Serving the Greater Triangle Area Since 1978


Highly Recommend for Remodeling

We have used Ellington Woodworks for more than thirty years in now our second home. I regularly recommend him to people who ask including another neighbor a couple of doors down the street. We first used him following the Tornado in 1987 for repairs to our home. This included repairs ranging from custom cabinets in our first home to replacing leaking skylights, replacing our large sundeck and adding LED lighting. Our sundeck went from dark and dangerous to Light and inviting. Also completely remodeled our guest bathroom and installing a new shingle roof. 

Brian & Sarah Emmett

Excellent Work

We hired Ellington Woodworks for several remodeling projects in the past couple of years. Projects included: Velux skylight service, Exterior repairs and completely remodeling our Master bathroom. Jim, we just want to thank you for the excellent work you have done on our home. Our most recent project, the master bathroom is beautiful. We wish we had the money for you to remodel our entire home. We trust your judgement and appreciate your top quality work. You are a blessing to our family.

The Paynes Cary, NC

Extremely Satisfied

We hired Ellington Woodworks for three separate projects about three years apart. The first project involved installing a Velux skylight in our bonus room, the second project involved repairing tow skylights{installed by others} and the third project involved installing a new Velux skylight in our third floor bonus room. They were extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They completed the projects on time and on budget. They provided a quote with the contract and the quote did not change. Their President: Jim Ellington was on site during the entire process. We are extremely satisfied with the work. It is also worth mentioning that Jim offered appropriate and useful creative input into the location and design of the skylight to maximize natural light distribution. He also provided input on cost effect ways to tie the skylight into the rest of the room to make it look like it was original to the house. If anyone asked me for a recommendation for a remodeling or skylight specialist Ellington Woodworks would be my first recommendation.

The Atkinsons Raleigh, NC

Honest and Forthright

My wife and I have employed Ellington Woodworks for about 15 projects during the last 20 years. These have included the installation of 5 skylights, roof shingle replacement, renovation of our kitchen, our bathroom, siding replacement, sliding door replacement, sundeck replacement and a screened in porch. The work has been first class, for example the kitchen cabinets which he designed and built are better than we could purchase ready-made and they match perfectly to the original cabinets which we retained.

Ellington Woodworks generates quality work producing value for your money and guaranteeing it for the future. They are honest and forthright using computer generated contracts and change orders so one knows exactly what to expect. They have been on time and respond to all questions as they occur.

A day does not go by when I do not enjoy the natural light provided by the skylights, or sit on our screened porch. Whether in the kitchen or the new bathroom we are grateful of the work that was done. It is our distinct pleasure to recommend Ellington Woodworks without hesitation.

Earl R. MacCormac Raleigh, NC

We looked for weeks for someone who could replace our leaking skylight in our Master bathroom. We finally found Ellington Woodworks Inc. They had the experience and the expertise that was needed and they did an excellent job. They are very professional, fair and have the ability to fix many things in our home. We highly recommend Ellington Woodworks Inc to others in need of a experienced remodeling contractor.

Thanks Jim!

Ted & Lynda Raleigh, NC

Multi-Talented Remodeling Contractor

Ellington Woodworks has done excellent work for me as a Raleigh homeowner for many different projects including: Creating a 6 foot cased opening in a load bearing interior wall, Completely installing three large Velux skylights, exterior rotten wod replacement, exterior door replacement etc. Ellington Woodworks President, Jim Ellington is a multi-talented remodeling contractor who delivers excellent craftsmanship. Even better, he takes time to listen to you about what you want and offers several ideas for you to consider.He truly cares about doing the project correctly the first time. I enthusiastically recommend Ellington Woodworks.

Thanks for all your excellent work!

Dr. Joe Davis Raleigh, NC

Two Thumbs Up!

For over twenty years, Ellington Woodworks has been our "go to" contractor for several renovation projects. Prompt, clean and reliable, Jim and his staff have Designed and built our two car detached garage, new concrete driveway, installed a new shingle roof, replaced our windows using Pella products, replaced existing skylights in our sunroom using Velux products, replaced our basement custom door, installed new sundeck flooring and rails using TimberTech products and replaced our front porch rail system. They have helped us maintain and improve our home with professional advice through the years. With an accurate estimate, they take the job from start to finish. Two thumbs up!!!

Ginny B. Raleigh, NC

Experience and Integrity

We can highly recommend Jim Ellington with Ellington Woodworks Inc. We had 11 Velux skylights installed and all of our double hung windows replaced with Kolbe brand windows in 2006. They produced a firm and concise contract for both projects. The work was completed efficiently and professionally. Jim has the experience and integrity we all hope to find in a Residential Remodeling Contractor, but which is hard to come by these days. We have enjoyed your work and will not hesitate to call you again for future work. Thanks Jim!

The Ungers Cary, NC


We hired Ellington Woodworks to add a sewing room, remodel a Laundry room and remodel a Master Bathroom. We are beyond pleased with the entire job. There are a few things that made this a enjoyable experience. Jim kept us informed as to what to expect daily. He was upfront and honest about every phase of the project. We were completely comfortable with him having the keys to our home for access as needed. During the process he was always considerate of our privacy. In addition, I was very impressed with his knowledge and the advice he offered. The work was cutting corners from Jim. I would hire them again "in a New York minute" and you will not be disappointed if you let them handle your project. Wish I could have them remodel the entire house. They will be our "go to" contractor forever. Thanks again Jim.

The Richardson's Raleigh, NC