"We wanted to tell you how excited we are with the finished product. We spent a long time looking for this house in Wisconsin and bought it because of the location and the potential. You have made the potential a fact. Even though living through 3 months of remodeling isn't a whole lot of fun, you made it as painless as it could be. You and your subcontractors were extremely conscientious about property and the neighbors, making sure the site was clean and even the road was cleared of mud. You became a member of the family. Each person who worked on the project seemed to have the same pride in their work and the outcome as you do. We really appreciated that you took the time to clean up every day which made it eaiser for us to live in the rest of the house. We are in awe of the workmanship. At the beginning we only knew what we didn't want; you and your designers were patient and helped us to achieve what we DID want. "
-- Marilyn & Harold Silvester, Sun Prairie
"The finished job is excellent in every respect. You hit both of the construction targets - the job was on time and under budget. All of the people you employ are outstanding. They do excellent work, were very pleasant to have around and were careful of our property as they worked. They cleaned up in good fashion. It's been a pleasure working with you and all of your people. Keep doing what you are doing and I know you will have a fabulously sucessful business."
-- Dale Mathwich, Maple Bluff
"Thank you so much for all you hard work on our addition. We've received so many compliments and have passed your name on to everyone that has asked about our contractors. Good job."
-- Kim & Ross DuBois, DeForest
"You have continued to raise the bar in our home, and we like it. Thanks again for both your good work and your friendship."
-- Fred & Barb Arnold, Madison
"Anthony should take great pride in his craftsmanship! We will highly recemmend you for any project. If we do any future remodels, we will certainly call you. You are a true professional. Thank you for everything!"
-- Steve & Katie Bernth, Madison
"A million thanks! I sit in my newly remodeled home and can't stop smiling. Thanks to Abe's design and Bob's quality carpentry skills it has every detail I'd hoped to find in a brand new house, but I was able to stay in my old neighborhood. And my boys can still come HOME to visit. You maximize every square inch to fit my lifestyle. The whirlpool, walk-in closet and laundry are the envy of friends on every house tour. You have a top notch business, attend every detail and work professionally with some great trade contractors. I was very satisfied with the results."
-- Suzi Herbst, DeForest
"Degnan Design Builders remodeled our kitchen, dining, living and bath rooms and built a garage addition. Their quality and speed of work was superb. They were wonderful to work with from design through the final finishing work. Their commitment to quality was appreciated throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Degnan Design Builders to anyone interested in remodeling, additions or new construction."
-- Todd Keitel
Bill and Barb Ditscheit are enjoying their remodeling project at their residence in DeForest. A sunroom was added to their 30 year old home as well as a bay window upgrade. Barb comments: "The quality of the work makes the project worthwhile. At one point I remember saying to Bob Degnan, 'Ok, that looks good enough!' Bob replied, '…not good enough for me!' and continued to work on the floor boards until they met his high standards."
Both Barb and Bill praised the drywall and electrical crew for their neatness on the job: "If we had another project, there would be no question who would do it. We are so pleased with our addition! Your perfectionism shines in our new sunroom!"
-- Bill & Barb Ditscheit, DeForest
Connecting the formerly secluded kitchen to the remodeled dining room has become the focal point of the kitchen remodel at the home of Dick & Betty Lubinsky in Sun Prairie. The Lubinskys chose Degnan Design Builders because, after interviewing other contractors, "We felt that Degnan Design Builders was more forthcoming and honest with answers to our questions regarding our project."
-- Dick & Betty Lubinsky, Sun Prairie
A new home for Gene and Sharon Freund was quick and rewarding! Sharon said, "Our entire project was on time and on budget. The process took about 8 months from initial contact to finished home. The finished product made it worth the wait-our dream home!"
The Freund home was entirely designed and constructed by Degnan Design Builders, with details such as drywall and electrical subcontracted out, under Degnan supervision. The Freunds note: "We got bids from three contractors. We were impressed with Degnan's attention to detail. They took time with us and were patient with the revisions we made to the design during the construction process."
