Top 10 Carpenters in Mokena, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(24)
Bisaillon Brothers is a family run and veteran owned small business. Our dedicated staff of office and field personnel are dedicated to the highest level of customer service available. We take great pride in our attention to detail and upfront pricing.
Bisaillon Brothers is a family run and veteran owned small business. Our dedicated staff of office and field personnel are dedicated to the highest level of customer service available. We take great pride in our attention to detail and upfront pricing.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Services of Northern Illinois
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(6)
"As a Realtor it is essential to have relationships with contractors to assist with buyers and sellers with their transactions. I am confident when I refer Home Services of Northern Illinois to my clients. Clients are extremely happy with the services this company has provided. It is truly an hon...Read more about Home Services of Northern Illinois
"As a Realtor it is essential to have relationships with contractors to assist with buyers and sellers with their transactions. I am confident when I refer Home Services of Northern Illinois to my clients. Clients are extremely happy with the services this company has provided. It is truly an hon...Read more about Home Services of Northern Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Service Options
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Need a handyman to help you with repair or installation work in your home? Ready to tackle your next big project? Let us help Call today (224) 662-3602. I have experience with; Plumbing - Roofing - Painting - Drywall - Carpentry - Repair or Replace a Water Heater - Cabinets & Countertops - Drain ...Read more about Handyman Service Options
Porch Pro Headshot All American Built 1
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(4)
A company who puts out 110% to give the customer a professional experience.
A company who puts out 110% to give the customer a professional experience.
Porch Pro Headshot TURNING POINT CABINETRY
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
We are a Family owned and operated business. Having been in cabinet industry for over 30 years, there isn't too much we haven't encountered. That is a big advantage when it comes to those complex designs that other companies will not touch. With 20/20 Design Software we can bring your project up to ...Read more about TURNING POINT CABINETRY
We are a Family owned and operated business. Having been in cabinet industry for over 30 years, there isn't too much we haven't encountered. That is a big advantage when it comes to those complex designs that other companies will not touch. With 20/20 Design Software we can bring your project up to ...Read more about TURNING POINT CABINETRY
Porch Pro Headshot AiS Construction, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
We design backyard living lifestyles; bringing families and friends together. We are backyard specialists in outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Additionally we service small to medium construction projects for the home. This may include anything from door or masonry repair to kitchen and basement remo...Read more about AiS Construction, Inc.
We design backyard living lifestyles; bringing families and friends together. We are backyard specialists in outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Additionally we service small to medium construction projects for the home. This may include anything from door or masonry repair to kitchen and basement remo...Read more about AiS Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot The Write Stuff Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
The Write Stuff Remodeling, based out of Lockport IL, is a remodeling specialist that offers a wide verity of remodeling services including kitchens, bathrooms, basement finishing, flooring, trim, framing, drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, custom wood cabinets and shelves, and other renovation se...Read more about The Write Stuff Remodeling
The Write Stuff Remodeling, based out of Lockport IL, is a remodeling specialist that offers a wide verity of remodeling services including kitchens, bathrooms, basement finishing, flooring, trim, framing, drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, custom wood cabinets and shelves, and other renovation se...Read more about The Write Stuff Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot JTK Midwest Services Company
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
JTK Midwest Services is a full property management company. Licensed & Insured in all Services offered. We provide full services from complete interior remodeling to custom landscapes. Open 24hrs 365days 1 (630)559-5462
Porch Pro Headshot mccormack construction inc
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(2)
Very experienced framing carpentry crew. Licensed, bonded and insured. Fair pricing for great workmanship. Check us out on facebook. (McCormack Construction Inc, Oak forest)
Very experienced framing carpentry crew. Licensed, bonded and insured. Fair pricing for great workmanship. Check us out on facebook. (McCormack Construction Inc, Oak forest)
Porch Pro Headshot J. Powless Fine Cabinetry, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
The cabinetry we design for you is so fine, we consider it fine furniture. We handcraft the pieces to complement the lifestyle of your family and your home. After all, isn't your home, your haven?
The cabinetry we design for you is so fine, we consider it fine furniture. We handcraft the pieces to complement the lifestyle of your family and your home. After all, isn't your home, your haven?

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 Mokena Carpenters

198235

Julio and his team should be avoided. They damaged my home both inside and out, took money from insurance for work they did not complete, and still have not finished the job they were paid for over two months ago.

- Ari Goldstein
86129

this company is the worst! they left us with unfinished work and demanded full payment after not completing anything, we were left with holes in our ceiling and damaged cabinet doors. The salesman Adam lied to us and others about his cooperation with us...

- Judy Wolan
10627

I have 1st person exp. with trade mark.As a carpenter I was told to do things the wrong way in order to speed process of rehabs.I along with a bunch of other employees have been swindled by this con artist.We are now filling labor leans on his projects,as...

