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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire a framer?

First, search for top-rated framers near you on Thumbtack. Then, do the following:

  • Read their profiles and customer reviews.
  • Look at photos of past construction projects they’ve worked on.
  • Check to see if they are properly licensed and certified in your state.
  • Reach out to your top three framers and ask for cost estimates. 

After you’ve completed this research, hire a framer you believe offers fair pricing for high-quality work. Feel free to ask them a few questions before you make your decision. For example, you can ask about their process, their references, the time it takes to complete your project and more.

What is a framing contractor?

A framing contractor is an expert at creating a building’s frame, which is a vital component. It gives your building shape and structure. And a strong frame can help ensure the building’s structural integrity. In order for a major construction project to move forward, the framing must be completed.

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.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

Reviews for Houston framing contractors
Hilton B.
CUSTOMER BEWARE! All of the other negative reviews are 100% accurate. Here was my experience: I hired Nick for reframing and drywall work. In the contract, it was agreed and signed that if that work was satisfactory, I would also give him the electrical, flooring, cabinetry, and tiling work. Regarding customer service, they would typically not arrive until almost midday, or sometimes just completely no show with zero heads up until I would call or text. There was always some excuse as to why, a car accident, car maintenance, etc. When they actually did show, the crew smelled like they had ripped bongs all the way to my house (I have no issue with recreational use but showing up every day to the construction site like that???). They would leave their cigarette butts, food trash, and construction trash all over the porch and front yard and not pick it up when they left. But it gets worse. As the work progressed, he began to ask for more payment upfront for work that hadn’t even started and before he had finished the previous work. This is my first remodel job so I made the mistake of writing those checks and getting too far out in front of the work. LESSON LEARNED. At one point, he actually faked an invoice looking as if it came from the wood flooring supplier to show he had purchased the material. I only found out he had forged it because it was the same invoicing paper as the ones he was issuing to me! It was the next sequential number in the carbon copy. He also lied about wanting to keep the wood flooring at his place for temperature control reasons. That was a lie. He had never bought the flooring. He just wanted my money. As far as the work itself, it is very shoddy and I’m going to have to redo some of it. The drywall work he did has gaps and there's an unnecessary amount of seams so he could save time and money. Baseboards will also not removed prior to the drywall so now my baseboard is flush with the drywall. Does that sound right to you? Some of the new framing has to be replaced too as it’s already failing under the existing sheetrock. I’ve had two other drywall contractors who've walked my house and agree the work is unacceptable. I have now filed a suit in small claims court in an effort to reclaim the money I paid him for work that was never even started, about $8,000. Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone considering hiring him. You’ll see other customer reviews who have had similar experiences of money up front, trashing your home, lies and shoddy work. And like other reviewers, he’ll probably reply here making up more excuses. Don’t make the same mistake I did. You can also find this same review and other similar negative reviews on Google and Angie’s List. If you’re unsure about hiring him and want to hear about my experience in more detail, I can be reached at 832-975-3438.
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