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Gainesville Carpenters

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Keys Home Services
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Ben T.
Verified review

Scott did a great job. He showed up on time every day and cleaned up every day. The kitchen cabinets look great. He learned from his father who was a master carpenter like Scott. His price was great. If you are looking for some one to put in or replace cabinets call Scott. He will be doing all my work from now on. Here is pictures, please don’t look at the floor, we are having new flooring put in soon. Thank you Scott

  • 16 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Randy M.
Verified review

Frank was a real pleasure to work with. He built a closet in my house. He even went back to the home improvement store when I purchased the wrong type of doors. He finished the project promptly. I would definitely recommend Frank to anyone looking for a handyman, or carpenter.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ann G.
Verified review

I highly recommend Mark Clark. He is an excellent painter, carpenter, landscaper, and an all-round excellent handyman. His work is excellent and dependable!

Spruce It Up LLC
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
Verified review

I have a master bathroom I'm remodeling that I wanted to install 5 1/4" crown molding. It's 60 feet of non standard angles with slanted ceilings, 14 different miters to do. I connected with them at 4pm on a Friday afternoon, they came and looked at the job same day, said no problem, and that they could do it in one day on Monday. I was a bit nervous and thought, yeah, 2 days, no way they can do it in one day. Jason is a true carpenter in every sense of the word, he was done in about a half day, zipped right through it with tight mitered joints, then Pamela caulked and painted it. It is beautiful, I'm exceptionally happy. They were fast, with excellent quality, and very affordable, three things that don't usually go together. They delivered, I will certainly use them again and refer them to others. What a gem of company and a pleasure to work with.

Done Right the First Time
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katie W.
Verified review

Terry is an incredible carpenter. He installed and incredibly large new privacy fence for me. The details and hard work that he put in are amazing. I could not be more satisfied. I would recommend Terry to anyone looking to have a fence installed or other carpentry work done. He is quick, efficient, and gave me the best price of several estimates. He's the best! :)

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
Verified review

To whom it may concern: It is my pleasure to write this unsolicited letter of recommendation on behalf of Keith Scott. Keith was the general contractor for a remodeling project on the exterior of my house in the fall of 2014. I had no prior relationship with Keith, who was recommended by an architect friend of mine. The scope of the remodeling involved window replacement (22 windows and 3 patio doors), siding replacement (approximately 4000 sq. ft.), replacement of 2 decks along with installation of stainless steel cable railing, and roof replacement (approximately 2400 sq. ft.) for a three level house built in 1978. The project took 8 weeks and involved 4 work crews (carpenters, siding, painters, roofing) plus electrician and structural engineer, at a budget of just over $100,000. While major remodeling is inherently stressful for almost any homeowner, Keith’s services as a general contractor were invaluable, and I am extremely pleased with the final result. Specifically, I would give Keith top marks in the following areas: 1. Quality of work performed. The quality of work done was consistently top notch. Keith used subcontractors who were knowledgeable, skilled, and competent in their respective trades. They were conscientious about following project specifications, and their work product rarely needed improvement or revision. 2. Quality of work crews. Other than one relatively minor exception, which Keith promptly addressed once I brought it to his attention, the workmen whom Keith utilized were professional, reliable, courteous, and respectful of the homeowner’s property and privacy. They had an old school work ethic (often 10-hour days, some Saturdays), good work habits, strong safety orientation, and emphasized getting the job done right rather than doing it fast. Their pride in their work was evident. They tidied up at the end of each workday. I also found them to be trustworthy, and my wife and I felt comfortable with allowing them access inside our home. 3. Project management and coordination. Keith’s prior experience working in construction really paid off. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of our project, and was able to plan, coordinate and manage the activities of different work crews effectively. He remained closely involved in overseeing the project from start to finish. His excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and commitment to follow-through are assets, which enabled him to juggle the extensive details involved in our project without missing a beat. Keith’s familiarity with building codes and dealing with city hall also facilitated a smooth and hassle-free process when it came to building permits and inspection. Keith Scott letter of recommendation Page 2 of 3 4. Integrity and professionalism. Throughout the project, I was impressed with Keith’s commitment to generating a top quality product, rather than maximizing his profit margin. When situations arose where extra work needed to be done (because of hidden problems that were not apparent until work on the house had commenced), Keith either (if it was relatively minor) took care of it without charging me extra, or (if it was more extensive) involved me in an informed decision making process that culminated in a change order which was fair. In another situation in which I was not satisfied with the aesthetics of nail holes on the siding battens even though the latter had been installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, Keith agreed with me and arranged to have the nail holes filled and battens painted - a job which involved many additional hours - without passing the expense on to me. 5. Effective communication. Keith kept me closely informed of work crew schedules, delivery dates, and projected completion dates of different phases of our project. His communication (whether by cell phone or email) was always clear, informative, and helpful. He was either available on his cell phone, or returned my phone call within 2-3 hours. We never had a single miscommunication throughout the 2-month project. His communication with the work crews was just as effective. 6. Flexibility and effectiveness in dealing with unexpected developments.When unforeseen problems surfaced (e.g., water damage behind a wall, structural problems with the existing cantilevered joists for an upper deck), Keith worked diligently with me to identify a solution that was acceptable to me. He utilized resources effectively (e.g., enlisting the services of a structural engineer in a limited fashion) and creatively (e.g., identifying a special type of edge vent for my roof that had minimal overhang), and directed the work crew to make changes necessary for implementing the solution. 7. Responsiveness to homeowner’s needs and concerns. Keith’s commitment to homeowner satisfaction was evident in his actions. On the few occasions when I brought a request or concern to his attention (e.g., when I wanted the roofing done before all of the exterior painting was completed), he listened attentively, and always took appropriate action that demonstrated responsiveness to my needs or concerns. When the painting crew fell behind of schedule, Keith showed up on a Saturday and helped with the exterior painting. His service orientation is truly described by the motto: “The homeowner’s needs come first.” 8. Truth in advertising. In his proposal, Keith gave a clear breakdown of costs for each facet of the project. His contract was just as detailed in describing the work to be done and the itemized costs. Same with the change orders. When the project was completed, all the work was done as described and agreed upon, and there were no hidden costs, extra expenses or unpleasant surprises. As a homeowner and customer, I felt Keith delivered exactly what he had promised, at the agreed upon price. 9. Value. I had solicited three bids for my remodeling project. Although Keith’s bid was not the lowest, I am absolutely convinced that he delivered the best value (in terms of the work done) for the price. Keith Scott letter of recommendation Page 3 of 3 10. Sensitivity to worksite appearance and neighbor relations. Our project required a huge dumpster and a portable toilet (for the work crew), and there was very limited parking. Keith’s placement of the dumpster, portable toilet, and construction materials was based not solely on function and convenience, but showed a consideration for the aesthetics of the worksite. The work crew parked their vehicles in ways that were minimally disruptive to the neighborhood traffic, and their conduct never caused any discomfort to our neighbors. In the two months during this project, there was not one single neighbor complaint! Instead, three different neighbors passed on compliments about the work crews (e.g., “those guys really work hard”). In closing, I am very pleased with the final product which Keith was instrumental in delivering, and I am extremely impressed with his work as a general contractor. In a world where shoddy workmanship and poor service are unfortunately all too common, Keith is indeed a rare find. I have been a homeowner for over 30 years, and I took this unprecedented step of writing an unsolicited letter of recommendation for Keith because I believe that exceptional work should be recognized. I would not hesitate to hire Keith again, or to recommend him to my friends and neighbors. I recommend Keith Scott to you most enthusiastically, and without any reservations. If you have any questions about my experience with Keith, please feel free to call me. Thomas Mitchel A very satisfied homeowner

