a finishing carpenter.

Rough carpenters are experts at putting in the proper foundation to make your deck safe and secure, as well as grading the ground below and ensuring adequate drainage. They'll also be the best people to advise on what types of materials the structure of your deck should be made of, including foundation, stairs, and railings.

It’s important to note here that in most municipalities, you’ll need a permit to build a deck. Your carpenter will need to be licensed to have the expertise and certification to apply for the proper licenses.

Once the structure of your deck is complete, a finish carpenter can give your project a different level of polish and aesthetic appeal, putting that final touch onto your new deck.

If your vision of your new deck involves built-in seating or an outdoor kitchen, a finish carpenter will also be the best tradesperson to help you bring your unique space to life.

Many rough carpenters are very skilled at finishing, and others don’t prefer to do finishing work, so it’s worth it to ask upfront.

Licensing for carpenters can be complicated. Not everyone who refers to themselves as a carpenter is a licensed carpenter, handypersons often do carpentry work. Only some states require carpenters to be licensed for specific types of work.

In many cases, licensing is required in order to ensure that a carpenter has an adequate level of knowledge and experience. There are plenty of unlicensed carpenters with a wealth of experience and talent, but the licensing process is a way for employers and clients to feel secure that a tradesperson has a standardized level of knowledge and experience. Most licensing programs require four years of work experience and the passing of a certification exam.

Below, we’ll go through some common questions and misconceptions to help you untangle the licensing web.

States that require carpenters to have licenses

Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah have state-level requirements for carpenters to be licensed to do certain types of carpentry work. While each state has its own list, some common types of carpentry often require licenses:

  • Millwork
  • Framing
  • Structural work
  • Cabinetry
  • Installing metal studs or framing

When can you hire a carpenter that does not have a license?

In some cases, lighter carpentry work on non-structural areas of a home doesn’t require a carpenter to carry a license. This may also mean they don’t have the proper workplace insurance, so make sure to ask those questions and weigh the risks accordingly.

Locations that fall outside city or municipal regions may have fewer restrictions on building permits. If you’re confident, you can have a non-licensed carpenter do structural work. This varies by location, so research the rules that cover your property before agreeing to have any work done.

Carpenters are integral to the home-building process, and their various areas of expertise are what allow the vision of a home designer or structural engineer to go from vision to reality.

If you’re unfamiliar with the home-building process, you may be surprised at first to learn that, in many cases, one carpenter does not handle the entire process. Particularly on large or complex projects, you’re likely to have several different types of carpentry experts. Beginning with rough carpentry to create the foundation and structure of your home, you’ll bring in framing carpenters for the exterior and interior walls, joint carpenters, roofing carpenters, and finish carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Depending on your location, finding the right carpenters near you can be simple, or you may have to look at bringing in the right pro from a larger city or town.

Other trades will need to work alongside carpenters during the building process. Homes are built in many layers and stages, so you can expect to have several trades working simultaneously at certain times.

Here’s a list of other trades you’ll need to build a house:

  • Machine operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drywaller
  • Septic installer

Recent reviews for Maggie Valley Carpenters

62024

We gave Jeff a challenge with our house. It is large and has a complicated roof design. It was an hour from his shop and up a steep driveway. However, Jeff and his crew did a perfect job. There was no problem he didnt have an answer for. He explained e...

- Susan Gosche
71622

We hired Rough to Finish to do a few small jobs in our house. (hanging shelves, installing a backsplash, tightening a bathroom faucet) They never showed up on time and they never worked a full day. They kept forgetting tools and materials and would have ...

- Tiffany Kramer
43520

Rough to Finish came to do an assessment of a failing chimney in our workshop recently, and came up with a great solution. We have relied on Scott and Aleta's expertise and good craftsmanship for years, and are always grateful for the good work they do at...

- Zuzy Que
43126

Rough to Finish remodeled our bathroom, rebuilt our chimney and performed painting throughout our house . Scott and Alita's work was very professionly done. They will be doing some other improvements for us in the Spring. I highly recommend them for any ...

