The Cooper Mechanical story began with Lou Cooper, Sr. At 15, Lou took a summer job unloading trucks for a plumbing supply house. After he graduated from high school, Lou was promoted to selling plumbing supplies full-time behind the counter. A go-getter, he worked as a plumber’s apprentice on the weekends and evenings to make extra money. As Lou gained experience and became an expert in the field, he joined Plumbers Local 690 in Philadelphia.
In 1976, Lou and his wife, Gerry, founded Cooper Plumbing and Heating. Lou handled the operations and Gerry was responsible for the administrative work. Soon after opening its doors, they added a full-service HVAC Division and changed their name to Cooper Mechanical Inc. The business has continued to expand since then. Services now include custom plumbing and HVAC design, historical renovations, additions, custom ductwork and fabrication, and much more. The company also boasts the only retail showroom in Upper Bucks County, comprehensive retail parts counter for professionals and DIYers, and an expert service department. Most importantly, Cooper Mechanical has grown to over 50 employees strong.