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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 315 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 394 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 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
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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 77 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 95 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.

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Frank D.
Verified review

Derrick really worked wonders considering the non-standard existing door frame that I had to work with. The work looks great and I very pleased with the results. I would recommend Definitive Installations for any finishing carpentry work.

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  • 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.

Raso Wood
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela Y.
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If you are looking for someone to install hardwood floors in your home, look no further. Raul of Razo Wood Company is your man. Raul just completed installing hard wood floors throughout my 3 bedroom house in Fremont, Ca. I couldn't be more happy with his flawless craftsmanship. My floors are beautiful and the transitions from one room to another are seamless. The house looks like a new home with the newly installed wood floor. They are the highlight of my home. Not only is Raul a very talented craftsmen but I found him to be honest, hard-working, sincere and very respectful. He will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with the results of his labor. You can't go wrong using Raul to install your new floors. He will, not doubt, impress you with his amazing work. - Pamela Y

Your Carpenter Friend
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sumitkumar K.
Verified review

Dan did an amazing job installing curtains. He was extremely patient and skillful. I will definitely recommend him for any handyman jobs.

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.

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R Construction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evgueni L.
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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.

Ellis Craft
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Matt is an excellent and talented carpenter. I had a wine cellar that needed to be assembled. He responded to my project quickly providing enough detail to make a decision to hire him. Throughout the experience he was very pleasant to communicate with. He was on time and kept me updated from start to finish. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.

Khalden James Heidt
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brent H.
Verified review

We hired Khalden to build a built in desk for our office. It turned out amazing he is a very good carpenter for higher end projects! Total cost was about 5k all custom!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires 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.

Xylo Interiors
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manjot S.
Verified review

Aaron is an excellent carpenter. He built a floating bookcase for us which fits into a nook of our study. Right from the start it has been a great experience working with Aaron. He was always on time for every visit and easily accessible via emails or on phone. We weren't sure whether we wanted a floating bookcase or just book shelves; Aaron was able to present mock up views of both and offered suggestions which finally convinced us to choose the floating book case. Even when it came to selecting the varnish for the bookcase, he wasn't convinced if the color we selected would look good so he made a trip to our house to show the sample varnish and even brought additional colors to select from. We ended up selecting a different color which looked better and blended in with our study. We were glad that Aaron had a keen eye for details. The installation went without any hitch and was done quickly. We were very impressed by Aaron's work.

Dom's Handyman Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sarah B.
Verified review

The doors and windows in my house were very old. And I wanted to upgrade to my windows to double pane. I called a few carpenters/handymen and most of them either weren't interested in the job of never showed up. Until I called Dominick. He arrived on time, listened to exactly what I wanted and delivered everything he promised. It's not easy finding a good handy man these days but I will definitely recommend Dominick to my friends and family in the future.

  • 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.

shameless design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tom C.
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We had a project that involved a lot of different tasks: popcorn ceiling removal, carpentry, new drywall, electrical, window repair and flooring. We added several items to our original scope and Bill priced the extra work fairly. We are really glad we hired Bill.

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We offer honest and reliable carpenters at your service. We're here to help you with all your home improvement projects. Please give us a call or email today for a free estimate. Our services include: - finish woodwork - Sheetrock - plumbing - electrical and lighting - cabinetry - tiling - framing - painting - HVAC - windows and doors - decks - siding Our job isn't done until you're completely satisfied. Big and small projects are welcome. We look forward to working with you. Brum Enterprises

About

I am a local carpenter specializing in cabinet installations, door repair, door installations, and cabinet and door hardware install. I also build fences, decks, and small sheds and repair and construct stairways. I do windows installation as well. RLH Design/Build exceeds expectations in workmanship and professionalism

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I want to make my carpentry work shine to satisfy my customers and make them happy, so that way, I can get myself and my team look good and respect our customers.

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We do porches, decks, and fences for a small fee, plus expenses. We also do painting, plumbing, toilets, and any job that needs to get done. We are handymen at your service. We can fix it all.

  • 8 years in business
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No job is too big or small. All my work is guaranteed. Your satisfaction is my goal, and I'm here to help you.

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.

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.

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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