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Yazek Engineering NW
4.5
from 213 reviews
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
Paul F.
Verified review

I needed someone experienced with light switches and wiring to help me figure out how to connect a porch light switch. The wires were in the wall, but I wasn't sure which ones they were. Someone had instead installed a pair of switches for a fan/overhead light. He figured it out, which was great. He even went to the hardware store and picked up a switch. However, it didn't match the color of the other switch next to it, and he didn't seem willing to go again and get one to match. Communication seemed to be the issue, not his knowledge. So, four stars for doing the most important part of the job I needed, but one star off because, for the amount I paid, I'd really have liked it if he'd realized they should match, gotten two switches of the same color, and hooked them up. I had to make two trips to the hardware store to get the right switches, a time consuming process.

  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory M.
Verified review

I asked Chris Wilhelm of Compass Home Repair and Renovation to install a utility sink in my basement. I had recently done a renovation restoring a bedroom, bathroom suite along with adding a washer and dryer for a a tenant. I didn't think about a utility sink, as part of that renovation which is a useful thing to have for larger and dirty clean-up projects. I only had a sink. There was no drain, no spigot or faucets. He dropped by my home to get an idea of the job's specifics and returned a week later. Chris installed the sink with a few hiccups along the way (such as trying to figure out how to turn off the water--not his fault--the recent plumbing was unlike anything he'd ever encountered. The sink works beautifully, and he integrated it next to the washer/dryer without taking up any additional space in this storage area. Best of all is the hose attachment, which insures that hard-to-reach spaces can be reached without effort. I've already hired Chris to do some restoration of my porch steps, which is due to be done this Saturday.

PDX Soft Wash
4.8
from 108 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Pam C.
Verified review

Christian pricing very competitive. Extremely easy & competent to work with. Arrived on time with everything to do the job. Very professional and my home looks brand new. Had entire house including balcony, patio, fencing and front porch pressure washed. Was a big job and done beautifully. Would hire again in a heartbeat.

A&C Innovative Contractors
4.8
from 107 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
Verified review

We hired A & C Innovative Contractors to take down an old fence, haul it away, and build a new fence for us. It was a small run of fence, less than 30 feet, but on a part of our yard that was uneven, with a somewhat uncertain property line. We picked a fence design we liked from the internet; John Chambers of A & C came out, and talked about our project with us, and got back to us with a quote. He also quoted on replacing some porch railing for us, and we hired the company to do both. It was a two day project. Day one, John came out with his team and went over the details with them. At that time, and when he came out initially, what impressed us about John was he had good suggestions for our project, he listened to us, and we felt we were in good hands. His employees did a nice job on what was essentially a custom fence job, and were careful to check with us on such things as the property line. The end result is we have a very nice new run of fencing, and we’re quite satisfied with the service we received. John was on time, followed through, helped us when there were a couple of small issues to resolve, and we can recommend the services of A & C.

Dans Electric
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Emili H.
Verified review

Dan was awesome!! Put in an new outlet, installed a range good, and changed out a porch light fixture. No issues. He was on time, worked efficiently, and was knowledgeable in his work. I'll use him again for future work, for sure and would highly recommend him to Others. Price seemed fair.

Handyman Services PDX
4.5
from 72 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Bill J.
Verified review

thanks Jon Front porch looks a lot better now

  • 11 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

Lino did an excellent job power washing and painting my front porch. He was very responsive, communicated with me about when he would be there, and did a thorough job. I would definitely hire him again.

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Something constructive
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason P.
Verified review

Brien gave an estimate to install a front door to house. Brien communicated very effectively of what the cost could be based on what I had told him. He come out the next morning to see the door in person to give a more accurate estimated and time needed. We gave him the go ahead to do the job. He stayed and did the job right away and was done within the time limit he had estimated. Very knowledgeable with the work that was needed. I would recommend Brien again for any project/job that is needed. We had no issues of any kind. Jason

West Sky Remodeling LLC
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Victor repaired our porch, and it's amazing! He was easy to work with, fast, and reasonably priced. He was responsive and professional, and I've already recommended his company to friends.

All Backyard Construction
4.3
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Randy P.
Verified review

ABC built a very large covered porch for us. Travis suggested stamping and coloring the concrete and we couldn't be happier! We now enjoy a patio that looks like a marbled color of slate. It's gorgeous and we thank ABC for a great job and competitive price.

LB Enterprises
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah B.
Verified review

We met with several people about staining our fence, and were very impressed with Duane. He was one of the few people who came out prepared with a measuring wheel to measure the fence himself, he had his license number on the quote, and he seemed to really know what he was talking about. We were so impressed with Duane that we asked him to come out and stain our front porch as well. He seems to have knowledge well beyond painting, so I intend to keep his information on hand. I feel confident that when he agrees to take on a project he won't settle for anything less than doing a phenomenal job.

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Silverline Construction Llc
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan B.
Verified review

Serge and his employees built a porch I'm very pleased with

START, llc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cydney F.
Verified review

Awesome guys. They gave me a quick quote, tore down my old dangerous porch stairs, and built the new ones. Came in slightly under what I thought it would cost, and were gracious, communicative, and professional. Looking forward to hiring them for future clients.

G. Gold Designs
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kate G.
Verified review

Geoff was great. Estimates were accurate and honest. The work was finished in a timely manner. Easy to communicate with when there were options to consider about my porch. Very knowledgeable and when we found surprises (wood rot!!), provided several alternatives for a range of prices. Flexible and accommodated my reuse/repurpose ethic. I will work with Geoff and his team again for sure and on bigger projects as well.

Dwelling Pro
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Pam M.
Verified review

You can't go wrong with Sector 5 Pro. They built a wonderful back porch for us. I can't say anything the least bit negative about this company. Would recommend highly.

  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy Y.
Verified review

Bob did a great job repairing our 100 year old porch! He was there when he said he'd be, used quality materials, excellent communication with us and the tenants, thorough cleanup. No bad surprises. I'm very happy we found Pacific Northwest Construction!

CONRAD CONSTRUCTION LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rose R.
Verified review

Conrad construction fixed my leaky roof and built a new back porch. After bidding the job, they came out the next business day on time and were finished in two. The workers were very pleasant and easy to have around.I am happy with the quality of work that they did and would not hesitate to call them the next time I need help.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
Verified review

Northwest Foundation Repair LLC replaced two porch support posts at my property. They were professional, punctual and did a quality job. Would recommend them to anyone.

Myers Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wanda C.
Verified review

Jim and Paul Meyers are brothers and it is a family business. They do all the work themselves and their craftsmanship is excellent. The wood they used was top quality. Jim and Paul were great at listening to my idea and making it happen. They will give you suggestions but never try to force you into anything. I was really nervous about hiring someone. A large deck and front porch is an expensive project. I had 6 different contractors come out, including a family friend. So glad I chose Jim and Paul. I will be using them again for a project this summer.

Upwards Custom Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deane M.
Verified review

I hired Upwards Construction to rebuild my front porch. David and his team are professional and easy to communicate with. He provided me with several choices in his bid and built exactly what I wanted. My new porch is beautiful.

Second Time Around PPR llc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Had my front porch deck painted and it looks great. Already received several compliments.

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.

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