Top 10 Carpenters in Tacoma, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Advance Roofing
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
"Clean, On Time, VERY Communicative, Honest, Reasonable prices, I worked with Alex Zhelez (the project manager) and it was one hassle-free experience.HE is definitely a Pro and he has a lot of connections with other Pros. I had no problem trusting him with money(cash) and he always found a solution ...Read more about Advance Roofing
"Clean, On Time, VERY Communicative, Honest, Reasonable prices, I worked with Alex Zhelez (the project manager) and it was one hassle-free experience.HE is definitely a Pro and he has a lot of connections with other Pros. I had no problem trusting him with money(cash) and he always found a solution ...Read more about Advance Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Top Rung Construction Co.
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Top-Rung Construction provides streamlined service solutions for new construction, remodeling, repairs, and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties. Our skilled remodeling team based in the greater Seattle WA area provide the best options for resolving both aesthetic and pragmatic ...Read more about Top Rung Construction Co.
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Top-Rung Construction provides streamlined service solutions for new construction, remodeling, repairs, and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties. Our skilled remodeling team based in the greater Seattle WA area provide the best options for resolving both aesthetic and pragmatic ...Read more about Top Rung Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Residential home inspections
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(29,949)
We specialize in home inspections for real estate transactions
We specialize in home inspections for real estate transactions
Porch Pro Headshot J & S Home Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(58)
"We had a very busy schedule and it was tough to coordinate a time to build our deck. J&S used some drawings we provided and communicated via text/E-mail to get the job accomplished ahead of schedule and on budget. It worked so well we had them complete another project, with the same results. We nee...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
"We had a very busy schedule and it was tough to coordinate a time to build our deck. J&S used some drawings we provided and communicated via text/E-mail to get the job accomplished ahead of schedule and on budget. It worked so well we had them complete another project, with the same results. We nee...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot GENPRO
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(17)
Hello! Are you going through a remodel in your home? Let our experts advise you on this important moment of life. With 20 years of combined experience we want to bring a helping hand and help you in all the phases of your remodel. We upload pictures of our work on our social media and website...Read more about GENPRO
Hello! Are you going through a remodel in your home? Let our experts advise you on this important moment of life. With 20 years of combined experience we want to bring a helping hand and help you in all the phases of your remodel. We upload pictures of our work on our social media and website...Read more about GENPRO
Porch Pro Headshot BELOCURA CONSTRUCTION
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(6)
We are a custom solutions driven company that supplies products and services to the design industry. We are a family run custom cabinet shop in Kent, WA that has over 30 years of cabinetry experience. We specializes in cabinets and casework for commercial and residential projects.
We are a custom solutions driven company that supplies products and services to the design industry. We are a family run custom cabinet shop in Kent, WA that has over 30 years of cabinetry experience. We specializes in cabinets and casework for commercial and residential projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Osmak Homes LLC
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(6)
General Contractor / Custom Builder serving construction/remodeling needs of Western Washington and beyond for the past 23 years
General Contractor / Custom Builder serving construction/remodeling needs of Western Washington and beyond for the past 23 years
Porch Pro Headshot JD Services
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(14)
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
Porch Pro Headshot Stroidom LLC
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(4)
We been in business for over 10 years did a lot of tile work got best people who will get ur job done quick and good
We been in business for over 10 years did a lot of tile work got best people who will get ur job done quick and good
Porch Pro Headshot NW Pro Services
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services
Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services

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 Tacoma Carpenters

11906

I have to admit Derek and Heather Peterson from Deluxe Woodworks did an amazing job from start to finish. Derek is a Master Craftsman who's eye for the attention to detail is remarkable. Deluxe Woodworks is now my contractor of choice. I Plan to use them...

- Wilburn jones
113507

Great work. He came in and removed a previous job that was done incorrectly. I would highly recommend. I hope he will be available for future work. THANK you. I will be handing your business cards out!

- Barbara Richardson
76302

Outstanding customer service, great craftsmanship, awesome team. "I had Paul and his team work on master bath project, that I had started by myself. Pretty soon I knew that I needed professional help with this project. Paul came in with designer and helpe...

- Paul Osmak
127763

5-star experience .i had a very trashy siding on very big house 3 story 1901... smart management, trustworthy financial approach, over 2 weeks of work ($17500 spent on material and labor and I can't be happier. Let him take care of material and just trust...

- Bill white
127757

I needed a house to paint and it and it wasn't an easy house. Very difficult access. But I was surprised how efficiently (BlackStar manager) Alex Zhelez managed the project. Overall what I though would be a headache and take a couple of weeks took him onl...

- escape transport llc
97657

vlad was able to install bamboo flooring in short notice. he worked quickly and professionally. he was also very accomodating to my schedule. will definitely work with him again!

