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Shepard Construction
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Shepard Construction
5.0

(4)

5.0

(4)

Framing Carpentry

Offers remote services
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ed C. says, "Charlie and his crew did a superb job constructing a "knock out" front porch that replaced a dilapidated covering and old railing. Not only is the final product an eye catcher from the street, it is well constructed and adds tremendously to the look of the house. Demo and completion was done within 4 business days, the crew arrived early/stayed late, worked efficiently, and were attentive to a variety of minor details etc. The crew worked from a modest drawing and produced a final product that exceeded expectations. The experience of the crew showed in the professionalism ( and flexibility ) displayed both in their work and the many interim decisions that have to be made during a project. Quality workmanship at an appropriate price is what you can expect. Hire this team when you next need a reliable contractor - you're bound to be pleased"See more
Ed C. says, "Charlie and his crew did a superb job constructing a "knock out" front porch that replaced a dilapidated covering and old railing. Not only is the final product an eye catcher from the street, it is well constructed and adds tremendously to the look of the house. Demo and completion was done within 4 business days, the crew arrived early/stayed late, worked efficiently, and were attentive to a variety of minor details etc. The crew worked from a modest drawing and produced a final product that exceeded expectations. The experience of the crew showed in the professionalism ( and flexibility ) displayed both in their work and the many interim decisions that have to be made during a project. Quality workmanship at an appropriate price is what you can expect. Hire this team when you next need a reliable contractor - you're bound to be pleased"
Avatar for Jose’s home improvement
Avatar for Jose’s home improvement
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Jose’s home improvement
8.
Jose’s home improvement
Good 4.4

(13)

Good 4.4

(13)

Trim or Molding Installation

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi H. says, "The team was wonderful to work with! Jose’s Home Improvement came yo our rescue after three other painters no showed. We posted our project and Maria answered quickly to set up an estimate the next day. She reached out in the morning to confirm and the team came by to provide an affordable estimate and scheduled the team to start the following day. The team showed up and sprung into action, transforming our small condo with their paint job in a few short days. During work the on-site team was cordial, responsive, and seemed really happy to be there doing the work behind the scenes Maria texted to check in to ensure that things were meeting expectations and indeed they were! We were fortunate to find them and I’d recommend Jose’s Home Improvement to anyone without hesitation."See more
Heidi H. says, "The team was wonderful to work with! Jose’s Home Improvement came yo our rescue after three other painters no showed. We posted our project and Maria answered quickly to set up an estimate the next day. She reached out in the morning to confirm and the team came by to provide an affordable estimate and scheduled the team to start the following day. The team showed up and sprung into action, transforming our small condo with their paint job in a few short days. During work the on-site team was cordial, responsive, and seemed really happy to be there doing the work behind the scenes Maria texted to check in to ensure that things were meeting expectations and indeed they were! We were fortunate to find them and I’d recommend Jose’s Home Improvement to anyone without hesitation."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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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