Top 10 Carpenters in West Covina, CA

Porch Pro Headshot The Pond Pros of Southern California
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(54)
With a strong passion for designing beautiful landscapes and water gardens we offer a wide range of All landscape phases from design, hardscaping, water wise, natural water features, Pondless water falls, pavering stones, outdoor barbecue kitchens and more. We can work with any budget while not co...Read more about The Pond Pros of Southern California
With a strong passion for designing beautiful landscapes and water gardens we offer a wide range of All landscape phases from design, hardscaping, water wise, natural water features, Pondless water falls, pavering stones, outdoor barbecue kitchens and more. We can work with any budget while not co...Read more about The Pond Pros of Southern California
Porch Pro Headshot Wingert's Locksmith & Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(44)
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Porch Pro Headshot Cota Ventures
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(17)
I am a certified welder that has expanded my skills to carpentry, masonry and plumbing. We have begun to build a solid reputation with our customers and look to keep providing excellent service.
I am a certified welder that has expanded my skills to carpentry, masonry and plumbing. We have begun to build a solid reputation with our customers and look to keep providing excellent service.
Porch Pro Headshot Famous Stairs
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(16)
Famous Stairs is a family ran and operated business with over 35 years of experience. We specialize in new construction as well as remodels. At Famous Stairs we always add a personal touch, as you will always deal with the owner/installer directly. Our expertise can help you create the perfect stair...Read more about Famous Stairs
Famous Stairs is a family ran and operated business with over 35 years of experience. We specialize in new construction as well as remodels. At Famous Stairs we always add a personal touch, as you will always deal with the owner/installer directly. Our expertise can help you create the perfect stair...Read more about Famous Stairs
Porch Pro Headshot Nexera Builders Inc
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
We have over 20 years of combined experience in the real estate construction. We can provide new build construction to small remodel projects with the same quality and professionalism that clients can trust with their home or business.
We have over 20 years of combined experience in the real estate construction. We can provide new build construction to small remodel projects with the same quality and professionalism that clients can trust with their home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Buckroff Carpentry
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(9)
"Thanks Yyon for my door and Windows, they are perfect! Buckroff Capentry was very efficant and clean, they put in 4 windows and a front door in 3 days! Cleaned up after each day, hauled away the old windows and door. Cant wait for our next project! "
"Thanks Yyon for my door and Windows, they are perfect! Buckroff Capentry was very efficant and clean, they put in 4 windows and a front door in 3 days! Cleaned up after each day, hauled away the old windows and door. Cant wait for our next project! "
Porch Pro Headshot S-Works, Inc.
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Crestview Builders, based out of Lake Arrowhead, is a home building contractor that offers custom home construction and remodeling services
Crestview Builders, based out of Lake Arrowhead, is a home building contractor that offers custom home construction and remodeling services
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Construction Group
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
(12)
Porch Pro Headshot Lasko Handyman
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
I’m a hard working dad who is super handy. I’ve been in the construction field for 10+ years, I also have a little electrical background. I’m great for little to big projects. I’m fast, honest, and reliable.
I’m a hard working dad who is super handy. I’ve been in the construction field for 10+ years, I also have a little electrical background. I’m great for little to big projects. I’m fast, honest, and reliable.
Porch Pro Headshot johnsonconstruction
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
we are a small Finnish carpentry company in Los Angeles specializing in all aspects of Finnish carpentry.we are an up and coming business with great knowledge and determination to complete every job as perfect as can be.our goal is to satisfy all homeowners needs and never dissapoint. I am the owner...Read more about johnsonconstruction
we are a small Finnish carpentry company in Los Angeles specializing in all aspects of Finnish carpentry.we are an up and coming business with great knowledge and determination to complete every job as perfect as can be.our goal is to satisfy all homeowners needs and never dissapoint. I am the owner...Read more about johnsonconstruction

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 West Covina Carpenters

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Fantastic through and through. Excellent service from start to finish of the project. Will definitely contact in the future for any other projects and recommend them 100%

- Stephanie Estrada
98121

Our experience with Cota Ventures in Upland was great. We had a wooden fence that needed repair. Tim came out to our house to give us a free quote right away. The price was fair, Tim's work was high quality. Tim is friendly and professional. Tim arrived ...

- Yolanda Navarro
27369

I have used Yyon a few times to replace both exterior and interior doors which required stucco, plaster and molding work. His workmanship and reliability gives him 5 stars.

24236

Yyon is just a fantastic, genuine guy. He is very honest and transparent about his job, including pricing. We trust all of our home improvement/repairs to him. He is truly a gem of Orange County/LA. My spouse and I are lucky and grateful to have found suc...

- Julie Chang
24235

Yyon has remodeled a few rooms in my house and I am very pleased with the outcome. He has actually worked for our family for years, refinishing floors, changing out windows, painting, demolishing outdated fixtures etc. He is very honest and trustworthy. ...

