About D.B.Carpentry & Repair
D.B.Carpentry & Repair has been in the carpentry and woodworking business since 1997.
We offer the following services:
- Interior and exterior repairs
- Structural repairs
- Water Rot
- Window Sills
- Sill plates
- Small Additions
Fully Registered and Insured Reg # 36806 .
" Turning something old into something new."
All carpentry & structural repairs- Interior exterior work- Doors-Floors-Stairs-Footings-Decks-Porches-Soffits-Rot Repair-Shed-Garage-Barn-Sill plates-Window sills-Damages Repaired
Most of the products I use on a residence or facility are either from Home Depot or Lowes ..That way I know that when I select a product for my customer it's going to be right. There money goes towards the beauty & value of there home. Ive used other lumber yards and have selected custom products for other jobs as well
Questions and Answers
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
- Are you guaranteed?
- Could you provide references?
- Do you have photos of your work?
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost on unforeseen situations?
- Prices on materials are there alternatives?
What are you most proud of?
I just build an 8x12 deck with extension that I enjoyed doing. That job was a challenge due to ground being all tar and had to break thru for the footings as well as an old man who would come out each day and watch me work..he was kind of cool to talk with while I worked and all he wanted to do was help move a cord ,hold a board..very nice.
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
How much is it going to cost? I always give a good affordable price after I've looked at it. How long will it take? I usually finish up a job between 1-4 days depending on the size. I always let them know before hand and let the customer know if anything does come up that would extend the duration of the job.
What types of jobs are the most common?
Windows and doors in the fall. The spring & summer bring decks porches sheds & outdoor repairs. I do get calls from landlords and real state companies for repairs on real estate and fixer uppers.
I went to trade school for House & Mill carpentry in Hanover,Ma for 4 years. I enjoyed repairing furniture,design and woodwork..I've also worked on housing crews at that time and went out on my own in 1997 in Attleboro Ma. I have done numerous repair jobs, custom work and structural work for customers around the Attleboro and RI area as well as the south shore in mass. I then became interested in wood sculpture and opened my first studio in Attleboro.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Paperwork, References, Photos, ALSO registration and copy of Insurance forms stating that you will be covered as well as your customer on the job. Too many times has a situation gone bad due to improper credentials or lack of insurance. So always check to see if a contractor has the reg/insurance prior to starting.
What is important to know about your profession?
That I work with people,I also finish the job, I always show up and I'm always up front with my prices, contracts and work.I communicate well and I'm very friendly. I've done big money jobs and small, I enjoy what I do and treat people with respect and kindness.I feel the more myself and the customer discuss the project the more ideas we can get to save money or to make it better. I'm very simple I give a price,usually receive half up front and get paid my remaining labor charge at the end. When I do material runs I always show the customer receipts and return material & monies left over.
How can we save money hiring you?
When looking for a good price from a contractor or Home Improvement Specialist get at least three estimates and pick the one in the middle. Don't just take the low ball price..there quality of work may less than satisfactory,As well don't take the highest. Also you don't have to remove or replace the item if you don't know how to fix it..you can save yourself hundreds of dollars if you know someone that can repair it and make it beautiful again. Many times People will spend a lot when they don't have too. You can still do decks from non PT lumber and stain and seal and get a gorgeous look,you can replace window parts and doors and numerous items for less and still save.
How many projects do you average in a year?
between 25-50 projects I do depending on the size and budget.Most of what I do is repairs decks and structural.
What we may not know about you?
I'm also an artist and bio-morphia sculpture for the home or garden..I've won awards for my work and I've been in the newspaper 3-4 times for my involvement in the arts.I have placed on juried shows for 3 dimensional wood sculpture and I have had several art studios over the years for my interest in this medium. I do Cranes, herons, fish, abstract work, divas, arbors, carved benches and commission work.Most of my work is local woods and finished with my own secret sealer.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
Follow up visits for further repair work at half the cost. trouble shooting over the phone and removal services.