“I believe that restoration is not only about the preservation of historic buildings, but the preservation of the craftsmanship that is required to save these significant structures. Walking through the ashes of a burned down 1780s cape, I managed to salvage the only survivor of that intentional fire; hand wrought nails. This was just one of many buildings prior to and since, unable to escape such a fate, and it awakened a passion in me. The possibility of breathing new life into homesteads that continue to exist in our landscape centuries after they were built became my calling, and in 1977, Early New England Restorations was conceived. Two decades later, with the desire to produce our own entranceways, windows and moldings, I purchased an architectural millworking business, now Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork. Today, my focus remains the same; first, to preserve history, be architecturally respectful and build to last the test of time, and second, to preserve the craft by passing on those skills to the next generation.”   

- Brian M. Cooper, President


The Cooper Group

The Cooper Group is a collaboration of skilled craftsmen and designers who share in the commitment to preserving New England's rich architectural heritage. We integrate any period or style with twenty-first century technology. The Cooper Group consists of five independent companies that share resources, knowledge, and expertise. 

Our leadership team is involved in every project we undertake, working personally with clients and design and construction professionals to assemble and direct the best team and approach for our client's requests. Years of successful projects and satisfied clients are a testament to our high quality work and professionalism.  We understand that each project is unique and we are responsive to diverse program requirements. Our wide variety of experience and services can turn your project idea into reality.

  • Architectural & Interior Design
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • New Construction
  • Custom Building
  • Renovations & Additions
  • Structural Repair
  • Geothermal & Solar Energy Solutions
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historic Restoration & Reproduction
  • Barn Restoration
  • Architectural Millwork
  • Entranceways, Doors, & Windows
  • Custom Cabinetry, Kitchens, & Baths
  • Custom Furniture
  • CAD Services & Shop Drawings