Top 10 Carpenters in Newton, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Tom Curren Companies
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(582)
Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Porch Pro Headshot E B Window and Siding Co
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(121)
We are a family owned and operated business established in 1981. We pride ourselves on providing top quality at a reasonable price. We feature Alside products as well as other major manufactures such as Harvey Industries, ProVia, Masonite, etc. This allows us to make recommendations based on your ne...Read more about E B Window and Siding Co
We are a family owned and operated business established in 1981. We pride ourselves on providing top quality at a reasonable price. We feature Alside products as well as other major manufactures such as Harvey Industries, ProVia, Masonite, etc. This allows us to make recommendations based on your ne...Read more about E B Window and Siding Co
Porch Pro Headshot RJT Carpentry and Tile Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(40)
"RJT Carpentry and Tile Inc. was a complete pleasure to work with. They had a very upfront estimate with no hidden costs, great communication skills and their workmanship was top notch. They were there every day from start to finish and kept us informed of every step aong the way. We would and have ...Read more about RJT Carpentry and Tile Inc.
"RJT Carpentry and Tile Inc. was a complete pleasure to work with. They had a very upfront estimate with no hidden costs, great communication skills and their workmanship was top notch. They were there every day from start to finish and kept us informed of every step aong the way. We would and have ...Read more about RJT Carpentry and Tile Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(11)
"I highly recommend Russ Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald Design Build. Russ is a wonderful person to work with — personable and easy to reach, professional, reliable, available, and skilled. Russ has great design ideas, and he works with a fine architect. He was able to work with our very limited budget t...Read more about FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
"I highly recommend Russ Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald Design Build. Russ is a wonderful person to work with — personable and easy to reach, professional, reliable, available, and skilled. Russ has great design ideas, and he works with a fine architect. He was able to work with our very limited budget t...Read more about FITZGERALD DESIGN BUILD
Porch Pro Headshot Paul's Carpentry Workshop
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(8)
"Paul and his crew have been extremely reliable and easy to talk to. They have repeatedly done what is asked of them and provided consistent results with the small projects I've hired them to do. My trust in them is building and I shall be giving larger projects very soon. Looking forward to seeing ...Read more about Paul's Carpentry Workshop
"Paul and his crew have been extremely reliable and easy to talk to. They have repeatedly done what is asked of them and provided consistent results with the small projects I've hired them to do. My trust in them is building and I shall be giving larger projects very soon. Looking forward to seeing ...Read more about Paul's Carpentry Workshop
Porch Pro Headshot Tdi Remodeling Corp
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(2)
TDI Remodeling Corp. is based out of Medway MA. We are a local, honest, hardworking company with more than 35 years of construction experience. We are a licensed and insured Residential Remodeling Company specializing in the following, Doors & Windows, Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement Remodeling, Viny...Read more about Tdi Remodeling Corp
TDI Remodeling Corp. is based out of Medway MA. We are a local, honest, hardworking company with more than 35 years of construction experience. We are a licensed and insured Residential Remodeling Company specializing in the following, Doors & Windows, Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement Remodeling, Viny...Read more about Tdi Remodeling Corp
Porch Pro Headshot JT Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
JT Home Improvement is a full service construction company, offering a wide range of services to fulfill all your home improvement projects. Our services include but are not limited to: Decks/Porches • Basements • Additions • Kitchens / Bathrooms • Painting • Windows/Doors • General Home Maintenanc...Read more about JT Home Improvement
JT Home Improvement is a full service construction company, offering a wide range of services to fulfill all your home improvement projects. Our services include but are not limited to: Decks/Porches • Basements • Additions • Kitchens / Bathrooms • Painting • Windows/Doors • General Home Maintenanc...Read more about JT Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot All Pro Builders Inc
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(32)
All-Pro Builders will complete all of your home remodeling and renovation needs, from frame to finish. We're one of the largest locally owned and family operated construction companies in the area, striving every day to maintain our commitment to quality workmanship and exceptional customer service....Read more about All Pro Builders Inc
All-Pro Builders will complete all of your home remodeling and renovation needs, from frame to finish. We're one of the largest locally owned and family operated construction companies in the area, striving every day to maintain our commitment to quality workmanship and exceptional customer service....Read more about All Pro Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot A Touch of Glass
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
We have been in business 26+ years and as a result, we believe our experience and knowledge is truly unsurpassed. The knowledge is not only experienced based but also interwoven with an engineering background, thus allowing for solutions that “outside of the box” when the need arises.
We have been in business 26+ years and as a result, we believe our experience and knowledge is truly unsurpassed. The knowledge is not only experienced based but also interwoven with an engineering background, thus allowing for solutions that “outside of the box” when the need arises.
Porch Pro Headshot Boston Boys Strong Painters
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Boston Boys Strong Painters Somerville, MA, 02145 (857) 261-3870 Are you looking for a professional painter in Somerville, MA, 02145? Then go ahead and call Boston Boys Strong Painters now! We specialize in both exterior and interior painting. We are licensed, insured and certified with over 15 yea...Read more about Boston Boys Strong Painters
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Boston Boys Strong Painters Somerville, MA, 02145 (857) 261-3870 Are you looking for a professional painter in Somerville, MA, 02145? Then go ahead and call Boston Boys Strong Painters now! We specialize in both exterior and interior painting. We are licensed, insured and certified with over 15 yea...Read more about Boston Boys Strong Painters

