A decking professional in Mountlake Terrace, WA

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2. The Go To Contractors
from 15 reviews
4.3 (15)
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Mountlake Terrace, WA

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"At “The Go To Contractors,” we provide high quality services for owners of residential and commercial properties in Lake Stevens, WA, and the surrounding areas. No matter what condition your properties are in, we are fully equipped with the best agents and state of the art equipment to improve them to perfection. We will deliver in an efficient and timely manner, so you can continue enjoying use of your property. We are licensed and insured for your protection. Our services include Deck Staining and Sealing, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Fence and Gate Installation, Hardwood flooring, Fence Painting, Carpet Removal, Carpet Installation, Bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, Deck or Porch Repair, pressure washing, gutter cleaning. We always provide great work and take great pride in having our customers satisfied and happy. We treat our customers' like family and handle their properties with great care. We are reliable, friendly, trustworthy, attentive to details, and keep promises. We offer free estimates and reasonable pricing. Call The Go To Contractors in Lake Stevens, WA today to discuss your service needs with our team at, to request for your free estimate, to schedule an appointment with us as well as to hear more about our services. When we provide our services, seeing that our work is restoring what was old to new puts a smile on our faces, knowing that we are making a difference. Best of all, seeing satisfaction in our customer's eyes, which we go above and beyond to do!"

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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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