The Freund home is also a Wisconsin Energy Star® Home that offers high efficiency energy use and comfort all through the year, for years to come.
"Our heating bills have ben low throughout the winter. A high efficiency furnace was installed and the finished basement floor was insulated as well. The air conditioning system is certainly efficient in hotter weather," comments Gene Freund.
All homes constructed by Degnan Design Builders meet Wisconsin Energy Star® Homes standards.
-- Gene & Sharon Freund, DeForest
A sunroom addition to the home of Steve and Sandy Kahl in DeForest included a bathroom remodeling.
Sandy comments, "We interviewed three other contractors and picked Degnan Design Builders because they were willing to work with us to modify remodeling plans to fit our budget."
Communication was a big factor for the Kahls: "We had two revisions- Abe Degnan definitely presented good suggestions and we felt he listened closely to our concerns. Construction itself was prompt and someone was always on the job. We were always notified when there was even part of a day when the crew needed to be somewhere else."
Steve and Sandy are enjoying their "new" home. "The new windows and siding have been a big 'draft' improvement and the entire experience was excellent!" says Sandy.
-- Steve & Sandy Kahl, DeForest
One of the major goals for Bev and Roger Leonhardt was to save energy with a siding, insulation, and window replacement. Bev says, "The added insulation and quality Andersen windows have made a difference in heating and cooling our home. The furnace and air conditioner do not run as much, even on windy days. There are no drafts or icy windows!"
Bob Degnan took extra care in fitting new soffit. Bev comments: "He took extra time to do the corner fitting neatly. We notice other homes not finished this way and appreciate how nice our looks."
Most of all, the Leonhardts appreciated the service and communication provided by Degnan Design Builders. They comment: "Degnan was teriffic to work with- always pleasant, courteous and helpful! We liked that our yard was neatly cleaned up each day when work ended. Abe's suggestion to use high quality Andersen windows and new door (between the garage and house) was appreciated, especially now that we've seen the savings!"
-- Roger & Bev Leonhardt, DeForest
As a stay-at-home mother, one of the biggest concerns for Susan Williams was finding a trustworthy contractor. Susan comments, "Honestly, when we met Bob Degnan one of the considerations was whether I felt comfortable with him in the house-and we felt very comfortable right away." Alan & Susan say, "This was true with all the subcontractors."
Communication was vital to the contractor-client relationship. Susan notes that the proposal was professional and complete. She says, "This was our first experience with hiring a contractor and we had lots of questions. Bob and Abe were always professional, kind, and patient-whether they were at our home or on the cell phone in another location!"
-- Alan & Susan Williams, DeForest
After Degnan Design Builders revised their design and constructed an addition for Marc & Sue Stafford, Marc notes the quality design provided by Abe Degnan. "Use of in-floor hydronic heating for winter and multiple windows on the east, south, and west exposure for breezes and sunlight is successful. Your help in the decision to use large Andersen windows was crucial." Breezes on the Arlington prairie help keep the home cool in the summer, while airtight, quality construction keeps it warm in the winter!
Marc and Sue are extremely satisfied with the Degnan Design Builders team. Marc says, "Degnan Design Builders is truly professional. You have tried and true subcontractors who give us peace of mind. Again, thank you for the fine job!"
-- Marc & Sue Stafford, Arlington
Degnan Design Builders established a trusting relationship with John and Barb Komoroske during their sunroom addition. John notes, "If we were to remodel or build we would probably not get any other bids. We would just ask you to do it. We trust you!"
-- John & Barb Komoroske, Sun Prairie
Looking forward to more warm weather, Bart and Shirley Klotzbach expressed their satisfaction with Degnan Design Builders. Bart writes, "Shirley and I sincerely appreciate the manner in which you conducted yourselves during construction of our screen porch." After Degnan Design Builders' electrician and landscaper completed their work, Bart noted, "We also appreciate your integrity in passing along the under-budget savings." Degnan Design Builders quality is always evident. "It looks great," Bart says.
-- Bart & Shirley Klotzbach, Sun Prairie