Carpenter

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Carpentry Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Carpenter, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Carpenter commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Carpenter? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Carpentry Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Carpenter - FAQ

Q How do I get good Carpentry Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.


Q What should I expect to pay for Carpentry Service?

A Most Carpentry Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Carpenter ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Carpenter.


Q Do I need to use a licensed Carpenter for my job?

A A professional Carpenter must be licensed to provide most Carpentry Services. To check a Carpenter's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.


Q Should I use an insured Carpenter for my project?

A Your Carpenter should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Carpenter should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.


Q Does my Carpenter need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Carpenter. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Carpenter's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.



Carpenter - Common Projects

A Carpenter can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Carpentry Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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Carpenter - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Carpenter

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Carpenter? If so, it is important to find a Carpenter matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.


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