Top 3 Carpenters in Wilmington, NC

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Carpentry screened in porches decks additions door repair/replacement window replacement interior trim siding repair/replacement fences wood/vinyl porch rails wood rot/repair some flooring over twenty years experience in many different aspects of carpentry insured
5274 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC
919-244-8418
Porch Pro Headshot 360 Home Pro Solutions
"I have not been in Wilmington too long so have no experience with any companies doing remodeling. Bought a townhome a month ago and wanted to have the popcorn ceilings removed. Found Collins & Sons on the net. From my beginning estimate to the final touches this was a really good experience. T...Read more about 360 Home Pro Solutions
6809 Myrtle Grove Rd, Wilmington, NC
910-742-0972
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Cabinet MD

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We are a small family business, in the cabinet and woodworking trade since 1990. We specialize in cabinet organization solutions and transforming worn and outdated cabinets, into your dream kitchen with the latest door and molding styles, and high end hardware.
4 Wisteria Ct, Glenwood, NJ
973-370-2270

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Porch Pro Headshot Jay's wood works
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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"I cannot say enough about J-P-I and his team. He is a perfectionist in his craft and is excellent in communicating his progress and thoughts for modifications. this is our second home and we handled the entire project as if we were on sight every step of the way. We also had the added bonus of havi...Read more about Jay's wood works
"I cannot say enough about J-P-I and his team. He is a perfectionist in his craft and is excellent in communicating his progress and thoughts for modifications. this is our second home and we handled the entire project as if we were on sight every step of the way. We also had the added bonus of havi...Read more about Jay's wood works
Porch Pro Headshot  Howard Roofing and Construction
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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To provide top Quality work at an affordable price making sure the job is done right the first time.
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To provide top Quality work at an affordable price making sure the job is done right the first time.
Porch Pro Headshot ALL IN ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND CONTRACTING
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ALL IN ONE CONTRACTING is your go to for a wide range of home remodeling, maintenance, and restoration projects. Our contractors are highly skilled so you know they'll get the job done right the first time and on time. All In One is fully insured and offer top quality at reasonable rates. We want to...Read more about ALL IN ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND CONTRACTING
ALL IN ONE CONTRACTING is your go to for a wide range of home remodeling, maintenance, and restoration projects. Our contractors are highly skilled so you know they'll get the job done right the first time and on time. All In One is fully insured and offer top quality at reasonable rates. We want to...Read more about ALL IN ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND CONTRACTING
Porch Pro Headshot Roy Keith Patterson Carpentry Service
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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We are a small carpentry company that specializes in interior trim, new door & window installation, door & window replacement, decks, porch railings & wood fencing. We take pride in doing quality work, and completing the job to our customers satisfaction before any payment for labor is requested. Th...Read more about Roy Keith Patterson Carpentry Service
We are a small carpentry company that specializes in interior trim, new door & window installation, door & window replacement, decks, porch railings & wood fencing. We take pride in doing quality work, and completing the job to our customers satisfaction before any payment for labor is requested. Th...Read more about Roy Keith Patterson Carpentry Service
Porch Pro Headshot Breakwater Enterprises
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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"I had Breakwater come out and do several items around the house while I was out of town working. They did several replacements and repairs as well as tile laydown for the inside entry ways, laminate floor install, exterior OSB replacement, and interior wall painting. This would have taken me weeks ...Read more about Breakwater Enterprises
"I had Breakwater come out and do several items around the house while I was out of town working. They did several replacements and repairs as well as tile laydown for the inside entry ways, laminate floor install, exterior OSB replacement, and interior wall painting. This would have taken me weeks ...Read more about Breakwater Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Our Southern Home Designs
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
We are a small, locally owned and operated custom woodworking shop located in New Bern, NC. We handcraft all of our pieces with high-quality wood and take the extra time to ensure safe, sturdy, timeless pieces to last a lifetime. Our design process is unique in that we encourage our customers to ...Read more about Our Southern Home Designs
We are a small, locally owned and operated custom woodworking shop located in New Bern, NC. We handcraft all of our pieces with high-quality wood and take the extra time to ensure safe, sturdy, timeless pieces to last a lifetime. Our design process is unique in that we encourage our customers to ...Read more about Our Southern Home Designs
Porch Pro Headshot OnPoint PMC, LLC
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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We handle everything from routine home or business maintenance and repairs to complete renovations.
We handle everything from routine home or business maintenance and repairs to complete renovations.

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 Wilmington Carpenters

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They treat people like shit

- Scott Howard
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- Scott Howard
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- Scott Howard
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- Scott Howard
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- Scott Howard
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Chris Howard never shows up on time and is on drugs everyday

- Scott Howard
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My name is Bill and I have worked with OnPoint PMC on several occasions and each time I'm treated as if it's the first time we've met. I own a home and several rental properties in the Wilmington area and have OnPoint do all the maintenance request and re...

- Bill Sloan
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Cabinet MD has outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail, and is always timely, clean and efficient. He is a great person and very easy to work with. He has worked with us on multiple projects ranging from custom designed entertainment cabinets, t...

- Jason Reed
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Cabinet MD was great. We saw the truck on the highway took down the number called and that same day we received a call and with in 24 hours Cooper was in our home reviewing the work to be done. We hired him based on his immediate response and very neat p...

- Michele Elmers
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Very good value. Very good work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

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Porch Pro Headshot Old Growth Riverwood
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
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Riverwood & Reclaimed Wood Products for your Home or Business: Flooring Countertops Furniture Mantels Wainscoting & so much more!
Riverwood & Reclaimed Wood Products for your Home or Business: Flooring Countertops Furniture Mantels Wainscoting & so much more!
Porch Pro Headshot Buddy’s Home Improvements
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
We do a little bit of everything from fencing, carpentry, decks, tile, flooring, etc
We do a little bit of everything from fencing, carpentry, decks, tile, flooring, etc
Porch Pro Headshot MCCLAIN INSTALLATIONS
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
MCCLAIN INSTALLATIONS in Crayne, KY provides quality drywall repairs every time.
MCCLAIN INSTALLATIONS in Crayne, KY provides quality drywall repairs every time.
Porch Pro Headshot Handy Sam
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Porch Pro Headshot Skippers Home Improvements
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At Skippers Home Improvements we specialize in home renovations, remodels, electrical problems, plumbing issues, tile installations, preventnative maintanace and much more in a timely professional manner.
At Skippers Home Improvements we specialize in home renovations, remodels, electrical problems, plumbing issues, tile installations, preventnative maintanace and much more in a timely professional manner.
Porch Pro Headshot Mark W. Wohrman Enterprises LLC
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
I am a small business owner that has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. I value your time and projects as if it were my own. My projects include but are not limited to; Doors, windows, trim, both interior and exterior, cabinets, water damaged wood repair and replacement, door and ...Read more about Mark W. Wohrman Enterprises LLC
I am a small business owner that has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. I value your time and projects as if it were my own. My projects include but are not limited to; Doors, windows, trim, both interior and exterior, cabinets, water damaged wood repair and replacement, door and ...Read more about Mark W. Wohrman Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Elfris Painting and Renovation
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Serves Wilmington, North Carolina
Founded in 2009, Elfris Painting and Renovation is a full service company specializing in Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, Painting, Dry-Wall, Carpentry, and MORE. Please contact us for more information, or post your job for us and we'll provide an estimate!
Founded in 2009, Elfris Painting and Renovation is a full service company specializing in Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, Painting, Dry-Wall, Carpentry, and MORE. Please contact us for more information, or post your job for us and we'll provide an estimate!
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No, but I know what I want
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