First Coast Home Services
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robbie C.
Verified review

Repaired electrical wiring in attic,required extensive trouble shooting. Cost very reasonable. Extremely pleased with results, honest, service. I am a widow and must trust service personnel.could not be more pleased. Also excellent carpenter, built superb deck.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Geraecka L.
Verified review

Sometimes hiring a contractor can feel like a gamble. The inherent risks can be anything from poor quality work to overall frustrating communication or lack of reliability or accountability. And this is where and why Josh Lambert is a cut above the rest. The quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall knowledge and skill he possesses are made even more valuable by his ability to communicate clearly, with integrity and personal responsibility. He is my official go-to carpenter/contractor when I need something done right the first time as well as when I come across a project that requires in-depth solution-oriented problem-solving. I trust Josh to not only be able to find the best solution but to do it to the best of his ability each and every time. I definitely recommend Trades Union and Josh Lambert for both large and small home remodeling and carpentry projects.

Hippy Knits
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lynn B.
Verified review

I ordered a particular piece that Diane had for sale. I have to say it is truly a beautiful piece or are. My husband can build you a house as a carpenter, but he said the work that they out into their pieces with their lathe is just amazing. You wont find better woodworking crafters nor nicest people to deal with. Am absolute pleasure to deal with and heirloom pieces.

Flynn Allen Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason D.
Verified review

Flynn is Awesome! We had been working on our home renovation for 2.5 months when we hired Flynn. He came in and brought some much needed quality and professionalism to the project. He and the guys that work with him are very respectful as well. I will be hiring Flynn for all my residential carpenter needs in the future and you should as well! Please feel free to contact me directly on my cell phone if you would like 561-248-1511.

  • 28 years in business
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My work will be Done right the first time even if I lose Money on it I don't want Customer to worry about it again

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I've got a strong back, and I can handle the summer heat, so let's put me to work. I do fair work for fair wages.

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I'm a painter, a carpenter, and a handyman, and my wife is a housecleaner!

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Specialty is flooring over 25 years experience. Installed for Lowe's, private contractors Villages and Marion County fl. As well as experience in home improvement project, kitchen, bathroom and dinning room ect. Remodeling any room in home or office.

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We provide custom woodworking including crown molding, built-ins, chair railing, doors, wainscoting, etc. We are licensed and insured.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Carpenter to Install Baseboard

Winter Park, FL

  • Service type
    Install, Replace
  • Project location
    Home
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Details
    Baseboards

Need a Carpenter to Rebuild Back Porch

Orlando, FL

  • Service type
    Replace, Custom/Build
  • Project location
    Home
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Outdoors
  • Details
    rebuilding back porch. fix mistakes by previous attempt

Need a Carpenter to Build Custom Reptile Box

Winter Park, FL

  • Service type
    Custom/Build
  • Project location
    Home
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Details
    I need to have a box with sliding glass doors along the to use as a reptile terrarium. it'd need to be 6 by 3 ft by 3 ft high. the doors would need some form of lock and would have to be 6 to 8 inches from the bottom to. it needs to be sturdy enough to stack another terrarium on so probably made out of 1/2 inch plywood. maybe 1/3 inch (if they make it) i'm not sure, your the expert. I'll have to water proof the inside (polyurathane?) for moisture, as they would need to keep in some humidity, but i may do that myself depending on price to cut down on expenses. 2 inch legs would be nice as i need to be able to pick it up off the floor at some point if and when i move, so long as the bottom could support enough wet sand and soil without falling threw, nothing fancy. blocks of scrap is what i'm thinking. if the price is good or it'd coast less to have two made this may also be an option, so long as I could stack them. just mock up a price for one and if there's any less for two made i guess.
  • $48
    Average price
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