Top 10 Carpenters in Silver Spring, MD

Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Connection of Rockville
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(864)
With over 20 years of experience in providing top quality home improvement and repair services, and backed by satisfaction our competitors can't match, isn't it time to give us a call? Whether you have small or large projects for the interior or exterior, we offer the quality you expect and the cu...Read more about Handyman Connection of Rockville
With over 20 years of experience in providing top quality home improvement and repair services, and backed by satisfaction our competitors can't match, isn't it time to give us a call? Whether you have small or large projects for the interior or exterior, we offer the quality you expect and the cu...Read more about Handyman Connection of Rockville
Porch Pro Headshot AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(65)
"AmeriProRemodeling did a great job. We had our porch repainted, re-screened, and a new door hung. He is very professional in his communications. He gets back to you quickly and answers all questions. He showed up on time, is very detail-oriented about his work, and even came back the next day to fi...Read more about AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
"AmeriProRemodeling did a great job. We had our porch repainted, re-screened, and a new door hung. He is very professional in his communications. He gets back to you quickly and answers all questions. He showed up on time, is very detail-oriented about his work, and even came back the next day to fi...Read more about AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Jesus Master Handyman LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(29)
"Jesus Master Handyman is an exceptional end-to-end service provider for decking solutions. His design, materials, construction and customization consultations assisted us in picking the best possible permutation for our fence and deck project. In addition, he was very knowledgeable about building s...Read more about Jesus Master Handyman LLC
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"Jesus Master Handyman is an exceptional end-to-end service provider for decking solutions. His design, materials, construction and customization consultations assisted us in picking the best possible permutation for our fence and deck project. In addition, he was very knowledgeable about building s...Read more about Jesus Master Handyman LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Mar & Vall Construction Group
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(33)
Mar & Vall Construction Group is Family Owned and Operated with over 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Serving the DC metropolitan area. We do all residential projects and are always working on all types of projects, from a simple paint job to a more extensive project as...Read more about Mar & Vall Construction Group
Mar & Vall Construction Group is Family Owned and Operated with over 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Serving the DC metropolitan area. We do all residential projects and are always working on all types of projects, from a simple paint job to a more extensive project as...Read more about Mar & Vall Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(39)
You can expect great service from RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Damascus, MD because they have a wonderful 5-star rating.
You can expect great service from RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Damascus, MD because they have a wonderful 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot Soren Construction
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(24)
We're excited to show our clients the core value that runs our business. We make sure you as a client is getting our best work with ease and comfort in mind.
We're excited to show our clients the core value that runs our business. We make sure you as a client is getting our best work with ease and comfort in mind.
Porch Pro Headshot Kallas Construction Inc
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(4)
We established our company to help people and companies located in the Northern Virginia area and its surroundings with their commercial and residential construction needs.
We established our company to help people and companies located in the Northern Virginia area and its surroundings with their commercial and residential construction needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Construction Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
We are a small, family owned local business. We attribute our reputation to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that.
We are a small, family owned local business. We attribute our reputation to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that.
Porch Pro Headshot CLIN HANDYMAN LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(35)
Have a window issue? Get it repaired today with a professional repair service from CLINHANDYMAN.COM in Travilah.
100% response rate
Have a window issue? Get it repaired today with a professional repair service from CLINHANDYMAN.COM in Travilah.
Porch Pro Headshot Hardwood Revival of Silver Spring
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(26)
Enjoy good quality carpet for years to come from the professionals at Hardwood Revival in Bryans Road.
Enjoy good quality carpet for years to come from the professionals at Hardwood Revival in Bryans Road.

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 Silver Spring Carpenters

89155

We hired Super Clean and Maintenance to get our house ready to sell. They were able to do all the work at a high level and for a good price. We eventually decided to use them for multiple projects including: drywall, deck work, plumbing, kitchen counter...

- Ahmed Adelekan
252267

Honest, punctual and listens to the customer!

- Jeffrey Honchar
433130

Did not show up for appointment

- Paul Jackowski
78678

I had an out door living space created by this company They did an amazing job. They took my initial ideas and just exceeded my expectations. The time line was on point and the team effort was great. Everything from the deck and pergola to the patio and p...

- Tim Blevins
78641

My wife and I had our Washington DC property renovated by 305 Building Luxury. We have a row house located int he NE side of town, when we bought the property it was in bad shape. We hired this company and from the initial meeting to the completion it was...

- Billy Bland
435519

Great company with an amazing staff. Our bathroom looks fantastic!! What a difference our newly finished basement looks. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank You Guys

- Renovations and Designs
78789

We have a commercial building in Washington DC area in the NW section. We had 305 Building Luxury renovate the entire 4 story space. On the bottom level (stree view) we incorporated commercial space. On the other levels we had them rezone for residential ...

- Kelly Hansen
125491

Our experience with Renovations and Designs has been a grateful one over the past few years so much so that we (GOTHAM CITY DEVELOPMENTS) have now become partners with them. Together we have completed projects through out Washington DC, residentially as w...

- Wayne VH
78684

305 Building Luxury Provided us with serveral services for our row house renovation in the North East part of Washington DC on D St. We are actually once of the featured projects they have in their profile. Basically they preformed a complete tear down an...

- ACS Electric
158935

Jesus Master Handyman was very knowledgeable and him and his team did a good job of digging and regrading a problematic area outside my house to get the job timely done.

