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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

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."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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).

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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