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East Lansing Carpenters

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Kent W. Peterson
from 32 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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Mr. Peterson did everything a contractor a contractor should do to rate 5 stars. He showed up on time. He didn't ask to borrow any equipment from me. His quality of work is that of an artist not a master craftsmen. He cleaned up after himself. This is the 2nd most important thing to me next to quality of work. Lastly, there were no cost overruns. I would highly recommend Mr Peterson and will myself be using him exclusively from now on.

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Classic Carpentry
from 30 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hermann N.
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Pat and Bobby have done 2 jobs for us and we are more than satisfied with the outcome. The first time we hired them was to install a new entry door and to fix our front porch overhang; Pat provided us several solutions based on our financial situation. Although we wanted the most cost-effective solution, Pat made it clear that a cheap fix would only perpetuate the damage (we had rotten fascia boards and a rotten post which caused the whole overhang to sink), Pat made it clear that he only provides professional work without any compromises in quality. We are so happy that they rebuilt the porch overhang now that it has 2 feet of snow covering it. The guys worked almost two full days on the door and the overhang and in between they even helped us with questions which were related to totally different topics. The new front of our house looks so nice and gives us a much safer feeling with all the snow on the roof. The best part happened the next day when Pat contacted us and told us that we overpaid him by $1300 and he would like to return the difference. He told me the total and then broke it down as the labor plus the materials price. I added all those numbers together and overpaid. He could have taken the money and said nothing because clearly I didn't argue about the price. Who does that? Pat does apparently. The second job we called Pat for was our stairway which needed to be redone. After removing the old carpet from the stairs it was clear that the treads needed either to be replaced or sanded and stained excessively. After discussing the pros and cons of either option, we chose to reuse the old treads and handrails. Pat and Bobby spent a whole day in sanding and the next day to install new risers and trim around the stairs. Pat even built a custom made tread for the landing. He explained all necessary steps for the staining and he also organized the necessary brushes and primers for that job. We feel so comfortable with Pats and Bobby's work, and it is always fun having them around. If you are looking for a professional and honest carpenter who can provide high quality solutions based on the available budget, get in contact with Pat and you won't be disappointed!

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Bobier Woodwork & Design
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keith S.
Verified review

I handle nationwide installs and needed someone in the southern MI area. I am very pleased with the performance and professionalism of Chance. He will be the first carpenter I call for any needs in his area.

Brian Family Construction
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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I have had Mr. Brian do numerous jobs at my home. He is an experienced finish carpenter as well as doing small handyman jobs. I have never had a problem with his work and would highly recommend him.

New Creations Carpentry
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Beth H.
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great carpenter. Dean rebuilt my outdoor deck stair rail.

Custom Renovation
from 8 reviews
    Curt C.
    Verified review

    I had the owner Jacob Walker do some home repairs for me and my family. He was very polite, courteous, and professional. The work he and his crew perform was top notch. Thanks again for all the great work!!! Sincerely the Carpenter Family.

    Frame Right LLC
    from 8 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Theodore F.
    Verified review

    We wanted to extend our back porch to create an outdoor living space. This meant extending the roof 16 feet and matching the width of the existing roof of 33 feet. The work is in progress and we are very pleased. The workmanship is outstanding and is progressing well. Mr. Stinnett is always on time, cleans up the jobsite each afternoon and stacks material for the next day's use. I would highly recommend Jimmy and crew to any of my friends. As a matter of fact, my plumber, who is a personal friend is working on site, commented, " you found a hell of a carpenter in Jimmy."

    Sean's Fix-It LLC
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Tina R.
    Verified review

    Sean is a gifted carpenter with an eye for detail.

    • 21 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeff M.
    Verified review

    I hired Jess to do some drywall. He came on time, was reliable and did a solid job. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family. Very reasonable price as well.

    Trailhead Construction
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Nola V.
    Verified review

    We hired Eric to install new baseboards through the main part of our house. He did an excellent job. He finished in a few short hours and paid full attention to detail. He aims for perfection and is a great guy to have in your home. We love his work and would recommend him to anyone looking for a good carpenter.


    I'm a hard-working carpenter with 25 years experience in the trade. I do quality work and I'm very good at problem solving. I always stay on the job until the job is finished. With the economy in such a bad shape, my prices are very low. There is not one part of the house I haven't worked on. I don't ask for payment unless the customer is 100% satisfied. I work quickly, and clean up after myself everyday.


    Just getting started , new company ,new employees, blessed by our father


    I do the following: * Handle construction problems * Repairs * New homes * Remodeling * Job takeovers * Construction management I have 35 years of experience and have other trades under my belt, including electric work, plumbing repairs, heating services and legal contracts.

    • 5 years in business

    I install interior doors, casings, moldings and baseboards. I am experienced in hanging wall cabinets, base cabinets and building custom railings. I am also experienced in window installation, ceramic tile installation, drywall repair and roofing.


    A fair price for prompt quality work over 20 years experience.

    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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    Need a Carpenter for Patio Door Reworks ASAP

    Bloomfield Hills, MI

    • Service type
    • Carpentry type
      Other (patio doors)
    • Project location
    • Details
      rework wood on patio doors
    • $112
      Average price
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