Top 10 Carpenters in Mentor, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(33)
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Old Oak Finish Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(19)
"I reached out to Robert to see if he’d be interested in building two wall to wall, floor to ceiling built-ins in a home my wife and I are remodeling. We needed a cavity for the TV and we’re quite particular on how the doors/drawers would look. Robert assessed the job and when we decided his price...Read more about Old Oak Finish Carpentry
"I reached out to Robert to see if he’d be interested in building two wall to wall, floor to ceiling built-ins in a home my wife and I are remodeling. We needed a cavity for the TV and we’re quite particular on how the doors/drawers would look. Robert assessed the job and when we decided his price...Read more about Old Oak Finish Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Oglewood Inc
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(7)
"If you're looking for the best of the best, a craftsman's craftment, it's 0glewood. There's nothing that Jack and Dave can't do ....and the best thing about them is their style, craftmenship and artistry. "
"If you're looking for the best of the best, a craftsman's craftment, it's 0glewood. There's nothing that Jack and Dave can't do ....and the best thing about them is their style, craftmenship and artistry. "
Porch Pro Headshot Specialist Construction
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(18)
Having been in the construction industry for more than 30 years, Specialist Construction is a small but very reliable all around contractor. We have grown with changes in technology, application, and home design. It is our solid commitment to the industry and our customers that allows us to keep doi...Read more about Specialist Construction
Having been in the construction industry for more than 30 years, Specialist Construction is a small but very reliable all around contractor. We have grown with changes in technology, application, and home design. It is our solid commitment to the industry and our customers that allows us to keep doi...Read more about Specialist Construction
Porch Pro Headshot CAP Construction, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
Residential design and renovation contractors serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, & Summit counties. We are committed to providing high quality home renovations through quality craftsmanship, high-end design & high quality products. We pride ourselves on our reputation for integrity, attention ...Read more about CAP Construction, LLC
Residential design and renovation contractors serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, & Summit counties. We are committed to providing high quality home renovations through quality craftsmanship, high-end design & high quality products. We pride ourselves on our reputation for integrity, attention ...Read more about CAP Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(1)
Give us a try you wont regret it!!! Hello my good people!! Here at Baker's we pride ourselves at making sure everyone is 100% satisfied when we complete a job with each other because it is a group effort to complete a project together. From the customers to the skilled workers to the n...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
Give us a try you wont regret it!!! Hello my good people!! Here at Baker's we pride ourselves at making sure everyone is 100% satisfied when we complete a job with each other because it is a group effort to complete a project together. From the customers to the skilled workers to the n...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
Porch Pro Headshot Swift Contractors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
Swift Contractors LLC is a General Contractor for North East Ohio. We have been in business for over 15 years and our experience and knowledge of the construction industry makes us an asset to our clients in performing many construction services including repair and installation of windows, roofing...Read more about Swift Contractors LLC
Swift Contractors LLC is a General Contractor for North East Ohio. We have been in business for over 15 years and our experience and knowledge of the construction industry makes us an asset to our clients in performing many construction services including repair and installation of windows, roofing...Read more about Swift Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Precision Woodwork
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
(16)
Precision Woodwork, located in Painesville, is a carpentry company. They provide custom closet design, porch construction, soffit installation and more.
Precision Woodwork, located in Painesville, is a carpentry company. They provide custom closet design, porch construction, soffit installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot A and A Construction
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
With over 15 years experince remodeling over 40 homes in the Cleveland area we are a company that strives to exceed customer expectations.
With over 15 years experince remodeling over 40 homes in the Cleveland area we are a company that strives to exceed customer expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot Tomorrow’s Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
Residential contractor with over 10 years experience primarily in Roofing, Carpetry and Electrical all over the Cleveland and Akron area.
Residential contractor with over 10 years experience primarily in Roofing, Carpetry and Electrical all over the Cleveland and Akron area.

