978.274.1862 office@harperelm.com


Our aim is for our work to tell our story for generations.

Our Mission

Harper ELM is defined by our craftsmanship and professionalism, whether the scope of work focuses on old or new construction.

The structures on which we focus were built by hand and meant to last.  It is with this same attitude that we conduct our business.

We hold ourselves and our work to the highest standards and are committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients.

The age of the village carpenter has passed, but it is not forgotten.  Harper Elm is here to step into that role, whether it’s raising a new frame, repairing an old one, or simply rehabilitating a structure to meet the needs of its occupant.

Timber Framing
Historic Restoration

Our Inspiration

The Shakers perceived beauty as something that originates from the object’s usefulness.  In this era of agricultural consolidation, the need for barns has passed for many property owners.

Our purpose is to work with clients to tailor a vision for turning these burdens into something beautiful and useable again, and making sure that vision becomes reality.

A home should be just that, a refuge, a place of comfort and reflection.  A home is where we spend the majority of our lives, and Harper ELM is here to craft that space into a place worthy of being called, “home.”

The Heart of Our Work

  • Custom home building
  • Historic home renovation
  • Barn restoration
  • Barn conversion
  • Timber frame additions
  • New timber frames
  • Antique frame sourcing and raising
  • Home and barn foundation repair
  • Architectural carpentry
  • Built-in furniture and cabinetry
  • Roofing
  • Decks
  • Timber frame bridges
  • Siding, doors, and windows
  • Slate and copper
Custom Built Kitchen

“Thoughtful, knowledgeable and really into what they do. We’re just embarking on the renovation process and are happy to have HarperElm leading the way. Super nice guys too.”

Regan Dillon Winkler
Hired Harper Elm in 2016

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Type of Project

53 School Street, Acton, MA 01720