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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
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 77 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 95 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 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 101 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
  • 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.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Barsesat Woodworks
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
Verified review

I had a challenging renovation project to trim out some doors and windows because every surface was irregular. After reviewing work from many general carpenters, it was clear these guys had real finish carpentry skills. For each window and door, they took the time to figure out the best way to approach and then did super high quality work and now everything looks great. Pricing was also very competitive. Hoping to use Barsesat for a cabinet project in the near future.

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

Dan was very communicative and professional. He worked with my on my busy schedule and was very accommodating. I was concerned of damage to my window frame due to a large leak. Dan inspected the window and found the issue at hand. We respected his professional opinion and followed his advice for repair. He repaired the leak on the spot. We were so impressed with Dan that we will be using him for another project. I highly recommend calling Dan for your handyman needs!

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.
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.

Frank Williams Home Repairs
4.9
from 16 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
  • 25 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!

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

Khaldan did an excellent job!

  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn W.
Verified review

Tomas came to do the estimate in a prompt time frame. He provided us with options for our job. He communicated with us quickly and was very responsive. He and his crew arrived when they said they would and the job was done in the time frame he gave. The estimate for materials and work was accurate. We are very happy to have used him and may do so again in the future!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meg J.
Verified review

Did a great job, fixed what wasn't working, stayed with the project and was reliable and honest. HIGHLY recommended!!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 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.

  • 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
Alex L.
Verified review

Review by a Homeowner in Pleasant Hill, CA Project: Remodel a Kitchen Comments: I hired Bill Sass ( owner of Shamleess Design) to remodel my entire kitchen. He replaced all of the cabinets, custom made a cabinet for my refrigerator. installed a new floor, installed ceiling lights and touched up the entire kitchen such as ceiling, walls, molding, and made custom shelves in one of the cabinets. I have remodeled 3 kitchens in 3 different houses and he far exceed any of the other contractors I have worked with. He is extremely meticulous about his work. He will redo any mistakes until it is perfect. He was very friendly, courteous and extremely patient with me and he went beyond and above in meeting my expectations. Bill did all the work himself and he was fast and precise. He is by far the best contractor and carpenter I have ever had the privilege of working with. I would recommend him for any job he is capable of doing. If I could give him 10 stars, I would. He was a man of his word and he always kept me informed as to what he plans to do each day. The fees he charged was very reasonable. I would definitely hire him again.

JC Handyman Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sheila A.
    Verified review

    He is very creative and built a garden glass house that we both designed. He did not have to use one nail. He is a master carpenter. It is better to pay a flat fee than by the hour.

    Jadore-Cameron Corp

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I started in interior finish as an apprentice carpenter which helped me develop a keen eye and attention to detail. I love to learn. I love the challenges of Construction and it's processes. I am a never quit type of person and believe that there's always a solution. Mostly, I enjoy building and watching the process of turning nothing into something.

    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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