- Ken Dickert
222647

thank you for your quick response

- Richard Harris
62607

We really did well when we hired Bradly Duvall through Porch.com/Lowes. As soon as we listed our Job, Mr. Duvall contacted us within minutes. He was very good at what he did for us in the Roofing Dept. Mr. Bradly met all of the aspects of the job. He was...

- Amy Roberts
152112

Finished Large Basement W/Ceramic Flooring and Walls throughout. So pleased to finally find a contractor who did exactly what he was contracted to do and what a wonderful playroom we have now. John and Justin were on time the whole way through and really ...

- John Adorante
415995

service and work impeccable will call again!

- John Adorante
152110

After a few snags that were easily worked out John and and I got along great! Overall very happy with the job and the time it took to complete it. He also had top notch workers for the special handicap ramp. Judy Tweed, Hendersonville N.C.

- John Adorante
58840

We had bamboo crawling to the side of our house. John did the job and we are happy. NO bamboo will ruin our foundation. It was a relief for both of us. He is a clean worker. Valerie G

- John Adorante
58837

John is very honest and knows exactly what he is doing he remodeled our entire bathroom and it came out beautiful, Lori p.

- John Adorante
58839

John screened my out door porch. he put tile down, what a wonderful addition to my home he did. Hard worker

- John Adorante

All Carpenters in Maggie Valley, NC

Porch Pro Headshot William R. Walker Jr. - licensed contractor
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot The Nest Cabins LLC
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Non smoking family business, licensed and insured in NC for residential contracting work and handyman services.
Non smoking family business, licensed and insured in NC for residential contracting work and handyman services.
Porch Pro Headshot Workman Construction
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Workman Construction has 30 years experience. Licensed and insured. We do all home remodeling (porches, roofing, painting, drywall, finishing, cabinets, trim, patios, acoustical ceilings, ETC...)
Workman Construction has 30 years experience. Licensed and insured. We do all home remodeling (porches, roofing, painting, drywall, finishing, cabinets, trim, patios, acoustical ceilings, ETC...)
Porch Pro Headshot Stewart Construction
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Sals remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
At sal remodeling we are here for our clients we take special care in our work
At sal remodeling we are here for our clients we take special care in our work
Porch Pro Headshot Above and Beyond Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Jason Daves Construction
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Jason Daves Construction serves Western North Carolina with many building and remodeling needs. From framing to siding, decks, interior trim,tile, beam work, cabinets, bookcases, painting, remodeling, repairs and custom work of all kinds. No project is too large or small that can not be handled. T...Read more about Jason Daves Construction
Jason Daves Construction serves Western North Carolina with many building and remodeling needs. From framing to siding, decks, interior trim,tile, beam work, cabinets, bookcases, painting, remodeling, repairs and custom work of all kinds. No project is too large or small that can not be handled. T...Read more about Jason Daves Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Home Improvements Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Darion Davis
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot AFC Services
Carpenters
Serves Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Latest projects near Maggie Valley

Recent projects booked on Porch
Waynesville 28786
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a month
Maggie Valley 28751
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a month
Waynesville 28786
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Waynesville 28786
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
Over 1000 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Stairs, Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
Basically, I need someone experienced in laying down trex product and replacing boards and rails on our deck. There are a few other details to be explained during the quote process.
Extent of design or prep work
No
Maggie Valley 28751
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week
Waynesville 28786
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service needed
Carpentry
Maggie Valley 28751
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
I'm not sure
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine
Deck features
Stairs, Roof over deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No
Waynesville 28786
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, but I know what I want.
Deck size (SQFT)
500 to 1000 square feet
Surface and railing material
Wood
Deck structure material
Wood
Structural features
Roof, awnings, other overhead covering
Supplemental additions
Something else
Material provided
No, pro must provide the materials
Waynesville 28785
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible