CrossWorks Carpentry.   "Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"





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Colossians 3: 23-24

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord

rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord

you will receive the reward of the inheritance.

It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

[1Peter 4:10-11]








Now among the Lawrenceville, GA carpenters & serving the Atlanta Metro Area and surrounding communities with exceptional customer service, dependability, and integrity and centrally located in Lawrenceville.  I will also be affiliated with my brother Gary Gervais Talbot owner and sole proprietor of

Excellence in Carpentry  located in Suwanee. Gary was awarded the Angie's List "Super Service Award" in 2013 & 2016 and continues to provide Excellence in Carpentry. As one of your Lawrenceville Carpenters, I'm excited to provide my services to the local community.

                  I started my venture into carpentry 34 years ago, and over those years I've acquired a wealth of knowledge in not only the new construction aspect of building, but also gained knowledge in commercial work, extensive remodeling, and materials sales. Carpentry has always been a passion for me, and a desire for excellence in workmanship is "second nature". `

                  Feel free to explore the hundreds of pictures found on my website, which will show mostly "before", "during" and "after" pictures of most all my projects. Whether it's having done kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, composite decking, screened in porches, siding, minor to major rot repairs, storm doors, entry doors, replacement windows, new construction windows, patio doors, basement remodeling, attic remodeling, custom window seats, custom shelving or something as simple as replacing a door knob, the goal has always been to please the customer from start to finish.

                  My work area will generally cover a 20 to 30 mile radius outside of Lawrenceville. Which will include the following areas and surround communities: East of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Auburn, Braselton, Buford, Chamblee, Cumming, Dacula, Dunwoody, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Lilburn, Monroe, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Snellville, Sugar Hill,  & Suwanee, 













Recent Testimonial


  Angie's List Review

We were remodeling our kitchen and needed a professional who could turn our vision into reality. Mike is an excellent carpenter who did just that! He turned low cost stock cabinets into a beautiful custom looking kitchen, converted a small half bath into a custom pantry and laid new hardwood flooring, Mike is a top notch professional who listens to what his customers want. I have dealt with many workmen who tell me why something cannot be done, but not Mike - he will find a way to make it happen. Mike is also blessed with an abundance of patience- perfect for the homeowner who is overwhelmed with the many choices remodeling entails. We will absolutely use him again!

Valerie Youngren

Roswell, GA


  Angie's List Review

Mike was a consummate professional, he arrived when he said he would, performed the work at the price agreed upon, his work quality was excellent and he cleaned up the worksite every night before he left. It was a pleasure doing business with Mike, I would highly recommend him and I will use him again in the future! 

Terry Brady

Sugarhill, GA


11  Angie's List Review

Working with Mike was great. I recently had a contractor bolt half way through finishing the basement and remodeling the kitchen. My trust of contractors is not very high. Mike is an exceptional craftsman, and it definitely shows in his work. He always showed up on time, gave good advice, was very easy to talk to, and has very high integrity.  You definitely get what you pay for and the quality of his work and attention to detail is incredible.  The contractor who bolted left a ton of debris in my backyard and even Mike offered to leave his trailer so I could fill it up and then took it to the dump for me.  Mike is also a very hard worker.  He doesn't lollygag around, while he was at our house he was always working.  I would definitely hire Mike again and will be sure to recommend him to my friends and neighbors. 

Ryan Discher

Suwanee, GA


November 2015 Angie's List Review

What a delight it is to find a person who is not only an exceptional carpenter who takes pride in his work, but is also honest, fair and, one of the hardest personality traits to find in this day and age --  RELIABLE
we could not be happier with the finished product, the communication, the price -- the whole package.
the carpentry skills are exceptional -- Mike is not JUST a handyman or a deck guy -- but a CARPENTER
We have a third project planned for Crossworks Carpentry this spring
you cannot go wrong -- just exceptional

Mark Moncino

Atlanta, GA


October 2015 Angie's List Review

Mike remodeled our kitchen earlier this year. His attention to detail and ideas helped us to create a kitchen that is now a joy to cook in. He was reliable, on time, and a pleasure to work with. I appreciate he sense of accountability for the work he did. I would hire him again in a heartbeat for my next project.

Angela Robinson

Sandy Springs, GA




October 2015 Angie's List Review

Mike repaired damage to laundry room due to water infiltration. He removed rotted flooring, sub-floor, floor joists, exterior siding, damaged wall framing, and insulation. Installed new pressure treated lumber, sub-floor, insulation, and drywall in all affected areas. Installed flashing on exterior wall and caulked the areas where water had previously infiltrated. He worked with other contractors (i.e. plumber and termite control co.) to coordinate his work and their work to complete the job in a timely and efficient manner.  

Mike did an outstanding job. He is very knowledgeable and highly skilled. He showed up as scheduled, he prepared a contract listing everything that would be done and the price. He thoroughly explained what needed to be done to repair the damage and to prevent it in the future. He was punctual, efficient, and very professional. We had to coordinate with other contractors and he was very accommodating. The cost was very close to his original estimate. This is a rental property and the work had to be coordinated with tenants as well. Mike took care to keep them informed of when he would be there and to answer their questions. He was great to work with and I will definitely use him again in the future.

Tom Hicks

Duluth, GA


 Angie's List Review

I hired Mike on the spot due to his price and his overall demeanor. 
 Mike stayed in contact with me throughout the project and arrived and left at the times he said he would.  He cleaned up everyday and provided me progress reports throughout the job.  The job ran a little bit over the $1k quote, but as with all rot repair, you see more rot once you get up on the ladder than was in the original quote.  Mike was very up front about the cost overruns and offered suggestions to avoid as much expense as possible.  I admit I dont know much about carpentry, but all the repairs look to be correct and my window is no longer leaking.  He used all rot resistant materials in his repairs.  
 Mike is a VERY honest individual and I would not hesitate to hire him again.  Once you see the graphic on his business cards or website and his slogan, you will fully understand why his business is named Crossworks and you will understand the man behind it all. 

Fredrick Kavanaugh

Lawrenceville, GA


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                                                                  Past Project    



                                                                               Gainesville Screened-n Porch                        





Have you found yourself staring at a rotted door frame or perhaps that unsightly trim up high every day as you arrive home from work? You know it needs attention but who would take on such a small task and how much does it actually cost? Well, whether it involves the rotted base of your door frame, window sills, or just any exterior trim in general that needs a little touch up without having to replace an entire door or window...I can help! I always provide free estimates and I'd be more than happy to take away any eye sore. Give me a call!  770-714-0275







14 Year History

[This series of photo's represent only a portion of work done over the past 14 years since the business was established]
















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