Diamond Certified Companies are Rated Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise.

  • Why this rating is the most accurate.
  • Our editors gather deep company info.
  • Performance is Guaranteed.

Diamond certified companies are top rated and guaranteed

Why Trust Diamond Certified Framing Contractors Rated Highest in Quality?

Photo: Willow Creek Construction (2016)

Only the best framing contractors in Contra Costa County have earned the Diamond Certified award by scoring Highest in Quality in the most accurate and rigorous ratings process anywhere. You’ll never be fooled by fake reviews, since all research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed. Most companies can’t pass this test. That’s why you’ll feel confident when you choose a Diamond Certified framing contractor listed below. Simply click on the name of a Diamond Certified company below to read ratings results, informational articles and verbatim customer survey responses.

Thousands of customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program cuts out mediocre and poorly performing companies. If you want quality, you’ll have confidence in choosing Diamond Certified companies. And you’re backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee.

Read moreRead less

DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Contra Costa County – Framing CATEGORY

Blaine Munsch is a 29-year veteran of the construction industry and owner of Willow Creek Construction, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (925) 201-6116 or by email.

Blaine Munsch

diamond certified contributor profile and expert article

Blaine Munsch: Taking Care of Business

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

PLEASANTON — Blaine Munsch has spent his entire life building things, but only recently has he taken on his most challenging project: building a business. “My dad started teaching me construction when I was a boy, and I’ve been working with him ever since,” he explains. “A couple of years ago, he decided to start moving toward retirement, but before I took over the business, he wanted me to get some experience running a company of my own from scratch. That’s actually the whole purpose of Willow Creek Construction, which I started in 2014. During the last couple of years, I’ve focused on handling the business side of things, and so far it’s been working out quite well.”

Today, Blaine says his favorite part of his job is the satisfaction it gives him. “I take a lot of pride in standing back at the end of the project and seeing the results of my work. Plus, I like taking a client’s vision and making it reality. I’m basically making someone’s dream come true, which is very fulfilling.”

Originally from Canada, Blaine now resides in Pleasanton with his wife, Bobbi, and their two sons. Outside of work, he says his family likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors. “We’re a very outdoorsy family, and we do a lot of camping, fishing, and quad running. We’re also big into Boy Scouts—both of my sons are scouts and I’m an assistant scoutmaster.” In addition to outdoor activities, Blaine enjoys sports, particularly hockey. “I played semi-pro hockey when I was younger, and I still enjoy following professional hockey as a spectator.”

In his life and career, Blaine espouses the importance of treating others with respect. “I always try to treat people the way I’d want to be treated, whether it’s my family, customers or employees,” he says. “For example, when I’m in the field with my guys, I don’t boss them around; rather, I lead by example. I think the fact that I’m a hands-on owner fosters greater respect from my employees and greater confidence from my clients.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Blaine says he’d go on an epic fishing trip. “I’d go to Alaska and do some fishing. I used to do a lot of fly fishing in British Columbia, and I hear it’s even better in Alaska, so that would be the next level.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: The Boston Bruins.

Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: Classic rock.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
A: Any place that has good prime rib.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Sleep—there’s nothing like a good afternoon nap on a cool, rainy day.

Q: How do you like your eggs?
A: Sunny side up.

Read more

Sealing Your Home Exterior

Shares

PLEASANTON — If you own a home, you’ll want to take proactive steps to protect your investment. One of the simplest yet most impactful of such maintenance measures is to keep the exterior of your home well-sealed. Every home exterior contains… Read more

Expert Video Tip

Video: Sealing Your Exterior Trim

Shares
Complete Video Transcription:

PLEASANTON — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you own a home, one of the simplest steps you can take to preserve your investment is to seal your exterior… Read more

SELECTED PHOTOS FROM THESE TOP RATED COMPANIES

View Comments
Shares

INDUSTRY INFORMATION AND RESEARCHED ARTICLES BY THE DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESOURCE

INDUSTRY INFORMATION - Contra Costa County – Framing
  • Ashby Lumber

  • Central Concrete

  • HD Supply White Cap

  • Perennial Wood

  • Right Away Redy Mix

Know What You Want
Know What You Need from Good Framing Contractors in Contra Costa County

You don’t have to be a house framing expert in order to have a basic grasp of the job at hand, services you need, and professional qualities you’re looking for in a framing company. In fact, it’s important that you do some research and planning before reaching out to Contra Costa County framing companies in San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez and Pleasant Hill or your area. If you go into interviews knowing your overarching goals, time frame, budget, and a few other basics, it can help you better express yourself to the contractors and get better service from the very start.