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 Newton Carpenters

83942

Kevin with thego2guys preformed painting and handyman work. I found him to be honest and very helpful with my project. He did a great job painting of my living room and hallway. I had 3 good size holes in the wall from the movers moving a pool table in to...

- Kevin Wilson
72487

I had to have my black storm door painted white. "It's a condo thing". Kevin did a great job, and was very professional and friendly. I would recommend him for any job needed.

- susan bullard
103061

I have been a customer of Paul's Carpentry Workshop for 4 years. I've hired Paul for a few different projects. Some projects were in our main household and the other most recent project was in our flip house. Paul does good work and he's one of the few co...

- Nicole Lakool
81023

Fantastic company, professional, reliable, honest, hardworking. Installed me fence in just a few days. It came out perfect. Would recommend them to anyone.

- Ken Beatty
217232

He painted our house about a month ago and I couldn’t be happier enough. Highly recommend!

- Michelle Aiolff
44913

Fantastic run family business! The chemistry between the Williams family did wonders for my household. With their hard working natures, they really pleased our family with the final outcome! Very knowledgeable, will listen and talk to you. Would recommend...

- Cody Williams
11560

Russ is a dependable contractor and works with his clients to deliver a product that best fits their landscape and within a specified budget without compromising quality.

- Joyce Bailey
11742

FitzGerald Design Build finished a space of our garage for my son. From the design concept to finishing touches, we could not be happier! The work they performed was impeccable. There were never any headaches or worries because Mr. FitzGerald is so easy g...

- Dianne FitzGerald Power
11413

He has done a lot of work for us from putting in a new kitchen, to building a family room and a master bedroom suite and much more all to our satisfaction.

- Peter Fiore
11223

Russ has been doing work for me and my family for many years. He is easy to work with. I would not have anyone else do my work. I would recommend him to anyone.

- Margaret Dunlea O'Reilly
11350

Fitzgerald Design Build was great to work with! From planning to completion everything went as expected!

- Jeffrey Boyle

Everything You Need to Know About Newton Carpenters

Does the carpenter I want to hire need to be licensed in Newton?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Carpenter need to have. There are 1 carpenters in Newton that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Carpenters need to have to work on Carpentry Services jobs in MA:

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Newton?

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

  • KENYON WOODWORKING:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • CLASSIC CABINETRY:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Mike F Home Repairs:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How does invoicing/payment work for most Carpenter projects in Newton?

Every project differs, but you should ask any carpenter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any carpentry services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for carpenters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your carpenter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the carpenter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Carpenters in Newton, MA

