Meet The Team

Frank R. Coppola, III

Owner

 f.coppola@coppolabrothersllc.com

Frank R. Coppola, III is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with a degree in Business Management. He enjoyed a nine-year successful career as a Commodities and Equities Trader with a Series 7,55, & 63 certification. Coppola intended to remain on Wall Street; however, he literally got stressed out of the grind. The “entrepreneurial spirit” kicked in and he decided to venture into construction. Coppola Brothers LLC was born 2015. The Coppola brothers are Frank and Miranda Coppola’s sons; Mitchell and Joseph Coppola (Frank does not have a brother).

Frank Coppola founded the American Tae Kwon Do Academy (ATKDA) in 1990, which is still thriving today. Frank is currently a 7th Degree Black Belt having continuously trained since 1986. He has proudly promoted 13 students to the rank of 5th Degree! Each one has been with him for over 20 years. He has also promoted over 206 people to the rank of First Degree and has taught at the Somerset Hills YMCA since 1993.

The secret weapon to Coppola Brothers’ success has been an extensive vetting process by Frank’s yellow Labrador retriever, Bentley. Simply put, if Bentley doesn’t like you, then Coppola Brothers is not the contractor for you. Bentley, with a single paw, transformed the company culture to embrace “dog friendly people”. Frank or Bentley would be happy to elaborate on this in person. Frank’s dog moments happen every day when Bentley reminds him TODAY is the best day ever!

Frank R. Coppola, III is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with a degree in Business Management. He enjoyed a nine-year successful career as a Commodities and Equities Trader with a Series 7,55, & 63 certification. Coppola intended to remain on Wall Street; however, he literally got stressed out of the grind. The “entrepreneurial spirit” kicked in and he decided to venture into construction. Coppola Brothers LLC was born 2015. The Coppola brothers are Frank and Miranda Coppola’s sons; Mitchell and Joseph Coppola (Frank does not have a brother).

Frank Coppola founded the American Tae Kwon Do Academy (ATKDA) in 1990, which is still thriving today. Frank is currently a 7th Degree Black Belt having continuously trained since 1986. He has proudly promoted 13 students to the rank of 5th Degree! Each one has been with him for over 20 years. He has also promoted over 206 people to the rank of First Degree and has taught at the Somerset Hills YMCA since 1993.

The secret weapon to Coppola Brothers’ success has been an extensive vetting process by Frank’s yellow Labrador retriever, Bentley. Simply put, if Bentley doesn’t like you, then Coppola Brothers is not the contractor for you. Bentley, with a single paw, transformed the company culture to embrace “dog friendly people”. Frank or Bentley would be happy to elaborate on this in person. Frank’s dog moments happen every day when Bentley reminds him TODAY is the best day ever!

Miranda Coppola

Company Officer / Co-Owner

Miranda was born and raised in the Netherlands where she got a degree in Economic Marketing. She came to the United States in 1992 as an Au-pair for a family in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Four years later she met her now favorite husband Frank and they’ve been married since 1997. Coppola Brother LLC is named after their two sons, Mitchell and Joseph. Once the children were older and each developed their own personalities, Frank and Miranda decided to redesign their company logo. Mitchell, their oldest, is the hammer, he does everything his own, hard way. Joseph is the saw, he’s very sharp.

Miranda taught preschool until her children were born. However, her love for teaching young children never stopped. One of her passions is Tae Kwon Do. She and Frank own a martial arts school called the “American Tae Kwon Do Academy”. In 1998, she decided to start a tots program for martial arts at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge, New Jersey where Frank has been teaching since 1993.

Another one of Miranda’s passions is teaching Jazzercise, she has been a certified instructor at Jazzercise Incorporated since 2009 where she teaches a couple of classes a week. She also loves going on camping trips with her family, including her dog “no-no-baddog” aka Bentley. A favorite dog memory is Bentley barking at the buffaloes on a camping trip out West!

Miranda loves working at Coppola Brothers LLC, not only because it’s her company but she loves to spend time with the family and friends that work with her!

Miranda was born and raised in the Netherlands where she got a degree in Economic Marketing. She came to the United States in 1992 as an Au-pair for a family in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Four years later she met her now favorite husband Frank and they’ve been married since 1997. Coppola Brother LLC is named after their two sons, Mitchell and Joseph. Once the children were older and each developed their own personalities, Frank and Miranda decided to redesign their company logo. Mitchell, their oldest, is the hammer, he does everything his own, hard way. Joseph is the saw, he’s very sharp.

