Top 10 Carpenters in Oak Ridge, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Knox Home Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(64)
We want you to consider Knox Home Remodeling the remodeler you can trust in the Knoxville area. We will treat your family and home with respect. The design process is a collaborative effort. While we have the technical background and skill to guide the creative process, the most important voice is y...Read more about Knox Home Remodeling
We want you to consider Knox Home Remodeling the remodeler you can trust in the Knoxville area. We will treat your family and home with respect. The design process is a collaborative effort. While we have the technical background and skill to guide the creative process, the most important voice is y...Read more about Knox Home Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(16)
"Mermaid Engineering came to my house to install a new utility door. They were a big help picking up the door at the store and helping me choose doorknobs and trim. The work was done in the same day and done quickly. The price for all of this excellent work was very reasonable. I definitely got ...Read more about Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
"Mermaid Engineering came to my house to install a new utility door. They were a big help picking up the door at the store and helping me choose doorknobs and trim. The work was done in the same day and done quickly. The price for all of this excellent work was very reasonable. I definitely got ...Read more about Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Home Pros
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(3)
We have over 25 years experience in the home improvement arena, we focus on integrity and overall customer satisfaction. The way I see it, if the customer isn't happy, I'm not happy. Let us show you what integrity looks like
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We have over 25 years experience in the home improvement arena, we focus on integrity and overall customer satisfaction. The way I see it, if the customer isn't happy, I'm not happy. Let us show you what integrity looks like
Porch Pro Headshot S&S Management I
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
We will always do what is right for the customer. Have been in the remodel and new construction for 14 years. We take pride in every job no matter how small or big it is. We will go the extra mile to make your job the best experience that it could be.
We will always do what is right for the customer. Have been in the remodel and new construction for 14 years. We take pride in every job no matter how small or big it is. We will go the extra mile to make your job the best experience that it could be.
Porch Pro Headshot EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
"I am truly impressed with the quality of service I received when having CrawlJacks & Encapsulation installed in my home by EvrDry. I had several broken floor joists in my home that made my floors so slanted that I had to shim up one side of my bed frame legs to stop from rolling onto the floor in t...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
"I am truly impressed with the quality of service I received when having CrawlJacks & Encapsulation installed in my home by EvrDry. I had several broken floor joists in my home that made my floors so slanted that I had to shim up one side of my bed frame legs to stop from rolling onto the floor in t...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Porch Pro Headshot Hardwood Refinishers
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(6)
Simple Beginnings..... I began refinishing/restoring hardwood because frankly I did not have the money to pay someone thousands of dollars to refinish the floors in my first home. An old Mission style home that I named "Eleanor". She was beautiful to me but the hardwood floors were in bad shape. I ...Read more about Hardwood Refinishers
Simple Beginnings..... I began refinishing/restoring hardwood because frankly I did not have the money to pay someone thousands of dollars to refinish the floors in my first home. An old Mission style home that I named "Eleanor". She was beautiful to me but the hardwood floors were in bad shape. I ...Read more about Hardwood Refinishers
Porch Pro Headshot C.F. Master Craft Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
C.F. Master Craft Construction specializes in CUSTOM Kitchen and Bath remodeling What makes us different? We are not "installers" we can build/fabricate and engineer your projects to give you a product that will not only be beautiful, but will hold up over time. We are licensed, insured and bonded...Read more about C.F. Master Craft Construction LLC
C.F. Master Craft Construction specializes in CUSTOM Kitchen and Bath remodeling What makes us different? We are not "installers" we can build/fabricate and engineer your projects to give you a product that will not only be beautiful, but will hold up over time. We are licensed, insured and bonded...Read more about C.F. Master Craft Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman on Demand
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(6)
We offer a unique type of service where the customer can contact us 24hrs a day in case of an emergency situation. We also provide a 1 Year institution warranty.
We offer a unique type of service where the customer can contact us 24hrs a day in case of an emergency situation. We also provide a 1 Year institution warranty.
Porch Pro Headshot Crosby Construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
We do a wide range of different projects. From new home construction, additions, dirt work, landclearing.
We do a wide range of different projects. From new home construction, additions, dirt work, landclearing.
Porch Pro Headshot Straight Foundation
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
"Quality Models completed the project in a timely manner. They were very professional and arrived on time. We had critical foundation problems. They were able to navigate through the project without any set backs."
"Quality Models completed the project in a timely manner. They were very professional and arrived on time. We had critical foundation problems. They were able to navigate through the project without any set backs."

