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  • 18 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Brian C.
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Dave and Jack did a great job preparing and painting the front of our home. That is the south facing side which get beat down by the sun, and it required quite a bit of work. Dave and Jack removed all the shutters, power washed the siding, scraped, and applied two coats of stain and paint to the siding, and trim. The paint color match with the other three sides is perfect, and the house looks great again. He also did some carpentry repairs to rotting and damaged wood trim and our deck. Dave and Jack worked hard and enthusiastically, and took great pride in their work. Everything was completed in a professional and timely manner. If you need this type of work done, I would highly recommend Dave's Painting and Handy Service.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
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Ernie was incredibly responsive and kind. We did run into some difficultly with one job in particular. Mainly a roof that had significant rotting which became apparent as the flashing got pulled away. Not only did we have rotting wood and insulation, Ernie discovered a large carpenter ant nest nestled in the roof along with all the rotting wood. Time will tell as to whether or not all of the issues were completely resolved however I do want to note Ernie's incredibly hard work and dedication to getting the job done. Danielle

David yalenezian
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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David is a very experienced carpenter. He is reliable, prompt and tidy. What more can you want? He is great to have around.

  • 24 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen O.
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Jeff Marrazzo of All-Star Remodeling and Painting beautifully re-finished for us a very large back hall with enormous built-in cabinets. He repaired the ceiling, covered the walls with new paneling and painted all. The area is now transformed! He is a very fine carpenter and painter. He is meticulous about his work yet very efficient and very neat. Also, he's a very personable, clean-cut man who was very easy to have around the house. I learned he has many skills. We will happily engage him again when we have various future needs. (He really liked our indoor Burmese cat and was very careful not to let her outside, as he was in out so often cutting panelling in the driveway.) Maureen O'Halloran, Newton Center

Thompson Builders Inc.
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
M. H.
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I had the pleasure of meeting with Jeff Thompson and his crew who completed finished carpentry work in my historic home in Charlestown, MA. He began and completed the work as promised. Jeff has demonstrated his experience and skill level in his field. He set the bar high for all carpenters. I would definitely consider him for future projects. Thank you, Jeff.

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve T.
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BBC did an extensive kitchen renovation for us - a down to the bare walls re-build. They were very good as craftsmen and left the workspace clean every day when they left. They were very easy to work with. Coordinated all the subs well and completed on schedule. Fine work. We are pleased with the results and have no reservations about recommending Eduardo's services.

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Mark Dubois Custom Carpentry
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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We are beyond thrilled that we chose Mark to finish our basement. His quote was fair and he delivered on what we agreed on in the contract. He was punctual, professional, and in constant communication with us. His crew was also phenomenal and we were pleased with their quality of work. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone who needs a dependable carpenter.

Profile Builders
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Alonso G.
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Extremely talented carpenter! friendly, meticulous, communicative, punctual and somebody who really shows passion for the work. We were extremely pleased with Peter's work and we would highly recommend him.

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny D.
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You can't purchase this quality in stores. Wayne is a master finish Carpenter, and his work proves it. We had a custom entertainment center built at a very reasonable price. Wayne goes above and beyond what he charges for. You see it in his work. It has to be perfect, and he won't stop until it is. Don't spend money shopping for pre-fabricated wood online, you'll regret you did. Build it once, build it with Wayne.

Jeff Watson & Associates
4.2
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne D.
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Thu 8:49 AM Jeff was the first to respond to my request on Thumbtack for a carpenter in the Rockport MA area. He was easy to communicate with and was prompt in any meeting time or email communications we needed. The estimate was clear and we felt reasonable. The work, wood rot replacement, & patio paver repair looks great. I will hire him again to work at my house.

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Richardson Carpentry
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathleen M.
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Great carpenter. Reliable, very professional. Great prices. Everything done to perfection. Have hired Russell for several projects and he never disappoints.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany A.
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Alex was the utmost professional. He promptly responded to our post, came quickly to our house to give us an estimate, and the estimate was very reasonable. He put up crown moulding and painted the trim and walls of our bedroom. He is not a master carpenter, but we didn’t expect that nor were we paying for that level of craftsmanship. He painted our bedroom perfectly and protected our floors and furniture thoroughly. Most importantly he was reliable, honest, and a genuinely nice person. We would hire him again for painting without hesitation.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mohammed M.
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This is the first time I hired a carpenter for breaking two closets and making a opening between kitchen and living room (it is a baring wall) He is easy to communicate. Came, check and gave quote. from next day they started work and finished within 2 days. Before left they cleaned everything properly and also put some salt on my stairs. My wife and I was amazed. Thanks I got them. I am planning to do some other carpentry works.

John B Gordon
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey P.
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We met Barry through Thumbtack and have now been using him as our "Go To" Master Carpenter for all our needs, including construction of a mud room cabinet and downstairs shelves. Barry provides superb work and such a delight with whom to work. A 12/10 in our book!!

Viana Painting Inc
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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I was able to book with them quickly and communicate with them at any time of day. They come over much sooner than I thought any company would be able to start my project. They worked throughout the day (not just half days) until my project was done. They even offered to help fix the wood that they were painting so that everything would be even which we really appreciated not having to get a carpenter involved as well. Their estimate came in less than the other painters. When they finished, they didn't add anything to it. I would work with them again if the need ever arises! i'm very happy with their work!!!

Heritage Designs LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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John is a very talented carpenter. He is personable, reliable, and charges a fair price. We could not be more happy with the French doors he installed for us. Stop your search now, hire John!

MV Fine Carpentry Llc
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
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MV has done so many projects at my house and all were completed with perfection. I have never had a carpenter and his team done so much good work and actually finish it. Great job! Highly recommended.

TJO Contracting
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Felipe O.
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Tim O'regan is a hard working and highly skilled carpenter . His attention do detail shows in the finish product . I would highly recommend him for any remodeling needs. CCG Inc

Stephen Cabitt Company
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne T.
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Steve is not only a skilled carpenter - he is a talented artist. I had a very difficult cabinetry job to do because this job had been botched up by another carpenter. Steve did an amazing job and I was personally impressed by his incredible skill level and his dedication to perfection. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again. Thank you, Steve!

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Byron Cunha Construction
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marianne R.
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This father-son time, Byron and his son Eric, helped me out in a time-crunch jam. They responded to my Thumbtack RFP within an hour of my posting it. They met with me at my home the very next day to go over the job in detail. They emailed me a bid promptly and stayed in communication with me about the job as it progressed. They did BEAUTIFUL work, both on detailed repair carpentry in several places on my home's exterior and completed the exterior paint job.

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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Chuck did a great job, he came out to look at some exterior siding and decking repairs. He was very thorough, offered suggestions to solve a tricky insulation problem, and completed everything as agreed. Would highly recommend him to anyone needing someone to complete carpentry repairs.

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 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.

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 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.

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Methuen, MA

  • Service type
    Repair
  • Carpentry type
    Other (ceiling repair)
  • Project location
    Home
  • Details
    home ceiling repair -re patch.
  • $475
    Average price
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