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8. Paea builder
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from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Poway, CA
"I went through the process of evaluating different contractors for estimates on not only price but what their thought process is to complete the job I envision in my head. I had 5 different contractors at my home and ultimately went with Joe Paea and his crew made up of his brothers. Let me just say that I 1000% made the right choice. Here is why: 1. Knowledge - Joe took the time to not only help me think through design options but he walked through each and every detail on the "how's" and "why's" of the job. Here's how we do this... This is why it is important to do this... He walked me though the excavation process, removal, drainage and pour. He showed me design options from standard concrete to stamped, colored options, borders...etc. 2. Honesty - there were things that I had in my mind which I wanted to do for my project that would have been the wrong choice. Joe had no problem advising me on why to not do it that way. He helped me greatly. I really appreciated this. I never felt like he was taking advantage of me or anything. I fully trust Joe and this business. 3. Easy to work with/like-ability - Joe and his crew are amazingly professional but extremely likable guys. The whole crew was fantastic. Great people and great personalities and they were also all family making each other accountable with no arguments on the job. 4. Price - Joe's price was a little lower than most of the contractors which had me worried but in the end I am so glad I went with him. The few that were higher, I did not trust their knowledge or commitment to me. They were more about getting a job done and collecting my $$$. Joe was more about helping me find something that I will love and be proud of and affordable. I ended up going with a large backyard concrete job where I added stamped, colored concrete with diagonal lines and borders around the edges. We did a drainage system as well as a side yard walkway. It looks beautiful. At the end of the day, do yourself a favor and work with Joe for concrete. Joe and crew will be my concrete guys for every job moving forward. No question."

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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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