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Ames Carpenters

Browse these porch contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ames.

  • 29 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Ron had good recommendations for staining our deck. He was very careful, meticulous and polite. The deck looks great and we're going to have him do some work on our front porch.

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RoofSmart, LLC
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan R.
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I didn't know what to expect with RoofSmart, but I called them based on a friend referral, and they stopped by the next day. They replaced the small areas over my porch and eves, and gave me honest feedback on my larger roof. They said all I needed was those areas, rather than trying to get me to replace everything. Super professional and super reasonable. I will be calling again when I need other roof work.

Atkinson Construction
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Erin C.
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Completed the job (porch removal and rebuild) quickly. Very professional. Quality workmanship.

The Handymen
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Doug P.
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Bob and Rusty did a great job replacing and rebuilding the pillars on our front porch. I would highly recommend them.

Chris Hanson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fran M.
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Chris did carpentry work on our front porch, then painted it. He painted our deck, and installed 3 toilets. Our neighbors were very impressed with his work and many of them hired him also.

  • 20 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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I was very happy with the quality of the siding. It was much thicker than the previous siding that was on our home. Great care was taken to make sure that the scallops were placed evenly from the peak center. A very good quality house wrap and window tape was used under the siding. They even water tested to make sure my problem was diagnosed correctly in the beginning and that the siding replacement corrected the problem after the area of siding was replaced. Another contractor did not even go on top of the porch to diagnose the problem (he told me I needed to have the roof replaced which would not even have corrected the issue that was causing the outside porch to leak.) The job was a small job which took 2 weeks to special order the siding and 1 day for 2 men to complete. I will definitely call them again when the roof does actually need to be replaced!

Porch Light Woodworking

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  • 26 years in business
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Woodworking company with over 25 years of experience in cabinet making, custom furniture, and trim carpentry.

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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.

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