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

Superior Exteriors
4.8
from 194 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Monika O.
Verified review

Beautiful job! Gutters look great and they even blew off the porch and driveway. Will definitely use them again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Jim V.
Verified review

my front porch was repaired. Julius guys took their time and did a nice job.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Vanya S.
Verified review

So amazing! They even took out my garbage on my back porch and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work with Brian. Highly recommended!

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Teria S.
Verified review

Karol came to my site, gave me an estimate and then knocked out the job in a matter of hours for the price agreed. The job was to disassemble, transport and then reassemble a pergola. I was very satisfied with his work.

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WB's Handyman Services
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
Verified review

Walt was very efficient and got our job done quickly and beautifully. From first contact Walt was prompt, professional and efficient. Within one week we met Walt, received our quote and had our new front porch built. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank You Walt!!

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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Dirk V.
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Our front room entry door needed adjustment and Brandon did a great job assessing the situation and properly mounting the door. He worked very professionally and did a quality job. What's even better, when I told him that we had icicles and moisture in the entry room his winter, he checked the windows and ceiling and found the issue. He then sealed the cracks that had let the moisture in as an extra service, which I highly appreciated. I will definitely work with him again if I need repairs. Thank you.

  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie D.
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William did excellent job with building replacement porch. Would hire him for future jobs. Professional and hard working. Sorry photo wouldn’t load to this site for some reason.

McDonald Construction
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Matt L.
Verified review

I needed a old, crumbling concrete porch removed and hauled away. Mike and his crew made quick work of it and left a clean site. Very happy with McDonald construction.

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Creative Concepts
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Prior to working with Creative Concepts, I had trouble getting quotes from companies--I let P. Muha at Creative Concepts know about the difficulties I had been having. He listened to my frustration, and understood that it was very important to me to get my back porch steps repaired before winter weather arrived. I walk with a cane and my husband is 83 years old. Our old steps and railings were very wobbly. Creative Concepts came out to measure within a couple days of our contact, he came back in person to discuss his work proposal options and quotes. He quickly scheduled our work and both the new steps and the garage fascia were completed in less than one work day. The area was completely cleaned up, and their work was awesome. The steps look so great I posted a picture of them on Facebook to show off to my family and friends. Now I can confidently go up and down the stairs feeling safe and a huge worry is off my shoulders. The price and terms were very reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend Creative Concepts to anyone. They are the Best in my book.

David Allen
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Dave to repair and stain our back and side porches that were in pretty bad shape due to overall age and water damage. He completed the job on time and on budget (at a very fair price) and both feel very sturdy and look great, we are very pleased and would hire him (and Cindy, who did the staining) again. Thanks!

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jean J.
Verified review

I would hire Exterior Construction Services again! They did a great job on our chimney and back porch. When Eric came to give us a quote, he knew exactly what we needed to have done and understood that we had a budget. He quoted me an awesome price. He knew we needed to have it done as soon as possible so Eric and his crew came on a holiday weekend since he hadn't made plans yet! We were very appreciative of that. Great Price + Great Quality + Great Service = Exterior Construction Services

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan E.
Verified review

After having Brad gives me quotes for replacing my rotting front porch, I made the decision to go with composite decking and I cannot say how happy I am with that decision. The porch looks wonderful and Brad was extremely responsive to my questions, came when he said he was coming and did a wonderful job. Alot of attention to detail and I now have a porch that I feel was custom built. He also replaced cellar doors I badly needed replaced and did a wonderful job of shoring up the sides as well. I have had a lot of compliments on the work and would certainly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a porch or deck build. Wonderful job!!

Precise Management Services
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
David Z.
Verified review

Ken did an excellent job painting our porches. He is friendly and open to questions. He performs his services to the customers satisfaction.

  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Glenn's crew repaired our three-story porch by replacing a number of treated board and steps. They worked quickly and professionally. We'll hire him again for some interior built-ins soon.

Expert Style LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia J.
Verified review

Eli Sandifer with Expert Style did an outstanding job repairing my concrete front porch steps and replacing the wrought iron railing which fell down. Eli is extremely professional with a very pleasant disposition. He was very responsive initially and throughout the whole process of repairing the steps and railing. I am extremely pleased with the repair. My front porch looks amazing. It has real curb appeal now. I will be hiring Expert Style for additional concrete work next month. This is the beginning of a long-term work relationship. I would recommend Eli to all my friends and neighbors. In fact, while Eli was making repairs to my front porch, he was approached by several of my neighbors for their projects.

Kennedy Home Improvements
4.2
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Replaced missing shingles and sealed joint between house roof and covered porch. Very professional with a fair price. Would hire again. Mark

  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cory B.
Verified review

Omar did an excellent job sealing our front porch. I would suggest others use him.

Excellent Painting Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brett B.
Verified review

Excellent Painting painted my front porch as well as some other areas around my house. They did a great job & finished in the time they promised. Both painters were friendly, helpful & professional. I highly recommend this company.

Perdomo Construction Inc.
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Noah O.
Verified review

I thank Perdomo Construction for satisfying my needs. I was thinking of remodeling my porch and he well designed it into something like never before. Thank you for your great work!

D-KOS Painting Inc
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ann C.
Verified review

Our porch and deck look brand new. They did a beautiful job and look forward to doing more projects in the future.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

We had Pat remodel our front porch, and later our master bedroom. He did excellent work on both occasions. What we also greatly appreciated was his constructive ideas, that made the final results even better. Thank you Pat.

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.

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