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3. DP Sheetz Designs / Rainbow Woodworking
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Excellent 4.9

(34)

Excellent 4.9

(34)

Cabinetry, Custom Furniture Building

In high demand
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Niles, IL

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Dan is a class act: a courteous, skilled craftsman and professional, who actually listens to his customers and partners with them in designing and installing quality cabinetry, tailored to whatever space you need. We couldn't have worked with a nicer, more skilled professional than Dan. Work with him, and you won't regret it. Hiring him to design and install built-ins for our kitchen and living room has been the best decision we've made while updating our townhouse. Dan reached out almost immediately after we found him on Thumbtack. He remained accessible and responsive throughout our entire engagement -- traits that set him apart from your average contractor. From our first meeting where he evaluated our space and needs, he discussed potential options and provided some great ideas on what would fit our spaces best. Our kitchen required an entire wall of built-in cabinets, drawers, and shelves, all of which Dan had great ideas for. Meanwhile, our living room required a smaller, but more complicated set of cabinets and shelves to fit an awkward space. Three months after our initial consultation, Dan arrived to install these custom cabinets and finished the job in just a day and a half, working at a speed I had never witnessed in previous builders with whom I've worked. Just a day a later, he was all finished. We now feel like our kitchen and living rooms are complete, and we have Dan to thank for helping us make our house feel more like home.See more
Dan is a class act: a courteous, skilled craftsman and professional, who actually listens to his customers and partners with them in designing and installing quality cabinetry, tailored to whatever space you need. We couldn't have worked with a nicer, more skilled professional than Dan. Work with him, and you won't regret it. Hiring him to design and install built-ins for our kitchen and living room has been the best decision we've made while updating our townhouse. Dan reached out almost immediately after we found him on Thumbtack. He remained accessible and responsive throughout our entire engagement -- traits that set him apart from your average contractor. From our first meeting where he evaluated our space and needs, he discussed potential options and provided some great ideas on what would fit our spaces best. Our kitchen required an entire wall of built-in cabinets, drawers, and shelves, all of which Dan had great ideas for. Meanwhile, our living room required a smaller, but more complicated set of cabinets and shelves to fit an awkward space. Three months after our initial consultation, Dan arrived to install these custom cabinets and finished the job in just a day and a half, working at a speed I had never witnessed in previous builders with whom I've worked. Just a day a later, he was all finished. We now feel like our kitchen and living rooms are complete, and we have Dan to thank for helping us make our house feel more like home.
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8. Atkins Finishing Touch
5.0

(1)

5.0

(1)

General Carpentry, Cabinetry

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Niles, IL
July 2, 2020 I am writing a letter of recommendation on behalf of Bill Atkins. It is my pleasure to do so. Bill was the general contractor for a remodeling project in my home. The job consisted of replacing carpeting, floors, countertops, sinks and shower fixtures. While major remodeling is inherently stressful for almost any homeowner, Bill’s services were invaluable, and I am extremely pleased with the final result. Specifically, I would give Bill top marks in the following areas: Quality of work performed. The quality of work done was consistently top notch. Bill was knowledgeable, skilled, and competent. He was conscientious about following project specifications, and his work product rarely needed improvement or revision. Bill has 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. His pride in his work was evident. He tidied up at the end of each workday. I also found him to be trustworthy, and I felt comfortable with allowing him access inside our home. Effective communication. Bill kept me closely informed of schedules, delivery dates, and projected completion dates of different phases of my 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 whole project. In his proposal, Bill 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 Bill delivered exactly what he had promised, at the agreed upon price. Value. I had solicited three bids for my remodeling project. Although Bill’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. I am totally satisfied and would contact him in any future projects I need done.See more
July 2, 2020 I am writing a letter of recommendation on behalf of Bill Atkins. It is my pleasure to do so. Bill was the general contractor for a remodeling project in my home. The job consisted of replacing carpeting, floors, countertops, sinks and shower fixtures. While major remodeling is inherently stressful for almost any homeowner, Bill’s services were invaluable, and I am extremely pleased with the final result. Specifically, I would give Bill top marks in the following areas: Quality of work performed. The quality of work done was consistently top notch. Bill was knowledgeable, skilled, and competent. He was conscientious about following project specifications, and his work product rarely needed improvement or revision. Bill has 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. His pride in his work was evident. He tidied up at the end of each workday. I also found him to be trustworthy, and I felt comfortable with allowing him access inside our home. Effective communication. Bill kept me closely informed of schedules, delivery dates, and projected completion dates of different phases of my 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 whole project. In his proposal, Bill 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 Bill delivered exactly what he had promised, at the agreed upon price. Value. I had solicited three bids for my remodeling project. Although Bill’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. I am totally satisfied and would contact him in any future projects I need done.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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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