Top 10 Carpenters in North Charleston, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Canter Construction
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(188)
"After several years (and countless projects) with Canter Construction, I highly recommend their services. As Realtors, we rely on them for our personal home repairs/renovations and also for handling our clients’ home inspection needs prior to closing. Whenever I'm negotiating with another real esta...Read more about Canter Construction
"After several years (and countless projects) with Canter Construction, I highly recommend their services. As Realtors, we rely on them for our personal home repairs/renovations and also for handling our clients’ home inspection needs prior to closing. Whenever I'm negotiating with another real esta...Read more about Canter Construction
Porch Pro Headshot VaughnBuilt, LLC
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(50)
"We just completed a major remodel using Vaughn Built as our contractor. Both David Vaughn and David Brown were polite , professional and easy to work with. They listened to us and had helpful suggestions. We received a prompt and accurate estimate up front. There were no unpleasant surprises. Th...Read more about VaughnBuilt, LLC
"We just completed a major remodel using Vaughn Built as our contractor. Both David Vaughn and David Brown were polite , professional and easy to work with. They listened to us and had helpful suggestions. We received a prompt and accurate estimate up front. There were no unpleasant surprises. Th...Read more about VaughnBuilt, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Jonnie's Honey-Do List & Handyman llc
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(2)
I PROVIDE PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE THAT IS AFFORDABLE AND PROFESSIONAL. THERE ISN'T A JOB TOO SMALL. SO IF YOUR HONEY-DO LIST HAS GOT YOU OVERWHELMED, GIVE ME A CALL. THEN YOU CAN RELAX KNOWING EVERYTHING ON YOUR LIST WILL BE DONE.
I PROVIDE PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE THAT IS AFFORDABLE AND PROFESSIONAL. THERE ISN'T A JOB TOO SMALL. SO IF YOUR HONEY-DO LIST HAS GOT YOU OVERWHELMED, GIVE ME A CALL. THEN YOU CAN RELAX KNOWING EVERYTHING ON YOUR LIST WILL BE DONE.
Porch Pro Headshot Nacarelli Contracting LLC.
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(6)
Nacarelli Contracting LLC. provides services ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodels to window and door installations. We offer a variety of services with integrity and quality. We provide flexible scheduling, great communication, and free estimates! Call today to get your free quote.
Nacarelli Contracting LLC. provides services ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodels to window and door installations. We offer a variety of services with integrity and quality. We provide flexible scheduling, great communication, and free estimates! Call today to get your free quote.
Porch Pro Headshot Residential Solutions
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Our goal is to be recognized for our skill and customer satisfaction. To create value and make a difference in our community. To navigate our customer's project with ease and professionalism. Whether, it's maintenance, remodeling, or upgrading, we will diligently work to find the best solution for o...Read more about Residential Solutions
Our goal is to be recognized for our skill and customer satisfaction. To create value and make a difference in our community. To navigate our customer's project with ease and professionalism. Whether, it's maintenance, remodeling, or upgrading, we will diligently work to find the best solution for o...Read more about Residential Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Jones & Jones Painting LLC
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(23)
Jones & Jones Painting LLC we have over 50 yrs of experience! We operate with the idea of Excellence is our standard. We're a painting company that's been established since the early 90s but we're new to online and adjusting to the times so to speak! We provide a plethora of services including Inter...Read more about Jones & Jones Painting LLC
Jones & Jones Painting LLC we have over 50 yrs of experience! We operate with the idea of Excellence is our standard. We're a painting company that's been established since the early 90s but we're new to online and adjusting to the times so to speak! We provide a plethora of services including Inter...Read more about Jones & Jones Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JB White Cabinetry & Construction, LLC
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(3)
I am a licensed, insured and bonded professional serving SC and surrounding areas. I specialize in cabinet installation, custom built cabinets, interior painting and trim. I am committed to excellent customer service and professional work. I pride myself in my quality of work. If you have a specific...Read more about JB White Cabinetry & Construction, LLC
I am a licensed, insured and bonded professional serving SC and surrounding areas. I specialize in cabinet installation, custom built cabinets, interior painting and trim. I am committed to excellent customer service and professional work. I pride myself in my quality of work. If you have a specific...Read more about JB White Cabinetry & Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Hood Home Services
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(6)
"An existing drop-in stove was removed. A new stand-a-lone new stove was purchased. The existing counter tops, back splash and kick board with support framing had to be revised. Paul Hood followed up with contact, was on time and assessed what was required to complete the installation. Workmanship w...Read more about Hood Home Services
"An existing drop-in stove was removed. A new stand-a-lone new stove was purchased. The existing counter tops, back splash and kick board with support framing had to be revised. Paul Hood followed up with contact, was on time and assessed what was required to complete the installation. Workmanship w...Read more about Hood Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Do it right
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(49)
Porch Pro Headshot Eurocraft Inc
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(5)
The roots of our company extend far into European history, allowing us to combine elements of style that gracefully reflect both continents.Drawing on this experience, the personal vision of our customers and honed artistic skills, we are able to design and craft uniquely beautiful pieces in a wide ...Read more about Eurocraft Inc
The roots of our company extend far into European history, allowing us to combine elements of style that gracefully reflect both continents.Drawing on this experience, the personal vision of our customers and honed artistic skills, we are able to design and craft uniquely beautiful pieces in a wide ...Read more about Eurocraft Inc

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 North Charleston Carpenters

47788

DONOTUSE THIS GUY FOR FLOOR REPAIR!!This guy came out like a professional when I received a quote in December of 2015, he wrote out the paperwork and also kept in touch. I told him he will hear from us after the first and I did so and we set up an apt fo...

- erica gaymon
5276

I have hired Canter Construction to do a couple of jobs for me recently. All of the jobs were professionally bid, very easy to read and comprehensive with no vague areas, and the work was done very well and on time. I would have no problem having Canter C...

