Our History

Second-generation and family-owned, Degnan Design-Build-Remodel has served the Madison area for decades. Abe Degnan grew up learning the business as a helper and carpenter. After graduating with an Architecture degree from UW-Milwaukee, Abe brought a design-oriented philosophy to the company, known in the 2000's as Degnan Design Builders, Inc.

Founded by Bob Degnan in 1981, the company was originally known as Degnan Building & Remodeling. The team carries on this legacy through a family-oriented work environment. They create satisfied clients through creative designs, professional grade communication, true craftsmanship, and expert problem solving.


Great Customer Service

98% of our customers are likely to recommend our services to a friend. We worked hard for that number.

That means 98% of our customers agreed that they enjoyed our process, they felt safe with us in their homes, and they were satisfied with the quality of our work.

Please, take a look at our independent reviews with Guild Quality. You will also find that 100% of our customers are satisfied with our level of communication, and 100% felt we were professional and organized.

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Community Service: Abe Degnan

DeForest High School
Youth Apprenticeship Program 2008-2011, 2018-2019
Technology Education Advisory Group 2010-2011

Door Creek Church, DeForest Campus
Middle School Leader and KidJam teacher, 2016-present

Lord of Love Lutheran Church
H.S. Youth Group Leader 2000-2006
Sunday School Teacher 7th and 8th Grade 2006-2016

Village of DeForest Board Member, 3 terms 2002-2008
Committee work includes:
Planning and Zoning, Former Chair
Finance and Administrative
Fire Board
Board of Review, Former Chair
Board of Zoning Appeals—Chair 2006-present
DeForest Redevelopment Authority Member

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition July 25-31, 2008

Windsor Boy Scout Troop 155
Cub Scout Den Leader, 2010-2016
Assistant Scoutmaster, 2014-present

MABA Green Built Home Makeover — Project Manager 2007 (video), 2008 (video), 2009 (video)

Our Mission

Degnan Design-Build-Remodel exists to WOW you with
Designed For Your Life solutions to the problems of your home.

Let our intentional design-build-remodel process transform your home in a way that is
beautiful, on time, and on budget.

The exceptional service you receive will help to reverse the stereotype
of the construction industry.


Our Philosophy

Do it right. It’s the only acceptable outcome.
Do it right, the first time. And when occasionally that does not work, then go back and do it again.

Do it right doesn’t necessarily mean expensive or extravagant.
Do it right means getting the fundamentals right, and it can also be
creative, fun, and unique!

Do it right means that it’s just right for you:
Designed For Your Life.


Designed For Your Life

Designed For Your Life means every detail fits.
Kitchens, bathrooms, living, and storage spaces are functional, beautiful and efficient.
Designed For Your Life also means designed for your budget.
Truthful and accurate pricing, minimal change orders, and constant communication are hallmarks of Degnan Design-Build-Remodel.


Leadership: Abe Degnan

Wisconsin Builders Association
State President, 2021
Life Director since 2017
Executive Committee, 2018-2022
Board of Directors, 2005-Present
Advocacy Committee, Former Chair
Membership Committee, Former Chair

Madison Area Builders Association
President 2010, 2013
Executive Committee 2009-2014
Board of Directors 2008-2014
Government Affairs Committee, Former Chair
Public Relations Committee
Green Committee
Career Advisory Group
Finance Committee 2009-2014

Green Built Home Steering Committee, WEI and MABA, 2005-2014


Degnan Design-Build-Remodel In The News 

Where We Work

Degnan Design-Build-Remodel provides construction services to neighborhoods throughout the Madison area including: 

Nakoma, Maple Bluff, Shorewood Hills, West Madison, East Madison, and the University area, as well as the Dane County communities of DeForest, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Verona, Fitchburg, Monona, McFarland, Middleton, and Cross Plains.