Top 10 Carpenters in New Orleans, LA

Porch Pro Headshot Blue-in const.
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
"Tim and his crew were very friendly and easy to work with. They showed up on time, did a wonderful job on budget on my renovation job. I will definitely be contacting Tim for future projects and recommend him to my friends and family."
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"Tim and his crew were very friendly and easy to work with. They showed up on time, did a wonderful job on budget on my renovation job. I will definitely be contacting Tim for future projects and recommend him to my friends and family."
Porch Pro Headshot Matson Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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"John Matson and Matson Construction LLC are wonderful! John is one of the most creative and talented carpenters I have ever had the privilege to meet. He is a highly professional, young gentleman, who knows how to add the perfect touch to make the job exceptional. We are having a library built, so...Read more about Matson Construction LLC
"John Matson and Matson Construction LLC are wonderful! John is one of the most creative and talented carpenters I have ever had the privilege to meet. He is a highly professional, young gentleman, who knows how to add the perfect touch to make the job exceptional. We are having a library built, so...Read more about Matson Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot ACE Handyman Services of Metairie
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
ACE Handyman Services can help you with all of your home repair needs. Our master craftsmen have the skills and training to quickly and efficiently complete all of the tasks on your home repair list. Our craftsmen have been background checked to ensure they are good, trustworthy people. For additi...Read more about ACE Handyman Services of Metairie
ACE Handyman Services can help you with all of your home repair needs. Our master craftsmen have the skills and training to quickly and efficiently complete all of the tasks on your home repair list. Our craftsmen have been background checked to ensure they are good, trustworthy people. For additi...Read more about ACE Handyman Services of Metairie
Porch Pro Headshot AZ Home Improvements Co Inc
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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The 5-star-rated professionals at A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in Killona can complete any window replacement task you throw at them.
The 5-star-rated professionals at A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in Killona can complete any window replacement task you throw at them.
Porch Pro Headshot HMD Contracting  LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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When you need your home windows repaired or replaced, turn to HMD Contracting LLC in Covington, LA to get the job done. The residents here have given them an impressive 5-star rating.
When you need your home windows repaired or replaced, turn to HMD Contracting LLC in Covington, LA to get the job done. The residents here have given them an impressive 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot Chastain Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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All phases of construction Specialized in custom renovations No job too big or too small
All phases of construction Specialized in custom renovations No job too big or too small
Porch Pro Headshot Lee's Handyman and Home Improvement Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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The vinyl siding professionals at Lee's Handyman and Home Improvement Services LLC in Pointe a la Hache can help you complete any task at hand.
The vinyl siding professionals at Lee's Handyman and Home Improvement Services LLC in Pointe a la Hache can help you complete any task at hand.
Porch Pro Headshot Honeydo Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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"They have done an awesome job flipping our rental home, they have put in new flooring, painting, installation of new tub/ tub surround. They also charge a fair rate, and back up their work for a year. Thank you Honeydo Home Improvements "
"They have done an awesome job flipping our rental home, they have put in new flooring, painting, installation of new tub/ tub surround. They also charge a fair rate, and back up their work for a year. Thank you Honeydo Home Improvements "
Porch Pro Headshot Acey Renovations
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Acey renovations in Harahan can help you out when you need your home windows replaced.
Acey renovations in Harahan can help you out when you need your home windows replaced.
Porch Pro Headshot Restoration Innovations, LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana

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 New Orleans Carpenters

198280

Great job.under budget

- Tim Blouin
26760

Working with a contractor has been stressful especially since hurricane Katrina, so to finally meet a contractor that is not only knowledgeable, personable and produces quality work, is a blessing! The owner does everything in her power to provide you wi...

- Mary Alexander-Lee
16814

A-Z renovated my kitchen and a bathroom. Very reliable, they were there when they said they would be!!! Beautiful work, and loved their attention to details. Also cleaned up after themselves

- Jan Cotaya
17045

A-Z has been doing quality repair and renovation work on our 5-story building in downtown New Orleans for 15 years, some in the 6-figure range. As Building Manager of 938 Lafayette St., I can highly recommend them for any carpentry, sheetrock, doors/windo...

