Our roots start with Charles “Sonny” Cooper who founded Cooper Rail Service in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1982 serving mostly railroad customers. Brothers Kit and Ryan purchased the business from their father in 2007 and have grown the business considerably by broadening the service offering as well as the customer base to include governmental, agricultural and industrial customers. This expansion lead to the formation of Cooper Contracting.

With over 50 years combined experience in project design and management and 75+ years combined experience in heavy equipment operation, we specialize in bridge design & build, demolition, excavation, site work and crane work. Our entire management team has input on each job and our safety-minded operators are experts in their field so we can work creatively, efficiently and estimate accurately.

We want to help you complete your project on time, on budget and above expectation.
Talk to our experienced team today!

We Are Proud Members Of:
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
  • American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association

Our roots start with Charles “Sonny” Cooper who founded Cooper Rail Service in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1982 serving mostly railroad customers. Brothers Kit and Ryan purchased the business from their father in 2007 and have grown the business considerably by broadening the service offering as well as the customer base to include governmental, agricultural and industrial customers. This expansion lead to the formation of Cooper Contracting.

With over 50 years combined experience in project design and management and 75+ years combined experience in heavy equipment operation, we specialize in bridge design & build, demolition, excavation, site work and crane work. Our entire management team has input on each job and our safety-minded operators are experts in their field so we can work creatively, efficiently and estimate accurately.

We want to help you complete your project on time, on budget and above expectation.
Talk to our experienced team today!

We Are Proud Members Of:
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
  • American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association

The Cooper Contracting Team

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Ryan Cooper
Owner & President

Ryan started with the company in 1985 as a machine operator and by 1992 began managing projects. He became President in 2007 when he and his brother purchased the business from their father Charles “Sonny” Cooper. Ryan’s passion lies in managing the equipment side of the business. He ensures efficiency in our execution by having the right equipment for every job.

Ryan is a Certified Welder – Fabricator, Crane/Equipment Operator, CDL Driver. He holds certifications in Roadway Worker Protection Contractor Safety – CSX & Norfolk Southern and E-RAILSAFE – Certified Contractor

Family-Owned

Brothers Kit and Ryan purchased Cooper Rail Service from their father and have expanded the business to Cooper Contracting.

Trustworthy

We’re your neighbors and a local small business. We deliver a bid and timeline you can trust!

Experienced Team

Our team is dedicated, trained and licensed to complete a successful project – every time.

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Cooper Contracting specializes in excavating, demolition and crane work in Southern Indiana.

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Cooper Contracting specializes in excavating, demolition and crane work in Southern Indiana.