Top 10 Carpenters in Pasadena, CA

Porch Pro Headshot 509 Construction
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(54)
"The project was good. It went ok. Franklin and Daniel was very friendly. Only issue I had upon closer inspection of the corner of the drywall were my wall meets is that the guys they brought in to do the sanding didn't do a really good job sanding the corners. It also doesn't look like there was an...Read more about 509 Construction
"The project was good. It went ok. Franklin and Daniel was very friendly. Only issue I had upon closer inspection of the corner of the drywall were my wall meets is that the guys they brought in to do the sanding didn't do a really good job sanding the corners. It also doesn't look like there was an...Read more about 509 Construction
Porch Pro Headshot DREAM REMODELING INC
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(12)
"Dream Remodeling did a wonderful job on our door replacement, guiding us expertly through the process of assembling the materials and making everything easy from start to finish. Highest recommendation.Thank you Dream Remodeling"
"Dream Remodeling did a wonderful job on our door replacement, guiding us expertly through the process of assembling the materials and making everything easy from start to finish. Highest recommendation.Thank you Dream Remodeling"
Porch Pro Headshot Aldan Construction & Remodeling Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(50)
"Aldan Construction & Remodeling" Is a Los Angeles based contractor that delivers the quality and innovation only three generations of tradition can produce. Aldan Construction & Remodeling originally started in Italy and dates back three generations. What began as a small-town family and communit...Read more about Aldan Construction & Remodeling Inc.
"Aldan Construction & Remodeling" Is a Los Angeles based contractor that delivers the quality and innovation only three generations of tradition can produce. Aldan Construction & Remodeling originally started in Italy and dates back three generations. What began as a small-town family and communit...Read more about Aldan Construction & Remodeling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Wingert's Locksmith & Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(44)
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Porch Pro Headshot Stone Design
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(42)
Stone Design is a specialty design/fabrication shop located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We help our clients from the very beginning phases of their design through to the final installation (and everything in-between). We have an in-house design team that can create sketches, CAD files, t...Read more about Stone Design
Stone Design is a specialty design/fabrication shop located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We help our clients from the very beginning phases of their design through to the final installation (and everything in-between). We have an in-house design team that can create sketches, CAD files, t...Read more about Stone Design
Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Constructions
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(12)
I'm an experienced Multitasked/Handyman and Contractor. I'm honest, reliable, skilled and a nice guy too. Quality is what I deliver. I work on everything inside and outside of a house/property. With a reliable crew, I'm hands on every job. Quality work with 100% guarantee. Thanks in advance. ...Read more about Innovative Constructions
I'm an experienced Multitasked/Handyman and Contractor. I'm honest, reliable, skilled and a nice guy too. Quality is what I deliver. I work on everything inside and outside of a house/property. With a reliable crew, I'm hands on every job. Quality work with 100% guarantee. Thanks in advance. ...Read more about Innovative Constructions
Porch Pro Headshot Honey do const.
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(35)
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Porch Pro Headshot Nexera Builders Inc
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
We have over 20 years of combined experience in the real estate construction. We can provide new build construction to small remodel projects with the same quality and professionalism that clients can trust with their home or business.
We have over 20 years of combined experience in the real estate construction. We can provide new build construction to small remodel projects with the same quality and professionalism that clients can trust with their home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Woodcreek Collective
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
Woodcreek Collective is a full service construction and design company. From start to finish we will see your project though completion. There is no job too big or too small for us! We have an honest fixed bid process that we undergo to help reassure you that we will not nickel and dime you along th...Read more about Woodcreek Collective
Woodcreek Collective is a full service construction and design company. From start to finish we will see your project though completion. There is no job too big or too small for us! We have an honest fixed bid process that we undergo to help reassure you that we will not nickel and dime you along th...Read more about Woodcreek Collective
Porch Pro Headshot Original Greek
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(45)
As craftsman in the collegiate greek industry, we offer everything from custom paddles, custom apparel, lawn letters and more for all of your rush and formal events.
As craftsman in the collegiate greek industry, we offer everything from custom paddles, custom apparel, lawn letters and more for all of your rush and formal events.

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 Pasadena Carpenters

258527

Fantastic through and through. Excellent service from start to finish of the project. Will definitely contact in the future for any other projects and recommend them 100%

- Stephanie Estrada
65495

No stars here. Did 2 days of framing work for contractor #992994 never got paid as was agreed upon .Skilled tradesmen,BEWARE of this contractor.

- sam y
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101708

I am so pleased with the service I received from Dream Remodeling. they did a wonderful job. The men are hard working and polite. I have one piece of furniture that is particularly flimsy but one of my favorites. They worked with great care and grace. HIG...

- Nicole Corrin
102045

From the very first visit by Dream remodeling the entire team, they did an excellent job. They explained everything fully as to the condition of my old unit and then went over everything moving forward to replacing the unit. Explained all my options. High...

- Erin Powers
8636

This company was over the top. Francisco was at my location as soon as possible. They gave me great customer service and they were very professional with their services. Awesome work and counter tops came out amazing!!!!!! Definitely would hire this compa...

