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Jersey City Carpenter Builders

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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna Z.
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Needed a carpenter to hang up crown molding last minute and G&M responsiveness and flexibility were on point! Would definitely hire again for more handy work!

David Carota LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Chris D.
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I recently had a tree come down in my yard. I called Dave and he made himself available to remove the tree as quickly and efficiently as possible. He is professional and talented. He was able to dice the tree, the branches, and brush and remove it off my yard with ease. It would have taken me a week to do what he did in a day and a half, and that's saying alot because I'm a builder and carpenter . I work around people like Dave everyday and he is without a doubt a top notch worker but even more important a top notch guy.

D&K general construction
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
Verified review

Juan is an excellent carpenter is very detail and very knowledge of his skill. He took his time and let us know every step to complete the task. I will ask for him again, he will be doing couple projects at my home. Thanks Juan

Smart Improvement Corp.
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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The shelves and wardrobes which we needed to be disassembled/assembled and fixed were all settled in an excellent way. Very precise work and great working mentality. Thanks a lot again for your outstanding work. Should we need a carpenter again we would definitely get back to you!!

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Hometech
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Norman H.
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Glenn Scelza is a godsend. My old friend desperately needed help of a good carpenter to come and assess the benign neglect on the front of her antique home. Garage doors needed to be installed post haste, but the garage door company needed the repairs to be made first. I posted on Thumbtack and Glenn responded immediately. Glenn arrived and I could tell right away what a nice guy he is and is a seasoned carpenter/contractor. He assessed the project with a trained eye and zeroed in on what was good in terms of the construction and what looked bad to us, was very doable indeed.. He was very resourceful and made use of what could remain and shopped locally which I loved, for lumber, gutters, leaders and even found the novelty clapboard pieces to match the 1940's facade. He was very fair and open about what things would cost along with his craftsmanship which was worth every penny. I appreciate he could even work with us so late in the season even as winter weather set in. He will be present right after the holiday weekend to connect with the garage door people. When those vintage looking doors are installed the place will regain its curb appeal once again, thanks to Glenn. This guy is a keeper and I can see why is highly recommended! I add my recommendation to Thumbtack as well as our neighbors in the community. I look forward in working with Glenn on future projects. Thanks Glenn! Norm Peekskill, NY

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Restoration Solutions
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neal G.
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Brian's restored our broken antique rocking chair to its original condition for less than half of his repair estimate. He also fixed a variety of small (yet annoying) issues in the apartment which other carpenters were unable to fix. Has enthusiam for his work, a wide range of skills and a gentle manner. There's no categorical rating that would be high enough to encapsulate the quality of his work, or the pleasure and ease of working with him.

Quito's Contractors
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Dina P.
Verified review

Felix, the owner, and his crew, met my expectations and I am a very picky customer. They arrived on-time and stayed beyond 5pm to get the job done. Felix was eager to satisfy and made sure that I was completely happy. I had Hardy Plank and AZECK material installed on my back porch. I then hired him to close an exterior door and put up crown molding. Very detailed!! I highly recommend this contractor. His prices cannot be beat, trust me! I’ve been thru several carpenters who are only interested in ripping you off. Felix is more than reasonable.

sonna interiors
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sheba H.
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Highly skilled craftsman who loves his work. Always arrived on time and detailed in his work. Beautiful job. Thank you so much!

Hanser's Handyman service
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Danny B.
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I recently hired Dave, to install a floor and to refinish a dining room. Dave's work is amazing! He suggested different ideas for the room, and CONSULTED with me before doing it(I've had problems with other carpenter just taking upon themselves to do things that u did not authorize and got charged for it) YOU WILL NOT have that problem with Dave he is an honest and hardworking guy! The floor,paint,and materil i purchasd was very expensive & I was concerned about it not coming out perfect. However, he came to my home did an excellent job. He was extremely neat & the room came out absolutely perfect.

