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 designers, engineers and construction managers who are both proud craftspeople and client-service fanatics.

Leadership Team

Jim Arneson, P.E.


Carrie Arneson, CPA


Gary Fox

Chairman of the Board

Our History



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.  


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.


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.  


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.


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.

Woodman's Altoona

16th Woodman’s Food Markets project Completion of 16th Woodman’s Food Markets large-format grocery store and adjoining gas station/convenience store complex.

Farm & Fleet Rockton IL

Blain’s Farm & Fleet project Blain’s Farm & Fleet large-format construction begins ongoing relationship.

Edgewood School Madison WI

Edgewood Campus School project The company’s first experience in classroom design and construction.

Woodman's Headquarters in Janesville, WI

Woodman’s Food Markets Corporate Headquarters project A focal-point, 3-story office building is built to house Woodman’s Food Markets’ new corporate headquarters.


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.

Madison Gas and Electric

Madison Gas & Electric project An office base station and vehicle storage facility for outside crew members.

Orbit Technologies Madison WI

Space Center project The company’s first experience building to meet aerospace manufacturing standards.


Jim Arneson VP Operations Jim Arneson is appointed Vice President of Operations.

FoxArneson General Cotntractor

Oakbridge project A 50,000 sqft award-winning retail center is built on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin.

Woodman's in 1983

Woodman’s Food Markets project The first large-format store is constructed by Building Systems. This begins a working relationship with Woodman’s Food Markets that is still going strong today.


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.

FoxArneson General Contractor

Nicolet Bio-Medical project First multi-story office and manufacturing facility constructed by Building Systems-Findorff.


Building Systems-Findorff Building Systems, Inc becomes a division of Findorff & Son Inc. Gary Fox leads the division.


Gary Fox attains ownership stake Gary Fox becomes a minority shareholder of Building Systems, Inc.

Gary Fox when he was young

Gary Fox joins Building Systems, Inc, as a design draftsman, beginning his career in commercial construction. Building Systems provides full construction, build-outs and remodels.

“Work ethic and integrity is what you get when you work with FoxArneson. ”

Joyce Wodka – Business Manager Edgewood Campus School

“They are not looking to work for somebody, they are looking to work with them.”

Mike Froseth – Senior Construction Project Manager Blain’s Farm & Fleet

“Their attention to detail, service and turnaround time is extraordinary, whether it’s a conceptual site plan or an estimate for roadway. ”

Bret Backus – Vice President of Real Estate Woodman’s Food Markets, Inc.