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Navid's Construction Inc.
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Great 4.8

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General Carpentry

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M. says, "Dripping from my old roof had demolished my wooden front door frame. Totally rotted out and painted over by previous owner at time of home sale so I wouldn’t figure it out, which of course I didn’t. So here’s Navid to the rescue. He lives right here in Ashburn. He listens, he’s thoughtful, and he proposes solutions rather than asking for them. These earn him high marks for me. Also on the day of the job, he showed up himself and did the work, which isn’t a given by any means. From the professional scheduling to the estimate to the explanation when I asked my usual 284 questions, his team is just top notch. I had some crazy detail on my door which they matched somehow, and did all the work and repainted within the same day. I met his wife too, who came and took pictures when the job was done. It’s a small business, just a coupla folks employed there, but extremely capable and hardworking. My door looks fantastic and more importantly is totally sealed for way less then I’d budgeted in my mind. They will be back next time things are beyond my means. Thanks to both do you for the wonderful experience."See more
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Chris M. says, "Dripping from my old roof had demolished my wooden front door frame. Totally rotted out and painted over by previous owner at time of home sale so I wouldn’t figure it out, which of course I didn’t. So here’s Navid to the rescue. He lives right here in Ashburn. He listens, he’s thoughtful, and he proposes solutions rather than asking for them. These earn him high marks for me. Also on the day of the job, he showed up himself and did the work, which isn’t a given by any means. From the professional scheduling to the estimate to the explanation when I asked my usual 284 questions, his team is just top notch. I had some crazy detail on my door which they matched somehow, and did all the work and repainted within the same day. I met his wife too, who came and took pictures when the job was done. It’s a small business, just a coupla folks employed there, but extremely capable and hardworking. My door looks fantastic and more importantly is totally sealed for way less then I’d budgeted in my mind. They will be back next time things are beyond my means. Thanks to both do you for the wonderful experience."

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How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

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).

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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