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 Mentor Carpenters

381116

This is my second review of Certainty Construction as I removed my first review, upon the request of the owner, when a payment agreement (4 payments of $1,000 each) was reached. Since said agreement, there has been zero follow through and simply more fals...

- rob Fragale
186860

Had nothing but great experiences everytime we have had R Wing come out to work on the house. Great people and great work.

- Erin Campbell
186862

Did a wonderful job on our floors! Crew was nice and was very professional

- Erin Campbell
176289

R wing did a terrific job on our recent bathroom remodel couldn't be happier and price was very reasonable.

- Jennifer Hale
278907

Great experience with the guys. The painters Juan and Deb were great! Very happy with how everything turned out.

- alex hill
176290

Very thorough and detailed work. Eric and his team were very professional, easy to work with and the price was very reasonable. The quality of work was excellent and they were prompt and on time. We will be calling them for future work

- Theresa McKinnon
189159

I have had several projects completed by R Wing Construction and Home Services. These guys do exceptional work, professional, reasonable rates and complete the jobs in a timely manner. Very satisfied customer. I plan on calling on them again soon!

- Cathy Mcsis
185354

Our bathroom turned out as we had hoped and more thank you Eric and the team!

- Erin Campbell
412930

Do not trust these people!!! They took over $5k from me and did not do the work!!! I am an out of town investor and had a POS inspection in Cleveland heights I paid them to fix several items, they took my money and now are MIA didn’t do the work and now I...

- Jemma Jacques
567063

DO NOT USE THIS GUY! Very SHADY Business practices. He charged double the original estimate on labor taking a 20k job to 30k and then did not finish and ghosted us! (10k materials. Double the labor is not ok...) He even had entire days he chose not to c...

- Stephen Smith
85072

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

- Kurt Meredith
40247

Ogle wood redesigned my existing deck on my Cook Forest Pa. Home. It went from an OK deck to a real show stopper. The design and craftsmanship was superb!

- Sandy Brichford

Everything You Need to Know About Mentor Carpenters

Carpentry Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to carpenters available in Mentor?

If you’ve determined that carpentry services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to carpentry services, we can still help you find the right professional in Mentor.

Mentor has 50 carpenter professionals that can help you with your carpentry services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific carpenters-pros in Mentor.

My Carpentry Services project in Mentor is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for carpentry services work in Mentor is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Carpenter work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Carpenter you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Carpenter projects in Mentor?

Every project differs, but you should ask any carpenter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any carpentry services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for carpenters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your carpenter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the carpenter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Carpenters in Mentor, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Jacks Outdoor Care
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
Porch Pro Headshot Bmn roofing & construction
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Abby & Associates Construction Co., Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Mentor, Ohio

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Mentor on the Lake 44060
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, I want to discuss it with a professional
Deck size (SQFT)
100 to 250 square feet
Surface and railing material
Composite
Deck structure material
Looking for advice
Structural features
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Supplemental additions
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No, pro must provide the materials
Willoughby 44094
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
I'm undecided
Structural modifications
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Supplemental features
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Willoughby 44094
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, I want to discuss it with a professional
Deck size (SQFT)
I haven't decided
Surface and railing material
Composite, Looking for advice
Deck structure material
Looking for advice
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Concord Township 44077
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, but I know what I want.
Deck size (SQFT)
250 to 500 square feet
Surface and railing material
Concrete or masonry, Composite
Deck structure material
Looking for advice
Structural features
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Supplemental additions
Built-in benches, planters, or storage, BBQ, Deck lighting
Material provided
No, pro must provide the materials
Mentor 44060
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Build new deck
Plans, drawings, or blueprints
No, but I know what I want.
Deck size (SQFT)
250 to 500 square feet
Surface and railing material
Wood, Composite, Looking for advice
Deck structure material
Looking for advice
Structural features
Custom stairs
Supplemental additions
Something else
Material provided
No, pro must provide the materials