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8. VarCon Corp.
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4.9

(68)

Deck or Porch Repair, Deck Staining and Sealing, Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition, General Carpentry

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Offers remote services
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Chesapeake, VA

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Carlos is a true professional! He arrived on time each day and was extremely conscientious about his work. He ran into unforeseen problems because water had gotten under the bottom of the patio doors on two sides of my sunroom, which led to termite damage. He had to charge me extra, but it was worth it! He replaced the damaged joints and rebuilt the frames around the doors. Then he installed materials to ensure that water would drain away from the wood underneath the doors. In addition, two of the doors I originally purchased were defective, which was discovered after he installed the doors. He removed those doors and replaced them at no extra charge. I have no problem using him again or recommending him to others I know. Donnie TuckSee more
Carlos is a true professional! He arrived on time each day and was extremely conscientious about his work. He ran into unforeseen problems because water had gotten under the bottom of the patio doors on two sides of my sunroom, which led to termite damage. He had to charge me extra, but it was worth it! He replaced the damaged joints and rebuilt the frames around the doors. Then he installed materials to ensure that water would drain away from the wood underneath the doors. In addition, two of the doors I originally purchased were defective, which was discovered after he installed the doors. He removed those doors and replaced them at no extra charge. I have no problem using him again or recommending him to others I know. Donnie Tuck

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Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

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.

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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