Miranda taught preschool until her children were born. However, her love for teaching young children never stopped. One of her passions is Tae Kwon Do. She and Frank own a martial arts school called the “American Tae Kwon Do Academy”. In 1998, she decided to start a tots program for martial arts at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge, New Jersey where Frank has been teaching since 1993.

Another one of Miranda’s passions is teaching Jazzercise, she has been a certified instructor at Jazzercise Incorporated since 2009 where she teaches a couple of classes a week. She also loves going on camping trips with her family, including her dog “no-no-baddog” aka Bentley. A favorite dog memory is Bentley barking at the buffaloes on a camping trip out West!

Miranda loves working at Coppola Brothers LLC, not only because it’s her company but she loves to spend time with the family and friends that work with her!

Cindy Coppola

aka “The Warden”

Cindy grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from Trenton State College in Trenton, New Jersey. Cindy received a Bachelors Degree in Science with a minor in Math with a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education. She taught science and mathematics for several years prior to starting a family and then substitute taught in the Tewksbury school system for five years.

Cindy has three children, Frank (“favorite” son) and twin daughters Gail and Judy. Cindy raised her children in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey. The family home had acreage and a “mini farm” where they tended two horses, a black lamb, a flock of chickens and several dogs over the years. She was involved in the Pony Club and liked to ride all over Tewksbury. Cindy was the founding member of the Tewksbury Trail Association.

After her children were older, she went to work in her brother’s dental practice, North Hunterdon Dental, in Clinton, New Jersey where she was Office Manager for 32 years. Cindy retired in 2019. After taking a few months off, she got the itch to work again and joined working for her son at Coppola Brothers. Cindy enjoys organic gardening, cooking and traveling. She has been to 19 countries so far and has a “bucket list” that includes the Galapagos Islands as a destination. Cindy has five grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with.

Cindy is primarily in our New Jersey office but makes frequent trips to our Florida location. She is a vital member to the team where she is responsible for account reconciliation and other functions to keep the office running efficiently.

Cindy grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from Trenton State College in Trenton, New Jersey. Cindy received a Bachelors Degree in Science with a minor in Math with a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education. She taught science and mathematics for several years prior to starting a family and then substitute taught in the Tewksbury school system for five years.

Cindy has three children, Frank (“favorite” son) and twin daughters Gail and Judy. Cindy raised her children in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey. The family home had acreage and a “mini farm” where they tended two horses, a black lamb, a flock of chickens and several dogs over the years. She was involved in the Pony Club and liked to ride all over Tewksbury. Cindy was the founding member of the Tewksbury Trail Association.

After her children were older, she went to work in her brother’s dental practice, North Hunterdon Dental, in Clinton, New Jersey where she was Office Manager for 32 years. Cindy retired in 2019. After taking a few months off, she got the itch to work again and joined working for her son at Coppola Brothers. Cindy enjoys organic gardening, cooking and traveling. She has been to 19 countries so far and has a “bucket list” that includes the Galapagos Islands as a destination. Cindy has five grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with.

Cindy is primarily in our New Jersey office but makes frequent trips to our Florida location. She is a vital member to the team where she is responsible for account reconciliation and other functions to keep the office running efficiently.

Chad Montalvo

Logistics Coordinator & Project Management

Chad has over 20 years of experience in the construction trades. His father was a general contractor and it was his enthusiasm and pride in his work that led Chad to follow in his footsteps. Some of Chad’s earliest memories are of driving with his dad while he pointed out houses his father had built in different neighborhoods. By age 14, Chad decided he wanted to emulate his father and began working with him as often as possible.

Chad’s true passion has been residential construction. He enjoys the feeling of satisfaction you get when making someone’s dream come true and creating something with your hands is a feeling unlike any other. After eight years with Jarow Construction, Chad left to form his own company. With permission and encouragement from his father, Chad used his father’s business name, R. Montalvo Home Improvements, as a tribute and acknowledgement for all that he taught him.

Shortly after that time, Chad received a call from a general contractor that was looking for someone to come and install trim for him on a large renovation project; on this job he met Frank Coppola. It immediately became apparent to Chad that they both stood for the same values; commitment and quality of work. Like any profession, there are areas you enjoy better than others. Chad realized he enjoyed the production/hands on, logistical, problem solving side of the construction trade. Chad had a conversation with Frank that led to a clear role for him at Coppola Brothers. This move freed up Frank to go back to the office and handle the back-end work that he loved and Chad would work in the field and handle the logistical and production work.

Chad thrives in his role as Coppola Brothers. Chad handles, with the help of his Site Supervisors, the day-to-day on-job tasks, logistics, estimating and change orders, quality control, official correspondence, trade management, scheduling and any production tasks. Chad and his wife Liz moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2019 as the company expands into the North Carolina market.

