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3. Pelchat construction services
5.0 from 11 reviews
5.0 (11)
5.0 (11)

General Carpentry

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bethlehem, PA
I am a perfectionist and many people told Bob that I was not easy to please... Bob has been working on my home and major projects for the past 18 years. Has he pleased me? That was never an issue because Bob is harder on himself than I have ever been. I have 18 years of stories I can tell and projects I can describe but words just don't explain the technical expertise that Bob brings to a job. He is a professional who takes pride in his work and will not leave something that he is not happy with. He wants his customer to be happy BUT it is Bob who must be satisfied with the work before he will move on. I hired him to complete a total restoration of our 1880 home which had been "modernized" in the 1960's with paneling, dropped ceilings and shag carpeting. Bob took the house down to its bones and brought it back with the high ceilings, hardwood flooring and massive wood trim, often having to recreate the original trims. Bob then completed a 2400 square foot addition to the house which included a first floor master suite, great room, built in bookcases, two large bathrooms with walk in showers etc. The most recent project was to turn the third floor attic into bedrooms and a bath as we are contemplating using the original 1880 section of the home as a bed and breakfast. Considering that the third floor had once been home to bats, this was quite a project. Bob took the attic down to its bones which exposed massive beams that were placed at various angles to produce the old mansard roof and of course nothing was "square" or level. The result of Bob's craftsmanship is a stunning transformation and yielded two beautiful bedrooms, closets, and a full bathroom. Bob has also rebuilt the "shanty" which is the traditional lean-to off the kitchen that most homes of that era had. Ours is now the butler's pantry and holds the kitchen appliances, pots and pans, an extra refrigerator and the shelves of canned goods and baking supplies. People who have visited our home over the past 18 years often ask to see the latest work of "Builder Bob" because they know that it will be amazing. Many of my friends, and all of my family members have relied on Bob to work on their homes. Our next project is to update the kitchen...after 18 years it is time. PHOTOS will be coming.See more
I am a perfectionist and many people told Bob that I was not easy to please... Bob has been working on my home and major projects for the past 18 years. Has he pleased me? That was never an issue because Bob is harder on himself than I have ever been. I have 18 years of stories I can tell and projects I can describe but words just don't explain the technical expertise that Bob brings to a job. He is a professional who takes pride in his work and will not leave something that he is not happy with. He wants his customer to be happy BUT it is Bob who must be satisfied with the work before he will move on. I hired him to complete a total restoration of our 1880 home which had been "modernized" in the 1960's with paneling, dropped ceilings and shag carpeting. Bob took the house down to its bones and brought it back with the high ceilings, hardwood flooring and massive wood trim, often having to recreate the original trims. Bob then completed a 2400 square foot addition to the house which included a first floor master suite, great room, built in bookcases, two large bathrooms with walk in showers etc. The most recent project was to turn the third floor attic into bedrooms and a bath as we are contemplating using the original 1880 section of the home as a bed and breakfast. Considering that the third floor had once been home to bats, this was quite a project. Bob took the attic down to its bones which exposed massive beams that were placed at various angles to produce the old mansard roof and of course nothing was "square" or level. The result of Bob's craftsmanship is a stunning transformation and yielded two beautiful bedrooms, closets, and a full bathroom. Bob has also rebuilt the "shanty" which is the traditional lean-to off the kitchen that most homes of that era had. Ours is now the butler's pantry and holds the kitchen appliances, pots and pans, an extra refrigerator and the shelves of canned goods and baking supplies. People who have visited our home over the past 18 years often ask to see the latest work of "Builder Bob" because they know that it will be amazing. Many of my friends, and all of my family members have relied on Bob to work on their homes. Our next project is to update the kitchen...after 18 years it is time. PHOTOS will be coming.
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5. Alamo Home Improvement LLC
4.1 from 8 reviews
4.1 (8)
4.1 (8)

Deck or Porch Repair, Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition, General Carpentry

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bethlehem, PA
What started as a simple roofing job turned into a real project; our back roof needed to be practically rebuilt, so there was an up-charge, but not an unreasonable one. Our house was built in the 1920's or 1930's, (I do not think there were many building codes at that time) so he had to contend with surprises from whatever was done back then. George will talk the problems out with you and arrive at a mutually agreed upon resolution - this is a very good thing with this house. So the 2 day job turned into a month-long affair, with delays due to weather, supplies and other issues. But the end result is so nice and all areas of the contract were fulfilled as requested. I recommend Alamo Home Improvement. I know we will use him again should a need arise (but he needs a new truck.)See more
What started as a simple roofing job turned into a real project; our back roof needed to be practically rebuilt, so there was an up-charge, but not an unreasonable one. Our house was built in the 1920's or 1930's, (I do not think there were many building codes at that time) so he had to contend with surprises from whatever was done back then. George will talk the problems out with you and arrive at a mutually agreed upon resolution - this is a very good thing with this house. So the 2 day job turned into a month-long affair, with delays due to weather, supplies and other issues. But the end result is so nice and all areas of the contract were fulfilled as requested. I recommend Alamo Home Improvement. I know we will use him again should a need arise (but he needs a new truck.)

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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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