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Acosta Construction
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
Verified review

Juan is very personable and professional. I was blown away by his outstanding presentation when we first met for estimate. His crew is friendly, hard working, and very accommodating to our needs. We had our roof replaced on front and back porch, as well as garage and shed. I will happily hire Acosta again when it's time to do main part of house. Overall it was an excellent experience it was world class service with quality of work to match. I would absolutely recommend Juan and his crew to anyone needing roof our other repairs. Juan is very warm and friendly and a pleasure to work with. He sets the bar pretty high for any other contractors in central Illinois. Happy customer bill maas

Creatively Kustomized
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla S.
Verified review

Kevin did an outstanding job for me. He went above and beyond what I expected from him in the most professional, helpful and caring manner possible! I hired him to empty my parent's home and ready it for sale. It took numerous dumpsters and days of hard work. Kevin kept me apprised of his progress with calls and pictures. He met me halfway for personal meetings to save me miles and time. He appreciated the historical aspects of the 1920 Tudor home and left it spotless, even the yard and porch. I consider myself extremely lucky to have hired such a conscientious gentleman to take on this project. You will be pleased with his efforts and ethics.

  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Juli J.
Verified review

Ernie did a wonderful job on our front porch. Even when I asked about adding or changing things, he took it all in stride and it was no problem for him. He did the entire job alone and at a reasonable price. My husband and I will definitely be hiring him again in the future.

Q & A

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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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