Top 3 Carpenters in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
"I had a variety of work that needed to be done, roof repair, carpentry, shelving installed. Bubbas Handyman Service completed the job for me. Very nice service and prices. Russell was great, nice clean up after work was done, and very professional nice job done on the work. I will be using Bubbas H...Read more about Bubbas Handyman Service
3803 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA
804-329-2525
Porch Pro Headshot NCF Home Improvements Inc.
After opening NCF Home Improvements Inc in 2012 we have grown a base of happy clients all over the Richmond Metro. After 20+ years in the business we realize that the top priorities of any potential client is not just whether the job can be completed, but whether a relationship of trust and respect ...Read more about NCF Home Improvements Inc.
10136 Merrimac Rd, Richmond, VA
804-955-9456
Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
When you need quality window repair services, turn to the 4-star-rated experts at Bubbas Handyman Service in Tall Timbers, MD.
3803 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA
804-329-2525

More Carpenters in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Chisholm Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(2)
Chisholm Contracting Over 20 years of experience in custom decks specialist and home renovation. Tile Custom wood work Concrete Decks Stairs Ramps All deck work done to code Powerwashing Door and window replacement. Call Josh for estimate 894-3013
Chisholm Contracting Over 20 years of experience in custom decks specialist and home renovation. Tile Custom wood work Concrete Decks Stairs Ramps All deck work done to code Powerwashing Door and window replacement. Call Josh for estimate 894-3013
Porch Pro Headshot John Szilagyi General Contractor
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(92)
Todays Products...Olde Time Craftsmanship.
Todays Products...Olde Time Craftsmanship.
Porch Pro Headshot The Finishing Company
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Professional Trim and Finish Carpenters in Richmond Va. Finish carpenters homepage Crown Molding Wainscoting Coffered ceilings Stair Rail Iron balusters bookcases carpenters sitemap All about trim carpenters How to install crown molding Finish Carpentry glossary images of crown molding ...Read more about The Finishing Company
Professional Trim and Finish Carpenters in Richmond Va. Finish carpenters homepage Crown Molding Wainscoting Coffered ceilings Stair Rail Iron balusters bookcases carpenters sitemap All about trim carpenters How to install crown molding Finish Carpentry glossary images of crown molding ...Read more about The Finishing Company
Porch Pro Headshot Steven's Home Services
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(17)
We have been in business several years and are committed to maintain high quality service while establishing lasting relationships with our clients.
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We have been in business several years and are committed to maintain high quality service while establishing lasting relationships with our clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Lester Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Lester Contracting is a family owned and operated Construction Company. We know your home is your most valued investment, so let us help you improve your investment. Craftsmanship, honesty and integrity is everything in our eyes, we strive to keep our client's involved from start to finish. You wi...Read more about Lester Contracting
Lester Contracting is a family owned and operated Construction Company. We know your home is your most valued investment, so let us help you improve your investment. Craftsmanship, honesty and integrity is everything in our eyes, we strive to keep our client's involved from start to finish. You wi...Read more about Lester Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Commonwealth Handyman
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(7)
We focus on the small jobs, repairs and preventative maintenance on your homes and business' enabling our clients to have peace of mind that their biggest investment is taken care of and allow them to focus on more important tasks.
We focus on the small jobs, repairs and preventative maintenance on your homes and business' enabling our clients to have peace of mind that their biggest investment is taken care of and allow them to focus on more important tasks.
Porch Pro Headshot Handy Andy
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Our work is guaranteed with lowest prices.
Our work is guaranteed with lowest prices.

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 Richmond Carpenters

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Our gutters were cleaned with Bubbas Handyman Service as well as repairing out dishwasher that was not draining and out front door that was not shutting properly. Joe was great, nice and polite. Nice prices, everyone there was very helpful and kind. Thank...

- Jackie Usserman
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- Linda Mortazavi
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- CHRISTOPHER TURNER
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- Wendy Bond
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Professional, personable and reasonable. Couldn't ask for more!

- Jennifer Millard
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We were a subcontractor of MGT Construction. MGT is the worse contractor you could work for - they do not pay their subs. Mike Logan, President will lie to your face. Please beaware of working for MGT - read the article that came out today(11/15/17) i...

- Cynthia Harris
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I asked this person to come out and give me an estimate on my roof. He stated the roof had 5 years remaining. All to my surprise, when a licensed roofing contractor did tell me the facts about my roof, it was far from what this guy said. He called me o...

- Diane Taggart
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Very professional. Did an excellent job on installing several appliances for me.

