Best Carpentry

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Founded 1992 • Angie's List since April 2010

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Hours

Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

441 Cricket Ave

Glenside, PA 19038

Description

Best Carpentry is a fully licensed and insured carpentry business with over thirty years of experience in the trade. Best Carpentry is different from other competitors because of the high degree of training at a top trade school in England. In addition, this company is fully licensed and insured, and every effort is made to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied with the work completed. At Best Carpentry, we believe that the work should be completed the right way and to the customer's satisfaction. ***The best method to contact Best Carpentry is by phone at 215-341-1102***...

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52 Total Reviews
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Finished Carpentry and Woodworking (42)Flooring Sales and Installation (12)Doors (12)Decks and Porches (9)Unfinished Carpentry (7)General Remodeling (6)Exterior Painting (5)Interior Painting (5)Basement Remodeling (4)Handyman Services (3)Kitchen and Bath Remodeling (3)Windows (2)

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07/02/2019

The front entry to our home is over 100 years old and the front door is the original door and over 200 years old. The door was in need of being replaced or repaired. We initially got quotes from some of larger window and door manufactures and they said that the whole entry and door had to be replaced due to the unusual size of the door (74x36). We were a bit distraught because that meant getting r...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Front Entry Door Repair

CATEGORY woodworking, doors

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/01/2019

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03/11/2019

Ian has been well trained in his craft and his craftsmanship reflects it. This is the second job Ian has done for me and not only does he have the skill set needed, he thoroughly thinks through the process to avoid issues that may arise. He’s also a really nice guy that one would welcome in their house.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Wanted to install crown molding, chair rail and shadow boxes throughout bedroom, in addition to other work in the house.

CATEGORY woodworking

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/08/2019

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02/22/2019

He was very responsive and very thorough in his assessment. We will definitely use his company in the future.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Ian provided an assessment of repair work that was required on the outside of a house we were considering to purchase.

CATEGORY siding, basement remodeling

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

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02/17/2019

We read through reviews and received the lowest quote from Best Carpentry. Ian was on time and the beginning of the installation went well. However, when we followed up with him about additional parts of the project included in the estimate, he said they weren't included. Rather, we were told that we could complete this part ourselves, with Ian rudely stating he “didn’t have time for this” and tha...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Stair railing installation and staining

CATEGORY woodworking

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/14/2019

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01/06/2019

We had a great experience with Ian. We contacted him about having our vinyl tiling in our bathroom replaced. Ian responded promptly, and was always quick to communicate with us. He was able to give us an estimate that weekend, and replaced the floor a few weeks later. The work looks great, and he even fixed a closet door knob that we had been having an issue with. We would absolutely hire him agai...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replaced bathroom floor

CATEGORY flooring

COST $900

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/18/2018

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12/28/2018

Needed repair on my subfloors due to roof leak. He came and checked out the work but never gave me an estimate subsequently. I left VMs but no response. Waste of my time. If you do want the job just say so.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Needed repair on my subfloors due to roof leak. He came and checked out the work but never gave me an estimate subsequently. I left VMs but no response. Waste of my time.

CATEGORY contractors

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Was going to send a estimate today extremely busy I do estimates on the weekend
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11/03/2018

Very sloppy. If something was in his way he didn't move it, he'd put it in the trash. Had to replace paneling twice because it bowed away from the wall. He left trash on my sidewalk. Threw my furniture, books, and other items around. He would leave and not return for days, and one time a couple weeks. Broke a couple doors and a light switch. There are still items missing. Note that I am NOT saying...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
remove and replace: paneling, ceiling tile, carpeting, tile floor

CATEGORY flooring, woodworking

COST $11,300

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/28/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Unfortunately, this job was more difficult than originally anticipated. The initial estimate was to replace ceiling tiles, paneling, flooring, etc. due to water damage. To address the statement "Had to replace paneling twice because it bowed away from the wall," the water damage was recurring and required me to replace the paneling three total times, which was unforeseen and not quoted in the orig...
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10/12/2018

It was outstanding. Quality workmen!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We had an emergency exit and they did all the carpentry work.

CATEGORY contractors

COST $892

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/12/2017

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09/11/2018

In summary, I couldn't be happier! Ian's work is TOP NOTCH! I rarely post reviews. However, I must agree with the others whom posted reviews about Ian and his company Best Carpentry. Ian's work is is the better than best. For my project, Ian installed solid hardwood and new 5 1/4" baseboards throughout my first floor. Ian is polite, punctual, honest, and his work is very neat and precise. He start...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Hardwood Flooring Installation

CATEGORY contractors, flooring, woodworking

COST $7,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/11/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

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08/25/2018

Initially things seemed to go well. I called Ian for a quote and he came out the same day. After discussing what I wanted done, which included laminate installed and a new sub floor, Ian said he would have a quote for me by the weekend. He made a point of telling me that this would be a big job but he would get it done though it would take about three weeks before he could begin. I was fine with t...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I needed flooring installed throughout my home 1000 sq feet and a new sub floor in one small room .

CATEGORY flooring, woodworking

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/01/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

I work [Member Information Removed] days a week can't get too everyone if you wanted to do the job all you needed to do was call me I have a cell that's on 24/[Member Information Removed] we could have done it at night I'm sorry I can't get to everyone

Services Offered

Carpentry

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General Information
Licensed
Yes
Bonded
No
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Check
Senior Discount
10%
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes
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