Here are some things to think about before making initial phone calls. You may want to write down your answers to these questions as well as make note of other specifics you know you want or require when it comes to the framing construction work and the contractor you’ll eventually hire. That way you’ll be able to look back at your notes during the interviews and more fairly evaluate the companies you’re choosing among.

  1.  Do I want a Diamond Certified residential framing company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  2. What type of framing services am I looking for? (This may include residential framing/house framing services, commercial framing work, basement framing, garage framing, new home framing, framing services for a home addition, and more.)
  3. What is my budget? (It can be smart to have an ideal budget and an absolute top-dollar budget limit that you know you can’t surpass to keep you from spending more than you want or can.)
  4. What is my ideal time frame for the start and completion of the work? Is there a date by which the work must be completed?
  5. Are there any specific requirements or wishes I have for this job? What is my end goal?
  6. What personal and professional characteristics, qualities, and abilities do I expect from my Contra Costa County framing contractor and their team?
Read moreRead less
What To Ask In Person
Questions to Ask of Contra Costa County Framing Contractors In Person

After you’ve performed some phone interviews, it’s time to look over your notes and refine your list of prospective framing contractors for your job. Invite the top three to five to your home or business to look at the existing building or space and offer a bid for the work.

Again, have a prepared list of questions to ask and take notes so you can remember what was discussed and who was best able to meet your needs.

  1. How much time will the framing services take, from start through completion?
  2. Can you give me an itemized estimate or bid that includes breakdowns of materials (including details about quality and brands, if applicable), and cost for labor, materials, and all other costs?
  3. Will you give me a promised start and end date in writing?
  4. What is your approach to a framing job of this size?
  5. If you’ll be providing framing for a remodeling job or home addition, will I be able to stay in my home or business during the work?
  6. Do you have any recent projects in Contra Costa County, including Danville, Antioch, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg and near me, where I can see either in person or in photographs your work in progress or work that’s been recently finished?
  7. Will you be in charge of the project? If not, who will be my contact?
  8. Will your employees be the ones providing all of the work, or do you hire subcontractors?
  9. If you use subcontractors, will you or someone from your company be supervising the job at all times? If not, who will be in charge of the subcontractors?
  10. Do you have recent customer references I can call? (It’s wise to ask for their most recent clients or clients who hired them for work similar to the job you’re considering.)
  11. Do you offer warranties and guarantees? Will you put them in writing?
  12. Are you responsible for warranty work if there’s ever a problem with the new framing construction? How would I handle future service issues?
  13. What can I do to make this process easier?
Read moreRead less
  • What To Ask References
    Learn About the Experiences of Contra Costa County Framing Company Clients

    If you want quality from framing contractor in Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area, including those in Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg and your area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company.

    All certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. Additionally, Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies, including local framing companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers who have hired these local contractors and have actual experience dealing with them and can attest to the quality of their work and services.

    If you can’t find Diamond Certified framing services within reach, it’s up to you to do some research. In that case, it’s wise to call references provided by your top candidates.

    Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by contractors themselves are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers by companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from their entire customer database. So chances are good that the framing contractors you’re hoping to learn about will give you contact information for a few customers that they know are satisfied, and you won’t get unbiased reports. Still, the information can be useful in understanding what previous clients have to say about the companies in question.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the Contra Costa County framing company’s 10 most recent customers or recent customers who hired them for work similar to your job. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied, and it will give you a better baseline on which to ask your questions and judge the answers.

