Cooper Barrette Consulting began in 1991 when Lynn Fricke and Gary Cooper, both past Directors of the Accident Investigation Division at Northwestern University Traffic Institute, teamed up to create Fricke Cooper Engineering. In 1993, Roger W. Barrette left his position with the Lake County Illinois Sheriff's Department to join the company. When Mr. Fricke retired, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Barrette formed Cooper Barrette Consulting, LLC. Mr. Barrette became the primary owner of Cooper Barrette in 2019. Mr. Hyde joined the team as a technician in 2004 and now provides consulting and reconstruction services for the team.