Top 3 Carpenters in Roanoke, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Roanoke River Cabinetry
"In reference to C. Howard’s review. I would like to add my opinion. Sometimes in this line of work it gets incredibly busy and I cannot do some jobs. I repeatedly explained to Mrs. Howard that I was only one person and I did not have the time to do her project. I don’t know what customer she’s refe...Read more about Roanoke River Cabinetry
1608 Brookland Dr, Salem, VA
540-444-4424
Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Building Solutions
With four years in business and over 40 years combined experience, our team is ready to help you accomplish your goals in renovating, updating, or otherwise modifying your home to meet your needs. We love helping our clients reach their dream home in whatever ways we can!
1255 S Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA
540-392-0787
Porch Pro Headshot Nixon Construction
At Nixon Construction we strive to make the homeowner happy with are work. We try to do are best and take pride in are work. There's no job to big or small for this skilled bear. Have a wonderful day.
4187 Bluebird Dr, Elliston, VA
434-665-2595

More Carpenters in Roanoke, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Sam's Specialties Contractor
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
We are a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience, that values honesty, integrity, and treats your home or business as if it were our own. We offer a variety of contracting services, that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in additions and remodels,...Read more about Sam's Specialties Contractor
We are a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience, that values honesty, integrity, and treats your home or business as if it were our own. We offer a variety of contracting services, that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in additions and remodels,...Read more about Sam's Specialties Contractor
Porch Pro Headshot Hunter Thomas carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
All aspects of carpentry and remodeling inside and out! Kitchens, bats, fences, decks, floors, additions, patios, tile, backsplashes, Doors, windows, outside buildings, pressure washing, basement attic and building cleanouts, gutters, and more!
All aspects of carpentry and remodeling inside and out! Kitchens, bats, fences, decks, floors, additions, patios, tile, backsplashes, Doors, windows, outside buildings, pressure washing, basement attic and building cleanouts, gutters, and more!
Porch Pro Headshot Stultz Construction
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
(13)
Licensed and insured. Class A residential and commercial contractor, Specializing in exterior and interior remodeling and new construction.
Licensed and insured. Class A residential and commercial contractor, Specializing in exterior and interior remodeling and new construction.
Porch Pro Headshot CABINETRY WITH TLC
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
(61)
Mike Reinschmidt and Terri Langford decided to collaborate their knowledge and experience and open Cabinetry with TLC. The concept was a simple one, open a cabinet and countertop design center to provide a more enjoyable, comfortable, low-key, educational, experience for our clients who were remode...Read more about CABINETRY WITH TLC
Mike Reinschmidt and Terri Langford decided to collaborate their knowledge and experience and open Cabinetry with TLC. The concept was a simple one, open a cabinet and countertop design center to provide a more enjoyable, comfortable, low-key, educational, experience for our clients who were remode...Read more about CABINETRY WITH TLC
Porch Pro Headshot Emmons Construction
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
(2)
"Andy Myers, Nathan Emmons, the owner, was a solid choice for the somewhat large outdoor "retreat" that I had in mind for my backyard. All i knew was what I wanted, as far as design and all of the other details i was past overwhelmed. He came to my house to look at the desired location, and also l...Read more about Emmons Construction
"Andy Myers, Nathan Emmons, the owner, was a solid choice for the somewhat large outdoor "retreat" that I had in mind for my backyard. All i knew was what I wanted, as far as design and all of the other details i was past overwhelmed. He came to my house to look at the desired location, and also l...Read more about Emmons Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Appalachian Milling  Inc.
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
We offer a wide range of RTA's as well as build custom cabinets. We can also reface existing cabinets. We stand behind our work and strive to leave our customers with 100% satisfaction.
We offer a wide range of RTA's as well as build custom cabinets. We can also reface existing cabinets. We stand behind our work and strive to leave our customers with 100% satisfaction.
Porch Pro Headshot KCSI Construction
Carpenters
Serves Roanoke, Virginia
We are a small construction company specializing in handyman and small projects for repairs and renovations around and in your home and rental properties. We do Deck pressure washing, staining and repairs. We also build new decks. We also can build a New Addition, and or a New Sunroom. I have 2 me...Read more about KCSI Construction
We are a small construction company specializing in handyman and small projects for repairs and renovations around and in your home and rental properties. We do Deck pressure washing, staining and repairs. We also build new decks. We also can build a New Addition, and or a New Sunroom. I have 2 me...Read more about KCSI Construction

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 Roanoke Carpenters

372825

If you value honesty & your time, don’t fool with this business. Blake made promise after promise without delivering. It took 10 minutes for him to quote the job site unseen by my drawings and measurements. I was told on a Wednesday that the countertops w...