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All Star Contracting
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay C.
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I found this guy's add in " our town magazine " I needed a small bedroom done " painting, carpenter work etc when I called him he was extreamly professional he called back within minutes. I am a union carpenter myself but did not have the time to do the work myself as my daughter is coming in from Maryland. I have to say his work was above a beyond what I expected. excellent craftsmanship an excellent painting not to mention very very neat ! to sum it up I would recommend this person whoever needs work done in their home . also I like to add that his prices are going to be hard to beat .. great deal , great price,great person !!!!!!

VIVAX HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jay D.
Verified review

I highly recommend Vivax for any home remodel or work project. Vitaliy has gone above and beyond on a recent home project which included total gut renovations of 2 bathrooms, rebuilding an enclosed screened in porch, painting and drainage/foundation remediation. His workers did a meticulous and great job by paying close attention to the details. His carpenters did a fantastic job rebuilding cabinetry and showed many years of experience and excellent craftsmanship. They were also very professional and reliable. My family and I are very pleased with their work product and are enjoying our 'new' bathrooms and porch. Jamal Davis

TM Builders
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gina T.
Verified review

We highly recommend T & M Builders for all your construction needs. We had Our roof kitchen driveway bathroom and basement done by them. The craftsmanship was unbelievable! There pricing is unbelievable!!The crew were so polite and professional Believe me you won’t be disappointed thank you again ta&My builders

Innovators, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle U.
Verified review

I am a interior designer in New York. I hired Innovators to renovate a one bedroom for a client in a top co-op building in NYC. The building had strict guidelines for any alterations. Edward and his crew were very careful to follow the building regulations and rules which is very important when working on many of the buildings in NY. Innovators has a great pull of skilled workmen and sub contractors. Many of his workers are multi-skilled and professional. We are at the end of the renovations and are please with the outcome. We will use Innovators again in future projects. Giselle Ulmo Giselle Ulmo Design

Wile Bldg. Corp.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste M.
Verified review

Bob rebuilt a 12 foot exterior stairway, hung interior doors and a ceiling fan and painted. His work was of very high quality. He came when he said he would and finished on time. His rates are very fair. There is nothing more one could ask for in a builder. Thank you, Bob. CDM of Sea Girt, NJ

Boro Builders
4.2
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail B.
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Boro Builders was responsive and efficient with the initial quote. They worked with us and our budget and were always communicative. Throughout the project, everyone was hardworking, respectful and easy to talk to. They never seemed annoyed or overwhelmed when we asked questions or made suggestions. I would absolutely recommend Boro Builders will use them again for any new projects!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert H.
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Deuel is one of the most “Professional” Contractors I’ve encountered in a very long time. We hired him to restore the Canopy for entrance to our home – he did such an amazing, and exact detailed job; we hired him to complete the finishings of our new custom designed driveway. He produced another master-price painting job; adding exceptional finishings to our custom designed divider/planter wall and finished off with painting Front & Garage Door. I’m very particular about detail, organization, finishings and clean-up… Deuel nails it. We’re so impressed with his “Craftsmanship” we’re planning to use him exclusively for an addition we are adding to our home… he’s an excellent Carpenter/Painter/Handyman/Contractor and only time will expose his limitless expertise…we highly recommend Deuel!

RP Construction LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen B.
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Raul is an excellent carpenter. The work was done on-time and at the negotiated price. I would highly recommend using this company for your home projects

City line interiors inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
Verified review

Mario was the project manager for the gut renovation of my townhouse. He is very professional, manages his own staff and subcontractors well and is a skilled carpenter. He is always considerate and does whatever is necessary to make sure the job is done correctly. I highly recommend him. Jane Sanders, Architect

Top Shelf Builders Inc.
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Zhanna K.
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Mehir did a wonderful job with the concrete in my shared driveway. He gave me a wonderful price and the job was completed in a timely manner. The concrete also looks great and it is angled correctly.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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extremely pleased! will hire again

VLS Builders, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dan C.
Verified review

Val was extremely knowledgeable and extremely helpful when I had a small basement remodel project. He was able to provide ideas and delivered on everything he said he would. He even went out of his way to help me on something that was not in the contract. The price was extremely reasonable and the spot came out better than I even imagined. Thank you Val!

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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