If you’re planning on renovating your business in any way, you’re definitely going to need a carpenter on hand to assist you. Carpentry is an age-old and essential craft required for any major (and often minor) business renovation project. A commercial carpenter cuts, shapes, makes, and repairs building materials (usually wood) as part of the construction of a building.
What Can A Commercial Carpenter Do For You?
There’s a specific niche that a carpenter fills when it comes to assisting commercial businesses. Commercial carpenters have a specific set of skills that a commercial handyman might not be able to replicate. While handymen might focus more on the repair side of things, carpenters can erect certain structures from scratch. Their skills also aren’t necessarily limited to woodwork; a truly versatile carpenter can possess expertise in multiple areas. Perhaps it might be time to expand your idea of what commercial carpentry can do for your business—carpenters aren’t as limited and arbitrary as you might think.
Carpentry Fulfills All Your Woodworking Needs And More
Woodwork is indeed a part of what makes a modern-day carpenter. In that sense, your mental image of a carpenter building and shaping wood projects is correct. Commercial carpentry skills and services can consist of:
Millwork is a wooden product that has been produced in a mill. This includes doors, molding, trim, flooring, wall paneling, and crown molding. Millwork may also include decorative products, such as mantels and door casings. Millwork can be made from common woods such as pine and oak, however, it may also include uncommon woods such as fir, poplar, hickory, and maple.
Trim is a wooden structure that lines the edges of your flooring, door, and other parts of your facility. It makes everything look tied together and protects your walls from scuffs and scrapes. Unfortunately, because some types of trim are at foot level, they can easily take a beating from years of physical impact. Luckily, a carpenter can easily work with you to get your trim looking new again.
Need a front door installed? How about a new door for the customer bathroom? A carpenter can help. Doors are an important part of any functioning commercial business. In fact, doors serve both as protection and insulation as well as ensuring the privacy of customers and employees alike.
Our team will show up to your building with all the necessary parts on hand. Upon successful installation, we’ll check things over to make sure all security requirements are met and that the door and the decor around it harmonize from an aesthetic standpoint.
How To Find The Right Commercial Carpenter
It’s simple enough in theory, however, finding the right carpenter for your needs and budget can be daunting. Different carpenters specialize in different areas. Therefore, more often than not, a simple Yelp search just doesn’t cut it when it comes to finding exactly what you need.
A valid carpentry registration means your carpenter carries state-mandated insurance and bonding and is up-to-date on industry standards. This helps protect your business against any damage that might occur during the renovation process.
Ideally, your carpenter should have both liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. Additionally, your carpenter should have a bond so that you’re protected, should he or she not meet the terms of your contract.
A good carpenter will provide a warranty on both the workmanship and the materials they use in the renovation project. This means he or she can vouch for the quality you’re getting.
The distinction between an apprentice, journeyman, and master carpenter can be a helpful guide in determining your potential carpenter’s level of experience. Additionally, ask for references and work samples to assess the carpenter’s previous work.
Lots of renovation projects are time-sensitive or even urgent. Before you hire a carpenter, you’ll want to make sure he or she is available within your timeframe. You will also want to ensure that he or she will be able to complete the job within its entirety during the timeframe you require.
Questions to Ask a Carpenter
- Are you registered and insured? (Nebraska Contractor Registration Information)
- Do you charge an hourly or flat rate?
- Could you provide references?
- What kind of experience do you have with this kind of job?
- What are your payment expectations?
- May I have an estimate in writing?
Contour Construction | Commercial Carpentry in Omaha
Contour can complete large and small carpentry jobs for:
- Multi‐Family Residential
- Small scale tenant improvement and build-out projects