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San Francisco Carpenter Builders

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 298 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 375 hires on Thumbtack
Mya A.
Verified review

I had hired David Gomes to dismantle my cot and assemble it again in the bedroom. He arrived on time and brought all the tools required. He does not charge by the hour unlike other handymen/carpenters and charges only according to the effort involved in the job. His charges are very reasonable. He seemed very sincere and he helped me hang a rail in the kitchen for free. I definitely recommend him !

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Rosa M.
Verified review

I had a backyard pond & statue removed. Matt and I met first to go over the job. He called to confirm he was coming at the time we had set up and arrived on time. He removed it in less time than anticipated (it was hard work as it was concrete). He went about it in a logical and methodical way and was careful not to make a giant mess in the yard, and remained mindful of the plants nearby. He made it seem so easy, I wish I had done this years ago. I learned Matt is a carpenter as well and I would definitely hire him again.

Ricardo Berrospi Handyman
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie S.
Verified review

Ricardo was our handyman while we lived in Belmont, Redwood City and even when we moved to Alamo, California. He was an excellent carpenter, handyman and Jack-of-all-trades ... always accommodating and cheerful. He was punctual, reliable and very creative in home repair challenges...always thought "outside the box". Ricardo was always a pleasure to have around while working on projects in our homes. We wish we could have taken him with us when we moved to Eagle, Idaho -- we really miss him!!!

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Lena G.
Verified review

Derrick is amazing! We needed help replacing our original side door to the garage and he went above to repair. He sent suggestions of reasonably priced doors and even picked them up for us (along with any materials we needed) from Home Depot while not charging for the pickup/dropoff! He was very cost conscious when buying the parts as well. You'd think replacing a door would be easy, but ours was old and needed casing and more detail work than your standard door. I asked if he'd help hang a couple heavy mirrors above the fireplace after he finished the door and he did a fantastic job measuring and making sure the mirrors were level, etc. while only putting one hole in the wall to hang!! He explained what he was doing and was even happy to move the mirrors around after he installed them! I'm so grateful to Thumbtack for putting me in touch with such a great carpenter! I've already referred him to some friends who want build in cabinets in their family rooms! So glad I got his info!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara A.
Verified review

Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Arlene N.
Verified review

We hired Juan immediately for a bathroom remodel. He was professional, confident and had a new contracting business after working for someone else for 15 yrs. He did our job very quickly. Most work was very good. He is not a finished carpenter, so when we didn't like something, he brought in a friend to do the final touches. He was responsive to correction and was committed to our satisfaction. Rates were fair.

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Nick Maimone PROJECTS
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula P.
Verified review

Nick is worth his weight in gold. He painted my kitchen but also did some other jobs for me. He is also quite the handyman, carpenter, trouble shooter and he is proficient in his job. I would definitely hire him again.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Justin L.
Verified review

Eddie and his crew did a great job for us. He installed the new siding on our refurbished garage. They did a great job with a lot of attention to detail. More importantly, Eddie is a union trained carpenter with a great work ethic. He was there on time and finished the job at the agreed price in less time than he thought it would take. We will definitely be looking to hire him again for some other work.

Bryson Builders
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
Verified review

Really great tile work. High quality work all around! Highly reccommend Ryan

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EBS Construction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan S.
Verified review

Udi is a very skilled Carpenter , highly organized and stuck to his estimate. The room that we built needed lots of creativity which Mr Ben Shabat was able to accommodate. I will be using his skills again by this summer.

Frank Williams Home Repairs
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne T.
Verified review

Frank and his son Ryan finished the work another company had started on the outside of my home. They installed window casings to prevent water leakage, recommended a different product that fit our style and completed the work on budget. Frank and Ryan then also came back again to do work inside that was needed bringing my home up to a level of "completed". My house model project has a been a bit of a disaster but these two restored my faith in contractors. They installed shelves, fixed several small items, sanded and painted a bathroom, painted moldings and installed a built in microwave. I highly reccomend them.

Wise Stage of Remodeling
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Max G.
Verified review

If we could give Wise Stage Remodeling more stars than 5, we would! We hired Wise Stage Remodeling to finish a very difficult and messy remodel in San Francisco (single family house). A previous contractor messed the remodel up beyond belief and left it in shambles, while we were out of town. None of the new contractors were even willing to consider taking this job and we were desperate. Sergey from Wise Stage Remodeling responded to our request via Thumbtack. He gave us a very reasonable estimate and timeframe to finish the project. Sergey and his team (especially Arthur, his carpenter, who's amazing with cabinets, doors, tiling) were extremely diligent and hardworking. They remodeled the kitchen from top to bottom, as well as finished remodeling the rest of messy unfinished projects of all levels of difficulty throughout the house. Sergey and Arthur pulled us out of a very messy situation and made the impossible possible. They were both incredibly responsive and accommodating throughout the entire construction process: hardworking, honest, and polite guys. Their attention to detail and ability to face our complex construction issues alleviated a lot of stress and pain on our part. We simply lucked out w/hiring Wise Stage Remodeling. We've been through a number of remodels with a few of our properties in San Francisco, and never had a more pleasant experience with the contractors. We would absolutely, without a doubt, recommend hiring Wise State in a heartbeat!

  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Giulia F.
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We needed to tear out some carpet and replace it with laminate flooring, as well as paint the walls and caulk the sinks. Tomas and his crew showed up on time and did a great job on very short notice. I would gladly hire him again. His prices are very reasonable.