    Sample questions you may want to ask include these:

    1. Were you satisfied with the home framing/residential framing/commercial framing services from _(Contra Costa County framing construction company name)_?
    2. What type and scope of job did they do for you (framing for home addition, basement framing, new garage framing or framing for garage addition, commercial framing services, new construction framing, mixed-use building framing, etc.)?
    3. Did the Contra Costa County framing construction company you hired start and finish the work on time?
    4. Did they work on consecutive days (within reason and as allowed by the work and weather), or did they leave your job for long lengths of time to work on other jobs?
    5. Did the contractor keep you informed about the status of the project?
    6. Were there unexpected costs associated with your framing construction work? If so, what were they for and were they avoidable? Did your contractor clearly communicate about the added costs, or were the cost overruns a surprise?
    7. If the work was in a smaller town or Moraga, Lafayette, Briones, Canyon, Rheem Valley, Pinole, Vine Hill, Maltby, Blackhawk, Clyde, Tara Hills, did this Contra Costa County framing contractor charge extra to travel to the job site?
    8. Were the framing contractors on time each day?
    9. Did they leave the job site clean at the end of each day and clean up thoroughly when the framing work was complete?
    10. Would you hire this contractor again?
    11. Would you recommend this company to your friends or family?
    12. Is there anything about this company or framing services that you wish you would have known before hiring them or starting the work?
    13. Did you have any challenges working or communicating with this framing company or its employees?
    14. What was the best part about hiring/working with this company?
    Read moreRead less
  • Review Your Options
    Find Good House Framing Construction Services in Contra Costa County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    After your interviews and before choosing and hiring a framing contractor, review your notes, thin back to your conversations and meetings with Contra Costa County framers, and consider the following questions.

    1. Can the framing companies you’ve researched meet your needs in terms of scheduling, services, budget, and framing construction quality?
    2. Are the Contra Costa County framers you’ve interviewed knowledgeable about the scope and details of the residential or commercial framing services you’re considering?
    3. Were the framing companies sensitive to your budget while still offering quality and value?
    4. Do they offer warranties in the event of product/material failure or construction error? Will they put their guarantees in writing?
    5. Did the company representatives answer your questions, address your individual needs, and give you the information you need to make a smart decision?
    6. Is there one company that stands out as most able to meet your expectations and work with you on a personal and professional level?
    Read moreRead less
  • How To Work With
    What To Do Once You've Found the Best Framing Construction Company for You

    The questions above should have shown you which Contra Costa County framing service is your best choice. If you still haven’t found the right company, don’t settle. It’s smart to start over and interview new companies if those you’ve already talked to can’t meet your expectations and needs. While you might be in a hurry to get the job started, it’s always wise to insist on quality, value, and expertise. Hiring a contractor you don’t like or that can’t meet your needs is a recipe for disaster.

    Once you have found a company you trust for residential or commercial framing services, whether they’re in Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Concord, Richmond, Brentwood, Danville, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and San Ramon or a different location, it’s time to move forward by requesting a detailed, itemized bid. If you’ve already received a bid, ask for a written contract.

    This is a legal document that protects your interests and those of your contractor. It should include the following:

    • Job start and end dates
    • Total expected price, including itemized entries for labor, materials, and other costs
    • Warranty and guarantee information
    • Proof of license, liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, bond, and other legal and financial liability
    • Special requests or directives you want to be sure are honored
    • Any promises made by the framing contractor or estimator

    When you receive the estimate and contract, read through both carefully before signing. These are legally binding documents, and signing them shows that you agree with the terms presented. For this reason, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate or contract, and never sign a contract or estimate with which you don’t completely agree. It’s up to you to write in changes, request a new contract that meets your requirements, or ask for whatever considerations you need in writing before signing the contract or estimate. You should also make or request a copy of the agreement once it’s been signed by you and your contractor; keep this copy with your records until after the job is satisfactorily completed.

    Tips for Successfully Working with Residential Framing Companies in Contra Costa County
    Good contractors will make it easy to work with them. They should have experience on the job and dealing with clients, and it’s their job to provide quality work and good customer service. However, you can possibly simplify the work and help everything go more smoothly.

    First, talk with your contractor before the work begins and ask what they expect from you. This may be providing storage space for materials, supplying clearance and parking space for work trucks, preparing your home or business for the work, keeping the work area clear during framing construction, and other preparation tasks.

    Then follow through by doing what you’ve promised.

    Preparing your home or business for framing addition services or being available when your contractor calls can keep the work on schedule and help you end up with a better end product. The next section, Be A Good Customer, will give you more specific tips for dealing with Contra Costa County framing contractors, including those serving San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez and Pleasant Hill and beyond.