- Phil Sykes
5349

Very good value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Very professional, excellent attention to detail, exceeded expectations.

5303

We didn't end up having work done due to timing/personal reasons, but Jonah and his crew are extremely knowledgeable about the business and are a pleasure to deal with. Estimates and suggestions for our project were well thought out and delivered to us in...

- Alissa Graef
5599

Very responsive in communication. Very good value. Very good work quality.

They completed a garage conversion to increase the size of our family room. They were on time, on budget, and the work was done professionally.

5395

The team has always exceeded my expectations and completed work on time and within budget. Everyone I have interacted with is friendly and really knows what they are doing. In my experience there is no job too big or small and no project that they cannot ...

- Aaron Richard
5272

My husband and I are realtors and need a fast, competent, reliable company to do various large and small items. We trust that Wes and Jonah will get the job done, send an itemized invoice, and talk with communicate with our clients in a professional mann...

5284

Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

Fast, friendly, professional, affordable and local!

6289

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. My kitchen remodel ended up better than I could have imagined. Jonah and his team made GREAT design suggestion and the process was smooth and seamless.

- Natalie Rankin
415275

Jonah the owner is a great salesman but very unprofessional, confrontational and couldn’t finish what he started. He left us with a demolished bathroom. We had 2 baths and full kitchen remodel in contract. 1st bath quality was sub par. No attention to til...

- Manny Galvez
5306

I highly recommend Canter Construction! These guys came highly recommended to me and I couldn't be happier! I got multiple bids from other contractors and went with Canter Construction. They are quick to respond, provide more than fair pricing, and pro...

5573

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

Everything You Need to Know About North Charleston Carpenters

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

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 0 carpenters in North Charleston that are licensed.

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

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in North Charleston?

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

  • Lowcountry Artisan Builders:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Masters Carpentry Svc Inc:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Southeast Custom Carpentry Inc:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

What should I check for once my Carpenter in North Charleston 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 North Charleston, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Lowcountry Artisan Builders
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(4)
CREATE + CONSTRUCT + RESTORE // Our plan is simple. At Lowcountry Artisan Builders we create, construct, and restore artisan-quality homes, true to our heritage and that of the Lowcountry.
CREATE + CONSTRUCT + RESTORE // Our plan is simple. At Lowcountry Artisan Builders we create, construct, and restore artisan-quality homes, true to our heritage and that of the Lowcountry.
Porch Pro Headshot Petri's Construction
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Professional roofer with 10 years of experience. Specializing in shingle and metal roofs. Repair and replacement. Also specialized in carpentry such as framing and trip work. Also skilled in landscaping. As well as remodeling and repairs, and tree service.
Professional roofer with 10 years of experience. Specializing in shingle and metal roofs. Repair and replacement. Also specialized in carpentry such as framing and trip work. Also skilled in landscaping. As well as remodeling and repairs, and tree service.
Porch Pro Headshot Tool Belt Tech
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
My name is Victor Smith and I am the sole owner and operator of Tool Belt Tech. I do home carpentry repairs and improvements. I specialize in interior trim upgrades including crown moldings, window and door trim upgrades, wainscoting, built-in cabinets, etc. I also do some light framing, drywall rep...Read more about Tool Belt Tech
My name is Victor Smith and I am the sole owner and operator of Tool Belt Tech. I do home carpentry repairs and improvements. I specialize in interior trim upgrades including crown moldings, window and door trim upgrades, wainscoting, built-in cabinets, etc. I also do some light framing, drywall rep...Read more about Tool Belt Tech
Porch Pro Headshot Ince Carpentry Services
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Ince Carpentry Services is a full service General Contractor and construction company. We’ve proudly served the Brooklyn area. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!
Ince Carpentry Services is a full service General Contractor and construction company. We’ve proudly served the Brooklyn area. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!
Porch Pro Headshot Handy Andy
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
(4)
Carpentry,Painting,Flooring,and General Maintenance
Carpentry,Painting,Flooring,and General Maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot Southern Paint & Restoration
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
We are are a custom home painting company! We specialize in customer service combined with the highest quality painting services!
We are are a custom home painting company! We specialize in customer service combined with the highest quality painting services!
Porch Pro Headshot William's Drywall & Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
company, we are it. We have been providing our quality services since 1995. Our goal is to ensure your home or business is in tip top shape and all projects are delivered on time and within budget.
company, we are it. We have been providing our quality services since 1995. Our goal is to ensure your home or business is in tip top shape and all projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Porch Pro Headshot I Know A Guy
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Fences, Decks, Carpentry, Electrical, Handyman
Fences, Decks, Carpentry, Electrical, Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Crystal Clear Window Cleaning & Janitorial Svc
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Our goal is to improve your home the way you want it done satisfying you is our goal.
Our goal is to improve your home the way you want it done satisfying you is our goal.
Porch Pro Headshot Kennedy Verly Trim (Supreme, Excellent)
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot First Call Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Master Projects
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot A Right Choice 4 Home Improvements & Repairs
Carpenters
Serves North Charleston, South Carolina
A Right Choice 4 Home Improvements & Repairs says it all. We are genuinely dedicated to our Homeowners and our Clients. We focus on your Project with Longevity in mind. We understand the value of a dollar when our Client invests and pays our company to do their project for them ….. (They want wh...Read more about A Right Choice 4 Home Improvements & Repairs
A Right Choice 4 Home Improvements & Repairs says it all. We are genuinely dedicated to our Homeowners and our Clients. We focus on your Project with Longevity in mind. We understand the value of a dollar when our Client invests and pays our company to do their project for them ….. (They want wh...Read more about A Right Choice 4 Home Improvements & Repairs

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