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Scot's Carpentry - Ashland, MA
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About Scot's Carpentry
Scot's Carpentry specializes in finishing jobs such as crown molding, wainscoting, door and window trimming, baseboard, door and window installation, and built-ins. We have over 20 years of experience in various fields of carpentry.
We also specialize in cedar clapboards, shingles, exterior trims, and cement siding.
We have many references and photos of work on multi-million-dollar homes. We are serving metro west and Boston areas.
Questions and answers
- How did you get started?
I worked in various aspects of carpentry after high school. I performed furniture restoration and lead paint abatement.
I also worked for a company that specialized in siding for 10 years. I built exhibits for trade shows.
I have some light framing experience. I also supervised jobs for a finish contractor.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
We will provide free consultation regarding other types of projects in related fields. We also provide referrals of other reliable contractors who perform different services, e.g., painter, landscaper, plumber, and electrician.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I typically work on 6 to 8 custom homes per year. I also have many small side jobs throughout the year.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Know what you're looking for and have a budget. Do some research regarding the end result you want. Expect the unexpected because it can happen anytime.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Do your research, and if you think you can tackle a job, give it a try.Get several estimates and trust your instincts. It doesn't hurt to get free advice.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Most people don't realize the time, effort, and money that go into every job just working up an estimate. The cost of licensing and keeping up-to-date with innovations in the industry are also big considerations.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
It is always advisable to ask for references and experience in the desired field. They should ask for license information, if applicable, for the scope of work.
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
From time to time, I do work for people who can't afford to pay for my services. Whenever I can, I help out at my church and in my community.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
It is difficult to pick one job as I take pride in all my work. I am most proud of my ability to make things work with regards to the existing conditions and what the plan actually shows on paper. I love overcoming the challenges presented and making the architect and client happy.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
Specializing in custom finish work. Including door and window casing,crown moulding,wainscot,built-ins,custom closets,mantles,baseboard,coffered ceilings....nnCedar clapboard and shingle install. Cementious siding,exterior trim install and repair.nnOther services available upon request.
- What brands or products do you work with?
I work with various lumber yards and millwork vendors. I always look for the best products and vendors to fit the job.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
For me, mostly finish work. However, it could be anything--from replacing a window to repairing a fence. Many times, one job leads to another with the same customer.
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
I am licensed and registered in the state of Mass.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Hard to say. Many times, people are looking for free advice. I can do that by e-mail or phone. I would have to say that most people want to know my backround and references. Price is a popular question.