- Lisa Lucas
24267

We have used Buckroff Carpentry MANY times @ our home. Professional & wonderful work. Highly recommend.

- Donald & Rita Meyer
24262

Yyon was very professional, honest, polite and did EXCELLENT work!

- DEBBIE CADWELL-KOCH
57461

Eon has done several jobs for us. He and his workers are polite, trustworthy, do very professional clean work. Very happy with results!

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Yyon does excellent work. He is highly professional, and very thorough. We look forward to working with him again.

- Lucy N Tim Adams
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Poor Customer Service! My company contacted Stan to redo all the locks at a new building we were moving into. His pricing I thought was extremely fair which we paid a little over $500 for. However once completed a few months later I contacted Stan to come...

- Austin Chase

Everything You Need to Know About West Covina Carpenters

Can I browse unscreened Carpenters in West Covina?

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

  • Custom Oak Woodwork:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Decorators Concept Builders:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Gregory s Pallets:
    • Services Offered: Carpenters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best Carpenters in West Covina?

We've found 48 carpenter providers that are available to you in West Covina.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some carpenter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your carpentry services work than others. Talk to multiple carpenters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for carpentry services work in West Covina, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Salo Custom Woodwork
    • Location: West Covina
  • M C CARPENTRY
    • Location: West Covina
  • R & B CUSTOM WOODWORKS INC
    • Location: West Covina

How many carpenters does West Covina have?

There are around 48 companies throughout West Covina to help you with your next carpentry services job.

  • 2 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All Carpenters in West Covina, CA

Porch Pro Headshot CL Simco Craftsman Service Handyman
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Hi! I'm C.L. Simco I'm the person you'll talk to when you Call Me at 818-415-7095 for all your Handyman needs in the San Gabriel Valley, and I'm the person who will show up on time, to do the work for you. My philosophy is: If it's important enough for you to want to do, then it's important for me ...Read more about CL Simco Craftsman Service Handyman
Hi! I'm C.L. Simco I'm the person you'll talk to when you Call Me at 818-415-7095 for all your Handyman needs in the San Gabriel Valley, and I'm the person who will show up on time, to do the work for you. My philosophy is: If it's important enough for you to want to do, then it's important for me ...Read more about CL Simco Craftsman Service Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot On The Level Custom Cabinets
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Located in Paramount, On The Level Custom Cabinets is a cabinet building specialist. They have been offering cabinet installation, crown molding installation and more for over 15 years.
Located in Paramount, On The Level Custom Cabinets is a cabinet building specialist. They have been offering cabinet installation, crown molding installation and more for over 15 years.
Porch Pro Headshot RUBIO PAINTING AND HANDY SOLUTIONS
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
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Porch Pro Headshot DR.ZOM's cleaning service
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
We are a small group of professionals that specialize in home vacancy and small office cleaning. Our dedicated team will be able to meet your cleaning needs.
We are a small group of professionals that specialize in home vacancy and small office cleaning. Our dedicated team will be able to meet your cleaning needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Kay  architecture woodwork
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
30 years of experience doing cabinetry,building niches custom closets moldings any type of woodwork and also design
30 years of experience doing cabinetry,building niches custom closets moldings any type of woodwork and also design
Porch Pro Headshot ROBERT LAVINGER CONSTRUCTION
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Robert Lavinger Construction is a carpentry company that provides fence construction, wood staining and other services. They are based in Lakewood.
Robert Lavinger Construction is a carpentry company that provides fence construction, wood staining and other services. They are based in Lakewood.
Porch Pro Headshot California Craftworx
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
California Craftworx specializes in custom furniture, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, built in organizing and media walls.
California Craftworx specializes in custom furniture, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, built in organizing and media walls.
Porch Pro Headshot Dannys Kitchen Cabinets
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Danny's Kitchen Cabinets, based out of Los Angeles, is a cabinet manufacturing specialist. They offer custom cabinetry, cabinet installation, custom shelving installation and more.
Danny's Kitchen Cabinets, based out of Los Angeles, is a cabinet manufacturing specialist. They offer custom cabinetry, cabinet installation, custom shelving installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Construction  masterz
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Remodels, renovations, plumbing, eletrical. Custom homes
Remodels, renovations, plumbing, eletrical. Custom homes
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Home service and Repair
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Our company is to provide a professional service with high quality and high integrity backing each and every job. No job is too small, we are here to provide each and every customers needs. Our goal is to acquire recurring customers As we value each and everyone.
Our company is to provide a professional service with high quality and high integrity backing each and every job. No job is too small, we are here to provide each and every customers needs. Our goal is to acquire recurring customers As we value each and everyone.
Porch Pro Headshot L&L Finish Capentry
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Porch Pro Headshot DC. Wood flooring
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
Porch Pro Headshot Select Construction LLC
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California
General Contractor, Home Builder, and Remodeling company
General Contractor, Home Builder, and Remodeling company
Porch Pro Headshot John Powers Contracting
Carpenters
Serves West Covina, California

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