- Warren Meyer, LEH Bldg. Mgr.
18239

A-Z is my go to contractor for all home improvements for many years. I used to search for contractors to take care of my building projects or home repairs. Since I found Barry and his crew at A-Z I only make one call. His work is top notch always, on t...

19458

I have been using A-Z Home Improvements for the past 25 years. Excellent craftsmanship and service. I would highly recommend for all construction needs.

- Robin Schenck
99452

Friendly, excellent work

- Tim Smith
125236

Installation of a storm door. They came equipped and ready. Attention to detail was used from the start. They definitely didn't rush the job and took their time doing things right. Their installation actually looked better than the previous old install. P...

- M .
195501

Love working with these guys! So helpful! These guys do go beyond when it comes to perfecting a job. This company is easy to work with and the owner pops in and out through job sites checking the work. Any request I had got attended to which was awesome ...

- Emmanuel Chastain
318600

I found JEEBS on Thumbtack. I sent an online request to come and review/inspect my roof damage after Hurricane Zeta. I received a comprehensive quote for roof replacement as well as an estimate for tarping the roof. I had a team on the roof the next mo...

- Regina Newman
29754

Total professionalism and beatiful work! He knows exactly what he is doing and is a great choice. We are very grateful for all his help!

- Gayle Schlenker

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Porch Pro Headshot A Handyclan for Hire
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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If your windows are starting to leak, let the professionals at A Handywoman in the Welcome, LA area replace them.
If your windows are starting to leak, let the professionals at A Handywoman in the Welcome, LA area replace them.
Porch Pro Headshot JEEBS Renovations
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 years of residental and commercial experience in metro New Orleans. Good and attention to details.
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20 years of residental and commercial experience in metro New Orleans. Good and attention to details.
Porch Pro Headshot Face2Face Construction
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Hi my name is Clint Richardson and I have over 15 years of experience in construction. My focus is quality. I will take my time to make sure you're 100% happy. I listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution that's quick and affordable. Please allow me to assist you with your ...Read more about Face2Face Construction
Hi my name is Clint Richardson and I have over 15 years of experience in construction. My focus is quality. I will take my time to make sure you're 100% happy. I listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution that's quick and affordable. Please allow me to assist you with your ...Read more about Face2Face Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Nola LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
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Porch Pro Headshot Pozos Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Pozos Construction is a general contractor located in New Orleans. They offer services such as completely house remodeling, pressure washer and lot more.
Pozos Construction is a general contractor located in New Orleans. They offer services such as completely house remodeling, pressure washer and lot more.
Porch Pro Headshot T&R renovation
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Iam here to get the job done, no job to small are big if you want to save money on plumbing, carpentry, electricals give me a call.
Iam here to get the job done, no job to small are big if you want to save money on plumbing, carpentry, electricals give me a call.
Porch Pro Headshot Daryl Carter Enterprises L. L. C.
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Are you spending more then you should be for heating and cooling? The problem could be your windows. Have them replaced by the experts at Daryl Carter Enterprises L. L. C. in Woodmere, LA today.
Are you spending more then you should be for heating and cooling? The problem could be your windows. Have them replaced by the experts at Daryl Carter Enterprises L. L. C. in Woodmere, LA today.
Porch Pro Headshot Sauceda & Troia Construction
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Get the folks at Sauceda & Troia Construction to install your new carpet when your Kraemer residence needs a makeover.
Get the folks at Sauceda & Troia Construction to install your new carpet when your Kraemer residence needs a makeover.
Porch Pro Headshot Chad Martin Professional Trim Carpenter
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Chad Martin Professional Trim Carpenter has been providing carpenter services for 10 years in the New Orleans area.
Chad Martin Professional Trim Carpenter has been providing carpenter services for 10 years in the New Orleans area.
Porch Pro Headshot Jones Services, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
We would love to service all your carpentry needs.
We would love to service all your carpentry needs.
Porch Pro Headshot TheNexusofZar
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
We get work done now or tomorrow but never next week.
We get work done now or tomorrow but never next week.
Porch Pro Headshot Contact Russell the Handyman
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Porch Pro Headshot Cosmic Coatings
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Porch Pro Headshot Sigma Remodeling and construction llc.
Carpenters
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana