Design/Build Construction Services


Welcome to Distinctive Carpentry by Josh Nelson, LLC

Since 1997, Josh Nelson of Distinctive Carpentry by Josh Nelson, LLC has been creating beautiful additions, kitchen remodeling, bathroom upgrades, finished basements and custom carpentry throughout Chester County. We are a family-owned and operated service-driven business with a stellar reputation for honesty and integrity. Whatever your style, Distinctive Carpentry by Josh Nelson, LLC can create the desired look to transform your house into a home. Our designs will either blend seamlessly into your existing home or change your living space into whatever new look you desire. We invite you to call today and see for yourself the unique and personalized service Distinctive Carpentry by Josh Nelson, LLC can provide for you.

Our Services

Berwyn, PA New Construction/Custom Homes

53600574 - home exterior at night/twilight with beautiful green grass three-car garage, and drivewayIf you are considering having a custom home built, Distinctive Carpentry can provide everything you need including design consultation, management and construction of your new home. If you love your Berwyn neighborhood, we can build you your dream house right where you are so you don’t have to move! Starting with your current foundation or a whole new foundation, we will custom build you a quality house so that you can have the home you desire in the location you love.

Berwyn, PA Kitchen Remodeling

n379We typically install custom and semi-custom cabinets made with the highest standard of materials and craftsmanship. These cabinets, in conjunction with natural stone and fabricated materials such as ceramic and porcelain tile, make our final product second to none. At Distinctive Carpentry by Josh Nelson, LLC, we specialize in rapid completions.

Berwyn, PA Finished Basements

A finished basement can add up to a third more usable square footage to your home. From simple four-walls-and-a-ceiling storage rooms to luxury entertaining areas including bars, wine cellars and theater rooms, we can mesh your tastes and budget to give you the finished basement that best suits you.

Berwyn, PA Bathroom Remodeling

bathroom3Many bathrooms that get remodeled include various features such as multiple shower heads, frameless shower doors and heated floors. Using a variety of different design elements, we can make the most use of your bathroom space, creating a bathroom that makes even your wildest expectations become reality. Whether it’s heated floors, more cabinet space, or vanity work, we will make sure your bathroom is custom-designed to be everything you wanted and more.

Berwyn, PA Window and Door Replacement

c56Whether using aluminum-clad wood windows or vinyl replacement windows, you can increase the value of your home while decreasing your heating and cooling costs. Distinctive Carpentry is well versed in managing multi stage projects that can span over several years to accommodate your budget and time frame. Distinctive Carpentry can help you with all of these upgrades.

Berwyn, PA Exterior Finishes

Whether it is asphalt or wood shingles, concrete or vinyl siding or stucco, we recognize this is your first line of defense in protecting your home from the elements.

Berwyn, PA Porches and Sunrooms

head_sunroomAs with our additions, we strive to use the sun to your advantage, to gain as much sunlight during the winter months and a well-shaded, breezy area during the warmer months. We can design an outdoor living area using low maintenance PVC, masonry, wood or a blend of all three.

Berwyn, PA Patios and Decks

n291Decks and patios can make a great addition to any home. The expert contractors at Distinctive Carpentry By Josh Nelson, LLC can take your space and create an outdoor living area that is second to none. We offer a wide variety of options for you to choose from when considering the construction of your outdoor deck or patio.

Berwyn, PA Custom Carpentry

023Distinctive Carpentry specializes in custom carpentry of all sorts. Josh Nelson is known for his craft and ability to work any client’s need into the project. We will design and build custom built-ins, bookshelves and all types of molding including wainscoting and multiple layer crown molding. We are comfortable working with paint or stain-grade materials to ensure your project blends seamlessly with your existing home.

Berwyn, PA Additions

From small kitchen extensions to dream additions, we excel in working hand in hand with our customers from the conception stage of a project through the final building stages. Our goal is to build positive, long-lasting relationships with our customers, their friends and families.

Check Out Our Google Reviews


We can't tell you enough how much we love our built-in bookcase/cabinets and sewing table in our playroom. Your workmanship is beautiful and the quality of the project superb. We just love showing everyone the dovetailed drawers and the tongue and groove beadboard on the back of the built-in cases. Everyone who sees the project compliments the quality and beauty! Thank you for a job well done and for always being professional (and clean!!). We will definitely call you when it is time to finish our basement.

Mike & Dori J. West Chester, PA -

Josh quickly responded to my request for a quote to install a floating bed (pre-made kit). True to his estimate, he completed the job quickly, in the time stated and at the reasonable cost estimated. A complete professional, I am confident the install was done correctly and LOVE the floating bed. I will not hesitate to call him again should I have other projects! Thank you so very much Josh!

Lisa M. Honeybrook -

Josh Nelson of Distinctive Carpentry finished our bonus room located over our garage. He did a great job and finished on time for the agreed upon price. He was very respectful of our privacy and kept the job site clean. His craftsmanship is superior and his honesty was never in doubt.

Ray & Tamara F. Pocopson, PA -

We have had several projects completed by Josh, owner of Districtive Carpentry, over the last few years. We are very pleased with his craftsmanship and have found him to be professional, reliable and trustworthy. He always completes the jobs in a timely manner, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

Bill & Kim K. Avondale, PA -

We appreciate the way your company has excellently added to the value of our home. The addition is beautiful and has exceeded our expectations. We are particularly proud of Distinctive Carpentry for your quickness in finishing and friendly--but professional--deportment on the job!

Kevin & Jen S. Audobon, PA -

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