Chad has a dog named Alo (pronounced Al-lew). Her name means to support, love, and cherish in Latin. Alo is a rescue dog and it was love at first sight when he saw her. She has gone to work with Chad every day since then. One day Chad expects to turn around and see her holding a hammer. Together she and “no-no bad dog” (Bentley), are the company mascots. If you walk on the job and see either dog, you can expect to find their respective human not far behind.

Chad has over 20 years of experience in the construction trades. His father was a general contractor and it was his enthusiasm and pride in his work that led Chad to follow in his footsteps. Some of Chad’s earliest memories are of driving with his dad while he pointed out houses his father had built in different neighborhoods. By age 14, Chad decided he wanted to emulate his father and began working with him as often as possible.

Chad’s true passion has been residential construction. He enjoys the feeling of satisfaction you get when making someone’s dream come true and creating something with your hands is a feeling unlike any other. After eight years with Jarow Construction, Chad left to form his own company. With permission and encouragement from his father, Chad used his father’s business name, R. Montalvo Home Improvements, as a tribute and acknowledgement for all that he taught him.

Shortly after that time, Chad received a call from a general contractor that was looking for someone to come and install trim for him on a large renovation project; on this job he met Frank Coppola. It immediately became apparent to Chad that they both stood for the same values; commitment and quality of work. Like any profession, there are areas you enjoy better than others. Chad realized he enjoyed the production/hands on, logistical, problem solving side of the construction trade. Chad had a conversation with Frank that led to a clear role for him at Coppola Brothers. This move freed up Frank to go back to the office and handle the back-end work that he loved and Chad would work in the field and handle the logistical and production work.

Chad thrives in his role as Coppola Brothers. Chad handles, with the help of his Site Supervisors, the day-to-day on-job tasks, logistics, estimating and change orders, quality control, official correspondence, trade management, scheduling and any production tasks. Chad and his wife Liz moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2019 as the company expands into the North Carolina market.

Chad has a dog named Alo (pronounced Al-lew). Her name means to support, love, and cherish in Latin. Alo is a rescue dog and it was love at first sight when he saw her. She has gone to work with Chad every day since then. One day Chad expects to turn around and see her holding a hammer. Together she and “no-no bad dog” (Bentley), are the company mascots. If you walk on the job and see either dog, you can expect to find their respective human not far behind.

Brenda Miller

Executive Assistant/Accounts Payable

Brenda resides with her husband Scott in New Jersey. They have three grown sons. She attended Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis. Prior to coming to Coppola Brothers, she worked as an IT Project Manager.

Brenda wears many hats not only at Coppola Brothers but gives her time to other community minded endeavors. She has been with the Coppola family for over 20 years. Her husband and three sons are all various degrees of Black Belts with the American Tae Kwon Do Academy, which is also part of the Coppola Family. Brenda doesn’t participate in Tae Kwon Do, but is an avid swimmer and spinner.

Brenda has a vital task at Coppola Brothers, ensuring our vendors get paid timely. She is our Accounts Payable Specialist as well as our authority on Building Permits Expediting.
Her dog Jules is a rescue dog that she picked up at a shelter. Jules is one of the frequent visitors to the Coppola Brothers office. Jules can usually be found on the couch sleeping or under the conference table with our company dog mascot, Bentley, munching on a few bones. While Brenda is busy at work, Jules has her play date.

Brenda resides with her husband Scott in New Jersey. They have three grown sons. She attended Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis. Prior to coming to Coppola Brothers, she worked as an IT Project Manager.

Brenda wears many hats not only at Coppola Brothers but gives her time to other community minded endeavors. She has been with the Coppola family for over 20 years. Her husband and three sons are all various degrees of Black Belts with the American Tae Kwon Do Academy, which is also part of the Coppola Family. Brenda doesn’t participate in Tae Kwon Do, but is an avid swimmer and spinner.

Brenda has a vital task at Coppola Brothers, ensuring our vendors get paid timely. She is our Accounts Payable Specialist as well as our authority on Building Permits Expediting.
Her dog Jules is a rescue dog that she picked up at a shelter. Jules is one of the frequent visitors to the Coppola Brothers office. Jules can usually be found on the couch sleeping or under the conference table with our company dog mascot, Bentley, munching on a few bones. While Brenda is busy at work, Jules has her play date.

