Top 3 Carpenters in Mobile, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
"We used Mermaid Engineering to hang artwork in our home. We have high ceilings and a turning staircase. He was able to hang our larger pieces and a few other ones with ease. Paul is very responsive and his work is very good. We will use him again."
113 Canterbury Ct, East Peoria, IL
305-942-1371
Porch Pro Headshot Valley Ridge Construction
"Our deck had lost most of its paint (and what remained was an odd shade of green). Some of the floor boards and the top rails needed replacing. We contacted Jason at Valley Ridge Construction, he came out looked it over, told us the deck was sturdy overall. He then gave us a quote for the board rep...Read more about Valley Ridge Construction
7340 Pine Meadow Dr, Eight Mile, AL
251-802-8044
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Custom Renovation
"I don't have a lot of experience with contractors or that area of business. I was worried I would work with a contractor and feel like I was being taken advantage of. These guys laid everything out clearly, stuck to their bid, and actually made me feel more empowered with decisions I had to make al...Read more about Elite Custom Renovation
7362 Pinewood Dr, Theodore, AL
251-709-9141

More Carpenters in Mobile, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Mercy Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
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We Here At Mercy Contracting, Understand The Financial Stress Involved, In The Upkeep or Improvement of Your Home. As Well As Unforeseen Events. We Want To Help Make The Processes As Easy As Possible, By Giving You Quality Work For A REASONABLE PRICE. Call, Email, or Message Us On Facebook. To See H...Read more about Mercy Contracting
We Here At Mercy Contracting, Understand The Financial Stress Involved, In The Upkeep or Improvement of Your Home. As Well As Unforeseen Events. We Want To Help Make The Processes As Easy As Possible, By Giving You Quality Work For A REASONABLE PRICE. Call, Email, or Message Us On Facebook. To See H...Read more about Mercy Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot TRCS
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(4)
We enjoy meeting and providing a service to the members of our community. We handle projects and repairs from installing new fixtures to complete bathroom remodels. We also specialize in framing and can provide you with a new patio or outdoor entertaining area. Our team consists of professionals ski...Read more about TRCS
We enjoy meeting and providing a service to the members of our community. We handle projects and repairs from installing new fixtures to complete bathroom remodels. We also specialize in framing and can provide you with a new patio or outdoor entertaining area. Our team consists of professionals ski...Read more about TRCS
Porch Pro Headshot MRH Construction
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(6)
We do porches, home remodeling and additions, privacy fences, roofs both metal and shingles, decks, sheds, carports, etc.
We do porches, home remodeling and additions, privacy fences, roofs both metal and shingles, decks, sheds, carports, etc.
Porch Pro Headshot KITCHEN TUNE-UP OF MOBILE, AL
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
When done properly, a kitchen update can make your home more enjoyable and can prove to be a valuable investment. You can count on the dedicated and knowledgeable team at Kitchen Tune-up of Mobile to provide quality kitchen remodeling. We offer four service options at different price points includ...Read more about KITCHEN TUNE-UP OF MOBILE, AL
When done properly, a kitchen update can make your home more enjoyable and can prove to be a valuable investment. You can count on the dedicated and knowledgeable team at Kitchen Tune-up of Mobile to provide quality kitchen remodeling. We offer four service options at different price points includ...Read more about KITCHEN TUNE-UP OF MOBILE, AL
Porch Pro Headshot DM Carpentry and Repair
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
35 years experience, offering all forms of home addition and repair services. (construction, maintenance - plumbing, carpentry electrical. Kitchens, and Bathrooms! Very flexible and affordable. Free estimate and references available. Call today and we can set up an appointment!
35 years experience, offering all forms of home addition and repair services. (construction, maintenance - plumbing, carpentry electrical. Kitchens, and Bathrooms! Very flexible and affordable. Free estimate and references available. Call today and we can set up an appointment!
Porch Pro Headshot JPS Construction
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
We handle all construction tasks from new construction to remodels. Additional home improvement repairs include plumbing, electrical, roofing, flooring, fencing etc.
We handle all construction tasks from new construction to remodels. Additional home improvement repairs include plumbing, electrical, roofing, flooring, fencing etc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sustainable South LLC
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Implementing green building processes in all projects. New construction and renovations. Since 2012
Implementing green building processes in all projects. New construction and renovations. Since 2012

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 Mobile Carpenters

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*WARNING* DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY.

