Maurer & Shepherd Joyners, LLC.

Founded in a small Glastonbury, CT garage in1973 by the late Tony Maurer, Maurer and Shepherd Joyners has grown from a one man shop to a nationally recognized and respected business. In 1976 Hap Shepherd, owner and operator, partnered with Mr. Maurer and the two moved the business into an old civil war era factory just down the road. For the past thirty-plus years Maurer and Shepherd Joyners Inc. has been producing high quality custom millwork. 

From the beginning our focus has been historical preservation and quality craftsmanship. This focus has made us knowledgeable not only about the joinery techniques of the 17th, 18th and early 19th Centuries, but also about America’s architectural history.

Over the years Tony and Hap brought in additional craftsmen, but always kept the shop small and focused. To this day we are still located in the same building in Glastonbury, and we still take the same approach toward our work. Each person has his own project, and the job is seen all the way through by the same worker, from selecting the right lumber to the final swipe of the hand plane. 

We have proudly built pieces for historical residences and commercial buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, where accuracy in every detail is of the utmost importance. However we take just as much pride in producing quality custom millwork for private residences throughout the country, overseas, and for your home. 

In February 2015, Hap Sherherd announced this retirement and our shop was purchased by Brian Cooper of The Cooper Group. Brian has over thirty five years of historic restoration, preservation, and reproduction experience. Hap and Brian have had a long standing friendship that has produced a number of successful projects. The Cooper Group is excited about the addition of Maurer & Shepherd Joyners, LLC.

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 four 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
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historic Restoration & Reproduction
  • Barn Restoration
  • Architectural Millwork
  • Entranceways, Doors, & Windows
  • Custom Cabinetry, Kitchens, & Baths
  • Custom Furniture
  • CAD Services & Shop Drawings
  • Geothermal & Solar Energy Solutions

Connecticut License #0631106
New York License #38796-H
Rhode Island License #172593046
Massachusetts License #148848