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Navid's Construction Inc.
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Navid's Construction Inc.
Excellent 4.9

(55)

Excellent 4.9

(55)

General Carpentry, Trim or Molding Installation, Cabinetry

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Nitin P. says, "Wow! Is there anything this professional contracting services cannot do??!! We started off with custom shelving and cabinetry for an office (built-in) and mud-room. Added electrical work (installing recessed lights, and moving in-wall speakers, adding and moving electrical outlets); added painting and wallpaper install. I am a very very picky customer that is annoyingly particular about details and finishing. I literally had to look for flaws in workmanship - Navid and team take their time to ensure every detail and expectation has exceeded; they keep their word (unlike many contractors I have hired in the past) with timing. They don’t start 10 projects in 10 places and take weeks to finish something which should have taken days. Sheila is extremely responsive and keeps you apprised of their work, schedule. We have other projects lined up for this year and I won’t bother asking around. I would not hesitate hiring Navid and his team for your work. The picture below is of the custom built-ins."See more
Nitin P. says, "Wow! Is there anything this professional contracting services cannot do??!! We started off with custom shelving and cabinetry for an office (built-in) and mud-room. Added electrical work (installing recessed lights, and moving in-wall speakers, adding and moving electrical outlets); added painting and wallpaper install. I am a very very picky customer that is annoyingly particular about details and finishing. I literally had to look for flaws in workmanship - Navid and team take their time to ensure every detail and expectation has exceeded; they keep their word (unlike many contractors I have hired in the past) with timing. They don’t start 10 projects in 10 places and take weeks to finish something which should have taken days. Sheila is extremely responsive and keeps you apprised of their work, schedule. We have other projects lined up for this year and I won’t bother asking around. I would not hesitate hiring Navid and his team for your work. The picture below is of the custom built-ins."
Avatar for Shepard Construction
Avatar for Shepard Construction
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Shepard Construction
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Shepard Construction
Exceptional 5.0

(8)

Exceptional 5.0

(8)

Framing Carpentry

Offers remote services
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kahlil F. says, "Charlie and his team took on a pretty hard job providing framing services for an infill lot between two existing DC townhomes for a high-end design. Charlie was very communicative & was flexible in getting the job done right as well as understood the objective of creating a high-product. As the owner, architect, and GC Charlie has been one of the best and easier subs to work with on this project & brings a positive attitude and excitement for non-standard & high-end work. His team was also very timley and was working everday they promised to. The framing work has been admired & positively commented on by all of the subsequent trades, which is a compliment to the type of work Charlie aims to achieve"See more
Kahlil F. says, "Charlie and his team took on a pretty hard job providing framing services for an infill lot between two existing DC townhomes for a high-end design. Charlie was very communicative & was flexible in getting the job done right as well as understood the objective of creating a high-product. As the owner, architect, and GC Charlie has been one of the best and easier subs to work with on this project & brings a positive attitude and excitement for non-standard & high-end work. His team was also very timley and was working everday they promised to. The framing work has been admired & positively commented on by all of the subsequent trades, which is a compliment to the type of work Charlie aims to achieve"

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How much does it cost to frame a house?

It costs between $3,500 and $35,000 to frame a house. Because of the wide cost range, you should always talk to a professional to get a more accurate, personalized cost estimate. Contact framing contractors near you, and start requesting free price quotes today.

What is a framing contractor?

A framing contractor is an expert at creating a building’s frame, which is a vital component. It gives your building shape and structure. And a strong frame can help ensure the building’s structural integrity. In order for a major construction project to move forward, the framing must be completed.

How do I hire a framer?

First, search for top-rated framers near you on Thumbtack. Then, do the following:

  • Read their profiles and customer reviews.
  • Look at photos of past construction projects they’ve worked on.
  • Check to see if they are properly licensed and certified in your state.
  • Reach out to your top three framers and ask for cost estimates. 

After you’ve completed this research, hire a framer you believe offers fair pricing for high-quality work. Feel free to ask them a few questions before you make your decision. For example, you can ask about their process, their references, the time it takes to complete your project and more.

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.

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.

What type of wood is used in framing a house?

You have a few options when it comes to wood for your frame, including dimensional and engineered lumber. When it comes to wood species, you could opt for:

  • Douglas fir
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Red cedar
  • Spruce

Ask framing contractors near you what type of lumber they recommend for your house and budget.

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.

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.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

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