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About Us

Proudly Serving Historical Building Enthusiasts Since 1999
About About

More than Seven Decades of Combined Design, Construction & Management Experience

  • Construction Supervisor License (CSL) #: 75849

  • Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License #: 130789

  • Fully Insured

  • Several Staff Construction Supervisor Licenses

  • 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 Interise, Inc.

  • Grant Writing Certificate, Associated Grant Makers

  • University of Mass Dartmouth

  • University of Mass Amherst

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

  • University of Rhode Island

  • Former and current studies at several MA community colleges

  • Training in Universal Design (aging in place)

Bill Hardiman

Bill Hardiman, President of Old New England Restoration, Inc., is a veteran builder of more than thirty years. Bill, who has an innate sense of design and deep appreciation of historic design, studied at Newbury College and 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 the mission of Bill and the Historical Division to keep the very best of New England’s historical dwellings and the integrity with which our fore builders, who constructed the buildings/homes that we are honored to work on, alive. The execution of our preservations/restorations and additions combines the original builders’ values, our historical expertise, and our client’s visions with current day technology, thus making our own contribution to history.

Cheri Hardiman

Cheri Hardiman, Vice President of Old New England Restoration, Inc., serves as a consultant and officer. She has a background in small business, education, social work and community leadership. Cheri’s areas of interest are contracts, marketing, development and grant-writing and fund-raising for non-profit projects. Cheri also serves as design consultant for Universal Design (aging in place).

Bill Hardiman Jr.

Bill Jr. is the longest standing employee of Old New England Restoration, Inc. and serves as the Safety and Standards Officer and heads the sitework division, Old New England Development. It is in this regard that Bill Jr.’s love of design is expressed. He approaches everything with much thought and precision. He holds licensure for commercial driving (CDL) and heavy equipment operation (Hoisting Engineer). 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. 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 sixteen years, Jen has gained a wide variety of experience in the industry. Before joining the team at Old New England Restoration, 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.

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Stephen Kemmett

Amongst other credentials, Stephen 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 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 project management, historical carpentry, woodworking and land stewardship. Prior to joining Old New England Restoration Inc., Stephen worked as a self-employed post and beam 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 centuries-old craft of post and beam construction is undeniable. Stephen’s nature is positive and  motivating. He is a highly competent, hands-on supervisor and serves as a superior role model. While Steve’s longer-term goal includes relocation to WI, he remains an interictal member of the team.

Emily Morrill

Emily is a project coordinator who is enormously skilled at assisting with the management of projects. Her professional and organized nature and skillset are of great value as she works hard to keep projects on track. Having grown up in a family with many carpenters, she fits right in. A lover of art and history, she finds herself in good company. Emily holds an associates degree in criminal justice and a certificate of paralegal studies from MassBay Community College and interned with a local law firm. She is continuing her education at UMass Boston. She is highly regarded by internal and external colleagues and clients alike. While Emily remains a student, we hope she will be with us at some level, for years to come.


Nick joined Old New England Restoration, Inc. in December 2022, and quickly became an integral member of our team. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island. He is a skilled craftsman with over ten years of landscaping experience, with the last seven’s focus being on hardscape design and construction both in office and on site. He is an incredibly detail oriented and level-headed professional who never loses sight of the bigger picture—which makes him a joy to work with. Nick considers the best ways of doing everything, never cutting corners, and taking all potential consequences into consideration before making any decisions. Nick is a talented carpenter, and an incredible design sense and an asset to our team.  

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