Master Carpenter

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

August 2019

When hiring and working with a Master Carpenter, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Master Carpenter commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Master 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.

Master 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 Master Carpenter ranges from $95 to $142 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 Master Carpenter.

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

A You should use a licensed Master Carpenter for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Master Carpenter's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Master Carpenter for my project?

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

Q Does my Master Carpenter need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Master Carpenter. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Master 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.


Master Carpenter - Common Projects

An experienced Master Carpenter can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. 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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