Whether for a house renovation or simple home repairs, carpenters are a vital part of making your house beautiful and comfortable. Hire the wrong one and you’ll have a disaster on your hands.
That’s why in this article, we’ll show you the best carpenters in Vancouver. We asked our readers and did our own research on their recommendations to know which ones can be called the best!
How much does getting a carpenter in Vancouver cost?
Like other trades in Vancouver, carpentry cost is still based on different variables such as the hourly cost of the carpenter and the materials that are being used.
To give you an idea of the common pricing of different tasks, you can look at the table below for the rates of experienced carpenters.
|House Framing||$3,000 and up|
|Hardwood Floor Installation||$4,000 and up|
|Custom Cabinets||$500 and up|
|Crown Molding Installation||$1,000 and up|
|Custom Built-in Wardrobe||$2,000 and up|
The pricing listed here can change due to different materials and the different hourly rates of each carpenter.
The Best Carpenters in Vancouver
We took note of the pros and cons of each carpenter listed here to give you an unbiased view of the top carpenters in Vancouver. After the article, we’ll also answer some of the common questions people have about carpenters, so stick around until then.
1. Custom Vancouver Carpentry
Floors & Baseboard
Door & Window Trim
New Home Builds
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Saturday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM|
Custom Vancouver Carpentry is a Better Business Bureau accredited company. And although it’s not the 24/7 carpentry company that solve people may be looking for, this company still has a lot to offer.
Aside from their experience with commercial work, Custom Vancouver Carpentry can also work in commercial spaces. They offer a variety of services ranging from general renovation work and house builds to custom shelves and doors.
Although they have no service guarantees, we still find the quality of their work pretty good. Our respondents and a lot of other reviews have said that they are amazing at what they do and are pretty fast in doing their tasks.
Communicating with them is also easy. They’re only open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM but they reply quickly to inquiries as long as you message within their business hours.
All in all, while we would like a service guarantee from this company, their quality of work and their range of services make up for it. The BBB accreditation tilts the scales in their favor too, as it indicates strong attention to customer service.
The two reviewers here appreciated the work that Custom Vancouver Carpentry did:
“Highly recommend these guys. They’re prompt, easy to communicate with, professional, clean up well after each day and yes, do great work on top of it. In a field where there is a lot of mediocre, over priced carpentry – this is the kind of company you want to succeed.” – Jeff Golby
“We hired Custom Vancouver Carpentry’s Crew to do our Full Gut renovation of our 3500 Sq/Ft home. The Crew was Fully equipped and ready to work on time everyday. The guys blew me away with their hard work and extensive knowledge. Everyday as the project went on I was amazed at what had got done. It seemed to move along quicker than I expected, and thats saying a lot. Overall a great crew of bright young talent, at a very reasonable price. They will be most highly recommended by me going Fwd. Truly a five star Crew” – Matthieu Kokai
2. Argenta Painting
|SERVICES||Installation of Doors|
|ADDRESS||1285 W Broadway #600, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM|
Despite the name, Argenta Painting doesn’t only do painting but also offers carpentry services to Vancouverites.
First off, they’re closed during the weekends and have short operating hours but communicating with them is really easy. On their website is a chat feature that makes it easy to talk to at least one of their staff.
On top of that, they also offer a 3-year service warranty, which is something we appreciate. It guarantees that they’ll fix something if they didn’t do a good-enough job during the first time.
Argenta Painting also extends its services to industrial and high-rise buildings on top of residential properties. However, we find their offers of carpentry services pretty lacking.
Their services are limited to the installation of doors, moulding, baseboards, and window cases. They don’t have the full-service offers other carpentry companies have.
But if you’re really not in need of more specialized carpentry services, then Argenta Painting is one of the best carpentry companies in Vancouver. Their above and beyond customer service along with their warranty are pretty great to have.
Here are some customers that have tried out their carpentry services too:
“I have been using Argenta Painting for many years now. They have been my “go to crew” for all my projects. Quality, Service and Integrity are a must when I choose a sub-contractor. Argenta hits all these points and then some. Their pricing and quality is always next to none. Jr and crew are always there to make myself and my customers happy and will always go above and beyond the call. I highly recommend Argenta looking for a reliable, honest, quality painting and restoration contractor.” – Adam Yap
“We had Ricardo to replace our rotten wood trims, paint our stucco and exterior trims and fascias recently. Their price is very competitive. The communication with Ricardo is excellent throughout the whole project. Their employees are very professional, efficient and polite. We are very satisfied with the end result and will definitely use them again for our future projects.” – Jennifer Yang
3. GVA Contracting Inc.
|SERVICES||Door Repair & Installation|
Trim & Molding
Decks & Fences
|ADDRESS||3024 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver, BC V6L 1V5, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM|
Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Although GVA Contracting Inc. isn’t BBB accredited, they still have a lot of great things to offer to their clients.
What we like about them is that they can do a wide range of carpentry tasks: they’re not limited to normal installation of furniture and decks. They can also do flooring and finishes around the house.
It’s also super-easy to get a quote from them as you can just fill up an online form and they respond to you pretty fast. Price quotes from them are also free and they won’t pressure you to hire them even after giving their quote.