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 Oak Ridge Carpenters

376064

They were in and out. They fixed our entire foundation in a couple of weeks. Our house was sinking and had bulging/cracked walls. This company really is hard working and honest

- Cathy Clifton
168025

The work done was pretty good. The main issue was that when I was gone, the work was completed and they wanted to be paid. My son paid them, but the work was not done. I was promised by Ken that he would come back and flash my skylights, that was not comp...

- Genienne Sumner
133701

These guys came out to are home and they where really professional about there jod and they really care about doing a good clean up at the end of each day and Michael really help us understand each and every part of are roof system I would 100 percent rec...

- Michael Albright
10154

John has replaced our rickety dry-rotted deck with a new composite decking with lattice framing. He was faced with major work to level the deck and take a step out. He also worked on the front porch canopy over the deck where we had dry rot so bad he ha...

- Elise Purlee
50487

John is excellent carpenter and did excellent job. Very knowledgable. I will hire again for next carpentry project

- D Freeman
46679

This contractor was very detailed. Preformed quality work. Made beneficial suggestions. Would use this contractor again in the future.

- Lisa Beckham
576603

Hey everyone! Just in case anyone comes across this Integrity Home Pros “business” for contracting needs.… I wanted to advise you of some of the worst work we have ever had done. There is nothing “integrity” about this “company”. The paint work we had don...

- Megan Bedford
207045

I had a drainage problem and experienced flooding, I had some ideas how to fix it and a whole bunch of quotes but integrity home pros did it for a whole lot less in one day, I had no problems, easy going and lots of advice about future projects while he w...

- Brentley Williams
111093

They were very professional and dud a wonderful job. Will keep them in phone for future projects

- Kathy Bennett
378768

We used Alex to do our kitchen remodel. He did a great job! First, he was the only contractor to even bother to answer the phone, so that was encouraging. He communicated very well throughout the entire process. He would let us know when he was coming...

- Jonathan Holland
289462

scott and his team where very professianl and knoxable

- Isaac ernest
434139

We used Mermaid Engineering to hang artwork in our home. We have high ceilings and a turning staircase. He was able to hang our larger pieces and a few other ones with ease. Paul is very responsive and his work is very good. We will use him again.

- Jennifer Bohannon

Everything You Need to Know About Oak Ridge Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Oak Ridge?

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

  • Southern Custom Interiors:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Care A Lot Service:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: NR
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Scurlock Homes:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

Our data on recent carpenter projects in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge to ensure your project is done right.

What should I check for once my Carpenter in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge, TN