- Casey Howard
150733

We had a covered wood porch that was 60 years old, and wanted a nice, liveable area. Caleb made a great first impression when he first met with us. He politely listened and showed a knowledge of what would work best. We were emailed a complete quote an...

- Lynna Sloan
141268

I was really impressed with this company. They were able to correct an exterior water problem behind my clapboard siding and replaced all rotten wood. The finished job looked GREAT and yes, if I need help again for a project, I will definitely call them...

- Judith McConnell
179513

Mr. Emmons pulled out our old tub and shower wall and put in a tile shower. We stayed in a hotel all week and he promised to work long hours to get it done, but there were at least a couple of days when he was barely there and he rushed to finish the show...

- Kay Seib
142054

Novice, no experience, did not even finish the project and has not returned to complete it for a week now. My mistake that I paid him full amount in good faith before work was completed as he needed it and he promised to comeback and finish the work.

- Jogesh Raja

Everything You Need to Know About Roanoke Carpenters

Who should I hire if I need Carpentry Services in Roanoke?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Roanoke ready to help you with your carpentry services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top Carpenters on Porch:

    • Knight Construction Co
      • Elk Creek Woodworking
        • BRADSHAW CUSTOM WORKS INC

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

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

          Will Carpentry Services work in Roanoke require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

          Whether you’re carpenter job is in Roanoke or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring carpenters. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the carpenter performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the carpentry services folks that everything is in order.

          All Carpenters in Roanoke, VA

          Porch Pro Headshot Emmons Residential Construction
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia
          Specialize in most aspects of biulding Residential Homes(interior and exterior)our main services include but not limited to, Roofs, Siding, Decks, Concrete/paver patios, retaining walls, outdoor structures such as pergolas. For interior projects…remodels, floors, moving walls, tile, installing cabi...Read more about Emmons Residential Construction
          Specialize in most aspects of biulding Residential Homes(interior and exterior)our main services include but not limited to, Roofs, Siding, Decks, Concrete/paver patios, retaining walls, outdoor structures such as pergolas. For interior projects…remodels, floors, moving walls, tile, installing cabi...Read more about Emmons Residential Construction
          Porch Pro Headshot Custom Woodworking
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia
          (12)
          A custom woodworking company with over 26years experience. Doing all types of interior work from built in units to bookshelves to furniture & repairs. Tag Line get what you want not what is in stock. Specialties artistic quality work fix and restore your antique design your piece the way you want
          A custom woodworking company with over 26years experience. Doing all types of interior work from built in units to bookshelves to furniture & repairs. Tag Line get what you want not what is in stock. Specialties artistic quality work fix and restore your antique design your piece the way you want
          Porch Pro Headshot You bought it they did it I fixed it
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia
          (1)
          We are honest. Take pride in every thang we do.we don't try to fix your problem. We solve it an don't stop until you the customer are happy with the project.we will beat all quotes so let us help make your projects grate again
          We are honest. Take pride in every thang we do.we don't try to fix your problem. We solve it an don't stop until you the customer are happy with the project.we will beat all quotes so let us help make your projects grate again
          Porch Pro Headshot Bang it right home improvement
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia
          I have over 20 years exp in all phases of residential construction I take pride in my work there's not much I can't do so for all your homes needs or for all your dreams give me a call
          I have over 20 years exp in all phases of residential construction I take pride in my work there's not much I can't do so for all your homes needs or for all your dreams give me a call
          Porch Pro Headshot Project Perfect
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia
          Porch Pro Headshot R&K Carpentry LLC
          Carpenters
          Serves Roanoke, Virginia

          Latest projects near Roanoke

          Recent projects booked on Porch
          Roanoke 24017
          Door Replacement
          Service needed
          Door Replacement
          Start Date
          I'm flexible
          Roanoke 24019
          Deck Construction
          Start Date
          I'm flexible
          Service requested
          Replace deck
          Deck removed
          No, pro should remove existing deck
          Plans, drawings, blueprints
          No, but I know what I want
          Deck size (SQFT)
          100 to 250 square feet
          Surface and railing material
          Composite, Wood, I'd like a professional recommendation
          Structure material
          Wood
          Structural features
          Not listed here
          Supplemental features
          Something else
          Materials included
          No, pro must provide materials
          Roanoke 24017
          Deck Repair
          Start Date
          I'm flexible
          Type of deck
          Redwood
          Areas of deck to repair
          Re- enclosing
          Deck damage
          Re-enclose deck
          Severity of damage
          Minor (the deck just needs cosmetic repairs)
          Filing insurance claim
          No
          Already have deck materials
          No, and I'd like the pro to provide them