Alongside their carpentry jobs, they’re also not afraid to take on a few odd jobs here and there. This is helpful as you can kill two birds with one stone during their visit if ever you need some repairs.
And although they don’t have a service guarantee, their work has been praised by different clients. Their above-and-beyond craftsmanship has led them to be among the best carpenters in Vancouver.
These reviews talk about what getting GVA Contracting as your carpenter is like:
“Excellent work! Provided me with all the information I asked for before hand, super efficient and professional on day of at removing cabinets, etc. and installing a dishwasher, and filled me in on all the info I needed to know for future, which was much appreciated. Was also super helpful and fixed a couple other things at the house. All for a reasonable rate. I highly recommend and will have him back if any future work is needed!” – Jessica Silva
“Hired Fred to come install interior doors, install trim and mouldings. He did an excellent job in a timely manner for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend hiring GVA contracting again for any carpentry work!” – William Nugent
4. Fournier Finishing
|SERVICES||Hardwood Floor Refinishing|
Stair & Railing Refinishing
Stair, Railing & Floor Installation
Trim and Finish Carpentry
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Sunday: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM|
With 12 years in the trade, Alex Fournier operates Fournier Finishing with an expert hand.
Fournier brought a background in woodworking, furniture building, and welding to his own company. This background is the reason for his famously polished finishes and ability to make any room in the house aesthetically appealing too.
Even though we find his carpentry services pretty limited, we appreciate that he only offers what he knows he can do best. Based on our survey, he never rushes his work and focuses on quality.
Fournier Finishing also doesn’t have any service warranties, which is a bit disappointing. But we heard from others that his work still holds up great after several years.
We do like that Fournier Finishing is open from Monday to Sunday. Fournier can respond to your queries any day of the week and you can also have any carpentry done during the weekends.
So overall, while Fournier Finishing has a few downsides, we still find Fournier’s skills and professionalism more than makes up for it. The experience of working with him may also be just what some need, as it tends to be more personal than usual.
Here are reviews showing their experience with the owner of Fournier Finishing:
“Impressed with his website and reviews we decided to give Alex a call.
He responded quickly and provided a quote that fit our budget.
Alex did the job in the estimated time frame with a minimal amount of disruption. The resurfaced stairs look amazing and we would definitely recommend him to friends and family if they need a similar job done.
Thanks Alex” – John Kuiper
“Alex’s efficient, effective approach to his profession is refreshing. Alex is clearly talented. He knows what he is doing, works to code , is creative to solve problems , is great to work with and doesn’t make a project take any longer than it has to. His work is reliable and will last the test of time. He makes what he does look easy because he knows what he is doing. I would not hesitate to recommend Alex for any carpentry work. Alex built an absolutely fantastic complicated stairwell railing/newel posts for us , and we liked his work so much, that we have hired Alex for more projects in our home. He has begun those projects and they are as well done as the stair railing system, done efficiently and effectively. We can’t recommend Alex highly enough !” – Florence Lockhart
5. Quartersawn Carpentry
|SERVICES||Interior Trim And Moulding Installation|
Door And Hardware Installation
Cedar And Landscape Carpentry
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM|
Quartersawn Carpentry was awarded for being the best carpenter in the North Vancouver area by Quality Business Awards. And the consensus from their clients shows that many others here think that award justified.
Unlike other companies listed here, they’re closed during the weekend and they also have short operating hours. Not good, of course: we prefer more available services, generally.
However, if you’re not rushing, then their many previous customers and clients can tell you that getting Quartersawn Carpentry is worth it. And we’re inclined to agree.
First, they’re rather prompt and professional, being quick to get on the job. We couldn’t complain about their service, from what we saw.
Second, they have a lot of services: aside from the standard carpentry offers, this company also offers cedar and landscape carpentry to help make a yard beautiful.
And don’t think that they only work with wood. They have previous experience with creating concrete decks and building planters with modern design.
However, we find them pretty lacking in the warranty department. While others are starting to offer service guarantees or at least have BBB accreditation, Quartersawn Carpentry still doesn’t have any of those.
Despite that, there is their reputation to offer a counterbalance. Quartersawn Carpentry still is considered one of the best carpenters in Vancouver for their great quality of work and their unique range of services – most of their clients told us they were good enough that the lack of a warranty was a non-issue.
These people talk about the results of Quartersawn Carpentry:
“We were VERY happy with the work done by Quatersawn Carpentry. They built our beautiful new fence and the work was done on time on budget. David is a very nice guy, made great suggestions and we would highly recommend him for your next job!” -Gavin Hughes
“I have contracted Quatersawn Carpentry on multiple occasions. Dave is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of carpentry and building science. He pays close attention to the details and produces an excellent result every time.” – Raphael Belanger
FAQs About Carpenters
That’s it for the best carpenters in Vancouver! If you know any carpenters that deserve to be in this list, message us and we’ll review them.
By the way, if you’re interested in home improvements, we have a lot of different articles that can help you. For example, if you want to have a great fence for your yard, we have an article on the best fencing contractors in Vancouver.