- Anthony Roger
196115

We had a great experience with Elite Custom Renovation We needed our entire kitchen remolded and updated. First we contacted them .within a week we where contacted back and we set up a time to meet and discuss . Eric and his wife came to our house to dis...

- Rachel Brown
145560

They failed to complete the job as promised despite requesting and receiving additional funds for materials (which they ordered from their vendor but failed to pay for), refuse to respond to requests for a refund, and refuse to return to complete the job.

- Nancy Vincent
157424

Valley Ridge Construction came out and gave me a estimate to paint the exterior of my house. I couldn’t be happier.

- John Adams
155362

My wife and I are expecting our 1st child and needed a nursery build. We called Valley Ridge Construction. Jason came out walked us through the plan and explained the process. It took about a month but my wife is very happy. I’m going to use them to paint...

- John Adams
154955

My wife want our home to have a lime wash put on. We had a red brick home. I called Valley Ridge Construction and a tech came out and gave us a estimate. We thought it was a great price so we went forward with the process. It took less then a week, and lo...

- Larry David
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Called number that was given to me and it was out of service

- Theresa Sparkman
76176

Everything about this business/company is FAKE. No insurance, has no license & doesn't know what their doing. Company address is fake. Douglas Dotson is a conman. Beware. Even the good reviews are fake.. He changes his company name so beware of Douglas Do...

- Cles Manga
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Hired to rebuild balcony, redo 2 decks, build new deck, install metal roof, repair retaining wall. Gave 12,000 upfront for materials. They came and demolished nearly everything and started the balcony and one redo deck taking 2 weeks. The entire job was s...

- Jo Jo Tackett
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This company is now going as The House Doctor's. Douglas Dotson has no license, no bond, no DL to get there. Watch out I called the city and county he DOESN'T HAVE A BUSINESS!!! THE STATE OF ALABAMA IS UNDER TIFFANY DOTSON I think it's his sister or girlf...

- Chuck England
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All Carpenters in Mobile, AL

Porch Pro Headshot IBS
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Locally owned & operated Services we provide are all types of roofing, framing , & home remodeling We are here to make you happy give us a call anytime between 7am to 5:30 pm
Locally owned & operated Services we provide are all types of roofing, framing , & home remodeling We are here to make you happy give us a call anytime between 7am to 5:30 pm
Porch Pro Headshot Home tech
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Home tech offers fast, professional home services..that you can afford....call today for a free estimate....
Home tech offers fast, professional home services..that you can afford....call today for a free estimate....
Porch Pro Headshot Davis Family Creations/Big Daddy Woodworks
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Our areas of expertise are in custom furniture, woodworking, carpentry and building of all kinds including repair. We only use solid woods. No composite materials
Our areas of expertise are in custom furniture, woodworking, carpentry and building of all kinds including repair. We only use solid woods. No composite materials
Porch Pro Headshot Punisher Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
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Porch Pro Headshot SouthernRemodeling
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
We strive to for 100% customer satisfaction. Offering free estimates within 50 miles.
We strive to for 100% customer satisfaction. Offering free estimates within 50 miles.
Porch Pro Headshot Dunn's Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(1)
I do any kind of home maintenance, remodeling, framing, roofing, vinyl siding, decks or porches, trim, painting, and general construction work that you may need done.
I do any kind of home maintenance, remodeling, framing, roofing, vinyl siding, decks or porches, trim, painting, and general construction work that you may need done.
Porch Pro Headshot Mace in Your Place
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot K.J.B
Carpenters
Serves Mobile, Alabama
We can do everything from porch's to piers to painting to siding and any type of electrical we can build or fix nust about anything and were not trying to get rich just pay the bills
We can do everything from porch's to piers to painting to siding and any type of electrical we can build or fix nust about anything and were not trying to get rich just pay the bills
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Latest projects near Mobile

Recent projects booked on Porch
Mobile 36618
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a month
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, but it will be before work begins
Plans, drawings, blueprints
No, I would like a professional opinion
Deck size (SQFT)
250 to 500 square feet
Surface and railing material
Wood
Structure material
Wood
Structural features
Roof, awnings, other overhead coverings
Supplemental features
Screens
Materials included
No, pro must provide materials
Mobile 36609
Outdoor Structure Repair
Start Date
I'm flexible
Structure type
Deck, patio or porch
Repair item
Patio
Construction material
Other
SQFT of damaged area
Under 20 sq ft
Repair issues
Other