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Building with Integrity

At Cooper & Company, we believe a job done on time and under budget is its own reward. Ted Cooper believed it when he started this firm in 1967, and we still believe it today. As we have transitioned into the second generation of leadership at Cooper & Company, Steve and Jim Cooper remain committed to the ideals and values set forth by their father, Ted, almost 50 years ago.

Cooper & Company was founded in 1967 as a full-service general contracting firm committed to serving clients in Georgia and throughout the south. Based in the metro Atlanta area, Cooper & Company has successfully completed over 600 projects in all divisions of construction.

And while a lot of things have changed since 1967, our approach to construction has remained constant. The four pillars that guided us in 1967 are the same four pillars that guide us today: Excellence, Integrity, Cooperation, and Safety.

Whether a contract is negotiated, construction manager at risk or bid, our project team can provide Pre-Con Estimating/Value Engineering, General Contracting, Construction Management, and Design/Build Services for your project.

Specialists In Commercial Construction

Under the second generation of family leadership, Cooper & Company’s clients can rest assured that the values set forth by Ted Cooper in 1967 are still our driving principles: Excellence, Integrity, Cooperation and Safety. We instill those values in each of our team members to make sure that the Cooper Way is evident no matter who is on your project team.

Ted Cooper
Ted CooperChief Executive Officer

Ted Cooper has over fifty years of construction experience. He began his construction career by working in the family construction business and ready-mix concrete company through high school and college. He served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion from 1961 to 1963 and received an honorable discharge.

He has been President of Cooper & Company since it was founded in 1967. He has served as CEO since 2002. He takes an active role in all projects and maintains close contact with the Project Manager, Superintendent, Owner and Architect.

His construction experience consists of schools, churches, office buildings, warehouse and manufacturing facilities, recreational facilities, poultry processing plants, wastewater treatment plants, hazard waste facilities, renovations and expansions, historic restorations, and all types of public facilities.

Ted Cooper has been an active AGC member, both locally and nationally since 1963. He served as as President of Georgia Branch AGC from 1994 to 1995. He has served on many of the Chapter’s committees during his membership and has been a Director of the Georgia Branch AGC since 1989.

In 2004 Ted was honored as the recipient of the S.I.R Award. (An award given to members who exemplify the motto of the association: Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.) He is a Trustee of the CompTrust AGC of Georgia and has served since its inception in 1982. Since 2006 he has served as Chairman of CompTrust AGC.

Ted has attended National Conventions since 1964 and has served on the Insurance and Bond Committee, Quality in Construction Committee, and Closely-Held Business Committee. Ted has also been a member of the AGC 535 Club since 1984. In 1995 he was elected as a National Director and continues to serve in this capacity.

Golfing is one of Ted’s passions.

Steve Cooper
Steve CooperPresident | Principal

Steve Cooper began his construction career at an early age, working in the field during high school and summer breaks. In 1989 he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Poly Technical Institute.

Steve has twenty eight years of construction experience including estimating, safety training, with project management of aquatic centers, educational, correctional, recreational and religious facilities totaling $150M. Additionally, he has provided leadership while overseeing over $400M of various construction projects.

As President of the corporation since 2002, he is responsible for all operations of the firm. In his spare time, Steve enjoys outdoor activities especially quail hunting and trout fishing.

Jim Cooper
Jim CooperVice President | Principal

Jim Cooper began his construction career working with Cooper & Company on summer and holiday breaks during high school and college. During those formative years, he served as a Laborer, Carpenter’s Helper, Assistant Superintendent and Assistant Project Manager.

After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Building Construction (Cum Laude), Jim became a full-time Project Manager / Estimator for Cooper & Company.

His construction experience includes schools, churches, medical research and industrial projects. Jim is responsible for all Cooper & Company pre-construction activities, including the marketing and estimating of approximately 50 projects (totaling $100M) annually.

Jim is a a Georgia AGC Board Member and currently serves on the 401k Task Force for the Georgia AGC.

Jim’s interests include Golf. Tennis, watching Football (college & pro) and spending time with his family.

Ray Neal
Ray NealDirector of Operations

Ray possesses more than seventeen years experience in the local construction industry, managing well over a million square feet of construction projects in an array of markets: Retail, Hospitality, Municipal, Education and Recreation.

Ray is originally from Alabama and is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where is an avid tailgater and serves as the resident chef/master griller at Yellow Jacket home games. He and his wife, Kristy, live in Decatur.

Send Email: ray@coopergc.com

Chris Ritchie
Chris RitchieDirector of Field Operations

Chris brings over fifteen years experience in all aspects of the construction industry to the Cooper team.  He has overseen the construction of well over a million square feet of construction projects in an array of markets: Retail, Hospitality, Municipal, Education and Recreation.  Chris’s experience with Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and being the primary contact for many Construction Manager at Risk project provides our owners with the expertise they need to complete jobs successfully.

Chris is originally from Northeast Georgia and is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University.  He spends his free time spending as much time with his family as possible through coaching his kids youth sports teams. He and his wife, Rena, live in Gainesville.

Send Emailchris@coopergc.com

Todd Davis
Todd DavisPre-Construction Services

Todd brings over 13 years of construction experience in both preconstruction and operations.  He has experience in an array of markets including Municipal, Education, Multifamily, Healthcare, Federal/Military, Religious, CM at Risk & Hard bid Projects among others.  Todd’s experience in both preconstruction and operations provides insight that helps deliver a quality product for our clients.

Todd has lived in North Georgia his entire life and is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University.  He spends his free time with his family and enjoys sports, running and spending time outdoors.  He and his wife Jennifer live in Cumming.