- Sharon Bell
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All Carpenters in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Constructive Innovations RVA
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(1)
Handyman professionals with 30+ years combined service. We do fences, porches, decks, landscaping, debris removal, bathroom remodels, painting, flooring, hvac, and electrical.
Handyman professionals with 30+ years combined service. We do fences, porches, decks, landscaping, debris removal, bathroom remodels, painting, flooring, hvac, and electrical.
Porch Pro Headshot Neutron works
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
This company was built for one reason, so that every single person will be satisfied and will be left with a smile and a professionally done job. This company specializes on the of building fences, Decks, landscaping, roofing, cleaning gutters, firepit\ built-in grills, and much more.
This company was built for one reason, so that every single person will be satisfied and will be left with a smile and a professionally done job. This company specializes on the of building fences, Decks, landscaping, roofing, cleaning gutters, firepit\ built-in grills, and much more.
Porch Pro Headshot Mick Construction, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Mick Construction specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, additions, basement finish and new construction custom homes. We work with each customer to create a stress free project that they love and we are proud to put our name on.
Mick Construction specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, additions, basement finish and new construction custom homes. We work with each customer to create a stress free project that they love and we are proud to put our name on.
Porch Pro Headshot WH Paint and Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Welcome to WH Paint & Home Repair! To Put it Simply, we are Richmond’s Favorite House Painter. Since setting up shop in 2010, we have striven to give contractors a good name. We take our business seriously and have built it on the promise of superior service, constant contact, and amazing results...Read more about WH Paint and Home Repair
Welcome to WH Paint & Home Repair! To Put it Simply, we are Richmond’s Favorite House Painter. Since setting up shop in 2010, we have striven to give contractors a good name. We take our business seriously and have built it on the promise of superior service, constant contact, and amazing results...Read more about WH Paint and Home Repair
Porch Pro Headshot 1775 Solutions, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
We have over 30 years experience in the security and home improvement field. A partial list of services offered below. Security Systems Homeowner Consultant and DIY instructor AV Systems Carpentry Cabinet Maker Electrical Drywall Interior painting Plumbing Tiling We look forward to assisting yo...Read more about 1775 Solutions, LLC
We have over 30 years experience in the security and home improvement field. A partial list of services offered below. Security Systems Homeowner Consultant and DIY instructor AV Systems Carpentry Cabinet Maker Electrical Drywall Interior painting Plumbing Tiling We look forward to assisting yo...Read more about 1775 Solutions, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Extreme Clean RVA, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
For more than 20 years, Extreme Clean RVA has taken great pride in exceeding the expectations of our customers. Behind our commitment to excellence are three key attributes that define who we are and what makes us different from any other. Extreme Clean RVA stands behind our carpet cleaning serv...Read more about Extreme Clean RVA, LLC
For more than 20 years, Extreme Clean RVA has taken great pride in exceeding the expectations of our customers. Behind our commitment to excellence are three key attributes that define who we are and what makes us different from any other. Extreme Clean RVA stands behind our carpet cleaning serv...Read more about Extreme Clean RVA, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot All American Handyman RVA
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
All American Handyman is a honest handyman service that is up front on cost and the cost of materials. We don't want your business, WE WANT TO EARN IT!! Please take the time to see our photo gallery below. Thank you!
All American Handyman is a honest handyman service that is up front on cost and the cost of materials. We don't want your business, WE WANT TO EARN IT!! Please take the time to see our photo gallery below. Thank you!
Porch Pro Headshot Piedmont handy man
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
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Piedmont handyman offers a wide range of services. From small jobs installing ceiling fans to larger jobs like retaining walls. We are dedicated to treating our customers like family and doing every job like it's our own home
Piedmont handyman offers a wide range of services. From small jobs installing ceiling fans to larger jobs like retaining walls. We are dedicated to treating our customers like family and doing every job like it's our own home
Porch Pro Headshot Pat Coghlan Painting
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
When your walls have suffered damage, you can rely on Pat Coghlan Painting in the Crisfield, MD area to repair them properly.
When your walls have suffered damage, you can rely on Pat Coghlan Painting in the Crisfield, MD area to repair them properly.
Porch Pro Headshot Appearance Specialties
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Interior painting, pressure washing, deck repairs and rebuilds, tile installs and repairs. Blinds, horizontal or vertical. Vinyl siding and metal work
Interior painting, pressure washing, deck repairs and rebuilds, tile installs and repairs. Blinds, horizontal or vertical. Vinyl siding and metal work
Porch Pro Headshot All in One Home Team LLC
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Locally owned small company focused on quality. We bring over 30 years of experience in construction to your projects and a focus on customer needs.
Locally owned small company focused on quality. We bring over 30 years of experience in construction to your projects and a focus on customer needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Del Rio Renovations
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
I've been living and working in the Richmond area for over 10yrs. Hands on experience and helping people achieve their remodeling ideas.
I've been living and working in the Richmond area for over 10yrs. Hands on experience and helping people achieve their remodeling ideas.
Porch Pro Headshot mgt construction
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot S .S Enterprise
Carpenters
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(1)
We remodel house from the ground up. Plumbing electricity demolition decks fence. You have the job we can do it!!
We remodel house from the ground up. Plumbing electricity demolition decks fence. You have the job we can do it!!

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Deck Construction
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No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
No, but I know what I want
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Surface and railing material
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