- vanessa grace
172924

Reliable, prompt & reasonable.......This is my overall description of the service that Tom provided. Tom planned & constructed a 8x8 covered cedar deck for our house in Graham. He worked diligently to complete the project on time. Tom’s attention to detai...

- Johnny Jimison
205865

Jeremy took charge of removing and hauling away my old deck. The new deck he built is beautiful. It is exactly what we asked for and more. I would absolutely hire his company to do any future projects I have in the future!!!!

- Greg Johnston
516655

They maintained consistent professionalism and polite communication throughout the process. Everything was upfront and I knew what was happening and what the results would be.

- luisa flores
180075

I had a two story exterior wall that had extensive rot damage. Jeremy helped me demolish and rebuild the wall. Jeremy’s knowledge and experience was critical to this successful project!

- Craig Culmback
192345

I could not be happier. Not only was the project affordable, but it was well-done even with a couple of changes I requested at the last minute! He was professional and yet friendly. Can't recommend anyone else ever for projects of this type!

- Linda Willett
188677

A++++ Can't say enough about how well our project went. Work on our deck expansion was completed very quickly and professionally. We needed a design modification after work had started, and Jeremy was able to accommodate the modification adeptly. Would d...

- Ken DeRoche

All Carpenters in Tacoma, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Teaham Construction
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(17)
"Tom’s expertise & experience in planning, building & finishing our 8x8 covered cedar deck was nothing but exceptional! Tom worked diligently for 4 days to complete our project on time. Solid workmanship with attention to detail. Tom’s prices are very reasonable and he showed up on time every day, j...Read more about Teaham Construction
"Tom’s expertise & experience in planning, building & finishing our 8x8 covered cedar deck was nothing but exceptional! Tom worked diligently for 4 days to complete our project on time. Solid workmanship with attention to detail. Tom’s prices are very reasonable and he showed up on time every day, j...Read more about Teaham Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Williams Carpentry and Construction
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(2)
Carpenter with 7 years’ experience in carpentry and construction industry
Carpenter with 7 years’ experience in carpentry and construction industry
Porch Pro Headshot Uberhaus construction llc
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(1)
"Jessie was great. Moved a window and installed french doors and did some work on the fencing. He was very conscientious and hardworking. Rain or shine he was here. I would definitely hire him again."
"Jessie was great. Moved a window and installed french doors and did some work on the fencing. He was very conscientious and hardworking. Rain or shine he was here. I would definitely hire him again."
Porch Pro Headshot Deluxe Woodworks
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(1)
We are a family owned and operated company. We have 16 years of knowledge and experience in construction. We specialize in anything & everything wood related from the most basic project to completely custom projects. We take pride in our work and offer competitive rates without sacrificing quality....Read more about Deluxe Woodworks
We are a family owned and operated company. We have 16 years of knowledge and experience in construction. We specialize in anything & everything wood related from the most basic project to completely custom projects. We take pride in our work and offer competitive rates without sacrificing quality....Read more about Deluxe Woodworks
Porch Pro Headshot Gig Harbor Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(2)
General Construction, Carpentry, Handyman, Home Repair & Maintenance Licensed, Bonded, Insured
General Construction, Carpentry, Handyman, Home Repair & Maintenance Licensed, Bonded, Insured
Porch Pro Headshot Nice View Waterproofing and Construction
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Warren & Co
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
(1)
Warren & Co is a remodeling contractor that offers interior finishing and exterior projects as well as other services. They are located in Graham.
Warren & Co is a remodeling contractor that offers interior finishing and exterior projects as well as other services. They are located in Graham.
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Shan Construction
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot YATO LLC
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot JC Estacio Construction
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
JC Estacio Construction has built a reputation for quality with each satisfied customer. Our sense of pride is apparent in every project we complete. Whatever the project, with over 30 years of experience we have the knowledge and ability to get the job done right, the first time, on time, every ti...Read more about JC Estacio Construction
JC Estacio Construction has built a reputation for quality with each satisfied customer. Our sense of pride is apparent in every project we complete. Whatever the project, with over 30 years of experience we have the knowledge and ability to get the job done right, the first time, on time, every ti...Read more about JC Estacio Construction
Porch Pro Headshot BEST NW CONSTRUCTION LLC
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot SISU Northwest Energy Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Thomas handy man Services
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington
To get the job done quickly professionally and respectfully, customer is always right. I work very hard and will get the job done professionally quickly and respectfully
To get the job done quickly professionally and respectfully, customer is always right. I work very hard and will get the job done professionally quickly and respectfully
Porch Pro Headshot Nesto's Painting
Carpenters
Serves Tacoma, Washington

Latest projects near Tacoma

Recent projects booked on Porch
Tacoma 98406
Carpentry
Service needed
Carpentry
Start Date
Within a week
Tacoma 98406
Deck Construction
Start Date
I'm flexible
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
I'm not sure
Deck features
Nothing extra, just the deck
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No