Top 10 Carpenters in Royal Oak, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Nazareth Carpentry Shop Inc
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot C&W Home Improvements
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(621)
Licensed & insuraned contaractors looking to help with all your repair needs (Southeastern Michigan) Good day, my partner and I have over 20 years combined experience in the home remodeling services. We specialize in privacy fences,decks,plumbing and many other construction needs to get that house r...Read more about C&W Home Improvements
Licensed & insuraned contaractors looking to help with all your repair needs (Southeastern Michigan) Good day, my partner and I have over 20 years combined experience in the home remodeling services. We specialize in privacy fences,decks,plumbing and many other construction needs to get that house r...Read more about C&W Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Anything Maintenance  LLC
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(30)
"Our furnace went out and we had Dennis from anything maintenance come out and fix it. He did a wonderful job, I would recommend him to anyone! He is very thorough, honest, and fair with his prices!! Thanks Dennis :) "
"Our furnace went out and we had Dennis from anything maintenance come out and fix it. He did a wonderful job, I would recommend him to anyone! He is very thorough, honest, and fair with his prices!! Thanks Dennis :) "
Porch Pro Headshot HDM builders LLC
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(38)
With HDM Building our focus is on quality. We don't claim to be the cheapest price or do the fastest job. But what we do promise is to deliver a high quality job at a reasonable price. We have done over 200 roofs this year alone. HDM offers a variety of services Roofing Siding Windows Rough and fi...Read more about HDM builders LLC
With HDM Building our focus is on quality. We don't claim to be the cheapest price or do the fastest job. But what we do promise is to deliver a high quality job at a reasonable price. We have done over 200 roofs this year alone. HDM offers a variety of services Roofing Siding Windows Rough and fi...Read more about HDM builders LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Kuby Building Co
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(5)
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more about Kuby Building Co
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more about Kuby Building Co
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Custom Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(8)
"Hired New Life for custom job. Porch railing installed with custom exterior columns added to front porch. Also performed finished trim work. Will be hiring for updating to craftsman style trim for interior and additional custom finish work for kitchen cabinets. True professionalism and current ...Read more about New Life Custom Carpentry
"Hired New Life for custom job. Porch railing installed with custom exterior columns added to front porch. Also performed finished trim work. Will be hiring for updating to craftsman style trim for interior and additional custom finish work for kitchen cabinets. True professionalism and current ...Read more about New Life Custom Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Protec Painting LLC
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(6)
"Protec has painted my house multiple times and my family's houses. They do a great job and are quick and affordable. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have their house painted. They are clean and help with furniture and cover everything when they paint so nothing gets damaged. I've never ...Read more about Protec Painting LLC
"Protec has painted my house multiple times and my family's houses. They do a great job and are quick and affordable. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have their house painted. They are clean and help with furniture and cover everything when they paint so nothing gets damaged. I've never ...Read more about Protec Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Jorgensen Construction
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(4)
"I have no idea why Bob had any negative reviews. I recently used his firm for a total bathroom renovation, as well as building an office in my lower level along with several smaller projects. Most of this was done with my being out of state and having to trust his oversight and communicating by voi...Read more about Jorgensen Construction
"I have no idea why Bob had any negative reviews. I recently used his firm for a total bathroom renovation, as well as building an office in my lower level along with several smaller projects. Most of this was done with my being out of state and having to trust his oversight and communicating by voi...Read more about Jorgensen Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Johnston Remodeling LLC
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(5)
Johnston Remodeling is owned and operated by founder Jamie Johnston, and has been in business since 2014 serving the Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to bring superior craftsmanship to our client's homes. We are diligent in bringing our customers the best price possible, along with unmatched ser...Read more about Johnston Remodeling LLC
Johnston Remodeling is owned and operated by founder Jamie Johnston, and has been in business since 2014 serving the Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to bring superior craftsmanship to our client's homes. We are diligent in bringing our customers the best price possible, along with unmatched ser...Read more about Johnston Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot MIL-SPEC Construction
Carpenters
Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
(9)
We are Military Veterans dedicated to high quality work and setting the standard for others to follow. Veterans looking for work will always have a opportunity within to work for supplemental income or for a livelihood. We need have constant jobs for veterans willing to earn money can have a works...Read more about MIL-SPEC Construction
We are Military Veterans dedicated to high quality work and setting the standard for others to follow. Veterans looking for work will always have a opportunity within to work for supplemental income or for a livelihood. We need have constant jobs for veterans willing to earn money can have a works...Read more about MIL-SPEC 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 Royal Oak Carpenters

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We've had 2 bathrooms, a kitchen floor and fireplace done by Kuby Building and the results are nothing short of amazing. Projects were completed on time and under budget. Brandon is professional, personable and when the job was done, there was literally n...

- Carol Weber
209107

Replace an AC coil of $300 and charged $1500 which did not last 6 months.

- Muhammad Khan
160572

Doesn’t show up when say they will

- Eileen Denard
166373

Quick response, on time, fair price, good job and clean up. Great to work with!

- Kathleen Wheelihan
154055

Quick to schedule the work & affordable!

- Chante Waddell
166369

Quick response, on time, fair price, good job and clean up. Great to work with!

- Kathleen Wheelihan
30772

Great job for a fair price!

