Top 10 Carpenters in Newport News, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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"Our gutters were cleaned with Bubbas Handyman Service as well as repairing out dishwasher that was not draining and out front door that was not shutting properly. Joe was great, nice and polite. Nice prices, everyone there was very helpful and kind. Thanks so much again Bubba. We will be calling yo...Read more about Bubbas Handyman Service
"Our gutters were cleaned with Bubbas Handyman Service as well as repairing out dishwasher that was not draining and out front door that was not shutting properly. Joe was great, nice and polite. Nice prices, everyone there was very helpful and kind. Thanks so much again Bubba. We will be calling yo...Read more about Bubbas Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Swain's Woodworking and Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
(9)
"We had floor rot in our kitchen and needed our sub floor replaced and our vinyl tiles reinstalled. Very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Were reasonably priced and did good quality work. Very pleased with the results and would definitely call them again if needed."
"We had floor rot in our kitchen and needed our sub floor replaced and our vinyl tiles reinstalled. Very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Were reasonably priced and did good quality work. Very pleased with the results and would definitely call them again if needed."
Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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Whether for decoration or utility, ensure quality lighting in your yard from the 4-star experts at Bubbas Handyman Service in Piney Point, MD.
Whether for decoration or utility, ensure quality lighting in your yard from the 4-star experts at Bubbas Handyman Service in Piney Point, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Touch Painting
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
(15)
Founded in the '90s, Quality Touch Painting is a painting company that provides the Virginia Beach area trim work, deck staining, deck refinishing and other services.
Founded in the '90s, Quality Touch Painting is a painting company that provides the Virginia Beach area trim work, deck staining, deck refinishing and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot My Tolver Group LLC
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
(49)
My company goal is to provide superior service to all clients!
My company goal is to provide superior service to all clients!
Porch Pro Headshot Good News Services llc.
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Contact Good News Services llc. in Fairmount, MD today and resolve the issue.
Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Contact Good News Services llc. in Fairmount, MD today and resolve the issue.
Porch Pro Headshot Prize construction llc
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
(33)
I have been servicing Hampton roads for over 10 years . Giving customers what they want , guaranteed! Quality above anything else!
I have been servicing Hampton roads for over 10 years . Giving customers what they want , guaranteed! Quality above anything else!
Porch Pro Headshot Steve Moss remodeling LLC, Solar Energy Consultant
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
(1)
Professionals that do not quit until all your building needs are satisfied.
Professionals that do not quit until all your building needs are satisfied.
Porch Pro Headshot Freedom Construction Services
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot TKR Ventures LLC
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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Hampton roads area Virginia and North Carolina Handyman services provider and custom woodworking creator
Hampton roads area Virginia and North Carolina Handyman services provider and custom woodworking creator

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 Newport News Carpenters

97813

Swain's Woodworking and Carpentry did an excellent job in putting up an outside hand rail next to my steps. Will call them again when needed.

- Shirley Patrick
51410

My experience is that Bubba and Cindy are very dedicated to doing an excellent job and treating their customers fairly and completing their jobs in a timely manner. This is an excellent resource for "real folks" who need a repair but are not in a positio...

- Ursula Balsom
70063

I had a variety of work that needed to be done, roof repair, carpentry, shelving installed. Bubbas Handyman Service completed the job for me. Very nice service and prices. Russell was great, nice clean up after work was done, and very professional nice jo...

- M Waters
51445

Bubbas Handyman Service is a totally professional organization. I would never hesitate to recommend them for any job.Save yourself some trouble and call Bubbas on the double !!

- Linda Mortazavi
51508

Quick, quality work, and a great personality. All in all great job.

- CHRISTOPHER TURNER
51407

Great company. Very pleases with work and the company.

- Wendy Bond
51400

Professional, personable and reasonable. Couldn't ask for more!

- Jennifer Millard
332840

Paid half down for the deposit, never came out to do the work and still haven’t received our money back or responses from this person. Do not use!!!!

