About Us

BBB Business Review for Carpentry by Chris in Iowa City, Iowa.

Carpentry by Chris in Iowa City has earned an A+ rating from the Iowa Better Business Bureau.

Carpentry by Chris is a residential remodeling design-build company established in Iowa City in 2001 by Chris Weckmann. Chris hired his first employee in 2002 and the company now employs six full-time craftsmen. The company now operates out of a 3,400-sq.ft. shop and office with a fleet of five vehicles. The company’s sales now approach $1 million annually.

Carpentry by Chris is a full service remodeling company that has established a reputation for providing quality work. The company has had an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau since 2007 and is also a member of the Iowa City Home Builders Association. Carpentry by Chris has had Guild Quality survey its clients upon project completion every year since 2005 and the outstanding results can be found on our Testimonial page.

Owner Chris Weckmann brings a lot of talent and expertise to the design-build process. In addition to more than 20 years experience in the design-build business, Chris has earned these certifications and industry recognition:

Fully Licensed & Insured

Carpentry by Chris carries a 1 million dollar liability insurance policy with Allied Insurance, and has full Workman’s Compensation for its employees. Carpentry by Chris is a registered General Contractor within the State of Iowa, License #87501-03.


The Quality Guild survey of customer satisfaction among clients of Carpentry by Chris indicate outstanding satisfaction, with the company earning high marks for getting projects done on time and on budget.

National Association of Home Builders
Iowa Better Business Bureau
NAHB – Certified Aging In-Place Specialist
NAHB Certified Green Professional
NAHB Remodelers

Our main office is located at:

515 Ernest Street, Suite 1
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
Phone: (319) 331-3603
Fax: (319) 688-9261

Email: cbychris@gmail.com

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our clients through a Design-Build remodeling process that solve functional needs and address aesthetic desires.