Top 10 Carpenters in Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot J & S Home Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(58)
"My husband and I were very happy with the way the stair well railing was installed to code. Jeremy is very detail oriented. His demeanor and pleasant ways were very impressive. We will definitely use him again and will recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced contractor."
"My husband and I were very happy with the way the stair well railing was installed to code. Jeremy is very detail oriented. His demeanor and pleasant ways were very impressive. We will definitely use him again and will recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced contractor."
Porch Pro Headshot Mesh Residential.co
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(32)
"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
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"We just had our home painted by Mesh Contracting and couldn't be happier with it. The painters were friendly. They paid attention to detail and took pride in their work. The price was very fair. Highly recommend!"
Porch Pro Headshot Steve's Home Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(58)
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
SHS is your 'go to' source when it comes to your home. We can help from curb appeal to an addition, Detached garage or shop. We do absolutely everything. Remodel is our specialty, and we are skilled in all trade work. We use our own employees, and we guarantee our work and our prices, ultimately pro...Read more about Steve's Home Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot BCO LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(12)
"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 some doors, upgrading the electrical service ...Read more about BCO LLC
"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 some doors, upgrading the electrical service ...Read more about BCO LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(6)
Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement is a locally owned, owner-operated company. We provide quality, cost-effective construction, repair and home improvement services to the Greater Seattle and the Eastside. We have been in business since 1996. We have evolved and improved to meet our customers' need...Read more about Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement is a locally owned, owner-operated company. We provide quality, cost-effective construction, repair and home improvement services to the Greater Seattle and the Eastside. We have been in business since 1996. We have evolved and improved to meet our customers' need...Read more about Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Green Ally Construction
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(17)
Quality Custom Building! We believe in providing our customers with the best products and services available.
Quality Custom Building! We believe in providing our customers with the best products and services available.
Porch Pro Headshot Best flooring innovation LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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 JD Services
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(14)
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
Porch Pro Headshot Reconstruct Remodel
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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 Stroidom LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(4)
We been in business for over 10 years did a lot of tile work got best people who will get ur job done quick and good
We been in business for over 10 years did a lot of tile work got best people who will get ur job done quick and good

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 Mercer Island Carpenters

153261

We hired them to replace our siding. They took the deposit, made a huge mess, then stopped showing up. Lots of drama about alcohol, break ups and personal problems, but never able to complete and refused to refund our money. We had to sue and file complai...

- Jamie Johnson
76641

Nick is very professional and will do whatever it takes to get the job done right.

- Marcella R
73818

Very professional, I used this company to remodel a duplex I had bought and it turned out very well. Communication was great and he was open and honest about unforseen things that came up and worked with me to find affordable solutions. I was very pleas...

- Tiffany Beverly
519068

Best service ever... very professional team.

- eli bennett
73112

Last year I secured the services of Nick Rinnert @ Green Ally Construction to do some plumbing repairs in my home. He arrived promptly, did a great job which was a challenge since it is an older home with original plumbing. He made some recommendations a...

- BARBARA RINNERT
97657

vlad was able to install bamboo flooring in short notice. he worked quickly and professionally. he was also very accomodating to my schedule. will definitely work with him again!

- vanessa grace
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
77495

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, ...

- Sandy Glass
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

Everything You Need to Know About Mercer Island Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Mercer Island?

We do our best to screen all of our carpenters. However, there are still some carpenter professionals in Mercer Island that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Mercer Island or WA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering carpentry services:

  • PEDER SUNDE CARPENTRY:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Amou Projects:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Artful Carpentry:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

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

The lowest price we could find for carpentry services work in Mercer Island 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.

What should I check for once my Carpenter in Mercer Island has finished working?