- Kyle Borowski
387282

Do not do business with this guy. He took my $600 deposit and then never showed to do the work. First he said he was sick, then he said he would bring the deposit to me, he has done NOTHING. Now he wont even man up and respond to my calls or text. I am a...

- Lisa Rose
34547
355700

Swindled my wife out of over $3000 on the second job for her by saying he had materials, paid for by her and never came back to home in Henrico to perform work.Also did not clean up the trash from the first job ending in her job having to pay for removal....

- John Evans
355701

Note the Bommer Group was canceled on Thumbtack probably due to complaints and bad reviews

- John Evans

All Carpenters in Newport News, VA

Porch Pro Headshot The Sweet Tea Woodshop
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
We provide custom made, unique, and affordable furniture pieces for the Jacksonville, FL area and temporarily for the Hampton Roads, VA area.
We provide custom made, unique, and affordable furniture pieces for the Jacksonville, FL area and temporarily for the Hampton Roads, VA area.
Porch Pro Headshot Sears Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
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Sears Handyman Home Maintenance and repair services. We Build, Fix, Repair, or Replace, We Do It All. We have Professional, Trained, Background Checked Technicians to offer our services to the North East Region of Hampton Roads Va., and it surrounding cities. Call today for a free in home estimat...Read more about Sears Handyman
Sears Handyman Home Maintenance and repair services. We Build, Fix, Repair, or Replace, We Do It All. We have Professional, Trained, Background Checked Technicians to offer our services to the North East Region of Hampton Roads Va., and it surrounding cities. Call today for a free in home estimat...Read more about Sears Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Endicott Premier Handyman Service
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Endicott Premier Handyman Service is in the business of taking care of your home. We understand the importance of quality work, customer service, and affordable rates. Isn't that what you want from a handyman? We strive to complete every job with the highest quality workmanship possible.We do the j...Read more about Endicott Premier Handyman Service
Endicott Premier Handyman Service is in the business of taking care of your home. We understand the importance of quality work, customer service, and affordable rates. Isn't that what you want from a handyman? We strive to complete every job with the highest quality workmanship possible.We do the j...Read more about Endicott Premier Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Home Creations
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Deck Specialty
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Deck remodelations, upgrades, renovations. Unique designs for each project. Very competitive prices. Free estimates!
Deck remodelations, upgrades, renovations. Unique designs for each project. Very competitive prices. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot TACK, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
We are a remodeling company specializing in commercial properties.
We are a remodeling company specializing in commercial properties.
Porch Pro Headshot HarlanInk
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Premier Tile Installation, as well as full remodel options.
Premier Tile Installation, as well as full remodel options.
Porch Pro Headshot Dnr home improvement
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
All phases of remodeling and improvements interior and exterior
All phases of remodeling and improvements interior and exterior
Porch Pro Headshot J&M Residential Repairs and Home Improvments
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Locally owned and operated quality assured handyman service in williamsburg VA. Many combined year's of experience in. Carpentry , painting, trim , , windowns and doorsbathroom and kitchens , exterior maintenance and installlation. Certified HVAC tech., , minor plumbing and electrical work but exper...Read more about J&M Residential Repairs and Home Improvments
Locally owned and operated quality assured handyman service in williamsburg VA. Many combined year's of experience in. Carpentry , painting, trim , , windowns and doorsbathroom and kitchens , exterior maintenance and installlation. Certified HVAC tech., , minor plumbing and electrical work but exper...Read more about J&M Residential Repairs and Home Improvments
Porch Pro Headshot Inside/Out Contracting LLC
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Serves Newport News, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot A Plus Home Repair
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Serves Newport News, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Generalhomeimprovements
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Master finish Carpenter old school reliable quality workmanship
Master finish Carpenter old school reliable quality workmanship
Porch Pro Headshot Call Custom Carpentry LLC
Carpenters
Serves Newport News, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Richmond Home Repair
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Serves Newport News, Virginia

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