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  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

Steve is the man! Needed some work done on my rental property. He handled all my needs for my property which included new porch railings and stairs, getting power working in the back and putting up some outdoor lights, redoing the kitchen, painting the interior and putting up a front chain link fence. He did an excellent job in every area. He was on time and made it a point to be courteous of my tenant's time and was efficient in his time at the job site. There was only a minor issue I found out after he finished all work which was power was not working in the kitchen and the power was working before he started the job. I told Steve and he was more than happy and willing to go back out and restore power to the kitchen at no additional charge. He said he would make the trip out and restore the power in the near future. I trust he will do that. Overall, he really did a great job and put a lot of heart into it and I would definitely recommend using him and I would definitely use him again. Thanks Steve!

G & G Maintenance and Repair
4.7
from 65 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Dana V.
Verified review

Paul has fixed an outlet in our wash room, plug for the dryer, front and back porch lights and with the help of Tim Morrison (contractor) installed a new electrical box on our house...everything is working perfectly.

  • 6 years in business
Dibby G.
Verified review

Michael has done prior work for me and his work was always top notch. That's why I asked him to do this latest project of screening in a porch the length of the back of my house both for me and as a cattery for my cats. Although I had done an initial design, his suggestions for materials and some changes to the design were right on. His quality of construction far surpassed my original conception and I am more than enthusiastic with the result. All is absolutely sturdy; neither dog nor cat nor people will mess with it! The wall of lattice at one end was already in place as a screen for Mojave Desert sun and wind, so we continued that lattice design along the rest of the porch bottom to protect the screen from the dogs, and Michael did a great job. It was Michael's idea to use galvanized steel for the screens as a protection against cat clawing (it works!), and it also turns out to block very little of the view (although the photos look like it cuts down the view, but it really doesn't). The photos are prior to my staining and painting, but show the beautiful workmanship. My cats went bananas in their new outside digs, and love the view from their 6' high walkway, er, runway, er sleeping perch. The porch used to be filled with debris from the wind so much that it was discouraging even to clean as stuff would be back in an hour; now it's been 3 or 4 weeks and still looks great - no leaves and debris! And so pleasant to be on the porch even when it is windy outside as the lattice and screens cut down the wind to a mere breeze. I've used screens for my vegetable beds - never realized how effective they really were to temper sun and wind! Great result! Absolutely love it!

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Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

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