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San Jose Carpenters

Browse these carpenters with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
Verified review

I was in a time crunch, and needed a falling fence repaired asap. Matt responded quickly to my initial request, as well as every subsequent email/text. We scheduled a visit the next morning, where he inspected the damage, and described a couple of options for the repair. That same evening, he sent us a quote with a reasonable and competitive price, and luckily was able to squeeze us into his schedule, despite only a couple days notice. The first day of the job, Matt and his team showed up on time, and got straight to work tearing out our old, rotting fence. Their work was clean and tidy, and they even made the extra effort to accommodate us in removing all of the debris that day, as we were scheduled to have photos of the yard taken. They returned the next morning to construct a beautiful, new fence, built to the highest standards. Afterwards, they cleaned up, ensured our yard was returned to it's original condition, and even helped us out by taking some extra yard compost with them, which had been left behind by the city. In the past, my experience w/ other contractors in general had been less than positive. Cost, communication, and especially workmanship on several jobs had become such a concern, that recently, I have been simply attempting most projects myself, if at all possible. My experience with Matthew Kelly Construction has been a breath of fresh air compared to these other interactions. Throughout the entire job, he and his team were incredibly considerate, accommodating, and some of the friendliest people I have ever worked with. Not only would I hire Matt again in a heartbeat, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality carpentry/construction work.

Ricardo Berrospi Handyman
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Ruban P.
Verified review

Ricardo helped replace all the old door handles, levers and locks. He was very meticulous and patient. He even helped with an adhoc carpentry request as well.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
Verified review

Glee was very responsive . He came and fixed the issue the same day I called. He was professional, explaining and showing what was wrong and what the solution will be. He also quoted the job and stayed within that quote. I absolutely recommend him and will likely use him again for a handyman issue

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Ilya K.
Verified review

I got a special order: french door from a very good manufacturer, and fortunately found an excellent carpenter, Derrick Hartwell, to install the door, which required a lot of adjustments. The door was installed perfectly. In addition, I asked if it is possible to adjust the kitchen cabinet doors, which my "regular" carpenter could not adjust properly, and Derrick did it successfully. He is relatively young, but very skilled and professional. I am planning to hire him for all my carpentry from now on.

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
May M.
Verified review

Noel did a beautiful grotto at my house. My family and friends were very impressed with the work he did. His attention to detail is excellent. If you need carpentry work or any handy work he is the person. Happy Customer May M.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben F.
Verified review

I hired Jasper from My Apartment Is Better Than Yours. I think they did a terrific job at a very reasonable price. I'm really pleased that I decided to go with them. I had a number of unusual carpentry tasks to complete when I moved to my new place. The windows were old and the wood was irregular and moldy, so the wood around the antique glass panels needed to be replaced. I was told those windows hadn't been opened in 40 years, but now they work perfectly and you'd never know the wood wasn't original. Also, several doorways lacked doors when I moved in, and were unusual rounded shapes cut into the stucco without doorframes. Jasper was able to make me custom doors with antique iron-wrought handles, and they look awesome. I also needed threshholds worked on, cabinets put up, new benches made for my roof deck, a custom projector and screen put in, antique chandeliers installed, a lock repaired... and I'm probably forgetting one or two things. They are in the process of putting the finishing touches on my humidor (they had to build me custom legs for it), and it's going to look spectacular. Anyway, they knocked it all out of the park. They were prompt and clean and didn't cause much of a disturbance despite all the work they were doing. They'll be my go-to for anything I need done in the future. I definitely recommend them.

Tony's Handyman Services
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Tony was the first to respond to my inquiry about painting the outside of my cottage. He came over the next day to evaluate the job. We easily agreed on a price for the whole job, and came to an understanding that it needed to be completed in the next two weeks. Despite some rain, which complicated the schedule, Tony and his team arrived on time, powerwashed the house, went above and beyond and repaired some rotting areas, did an excellent painting job, cleaned up thoroughly and put everything back as requested. I will definately use Tony's Handyman Services again for this, and for other projects. My sense is Tony is quite competent and can do carpentry, stonework, floors, fenches, irrigation systems -- pretty much anything I might need. Thanks Tony!

Kelly Walsh Construction
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Will G.
Verified review

I hired Kelly to repair 8 things at my property in Hayward. He not only showed up for our appointment early but got started before I arrived and was well on his way when I got there. He told me the materials he needed at Home Depot with descriptions and I picked them up with my card so I know there was no up selling involved. He handled two electrical issues, three carpentry tasks, and even though he told me they were not his expertise he tinkered with two appliances until he fixed them too. His prices were very reasonable and fair and I will not only be hiring him to complete any repairs in the future but jobs that I've been putting off as well because I thought they would be too expensive. Experienced, kind, courteous and multiple payments methods make my my review 5 stars. Thanks so much!

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Chandani P.
Verified review

Ricky did a great job adding some additional storage and a workstation in our garage/laundry area, which required re-framing, painting, and some carpentry work. He was easy to work with, a great communicator, able to do the work in a timely manner and we are very happy with the results. We would hire him again and recommend him highly!

Leon white
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Susan J.
Verified review

Leon is very knowledgeable with carpentry issues and did a good job sanding and repairing an Andersen door for me. He worked for me for at least 16 hours He would have received 5 stars if he showed up a day before my open house when he said he'd show up to take care about at least 3-4 hours of repairs and updating. He should not be painting, especially not high profile areas like doors and he knows it now. Cost me his time of about $160 and then another painter to come in to re-do the work. It became a very spendy project.

