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Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say about our workmanship!

Pat L. (Angie's List Member - Saratoga, CA)
Project: He built a deck for me.
Comments: He did a fine job, was on time, let me know when he could and could not come. He was professional and I would recommend him. I gave him all A's in my ratings. 

George L. (Angie's List Member - Sunnyvale, CA)
Project: Remove and replace deck and arbor.Comments: Don Carpenter and his crew did excellent work with unexpected extras in some cases. Especially appreciate his attention to details. He got A's in Price, Quality, Responsiveness, Punctuality and Professionalism.

Laurie V. (Angie's List Member - Morgan Hill, CA)
Project: Built a deck around the pool, about 20 ft x 24 ft in size with stairs and railing. Composite wood material deck and Redwood railing.
Comments: Don arrived on time to view the job and give an estimate. He had samples of the decking so we could choose a color (none of the other bids were prepared with material for us to view). He provided a design and drawing to show the work to be done.  He also came up with a great deck design to put the pool in the corner to allow for more deck space.  None of the other bids we received were that creative. We went with his bid and proceeded with the work. He sent a formal (but happily simple) contract for us to sign to proceed. Work started on time as quoted. Don Carpenter finished in about a week. His crew was quiet and friendly.  Did not disturb the neighbors with noise and started on time and finished on time. He also coordinated his work very well with the pool installer. The deck is beautiful and we love it. It turned out perfectly. He got all A's in Price, Quality, Responsiveness, Punctuality and Professionalism. 

Deanna W. (Angie's List Member - San Jose, CA)
Description: Added stairs to our existing deck.
Comments: Experience was great! Don Carpenter has a great demeanor, very professional and easy to work with. I would definitely use his his services again in the future and refer him out to anyone I know. Don received all A's in Price, Quality, Responsiveness, Punctuality and Professionalism.

Sarah D. (Angie's List Member - Mountain View, CA)
Description: Removed old, deteriorated wooden deck and replaced/resest cement footings as needed. Built a new deck with treated Redwood posts and stringers and synthetic wood planks for the decking and benches.
Comments: We got quotes from 3 sources over the course of about 3 weeks - the prices were not that different across contractors. Carpenter Construction was the first to respond and the most flexible. Don Carpenter was the only one willing to include the services of a licensed plumber to lift a water spigot above the deck. He also made excellent recommendations on the benches we had installed - we did not need railings, as our deck is close to the ground; steps were also not needed, and lattice on the base of the deck would potentially trap small animals that our cats could not then chase away! Other quotes were just fine, Carpenter was just better in his approach, manner and recommendations. He proposed a very acceptable project window which met our schedule. Everyone showed up on time each day. They kept the noise to a reasonable minimum, especially when a bit of concrete had to be jack hammered out of the way. Special accommodations were made so that we can unscrew a part of the decking if plumbing access is needed for the faucet we had moved above the level of the deck. We felt very comfortable leaving the crew to get their work done - they obviously knew what they were doing and were able to professionally deal with the usual unexpected moments without any problems. Don Carpenter and his crew were on time, professional, friendly. They finished about 1/2 day early, too! I cannot think of anything they could have done better or differently to make this a perfect experience. We would use him again, and definitely will recommend him.

Erin C. (Angie's List Member - Morgan Hill, CA)
Description: We had a front deck replaced and an addition to the deck to make it a wrap around. Plus, rotting beam ends were repaired, deck fascia replaced, outside paneling/studs replaced and insulation installed in the crawl space. Refitted 2 downspouts and attached a beam post to the deck. He also replaced a rotten crawl space roof. He did a ton of work in 8 days. Neighbors were impressed because it looks great too!
Comments: Don Carpenter of Carpenter Construction was on time, on budget and super fast. We met with Don 2-3 times before we signed the contract. We replaced our old deck with new composite...which we love. Railing, fascia and steps were installed to match the rest of the deck and lattice work was put in place. He primed the wood and used pre-primed high quality wood throughout. We love it and will eventually replace the rest of the deck. Don was generous with his time and helped us trouble shoot a few other challenges we were facing in the home renovation process. He is very good and a real carpenter!

Deanna M. (Angie's List Member - San Jose, CA)  
Don built a beautiful redwood patio cover in our backyard. He came out right away when I called, was very prompt in giving us a quote and started the job almost immediately! He and his guys were really friendly, professional and did the job quickly! We could not be happier and would recommend him without reservation. Everything went as planned and we are very happy with the result!

Gopalkrishna K. (Angie's List Member - San Jose, CA)
My neighbor recommended Don Carpenter for the job. Don had done my neighbor's deck and it is gorgeous. That is how I discovered Don Carpenter and 100% satisfied with the work he did for us. I had received couple (5) of quotes from various contractors to remove and replace the existing old deck & arbor. The quotes varied (+/- 100's of dollars), though Don's quote was not the cheapest, what sold me was his professionalism right from the time we met, to the time he finished the job; he explained the entire job to me and my family, provided couple of drawings, materials (gave us many options and pricing including the pros and cons). Based on our needs & without compromising the looks, quality and a deck/arbor that we would enjoy for years we settled with Fiberon for the deck and redwood for the arbor (painted in white) with lots of seating area (benches). He had to relay the pier blocks as they were not properly cemented to the ground. He built steps around the deck and also put some lights. And he also built a nice wooden shed (to go on the side of the house). He had a crew of three people; all of them were very nice and professional. They came early, on time and cleaned up before leaving at the end of each workday. The folks who worked for Don really enjoyed the work which you could tell from the quality of their workmanship and the fun they had while working together. It did not seem like just another job. Don was there the entire time working with them and guiding. The end product turned out so good that everyone who visits our house loves the job and were curious to know who did the job. I would definitely recommend Don for any kind of Deck/Arbor building or woodwork. His quality, workmanship and the materials of construction he uses are the best. The end product is one that looks beautiful, durable and a product you would enjoy for years. We end up spending more time on the deck :)