    Read moreRead less
  • Be a Good Customer
    How You Can Be a Good Contra Costa County Framing Company Client

    Your chosen framing company should be a professional residential framing contractor who does quality work and uses the best possible construction techniques and materials. That’s their job.

    And you have a job, too. It starts with interviewing and vetting the best home framing contractors in Contra Costa County and your area, whether that’s San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez and Pleasant Hill or beyond. The good news is that if you hire a Diamond Certified company, the vetting has already been done for you.

    Then it’s up to you to be clear and honest in your communication, deal fairly with your contractor, and treat them with professional courtesy.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? You can help set the tone and create an environment conducive to a good relationship by being fair, honest, and open. The job may very well go smoother and any problems or misunderstandings that arise may be more easily resolved.

    Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring Contra Costa County framing contractor.

    •  Be clear and upfront with the framing company representative. Let them know what you want from them, the long-term outcome you’re expecting from the framing services, and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • Remember that a friendly smile goes a long way.
    • Before you hire a framing contractor in Contra Costa County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate your understanding of the agreement. Most disagreements with local companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your Contra Costa County framing contractor if you should call to check on the progress or if they will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times. The work will move along more smoothly if your company representative can reach you when they have questions, need work authorizations, or in order to give you updates on the framing work.
    • Return calls from your framing contractor promptly to keep the services on schedule.
    • Pay for the work as promised at the conclusion of the work. 
    Read moreRead less
Check The Work
Review Your Invoice for Framing Services

The invoice from your Contra Costa County residential framing company should include the following information:

  • The contractor’s name, physical address and state license number.
  • A complete list of all work performed.
  • An itemized list of all materials used.
  • The total cost for the house framing services, including the itemized amount charged for labor.
  • A written explanation of any warranties or guarantees provided by the product manufacturers and the contractors.
Read moreRead less
Written Warranties
Insist on Written Guarantees from Residential Framing Construction Companies

The following items should be included in any written guarantee document:

  • The Contra Costa County framing contractor’s name, physical address and state license number.
  • A description of what exactly the warranty covers. This should include whether the contractor will repair or replace faulty materials or workmanship.
  • Any exclusions must be explicitly stated.
  • Your responsibility in the case of a problem and what you need to do in order to redeem the warranty.
  • How long the warranty is valid, and whether it expires on a specific day or is prorated (meaning, the warranty coverage and amount owed for repair or replacement diminishes over time).
  • If the warranty coverage is transferable to the new owner if you sell the home or commercial building in which the work was done.
  • Any actions on your part that may invalidate the warranty.
Read moreRead less
Top 10 Requests
Most Popular Framing Services in Contra Costa County

Framing services available in Contra Costa County, including those for residential and commercial buildings, new construction, and additions, in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Richmond and Brentwood and beyond, include the following:

Residential Framing / House Framing Services in Contra Costa County
Residential framing contractors are those who specialize in building framing for homes, including single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-family homes. The classification for most residential framing construction is for or fewer units. House framing contractors build the frame of residential homes over the completed foundation, install the sill plate, construct the walls and roof structure (including the trusses), install any subflooring and exterior subsurface, and roof deck base.

New Construction Framing Services
New construction framing services in Contra Costa County are those that build new homes and commercial buildings from the ground up. They often coordinate with foundation contractors and general contractors, and they must coordinate with architects and designers to stay true to the original plans.

Room Addition Framing
Framing contractors can add framing for room additions and add-ons for garages, new bedrooms, sun rooms, and other home additions, or commercial building additions. These framing jobs can be complicated because the contractor has to add a new structure to an existing structure. Once a new section of foundation is poured, the framing contractors work off of architectural plans to build the frame for the new room or addition.

Framing Services for Window Replacement
Existing homes that are getting new windows may need a framing contractor to open up walls to increase, shrink, or move the windows from their current size or position. These framing services allow homeowners and business owners to install new windows, or windows that are a different size, or to move windows without adversely affecting the structure and safety of the home or business.

Basement Framing Services
Unfinished basements can be finished through the expertise of local framing contractors who add room divisions and frame the interior walls of the basement. This can be done on new construction or existing homes.

