Top 8 Carpenters in Norwalk, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
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Serves Norwalk, Ohio
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"Very thorough and detailed work. Eric and his team were very professional, easy to work with and the price was very reasonable. The quality of work was excellent and they were prompt and on time. We will be calling them for future work"
"Very thorough and detailed work. Eric and his team were very professional, easy to work with and the price was very reasonable. The quality of work was excellent and they were prompt and on time. We will be calling them for future work"
Porch Pro Headshot FavorHouse
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Serves Norwalk, Ohio
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We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting of all sorts, finishing and refinishing of furniture and cabinets, and creating rustic furniture and decor. Save the money and headache of hiring a contractor by seeing how we can transform your space. Contact us today for a free estimate.
We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting of all sorts, finishing and refinishing of furniture and cabinets, and creating rustic furniture and decor. Save the money and headache of hiring a contractor by seeing how we can transform your space. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Porch Pro Headshot Erie Shores Contracting, LLC
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Serves Norwalk, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Gambino 440 Builders LLC
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Serves Norwalk, Ohio
Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
Porch Pro Headshot Woodruff Restorations
Carpenters
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
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100% response rate
Porch Pro Headshot Richland Construction
Carpenters
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
To provide quality workmanship to the area at a reasonably priced rate.
To provide quality workmanship to the area at a reasonably priced rate.
Porch Pro Headshot Tim Sparks Construction
Carpenters
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
We wish to serve our community with quality workmanship and superior products.
We wish to serve our community with quality workmanship and superior products.
Porch Pro Headshot Nixon Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Norwalk, Ohio

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 Norwalk Carpenters

381116

This is my second review of Certainty Construction as I removed my first review, upon the request of the owner, when a payment agreement (4 payments of $1,000 each) was reached. Since said agreement, there has been zero follow through and simply more fals...

- rob Fragale
186860

Had nothing but great experiences everytime we have had R Wing come out to work on the house. Great people and great work.

- Erin Campbell
176288

Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed c...

- Gary Allen
186862

Did a wonderful job on our floors! Crew was nice and was very professional

- Erin Campbell
176289

R wing did a terrific job on our recent bathroom remodel couldn't be happier and price was very reasonable.

- Jennifer Hale
278907

Great experience with the guys. The painters Juan and Deb were great! Very happy with how everything turned out.

- alex hill
189159

I have had several projects completed by R Wing Construction and Home Services. These guys do exceptional work, professional, reasonable rates and complete the jobs in a timely manner. Very satisfied customer. I plan on calling on them again soon!

- Cathy Mcsis
185354

Our bathroom turned out as we had hoped and more thank you Eric and the team!

- Erin Campbell
412930

Do not trust these people!!! They took over $5k from me and did not do the work!!! I am an out of town investor and had a POS inspection in Cleveland heights I paid them to fix several items, they took my money and now are MIA didn’t do the work and now I...

- Jemma Jacques
261116

Very rude and thinks he is above everyone else. Quoted 350% above what other contractors quote for, why???

- Jamie Vandine

Everything You Need to Know About Norwalk Carpenters

Carpentry Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to carpenters available in Norwalk?

If you’ve determined that carpentry services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to carpentry services, we can still help you find the right professional in Norwalk.

Norwalk has 50 carpenter professionals that can help you with your carpentry services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific carpenters-pros in Norwalk.

I have Carpentry Services work that I need done in Norwalk. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent carpenter projects in Norwalk shows that larger carpentry services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: carpenters travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your carpentry services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your carpenter professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated carpenters tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple carpenters throughout Norwalk to ensure your project is done right.

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

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.

Latest projects near Norwalk

Recent projects booked on Porch
Norwalk 44857
Deck Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Type of deck
Wood board s
Areas of deck to repair
Guardrails and balusters, Structural beams, joists or posts
Deck damage
Rotting, cracked or missing boards, Loose, wobbly or unstable
Severity of damage
Moderate (the deck is potentially unsafe)
Filing insurance claim
No
Already have deck materials
No, and I'd like the pro to provide them