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R Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evgueni L.
Verified review

My (rather large) project was closer to custom furniture making than to general carpentry, so I spent half a year looking for a woodworker on Thumbtack, Yelp, and where not. Bay Area contractor market being what it is, I found nobody willing even to look at my project. Eventually I expanded my search to carpenters and now I’m really glad that I did. Oswaldo replied promptly, came to our house to discuss the project, offered sensible suggestions and a modest price and made everything in a week, which was faster than I expected and probably at a fraction of price I would pay to a woodworker. Granted, he does not have CNC routers and other fancy tools or even a workshop (he was working in our garage), but Oswaldo has shown me that in hands of a master there is nothing a miter saw cannot do. Oh, and in the evenings our garage was always carefully vacuumed, so nobody would tell that it saw some heavy sawing during the day. I am very pleased with Oswaldo’s work and highly recommend his services.

K.O.D. Construction
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

We hired Kevin to reframe a door (taking it from a double- to single door). Kevin clearly thought through the process before beginning work, obviously cares very much about the quality of his finished product, and even came back to personally finish off a couple of initial minor imperfections in the finishing/painting process (done by a third party). Appreciate Kevin's thoughtfulness and dedication to getting the job done right/well.

  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Helen W.
Verified review

Helen W Alameda, August 2016 I am very satisfied with the work SRS did for me. I lived in another house for 30 years, I had two roofs installed and they lasted approximately 15 years each. This is the first time I used SRS at my current residence and I have a feeling this roof may last twice as long as the last ones. The previous roofers were in and out in about a couple of weeks more or less. I really didn’t know what was going on then except that the new roof looked good. I paid for a new roof and that is what I got. The SRS job took longer to finish, but it seems I got more value for what I spent with their detailing. They did extra work tearing off additional layers of roofing, they completed extensive dry rot and carpentry work at the roof perimeter that was needed and installed extra flashings to prolong the life of some adjacent beams. The thing that separates SRS from the previous roofers is that Kasra, the owner of SRS, would explain everything to me daily on his job. He worked side by side with the roofers to insure everything was done correctly. He would regularly point out areas of concern on my roof. I could take care of it now, do it myself, hire them to do it or just catch it later. He also stated the pros and cons of delaying the work. My feeling is this is my house and I want to know how and when to take care of it. The best suggestion he made was to install a skylight in the garage and a sun tunnel in the darkest area of the house. In hindsight, I should have gotten these two items done years ago and now I cannot live without having free solar lighting. If you want a roofer who can explain everything to you when necessary then Sustainable Roofing Solutions is who you want for your next roofing job.

Freecrow Construction
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lee D.
Verified review

Our project required an abundance of finish carpentry to trim out multiple rooms in our newly remodeled house. We hired Paul and it was a fantastic decision. Paul was extremely professional from the get go. His knowledge of finish and trim carpentry was extensive and his attention to detail was exemplary. He was proficient in all aspects of the trim out from window and door installation to baseboards, cabinets and crown molding. A gifted craftsman who's both punctual and explains in depth every aspect of the project. I would highly recommend Paul to carry out any construction project as he was a pleasure to deal with.

Hauser Construction
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Roy K. at Hauser Construction has done a number of renovation projects for me, covering all aspects of construction requirements, from plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating and roofing. He is the consummate contractor and a great guy. Thank you Roy!

  • 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.

Rousseau Construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz A.
Verified review

Paul is a lifesaver. He managed the restoration of our 1900 San Francisco condo after a flood. He searched all over the Bay Area for custom trim and embossed wallpapers, handled all carpentry (done to our high standards) and even did quality control with other delinquent vendors. We rent the property and live out of state, and Paul went above and beyond, communicating with us frequently and stopping when we couldn't be there to check on this. I'm eternally grateful for his help.

Segovia Construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen S.
Verified review

Daniel has now worked on two of my properties. The first was a two month project where he did extensive custom carpentry and other trades. On the second property he did plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. He will be remodeling my master bath in the fall. His work quality is excellent and I feel he has always quoted us a fair price.

  • 15 years in business
Mila W.
Verified review

Mr. Doherty is super highly recommended by me!!!! The reasons are: 1. Extremely professional carpenter! To be honest, the most professional one I've ever met! (I met a lot of them!)- he made me staircase, wardrobe and fence. But what was even more professional- he fixed mistakes of previous carpenters who told me that it was absolutely impossible to make it in a different way!!!!!!!! 2. Very honest! VERY! 2. Absolutely perfect quality of his work. 3. He is very creative person. I was really pleased that he gave me some professional advice which were very practical and helpful! Thank you Mr. Doherty very much!!!!

Enrique garcia
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mr. S.
    Verified review

    I hired Enrique for a small job that required carpentry and drywall. He was very responsive, very polite and skilled. He did a very nice job on the project and finished the work as we had agreed. I highly recommend him.

    Ian Stuart
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jessica S.
      Verified review

      I've used Ian's carpentry skills several times now and have always had great quality results. Some of the things I've appreciated about Ian; great attention to detail, extremely friendly, was always on time and ready to work at agreed upon time (unlike some of the other handymen I've hired). I would highly recommend Ian. The last project he completed for me was a mantle piece and built in book shelves pictured here. Sorry I didn't think to take pictures before I put stuff on 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 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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.