Every carpentry services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any carpentry services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with carpentry services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the carpenter to describe what they did. Whether your carpentry services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your carpentry services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the carpenter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Carpenters in Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Quality Custom Interiors
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(5)
I've been in business for over 20 years and a mill-work craftsman for over 25 years. I'm a native of Western Washington, the Puget Sound and Seattle. Being in one place for so long, I know the value of work done well, personal referrals, and standing behind your work...even years later. I've done...Read more about Quality Custom Interiors
I've been in business for over 20 years and a mill-work craftsman for over 25 years. I'm a native of Western Washington, the Puget Sound and Seattle. Being in one place for so long, I know the value of work done well, personal referrals, and standing behind your work...even years later. I've done...Read more about Quality Custom Interiors
Porch Pro Headshot Norwest Construction Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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.
Porch Pro Headshot NW Pro Services
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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 NW Pro Services
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 NW Pro Services
Porch Pro Headshot J & E GENERAL CONTRUCTION INC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(2)
"Jaime Rivera and his construction crew do a great job with all types of remodeling. He has renovated two houses for me and I'm looking forward to giving him more work. Jaime is careful with his work, stays on schedule, and keeps to his projected charges."
"Jaime Rivera and his construction crew do a great job with all types of remodeling. He has renovated two houses for me and I'm looking forward to giving him more work. Jaime is careful with his work, stays on schedule, and keeps to his projected charges."
Porch Pro Headshot CM Property Development LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(2)
"Very family friendly and patient - budget conscience. When we initially met I didn't even know what I wanted other than a couple magazine clippings from a doctors office that I had ripped out and saved a year or two ago. I told her my budget and just in the amount of consultation time alone, I knew...Read more about CM Property Development LLC
"Very family friendly and patient - budget conscience. When we initially met I didn't even know what I wanted other than a couple magazine clippings from a doctors office that I had ripped out and saved a year or two ago. I told her my budget and just in the amount of consultation time alone, I knew...Read more about CM Property Development LLC
Porch Pro Headshot King Pine Building Restoration
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(1)
"Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
"Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
Porch Pro Headshot Bellehome
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Remodel experts for bathroom, kitchen, cabinet doors and flooring.
Remodel experts for bathroom, kitchen, cabinet doors and flooring.
Porch Pro Headshot SheCanFixStuff llc
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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 Blue Cabin Builders
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Blue Cabin Builders is a locally owned company in Seattle, Washington that specializes in custom furniture, cabinetry, and home remodels. DESIGN & CRAFT We design and make custom furniture and cabinetry, one project at a time, rooted in modernism and the finest craft traditions. Experienced in hom...Read more about Blue Cabin Builders
Blue Cabin Builders is a locally owned company in Seattle, Washington that specializes in custom furniture, cabinetry, and home remodels. DESIGN & CRAFT We design and make custom furniture and cabinetry, one project at a time, rooted in modernism and the finest craft traditions. Experienced in hom...Read more about Blue Cabin Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Lock , Key and Door services
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
I am a 30 year Carpenter . I install doors Residential and Commercial .I do lock work . Also other carpentry related items. I have a wood working shop. And from time to time do custom woodwork. I also do light welding and machine work.
I am a 30 year Carpenter . I install doors Residential and Commercial .I do lock work . Also other carpentry related items. I have a wood working shop. And from time to time do custom woodwork. I also do light welding and machine work.
Porch Pro Headshot H G CONSTRUCTION INC.
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(1)
Hi I am George A Valera and currently new to Porch Pro. I am a Union Journeyman Carpenter with over 13 years of construction experience. I went through a 4 year Carpenter Apprenticeship program when I was taught how to do everything from A to Z when it comes to construction. On top of that I have a ...Read more about H G CONSTRUCTION INC.
Hi I am George A Valera and currently new to Porch Pro. I am a Union Journeyman Carpenter with over 13 years of construction experience. I went through a 4 year Carpenter Apprenticeship program when I was taught how to do everything from A to Z when it comes to construction. On top of that I have a ...Read more about H G CONSTRUCTION INC.
Porch Pro Headshot Amou Projects
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, 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 Bellagrade Inc
Carpenters
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Full service general contractor with over 15 years experience. We have been privileged to work on projects from $5,000.00 to $3M+. We have experience in commercial, residential, labs, and critical facilities. Our success is driven by personal involvement from ownership on all projects, thorough c...Read more about Bellagrade Inc
Full service general contractor with over 15 years experience. We have been privileged to work on projects from $5,000.00 to $3M+. We have experience in commercial, residential, labs, and critical facilities. Our success is driven by personal involvement from ownership on all projects, thorough c...Read more about Bellagrade Inc

Latest projects near Mercer Island

Recent projects booked on Porch
Mercer Island 98040
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
Yes
Existing deck structure
Wood
Structural changes
Want to remove a hot tub that part of the deck is built around and fill it in. Want to evaluate fixing / replacing the deck railing
Supplemental features
Hot tub, railing
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials
Mercer Island 98040
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
No
Supplemental features
Cable Railing
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials