About Us

About Founder

Brad Cooper

In 1997, two friends and I started MC² Homes, turning from creating custom furniture to my life-long passion of custom built, high-quality home.

Four years later, I took over MC² Homes with my wife Ellen, who is still involved in my company to this day while running her own non-profit.
One of my original partners still does our drafting and floor plan designs to this day.

We have a steady crew of great craftsman (some have been with me for over 20 years). We pride ourselves in doing high-quality work on every job site, no matter how large or small. The people I have working for me, I completely trust with my business and reputation, and in turn, your vision and investment.

Fun Fact: Our name is not derived from E=MC² (though Ellen jokingly says it does since her name starts with an “E”). MC² is the initials of the original 3 founders. One “M” and two “C’s”. I am one of the “C’s”.


Frame Up Now

FrameUpNow manufactures Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to conform to your engineered metal house frame plans or choose from one of our DIY metal home skeletons. Frame components, panels and trusses can be delivered,  or shipped to the job site ready for erection and assembly. Metal framing without welding…fully framed homes appear in days NOT weeks. 

  • Cold-formed steel (CFS) skeleton parts are made from structural quality sheet steel that are formed into shapes such as C-sections by roll forming the steel through a series of dies. No heat is required to form the shapes (unlike hot-rolled steel). FrameUpNow DIY framing packages are lighter than other framing materials – In most cases no lifting equipment required, light weight steel frame trusses, one person can easily carry an 8-foot-wide fabricated panel resulting in no need trying to find a residential house framer near you, you can DIY FrameUpNow homes yourself.
  • All frame panels and parts are labeled and fit perfectly – no waste and no need to cull or sort.
  • Frames from cold formed steel won’t shrink, twist or warp over time, so there’s less chance of sticking windows, jammed doors and wavy roof lines.
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