Karen Skirka

Sales & Design Services

Karen grew up in New Jersey and is a vital member of the Coppola Brothers team. She has a strong interest in art/design and has a wide range of experiences in the areas of retail, service design, production, warehouse galleries and home environments. Her mission has been to “help create a beautiful, functional and safe living environment for clients”. Respect and observation are tools as important as a tape measure to her when in a client’s home. Her portfolio includes concentrations in specialty paint finishes and mural work, continuing to foster her sense of creativity and importance of color. She opened a new art studio in Easton, Pennsylvania where she displays her art. She has recently become a member of the National Kitchens and Bath Association (NKBA) where she continues to enhance her craft by learning more about the latest in 3D techniques to provide visualization to her clients.

Karen has had many dogs in her life. During her brief residence in Florida as a child, she found the best friend she ever had across the street in a cardboard box labeled “Free Puppies”. One of these puppies became her dog named Sandy. She was a scruffy mix of beagle, poodle and schnauzer. She was able to climb the tree in her family’s front yard, sit patiently at the dinner table and adopt baby mice to ducks to kittens. She soon became Karen’s best listener and by her side through everything and always greeted her with happiness.

Karen grew up in New Jersey and is a vital member of the Coppola Brothers team. She has a strong interest in art/design and has a wide range of experiences in the areas of retail, service design, production, warehouse galleries and home environments. Her mission has been to “help create a beautiful, functional and safe living environment for clients”. Respect and observation are tools as important as a tape measure to her when in a client’s home. Her portfolio includes concentrations in specialty paint finishes and mural work, continuing to foster her sense of creativity and importance of color. She opened a new art studio in Easton, Pennsylvania where she displays her art. She has recently become a member of the National Kitchens and Bath Association (NKBA) where she continues to enhance her craft by learning more about the latest in 3D techniques to provide visualization to her clients.

Karen has had many dogs in her life. During her brief residence in Florida as a child, she found the best friend she ever had across the street in a cardboard box labeled “Free Puppies”. One of these puppies became her dog named Sandy. She was a scruffy mix of beagle, poodle and schnauzer. She was able to climb the tree in her family’s front yard, sit patiently at the dinner table and adopt baby mice to ducks to kittens. She soon became Karen’s best listener and by her side through everything and always greeted her with happiness.

Linda Garvey

Website/HR/Marketing

Linda is a native of New Jersey. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing/Management. She has worked for three Fortune 500 Companies in Human Resources, Outside Sales/Account Management and Marketing. She and her husband Bob live in Hunterdon County where they have been raising three now college age sons. While raising her children she was an active band parent, boys fencing team coach/parent liaison, and a volunteer in Boys Scouts of America for 12 years. All three of her sons are Eagle Scouts. For the past 13 years she has been an Elder Care Giver and Medical Advocate for her parents. Linda enjoys power cycling, crafts and is a clarinetist with a local community band.

Linda’s “dog friendly” moment is about her silver and gray Miniature Schnauzer she grew up with named Candy. She was 19 pounds and could be picked up just like a child. There was one moment where she truly acted “childish”. It was Linda’s birthday and her mother went to get the birthday cake. We heard a big scream followed by laughter. There was Candy on top of the table enjoying the cake prior to the party!

Linda is based out of the New Jersey office. She is an integral part of the executive team and is responsible for all process documentation, licensing, and special projects.

Linda is a native of New Jersey. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing/Management. She has worked for three Fortune 500 Companies in Human Resources, Outside Sales/Account Management and Marketing. She and her husband Bob live in Hunterdon County where they have been raising three now college age sons. While raising her children she was an active band parent, boys fencing team coach/parent liaison, and a volunteer in Boys Scouts of America for 12 years. All three of her sons are Eagle Scouts. For the past 13 years she has been an Elder Care Giver and Medical Advocate for her parents. Linda enjoys power cycling, crafts and is a clarinetist with a local community band.

Linda’s “dog friendly” moment is about her silver and gray Miniature Schnauzer she grew up with named Candy. She was 19 pounds and could be picked up just like a child. There was one moment where she truly acted “childish”. It was Linda’s birthday and her mother went to get the birthday cake. We heard a big scream followed by laughter. There was Candy on top of the table enjoying the cake prior to the party!

Linda is based out of the New Jersey office. She is an integral part of the executive team and is responsible for all process documentation, licensing, and special projects.

Kate Nordstrom

Sales & Social Media

Like other members of the team Kate was born and raised in NJ. She was active in the community, played basketball for the local HS and was even the school mascot at football games. She then ventured to the Sunshine State where she majored in Communications. Kate proceeded to get certifications in Event Management, Substance disorders and worked toward a Masters in Social Work before realizing that her deep affection for hardware stores could be turned into a career move.