- Johnny Ananos
5535

Very professional would use him for my handyman services

97363

Easy to work with and beautiful custom work

- Leah Elmange
79394

Poor Customer Service! My company contacted Stan to redo all the locks at a new building we were moving into. His pricing I thought was extremely fair which we paid a little over $500 for. However once completed a few months later I contacted Stan to come...

- Austin Chase

Everything You Need to Know About Pasadena Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Pasadena?

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

  • Peterson Scaffold:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Concepts Living Inc:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • GA Preston Company:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Carpentry Services work in Pasadena?

Every Carpentry Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Pasadena work from Carpentersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Carpenters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Pasadena for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Carpenters took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

Who are the best Carpenters in Pasadena?

We've found 50 carpenter providers that are available to you in Pasadena.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some carpenter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your carpentry services work than others. Talk to multiple carpenters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for carpentry services work in Pasadena, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • BERBERIAN FORMOSA AND CARPENTER
    • Location: Pasadena
  • GA Preston Company
    • Location: Pasadena
  • IN DESIGN CARPENTRY INC
    • Location: Pasadena

All Carpenters in Pasadena, CA

Porch Pro Headshot GIANT BUILDERS INC
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(33)
We are a General Building Contractors serving all Southern California. We truly provide the best construction services, reresidential and commercial.
We are a General Building Contractors serving all Southern California. We truly provide the best construction services, reresidential and commercial.
Porch Pro Headshot Aylor Construction & Remodeling
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(91)
Porch Pro Headshot JL Milnes Construction
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
General Building Contractor Kitchen and Bath remodeling Room additions Ca Lic 447098 Bonded / Insured / Licensed
General Building Contractor Kitchen and Bath remodeling Room additions Ca Lic 447098 Bonded / Insured / Licensed
Porch Pro Headshot Don's Residential Doors
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
Door Repair and installation, both interior and exterior, Security doors, Lock Changes, Finish Carpentry- Crown Molding, Trim 35 Years in Antelope Valley
Door Repair and installation, both interior and exterior, Security doors, Lock Changes, Finish Carpentry- Crown Molding, Trim 35 Years in Antelope Valley
Porch Pro Headshot Luque Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(2)
Porch Pro Headshot Signature Finish Carpentry, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(13)
Signature Finish Carpentry is an insured, bonded carpentry specialist that was established in 2010 and offers the Simi Valley area railing design, deck repair and other services. The state of California has licensed them.
Signature Finish Carpentry is an insured, bonded carpentry specialist that was established in 2010 and offers the Simi Valley area railing design, deck repair and other services. The state of California has licensed them.
Porch Pro Headshot Lasko Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
I’m a hard working dad who is super handy. I’ve been in the construction field for 10+ years, I also have a little electrical background. I’m great for little to big projects. I’m fast, honest, and reliable.
I’m a hard working dad who is super handy. I’ve been in the construction field for 10+ years, I also have a little electrical background. I’m great for little to big projects. I’m fast, honest, and reliable.
Porch Pro Headshot RUBIO PAINTING AND HANDY SOLUTIONS
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot DR.ZOM's cleaning service
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
We are a small group of professionals that specialize in home vacancy and small office cleaning. Our dedicated team will be able to meet your cleaning needs.
We are a small group of professionals that specialize in home vacancy and small office cleaning. Our dedicated team will be able to meet your cleaning needs.
Porch Pro Headshot TED STREET CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
Ted Street Construction Services is a general contractor in Los Angeles. They offer foundation repair and home addition as well as other services.
Ted Street Construction Services is a general contractor in Los Angeles. They offer foundation repair and home addition as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot California Craftworx
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
California Craftworx specializes in custom furniture, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, built in organizing and media walls.
California Craftworx specializes in custom furniture, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, built in organizing and media walls.
Porch Pro Headshot ARB Handyman Services
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
I don't cut corners, I use quality materials, well-organized, honest & experienced craftsman.
I don't cut corners, I use quality materials, well-organized, honest & experienced craftsman.
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Home service and Repair
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
Our company is to provide a professional service with high quality and high integrity backing each and every job. No job is too small, we are here to provide each and every customers needs. Our goal is to acquire recurring customers As we value each and everyone.
Our company is to provide a professional service with high quality and high integrity backing each and every job. No job is too small, we are here to provide each and every customers needs. Our goal is to acquire recurring customers As we value each and everyone.
Porch Pro Headshot GHR CONSTRUCTION
Carpenters
Serves Pasadena, California
Based in Glendale, GHR Construction is a home building specialist. They offer bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling and custom home construction as well as other services. The state of California has licensed GHR Construction. They are insured and bonded.
Based in Glendale, GHR Construction is a home building specialist. They offer bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling and custom home construction as well as other services. The state of California has licensed GHR Construction. They are insured and bonded.

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Existing deck
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Approximate size of deck to build
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Decking and railing materials
Pressure-treated pine, Cedar or redwood
Deck features
Stairs
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No
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