Christina B. (Angie's List Member - San Jose, CA)
Don Carpenter and his crew were great. They removed an unsafe platform and stairs on a house we'd just bought and put up a large porch with an extended cover along the back of the house. Since we're fixing up this house, at our request Carpenter Construction did not put roof shingles on the cover, just the base structure to be roofed when we roof the rest of the house. They also did not paint, as again, we are having the whole house painted later. Don himself came out to give us an estimate and was able to turn our non-technical hand waving into a great bid with clearly outlined work. He even gave us some options for different finishes we could choose, based on budget and artistic concerns. Communication throughout was excellent. The crew arrived on time, ready to work. They got the whole thing done in great time and it looks fantastic. Great organization, great building, they tidied up every evening, and cleaned everything after they were finished. I would absolutely hire Carpenter Construction again.

Dennis M. (Angie's List Member - Campbell, CA)
Don repaired rotting beams supporting our porch. He and his crew were prompt, polite and professional in all aspects. The job went quickly because of good planning. Improvements were added to prevent further damage from water. We were very happy with his work and would highly recommend his company.

Darryl S. (San Jose, CA)
Don and his team did a wonderful job on our deck. The pricing was reasonable, and they finished the deck in less than 2 days. The deck was built perfectly, with great materials. Don was very timely with his estimates as well. Carpenter Construction runs a very professional operation.

Marcia T. (San Jose, CA)
Don Carpenter and his team are absolute professionals. They always showed up promptly, did what they promised to do, and once the project was complete, left the site in immaculate condition. We had him tear down and old redwood arbor in our yard and replace it with a new one. The result is stunning! We are thrilled with the results, and would happily work with Carpenter Construction.

Barbara R. (San Jose, CA)
Beautiful work! Professional! Job done quickly. Would definitely recommend.

Johann D. (San Jose, CA)
You can trust these guys to do a complete & quality job with no worry or hassle. I’m going to continue to use them for my home needs!

Sarah K. (San Jose, CA)
Don was great to work with and very professional. He built a deck that we really love. I would totally have him back to do more work.

Lee N. (Mountain View, CA)
Don Carpenter was very professional. We had picked composite wood for our deck but at the low end (Consumer Reports rated it). He sent us to the Deck Store where there was a large sampling of composite wood to choose from and the people at the store were very helpful. We chose a better product. Don provided us with referrals and we went to see one who had the same material that we had chosen but it was on a larger scale. We liked it and they were pleased with his work. He and his crew were on time, did their work quietly (as they could), cleaned up each night and even did a few extra things for us. We would certainly recommend them.

Paul H. (Saratoga, CA)
We are very pleased with all the work that has been done. The work was started on time and completed as promised. He and his crew were very hard working, very polite, and helpful answering any question we had.

Theo H. (Saratoga, CA)
He does what he says he will do, a man of his word. His prices do not change in the work.

Gene B. (San Jose, CA)
Thank you again for the great job on the deck you built! There are many deck contractors, a few deck craftsmen and very few artists. I consider your work in the latter categories.

Jenny W. (San Jose, CA)
From the first bidding appointment to the last nail, Carpenter Construction exemplified professionalism. They spent several days at our home working at an awkward location yet never failed to be prompt, reliable, accommodating, and positive. Best of all our new deck is top quality in appearance and construction and finished on schedule within their very reasonable original estimate. Carpenter Construction’s very capable team was a pleasure to do business with. They truly stand out among contractors.

Dave S. (San Jose, CA)
The deck looks great! It’s just exactly just how I imagined. Thanks for all your follow through and professionalism… That’s rare these days! Remember me if you ever need a reference.

Harry F. (Fremont, CA)
Carpenter Construction with 29 years of construction experience; it showed from the plans they drew for us and during each step of the project. Carpenter Construction is personally on the job on time, everyday and pays attention to the details of the whole project, takes responsibility for all facets of the job, including daily clean up. I am pleased to recommend Carpenter Construction.

Robert A. (Los Altos, CA)
Project: Built Deck
Comments: Great to work with
 
Robert R. (San Jose, CA)
Project: Built Deck and Cover
Comments: Great work!

Ras S. (Los Altos, CA)
Deck repair for a large two story all wood deck, completely replaced numerous beams and horizontal supports. Excellent work overall, diagnosed problem, prompt, on time schedule and completed more than originally thought after further investigation.

Gloria F. (Campbell, CA) 
Bathroom remodel, flooring, tile work and room addition.
Excellent, very professional service.

Carroll P. (San Jose, CA) 
Remove and replace existing redwood deck with new Fiberon deck approximately 300 square foot. Install handrail, bench, trellis/arbor and removal of one tree.
Excellent!

Patrick M. (San Jose, CA) 
Some design input and advice on my deck design. Construction of a wood deck included 2 steps. Deck is located between a curved stone wall and a Jacuzzi tub. Made of IPE hardwood, approximately 100 square feet.
Don Carpenter was one of three contractors who bid, and was the most thorough and complete. So I chose him. He worked with me on the design and was very prompt and thorough on any emails or phone calls I had. They finished the job in less than two days and we are very happy.

Chee C. (Milpitas, CA)
Carpenter Construction built a 16’ x 24' wood Arbor.
Don was prompt with quote and made modifications based on my feedback. Kept me updated on the progress, made and kept commitment. Thanks!

Catherine B. (San Jose, CA)
Carpenter Construction did patio cover.
Don was on time. I am very happy with the job. He did a very good job and clean up.