Kate became interested in the field of construction and remodeling as a teenager. She was able to scratch that itch by volunteering for organizations like Appalachia Service Project and Habitat for Humanity starting at age 15. Her favorite jobs on those trips were the ones that got her out of her comfort zone- think roofing and crawling under houses. By joining the Coppola Brothers team, she hopes to build upon her knowledge and build upon her skills.

When it comes to dogs there is rarely one that Kate doesn’t like. In fact, she tends to speak to most dogs like they are human and fully understand her. She believes that all dogs deserve a good home and is a big proponent of adoption. She lives with her 13lb rescue Nugget who is a Chippet (Chihuahua/Whippet) who she affectionately refers to as a “Velcro dog” for there isn’t a lap he does not enjoy.

Like other members of the team Kate was born and raised in NJ. She was active in the community, played basketball for the local HS and was even the school mascot at football games. She then ventured to the Sunshine State where she majored in Communications. Kate proceeded to get certifications in Event Management, Substance disorders and worked toward a Masters in Social Work before realizing that her deep affection for hardware stores could be turned into a career move.

Kate became interested in the field of construction and remodeling as a teenager. She was able to scratch that itch by volunteering for organizations like Appalachia Service Project and Habitat for Humanity starting at age 15. Her favorite jobs on those trips were the ones that got her out of her comfort zone- think roofing and crawling under houses. By joining the Coppola Brothers team, she hopes to build upon her knowledge and build upon her skills.

When it comes to dogs there is rarely one that Kate doesn’t like. In fact, she tends to speak to most dogs like they are human and fully understand her. She believes that all dogs deserve a good home and is a big proponent of adoption. She lives with her 13lb rescue Nugget who is a Chippet (Chihuahua/Whippet) who she affectionately refers to as a “Velcro dog” for there isn’t a lap he does not enjoy.

Mitchell Coppola

Data Entry - "Rain Man"

Mitchell Coppola is the oldest son of Frank and Miranda. Mitchell is young, talented and eager to work with his hands. Frank refers to Mitchell as being “Rain man smart”. From an early age it was noticed Mitchell had an incredible brain through his display of his mechanically inclined thought process. Mitchell is an extremely hard worker, who enjoys and takes pride in his work.

The Coppola Brothers hammer and saw logo is based off of Mitchell and his brother Joseph. Mitchell is the hammer; strong, hard and straight to the punch to get the job done. Joseph is the saw; smart, accurate and articulate.

At 16 Mitchell completed his Eagle Scout project, in total raising over seventeen thousand dollars to build a scale replica of the West Point Indoor Obstacle Course Test. This was an incredible display of skill and commitment at such a young age. His talent in construction since the project has grown exponentially.

After graduating high school, Mitchell instantly jumped straight into working for Coppola Brothers. When Frank and Miranda moved to Florida, Mitchell continued to be a part of Coppola Brothers Florida chapter where he now is a Site Supervisor alongside Kate. Mitchell aspires to one day work alongside his Father to learn how to operate the company so he may one day take over.

Mitchell is extremely family oriented. He holds strong relationships with Cindy, Frank, Miranda, Joseph and Bentley. Before Bentley, Mitchell's best friend was Elijah “Lala” a white German shepherd who sadly has passed away, but still holds a strong place in Mitchell's heart. Elijah and Mitchell grew up together spending most of their time outdoors.

Mitchell Coppola is the oldest son of Frank and Miranda. Mitchell is young, talented and eager to work with his hands. Frank refers to Mitchell as being “Rain man smart”. From an early age it was noticed Mitchell had an incredible brain through his display of his mechanically inclined thought process. Mitchell is an extremely hard worker, who enjoys and takes pride in his work.

The Coppola Brothers hammer and saw logo is based off of Mitchell and his brother Joseph. Mitchell is the hammer; strong, hard and straight to the punch to get the job done. Joseph is the saw; smart, accurate and articulate.

At 16 Mitchell completed his Eagle Scout project, in total raising over seventeen thousand dollars to build a scale replica of the West Point Indoor Obstacle Course Test. This was an incredible display of skill and commitment at such a young age. His talent in construction since the project has grown exponentially.

After graduating high school, Mitchell instantly jumped straight into working for Coppola Brothers. When Frank and Miranda moved to Florida, Mitchell continued to be a part of Coppola Brothers Florida chapter where he now is a Site Supervisor alongside Kate. Mitchell aspires to one day work alongside his Father to learn how to operate the company so he may one day take over.

Mitchell is extremely family oriented. He holds strong relationships with Cindy, Frank, Miranda, Joseph and Bentley. Before Bentley, Mitchell's best friend was Elijah “Lala” a white German shepherd who sadly has passed away, but still holds a strong place in Mitchell's heart. Elijah and Mitchell grew up together spending most of their time outdoors.