Top 10 Carpenters in St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(171)
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 Eden Prairie
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 Eden Prairie
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Home & Lawn Care
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(9)
"Well he came on a weekend when none else would, that was a plus in our book off the top! We gave us what we determined was a fair bid and came in on budget. We were very satisfied with his quality of workmanship and his willingness to work around our scheduled. So much so we hired him to do a few o...Read more about Roberts Home & Lawn Care
"Well he came on a weekend when none else would, that was a plus in our book off the top! We gave us what we determined was a fair bid and came in on budget. We were very satisfied with his quality of workmanship and his willingness to work around our scheduled. So much so we hired him to do a few o...Read more about Roberts Home & Lawn Care
Porch Pro Headshot Jireh construction
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(5)
We provide a professional remodeling for kitchen bath. Interior Painting. Popcorn removal or spraying and repair knock down texture spraying or repair kitchen cabinets . basement finishing you name it we do we are insured for you your protection
We provide a professional remodeling for kitchen bath. Interior Painting. Popcorn removal or spraying and repair knock down texture spraying or repair kitchen cabinets . basement finishing you name it we do we are insured for you your protection
Porch Pro Headshot Atreas LLC
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(19)
Atreas LLC is a family owned and operated company that believes in quality workmanship and competitive pricing. We are a full service construction company, one stop shop, we can do everything from installing a new front door to building you a new home and everything in between, we have a great netwo...Read more about Atreas LLC
Atreas LLC is a family owned and operated company that believes in quality workmanship and competitive pricing. We are a full service construction company, one stop shop, we can do everything from installing a new front door to building you a new home and everything in between, we have a great netwo...Read more about Atreas LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Stange Woodwork
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Welcome to Stange Woodwork Stange Woodwork | Interior Trim Installation and Custom Woodwork. A family owned company serving the Prior Lake area since 2010, our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality of woodwork! We have had a passion for carpentry work from the start. Here at Sta...Read more about Stange Woodwork
Welcome to Stange Woodwork Stange Woodwork | Interior Trim Installation and Custom Woodwork. A family owned company serving the Prior Lake area since 2010, our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality of woodwork! We have had a passion for carpentry work from the start. Here at Sta...Read more about Stange Woodwork
Porch Pro Headshot Wold Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(5)
For professional help with your home improvement projects, feel free to reach me directly at 715-3o8-5o28
100% response rate
For professional help with your home improvement projects, feel free to reach me directly at 715-3o8-5o28
Porch Pro Headshot Greg A Wilson
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Former General Contractor doing remodels and handyman work for over 30 years on customer and owned property. Available in the Twin Cities 9 county metro area.
Former General Contractor doing remodels and handyman work for over 30 years on customer and owned property. Available in the Twin Cities 9 county metro area.
Porch Pro Headshot Spotless Painting LLC
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(2)
Add value to your home or business with just one phone call ,we will come out for a free estimate same day! we specialize in interior and exterior services ranging from powerwashing to cleaning services.
Add value to your home or business with just one phone call ,we will come out for a free estimate same day! we specialize in interior and exterior services ranging from powerwashing to cleaning services.
Porch Pro Headshot Frostbite Furniture
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(38)
At Frostbite Furniture, if it's made out of wood we can either make it or restore it.
At Frostbite Furniture, if it's made out of wood we can either make it or restore it.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Enhancement Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Roofing, Siding, Windows, and Gutters. HES is you Insurance Restoration Specialist. Working with you to enhance the value and beauty of you home.
Roofing, Siding, Windows, and Gutters. HES is you Insurance Restoration Specialist. Working with you to enhance the value and beauty of you home.

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 St. Paul Carpenters

194870

Did not fully complete the project.

- Lora Masteller
212408

we thought he was very knowledgable and found extra work in replacing our window and as rotting underneath. We did give him a down payment and it was promised for 2 weeks and it is now 6 weeks and the job is not finished and we can not contact him.

- Terry Knopik
204543

Quality of work was ok, but very slow to complete job. Did a few other jobs for us besides the garage door opener. We had to stay on him to finish job and continually wanted more money to complete.

- Patti Ivance
76791

Excellent service! Highly recommend.

- Sophia Barghini
77021

We thought we needed a new garbage disposal and scheduled a replacement with Handyman. Bill was right on time for his appointment, and told us the disposal just needed a re-set. This has never happened before, so we had no clue! Thanks for saving us a ...

