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About Us

Proudly Serving Historical Building Enthusiasts Since 1999
About About

More than Seven Decades of Combined Construction 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 Interprise, 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

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 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. 

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 is starting up our sitework division. 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, 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 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

Stephen serves as the Timber Framing Division Lead at Old New England Restoration, 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, 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, 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.

Emily Morrill

Emily, who joined the office team in 2022, is an absolute pleasure. 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 a certificate of paralegal studies from MassBay Community College and interned with a local law firm, an associates degree in criminal justice and is continuing her education at UMass Boston. Her other experiences include customer service and sales. Even as a newer member of Old New England Restoration , Inc., she is making her mark. Her professional and organized nature and office skillset are of great value and importance. While Emily remains a part-time 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 asset to our team.  

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