Top 10 Carpenters in Takoma Park, MD

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of South Montgomery County -
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The 5-star-rated professionals at Mr. Handyman of South Montgomery County - in Redland, MD can take care of all of your window repair needs in one fell swoop.
The 5-star-rated professionals at Mr. Handyman of South Montgomery County - in Redland, MD can take care of all of your window repair needs in one fell swoop.
Porch Pro Headshot AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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"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 ZMD Homes, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
(21)
"Extremely pleased with service and quality of work from start to finish! From the detailed explanation on quotes and discussing best options for a leak in a roof to the installation- there was constant and honest communication. On the day of the job, the guys were here on time ready to work. They ...Read more about ZMD Homes, LLC
"Extremely pleased with service and quality of work from start to finish! From the detailed explanation on quotes and discussing best options for a leak in a roof to the installation- there was constant and honest communication. On the day of the job, the guys were here on time ready to work. They ...Read more about ZMD Homes, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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The 5-star-rated professionals at RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Friendship, MD can take care of your carpet installation task in a jiffy.
The 5-star-rated professionals at RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Friendship, MD can take care of your carpet installation task in a jiffy.
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Construction Services, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, 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 Angler Carpentry LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Increase the efficiency of your home by replacing your windows. Call up Angler Carpentry LLC in Hurlock today and book a service.
Increase the efficiency of your home by replacing your windows. Call up Angler Carpentry LLC in Hurlock today and book a service.
Porch Pro Headshot PRG Home Improvement LLC
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at PRG Home Improvement LLC in the Bishopville, MD area. Give them a call today and book a service.
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at PRG Home Improvement LLC in the Bishopville, MD area. Give them a call today and book a service.
Porch Pro Headshot Pat Guzman Construction
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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"Mike Guzman of Pat Guzman Construction is the only person I trust to work on my home. He treats my home like his own, with attention to every detail. He is smart and does his homework. Mike is 100% honest, and his rates can't be beat. I once made the mistake of hiring someone else, and Mike was...Read more about Pat Guzman Construction
"Mike Guzman of Pat Guzman Construction is the only person I trust to work on my home. He treats my home like his own, with attention to every detail. He is smart and does his homework. Mike is 100% honest, and his rates can't be beat. I once made the mistake of hiring someone else, and Mike was...Read more about Pat Guzman Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Haskins Anderson Design & Build, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Highlight your home's features with strategically placed outdoor lighting from Haskins Anderson Design & Build in Baltimore, MD.
Highlight your home's features with strategically placed outdoor lighting from Haskins Anderson Design & Build in Baltimore, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot J.M.H. Contracting LLC “A Square Above The Rest”
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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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”

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 Takoma Park Carpenters

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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
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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
62751

Mike was very professional, communication was wonderful and the work was A+ in quality. I will certainly use him again.

- Angela Matthews
76845

Excellent to keep appointment. Very good value. Excellent work quality.

Doug did the work. He has been great in the past and continued his record on this job.

- Bill Davidson
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I am using this company for the servixe.

- Kristen Stanton
45071

We could not have had a better, stress free, experience starting on our basement! We knew the day Mike came to estimate the job that he was trustworthy, experienced & our guy. His price was as fair as it could have possibly been & his work ethic is stron...

- Francine & John Hoffman

Everything You Need to Know About Takoma Park Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in Takoma Park?

We do our best to screen all of our carpenters. However, there are still some carpenter professionals in Takoma Park that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Takoma Park or MD. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering carpentry services:

  • SnACarpentry:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Markett Jones Carpentry And Custom Cabinet:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • BBB Rating: NR
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • French Flair And Faux:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Carpentry Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to carpenters available in Takoma Park?

If you’ve determined that carpentry services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to carpentry services, we can still help you find the right professional in Takoma Park.

Takoma Park has 50 carpenter professionals that can help you with your carpentry services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific carpenters-pros in Takoma Park.

What should I check for once my Carpenter in Takoma Park has finished working?

Every carpentry services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any carpentry services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with carpentry services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the carpenter to describe what they did. Whether your carpentry services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your carpentry services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the carpenter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Carpenters in Takoma Park, MD

Porch Pro Headshot DMV Logistics llc
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Porch Pro Headshot The GIlmore Corporation
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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Need some new siding on your home? Call up The GIlmore Corporation in Chevy Chase Village, MD for their expert vinyl siding services.
Need some new siding on your home? Call up The GIlmore Corporation in Chevy Chase Village, MD for their expert vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Apex Construction Services LLC
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
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Apex Construction Services LLC, a painting company in Adelphi, MD, has an outstanding 5-star rating from customers.
Apex Construction Services LLC, a painting company in Adelphi, MD, has an outstanding 5-star rating from customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Hierarchy Development& Contracting
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
At Hierarchy our focus is to provide the best quality of construction services to our clients whether it's residential or commercial property. Hierarchy provides general construction management by providing certified workmanship you can trust
At Hierarchy our focus is to provide the best quality of construction services to our clients whether it's residential or commercial property. Hierarchy provides general construction management by providing certified workmanship you can trust
Porch Pro Headshot SnACarpentry
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
I have over twenty years of experience building homes in DMV. I have constructed many small homes. large homes, decks and porches. I do framing and have done re-modeling.
I have over twenty years of experience building homes in DMV. I have constructed many small homes. large homes, decks and porches. I do framing and have done re-modeling.
Porch Pro Headshot Benchmark Painting & Carpentry Inc
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Say goodbye to the holes in your drywall with repairs by Benchmark Painting & Carpentry in Rosaryville, MD.
Say goodbye to the holes in your drywall with repairs by Benchmark Painting & Carpentry in Rosaryville, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Urbina Contractors
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, 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 Masterstouch
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Quality work at reasonable rates
100% response rate
Quality work at reasonable rates
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Porch Pro Headshot GAP RESTORATION LLC
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Porch Pro Headshot Dulles Remodeling Painting & Services
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Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
Porch Pro Headshot Zane Construction
Carpenters
Serves Takoma Park, Maryland
We are a local, family owned business with a vast array of experience and we can handle just about anything in and around the house. Give us an opportunity to earn your trust and repeat business.
We are a local, family owned business with a vast array of experience and we can handle just about anything in and around the house. Give us an opportunity to earn your trust and repeat business.

Latest projects near Takoma Park

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Washington 20012
Door Replacement
Service needed
Door Replacement
Start Date
Within 48 hours
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