- Kim Conroy Ostrowski
77037

I wish that I has noticed the numerous other negative reviews of this company (H5 Painting) online prior to hiring Robert Hannigan Sr. to complete painting our entire home. As most have stated, it has been a horrendous nightmare of excuses and lack or act...

- Sylvan Triggs
23427

Very unreliable. There were 15 days they had scheduled themselves to be on the job and did not show for. Only actually showed up a few times. Ended up hiring another contractor to complete the work. Avoid at all costs.

- Gary Danielson
77168

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!! I initially posted a request for a project via the www.Porch.com website, prior to learning (and eventually hiring on October 29th 2016) about the numerous other negative reviews of H5 Painting online, from which I was contacted by Ro...

- Sylvan Triggs
77042

I wish that I has noticed the numerous other negative reviews of this company (H5 Painting) online prior to hiring Robert Hannigan Sr. to complete painting our entire home. As most have stated, it has been a horrendous nightmare of excuses and lack or act...

- Sylvan Triggs
8007

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

We had interior painting and some custom built cabinets made. Quality of craftsmanship was excellent and completed in a timely manor. I will hire H5 again when I need anything in the future.

- george stafinoplious

Everything You Need to Know About Royal Oak Carpenters

Who should I hire if I need Carpentry Services in Royal Oak?

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

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

    How do I know that I found the right Carpenter in Royal Oak for my carpentry services project?

    Finding the right carpenter for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Carpentry Services in Royal Oak so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

    Here’s what you need to know to choose the right carpenter in Royal Oak:

    • Are they BBB accredited? 1 pros in Royal Oak are.
    • Check if they are they BBB rated: 1 are A-rated in Royal Oak.
    • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the carpenter that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
    • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple carpenters pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

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

    Whether you’re carpenter job is in Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak, MI

    Porch Pro Headshot Aetrio Construction & Design
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Our mission is: * To perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at fair and market competitive prices. * To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to det...Read more about Aetrio Construction & Design
    Our mission is: * To perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at fair and market competitive prices. * To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to det...Read more about Aetrio Construction & Design
    Porch Pro Headshot Cataldo Construction Group LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    (1)
    Full Service State Licensed & Insured
    Full Service State Licensed & Insured
    Porch Pro Headshot H5
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    (5)
    "Painted the complete interior of our rental home in sterling heights. Replaced a few doors and did some trim replacement. Did a excellent job and price was fair. Will be using them on our other houses"
    "Painted the complete interior of our rental home in sterling heights. Replaced a few doors and did some trim replacement. Did a excellent job and price was fair. Will be using them on our other houses"
    Porch Pro Headshot American Modern LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Focusing on innovative and modern products in and around your home. We specialize in maintenance free and energy efficient products that you will enjoy for years to come.
    Focusing on innovative and modern products in and around your home. We specialize in maintenance free and energy efficient products that you will enjoy for years to come.
    Porch Pro Headshot Storm King Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Storm King Construction is a professional Storm Door Installation Company Founded in 2008. We pride ourself on our ability to provide Quality Workmanship, a Professional Standard, and Affordable Prices. "We Will Never Fail Your Home Care Mission", Major Labor of Storm King Construction. We perform...Read more about Storm King Construction
    Storm King Construction is a professional Storm Door Installation Company Founded in 2008. We pride ourself on our ability to provide Quality Workmanship, a Professional Standard, and Affordable Prices. "We Will Never Fail Your Home Care Mission", Major Labor of Storm King Construction. We perform...Read more about Storm King Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot DHM Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
    DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Cassidy Services
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    We are carpenters who specialize in repair and refinishing! From Hardwood floors, to cabinets, to antique furniture, if its made of wood we can refinish it for you. We also repair cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and furniture. Call Steve anytime for an estimate! 248.978.6593
    We are carpenters who specialize in repair and refinishing! From Hardwood floors, to cabinets, to antique furniture, if its made of wood we can refinish it for you. We also repair cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and furniture. Call Steve anytime for an estimate! 248.978.6593
    Porch Pro Headshot Liberty Residential Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Solve your outdoor storage needs with shed and garage construction from Liberty Outbuilding. We build custom outbuildings for residential and commercial customers within 50 miles of Waterford, Michigan. All our structures are built from the ground up, according to your specifications; we do not offe...Read more about Liberty Residential Construction
    Solve your outdoor storage needs with shed and garage construction from Liberty Outbuilding. We build custom outbuildings for residential and commercial customers within 50 miles of Waterford, Michigan. All our structures are built from the ground up, according to your specifications; we do not offe...Read more about Liberty Residential Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot A1 Maintenance and Construction LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    (1)
    We offer reliable and affordable services that range from basic handyman services to full remodels.
    We offer reliable and affordable services that range from basic handyman services to full remodels.
    Porch Pro Headshot TBC Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Masters of consistency and quality
    100% response rate
    Masters of consistency and quality
    Porch Pro Headshot Ground🆙Construction
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Porch Pro Headshot Buildin’ History Ltd
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    Porch Pro Headshot RnB Rehab
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan
    We provide quality work
    We provide quality work
    Porch Pro Headshot CARLOS ORTEGA
    Carpenters
    Serves Royal Oak, Michigan

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