Who We Are
Our passion is creating buildings that work for our clients — and that we’re proud of. We are a team of highly experienced credentialed architects, engineers and construction managers who are both proud craftspeople and client-service fanatics.
Jim Arneson, P.E.
Carrie Arneson, CPA
Chairman of the Board
Gary Fox attains ownership stake
Gary Fox becomes a minority shareholder of Building Systems, Inc.
Building Systems, Inc becomes a division of Findorff & Son Inc. Gary Fox leads the division.
Divestiture from Findorff
Building Systems-Findorff becomes its own corporation, named Building Systems General Corp. Gary Fox is appointed president, leveraging his experience in every area of construction — from estimating and accounting to project development and project management.
Jim Arneson VP Operations
Jim Arneson is appointed Vice President of Operations.
Gary Fox buys out the company
Gary Fox buys out Building Systems General Corporation from J.H. Findorff & Son. Jim and Carrie Arneson become minority shareholders.
Name change to FoxArneson
Name change to FoxArneson reflects both the founding heritage and 2nd-generation leadership of the company. Jim Arneson succeeds Gary Fox as president and owner and Gary Fox is appointed Chairman of the Board.
Construction Management, General Contracting and Design+Build
FoxArneson completed the 18th Woodman’s Food Market in Lakemoor, IL with the design+build delivery method. FoxArneson managed the UW Warf office renovation project. Along with renovating the fourth floor of Henry Mall for the Office of Strategic Consulting.
University of Wisconsin Madison Projects
Revamped the original 1954 Ingraham Hall classrooms. Created a state-of-the-art A/V classroom at the Pyle Center. Renovated Engineering Hall’s entrance on the UW campus. Renovated classrooms at Bascom/Van Vleck Hall.
Grocery Market Growth
FoxArneson started building a new Woodman’s Food Market, Gas & Lube and Car Wash center in Bloomingdale, IL. Started construction on Woodman’s unattended gas stations in Buffalo Grove and Lakemoor, Illinois. The Woodman’s gas/lube & car wash was rebuilt on the east side of Madison. FoxArneson completed Hy-Vee Ailes Online Kiosk to meet needs of online grocery shopping.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet Project Ramp Up
FoxArneson remodeled a Shopko store into a Blain’s Farm & Fleet in Monroe, WI. Started Blain’s Farm & Fleet Oak Creek remodel by downsizing the sales floor to increase warehouse storage and add drive-up canopy.