Amanda Groover
Amanda GrooverMarketing Director
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Executive Leadership / Senior Management

In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business. Thus was the case with our President and Vice President, Steve & Jim Cooper. Both men have grown up learning the business from their father and have served in every position imaginable within the company. Now that Cooper & Company has entered into our second generation of family ownership and management, our clients can rest assured that the values set forth by Ted Cooper in 1967 are still our driving principles: Excellence, Integrity, Cooperation and Safety.

Ted, Steve, Jim Cooper

Ted Cooper

Ted Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Bio & Experience

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

President

Bio & Experience

Steve Cooper began his construction career at an early age, working in the field during high school and summer breaks. In 1989 he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Poly Technical Institute.

Steve has twenty eight years of construction experience including estimating, safety training, with project management of aquatic centers, educational, correctional, recreational and religious facilities totaling $150M. Additionally, he has provided leadership while overseeing over $400M of various construction projects.

As President of the corporation since 2002, he is responsible for all operations of the firm. In his spare time, Steve enjoys outdoor activities especially quail hunting and trout fishing.

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper

Vice President

Bio & Experience

Jim Cooper began his construction career working with Cooper & Company on summer and holiday breaks during high school and college. During those formative years, he served as a Laborer, Carpenter’s Helper, Assistant Superintendent and Assistant Project Manager.

After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Building Construction (Cum Laude), Jim became a full-time Project Manager / Estimator for Cooper & Company.

His construction experience includes schools, churches, medical research and industrial projects. Jim is responsible for all Cooper & Company pre-construction activities, including the marketing and estimating of approximately 50 projects (totaling $100M) annually.

Jim is a a Georgia AGC Board Member and currently serves on the 401k Task Force for the Georgia AGC.

Jim’s interests include Golf. Tennis, watching Football (college & pro) and spending time with his family.

Ray Neal

Ray Neal

Director of Operations

Bio & Experience

Ray possesses more than seventeen years experience in the local construction industry, managing well over a million square feet of construction projects in an array of markets: Retail, Hospitality, Municipal, Education and Recreation.

Ray is originally from Alabama and is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where is an avid tailgater and serves as the resident chef/master griller at Yellow Jacket home games. He and his wife, Kristy, live in Decatur.

Send Email: ray@coopergc.com

Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie

Senior Project Manager

Bio & Experience

Chris brings over fifteen years experience in all aspects of the construction industry to the Cooper team.  He has overseen the construction of well over a million square feet of construction projects in an array of markets: Retail, Hospitality, Municipal, Education and Recreation.  Chris’s experience with Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and being the primary contact for many Construction Manager at Risk project provides our owners with the expertise they need to complete jobs successfully.

Chris is originally from Northeast Georgia and is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University.  He spends his free time spending as much time with his family as possible through coaching his kids youth sports teams. He and his wife, Rena, live in Gainesville.

Send Emailchris@coopergc.com

Alana Hill

Alana Hill

Controller

Bio & Experience

Amanda Groover

Amanda Groover

Director of Marketing

Bio & Experience

Amanda has more than fifteen years experience in marketing arena and has spent the last five years specializing in the construction industry.  She focuses on maintaining and enhancing the brand image by projecting the company’s four pillars through business development, public relations, community engagement, digital and print marketing efforts.

Amanda is originally from Clarkesville, GA and is a graduate of the University of North Georgia Mike Cottrell School of Business and Ashford University where she obtained her MBA in marketing.  When she is not representing Cooper, she is participating a multitude of service projects through, running 5K’s,  hitting the gym or cheering on her favorite college team. She is an active member of Rotary International, 12Stone Church, numerous local Chamber of Commerce organizations, and serves on the Board of Directors for Acceptance Recovery Center in Athens, GA.

She currently resides with her husband Matthew and Son Tyler in Flowery Branch.

Send Email: amanda@coopergc.com

Alana Hill
Alana HillController

Alana is an experienced accounting and finances professional who brings her skills with numbers to financial and human services side of the Cooper team.  She oversees the financial accountability of the business as well as helping to manage all areas of human resources.

Alana is originally from Dawsonville, Georgia and is a graduate of the University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell School of Business.  She spends her free time participating in activities with her church and cross training. She and her husband, Josh, reside in Dawsonville.

Email:  Alana@Coopergc.com

Gail Cooper
Gail CooperAccount Executive

Gail has over 50 years of experience helping with the day to day operations for Cooper & Company.  She has established working relationships with vendors, sub-contractors, and owners to ensure the success of the internal office organization of Cooper.

Gail currently loves spending time with her husband when they are not in the office and getting to enjoy the company of her multiple grandchildren

Email:  gail@coopergc.com

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OUR REVIEWS

“ In my years of experience, I have not seen a school look this good before classes began. You should all be proud.”

-P. Scott Southerland, AIA, LEED AP / Technical Director, Collins Cooper Carusi Architects

“ I can highly recommend Cooper General Contractors for any new commercial construction or remodel/retrofit.”

Tony Norce, Assistant Principal , West Forsyth High School

“I just wanted to send a note to you for the outstanding job Cooper & Co. did on our Fire Training project. … The professional way they performed on a daily basis is appreciated by all parties involved with this project. Their personal efforts made this one of the best experiences both my Department and the Fire Department have had with construction services.”

Gray Booth, Gwinnett County | Facilities Management Division

“From planning to completion, Cooper & Company staff served as viable members of the project team.  Their professionalism and knowledge were assets to the positive outcomes of the many challenges we faced with this project. We are very pleased with the results of the project and recommend the services of Cooper and Company without reservation.”

Sandra Harris-Hooker, Ph. D, Moorehouse School of Medicine