Arnold M. Graton

603.968.3621

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OUR TEAM

Arnold M. Graton Associates, Inc consists of 50 years of Covered Bridge rehabilitation and construction. Authenticity is our primary goal.

During the flood control of the 1950’s, Graton Associates was hired to remove covered bridges from the rivers that were in the flood plain.   This process started the unique career of restoring and building new covered bridges. I worked with my Father, Milton S. Graton, doing 'site work' until the mid 1950’s, when I became a full partner (Graton Associates). In 1958, my father and I made the natural move to Covered Bridges. This is the time when “Flood Control” was starting up in Northern New England and Covered Bridges were in the path. When a Covered Bridge gets to be about 100 to 150 years of age, the years of neglect start to take their toll. When asked to relocate one of these historic structures, my Father and I often had to give the bridge a little additional support before the move could take place. In 1958, my Father and I, as partners built our first Covered Bridge in Campton, NH, then our next was Woodstock, VT in 1968.

My Father and I worked together until well past his retirement and I continued on with new Covered Bridges and the restorations beyond my Father’s death at 85 years of age. I purchased my fathers interest in the business years before his death, and I became the sole proprietor of
Arnold M. Graton Associates. We have now built 16 new Covered Bridges, restored 65 Covered Bridges and 2 Iron Truss Bridges.

Our team includes:

  • Arnold M. Graton
  • Don Walker
  • Meg Dansereau
  • Tim Dansereau
The crew
Don Walker.....Tim Dansereau....Meg Dansereau....Arnold M. Graton

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