Porch Pro Headshot TLC Finish Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
TLC Finish Carpentry is a small custom carpentry business serving the greater Boston area. We focus on Timeless Luxury Craftsmanship in all our projects no matter how big or small. TLC Finish Carpentry works closely with clients to help create and execute each individual design. Our services range f...Read more about TLC Finish Carpentry
TLC Finish Carpentry is a small custom carpentry business serving the greater Boston area. We focus on Timeless Luxury Craftsmanship in all our projects no matter how big or small. TLC Finish Carpentry works closely with clients to help create and execute each individual design. Our services range f...Read more about TLC Finish Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot CBK General Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(3)
"We hired Derrick to renovate our bathroom and couldn’t be more pleased. We found Derrick to be professional, diligent, and kind. Derrick is a great communicator and that was important to us because it had us understand the progress of the job. He cares about doing a great job and goes the extra mil...Read more about CBK General Contracting
"We hired Derrick to renovate our bathroom and couldn’t be more pleased. We found Derrick to be professional, diligent, and kind. Derrick is a great communicator and that was important to us because it had us understand the progress of the job. He cares about doing a great job and goes the extra mil...Read more about CBK General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Quality improvement and painting inc
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(2)
"we hired quality improvement and painting to do a job on our house a few weeks ago, we changed first floor trims, painted whole first floor, ceiling walls and trims. Also we refinished all cabinets, the end result couldn't be better, we are very happy and highly recommend Rawllins and his crew!"
"we hired quality improvement and painting to do a job on our house a few weeks ago, we changed first floor trims, painted whole first floor, ceiling walls and trims. Also we refinished all cabinets, the end result couldn't be better, we are very happy and highly recommend Rawllins and his crew!"
Porch Pro Headshot MV Carpentry Masonry Services
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(1)
"Should have hired these guys sooner. Everything they've done is top notch. Customer service is great; they respond right away to requests and questions, they're adaptable, and make changes on the fly. Very dependable and punctual as well, every day. Just had my decking done, and it looks fantastic....Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
"Should have hired these guys sooner. Everything they've done is top notch. Customer service is great; they respond right away to requests and questions, they're adaptable, and make changes on the fly. Very dependable and punctual as well, every day. Just had my decking done, and it looks fantastic....Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
Porch Pro Headshot Williams Construction Co.
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(1)
Full service remodeling / build company focusing on interior remodeling Kitchens , Baths, Basements As a family owned and operated business for over 25 years, I go to great measures to teach my sons as I have been taught. Working for a family business instills a strong work ethic within oneself al...Read more about Williams Construction Co.
Full service remodeling / build company focusing on interior remodeling Kitchens , Baths, Basements As a family owned and operated business for over 25 years, I go to great measures to teach my sons as I have been taught. Working for a family business instills a strong work ethic within oneself al...Read more about Williams Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot TheGo2Guys
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
(1)
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my company to you. I am Kevin the owner and operator of TheGo2Guys, We have over 20 years of experience in Home improvement, painting and Indoor Air Quality, with certifications as a Mold Remediation (CMR # 01649) and a Mold inspector (CM...Read more about TheGo2Guys
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my company to you. I am Kevin the owner and operator of TheGo2Guys, We have over 20 years of experience in Home improvement, painting and Indoor Air Quality, with certifications as a Mold Remediation (CMR # 01649) and a Mold inspector (CM...Read more about TheGo2Guys
Porch Pro Headshot Square One Builders LLC
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Located in Framingham, Square One Builders is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides new home construction, bedroom remodeling, and patio construction.
Located in Framingham, Square One Builders is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides new home construction, bedroom remodeling, and patio construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Davie's Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Serving the greater Boston area and North Shore, Jim brings 30 years experience in the building and remodeling field. Interior finish carpenters specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling also offer skillful installations of decks, porches, doors and windows. Need a finished attic or basement? You'...Read more about Davie's Home Improvements
Serving the greater Boston area and North Shore, Jim brings 30 years experience in the building and remodeling field. Interior finish carpenters specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling also offer skillful installations of decks, porches, doors and windows. Need a finished attic or basement? You'...Read more about Davie's Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Ronys Construction Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Father & Son Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
We are a father and son company who works hard on everything from kitchen and bathrooms to basements and gutters, there is no job too small or too BIG.... Need some work done right? just call us or email us and you will get a guaranteed, done right job that you will love..... ***Over 35 years Exper...Read more about Father & Son Carpentry
We are a father and son company who works hard on everything from kitchen and bathrooms to basements and gutters, there is no job too small or too BIG.... Need some work done right? just call us or email us and you will get a guaranteed, done right job that you will love..... ***Over 35 years Exper...Read more about Father & Son Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Manchester Construction Company
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
We are a family made and maintained construction company, since 1969. Based out of Hull Mass, we do most of our work in the South Shore area. If it has to do with the construction of your home, from the roof to the foundation, we are experienced and knowledgeable.
We are a family made and maintained construction company, since 1969. Based out of Hull Mass, we do most of our work in the South Shore area. If it has to do with the construction of your home, from the roof to the foundation, we are experienced and knowledgeable.
Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry by Tom Antonellis
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Based in Norfolk, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis is a carpentry specialist.
Based in Norfolk, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis is a carpentry specialist.
Porch Pro Headshot Presto Carpentry - Painting - Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Newton, Massachusetts
Presto is a family owned and operated company which specializes in all phases of home improvement, both residential and commercial, since 1988. As a professional company, we are registered with the Better Business Bureau and are an Accredited Business since 1/12/2007 with an A+ rating. We are licens...Read more about Presto Carpentry - Painting - Roofing
Presto is a family owned and operated company which specializes in all phases of home improvement, both residential and commercial, since 1988. As a professional company, we are registered with the Better Business Bureau and are an Accredited Business since 1/12/2007 with an A+ rating. We are licens...Read more about Presto Carpentry - Painting - Roofing

Latest projects near Newton

Recent projects booked on Porch
Watertown 02472
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service needed
Carpentry
Brighton 02135
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a month
Service
Door installation
Door service
Install
Door type
Single
Door location
Interior
Number of doors
1
Doorway installation
Hard to tell
Already purchased materials
Yes
Newton 02458
Carpentry
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Service needed
Carpentry
Waltham 02453
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
I'm flexible
Needham Heights 02494
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
Under 100 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine
Deck features
Multi-level deck, Stairs
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No