Our History

Throughout our history, it’s been our a mission to be the best partner possible.


November 6


Gary Fox when he was young
Gary Fox joins Building Systems
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.
November 6


Gary Fox attains ownership stake
Gary Fox becomes a minority shareholder of Building Systems, Inc.
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Building Systems-Findorff
Building Systems, Inc becomes a division of Findorff & Son Inc. Gary Fox leads the division.
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FoxArneson General Contractor
Nicolet Bio-Medical project
First multi-story office and manufacturing facility constructed by Building Systems-Findorff.
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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.
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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.
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FoxArneson General Cotntractor
Oakbridge project
A 50,000 sqft award-winning retail center is built on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin.
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Jim Arneson VP Operations
Jim Arneson is appointed Vice President of Operations.
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Orbit Technologies Madison WI
Space Center project
The company's first experience building to meet aerospace manufacturing standards.
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Madison Gas and Electric
Madison Gas & Electric project An office base station and vehicle storage facility for outside crew members.
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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.
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Edgewood School Madison WI
Edgewood Campus School project
The company's first experience in classroom design and construction.
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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.
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Farm & Fleet Rockton IL
Blain’s Farm & Fleet project
Blain’s Farm & Fleet large-format construction begins ongoing relationship.
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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.
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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.
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Construction Management, General Contracting and Design+Build As FoxArneson, Inc., the company continues to pursue growth in construction management, general contracting and design-build projects throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Our company has continually evolved by taking on increasingly complex challenges, broadening our capabilities and deepening our expertise. What will never change is our commitment to operating in the best interest of our clients—in all we do. It’s the approach that enables us to succeed for our clients—every time.


At FoxArneson we proudly put our name behind our product.

5972 Executive Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
608.276.4400  FAX: 608.276.4468