- Luis Lopez
173729

Jesus says he is a professional but the work he gave me was poor workmanship. I had him paint my porch which he didn't even tape up the surroundings. he didn't even paint it properly, Jesus had one of his guys just pour the paint on my porch then they jus...

- Abdullah Farook
154585

Jesus Master Handyman is an exceptional end-to-end service provider for decking solutions. His design, materials, construction and customization consultations assisted us in picking the best possible permutation for our fence and deck project. In addition...

- Mustafa Pajazetovic

All Carpenters in Silver Spring, MD

Porch Pro Headshot Proficient Constructions
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
There's nothing quite like new carpet, and the Marlboro Meadows experts at Proficient Constructions have all your installation needs covered.
There's nothing quite like new carpet, and the Marlboro Meadows experts at Proficient Constructions have all your installation needs covered.
Porch Pro Headshot Haskins Anderson Design & Build, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
The professionals at Haskins Anderson Design & Build offer quality carpet installation services in the heart of Easton.
The professionals at Haskins Anderson Design & Build offer quality carpet installation services in the heart of Easton.
Porch Pro Headshot J.M.H. Contracting LLC “A Square Above The Rest”
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(1)
By education I am a Registered Nurse. I worked in the CVOR for 11 years at The University Of Maryland Medical Center. After my daughter turned (3), I went back to just (3) 12 hour shifts. Well I was very bored so I started rehabbing decks, and with my personality of being a perfectionist I found ...Read more about J.M.H. Contracting LLC “A Square Above The Rest”
By education I am a Registered Nurse. I worked in the CVOR for 11 years at The University Of Maryland Medical Center. After my daughter turned (3), I went back to just (3) 12 hour shifts. Well I was very bored so I started rehabbing decks, and with my personality of being a perfectionist I found ...Read more about J.M.H. Contracting LLC “A Square Above The Rest”
Porch Pro Headshot Metzerott Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
Commercial and Residential painter, drywall hanger and finisher, carpentry and flooring
Commercial and Residential painter, drywall hanger and finisher, carpentry and flooring
Porch Pro Headshot Community  Design Remodelers Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(1)
We are a complete Home Improvement Company we do from the smallest job to the large jobs. Our company has over 20 years of experience in home improvement & rehabs.
We are a complete Home Improvement Company we do from the smallest job to the large jobs. Our company has over 20 years of experience in home improvement & rehabs.
Porch Pro Headshot Super clean & maintenance services
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(1)
Experts in window repairs due to weather or wear, Super clean & maintenance services in Glenmont, MD can give your window a makeover today.
Experts in window repairs due to weather or wear, Super clean & maintenance services in Glenmont, MD can give your window a makeover today.
Porch Pro Headshot Eco Plus Services
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
Our safety staffing services give you an easier construction safety staffing way to place high-quality safety professionals on your projects an work-sites. Our company provides several aspects such has safety work, rough/ final clean, labor work, and remolding/ turn over on projects.
Our safety staffing services give you an easier construction safety staffing way to place high-quality safety professionals on your projects an work-sites. Our company provides several aspects such has safety work, rough/ final clean, labor work, and remolding/ turn over on projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Soren Big Swede Karlsson
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(1)
When your windows need a tune-up, call upon the professionals at Soren Big Swede Karlsson in Chevy Chase Village, MD. They have earned themselves a stellar 5-star rating from satisfied customers.
When your windows need a tune-up, call upon the professionals at Soren Big Swede Karlsson in Chevy Chase Village, MD. They have earned themselves a stellar 5-star rating from satisfied customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Benchmark Painting & Carpentry Inc
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
Benchmark Painting & Carpentry can handle all of your drywall and sheetrock repair needs in Cloverly, MD.
Benchmark Painting & Carpentry can handle all of your drywall and sheetrock repair needs in Cloverly, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Urbina Contractors
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
We’re committed on making your home the best in the neighborhood! https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=del8hcdl6dq5&utm_content=le9c0d
We’re committed on making your home the best in the neighborhood! https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=del8hcdl6dq5&utm_content=le9c0d
Porch Pro Headshot Wilson and Son General Contractors LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
Take care of your window problems in one fell swoop with some help from the experts at Wilson and Son General Contractors LLC in New Carrollton, MD.
Take care of your window problems in one fell swoop with some help from the experts at Wilson and Son General Contractors LLC in New Carrollton, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Masterstouch
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
Quality work at reasonable rates
Quality work at reasonable rates
Porch Pro Headshot Chestnut Pines Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland
(5)
Porch Pro Headshot GAP RESTORATION LLC
Carpenters
Serves Silver Spring, Maryland

Latest projects near Silver Spring

Recent projects booked on Porch
Silver Spring 20901
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service requested
Replace deck
Deck removed
No, pro should remove existing deck
Plans, drawings, blueprints
No, I would like a professional opinion
Deck size (SQFT)
100 to 250 square feet
Surface and railing material
I'd like a professional recommendation
Structure material
I'd like a professional recommendation
Structural features
Multiple levels, Roof, awnings, other overhead coverings
Supplemental features
Screens
Materials included
No, pro must provide materials
Silver Spring 20901
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
Waterproof polymer or epoxy membrane, Composite
Structure material
Wood
Structural features
Roof, awnings, other overhead coverings, Not listed here
Supplemental features
Screens
Materials included
No, pro must provide materials