Commercial Framing Contractor Services
Commercial framing construction services in Contra Costa County, including those in Danville, Antioch, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg, Clayton, Byron, Los Medanos, San Pablo, Rodeo, Martinez, Crockett, Discovery Bay and beyond, deal with large apartment complexes, stores, restaurants, commercial facilities, business park buildings, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, schools, public and civic buildings, and other large-scale projects. Most framing contractors who offer commercial framing are licensed as commercial contractors. Commercial framing can be done with wood or metal, and often involves steel framing and specialty methods.

Steel Framing
Steel framing is most often used during commercial construction in larger scale buildings. This involves using steel beams, trusses, joists, studs, and other features to construct the floor, wall, and roof systems. Steel framing isn’t often done by residential framing contractors.

Wood Framing
Wood framing is most often used in residential framing work. This method of framing uses wood as the main substrate for wall and roof structures, subflooring, roof trusses and sheathing, and other surfaces. Most Contra Costa County framing companies provide wood framing services.

Stick Framing
Stick framing is a traditional way of building homes, and it’s used almost exclusively in single-family homes and custom homes. Stick framing uses individual pieces of lumber to build the framing, roof trusses, floor trusses and supports, and other features of the home framing. Stick framing is in contrast to engineered framing, in which larger sections of wood are used. Stick framed buildings are built onsite instead of off-site or using prefabricated walls and trusses as a single piece.

Truss Setting
A large part of framing contractors’ jobs is setting trusses, the supports most often found under floors and roofs. Truss setting can include building and placing trusses in the correct position during the framing process.

Read moreRead less
Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Construction Framing Terms

These terms and their definitions can help you better understand commercial and residential framing work and better communicate with your framing contractor. As with any trade and working relationship, it’s important that you understand the terms your contractor is using. If you aren’t familiar with framing and don’t understand some of the terms used, ask your framing contractor for clarification.

basement framing services
Unfinished basements can be finished through the expertise of local framing contractors who add room divisions and frame the interior walls of the basement. This can be done on new construction or existing homes.

Also known as: basement framing, residential basement framing, basement addition framing, finished basement framing

bottom plate
The bottom horizontal section of a framed wall is known as the bottom plate. The bottom plate sits on the subfloor and is attached using nails that run through the subfloor into the main floor joists.

Also known as: framed wall bottom plate

bridging
Small pieces of wood or metal that form an X-pattern between floor joists to prevent the joists from twisting, warping, and squeaking.

Also known as: bridge framing, framed bridging, floor joist bridging

corner braces
Diagonal braces installed at the corners of framed walls are known as corner braces. These stiffen the walls at the corners, which stiffens them and makes them stronger.

Also known as: wall bracing

commercial framing contractor services
Commercial framing construction services deal with large apartment complexes, stores, restaurants, commercial facilities, business park buildings, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, schools, public and civic buildings, and other large-scale projects. Most framing contractors who offer commercial framing are licensed as commercial contractors. Commercial framing can be done with wood or metal, and often involves steel framing and specialty methods.

Also known as: commercial building framing, framing for commercial buildings, apartment framing, business framing, shopping center framing services, school framing, industrial framing construction

floor joists
The main subfloor framing sections that support the span of the floor are known as floor joists.

Also known as: floor joist installation

framing window replacements
Existing homes where new windows are being installed may need a framing contractor to open up walls to increase, shrink, or move the windows from their current size or position. These framing services allow homeowners and business owners to install new windows, or windows that are a different size, or to move windows without adversely affecting the structure and safety of the home or business.

Also known as: new window framing, window reframing, window replacement framing

girder
A large beam, usually made of wood or steel, that is the main support beam for buildings.\

Also known as: metal girders, industrial girder installation, girder beams

load-bearing wall
A wall that supports the structural weight above it, including upper floors, ceilings, and the roof.

Also known as: necessary wall, load wall, bearing wall, weight bearing wall

new construction framing services
New construction framing companies build new homes and commercial buildings from the ground up. They often coordinate with foundation contractors and general contractors, and they must coordinate with architects and designers to stay true to the original plans.

Also known as: new construction framing, new home construction, commercial building construction

non load-bearing wall
A wall that supports no load other than its own weight.

Also known as: non-bearing wall

plumb
A vertical element, usually a piece of wood or section of framing or wall, that is exactly perpendicular to the level surfaces above and/or below.