129776

Stay away at all costs. The people that run this company, Adam Fiala and his dad Ray Fiala are nothing but Crooks. They have been defrauding people for well over 10 years. It seems like Ray is behind the scenes, while Adam is out doing all of the lying an...

- Paul Gentry
76629

We were very happy with the entire process. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks Bisaillon Brothers! We will be calling you again very soon with a new list! Likely after the new year!

- Michael Richards
75252

I was very surprised when they answered the phone on my first call to start. Very happy to say they are now on my very short list of trusted contracting professionals. Will surely use them again when the time comes.

- Marissa Lewis
74875

I was very pleased with the overall experience. We needed a few T.V.'s mounted and a new ceiling fan installed. The technician was punctual, prompt and wore shoe coverings to help protect my home which was a breath of fresh air. Thanks Bisaillon Brothers!...

- Brittany Dickinson
522206

The Electrician was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing and the pricing. Was very good!

- Donna S Cass
539493

Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling provided exceptional service. Their team was prompt, professional, and fixed our window issue efficiently. Highly recommended!

- cynthia farrow
75251

If you are looking for a great reliable company look no further! Punctual and professional is the only way I can describe this company. Thanks again to everyone at Bisaillon Brothers!

- Marissa Lewis
75235

Had a few projects around my home and office I needed completed. Gave them a call and they showed up ready to work and with shoe coverings! I found that very rare amount contractors/handymen. Wrapped everything up and even took out our kitchen garbage for...

- Brittany Dickinson
533369

Good work at a fair price. Friendly and competent electricians....

- Donna S Cass

Everything You Need to Know About Mokena Carpenters

How do I know that I found the right Carpenter in Mokena for my carpentry services project?

Finding the right carpenter for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Carpentry Services in Mokena so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right carpenter in Mokena:

  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 2 are A-rated in Mokena.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the carpenter that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple carpenters pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How many carpenters does Mokena have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Mokena to help you with your next carpentry services job.

  • 2 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

What should I check for once my Carpenter in Mokena 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 Mokena, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Renovations Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(1)
Total Home Renovations is a remodeling specialist based out of Skokie . They offer home addition, attic restoration and more. Free estimates on any job. Complete interior and exterior repair and remodeling.
Total Home Renovations is a remodeling specialist based out of Skokie . They offer home addition, attic restoration and more. Free estimates on any job. Complete interior and exterior repair and remodeling.
Porch Pro Headshot Ricci Construction Services
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
We are a full service construction company. We do small repairs and maintenance to full rehabs and addditions.
We are a full service construction company. We do small repairs and maintenance to full rehabs and addditions.
Porch Pro Headshot Del real construction
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
Porch Pro Headshot D & M Midwest
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
(5)
Porch Pro Headshot Montgomery2850
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: With a background in the insurance industry as an inspector of 12 years, my major concern is that the projects completed are done in a way in which safety is number one concern. Property management is key to ensure that someone is looking after your valued assets. With a backg...Read more about Montgomery2850
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: With a background in the insurance industry as an inspector of 12 years, my major concern is that the projects completed are done in a way in which safety is number one concern. Property management is key to ensure that someone is looking after your valued assets. With a backg...Read more about Montgomery2850
Porch Pro Headshot Smittys Carpentry & Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement is a carpentry specialist based out of Brookfield. They have been offering wood finishing, railing design, porch construction and more since 2011. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement.
Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement is a carpentry specialist based out of Brookfield. They have been offering wood finishing, railing design, porch construction and more since 2011. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Smitty's Carpentry and Home Improvement.
Porch Pro Headshot 4U ProServ
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
We service various divisions and each division services different customer needs. Hope we can help you. Thanks 4U Services...
We service various divisions and each division services different customer needs. Hope we can help you. Thanks 4U Services...
Porch Pro Headshot ciao-handyman
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.
Our goal is to provide customers the highest quality service at an fordable price.
Porch Pro Headshot Geo Curtin Woodworking
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Tom Vitalone construction & Paint
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Across Country Construction  Inc
Carpenters
Serves Mokena, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Voss Stairworks & Woodworking Corp.
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Serves Mokena, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Esc Flooring & Tile
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Serves Mokena, Illinois

Latest projects near Mokena

Recent projects booked on Porch
New Lenox 60451
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
No, but I know what I want
Deck size (SQFT)
250 to 500 square feet
Surface and railing material
Composite
Structure material
Concrete or masonry
Structural features
Custom stairs
Supplemental features
Deck lighting, Benches, planters, or built-in storage
Materials included
No, pro must provide materials
Frankfort 60423
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Frankfort 60423
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
Yes, I have design plans
Deck size (SQFT)
I haven't decided
Surface and railing material
Composite
Structure material
I'd like a professional recommendation
Structural features
Multiple levels
Supplemental features
Deck lighting, Benches, planters, or built-in storage
Materials included
No, pro must provide materials