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MARTINEZ CAPENTRY
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MARTINEZ CAPENTRY
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Excellent 4.9

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Excellent 4.9

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General Carpentry

In high demand
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
Simon L. says, "Where do I even start? We're over the moon about our experience working with Pablo and his family on our project. I can't say enough good things about it. Right from the beginning, we were on the hunt for a carpenter to build a bookshelf around our TV. We had a rough sketch of what we wanted and found some inspiration online. Pablo and his son came over to give us an estimate for the labor and a ballpark figure for materials. The big project was set to kick off a month later. On a Sunday just before the project began, Pablo went shopping for all the stuff we needed – lumber, caulk, nails, cabinet materials, paint supplies, saw blades, you name it – and dropped it off at our place. We had to front the cost for the materials, which turned out to be a bit higher than his initial estimate. But honestly, with prices going up, that wasn't a surprise at all. I had to make a few trips myself to grab some finer detail materials like stain for the shelves, door handles, and table grommets. The work started on a Monday and took about 5 days to finish. Pablo and his family are incredibly hardworking and they pay close attention to detail. They showed up on time every day, working from 8 in the morning until 5 or 6 in the evening, and they kept everything clean. Plus, they were super easy to work with and open to making changes as we went along. Having our own design and inspiration photos definitely helped, but our room is pretty big (18 feet by 9 feet), and Pablo really knows his stuff when it comes to cabinet and bookshelf carpentry. He'll let you know what's doable with the materials available, and you can collaborate to tweak the design as needed. Working with Pablo and his family was honestly a pleasure, and we're definitely planning on hiring them again in the future. Their prices were fair, and they even returned the extra lumber we didn't use at the end of the project. One thing to note is that it helps if you know a bit of Spanish since Pablo's English is limited. But when it comes to carpentry for built-in cabinets and bookshelves, he's a true pro."See more
Simon L. says, "Where do I even start? We're over the moon about our experience working with Pablo and his family on our project. I can't say enough good things about it. Right from the beginning, we were on the hunt for a carpenter to build a bookshelf around our TV. We had a rough sketch of what we wanted and found some inspiration online. Pablo and his son came over to give us an estimate for the labor and a ballpark figure for materials. The big project was set to kick off a month later. On a Sunday just before the project began, Pablo went shopping for all the stuff we needed – lumber, caulk, nails, cabinet materials, paint supplies, saw blades, you name it – and dropped it off at our place. We had to front the cost for the materials, which turned out to be a bit higher than his initial estimate. But honestly, with prices going up, that wasn't a surprise at all. I had to make a few trips myself to grab some finer detail materials like stain for the shelves, door handles, and table grommets. The work started on a Monday and took about 5 days to finish. Pablo and his family are incredibly hardworking and they pay close attention to detail. They showed up on time every day, working from 8 in the morning until 5 or 6 in the evening, and they kept everything clean. Plus, they were super easy to work with and open to making changes as we went along. Having our own design and inspiration photos definitely helped, but our room is pretty big (18 feet by 9 feet), and Pablo really knows his stuff when it comes to cabinet and bookshelf carpentry. He'll let you know what's doable with the materials available, and you can collaborate to tweak the design as needed. Working with Pablo and his family was honestly a pleasure, and we're definitely planning on hiring them again in the future. Their prices were fair, and they even returned the extra lumber we didn't use at the end of the project. One thing to note is that it helps if you know a bit of Spanish since Pablo's English is limited. But when it comes to carpentry for built-in cabinets and bookshelves, he's a true pro."
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LG Contracting Design & Build
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LG Contracting Design & Build

Very good 4.5

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Very good 4.5

(11)

General Contracting

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
LG Contracting Design & Build was founded in 2007 by Lou Galarza, who serves as Owner & Designer. Lou has been bringing his passion for design and sustainability to his work building quality, healthy homes for neighbors in the DC Metro area. With strong roots in the DC area, LG Contracting has become a provider of responsible and high-quality construction. Today, LG Contracting continues to innovate and adapt with our shifting economy, emphasizing building in the most financially efficient manner possible. With that being said, LG Contracting will never compromise our standard of quality, or our unique construction concepts. Through the years, we have been privileged to continue serving these same clients and communities, and have grown our business largely through personal recommendations from past clients. LG Contracting now has a staff of experienced and dedicated professionals which we consider family. LG Contracting team members are selected not only for their construction expertise, but also for their superior customer service, reliability, and courteousness. LG Contracting attracts and retains the best people by providing training, benefits, advancement, and a company culture that is proud to deliver outstanding projects, and earn the trust of our clients.See more
LG Contracting Design & Build was founded in 2007 by Lou Galarza, who serves as Owner & Designer. Lou has been bringing his passion for design and sustainability to his work building quality, healthy homes for neighbors in the DC Metro area. With strong roots in the DC area, LG Contracting has become a provider of responsible and high-quality construction. Today, LG Contracting continues to innovate and adapt with our shifting economy, emphasizing building in the most financially efficient manner possible. With that being said, LG Contracting will never compromise our standard of quality, or our unique construction concepts. Through the years, we have been privileged to continue serving these same clients and communities, and have grown our business largely through personal recommendations from past clients. LG Contracting now has a staff of experienced and dedicated professionals which we consider family. LG Contracting team members are selected not only for their construction expertise, but also for their superior customer service, reliability, and courteousness. LG Contracting attracts and retains the best people by providing training, benefits, advancement, and a company culture that is proud to deliver outstanding projects, and earn the trust of our clients.

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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.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

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).

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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