Also known as: true

residential framing services
Residential framing contractors specialize in building framing for homes, including single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-family homes. The classification for most residential framing construction is for or fewer units. House framing contractors build the frame of residential homes over the completed foundation, install the sill plate, construct the walls and roof structure (including the trusses), install any subflooring and exterior subsurface, and roof deck base.

Also known as: house framing

room addition framing
Framing contractors can add framing for room additions and add-ons for garages, new bedrooms, sun rooms, and other home additions, or commercial building additions. These framing jobs can be complicated because the contractor has to add a new structure to an existing structure. Once a new section of foundation is poured, the framing contractors work off of architectural plans to build the frame for the new room or addition.

Also known as: framing for home additions, addition framing services

sill plate
The horizontal wood section of home or commercial building framing that is anchored to the foundation. This provides a surface for floors or walls above to be affixed to.

Also known as: sill, foundation sill

steel framing
Steel framing is most often used during commercial construction in larger scale buildings. This involves using steel beams, trusses, joists, studs, and other features to construct the floor, wall, and roof systems. Steel framing isn’t often done by residential framing contractors.

Also known as: commercial framing, industrial framing, steel framing system

stick framing
Stick framing is a traditional way of building homes, and it’s used almost exclusively in single-family homes and custom homes. Stick framing uses individual pieces of lumber to build the framing, roof trusses, floor trusses and supports, and other features of the home framing. Stick framing is in contrast to engineered framing, in which larger sections of wood are used. Stick framed buildings are built onsite instead of off-site or using prefabricated walls and trusses as a single piece.

Also known as: hand framing, custom framing

stud
A 2×4 or 2×6 vertical piece of framing used when framing contractors are building exterior walls and interior walls and room partitions.

Also known as: framing stud

subfloor
Boards or plywood sheets installed over flooring joists are known as subfloor or subflooring. The finish floor is laid over the top of the subfloor, which gives the finish floor structure and support.

Also known as: subflooring, sub

truss setting
A large part of framing contractors’ jobs is setting trusses, the supports most often found under floors and roofs. Truss setting can include building and placing trusses in the correct position during the framing process.

Also known as: new trusses, truss installation, roof truss placement

wood framing
Wood framing is most often used in residential framing work. This method of framing uses wood as the main substrate for wall and roof structures, subflooring, roof trusses and sheathing, and other surfaces. Most good framing companies provide wood framing services.

Also known as: wooden framing, wood building framing, residential framing services

Read moreRead less
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Framing Companies

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified framing contractor?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a residential or commercial framing contractor with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only house framing contractors rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified framing contractor in the Greater Bay Area or near you to frame your new home, home addition, or commercial building.

Q: How long will my framing construction job take?
A: Depending on whether you’re hiring a commercial framing company or residential framing construction expert, the size and other specifics of your job, timing is a factor that will have to be decided by your contractor and you during the contracting and planning phase. Some homes can be framed in as little as one to two days; others take a week or more. Commercial framing, including steel framing services, can take much longer, depending on the building size and location. Your contractor should be able to give you expected start and end dates specific to your project.

Q: What can framing contractors do for me?
A: Depending on their qualifications, experience, and ability, most local framing contractors can provide the following services:

  • New construction framing
  • Residential framing / home framing services
  • Commercial framing
  • Framing for home remodels
  • Room addition framing services
  • Framing carpentry
  • Basement framing
  • New garage framing and framing for garage additions
  • Custom framing services
  • Steel framing services (usually commercial framing construction)
  • Wood framing (usually as part of residential framing construction services)
  • Joist, beam, and truss placement
  • Subfloor installation
  • Roof sheathing installation

 Q: What does it cost to hire a framing contractor?
A: That depends on the contractor’s rates, materials chosen, square footage of your new home/ home addition or commercial building, location of the building, scope of work you’re contracting, and other factors. The national average for a wood framing job for a single-family home is between $15 and $30 per square foot for materials and labor. Talk with your local framing contractor about your job and the expected fees and costs associated with it.

Q: Will I have to hire my own framing contractor?
A: In most cases, general contractors are the ones who hire framing companies to complete the framing construction services. However, you may be involved in that process. If you are acting as your own project manager or are coordinating your building project on your own or with another contractor, you may be the one to hire a framing company. If that task is left to you, see the helpful articles above for information on finding, interviewing, choosing, and working with local framing contractors.

Read moreRead less