Porch Pro Headshot John Crump Craftsman
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(4)
"I needed a handrail put on the stairs leading to my basement. John was here on a Tuesday. Wednesday we got the final bits of info from the bank on what was needed, and by the end of Thursday the rail was installed. It's sturdy, it looks good, you can tell it was built to last, and we are very happy...Read more about John Crump Craftsman
"I needed a handrail put on the stairs leading to my basement. John was here on a Tuesday. Wednesday we got the final bits of info from the bank on what was needed, and by the end of Thursday the rail was installed. It's sturdy, it looks good, you can tell it was built to last, and we are very happy...Read more about John Crump Craftsman
Porch Pro Headshot J. Con Remodel & Tile
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Hello! My name is Will Jenkins owner and founder of J. Con Remodel & Tile. Here we strive for higher standard of customer satisfaction & high quality work. Offering a wide variety of services, Specializing in Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling. Let us make your next project a reality.
Hello! My name is Will Jenkins owner and founder of J. Con Remodel & Tile. Here we strive for higher standard of customer satisfaction & high quality work. Offering a wide variety of services, Specializing in Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling. Let us make your next project a reality.
Porch Pro Headshot Southern Custom Interiors
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
master level carpenter. I do high level trim/finish carpentry, cabinetry, built ins, custom staircases, decks, light framing, or any manner of carpentry projects. In other words, I am a professional carpenter with 25 years experience that takes great pride in his trade. My work can be seen under pho...Read more about Southern Custom Interiors
master level carpenter. I do high level trim/finish carpentry, cabinetry, built ins, custom staircases, decks, light framing, or any manner of carpentry projects. In other words, I am a professional carpenter with 25 years experience that takes great pride in his trade. My work can be seen under pho...Read more about Southern Custom Interiors
Porch Pro Headshot GreenScapes Landscaping & Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Decks & porch repair, hardscapes, greenscapes, mulch, lawn maintenance, handyman services, holiday decorations,& much more. Don't let your tasks go unfinished because the Holiday's are quickly approaching! Please feel free to give us a call at 4235610164 or 4239206281. Check us out on Facebook to se...Read more about GreenScapes Landscaping & Handyman
Decks & porch repair, hardscapes, greenscapes, mulch, lawn maintenance, handyman services, holiday decorations,& much more. Don't let your tasks go unfinished because the Holiday's are quickly approaching! Please feel free to give us a call at 4235610164 or 4239206281. Check us out on Facebook to se...Read more about GreenScapes Landscaping & Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot E&K construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
Hi my name is michael Albright owner/operator of E&K CONSTRUCTION and I really enjoy doing construction and I really enjoy doing good work and talking pride in everything I do and teaming up with homeowner and seeing these projects all the way to the end and standing back and looking at what we hav...Read more about E&K construction
Hi my name is michael Albright owner/operator of E&K CONSTRUCTION and I really enjoy doing construction and I really enjoy doing good work and talking pride in everything I do and teaming up with homeowner and seeing these projects all the way to the end and standing back and looking at what we hav...Read more about E&K construction
Porch Pro Headshot REX Construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
We remove and install window, we remove existing roofs and install new ones, we install siding, sun rooms, floors, decks.....you name it we can do it!
We remove and install window, we remove existing roofs and install new ones, we install siding, sun rooms, floors, decks.....you name it we can do it!
Porch Pro Headshot Norris Lake Home Services
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
It’s all about the customer and their satisfaction. I offer professional quality services in a timely and courteous fashion.
It’s all about the customer and their satisfaction. I offer professional quality services in a timely and courteous fashion.
Porch Pro Headshot Travis Jennings Constructionn
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
We offer everything but electrical and hvac but we do have people who are licensed to do that job also
We offer everything but electrical and hvac but we do have people who are licensed to do that job also
Porch Pro Headshot R.F. Construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Local builder with 30 years experience. Anything from decks to flooring to garages and kitchens and bathrooms and much more. Very professional and skilled.
Local builder with 30 years experience. Anything from decks to flooring to garages and kitchens and bathrooms and much more. Very professional and skilled.
Porch Pro Headshot Workman Construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Workman Construction has 30 years experience. Licensed and insured. We do all home remodeling (porches, roofing, painting, drywall, finishing, cabinets, trim, patios, acoustical ceilings, ETC...)
Workman Construction has 30 years experience. Licensed and insured. We do all home remodeling (porches, roofing, painting, drywall, finishing, cabinets, trim, patios, acoustical ceilings, ETC...)
Porch Pro Headshot Woodward Construction
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Porch Pro Headshot Caldwell Construction & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Oak Ridge, Tennessee
If you enjoy having the occasional breeze run through your home, get your broken windows fixed by the experts at Caldwell Construction & Remodeling in Evarts.
If you enjoy having the occasional breeze run through your home, get your broken windows fixed by the experts at Caldwell Construction & Remodeling in Evarts.

Latest projects near Oak Ridge

Recent projects booked on Porch
Kingston 37763
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a week
Existing deck
No
Approximate size of deck to build
Under 100 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine
Deck features
Stairs
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Knoxville 37931
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Service requested
Modify deck
Change surface material
No
Structural modifications
I haven't decided
Supplemental features
Roofing
Materials provided
No, pro must provide materials