About Us

Proudly Serving Historical Building Enthusiasts Since 1999

Seven Decades of Combined Construction Experience

  • Construction Supervisor License (CSL) #: 75849

  • Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License #: 130789

  • Fully Insured

  • Several Staff CSL’s

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

  • Hoisting Engineers

  • Heavy Equipment Licensure

  • Adviser to the Construction Technology Program at Blackstone Valley Technical High School

  • Former board member & educational director NARI

  • Former board member Hopedale Historical Commission

  • Continued Education through Wentworth Institute of Technology, National Association of the Remolding Industry (NARI), National Woodworkers, Preservation Trade Association and National Kitchen & Bath Association

  • Studied Design at Newbury College

  • Studied Vocational Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Certificate in Small Business Management, then New England School of Small Business

  • Certificate of Small Business Entrepreneurship, a collaboration of Boston University and Interprise, Inc.

  • Grant Writing Certificate, Associated Grant Makers

  • University of Mass Dartmouth

  • University of Mass Amherst

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

  • Former and current studies at several MA community colleges

Bill Hardiman

Bill Hardiman, President of Old New England Restoration, Inc. is a veteran builder of more than thirty years. Bill studied at Newbury College, Boston University (via a partnership with entrepreneur agency, Interise, Inc.) and has taken classes at Wentworth Institute of Technology, amongst multiple other trade-specific educational institutions. He has served on historical commissions and as an educational board member and serves as an adviser. An impassioned historian and woodworker, it is Bill’s mission to keep alive the best of New England’s historical dwellings and the integrity of his fore-builders. The execution of the work he leads, combines old fashioned ideals with current technology, thus creating his own contribution to history. Bill gives his personal guarantee to oversee each job with the same work ethic as those who built the antique homes that he is so passionate about working on.

Cheri Hardiman

Cheri Hardiman, Vice President, has a background in small business, education, social work and community leadership. She studied vocational education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Cheri’s areas of interest are contracts, marketing, human resources and design. In some cases, she can assist with grant-writing and fund-raising for non-profit projects. She serves as the office manager and has a keen business sense, development being her greatest contribution. Cheri brings perspective to the business on many levels. She is instrumental in capitalizing on the countless passions and strengths of the staff that she is so very proud of.

Bill Hardiman Jr.

Bill Jr. is the longest standing employee and serves as an officer of Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc. He approaches everything with much thought and precision. He has automobile-related education and licensure for commercial driving (CDL) and heavy equipment operation. He has experience in nearly all areas of construction. His ability to problem-solve any issue is remarkable. A commitment to the highest of quality is, perhaps, the greatest strength that he brings to the family business that he has contributed to since childhood. Everything that Bill Jr. has studied, experienced and passionately believes in will aid him well in his study of architecture and engineering, which Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc. is proud and pleased to support. Bill Jr. can move, with ease, to any aspect of construction and is instrumental with operations, quality and safety protocols and standards, as well as business development.

Jen Hardiman

Over the last fifteen years, Jen has gained a wide variety of experience in the industry. Before joining the team at Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc., she worked with builders and architectural designers on high end appliances at Clarke, in Milford, MA. She has innate talent for artistic expression and is just as creative with problem-solving. With an eye for design and an easy-going personality, Jen is an ideal member of the design team and a beloved partner for our clients. Impassioned, she combines client’s visions with her talents, skills and design experience into software design to produce floor plans, elevations and 3-D drawings. These drawings serve as visual guidance as the design team, woodworking shop and clients work to realize “dream kitchens” and other projects. What truly brings Jen satisfaction is seeing the designs that she helps create come to life in our woodworking shop and finally the completion of the project, where the beauty and joy come to fruition.

Stephen Kemmett

Stephen serves as the Timber Framing Division Lead at Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc. and also directly supervises carpenters in historical work. Amongst other credentials, he holds licensure as a construction supervisor and home improvement contractor and is a hoisting engineer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history degree in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. While pursuing a master’s degree in teaching, he discovered timber framing/ post and beam construction and has never looked back. He believes passionately in preserving the precious historical and environmental resources in each home through craftsmanship and innovation. He has enjoyed a career that includes historical carpentry, woodworking and land stewardship. Prior to joining the team at Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc., Stephen worked as a self-employed timber framing contractor. In this capacity, he has built many post and bean structures, to include bridges, across the country. Stephen is dedicated to doing what is best for clients and their properties. His goal is always for better homes for generations to come. His passion for the ancient craft of timber framing construction in undeniable. Stephen’s nature is positive and motivating. He is a highly competent, hands-on supervisor and serves as a superior role model.

Ryan Neal

From an early age, Ryan began to acquire an interest in the preservation of our nation’s historic structures and the stories they hold within. He also developed an interest in construction as he participated in residential construction projects such as building new decks and completing interior renovations with family. He dreamt of a day where he could have a career that combined a passion for history with construction and project management. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in August 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Facilities Planning & Management and was hired by Wentworth upon graduation. His education and ensuing work provided an avenue to gain hands-on knowledge and experience with project management elements such as contractor coordination, project organization and effective communication. He then researched companies where he could achieve his goal of historic preservation construction. Proudly, Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc. was his top choice. Ryan has gained much knowledge and experience in historical preservation and restoration and custom woodworking, allowing him the opportunity to succeed at his dream career. Ryan is a talented carpenter, a valued project coordinator and a pleasure to work with.

David Morais

David is a member of the Woodworking division and has many years of experience working with his hands. As a graduate from BVT in the electrical program, he found his love for the trades and construction. Following high school, David graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Building and Construction Technology and a minor in Economics. For the first few years out of college, David worked as a project manager for a residential contractor in the greater Boston area where he continued to learn about and oversee the
construction processes involved in old home restoration. Eventually, he found himself missing the opportunity to work with his hands and landed himself at Old New England Restoration & woodworking, Inc. with a particular interest in custom cabinetry making. David possesses a passion for volunteerism, spending a week every summer in the coal-mining town of Kermit, West Virginia to help the less-fortunate since 2014. In this capacity, he has carried out projects of varying scopes, ranging from new deck builds and custom barn door fabrication, to rotting subfloor repair. He  contributes significantly to the operations of the woodworking shop. He is a well-rounded and talented carpenter, who demonstrates love of his work every day.

Pat Gaffney

Pat serves as the Excavation & Foundation Division Lead at Old New England Restoration & Woodworking, Inc. He is a hoisting engineer with nearly a decade of experience. He has held several leadership positions throughout Massachusetts in excavation and foundation work. Patrick has gained extensive knowledge and experience in site work, to include excavation lay-out, blueprint-reading, utility tie-in, structure setting, infiltration systems, septic systems and deconstruction. With the capacity to perform site work, from commencement to completion, he is a valuable asset. Pat, who has been known by the Hardiman family for more than 20 years, actually worked for Old New England Restoration & Woodworking,Inc. as a carpenter almost that long ago. We are delighted with his return in 2022.