- Kathy Bruen
464480

Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie lied from beginning to end. The quote stated including materials, but they then asked us to buy the materials before they started the work. When questioned they said that me expecting the word "including" to mean incl...

- Andrew Wiseman
77268

Great group of young talented men to work with. I am glad to be part of a very hard working group. Check out all their videos on YouTube. #HandymanConnection #SmartMoveMedia

- Aloys O
76957

Our deck was seriously distressed to the point that we considered a complete tear down. The Handyman team replaced the bad wood and powerwashed and it now looks great. Really great, in fact. Highly recommend. Responsive, punctual, and professional in ...

- J OBrien
314479

A great and professional team, reasonable price and fast performance, for a business project, we are very satisfied with their performance, it is definitely recommended

- behrooz zangooeibooshehri
279382

Not a great experience. First day was a window from 7am to 12pm, he did not show up until 2pm. He called twice to say he was running late. I had a somewhat small job that we agreed to a price and he said he would start work Saturday early morning. I...

- Jason Fleischhacker
295051

I had an experience in some ways similar to the other reviewer. Elton was erratic with times he showed up and left. A lot of down time during the work day. Worst of all, the day after the job was finished, we noticed that he did not do the normal min...

- Barry Weiner

All Carpenters in St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Sampson handyman services
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Interior and exterior remodeling, including but not limited to many kinds of handyman services.
Interior and exterior remodeling, including but not limited to many kinds of handyman services.
Porch Pro Headshot Wittmeier Construction handyman services
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Tier1 Restoration Services
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Deck Magic
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Custom Deck Building with Deck Magic A new deck refreshes your home in a matter of days with little to no mess. We have the latest deck styles and materials. Contact us for a FREE at-home consultation! Phone: (612) 324-3978 Deck Magic is a family owned small business with years of experience in h...Read more about Deck Magic
Custom Deck Building with Deck Magic A new deck refreshes your home in a matter of days with little to no mess. We have the latest deck styles and materials. Contact us for a FREE at-home consultation! Phone: (612) 324-3978 Deck Magic is a family owned small business with years of experience in h...Read more about Deck Magic
Porch Pro Headshot Harmony Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Harmony Construction LLC has you covered from your next bathroom or kitchen remodel, to the landscaping in your yard. Need new vinyl flooring? We have got you covered... How about that old front door that hasnt made a tight seal for the past 6 years? We’ll take care of it!! Not sure on what you want...Read more about Harmony Construction LLC
Harmony Construction LLC has you covered from your next bathroom or kitchen remodel, to the landscaping in your yard. Need new vinyl flooring? We have got you covered... How about that old front door that hasnt made a tight seal for the past 6 years? We’ll take care of it!! Not sure on what you want...Read more about Harmony Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Home and Lawn Care
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Our company is here to help you get your home projects and repairs completed. We offer quality services ranging from general home repairs, interior remodel, yard projects, new deck build, stain, repair, and roofing/repair and gutter installation, repair and cleaning. We also offer pressure washing. ...Read more about Roberts Home and Lawn Care
Our company is here to help you get your home projects and repairs completed. We offer quality services ranging from general home repairs, interior remodel, yard projects, new deck build, stain, repair, and roofing/repair and gutter installation, repair and cleaning. We also offer pressure washing. ...Read more about Roberts Home and Lawn Care
Porch Pro Headshot IronWood Cabinets LLC
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Creativity, Ingenuity, Quality Bringing to you professionally handcrafted wood masterpieces! Specifically designed by you! Call or Email for Inquiries
Creativity, Ingenuity, Quality Bringing to you professionally handcrafted wood masterpieces! Specifically designed by you! Call or Email for Inquiries
Porch Pro Headshot Banner construction
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot MC Custom Construction
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Do it Right services
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
I want try o let my clients know that I will always Do it Right the first time to there specifications that they give me. What I enjoy most is the smile on there faces and appreciation that they give me from all my clients. And if I can't do it I know someone who can that is also going to Do it Righ...Read more about Do it Right services
I want try o let my clients know that I will always Do it Right the first time to there specifications that they give me. What I enjoy most is the smile on there faces and appreciation that they give me from all my clients. And if I can't do it I know someone who can that is also going to Do it Righ...Read more about Do it Right services
Porch Pro Headshot (952) 374-8071
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Genaro Painting
Carpenters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota

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