About Post and Beam Barns


Our Family Tree

From humble beginnings in Bolton, Connecticut and with a passionate desire to preserve the cultural and structural integrity that our New England ancestors adhered to, Roger Barrett Sr. established Country Carpenters in 1974 along with his wife Lois and a team of dedicated, skilled crafstmen.

Although fifty years and three generations have come to pass, our mission and philosophy at Country Carpenters remains the same. Since our first building went up in 1974, we have been helping loyal customers across the country fulfill their dreams of owning beautiful, period style homes and post and beam buildings through the success of our unique building kits.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re forging our way into the future with an effort to better clarify the family of brands our team has provided now for three generations. In doing so, we are excited to expand our capabilities by establishing a family of brands under the Country Carpenters name. Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters, and Post & Beam Barns by Country Carpenters now operate under the same family company, with the same values, vision, and philosophy that has satisfied customers for over 50 years. We plan to continue exceeding our clients’ expectations by creating quality handcrafted barns, outbuildings and homes for the next 50 years.

Our Story/Philosophy

In order to trace the history of our companies one must first return to a time before their existence; to a time not long after the Great Depression, to the small New England town of Mansfield, CT, along the banks of the Willimantic River. With dreams of one day building his own homestead, an industrious boy is there tending his traps. With wages earned working as a janitor, at the age of sixteen, he bought eighteen acres in Coventry, CT., there he built his first home. That young man was Roger Barrett. Although his school career was short, Roger had an insatiable hunger for learning and exemplified the term “self-taught.” Eventually his focus toward architecture, building, business management, and economics would equip him to build a business, with the help of his wife, son, and daughter, that now ships their products nationwide, and abroad, and employs a third generation of his own family.

A CALLING not to forget our rich COLONIAL HERITAGE.
Wanting the FLAVOR OF LIFE once found in the SIMPLICITY OF THE PAST.
Providing a building that is in HARMONY with the COUNTRYSIDE we live in.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE while not losing sight of the vanishing landscapes our forefathers fashioned.
Letting the reward of our work provide our needs while BRINGING JOY AND PEACE as it was intended.

My post and beam barn is awesome…[Post & Beam Barns by Country Carpenters] have the best team and barn in the market.

– Brian M, Lynnefield, MA

“A+ experience from beginning to end! Great designs, patient and responsive team, and highest quality end product!”

– Patrick R, Morristown, NJ

“After considerable research of local New England style post & beam builders, I made the decision to go with [Post & Beam Barns by Country Carpenters]. They excelled in providing me exceptional craftsmanship and personal services. I am extremely pleased with the quality materials and how the barn turned out. Thank you for providing me a professional and positive building experience!”

–Skip Z, Vernon, CT

Job Opportunities

Our team of expert craftsmen and office employees make us who we are. We offer competitive pay and benefits, along with an exceptional work environment. From carpenters to sales advisors, you’ll be sure to find just the right fit. Join our team today!