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7. Tha HandyMan Genius
4.3 from 14 reviews
4.3 (14)
4.3 (14)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Hercules, CA
The tl,dr is George did a great job and I’d hire him again in a minute. I’m selling my home in Cupertino. It’s a relatively new home (7 years old) in an expensive neighborhood. I needed the following work done: - A complete downstairs repaint along with touch ups upstairs - Various repairs (smoke detectors, doors hung, etc.) - Cleaning pretty much everything including windows inside and out - Repairing the irrigation and sprinklers for both front and back yard - Carpet installation estimate - Hauling stuff away - Misc I don’t really remember. Due to some earlier scheduling snafus I needed all this work done ASAP. I had anticipated needing to work with multiple trades people to get all this done, and I needed it completed within a week to keep a staging appointment and photo shoot. I spent some time on the phone with George describing what I needed done. He felt capable of taking over the job and just finishing it. I agreed we could try, and he started first with getting a very competent handyman to my house. Following that success, he made (and kept)immediate scheduling commitments that would allow me to finish on time. For example, he had a painting estimate in my hand in hours and was able to schedule the work to start the next day. The quality of all the work was very good. Care was taken in paint matching for touch ups in the places where that was done. Downstairs was completely repainted and I feel no fear letting buyers see how nice it looks. I certainly hope others give George and his team an opportunity.

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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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