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Evanston Carpenters

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

Superior Exteriors
4.8
from 174 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
Jim O.
Verified review

Incredibly friendly, quick, and thorough. Our back patio even looked better after they finished. Would most definitely call again!

R & R Coatings Services Inc.
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
Verified review

Roberto and his team did a wonderful job of repairing our front porch which had some loose bricks that were becoming a danger to visitors. His work is excellent, his price reasonable, and his manner very friendly and professional. We expect to bring him back for other work at some point. He does painting, power-washing, and - of course - brick and stone repair.

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

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Laura J.
Verified review

Spoke with Rob. He happened to have time that day to get the job done. He removed rusted parts of our wrought iron pillars on our porch and not only welded new on, but bolted to the concrete for security. He was out in the cold for 3 hours and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend Black Lion Welding. Won't be disappointed.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney K.
Verified review

Karol came out quickly and gave an immediate quote. He was also able to schedule a time to do the work within the week, and the work was done pretty fast! He put down a new deck for us on our second floor balcony, and it looks great!

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WB's Handyman Services
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

Fixed Front porch and install hand rails. Outstanding job of rebuilding front porch and installing hand rails. This is perfect! Thank you!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Jeff provided quality services for me. He is gruff over the telephone, but was very interested in negotiating the quality of the materials for my new porch screens. He entered a low bid to get the job, and we did sort of a dance about how much I should pay him as the job progressed (but the screening materials we ended up with were more work to install), but I think we came out mutually satisfied. After I paid him the enhanced fee, while he was still working, I called him with additional input about what I thought we'd agreed to. . .and he went back over the work before leaving the job to improve the fit and the joining work. I'd definitely hire him again, and hope to do so.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay T.
Verified review

A very positive experience. Reached out almost immediately. I asked him to move some furniture and to cover my windows (and a mirror) with a special film. I look forward to working with him again.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
Verified review

Very impressed with Mike's responsiveness, honesty and hardwork. He replace our concrete front porch to perfection. Hope to have him work on our back porch soon!

  • 1 year in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie W.
Verified review

I can't give this company 5 stars because I requested my house to be power washed. Brandon did a great job but he did not power wash the soffits or eavestroughs. When I mentioned these areas he said when we did the walk through he thought I only wanted the siding power washed. I told him I didn't know this was `a la cart. I pointed out green areas on some areas of the siding that was my concern but I wanted the whole house power washed. I was told they could come back for an additional charge to do Soffits and eaves but I felt it should have been done from the beginning. I had already paid them $400. The front of my house was never done. I told Brandon if he couldn't do the front porch I understood because we had Christmas decorations but he could have done the siding around the garage. Lesson learned. Brandon should have asked me if I wanted the soffits and eavestroughs cleaned when we did the walk through.

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Creative Concepts
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 50 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.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracie P.
Verified review

I had an open space in my entryway that I wanted to put a built in (mudroom) for storage & to hang coats and backpacks. I met with Dan showed him what I wanted with pictures I found . He got an estimate to me quickly and after we started the project Dan went over the plans & every detail with me several times before he started. Everything was done on time & Dan was professional and great to work with. I couldn't be happier with the end result! It's perfect and just what I wanted! Thanks Dan, I hope to work with you again in the future!

David Allen
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 33 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

Precise Management Services
4.8
from 20 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.

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 21 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!!

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raed G.
Verified review

We have used All state renovations company for four projects since 2010 and we highly recommend them. We remodeled our kitchen ,installed some hardwood flooring (2011), added a new porch to the front of our house (2013), and remodeled our master bedroom and bathroom this year . Very nice

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

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

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Junaid Q.
Verified review

Perdona construction was great to work with. They gave a very reasonable estimate always showed up on time and made sure I was fully satisfied before completing. They installed a range hood and vented out the ducting, this was not an easy job and required a lot of maneuvering as new issues kept arising once we opened the walls. Julio kept offering new options based on the obstacles that arose and made sure things were done the right way even though it became more time consuming. I will definitely use him again and refer to all my friends

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.

D-KOS Painting Inc
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 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.

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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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