Know That You'll Be In Good Hands.

Our goal is to wow you with a plan that has been designed for your life. You can trust that with our team, your end result will be a space that is beautiful, on time, and on budget, as we work hard to provide you the very best service. We work hard to ensure that every project is completed to your utmost satisfaction, and with as little disruption to your lives as possible.

98% of our customers are likely to recommend our services to a friend. 98%, we’re pretty proud. 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.

Degnan Design Build Team
Our project was completed on time and on budget despite unexpected hindrances. We knew what was going on every step of the way and there were no surprises or hidden costs. DDBR helped walk us through every step of the project, answering questions and educating us in areas where we lack knowledge. They spoiled us with clear communication, outstanding service and unparalleled quality.
— A Recent DeForest Customer


Abe Degnan - President

Abe is president and designer of the team, and also manages day-to-day business operations. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at UW Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has earned his Certified Graduate Remodeler ™(CGR), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designations though the NAHB. 

My goal is to ensure that my team completes your project on time, on budget, and more beautiful than you could have imagined.
— Abe


Andrea Brown - Project Designer & Estimator

Andrea completed her five year undergraduate/Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas. She participated in Studio 804, a design-build program that sparked her interest in construction and green construction. The LEED Platinum project she completed received a Holcim award in 2011 and was featured in Architect Magazine. Her passion for architectural design can be traced back to her childhood where she discovered a love for drawing and interpreting floor plans.

I love my role because I get to see my clients’ dreams come into reality. I get to see them excited. I enjoy getting to know my clients. The better I know them, the better I can do my job.
— Andrea


Anthony Caracci - Production Manager

Anthony's years of experience as a project manager and lead carpenter make him an essential member of the Degnan team. Anthony is primary Project Manager for all Degnan Design building and remodeling. His carpentry skills mastery and superior attention to communication and detail  make him a valued leader at each site.

“I find the before and after transformation the most rewarding. To take an aspect or area of our clients home that was underwhelming, outdated, or underutilized, and turn it into a functional and WOW inspiring space is a lot of fun!”
— Anthony


Amy Volkmann - Office Manager

Amy has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters in Business Administration. After graduating from Lakeland College with her MBA in 2008, she began teaching in both the MBA program and in the undergraduate programs. The classes she teaches are Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Organizational Effectiveness. Amy worked in municipal government as administrator/clerk/treasurer for over 17 years. Her experience and skills make her a huge asset to the Degnan team.

I like knowing that what I do helps keep the company on track so important goals can be met.
— Amy


PJ Ender - Lead Carpenter

PJ graduated with his B.S. in Graphic Design in 2002. Finding the employment market to be saturated and unable to find a job, he was able to fall back on his expertise as a laborer with experience in framing, roofing, and siding. His experience working with a commercial general contractor allowed him to improve upon his skills and gain the knowledge and necessary ability to begin his own company. These years of experience and expertise in the field are what led him to become the Lead Carpenter for Degnan Design Build Remodel.

I like tearing down the walls and opening up confined spaces. When the client sees the new open space for the first time, or light reaches new spots in their home, their eyes light up and they always say “Wow!” When the finishing touches like the walls get painted, trim gets installed, and counter tops go in - it’s at that point which the client greatly anticipates the new look their home has at the end of every day. When they smile, I smile.
— Pj

Initially I intended to build the deck myself. I am so glad that I chose Degnan Design Builders. Anthony, the carpenter, addressed details that I never would have noticed. My deck is beautiful and I am glad I left the work to a true craftsman.
— Sun Prairie, WI, Client
Abe Degnan and associates were very easy to work with on every stage, from beginning discussions and planning (where well-drafted illustrations helped ‘see’ the project), a thorough review of material choices, inspections demands & licensing needed, and time frames with cost limitations. The work was done as promised and on time.
— Madison, WI, Client