SkyBlue Builders Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon L.
Verified review

While I didn't end up hiring Skyblue Builders for this project because it's on hold, I did want to review my experience with them. They were very responsive and accommodating in setting up a time to view the job to estimate it. They showed up exactly on time and were very professional. Kamaljit turned around a very competitive estimate within a few hours. I'll consider them for future jobs.

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Dave Tipton Design
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie B.
Verified review

Dave is a true craftsman, with a deep knowledge and passion for the art of design and build. He is a rare combination of creative designer and highly skilled builder, with business savvy and smarts on top. His work practice is efficient, well-organized and always in line with budgetary constraints, while his finished product is never anything less than beautiful.

South Bay Builders
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

I hired a handyman at start for my bathroom. things didn't go well with what needed to be done. I hired Dave and his team to take over my project that wasn't going well. Dave came in redesigned my bathroom plans, these guys were very professional, responsive, and the work quality was perfect. This was completed in a timely manner and for a great price! My wife now has her new remodeled bathroom the way she wanted it. I would highly recommend Dave and his team to my friends and family as well as any other projects ill be having done in the future. Thanks Dave!

Crisman Builders Inc.
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
Verified review

Very professional, but with a personal touch. Crisman Builders was a pleasure to work with and was able to adapt to changing conditions without any issues. Hard to find contractors who are as trustworthy and honest as Crisman Builders. They do great work at a reasonable costs and I highly recommend using them.

Jesus Henriquez
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
Verified review

I hired Jesus Remodeling to take down and rebuild 90' of fence with a metal roll gate at my warehouse facilities back yard. This guy is an awesome builder and i would recommend him in a heart beat!! On time, great pricing and even worked during the heatwave we had in San Jose at 107 degrees!! :) I would not hesitate to hire Jesus and his team of builders again. Also, these guys cleaned up everything as they went and again, did an outstanding job!! I'm so please of Jesus's work I just want to recommend him to the World!! I love people that "say what they will do, and then do what they say"!! Great job sir and appreciate your attention to detail!! Your whole staff needs a good pat on the back!! Pictures below and what a great job he did!!! Great Job!! Steve

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
Verified review

Brian is a fantastic contractor. He was able to see the vision we had for our living room and master bathroom and create them for us. We are so happy with the work. It has really changed our house and how enjoyable the new space is. We would highly recommend him. I don't think there is anything too challenging for Brain. He is a truly skilled carpenter and his work stellar.

  • 40 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bret W.
Verified review

There are some times in life when you unexpectedly meet someone truly special, and that happened to my wife and I when we chose John to work on our home. We posted to Thumbtack just looking for a carpenter one day, met John, and ended up with a skilled builder who will be a friend for a long time. He did a kitchen addition for us, handling all the aspects from carpentry through plumbing and electrical and more. One of the most skilled builders I've ever worked with (always focused on "doing it right"), more versatile than most (over the course of our project he did engineering and on-the-fly design as well as handling all hands-on tasks), and a genuinely great guy to be around. The whole family was ready to adopt him. My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend John.

CBC pro builders
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Maria T.
Verified review

They did a same day bid and install. We worked out a good price and they got to work right away. I am so happy with the work they did. They were courteous, professional, and knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 you tip cabinet installers?

In general, home service providers such as electricians, plumbers and contractors are professionals who don’t expect tips. They expect to do a job for you for the specific price they quoted. Of course, they may appreciate a tip for a job particularly well done or for which they’ve gone beyond what’s normally expected, such as completing the project early or under budget. Even better than a tip, it’s always appropriate to leave a positive review online after a good experience.

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.

How much is custom cabinetry?

Custom cabinets can be built for any room, including bedroom closets and built-in armoires. Measured carefully and built precisely, custom cabinetry can increase storage and beautify any room. The national average for building custom cabinets ranges from $500 to $1,200 per linear foot. The cost is highly variable because there are so many styles, colors, glazes and other options. In general, the linear footage of the cabinets, the materials used to build them, and the cost of the labor will determine the cost. Solid wood costs more than plywood and wood veneer, and costs vary among different types of wood; maple and cherry cabinets are more expensive than pine. Glass-front cabinets can cost more, as can decorative hinges, handles and door pulls, which can cost $2-$45 each; choose carefully to stay within your budget and pull off the exact look you’re going for. Some carpenters also charge for installation, on average $100 per cabinet box. Additional molding and trim, such as crown molding at the ceiling, cost an average of $70 per 8-foot section, and adding finished ends to exposed cabinets averages $100-$200.

How much does it cost to have kitchen cabinets installed?

In any kitchen, the cabinets are the main focus, so you want to make sure new or replacement cabinets are installed correctly. A professional carpenter can properly, securely mount new cabinets to the wall; the national average cost for this service is $7,725, although the cost varies widely depending on the type of cabinets, their material and their size, and the accessories you add. A typical fee is $70 per linear foot to remove existing cabinets and assemble and install new ones; the cost is less if you do the demolition and removal yourself. Stock cabinets are the least expensive to have installed, ranging from $75 to $400 each; semi-custom cabinets range from $150 to $900 each; and custom cabinets cost from $500 to $1,400 each. Wood cabinets are more expensive than those made from plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and finished with a laminate. Wood cabinets range in cost from $80 to $160 per linear foot. Laminate-finished cabinets cost $35 to $75 per linear foot, on average.

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