Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight April 2016

Posted on: April 1, 2016 8:00 am

The Myers Y. Cooper Company

Business Description: 

Family Owned & Operated Commercial Real Estate Developer

Business Address: 5050 E. Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone Number: 513-248-8350

Website: www.cooper-co.com

Get to know the the owner, Raymond K. Cooper, II.

What is your favorite part or your job?
In connection with our leasing activity, meeting people and learning about their business and how we can work together is interesting and rewarding.  On the development side: building projects that become part of the fabric of the community and serve a useful purpose.

Do you or your business donate to any charities? Which ones? Why?
A part of our company culture is engagement with the community, among the activities we are engaged; Springer School and Center, Cincinnati Squash Academy, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity.  Our company contributes to Montgomery Food Share, Fine Arts Fund, United Way, etc.

What is your key to success?
Attention to detail, following through and follow up.  Our customers appreciate thorough responses and prompt results.  These attributes contribute to long term relationships.

If you could get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?
Good health – without it pursuit of other endeavors is compromised.

Best advice anyone has given you?
“Pay attention to the details” was hammered into my head by mentor Pete Redman when I was a youngster just starting in the business.  My associate, Julia Jones, prefers “If Plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.”

Do you have any pets? How many? What kind? Names?
Our office staff own a variety of domestic animals who care for us and us them. Cats & dogs are the main source for our affections but horses are on the list too.

Where did you grow up?
The Coopers are a long time Cincinnati Family.  I am a fourth generation Cincinnatian and there are two Cooper generations following.

Have you read a book recently that you would recommend?
Always have something to read, Shadow Country by: Peter Matthiessen , is historic fiction about the early years of south Florida.   The Wright Brothers by David McCullough is a wonderful read about local boys who achieved great success in spite of numerous setbacks.

What is your favorite hangout spot in Cincinnati?
Our city is blessed with many great spots to hang out, Eden Park, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Cincinnati Museum Center.  Depending on the weather & mood, we have many favorites to choose from.

What is your favorite thing about owning a business in Montgomery?
The government and its citizens care deeply for the community. Their engagement in community affairs has kept Montgomery one of greater Cincinnati's finest places to live.