Brian Cooper began his career in construction as part of a small family drywall business over 30 years ago, working alongside family members learning the trade and eventually running crews. Along the way, Brian enrolled in business classes and drafting courses and gained relative work experience, such as working in contract sales in lumber and drafting for larger construction companies.
As a Cherokee citizen in northeast Oklahoma, it became a natural fit for Brian to use his construction knowledge to serve others in Indian Country. In 2002, he transitioned to working for the Cherokee Nation in the Community Services Department, managing Housing Rehabilitation and Self-Help Initiative projects. In 2008, Brian started his own construction business working almost exclusively within the Cherokee Nation boundaries, still working on rehabilitations and NAHASDA Housing Accessibility projects, now from a contractor’s perspective. Meeting the people behind the projects was important then and now, and these projects within Cherokee Nation served a dynamic role in the growth of the company.
Since that time, Cooper Construction, Inc. has been growing, continually striving to improve its best practices and meet goals relevant to its core values. Cooper Construction, Inc is proud to be a Native American company, employing Native Americans and growing our business through work with Native American Tribes. This attitude helped earn the company the 2010 Cherokee Nation TERO Certified Indian Construction Business of the Year Award, as well as other recognitions in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Interested in working with Cooper Construction, Inc. or joining our team as an employee? Contact us today.